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Biogeochemistry of estuaries [electronic resource] /
Thomas S. Bianchi.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
description
xiv, 706 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0195160827 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780195160826, 9780195160826 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
isbn
0195160827 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780195160826
9780195160826 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Estuarine science and biogeochemical cycles -- Origin and geomorphology -- Hydrodynamics -- Physical properties and gradients -- Dissolved gases in water -- Sources and distribution of sediments -- Isotope geochemistry -- Organic matter cycling -- Characterization of organic matter -- Nitrogen cycle -- Phosphorus and silica cycles -- Sulfur cycle -- Carbon cycle -- Trace metal cycling -- Anthropogenic stressors in estuaries -- Estuarine-coastal interactions
catalogue key
8111837
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [535]-687) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Thomas S. Bianchi is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University, College Station
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The true strength of this book derives from the obvious passion Bianchi has for the subject. Each chapter is dense with references, clearly represents the state of knowledge with respect to estuarine science and incorporates more than 3000 references into the text, such that this book will be consulted for years to come." -- R. D. Pancost, Organic Geochemistry "Overall, Biogeochemistry of Estuaries is well written and does a superb job of synthesizing information that heretofore was scattered across a wide range of books and/or journals. The book represents a major contribution to the field of estuarine science and should be of interest to students as well as those with more expertise in this field."--David Burdige, Eos "This is a valuable book that collects a substantial amout of important information; the references alone are a worthwhile resource."--Ivan Valiela, The Quarterly Review of Biology "With a writing style that is straightfoward and approachable, the author takes an integrative, approach to successfully describe the interplay of physical, chemical, and biological interactions that are the hallmark of these ever-changing systems."-- Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "Whether used by initiates to these complex systems or as a reminder of forgotten linkages, there is something in this text for anyone interested in the myraid of important processes in estuaries and their study."-- Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "The strong suit of this book is that it provides a comprehensive introduction over the range of important estuarine processes, particularly those related to organic-matter cycling. On more than one occasion, I found myself asking, "What about...'", only to find a descriptive section and references to my query on the next page." -- H. Rodger Harvey, Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin "This volume is highly recommended for students and professionals alike. There's nothing else out there quite like it, and increased attention to the estuarine zone is clearly in society's future." --Lawrence M. Mayer, Elements
"The true strength of this book derives from the obvious passion Bianchi has for the subject. Each chapter is dense with references, clearly represents the state of knowledge with respect to estuarine science and incorporates more than 3000 references into the text, such that this book will be consulted for years to come." -- R. D. Pancost,Organic Geochemistry "Overall,Biogeochemistry of Estuariesis well written and does a superb job of synthesizing information that heretofore was scattered across a wide range of books and/or journals. The book represents a major contribution to the field of estuarine science and should be of interest to students as well as those with more expertise in this field."--David Burdige,Eos "This is a valuable book that collects a substantial amout of important information; the references alone are a worthwhile resource."--Ivan Valiela,The Quarterly Review of Biology "With a writing style that is straightfoward and approachable, the author takes an integrative, approach to successfully describe the interplay of physical, chemical, and biological interactions that are the hallmark of these ever-changing systems."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "Whether used by initiates to these complex systems or as a reminder of forgotten linkages, there is something in this text for anyone interested in the myraid of important processes in estuaries and their study."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "The strong suit of this book is that it provides a comprehensive introduction over the range of important estuarine processes, particularly those related to organic-matter cycling. On more than one occasion, I found myself asking, "What about...'", only to find a descriptive section and references to my query on the next page." -- H. Rodger Harvey,Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin "This volume is highly recommended for students and professionals alike. There's nothing else out there quite like it, and increased attention to the estuarine zone is clearly in society's future." --Lawrence M. Mayer,Elements
"This is a valuable book that collects a substantial amout of important information; the references alone are a worthwhile resource."--The Quarterly Review of Biology "With a writing style that is straightfoward and approachable, the author takes an integrative, approach to successfully describe the interplay of physical, chemical, and biological interactions that are the hallmark of these ever-changing systems."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "Whether used by initiates to these complex systems or as a reminder of forgotten linkages, there is something in this text for anyone interested in the myraid of important processes in estuaries and their study."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin
"With a writing style that is straightfoward and approachable, the author takes an integrative, approach to successfully describe the interplay of physical, chemical, and biological interactions that are the hallmark of these ever-changing systems."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin "Whether used by initiates to these complex systems or as a reminder of forgotten linkages, there is something in this text for anyone interested in the myraid of important processes in estuaries and their study."--Limology and Oceanography Bulletin
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Offering a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of biochemical cycling in estuaries, this text utilises numerous illustrations and an extensive literature base in order to impart the current state-of-the-art knowledge in the field.
