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Beach-inlet ecosystems of southeastern Florida: a review of ecological research needs and management issues
Nelson, W.G. (1993). Beach-inlet ecosystems of southeastern Florida: a review of ecological research needs and management issues. J. Coast. Res. SI(18): 257-266

www.jstor.org/stable/25735684
In: Journal of Coastal Research. Coastal Education and Research Foundation: Fort Lauderdale. ISSN 0749-0208, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Dredging, hard bottom, inlet management, jetties, sand beach, soft bottom.

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  • Nelson, W.G.

Abstract
    Beach-inlet ecosystems of southeastern Florida are a complex, interacting mosaic of ecological subsystems. Major habitat components include near-shore hard and soft bottoms, sand beaches, rubble structure habitats, seagrass beds, and the pelagic zone. The biotic components of beach-inlet ecosystems are briefly described and major research and management needs within each biotic system are proposed. It is proposed that future management plans within these systems need to reflect a more integrated view of the system if biotic integrity is to be adequately maintained.

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