Description - The Estuarine Ecosystem by Donald S. McLusky
For the inhabitants of many of the world's major towns and cities, estuaries provide their first and nearest glimpse of a natural habitat. Despite the attempts of man to pollute or reclaim it, the estuarine ecosystem continues to provide a fascinating insight into a natural world where energy is transformed from sunlight into plant material, and then through the steps of a food chain is converted into a rich food supply for birds and fish. The book provides a concise readable introduction to estuarine ecology. First published in 1981, it soon established itself as the principle textbook of choice in the UK & NW Europe. This new edition builds upon the strengths of the earlier editions but has been thoroughly revised throughout. The new co-author brings a human impact dimension to the revised book. It is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students (particularly taught masters) who have had a general ecology course, but no further training in estuarine science. It will be useful to both professional researchers and practical managers in marine ecology and environmental science who seek a compact but comprehensive introduction to estuarine ecology.
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Author Biography - Donald S. McLusky
DSM: Senior Lecturer, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling British. Born Harrogate, Yorkshire 27 June 1945 Editor of the journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science and Trustee of the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association ME: Director, Institute of Estuarine & Coastal Studies (IECS), and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Hull British, born Nottingham, England, 3 November 1952 Honorary Secretary of the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association; Fellow of the Institute of Biology, Course Co-ordinator of a MSc in Estuarine & Coastal Science & Management; member of Editorial Boards of the journals: Marine Pollution Bulletin, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Environmental Research; advisor to national and international bodies concerned with environmental change in estuaries and coasts.