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Forward for book entitled "Estuaries: Classification, Ecology, and Human Impacts"
JORDAN, S. J. Forward for book entitled "Estuaries: Classification, Ecology, and Human Impacts". Chapter 0, Stephen Jordan (ed.), Estuaries: Classification, Ecology, and Human Impact. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, NY, , Forward, (2012).
The author was introduced to the science of estuaries as a graduate student in the early 1980s, studying the ecology of oyster populations in Chesapeake Bay. To undertake this research, he needed to learn not only about oyster biology, but also about the unique physical and chemical dynamics of estuaries. Further, to understand the relevance of his work, he needed to gain some knowledge of the oyster fishery, its management, and the underlying laws and policies. This experience, along with other opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research, has served me well in my career. It is hard to imagine ecosystems more conducive to such diverse learning and investigation than estuaries.
Provide readers of the book with information about the editor's background in estuarine science and a statement of intent for the book.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION