Ecology and Biodiversity of Benthos

Ecology and Biodiversity of Benthos

Godson, Prince S.
Vincent, Salom Gnana Thanga
Krishnakumar, S.

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Ecology and Biodiversity of Benthos provides insight into the characteristic features of marine and estuarine benthos, which play an important role in coastal ecosystem functioning, as they are at the primary level of the food chain. This book provides the latest information on multidisciplinary reflections by various researchers studying the benthic community. Through the chapters, ecosystem services are explored as a way to share approaches and scientific methods to achieve knowledge-based sustainable planning and management of benthic ecosystems. Ecology and Biodiversity of Benthos provides a helpful guide for anyone working on marine and estuarine environments, and for those who need an introduction to benthic ecology. The book has a wide range of scientific coverage since it caters primarily to the requirement of marine ecologists, marine benthologists, EIA experts, aquatic researchers, scientists, teachers and research scholars. In addition to this, it also serves as a reference for postgraduate/undergraduate students studying aquatic ecosystems. Policy makers can make use of the book to formulate laws and legislations. Covering all beach types of temperate and tropical countries and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to explore the effects of pollution and the impact of anthropogenic activities, this book is a standard reference for those interested in sandy shore study, management and preservation. Includes analytical methods and detailed statistical interpretation for qualitative and quantitative analyses of marine and estuarine benthic community structurePresents figures, schematic diagrams and photographs related to benthic diversity of coastal ecosystem to aid in understanding protocols for assessment of the benthic community structure and functionIncludes case studies throughout each chapter to increase understanding of benthic communities INDICE: 1. Source and composition of organic matter and its role in sediment benthic communities 2. Anthropogenic impacts on the habitat morphology 3. Physico-chemical factors regulating marine benthos structure and function 4. Ecology, distribution and biogeography of benthos 5. Characteristics of human-altered coastal landforms related with benthic diversity 6. Spatio-temporal variations of benthic community of coast 7. Benthos and its Interaction with marine ecosystem 8. Chemical Oceanography and Water Quality 9. Characteristics of estuarine and marine sediments 10. Impact of mining on marine benthos

  • ISBN: 978-0-12-821161-8
  • Editorial: Elsevier
  • Encuadernacion: Rústica
  • Páginas: 417
  • Fecha Publicación: 01/11/2021
  • Nº Volúmenes: 1
  • Idioma: Inglés