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Saltmarsh Ecology : Cambridge Studies in Ecology - Paul Adam

Saltmarsh Ecology

Cambridge Studies in Ecology

By: Paul Adam, H. John B. Birks (Editor), J. A. Wiens (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th September 1993
ISBN: 9780521448239
Number Of Pages: 476

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This book provides a broad introduction to saltmarsh ecology, concentrating on plants, although much of the information should also be of interest to zoologists. Particular attention is given to the geographical diversity of saltmarsh vegetation and to the ecophysiological mechanisms which permit tolerance to the major challenges of high, but variable, soil salinities and of frequently waterlogged soils. The importance of saltmarshes as functioning ecosystems is discussed and issues relevant to the long-term conservation and management of saltmarshes are considered. Saltmarsh Ecology will be useful to upper level undergraduates and wetland scientists.

' ... a wide-ranging and competent review ... it conveys a thorough understanding and enthusiasm for the subject'. Annals of Botany

Abbreviations for frequently-occurring species names
General features of saltmarshes and their environment
The saltmarsh biota
Variation in saltmarsh vegetation
Coping with the environment
Plant life history studies
Saltmarshes as ecosystems
Modification, management and conservation
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521448239
ISBN-10: 0521448239
Series: Cambridge Studies in Ecology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 6th September 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.69