Long Description
Biogeochemistry of Estuaries offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding biogeochemical cycling in estuaries. Designed as a text for intermediate to advanced students, this book utilizes numerous illustrations and an extensive literature base to impart the current state-of-the-art knowledge in this field. While many of the existing books in estuarine science are comprised of edited volumes, typically focused on highly specific topics in estuaries, Biogeochemistry of Estuaries provides, for the first time, a unique foundation in the areas of geomorphology, geochemistry, biochemistry, aqueous chemistry, and ecology, while making strong linkages (trhoughout the text) to ecosystem-based processes in estuarine sciences. Estuaries, located at the interface between land and the coastal ocean are dynamic, highly productive systems that, in many cases, have been historically associated with development of many of the great centers of early human civilization. Consequentially, these systems have and continue to be highly impacted by anthropogenic inputs. This timely book takes the foundational basis of elemental cycling in estuarine and applies it to estuarine management issues. Biogeochemistry of Estuaries will be welcomed by estuarine/marine scientists, ecologists, biogeochemists, and environmentalists around the world.
Main Description
Biogeochemistry of Estuaries offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to understanding biogeochemical cycling in estuaries. Designed as a text for intermediate to advanced students, this book utilizes numerous illustrations and an extensive literature base to impart the currentstate-of-the-art knowledge in this field. While many of the existing books in estuarine science are comprised of edited volumes, typically focused on highly specific topics in estuaries, Biogeochemistry of Estuaries provides, for the first time, a unique foundation in the areas of geomorphology,geochemistry, biochemistry, aqueous chemistry, and ecology, while making strong linkages (trhoughout the text) to ecosystem-based processes in estuarine sciences. Estuaries, located at the interface between land and the coastal ocean are dynamic, highly productive systems that, in many cases, havebeen historically associated with development of many of the great centers of early human civilization. Consequentially, these systems have and continue to be highly impacted by anthropogenic inputs. This timely book takes the foundational basis of elemental cycling in estuarine and applies it toestuarine management issues. Biogeochemistry of Estuaries will be welcomed by estuarine/marine scientists, ecologists, biogeochemists, and environmentalists around the world.
Table of Contents
Estuarine Science and Biogeochemical Cyclesp. 3
Importance of Estuariesp. 3
Description of Estuarine Sciencep. 3
Human Impact on Estuaries and Management Issuesp. 6
Biogeochemical Cycles in Estuariesp. 9
Summaryp. 10
Physical Dynamics of Estuariesp. 11
Origin and Geomorphologyp. 13
Age, Formation, and Classificationp. 13
Distribution and Sedimentary Processes within Estuarine Typesp. 19
Summaryp. 32
Hydrodynamicsp. 34
Hydrologic Cyclep. 34
General Circulation, Mixing Patterns, and Salt Balancep. 41
Residence Timesp. 50
Summaryp. 53
Chemistry of Estuarine Watersp. 55
Physical Properties and Gradientsp. 57
Thermodynamic Equilibrium Models and Kineticsp. 57
Physical Properties of Water and Solubility of Saltsp. 60
Sources and Mixing of Dissolved Salts in Estuariesp. 65
