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.
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.