|Coastal ecosystem processes|
Alongi, D.M. (1998). Coastal ecosystem processes. CRC Marine Science Series, 3. CRC Press: Boca Raton. ISBN 0-8493-8426-5. 419 pp.
Part of: Kennish, M.J.; Lutz, P.L. (Ed.) CRC Marine Science Series., more
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VLIZ: Aquatic Ecology ECO.66 
Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water
(Backcover text) Coastal Ecosystem Processes, written by the renowned marine scientist Daniel Alongi, describes how pelagic and benthic food webs, from beaches and tidal flats to the continental edge, process energy and matter. This volume focuses on recent advances and new developments on how food webs are closely intertwined with the geology, chemistry, and physics of coastal seas. Dr. Alongi presents a process-functional approach as a way of understanding how the energetics of coastal ecosystems rely not only on exchanges within and between food chains, but how such functions are influenced by terrigenous and atmospheric processes. Features: (1) Habitats are defined by chapter, allowing you speedy access to detailed habitat-specific information. (2) More than 60 tables allow rapid access to precise data. (3) 104 illustrations provide instant visualization of complex data sets and global trends. (4) 740 references function as a guide to the related literature.