Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Latin America

  • Ulrich Seeliger
  • Björn Kjerfve

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. W. D. Heyman, B. Kjerfve
    Pages 17-32
  3. J. Polanía, A. Santos-Martínez, J. E. Mancera-Pineda, L. Botero Arboleda
    Pages 33-45
  4. G. Rodríguez
    Pages 47-60
  5. J. E. Conde
    Pages 61-70
  6. C. Medeiros, B. Kjerfve, M. Araujo, S. Neumann-Leitão
    Pages 71-81
  7. Z. M. A. N. Leão, R. K. P. Kikuchi
    Pages 83-96
  8. J. L. Valentin
    Pages 97-105
  9. B. Kjerfve, L. D. de Lacerda, G. T. M. Dias
    Pages 107-117
  10. J. G. Tundisi, T. Matsumura-Tundisi
    Pages 119-130
  11. P. C. Lana, E. Marone, R. M. Lopes, E. C. Machado
    Pages 131-145
  12. C. Odebrecht, J. P. Castello
    Pages 147-165
  13. U. Seeliger
    Pages 167-183
  14. H. Mianzan, C. Lasta, E. Acha, R. Guerrero, G. Macchi, C. Bremec
    Pages 185-204
  15. G. M. E. Perillo, M. C. Piccolo, E. Parodi, R. H. Freije
    Pages 205-217
  16. E. Jaramillo
    Pages 219-227
  17. J. Tarazona, W. Arntz
    Pages 229-244
  18. R. R. Twilley, W. Cárdenas, V. H. Rivera-Monroy, J. Espinoza, R. Suescum, M. M. Armijos et al.
    Pages 245-263
  19. J. R. Cantera, J. F. Blanco
    Pages 265-280
  20. P. W. Glynn
    Pages 281-305
  21. F. J. Flores-Verdugo, G. de la Lanza-Espino, F. Contreras Espinosa, C. M. Agraz-Hernández
    Pages 307-314
  22. S. E. Ibarra-Obando, V. F. Camacho-Ibar, J. D. Carriquiry, S. V. Smith
    Pages 315-330
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 355-363

About this book


Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins. Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems and motivated financial support for restoration and management.
The volume provides a competent review on the structure, processes and function of 22 important Latin American coastal marine ecosystems. Each contribution describes the environmental settings, biotic components and structure of the system, considers trophic processes and energy flow, evaluates the modifying influence of natural and human perturbations, and suggests management needs. Although the focus of the book is on basic ecological research, the results have application for coastal managers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Seeliger
    • 1
  • Björn Kjerfve
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. de OceanografiaUniversidade do Rio GrandeRio GrandeBrazil
  2. 2.Marine Science Program, Department of Geological Sciences, and the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal ResearchUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08657-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04482-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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