Ecology and Management of Tidal MarshesA Model from the Gulf of Mexico: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ecology and Management of Tidal MarshesA Model from the Gulf of Mexico

1st Edition

By Charles L. Coultas

CRC Press

376 pages

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This is a major compendium of the existing knowledge of the ecology and management of tidal marshes by some of the leading experts in the field. The major theme of the book is the interconnectedness of the marsh, plants, marine organisms, soils and geology, energy and money flow, and legal and management effects on the system.

Emphasis is placed throughout on the fact that nature has provided a free service that can either be maintained and enhanced by man or destroyed and forever lost. At a time of declining fisheries, this book points the way to management strategies that are needed to effect improvement.

Reviews

"Biologists and ecologists who need an introduction to management and regulation of coastal wetlands will find it useful, and all of the regulators struggling with concepts to which biologists refer will likewise be well advised to take a look at this volume."

-Journal of the North American Benthological Society

Table of Contents

The Setting and Function of Intertidal Marsh on Florida's Gulf Coast, Clay Montague and Howard Odum

The Geology and Geomorphology of Florida's Gulf Coastal Marshes, Frank Rupert and J.D. Arthur

Soils of the Intertidal Marshes of Florida's Gulf Coast, Charles Coultas

Vegetation of Florida's Gulf Coastal Tidal Marshes, Andre Clewell

Net Aerial Primary Productivity of Vascular Plants in the Gulf Coastal Marshes, Yuch Ping Hsieh

Marine Organisms Associated with Intertidal Marshes of Florida's Gulf Coast, William Kruczynski and Barbara Ruth

Terrestrial Arthropods of Florida's Gulf Coast Intertidal Marshes, Jorge Rey

Marginal Value of Coastal Wetlands to Florida's Commercial Fisheries, Frederick Bell and Gary Lynne

Emergy Evaluation of Florida Salt Marsh and Its Contribution to Economic Wealth, Howard Odum

Wetland Values and Valuing Wetlands, Clyde Kiker and Gary Lynne

Legal Protection of the Intertidal Marshes of Florida's Gulf Coast, Richard Hamann and John Tucker

Northern Gulf Coast Marsh Management, Kenneth Haddad and Edwin Joyce

Appendices

A. Terrestrial Vertebrates of Florida's Gulf Coast Tidal Marshes, Michael Hubbard and C.S. Gidden

B. The Aquatic Insects of Northern Florida's Gulf Coast Tidal Marshes, Michael Hubbard

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW034000
LAW / Environmental
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply