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  • © 2016

Encyclopedia of Estuaries

  • Encompasses the broad spectrum of natural phenomena in estuarine systems

  • Authoritatively and comprehensively details the state-of-the-art of estuarine science

  • Unifies estuarine biology, chemistry, geology, and physics in a carefully edited reference work

  • Reviews and clarifies current knowledge and recent advances on estuaries

  • Constitutes a most comprehensive and multidisciplinary source of information on estuaries

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (EESS)

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Table of contents (269 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix
  2. A

    1. Adaptive Governance

      • Kalle Matso
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adaptive Management

      • Kate Buenau, Michael Anderson
      Pages 1-2
    3. Aerobic Environments

      • Ayman A. Elgamal
      Pages 2-2
    4. Age

      • Lisa V. Lucas
      Pages 3-4
    5. Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping (ALTM)

      • Michael J. Starek
      Pages 4-7
    6. Algal Blooms

      • Patricia M. Glibert
      Pages 7-16
    7. Alkalinity

      • Evgeniy Yakushev
      Pages 17-17
    8. Amphipods

      • Alistair G. B. Poore
      Pages 17-18
    9. Anadromous

      • Charles A. Simenstad
      Pages 18-19
    10. Anaerobic Environments

      • Ayman A. Elgamal
      Pages 19-19
    11. Anoxia, Hypoxia, And Dead Zones

      • Robert J. Diaz
      Pages 19-29
    12. Anthropogenic Impacts

      • Michael J. Kennish
      Pages 29-35
    13. Archaea

      • Antje Rusch
      Pages 35-37
    14. Artificial Reef

      • Stephen A. Bortone
      Pages 37-41
    15. Autotrophic

      • Antje Rusch
      Pages 41-42
  3. B

    1. Back Dune

      • Ken Munyikwa
      Pages 43-43
    2. Backbarrier

      • Joseph F. Donoghue
      Pages 43-46
    3. Bar

      • J. Javier Diez, Efren M. Veiga
      Pages 46-47
    4. Barrier Island

      • Wenyan Zhang
      Pages 47-52

About this book

The Encyclopedia of Estuaries, part of Springer's Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, provides a single, state-of-the-art, comprehensive reference volume on estuaries for research scientists, educators, students, and others. Consisting of almost 270 subject entries in an easy-to-use format, this volume covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. In total more than 225 authors from around the world have contributed to the encyclopedia on such diverse subjects as biotic communities, essential habitats, food webs, fisheries, hydrology, pollution, conservation, and many more. The Encyclopedia of Estuaries will meet the needs of professionals worldwide by supplying detailed information from world-class estuarine and marine scientists as well as experts from other fields of study.

Keywords

  • Delta
  • Estuarine Biology
  • Estuarine Chemistry
  • Estuarine Geology
  • Estuarine Physics
  • Estuary
  • coastal sciences
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • water quality and water pollution

Reviews

“From algal blooms to delta plain to invasive species to microfauna to wetlands, users will find foundational information about the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. The book is easy to navigate as it lists individual topics in the table of contents, uses guide words, and provides subject and author indexes. … This reliable and scholarly resource is highly recommended for academic and public libraries.” (American Reference Books Annual ARBA, June, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

    Michael J. Kennish

About the editor

Michael J. Kennish is a world-class estuarine scientist and a research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA). In addition to his research on estuaries, Dr. Kennish has conducted biological and geological research on coastal ocean and deep-sea environments. Much of his research has involved the development and application of innovative methods to assess anthropogenic impacts and to determine the condition and health of coastal ecosystems. Dr. Kennish is the author or editor of 14 scholarly books in marine science, and he is the author or co-author of more than 170 articles in science journals and books. In addition, he has edited 7 compendium science journal special issues on various topics in marine science.

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eBook USD 549.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-017-8801-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 549.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)