The Ecology of Sandy Shores
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
Adaptations to Sandybeach Life
Benthic Macrofauna Communities
Benthic Macrofauna Populations
Energetics and Nutrient Cycling
Coastal Dune Ecosystems and DuneBeach Interactions
Coastal Zone Management
Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates
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Page 16 - Tides, about this time, will rise higher, and fall lower, than they do when the Sun and Moon are at right angles to each other.
Page 332 - 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 332 - WR 1955. Ecology of the bean clam Donax gouldi on the coast of southern California.
Page 17 - The dotted arrows show the direction the trade winds would take if the earth's rotation did not deflect them to the left in the southern hemisphere and to the right in the northern.
Page 335 - 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.