The Ecology of Sandy Shores

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

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The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides the students and researchers with a one-volume resource for understanding the conservation and management of the sandy shore ecosystem. Covering all beach types, and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to exploring the effects of pollution and the impact of man's activities, this book should become the standard reference for those interested in Sandy Shore study, management and preservation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 188 x 261.6 x 27.9mm | 1,020.59g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 200 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123725690
  • 9780123725691
  • 2,129,924

About A.C. Brown

Dr McLachlan has had a long and established career in beach ecology. He has worked around the world and has headed up multiple departments and research institutions including: the Director for the Institute for Coastal Research, Chair of the Dept. of Zoology and has held a number of Dean positions at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. He has over 90 publications to date.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. The Physical Environment
3. The Interstitial Environment
4. Beach and Surf Zone Flora
5. Sandy Beach Invertebrates
6. Adaptation to Sandy Beach Life
7. Benthic Macrofauna Communities
8. Benthic Macrofauna Populations
9. Interstitial Ecology
10. Surf Zone Fauna
11. Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates
12. Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
13. Coastal Dune Ecosystems and Dune-beach Interactions
13. Conclusions
14. Human Impacts
15. Coastal Zone Management
16. Glossary
17. References
18. Appendices
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