Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities

1st Edition

By Michael J. Kennish

CRC Press

336 pages

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pub: 1997-10-23
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Description

Pollution of estuaries and coastal marine waters is of profound ecological and societal importance. These coastal environments serve as critical habitat for a multitude of organisms and are of great commercial and recreational value to humans. Designed to meet the research, monitoring, and assessment needs of scientists, administrators, planners, and managers, Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities is a uniquely comprehensive reference covering pollution in coastal marine and estuarine waters. The book provides a detailed look at the short- and long-term impacts of pollutants on these ecologically important regions. Case studies that reflect a broad range of pollution problems are analyzed, outlining the real-life issues and providing solutions to common problems.

Despite being highly sensitive systems, estuarine and coastal marine environments have served as repositories for dredge spoils, sewage sludge, and industrial and municipal effluents for many decades. The adverse effects of these pollutants are only now being fully realized and understood. Pollution Impacts on Marine Biotic Communities includes a basic introduction to the subject of pollution in estuarine and marine environments and also a detailed examination of specific marine pollutants. Both the coverage and the format - which includes abundant illustrations and tables - make this book a valuable reference for scientists, administrators, and students engaged in coastal research and planning.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Statement of the Problem

Sources of Pollution

Plan of the Volume

Pollution in Estuarine and Marine Environments

Introduction

Conflicting Coastal Resource Uses

Definitions

Waste Inputs

Point and Nonpoint Pollution Sources

Fate of Wastes and Pollutants

Biotic Effects of Waste Inputs

Types of Marine Pollutants

Other Anthropogenic Impacts

Marine Pollution Monitoring and Assessment

Status of Marine Pollution

References

Case Study 1: New York Bight Apex

Introduction

Area Description and Pollutant Sources

Historical Developments

Biotic Studies

References

Case Study 2: Chesapeake Bay

Introduction

Principal Pollution Problems

Other Anthropogenic Impacts

Biotic Communities

References

Case Study 3: Southern California Bight

Introduction

Physical Description

Waste Disposal

Biotic Effects

Conclusions

References

Case Study 4: San Francisco Bay

Introduction

Principal Anthropogenic Impacts

Other Anthropogenic Impacts

Biotic Communities

Conclusions

References

Case Study 5: Puget Sound

Introduction

Physical Description

Chemical Contamination

Biotic Impacts

References

Case Study 6: Firth of Clyde and the Tees River Estuary

Introduction

Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Tees River Estuary

References

Case Study 7: Wadden Sea

Introduction

Physical Description

Pollution Sources

Eutrophication Effects

Conclusions

References

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General