Preface. 1. The Subject and the Approach. Part One: Estuarine Ecosystems and their Components. 2. Estuaries: their Physical Properties in Relation to their Biological Functioning. 3. Salt-Marshes. 4. Mangroves. 5. Seagrass Systems. 6. The Fate of Macrophyte Detritus. 7. Estuarine Planktonic Systems. 8. Estuarine Benthic Systems. 9. Fish and Shellfish in Estuaries. 10. The Integrated Functioning of Estuaries. Part Two: Coastal Systems: Rocky Shortes and Beaches. 11. Intertidal Rocky Shores. 12. Subtidal Rocky Shores. 13. Sandy Beaches. Part Three: Shelf Ecosystems. 14. Planktonic Systems on the Continental Shelves. 15. Coastal Upwelling Ecosystems. 16. Coral Reefs. 17. Fish Production on the Continental Shelves. Part Four: Synthesis. 18. The Whole-Ecosystem Approach to Managing Coastal Waters: Questions for the Future. References. Suggestions for Further Reading: recent Developments and More. Advanced Topics. Index.
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