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Seagrass Ecology - Marten A. Hemminga

Hardcover Published: 19th October 2000
ISBN: 9780521661843
Number Of Pages: 312

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Seagrasses occur in coastal zones throughout the world in the areas of marine habitats that are most heavily influenced by humans. Despite a growing awareness of the importance of these plants, a full appreciation of their role in coastal ecosystems has yet to be reached. This book provides an entry point for those wishing to learn about seagrass ecology and provides a broad overview of the present state of knowledge. The volume discusses the recent progress in research and current research foci, complemented by extensive literature references to guide the reader to more detailed studies. This book will be valuable to students of marine biology wishing to specialize in this area and to established researchers wanting to enter the field. In addition, it will provide an excellent reference for those involved in the management and conservation of coastal areas that harbor seagrasses.

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'... an excellent source of information for those involved in the management and conservation of coastal areas that harbour seagrasses.' Coastline 'Whilst the individual chapters will appeal to specialists in these areas, overall there is something for everyone.' Alan Bedford, Biologist

Preface
Taxonomy and distribution
Seagrass architectural features
Population and community dynamics
Light, carbon and nutrients
Elemental dynamics in seagrass systems
Fauna associated with seagrass sytems
Seagrasses in the human environment
Index
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ISBN: 9780521661843
ISBN-10: 0521661846
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 19th October 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.85  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.61

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