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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. B

    1. Barrier Spits

      • Wenyan Zhang
      Pages 53-53
    2. Beach Management

      • Mafalda Marques Carapuço
      Pages 53-55
    3. Beach Processes

      • Vic Semeniuk, Margaret Brocx
      Pages 55-73
    4. Benthic Ecology

      • Marguerite C. Pelletier
      Pages 73-74
    5. Bioaccumulation

      • Monica Ferreira da Costa, Helena do Amaral Kehrig, Isabel Maria Neto da Silva Moreira
      Pages 74-75
    6. Bioavailability

      • Monica Ferreira da Costa, Helena do Amaral Kehrig, Isabel Maria Neto da Silva Moreira
      Pages 75-75
    7. Biochemical Oxygen Demand

      • Manuel Flores Montes
      Pages 75-76
    8. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures

      • Luca Ragaini
      Pages 76-81
    9. Biogenous Sediment

      • Lluís Gómez-Pujol
      Pages 81-81
    10. Bioindicators

      • Stephen A. Bortone
      Pages 82-82
    11. Biomagnification

      • Monica Ferreira da Costa, Helena do Amaral Kehrig, Isabel Maria Neto da Silva Moreira
      Pages 82-83
    12. Biomonitors

      • Vanessa Hatje
      Pages 83-84
    13. Bioremediation

      • Monia El Bour
      Pages 84-85
    14. Bivalve Aquaculture

      • John N. Kraeuter
      Pages 85-88
    15. Bivalve Molluscs

      • Loren D. Coen, Raymond E. Grizzle
      Pages 89-109
    16. Blue Carbon

      • Judith Z. Drexler
      Pages 109-109
    17. Blue Crabs

      • Paul R. Jivoff
      Pages 109-110
    18. Bulkheads

      • Harry C. Friebel
      Pages 110-111
  2. C

    1. Carbon Sequestration

      • Judith Z. Drexler
      Pages 113-113
    2. Cheniers and Regressive Bedforms

      • Federico Ignacio Isla, Jose Manuel Bedmar
      Pages 113-121

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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Buying options

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