Coastal Lagoons

Critical Habitats of Environmental Change

Author: Michael J. Kennish,Hans W. Paerl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420088319

Category: Computers

Page: 568

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Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make coastal lagoons vital ecosystems underline the importance of sound management strategies for long-term environmental and resource sustainability. Written by an internationally renowned group of contributors, Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change examines the function and structure of coastal lagoonal ecosystems and the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect them. The contributors examine the susceptibility of coastal lagoons to eutrophication, the indicators of eutrophic conditions, the influences of natural factors such as major storms, droughts and other climate effects, and the resulting biotic and ecosystem impairments that have developed worldwide. They provide detailed descriptions of the physical-chemical and biotic characteristics of diverse coastal lagoonal ecosystems, and address the environmental factors, forcing features, and stressors affecting hydrologic, biogeochemical, and trophic properties of these important water bodies. They also discuss the innovative tools and approaches used for assessing ecological change in the context of anthropogenically- and climatically-mediated factors. The book investigates the biogeochemical and ecological responses to nutrient enrichment and other pollutants in lagoonal estuaries and compares them to those in other estuarine types. With editors among the most noted international scholars in coastal ecology and contributors who are world-class in their fields, the chapters in this volume represent a wide array of studies on natural and anthropogenic drivers of change in coastal lagoons located in different regions of the world. Although a significant number of journal articles on the subject can be found in the literature, this book provides a single-source reference for coastal lagoons within the arena of the global environment.
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Coastal Lagoon Processes

Author: B. Kjerfve

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080870984

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 5833

This is a broad-based review of the environmental, oceanographic, engineering, and management aspects of coastal lagoons summarized in a convenient single volume. A comprehensive literature review, as well as references add to the utility of this volume, creating an invaluable resource for academics, scientists, and laymen.
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Coastal Lagoons

Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development

Author: I. Ethem Gonenc,John P. Wolflin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 020349332X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development describes the concepts, models, and data needed to design and implement management programs for long-term sustainability of coastal lagoons. Based on a project conducted under the auspices of NATO-CCMS, the book provides information and methodologies essential for selecting the most appropriate solution for a targeted lagoon environment, highlights issues that must be taken into account for optimal evaluation, and illustrates what short- and long-term changes that can be expected from the application of models presented. This book is a valuable tool for managers designing a sound, ecosystem oriented, model-based sustainable development solution.
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Intertidal Deposits

River Mouths, Tidal Flats, and Coastal Lagoons

Author: Doeke Eisma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849380495

Category: Science

Page: 544

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Intertidal Deposits: River Mouths, Tidal Flats, and Coastal Lagoons combines the authors personal and professional experience with the mass of available literature to present a cohesive overview of intertidal deposits and the widely diverse conditions of their formation worldwide. This includes the strong influence of water movements, climate, sediment particle characteristics, vegetation, fauna, and man. Intertidal areas are important for many reasons both scientifically and economically and recently, a growing concern for conservation of these fragile regions strives to preserve and protect their natural balance. This book, written by an international expert in the field, concentrates on the more important intertidal areas distinguished by size and morphology, tidal range, the degree and type of vegetational cover, the amount and type of benthic fauna, the extent of human exploitation, and the degree of previous study.
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Coastal Lagoons

Author: R. S. K. Barnes

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521299459

Category: Nature

Page: 106

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This book reviews the origin, development, morphology, environment and ecology of the world's coastal lagoons. There are particularly extensive series of lagoons - areas of salt or brackish water separated from the adjacent sea by a low-lying sand or shingle barrier - along the eastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts of the USA, in Mexico itself, in Brazil, West Africa, Natal, southern and eastern India, south-west and south-east Australia, Alaska, Siberia and around the shores of the Mediterranean, southern Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas. In several of these areas they support important fisheries. This book summarises what is known of the formation and fate of lagoons, the lagoonal environment, lagoonal ecology, the strategies of lagoonal species, the human use of lagoons, besides containing a general introduction and a section on methods for the study of coastal lagoons.
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Ernest Hodgkin's Swanland

Estuaries and Coastal Lagoons of South-western Australia

Author: Anne Brearley

Publisher: UWA Publishing

ISBN: 1920694382

Category: Nature

Page: 550

View: 4360

Synthesis of the results of may years of research on Estuarine environments form the Murchison to Esperance, Western Australia.
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Coastal Lagoons

