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Published: 29 April 2004

224 Pages | numerous figures; tables and halftones


ISBN: 9780198525080

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The Estuarine Ecosystem

Ecology, Threats and Management

Third Edition

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

  • A must have introduction to estuarine ecology
  • Based on a proven teaching course, now in its 23rd year
  • First published in 1981, it soon became the principle textbook of choice in the UK & NW Europe.

New to this Edition:

  • Fully revised throughout with 60% new text and 30% new illustrations
  • Up to date explanation of high productivity in estuaries and of energy utilisation at different trophic levels within the estuarine food web.
  • Three new chapters have been prepared in this edition. These consider anthropogenic change including pollution in estuaries, and the diverse uses and abuses of the estuarine habitat by man, as well as the methods used to study human induced changes in estuaries and the ways in which estuarine management can either monitor, control or prevent pollution or destruction of the estuarine ecosystem.

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