Ecological Comparisons of Sedimentary Shores

  • Karsten Reise

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 151)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. K. Reise
      Pages 1-7
  3. Suspension Feeders in Coastal Mud and Sand

  4. Biogenic Stabilization and Disturbances in Coastal Sediments

  5. Seagrasses and Benthic Fauna of Sediment Shores

  6. Structural Dynamics and Trophic Supplies to Sedimentary Shores

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-387

About this book


Sedimentary coasts with their unique forms of life and productive ecosystems are one of the most threatened parts of the biosphere.
This volume analyzes and compares ecological structures and processes at sandy beaches, tidal mudflats and in shallow coastal waters all around the world. Analyses of local processes are paired with comparisons between distant shores, across latitudinal gradients or between separate biogeographic provinces. Emphasis is given to suspension feeders in coastal mud and sand, to biogenic stabilizations and disturbances in coastal sediments, to seagrass beds and faunal assemblages across latitudes and oceans, to recovery dynamics in benthic communities, shorebird predation, and to experimental approaches to the biota of sedimentary shores.


Coast Erosion Fauna Küstenökologie Meereskunde Ocean Shore beach biosphere coastal ecology development ecology ecosystem marine science production

Editors and affiliations

  • Karsten Reise
    • 1
  1. 1.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungListGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62517-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56557-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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