Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond

  • Eric Wolanski

Part of the Estuaries of the World book series (EOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Eric Wolanski, Jean-Paul Ducrotoy
    Pages 1-13
  3. Estuaries that Bore the Full Pressure of the Historical Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Jochen Kämpf, Diane Bell
      Pages 31-47
    3. Joe Sampson, Alan Easton, Manmohan Singh
      Pages 49-68
    4. Joanna C. Ellison, Matthew R. Sheehan
      Pages 69-89
  4. Estuaries Being Degraded

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ryan J. K. Dunn, Nathan J. Waltham, Nathan P. Benfer, Brian A. King, Charles J. Lemckert, Sasha Zigic
      Pages 93-109
    3. F. P. Andutta, X. H. Wang, Li Li, David Williams
      Pages 111-129
    4. Barbara J. Robson, Peter C. Gehrke, Michele A. Burford, Ian T. Webster, Andy T. Revill, Duncan W. Palmer
      Pages 131-152
    5. Joachim Ribbe
      Pages 185-201
    6. Badin Gibbes, Alistair Grinham, David Neil, Andrew Olds, Paul Maxwell, Rod Connolly et al.
      Pages 203-222
    7. Aaron M. Davis, Stephen E. Lewis, Dominique S. O’Brien, Zoë T. Bainbridge, Christie Bentley, Jochen F. Mueller et al.
      Pages 223-245
    8. Peter Collis
      Pages 247-257
  5. Estuaries that Are Still Relatively Pristine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Marcus Sheaves, Kátya G. Abrantes, Ross Johnston
      Pages 261-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 289-292

About this book


The book addresses the questions: Is Australia’s rapidly growing human population and economy environmentally sustainable for its estuaries and coasts? What is needed to enable sustainable development?

To answer these questions, this book reports detailed studies of 20 iconic Australian estuaries and bays by leading Australian estuarine scientists.

That knowledge is synthesised in time and space across Australia to suggest what Australian estuaries will look like in 2050 and beyond based on socio-economic decisions that are made now, and changes that are needed to ensure sustainability.

The book also has a Prologue by Mr Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia, which bridges environmental science, population policy and sustainability.


Australia future Australia population Environmental health Estuaries of Australia Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Eric Wolanski
    • 1
  1. 1.TropWATER and School of Marine and Tropical BiologyJames Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia

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