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Edited by William Froneman

Rhodes University, South Africa

Estuaries are regarded among the most ecologically threatened ecosystems worldwide largely due to poor land use practices within their catchment areas, freshwater abstraction, coastal development, and resource exploitation. Moreover, these systems act as repositories for various anthropogenic contaminants. The establishment and successful implementation of conservation and management strategies are critically dependent on understanding the links among physicochemical, hydrological, and biological variables within these systems. The book provides a comprehensive overview of selected topics including modeling of water exchange between estuaries and the ocean, sediment geochemistry and mangrove health, climate variability and hydrology, and pesticides in estuaries and ecosystem functioning for various estuaries including permanently open, mangrove, and intermittently open/closed systems in both the northern and the southern hemispheres.

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EstuaryEdited by William Froneman

Published: March 7th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/66262

ISBN: 978-953-51-3880-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3879-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4007-8

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

4399 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Coupling Watersheds, Estuaries and Regional Oceanography through Numerical Modelling in the Western Iberia: Thermohaline Flux Variability at the Ocean-Estuary Interface

By Francisco J. Campuzano, Manuela Juliano, João Sobrinho, Hilda de Pablo, David Brito, Rodrigo Fernandes and Ramiro Neves


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2. Weather, Hydrological and Oceanographic Conditions of the Northern Coast of the Río de la Plata Estuary during ENSO 2009–2010

By Ernesto Brugnoli, José Verocai, Pablo Muniz and Felipe García- Rodríguez


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3. Pesticides in Worldwide Aquatic Systems: Part I

By Catarina Cruzeiro, Eduardo Rocha and Maria João Rocha


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4. Pesticides in Worldwide Aquatic Systems: Part II

By Catarina Cruzeiro, Eduardo Rocha and Maria João Rocha


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5. The Ecology and Food Web Dynamics of South African Intermittently Open Estuaries

By Pierre William Froneman


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6. The Relationship of Sediment and Intersitial Water Properties with Mangrove Health in a Subtropical Coastal Lagoon of Mexico

By Carlos Augusto Zenteno-Palma, Aramis Olivos-Ortiz, María del Carmen Álvarez, Sonia Isabel Quijano-Scheggia and Gloria Alicia Jiménez-Ramón


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