The Ecology of Sandy Shores (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jul 27, 2010 - Science - 392 pages
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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.

* More than 25% expanded from the previous edition
* Three entirely new chapters: Energetics and Nutrient Cycling, Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates, and Benthic Macrofauna Populations
* New sections on the interstitial environment, seagrasses, human impacts and coastal zone management
* Examples drawn from virtually all parts of the world, considering all beach types from the most exposed to the most sheltered
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Physical Environment
5
The Interstitial Environment
31
Beach and Surfzone Flora
55
Sandybeach Invertebrates
65
Adaptations to Sandybeach Life
91
Benthic Macrofauna Communities
125
Benthic Macrofauna Populations
163
Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates
215
Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
223
Coastal Dune Ecosystems and DuneBeach Interactions
251
Human Impacts
273
Coastal Zone Management
303
Glossary
325
References
329
Appendices
353

Interstitial Ecology
181
Surfzone Fauna
197

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Page 348 - Wade, BA (1967). Studies on the biology of the West Indian beach clam, Donax denticulatus Linne.
Page 331 - Direct measurement of pore-size distribution on artificial and natural deposits and prediction of pore space accessible to interstitial organisms: DJ Crisp and R.
Page 331 - WR 1955. Ecology of the bean clam Donax gouldi on the coast of southern California.
Page 334 - F. (1983). An optical directional factor in the sky might improve the direction finding of sandhoppers on the seashore. Monit. Zool. Ital. (NS) 17:313-317.
Page 333 - Growth, population dynamics, a mass mortality and arrangement of white sand mussels, Donax serra Roding, on beaches in the south-western Cape Province.

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