This book brings together, for the first time, a series of experts in various aspects of the eutrophication of shallow estuaries. It provides a comprehensive picture of our current state of knowledge of these systems. The first half of the book contains case studies from Asia, Australia, Europe, and South Africa and covers both temperate and tropical waters. The second half contains chapters on water exchange, the role of the sediments, the response of both plants and fisheries to eutrophication, and the economic issues considered in management.
Using a broad multidisciplinary approach, discussions go beyond the hows and whys of eutrophication to demonstrate how effective management can be and has been carried out. Management of any ecosystem is only as good as the level of understanding on which it is based, and this book has relevance to estuarine ecologists and environmental managers alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction, A.J. McComb
Peel-Harvey Estuarine System, Western Australia, A.J. McComb and R. Lukatelich
Tuggerah Lakes System, New South Wales, Australia, R.J. King and B.R. Hodgson
Shenzhen Bay, South China Sea, Q. Yu-Zao and Z. Jia-ping
A Case Study of Tolo Harbour, Hong Kong, I.J. Hodgkiss and W.W.-S. Yim
Eutrophication of the Lagoon of Venice: Nutrient Loads and Exchanges, A. Marcomini, A. Sfrisco, B. Pavoni, and A.A. Orio
The Ems Estuary, The Netherlands, V.N. de Jonge
The Ecology and Management of Zandvlei (Cape Province, South Africa), an Enriched Shallow African Estuary, J.A. Thornton, H. Beekman, G. Boddington, R. Dick, W.D. Harding, M. Lief, I.R. Morrison, and A.J.R., Quick
Eutrophication of the Dutch Wadden Sea (Western Europe), an Estuarine Area Controlled by the River Rhine, V.N. de Jonge and W. van Raaphorst
Water Exchange between Shallow Estuaries and the Ocean, C.J. Hearn
Changes in Major Plant Groups Following Nutrient Enrichment, M.M. Harlin
The Commercial Fisheries in Three Southwestern Australian Estuaries Exposed to Different Degrees of Eutrophication, R.A. Steckis, I. Potter, and R.C.J. Lenanton
The Role of the Sediments, J.A. Thornton, A.J. McComb, and S.O. Ryding
The Sustainable Economics of Pollution Control, T. O'Riordan
"This book presents a refreshingly diverse geographic mix of estuaries (and cultures living within catchments)...Several chapters review eutrophic estuaries on a case study basis...a very valuable collection of experiences.
"The book takes a novel approach, brings together hitherto scattered information and ideas, and will be widely cited. Read it if you are interested in eutrophication or estuaries."
- R. Connolly, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, in Newsletter of the Australian Society for Limnology, Volume 33, Number 4