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The Ecology of Seashores

The Ecology of Seashores by George A. Knox
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The Environment
Introduction
Shore Environments and Stresses on the Shore
Salient Features of the Shore Environment
Patterns of Zonation on the Shore
Overview
Hard Shores
Zonation Patters on the Hard Shores
Zonation Patterns on Representative Shores
The Causes of Zonation
Hard Shore Microalgae
Hard Shore Micro- and Meiofauna
Rocky Shore Lichens
Hard Shore Macroalgae
Key Faunal Components
Special Habitats
Overview
Soft Shores
Soft Shores as a Habitat
The Physio-Chemical Environment
Soft Shore Types
Biologic Modification of the Sediments
Estuaries
Soft Shore Primary Producers
Soft Shore Fauna
Biological Modification of the Sediments
Microbial Ecology and Organic Detritus
Nutrient Cycling
Estuarine Shelf Interactions
Overview
Adaptations to Shore Life
Introduction
Ecological Niches on the Shore
The Establishment of Zonation Patterns
The Maintenance of Zonation Patterns
Overview
Control of Community Structure
Introduction
Hard Shores
Soft Shores
Synthesis of Factors Involved in Determining Community Structure
Overview
Energy Flow, Food Webs, and Material Cycling
Introduction
Food Sources
Energy Budgets for Individual Species
Optimal….
Secondary Production
P:B Rations and Production Efficiency
Relative Contribution of Soft Shore Benthic Infauna to Secondary Production
Community Metabolism
Trophic Structure and Food Webs
Carbon Flow Models
Stable Isotopes and Food Web Analysis
Top-Down and Bottom-Up Control of Community Structure
Overview
Ecosystem Models
Introduction
Hard Shores
Sand Beaches
Intertidal Mud Flat in the Lynher Estuary, Cornwall, UK
Salt Marshes
Seagrass Ecosystem Model
Mangrove Ecosystems
Estuaries
Network Analysis
Potential Applications of the Ascendency Concept
Emergy Analysis
Appendix
Index
CRC Press; December 2000
571 pages; ISBN 9781420042634
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Title: The Ecology of Seashores
Author: George A. Knox
 
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