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Main Title Coastal ecosystem processes /
Author Alongi, D. M.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 37475161
ISBN 0849384265 (alk. paper); 9780849384264 (alk. paper)
Subjects Coastal ecology ; Food chains (Ecology) ; Chaãines alimentaires ; âEcologie des rivages ; Biocâenoses
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  QH541.5.C65A58 1997 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 12/31/1998
EKDM  QH541.5.C65A58 1997 CEMM/EPD Library/Athens,GA 10/16/2012
Collation 419 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 359-397) and index.
Contents Notes
Beaches and tidal flats -- Mangroves and salt marshes -- Seaweed and seagrass ecosystems -- Coral reefs -- The coastal ocean I: the coastal zone -- The coastal ocean II: the shelf proper and shelf ledge. Coastal Ecosystem Processes, written by the renowned marine scientist Daniel Alongi, describes how pelagic and benthic food webs, from beaches and tidal flats to the continental edge, process energy and matter. This volume focuses on recent advances and new developments on how food webs are closely intertwined with the geology, chemistry, and physics of coastal seas. Dr. Alongi presents a process-functional approach as a way of understanding how the energetics of coastal ecosystems rely not only on exchanges within and between food chains, but how such functions are influenced by terrigenous and atmospheric processes.