Saltmarsh Conservation, Management and Restoration

Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

  • J. Patrick Doody

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pages 1-16
  3. Pages 17-31
  4. Pages 32-47
  5. Pages 48-73
  6. Pages 74-89
  7. Pages 108-125
  8. Pages 126-138
  9. Pages 139-164
  10. Pages 165-186
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 187-218

About this book

Introduction

Coastal habitats provide the link between the land and the sea. They are dynamic, combine to form ecosystems of great complexity and provide significant areas for wildlife. Their landscapes are treasured by visitors, painters and musicians. They also provide locations for significant economic activity and are intimately bound up with fisheries, providing food and shelter for some species of commercially exploited fish stocks. The habitats themselves provide a buffer to tides and wave action, which may be particularly important in areas where relative sea level is rising and during storm periods. Managing these assets in the face of continuing pressure from human populations on a sustainable basis is a major task.

Keywords

Marsh Vegetation climaticchange coastalecosystems coastalmanagement coastalrestoration development ecosystem environment saltmarshes

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Patrick Doody
    • 1
  1. 1.National Coastal ConsultantsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5748-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4603-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5748-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6434
  • About this book