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Estuarine Ecohydrology

Estuarine Ecohydrology Book
Author : Eric Wolanski,Michael Elliott
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2015-08-20
ISBN : 0444634142
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Estuarine Ecohydrology, Second Edition, provides an ecohydrology viewpoint of an estuary as an ecosystem by focusing on its principal components, the river, the estuarine waters, the sediment, the nutrients, the wetlands, the oceanic influence, and the aquatic food web, as well as models of the health of an estuary ecosystem. Estuaries, the intersection of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, exhibit complex physical and biological processes which must be understood in order to sustain and restore them when necessary. This book demonstrates how, based on an understanding of the processes controlling estuarine ecosystem health, one can quantify its ability to cope with human stresses. The theories, models, and real-world solutions presented serve as a toolkit for designing a management plan for the ecologically sustainable development of estuaries. Provides a sound knowledge of the physical functioning of an estuary, a critical component of understanding its ecological functioning Ideal reference for those interested in marine biology, oceanography, coastal management, and sustainable development Describes the essentials behind conceptual and numerical models of the health of an estuary ecosystem and how to use these models to quantify both human impacts and the value of remediation and management measures Chapters are written in an accessible way that encourages collaboration between aquatic, marine, and wetland biologists, ecologists, oceanographers, geologists, geomorphologists, chemists, and ecosystem modelers Covers the physical, chemical, and biological elements of estuary environments, indicating that the essence of an estuary’s functioning lies in its connectivity with the adjacent catchment and the marine/coastal system

Estuarine Ecohydrology

Estuarine Ecohydrology Book
Author : Eric Wolanski
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-09-12
ISBN : 0080550355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Estuarine Ecohydrology focuses on the principal components of an estuary. The book demonstrates how one can quantify an estuarine ecosystem's ability to cope with human stresses. The theories, models, and real-world solutions covered will serve as a toolkit for designing a management plan for the ecologically sustainable development of an estuary. This book is organized into seven chapters dealing with topics such as estuarine water circulation; estuarine sediment dynamics; tidal wetlands; estuarine food webs; and ecohydrology models and solutions. Although each chapter contains rigorous specialist knowledge, it is presented in an accessible way that encourages multi-disciplinary collaboration between such fields as hydrology, ecology and mathematical modeling. Estuarine Ecohydrology is appropriate for use as a textbook and as a reference for researchers; advanced undergraduate and graduate students in marine biology, oceanography, coastal management, and coastal engineering; coastal developers; resources managers, shipping operators; and those involved in estuarine fisheries and sustainable development communities. * Appropriate for use as a textbook and as a reference * Focuses on the principal components of an estuary * Presents theories, models, and real-world solutions to serve as a toolkit for designing a management plan for the ecologically sustainable development of an estuary

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2014-11-03
ISBN : 008091456X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Applications in Ecological Engineering

Applications in Ecological Engineering Book
Author : Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-07-25
ISBN : 9780123813688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Ecological engineering involves the design, construction and management of ecosystems that have value to both humans and the environment. It is a rapidly developing discipline that provides a promising technology to solve environmental problems. Ecological Engineering covers the basic theory of ecological engineering as well as the application of these principles in environmental management. Provides an overview of the theory and application of environmental engineering International focus and range of ecosystems makes Ecological Engineering an indispensable resource to scientists Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Coasts and Estuaries

