Mudflat Ecology

  • Peter G. Beninger

Part of the Aquatic Ecology Series book series (AQEC, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Peter G. Beninger, David M. Paterson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jerónimo Pan, Paula D. Pratolongo, Diana G. Cuadrado
    Pages 11-42
  4. Daniel J. Mayor, Barry Thornton, Holly Jenkins, Stacey L. Felgate
    Pages 43-61
  5. Cédric Hubas, Claire Passarelli, David M. Paterson
    Pages 63-90
  6. Suzanne C. Dufour
    Pages 169-184
  7. Peter G. Beninger, Diana Cuadrado, Johan van de Koppel
    Pages 185-211
  8. David W. Thieltges, Kim N. Mouritsen, Robert Poulin
    Pages 213-242
  9. Claire Passarelli, Cédric Hubas, David M. Paterson
    Pages 243-269
  10. Jennifer Ruesink
    Pages 271-308
  11. Kimberley J. Mathot, Theunis Piersma, Robert W. Elner
    Pages 309-338
  12. Peter G. Beninger
    Pages 339-363
  13. Peter G. Beninger, Sandra E. Shumway
    Pages 365-387
  14. Peter G. Beninger, Inna Boldina
    Pages 389-419
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 421-429

About this book


Intertidal mudflats are distinct, highly-productive marine habitats which provide important ecosystem services to the land-sea interface. In contrast to other marine habitats, and despite a large body of primary scientific literature, no comprehensive synthesis exists, such that the scattered knowledge base lacks an integrated conceptual framework. We attempt to provide this synthesis by pulling together and contextualizing the different disciplines, tools, and approaches used in the study of intertidal mudflats. The editor pays particular attention to relationships between the various components of the synthesis, both at the conceptual and the operational levels, validating these relationships through close interaction with the various authors.


Aquafauna Biofilm Chemosybiosis Ecosystem Services Food Web Intertidal Land-Sea Interface Marine Habitat Microbiota Sea-Land Interface Shorebird

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter G. Beninger
    • 1
  1. 1.MMS, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de NantesNantesFrance

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