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Estuarine Indicators

1st Edition

Edited by Stephen A. Bortone

CRC Press

560 pages | 215 B/W Illus.

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Acknowledging the present inability to determine objectively the status and trends among estuarine ecosystems, the environmental research community has recently stepped up efforts to develop and evaluate meaningful estuarine indicators. This goal requires the effort of researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines. In order to expedite this initiative, many of the world's leading estuarine scientists came together to present their views at the 2003 Estuarine Indicators Workshop.

Derived from this conference of leading estuarine scientists, Estuarine Indicators presents the principles, concepts, practical use, and application of indicators in estuarine research and management practices. Topics include: the theory behind environmental indicators and their presumed attributes; the methods and protocols of indicator development and evaluation; a presentation of effective and ineffective indicator examples; and discussions of the future directions in research and management practices.

This is an ideal reference for researchers, scientists, and students from any field dealing with estuaries and estuarine ecosystems. Its introductory-level chapters are accessible to novices and seasoned experts alike, and the applications and interpretation of research data suit the needs of environmental managers. This is a truly multidisciplinary, comprehensive compendium upon which future research will undoubtedly be built.

Table of Contents

THE QUEST FOR THE "PERFECT" ESTUARINE INDICATOR: AN INTRODUCTION

S.A. Bortone

USING MULTIPLE RESPONSE BIOINDICATORS TO ASSESS THE HEALTH OF ESTUARINE ECOSYSTEMS: AN OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK

S.M. Adams

PHYSICAL PROCESSES AFFECTING ESTUARINE HEALTH

J. Hubertz, X. Huang, V. Kolluru, and J. Edinger

USING STATISTICAL MODELS TO SIMULATE SALINITY VARIABILITY IN ESTUARIES

F.E. Marshall, III

USING SATELLITE IMAGERY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING TO INTERPRET OCEANOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES ON ESTUARINE AND COASTAL WATERS

B.D. Keller and B.D. Causey

DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES FOR COASTAL SEDIMENTS

E.R. Long and G.M. Sloane

SEDIMENT HABITAT ASSESSMENT FOR TARGETED NEAR-COASTAL AREAS

M.A. Lewis

BACTERIAL COMMUNITIES AS INDICATORS OF ESTUARINE AND SEDIMENT CONDITIONS

E.C. Milbrandt

MICROBIAL BIOFILMS AS INTEGRATIVE SENSORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

R.A. Snyder, M.A. Lewis, A. Nocker, and J.E. Lepo

DIATOM INDICATORS OF ECOSYSTEM CHANGE IN SUBTROPICAL COASTAL WETLANDS

E. Gaiser, A. Wachnicka, P. Ruiz, F. Tobias, and M. Ross

USING MICROALGAL INDICATORS TO ASSESS HUMAN- AND CLIMATE-INDUCED ECOLOGICAL CHANGE IN ESTUARIES

H.W. Paerl, J. Dyble, J.L. Pinckney, L.M. Valdes, D.F. Millie, P.H. Moisander, J.T. Morris, B. Bendis, and M.F. Piehler

A HIERARCHICAL APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF VARIABILITY IN ECOINDICATORS OF THE SEAGRASS THALASSIA TESTUDINUM

J.W. Hackney and M.J. Durako

EVALUATING INDICATORS OF SEAGRASS STRESS TO LIGHT

P.D. Biber, H.W. Paerl, C.L. Gallegos, and W.J. Kenworthy

SIGNIFICANCE OF CONSIDERING MULTIPLE ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES WHEN USING HABITAT AS AN INDICATOR OF ESTUARINE CONDITION

M.J. Hunt and P.H. Doering

USING SEAGRASS COVERAGE AS AN INDICATOR OF ECOSYSTEM CONDITION

C.A. Corbett, P.H. Doering, K.A. Madley, J.A. Ott, and D.A. Tomasko

MANGROVES AS AN INDICATOR OF ESTUARINE CONDITIONS IN RESTORATION AREAS

K. Worley

MOLECULAR AND ORGANISMAL INDICATORS OF CHRONIC AND INTERMITTENT HYPOXIA IN MARINE CRUSTACEA

M. Brouwer, N.J. Brown-Peterson, P. Larkin, S. Manning, N. Denslow, and K. Rose

SPIONID POLYCHAETES AS ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS: AN EXAMPLE FROM TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA

T.L. Dix, D.J. Karlen, S.A. Grabe, B.K. Goetting, C.M. Holden, and S.E. Markham

TREMATODE PARASITES AS ESTUARINE INDICATORS: OPPORTUNITIES, APPLICATIONS, AND COMPARISONS WITH CONVENTIONAL COMMUNITY APPROACHES

T.C. Huspeni, R.F. Hechinger, and K.D. Lafferty

MACROBENTHIC PROCESS-INDICATORS OF ESTUARINE CONDITION

C.F. Rakocinski and G.A. Zapfe

USING MACROINVERTEBRATES TO DOCUMENT THE EFFECTS OF A STORM WATER-INDUCED NUTRIENT GRADIENT ON A SUBTROPICAL ESTUARY

G. Graves, M. Thompson, G. Schmitt, D. Fike, C. Kelly, and J. Tyrrell

NEKTON SPECIES COMPOSITION AS A BIOLOGICAL INDICATOR OF ALTERED FRESHWATER INFLOW INTO ESTUARIES

M. Shirley, P. O'Donnell, V. McGee, and T. Jones

EVALUATING NEARSHORE COMMUNITIES AS INDICATORS OF ECOSYSTEM HEALTH

D.M. Bilkovic, C.H. Hershner, M.R. Berman, K.J. Havens, and D.M. Stanhope

FISHES AS ESTUARINE INDICATORS

S.A. Bortone, W.A. Dunson, and J.M. Greenawalt

HABITAT AFFINITIES OF JUVENILE GOLIATH GROUPER TO ASSESS ESTUARINE CONDITIONS

A-M. Eklund

USING WATERBIRDS AS INDICATORS IN ESTUARINE SYSTEMS: SUCCESSES AND PERILS

E.D. Stolen, D.R. Breininger, and P.C. Frederick

USING SPATIAL ANALYSIS TO ASSESS BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS AS AN INDICATOR OF HEALTHY FISH HABITAT

L.G. Torres and D. Urban

A PROCESS FOR SELECTING INDICATORS FOR ESTUARINE PROJECTS WITH BROAD ECOLOGICAL GOALS

L.A. Toth

ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS AS PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR IMPROVING ESTUARINE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

M.J. Hameedi

INDICATORS OF ECOSYSTEM INTEGRITY FOR ESTUARIES

S.J. Jordan and L.M. Smith

USING THE HUMAN DISTURBANCE GRADIENT TO DEVELOP BIOASSESSMENT PROCEDURES IN ESTUARIES

E. McCarron and R. Frydenborg

USING CONCEPTUAL MODELS TO SELECT ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS FOR MONITORING, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT OF ESTUARINE ECOSYSTEMS

T. Barnes and F.J. Mazzotti

FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR ESTUARINE INDICATOR RESEARCH

S.M. Adams and S.A. Bortone

INDEX

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology