The Ecology of Sandy Shores

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Elsevier, 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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The Interstitial Environment
Beach and Surfzone Flora
Sandybeach Invertebrates
Adaptations to Sandybeach Life
Benthic Macrofauna Communities
Benthic Macrofauna Populations
Interstitial Ecology
Surfzone Fauna
Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
Coastal Dune Ecosystems and DuneBeach Interactions
Human Impacts
Coastal Zone Management

Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates

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Page 334 - Growth, population dynamics, a mass mortality and arrangement of white sand mussels, Donax serra Roding, on beaches in the south-western Cape Province.

About the author (2010)

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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