Springer Series on Environmental Management

Long Island Sound

Prospects for the Urban Sea

Editors: Latimer, J.S., Tedesco, M.A., Swanson, R.L., Yarish, C., Stacey, P.E., Garza, C. (Eds.)

  • Provides a key reference of our scientific understanding for work performed over the past three decades
  • Guides future research and monitoring in a dynamic urbanized estuary
  • Lays a foundation for integrative coastal observing systems that truly provide the foundation for improved decision-making
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About this book

The U.S. Ocean Commission Report identified the need for regional ecosystem assessments to support coastal and ocean management. These assessments must provide greater understanding of physical and biological dynamics than assessments at global and national scales can provide but transcend state and local interests. This need and timeliness is apparent for Long Island Sound, where a multi-state regional restoration program is underway for America’s most urbanized estuary. Synthesis of the Long Island Sound ecosystem is needed to integrate knowledge across disciplines and provide insight into understanding and managing pressing issues, such as non-point sources of pollution, coastal development, global climatic change, and invasive species. Currently, there is a need for a comprehensive volume that summarizes the ecological and environmental dynamics and status of Long Island Sound and its myriad ecosystems.

It has been 30 years since a comprehensive summary of Long Island Sound was prepared and 50 years since the pioneering work of Gordon Riley. Major advances in estuarine science are providing new insights into these systems, and yet, the condition of many estuaries is in decline in the face of continuing coastal development. There is an opportunity to lay a foundation for integrative coastal observing systems that truly provide the foundation for improved decision-making. This book will provide a key reference of our scientific understanding for work performed over the past three decades and guide future research and monitoring in a dynamic urbanized estuary.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This multiauthored work provides chapters on the geology, physical oceanography, water chemistry, and ecology of Long Island Sound, sandwiched between chapters providing an overview of societal uses of the sound and a consideration of past and future management of its resources. … The well-written chapters provide competent, detailed summaries of each topic area. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)


“This massive, multidisciplinary synthesis is a welcome contribution to the understanding of Long Island Sound, providing not only new knowledge, but important information relevant to managers of coastal ecosystems. It will provide an extremely valuable resource for Long Island Sound for many years to come.” (Gene E. Likens, Founding Director and President Emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY)

“Long Island Sound: Prospects for the Urban Sea" is a major new and timely contribution to the literature on one of the nation’s most important estuaries. Prospects for all our estuaries are changing, primarily as a result of coastal development and effects associated with climate change particularly sea level rise and increased power of storm surges, rising temperatures and ocean acidification. This book provides valuable insights into understanding these impacts and into how to improve the prospects for the qualities and uses of Long Island Sound most important to society and to creating and maintaining a healthy, productive ecosystem. Many of the lessons are transferrable to other estuaries and coastal systems.” (Jerry R. Schubel, President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Long Island Sound: A Socioeconomic Perspective

    Marilyn E. Weigold, Elizabeth Pillsbury

    Pages 1-46

  • The Geology of Long Island Sound

    Ralph Lewis

    Pages 47-77

  • The Physical Oceanography of Long Island Sound

    James O’Donnell, Robert E. Wilson, Kamazima Lwiza, et al.

    Pages 79-158

  • Metals, Organic Compounds, and Nutrients in Long Island Sound: Sources, Magnitudes, Trends, and Impacts

    Johan C. Varekamp, Anne E. McElroy, John R. Mullaney, Vincent T. Breslin

    Pages 203-283

  • Synthesis for Management

    Mark A. Tedesco, R. Lawrence Swanson, Paul E. Stacey, et al.

    Pages 481-539

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3953-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long Island Sound
Book Subtitle
Prospects for the Urban Sea
Editors
  • James S Latimer
  • Mark A Tedesco
  • R Lawrence Swanson
  • Charles Yarish
  • Paul E Stacey
  • Corey Garza
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6126-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6126-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6125-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3953-4
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 558
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations, 112 illustrations in colour
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