Geology, Characteristics and Diversity

Author: Carole Snyder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781536102864

Category:

Page: 105

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The term lagoon is derived from the Italian laguna, which originally referred to the waters around Venice but currently denotes a variety of geomorphologically and ecologically defined systems, including atoll lagoons and coastal lagoons. While the former are restricted to tropical latitudes, coastal lagoons are common features of the coasts of all continents, occurring, as they do, along about 13 percent of the worlds shorelines. This book reviews the geology, characteristics and diversity of coastal lagoons.
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Coastal Lagoons in Europe

Integrated Water Resource Strategies

Author: Geoffrey D. Gooch

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1780406282

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are flexible and usually able to cope with environmental change, yet nowadays they are under threat. This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures. The book focuses on addressing these challenges through integrated management strategies seen in a land-sea and science-stakeholder-policy perspective. Pan-European management challenges are seen from the context of the perspectives of Policy, Environment and Modelling. Four case study lagoons in different geographical locations in Europe provide examples of some of the practical experiences and results around these challenges. Possible impacts on drainage basins and lagoons are introduced through integrated scenarios which were developed through a multi-science and land-lagoon science perspective combined with interactions and contributions from stakeholders and citizens. Issues around climate change impacts on environmental conditions in both drainage basins and lagoons are also included. The book derives from a collaborative EC-funded project entitled 'Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management in European Lagoons in the Context of Climate Change' comprising nine partner institutes with a wide diversity in the scientific disciplines covered. Editors: Ana I. Lillebo, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Per Stalnacke, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway; Geoffrey D. Gooch, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
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The Coastal ecosystems of West Africa

coastal lagoons, estuaries, and mangroves : a workshop report, Dakar, 11-15 June, 1979

Author: Unesco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 60

View: 8145

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Coastal Lagoon Eutrophication and ANaerobic Processes (C.L.E.AN.)

Nitrogen and Sulfur Cycles and Population Dynamics in Coastal Lagoons A Research Programme of the Environment Programme of the EC (DG XII)

Author: Pierre Caumette,Jacques Castel,Rodney Herbert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400917449

Category: Science

Page: 226

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This multidisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews our current knowledge of the effects of urban, industrial and agricultural pollution on the biology of shallow coastal marine lagoons. All the authors are internationally recognized authorities and have had many years of experience in their respective fields. The major strength of this volume is that it integrates several fields of research including biogeochemistry, marine microbiology, marine algology and marine zoology. By adopting such a strategy the reader is provided with a clear insight of the key processes involved in lagoon eutrophication and dystrophy and their impact on the different biological communities which live in such environments. This book will therefore provide an essential reference work for environmental biologists, ecologists, microbiologists and those involved in the management and commercial exploitation of these economically important ecosystems.
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Management of coastal lagoon fisheries and aquaculture in Italy

Author: G. D. Ardizzone,S. Cataudella,R. Rossi

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN: 9789251026687

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 103

View: 4618

The report includes an inventory and characterization of the Italian coastal lagoons, their environmental characteristics, exploited species, fishing gears, kinds of management and yields obtained and administrative, economic and research considerations.
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Nutrients and Eutrophication in Estuaries and Coastal Waters

Author: Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association. Symposium,Emma Orive,Mike Elliott,Victor N. de Jonge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402008702

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 9361

Proceedings of the 31st Symposium of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) held in Bilbao, Spain, 3-7 July 2000
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Coastal Evolution

Late Quaternary Shoreline Morphodynamics

Author: R. W. G. Carter,C. D. Woodroffe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521598903

Category: Science

Page: 517

View: 6799

This book assesses how coastlines change and how they have evolved over the past few thousand years. It introduces some of the latest concepts in coastal morphodynamics, recognizing that coasts develop through co-adjustment of process and form. The authors examine particular types of coasts--deltas, estuaries, reefs, lagoons and polar coasts--in detail with conceptual models developed on the basis of well-studied examples. In addition to being a text for graduate-level students, this is a comprehensive source for geologists, engineers, environmental scientists, planners and coastal managers.
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