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Introduction to Estuaries
JORDAN, S. J. Introduction to Estuaries. Chapter 1, Steve Jordan (ed.), Estuaries: Classification, Ecology, and Human Impacts. Nova Science Publishers, Inc, Hauppauge, NY, , 1-14, (2012).
Estuaries, although minor geographical features at the global scale, have major importance for society and the world’s economies. This chapter introduces estuaries by presenting an overview of definitions, origins, physical, chemical and ecological attributes, and the interactions of estuarine ecosystems with human activities, including attempts to restore degraded estuaries to a more desirable ecological condition.
Provide readers of the book with an introduction to the science and management of estuaries and an overview of estuary classification, ecology, and human impacts
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB
GULF ECOLOGY DIVISION