Coasts and Estuaries Book
Author : Eric Wolanski,John W. Day,Mike Elliott,Ramachandran Ramesh
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-01-24
ISBN : 0128140046
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Coasts and Estuaries: The Future provides valuable information on how we can protect and maintain natural ecological structures while also allowing estuaries to deliver services that produce societal goods and benefits. These issues are addressed through chapters detailing case studies from estuaries and coastal waters worldwide, presenting a full range of natural variability and human pressures. Following this, a series of chapters written by scientific leaders worldwide synthesizes the problems and offers solutions for specific issues graded within the framework of the socio-economic-environmental mosaic. These include fisheries, climate change, coastal megacities, evolving human-nature interactions, remediation measures, and integrated coastal management. The problems faced by half of the world living near coasts are truly a worldwide challenge as well as an opportunity for scientists to study commonalities and differences and provide solutions. This book is centered around the proposed DAPSI(W)R(M) framework, where drivers of basic human needs requires activities that each produce pressures. The pressures are mechanisms of state change on the natural system and Impacts on societal welfare (including well-being). These problems then require responses, which are the solutions relating to governance, socio-economic and cultural measures (Scharin et al 2016). Covers estuaries and coastal seas worldwide, integrating their commonality, differences and solutions for sustainability Includes global case studies from leading worldwide contributors, with accompanying boxes highlighting a synopsis about a particular estuary and coastal sea, making all information easy to find Presents full color images to aid the reader in a better understanding of details of each case study Provides a multi-disciplinary approach, linking biology, physics, climate and social sciences

Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology Successes and Failures in Estuarine Restoration

Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology  Successes and Failures in Estuarine Restoration Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2016
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abstract: Ecological Engineering (or Ecoengineering) is increasingly used in estuaries to re-create and restore ecosystems degraded by human activities, including reduced water flow or land poldered for agricultural use. Here we focus on ecosystem recolonization by the biota and their functioning and we separate Type A Ecoengineering where the physico-chemical structure is modified on the basis that ecological structure and functioning will then follow, and Type B Ecoengineering where the biota are engineered directly such as through restocking or replanting. Modifying the physical system to create and restore natural processes and habitats relies on successfully applying Ecohydrology, where suitable physical conditions, especially hydrography and sedimentology, are created to recover estuarine ecology by natural or human-mediated colonisation of primary producers and consumers, or habitat creation. This successional process then allows wading birds and fish to reoccupy the rehabilitated areas, thus restoring the natural food web and recreating nursery areas for aquatic biota. We describe Ecohydrology principles applied during Ecoengineering restoration projects in Europe, Australia, Asia, South Africa and North America. These show some successful and sustainable approaches but also others that were less than successful and not sustainable despite the best of intentions (and which may even have harmed the ecology). Some schemes may be 'good for the ecologists', as conservationists consider it successful that at least some habitat was created, albeit in the short-term, but arguably did little for the overall ecology of the area in space or time. We indicate the trade-offs between the short- and long-term value of restored and created ecosystems, the success at developing natural structure and functioning in disturbed estuaries, the role of this in estuarine and wetland management, and the costs and benefits of Ecoengineering to the socio-ecological system. These global case studies provide important lessons for both the science and management of estuaries, including that successful estuarine restoration is a complex and often difficult process, and that Ecoengineering with Ecohydrology aims to control and/or simulate natural ecosystem processes.

The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours

The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours Book
Author : Eric Wolanski
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-07-30
ISBN : 1402036558
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urbanization has reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone, particularly in the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours are still growing. This book demonstrates the different solutions and pitfalls, successes and failures in a large number of ports and harbours in the Asia Pacific Region, and shows how science can provide ecologically sustainable solutions that apply wherever the growth of mega-harbours occurs.

Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Estuaries

Geomorphology and Sedimentology of Estuaries Book
Author : Gerardo M.E. Perillo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 1995-05-16
ISBN : 9780080532493
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first book to be entirely devoted to the geomorphology and sedimentology of estuaries. The chapters in the book are structured according to the morphogenetic classification which is based on a new definition of estuaries and covers all areas within this field. The material is presented in such a way that it serves both as a reference for the researcher and as a textbook for use on courses covering estuaries, coastal environments, sedimentology and oceanography. Internationally renowned specialists have provided in-depth descriptions of the geomorphology, sedimentology and interactive processes associated with each particular subject.

Salinity and Tides in Alluvial Estuaries

Salinity and Tides in Alluvial Estuaries Book
Author : H.H.G. Savenije
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006-01-26
ISBN : 0080461611
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book describes an integrated theory that links estuary shape to tidal hydraulics, tidal mixing and salt intrusion. The shape of an alluvial estuary is characterised by exponentially varying width and the absence of bottom slope. This topography is closely related to tidal parameters, hydraulic parameters and parameters that describe 1-dimensional mixing and salt intrusion. Starting from the fundamental equations for conservation of mass and momentum, analytical equations are derived that relate the topography to tidal parameters (tidal excursion, phase lag, tidal damping, tidal amplification), wave celerity, lateral and vertical mixing and salt intrusion. The book presents a review of the state of the art, a comprehensive theoretical background and ample case illustrations from all over the world. It provides tools with which human interference in estuary dynamics can be described and predicted, resulting from, for instance: upstream fresh water abstraction, dredging, climate change or sea-level rise. In describing the interactions between tide, topography, water quality and river discharge, it provides useful information for hydraulic engineers, morphologists, ecologists and people concerned with water quality in alluvial estuaries. Although the book can be used as a text book, it is mainly a monograph aimed at graduate students and researchers. * Provides new integrated theory for tidal hydraulics, tidal mixing and salt intrusion in alluvial estuaries * Presents a consistent set of analytical equations to compute tidal movement, tidal mixing and salt intrusion, derived from the fundamental laws of conservation of mass and momentum * Serves as a practical guide with many illustrations of applications in real estuaries

Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology Book
Author : Sven Erik Jørgensen,Brian D. Fath
Publisher :
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780080453972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Encyclopedia of Ecology contains contributions from international experts on a diverse array of topics related to ecology. It provides current and comprehensive information on many themes, including behavioral ecology, ecological processes, ecological modeling, ecological engineering, ecological indicators, ecological informatics, ecosystems, ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology, general ecology, global ecology, human ecology, and systems ecology. The online version includes extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases.

Ecohydrology

Ecohydrology Book
Author : David M. Harper,Maciej Zalewski,Nic Pacini
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1845930029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Linking biological and physical processes at the river basin sclae: the origins, scientific background and scope of ecohydrology; Patterns and processes in the catchment; Nutrient processes and consequences; Lotic vegetation processes; Processes influencing aquatic fauna; Ecohydrological modelling for managing scarce water resources in a groundwater-dominated temperate system; The benefits and risks of ecohydrological models to water resource management decisions; Nutrient budget nodelling for lake and river basin restoration; Ecohydrology driving a tropical savannah ecosystem; The mid-european agricultural landscape: catchment-scale links between hydrology and ecology in mosaic lakeland regions; The ecohydrological approach as a tool for managing water quality un large South American rivers; Ecohydrological analysis of tropical river basin development schemes in Africa; Ecohydrological management of impounded large rivers in the former Soviet Union; Paleohydrology: the past as a basis for understanding the present and predicting the future; Ecohydrology: understanding the present as a perspective on the future - global change.

Ecohydrology of Surface and Groundwater Dependent Systems

Ecohydrology of Surface and Groundwater Dependent Systems Book
Author : Martin C. Thoms
Publisher : International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Release : 2009
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Proceedings of symposium JS.1 at the Joint Convention of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) held in Hyderabad, India, 6-12 September 2009. - Title page.

Who s who in Australia 2009

Who s who in Australia 2009 Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.

Hydrocomplexity

Hydrocomplexity Book
Author : Shahbaz Khan,Hubert H. G. Savenije,Siegfried Demuth,Pierre Hubert
Publisher : International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Release : 2010
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Partial contents: Monitoring and Evaluating the Water Cycle; Linking Climate Change with Water Cycle Management; Parsimonious vs Complicated Approaches; Whole-of- System and Adaptative Approaches; Need for Transdisciplinary Issues Approaches to Deal with Water Related Ecosystems; Integrated Approaches; Role of Knowledge Platforms for Community Engagement; From Artificial to Embodied Intelligence; Water Allocation Dilemma; Water Quality a Critical Issue; Managing Hydrohazards.

Who s who in Australia 2008

Who s who in Australia 2008 Book
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.

World Atlas of Coral Reefs

World Atlas of Coral Reefs Book
Author : Mark Spalding,Mark D Spalding, M.A., Phd,Corinna Ravilious,Edmund Peter Green,United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780520232556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides photographs and text to discuss the geographic distribution and conservation status of coral reefs in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.