Estuaries

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Abstract

Estuaries are among the most productive and valuable ecosystems on the planet, offering a wide array of ecosystem services to human beings and wildlife. They are also the among the most impacted by human activities.

Keywords

Estuarine classification Salt wedge Partially and well mixed estuaries Fjords and lagoons Tidal rhythms Productivity Biodiversity Ecosystem services Human impacts 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Acadia Centre for Estuarine ResearchAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada

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