Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems

Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization, 1st Edition

By Robert J. Livingston

CRC Press

572 pages

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Produced by a Leading Aquatic ScientistA narrative account of how estuaries around the world are being altered by human forces and human-induced global climate changes, Climate Change and Coastal Ecosystems: Long-Term Effects of Climate and Nutrient Loading on Trophic Organization chronicles a more than 40-year-old research effort conducted by Dr.

Table of Contents

Part I. Overview. Introduction. Methods. Part II. Long-Term Habit Conditions. Regional Background. Rainfall and River Flows: Long-Term Changes. Nutrient Loading: Natural versus Anthropogenic Inputs. Dredged Passes to the Gulf: Comparative Effects. Methods. Part III. Trophic Response to Long-Term Climate Changes. Climatological Impacts on Gulf Estuaries. Part IV. Impacts of Anthropogenic Nutrient Loading. Estuarine Response to Urban Nutrient Loading. Part V. Comparative Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems. Trophic Organization. Part VI. Information Dissemination. Omission and Misrepresentation by Regional News Media. Part VII. Closing. Conclusion. Appendices. Index.

About the Author

Robert J. Livingston is currently professor emeritus in the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida). His interests include aquatic ecology, pollution biology, field and laboratory experimentation, and long-term ecosystem-level research on freshwater, estuarine, and marine systems. Over the past 43 years, Livingston's research group has conducted a series of studies in areas from Maine to Mississippi. Dr. Livingston is the author of over 170 scientific papers and has written or edited eight books on the subject of aquatic ecology. He has been the principal investigator for more than 100 projects since 1970.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General