Title Ecology and conservation of estuarine ecosystems [electronic resource] : Lake St. Lucia as a model / edited by Renzo Perissinotto, Derek D. Stretch, Ricky H. Taylor
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (516 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"St Lucia is the world's oldest protected estuary and Africa's largest estuarine system. It is also the centerpiece of South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and has been a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance since 1986. Knowledge of its biodiversity, geological origins, hydrology, hydrodynamics and the long history of management is unique in the world. However, the impact of global change has culminated in unprecedented challenges for the conservation and management of the St Lucia system, leading to the recent initiation of a project in support of its rehabilitation and long-term sustainability. This timely volume provides a unique source of information on the functioning and management of the estuary for researchers, students and environmental managers. The insights and experiences described build on over 60 years of study and management at the site and will serve as a valuable model for similar estuaries around the world"-- Provided by publisher
Foreword / Alan Whitfield -- Preface -- 1. South Africa's first World Heritage Site / Roger N. Porter -- 2. Management history / Ricky H. Taylor -- 3. Geological history / Greg A. Botha, Sylvi Haldorsen and Naomi Porat -- 4. The marine environment / Allan D. Connell and Sean N. Porter -- 5. Catchment hydrology / Derek D. Stretch and Andrew Z. Maro -- 6. The Wetlands / William N. Ellery, Suzanne E. Grenfell, Michael C. Grenfell, Marc C. Humphries and Kirsten B. Barnes -- 7. Estuary and lake hydrodynamics / Derek D. Stretch, Clint P. Chrystal, Robynne A. Chrystal, Christopher Maine and Justin J. Pringle -- 8. Groundwater hydrology / Bruce E. Kelbe, Ricky H. Taylor and Sylvi Haldorsen -- 9. Physico-chemical environment / Renzo Perissinotto, Nicola K. Carrasco and Ricky H. Taylor -- 10. Microalgae / Renzo Perissinotto, Guy C. Bate and David G. Muir -- 11. Macrophytes / Janine B. Adams, Sibulele Nondoda and Ricky H. Taylor -- 12. Benthic invertebrates / Deena Pillay, Sarah J. Bownes and Holly A. Nel -- 13. Zooplankton / Nicola K. Carrasco, Renzo Perissinotto and Hendrik L. Jerling -- 14. Penaeid prawns / Anthony T. Forbes and Nicolette T. Forbes -- 15. Fish and fisheries / Digby Cyrus -- 16. Birds / Jane Turpie, Ricky H. Taylor, Meyrick Bowker and Caroline Fox -- 17. Crocodiles / Xander Combrink, Jonathan Warner and Colleen T. Downs -- 18. Hippopotamuses / Ricky H. Taylor -- 19. Alien and invasive species / Nelson A. F. Miranda and Janine B. Adams -- 20. Food webs and ecosystem functioning / Ursula M. Scharler and Fiona C. MacKay -- 21. Climate change impacts / Andrew A. Mather, Derek D. Stretch and Andrew Z. Maro -- References -- Appendix: web page database, 1900-2010 / Nuette Gordon -- Index
Description based upon print version of record
Link Print version: Perissinotto, Renzo Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems : Lake St. Lucia as a Global Model Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107019751
Subject Natural history -- South Africa -- Saint Lucia, Lake
Estuarine ecology -- South Africa -- Saint Lucia, Lake
Electronic books
Electronic books
Alt Author Perissinotto, R
Stretch, Derek D
Taylor, R. H. (Richard Hilton), 1949-