Abbreviations for frequently-occurring species names; 1. General features of saltmarshes and their environment; 2. The saltmarsh biota; 3. Variation in saltmarsh vegetation; 4. Coping with the environment; 5. Plant life history studies; 6. Saltmarshes as ecosystems; 7. Modification, management and conservation; References; Index.
A broad introduction to the ecology of the unique environment of the saltmarsh.
' ... a wide-ranging and competent review ... it conveys a thorough understanding and enthusiasm for the subject'. Annals of Botany