Concepts and Measurement of Salinityp. 72
Reactivity of Dissolved Constituentsp. 74
Ion Activity, Speciation, and Equilibrium Modelsp. 75
Effects of Suspended Particulates and Chemical Interactionsp. 80
Summaryp. 81
Dissolved Gases in Waterp. 84
Composition of the Atmospherep. 85
Atmosphere-Water Exchangep. 87
Water-to-Air Fluxes of Carbon Dioxide and Other Dissolved Gases in Estuariesp. 90
Summaryp. 99
Properties of Estuarine Sedimentsp. 101
Sources and Distribution of Sedimentsp. 103
Weathering Processesp. 103
Erosion, Transport, and Sedimentationp. 106
Estuarine Turbidity Maximum, Benthic Boundary Layer, and Fluid Mudsp. 111
Summaryp. 117
Isotope Geochemistryp. 119
Basic Principles of Radioactivityp. 119
Radionuclides in Estuarine Researchp. 122
Stable Isotopesp. 159
Summaryp. 171
Organic Matter Sources and Transformationp. 175
Organic Matter Cyclingp. 177
Production of Organic Matterp. 177
Particulate and Dissolved Organic Matter in Estuariesp. 181
Decomposition of Organic Detritusp. 200
Early Diagenesisp. 204
Animal-Sediment Relations and Organic Matter Cyclingp. 214
Controls on the Preservation of Organic Matter in Estuarine Sedimentsp. 217
Summaryp. 221
Characterization of Organic Matterp. 224
Bulk Organic Matter Techniquesp. 224
Molecular Biomarkersp. 235
Summaryp. 294
Nutrient and Trace Metal Cyclingp. 297
Nitrogen Cyclep. 299
Sources of Nitrogen to Estuariesp. 299
Transformations and Cycling of Inorganic and Organic Nitrogenp. 311
Sediment-Water Exchange of Dissolved Nitrogenp. 326
Nitrogen Budgets for Selected Estuariesp. 336
Summaryp. 343
Phosphorus and Silica Cyclesp. 346
Sources of Phosphorus to Estuariesp. 346
Phosphorus Fluxes Across the Sediment-Water Interfacep. 351
Cycling of Inorganic and Organic Phosphorusp. 357
Phosphorus Budgets from Selected Estuariesp. 362
Sources of Silica to Estuariesp. 365
Silica Cyclingp. 368
Summaryp. 373
Sulfur Cyclep. 373
Sources of Sulfur to Estuariesp. 373
Cycling of Inorganic and Organic Sulfur in Estuarine Sedimentsp. 375
Cycling of Inorganic and Organic Sulfur in Estuarine Watersp. 388
Summaryp. 393
Carbon Cyclep. 395
The Global Carbon Cyclep. 395
Transformations and Cycling of Dissolved Inorganic Carbonp. 396
Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions in Estuariesp. 402
Transformations and Cycling of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Carbonp. 413
The Ecological Transfer of Carbonp. 422
Carbon Budgets for Selected Estuariesp. 423
Summaryp. 434
Trace Metal Cyclingp. 436
Sources and Abundance of Trace Metalsp. 436
Background on Metal Ion Chemistryp. 438
Trace Metal Cycling in the Water Columnp. 444
Trace Metal Cycling and Fluxes in Sedimentsp. 456
Summaryp. 461
Anthropogenic Inputs to Estuariesp. 463
Anthropogenic Stressors in Estuariesp. 465
Anthropogenic Change in Estuariesp. 465
Partitioning and Toxicity of Trace Metalsp. 470
Partitioning and Toxicity of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminantsp. 472
Nutrient Loading and Eutrophicationp. 481
Historical Reconstruction of Environmental Changep. 486
Summaryp. 491
Global Impact of Estuariesp. 493
Estuarine-Coastal Interactionsp. 495
Rivers, Estuaries, and the Coastal Oceanp. 495
River-Dominated Ocean Marginsp. 498
Groundwater Inputs to the Coastal Oceanp. 502
Summaryp. 504
Appendicesp. 506
Atomic Weights of Elementsp. 506
SI Units and Conversion Factorsp. 509
Physical and Chemical Constantsp. 511
Geologic Timetablep. 511
Glossaryp. 512
Referencesp. 535
Indexp. 689
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