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Title Brazilian estuaries : a benthic perspective / edited by Paulo da Cunha Lana, Angelo Fraga Bernardino
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018
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Descript 1 online resource (xix, 212 pages) : digital ; 24 cm
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Series Brazilian marine biodiversity, 2520-1077
Brazilian marine biodiversity
Note General introduction -- Estuaries from the Amazonian Ecoregion -- Estuaries from the Northeastern Ecoregion -- Estuaries from the Eastern Ecoregion -- Estuaries from the Southeastern Ecoregion -- Estuaries from the Southern Ecoregion
This book presents the main drivers of benthic structure and processes in estuaries from the 8,000 km-Brazilian coast, assesses the influence of natural and human disturbance, and discusses their ecological importance and management needs. Estuaries are unique coastal ecosystems often with low biodiversity that sustain and provide essential ecological services to mankind. These ecosystems include a variety of habitats with their own sediment­fauna dynamics, all of them globally altered or threatened by human activities. Mangroves, saltmarshes, tidal flats and other confined estuarine systems are under increasing stress by overfishing and other human activities leading to habitat and species loss. Combined changes in estuarine hydromorphology and in climate pose severe threats to estuarine ecosystems at a global scale
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Estuarine ecology -- Brazil
Marine biodiversity -- Brazil
Estuaries -- Brazil
Coastal ecology -- Brazil
Life Sciences
Coastal Sciences
Freshwater & Marine Ecology
Conservation Biology/Ecology
Sustainable Development
Alt Author Lana, Paulo da Cunha, editor
Bernardino, Angelo Fraga, editor
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