Table of contents

  1. Bastiaan Knoppers, Paulo R. P. Medeiros, Weber F. L. de Souza, Tim Jennerjahn
    Pages 51-70
  2. Joseph M. Smoak, James M. Krest, Peter W. Swarzenski
    Pages 71-90
  3. Robie W. Macdonald, Yanling Yu
    Pages 91-120
  4. Waleed Hamza
    Pages 149-173
  5. Alfredo Provini, Andrea Binelli
    Pages 175-195
  6. Pierluigi Viaroli, Gianmarco Giordani, Marco Bartoli, Mariachiara Naldi, Roberta Azzoni, Daniele Nizzoli et al.
    Pages 197-232
  7. Nikolai Berlinsky, Yulia Bogatova, Galina Garkavaya
    Pages 233-264

About this book


Aspects of the biogeochemistry of estuaries from a variety of environments, from the tropics to the Arctic, are discussed. In most cases the courses of these rivers have been altered by dams or diversions; the results of these changes on the nature of the estuary are also discussed, where such data is available. In the case of the Tasmanian rivers, the estuary of the Huon, a largely untouched river, is contrasted with that of the Derwent, a river heavily influenced by industry. The future state of all of these estuaries may be a sensitive indicator of shifts in global weather patterns.


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From the reviews:

"The book gives a comprehensive overview on different aspects of the biogeochemistry of estuaries from a variety of environments, from the tropics to the Artic. … The book is well updated and extensively illustrated to show the complex geochemistry of estuaries and the human pressures that may impair their equilibrium. It is a reference book for environmental scientists, scholars, as well as policy makers, concerned by the study and management of these key ecosystems." (International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006)