Estuaries of the World

Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond

Editors: Wolanski, Eric (Ed.)

  • A synthesis of the environmental status of iconic Australian estuaries and bays by eminent Australian scientists  
  • Suggests what Australian estuaries will look like in 2050 and beyond based on socio-economic decisions that are made now, and changes that are needed to ensure sustainability  
  • Intended for researchers, practitioners, (under) graduates in all disciplines dealing with complex problems as well as methodological tools to set up truly transversal science and technology projects, such as the restoration of damaged habitats  
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About this book

The book addresses the questions: Is Australia’s rapidly growing human population and economy environmentally sustainable for its estuaries and coasts? What is needed to enable sustainable development?

To answer these questions, this book reports detailed studies of 20 iconic Australian estuaries and bays by leading Australian estuarine scientists.

That knowledge is synthesised in time and space across Australia to suggest what Australian estuaries will look like in 2050 and beyond based on socio-economic decisions that are made now, and changes that are needed to ensure sustainability.

The book also has a Prologue by Mr Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia, which bridges environmental science, population policy and sustainability.

About the authors

Dr. Eric Wolanski is a coastal oceanographer and ecohydrologist. Eric has 360 publications; he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l'Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the catholic University of Louvain, a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunication award for excellence, and the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Eric is a member of the IGBP-IHDP Scientific Steering Committee of Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), and a member of the Scientific Planning Committee of Japan’s Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS). He is a chief editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Wetlands Ecology and Management, and the Treatise of Estuarine and Coastal Science.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This nicely illustrated book is a wonderful mix of case studies, geographical descriptions, history, scientifically-based predictions, socio-economic anecdotes, and fundamental physical, biological, chemical and environmental science … . It is written at a level where most readers, specialist scientists or not, will have no difficulty following the text and appreciating the arguments. As a summary of the historical, the current, and the anticipated status of Australian estuaries, on a level that can be appreciated by almost everybody, it is excellent.” (Reg Uncles, ECSA Bulletin, Issue 62, 2014)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond – A Synthesis

    Wolanski, Eric (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Sydney Estuary, Australia: Geology, Anthropogenic Development and Hydrodynamic Processes/Attributes

    Lee, Serena B. (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • The Murray/Coorong Estuary: Meeting of the Waters?

    Kämpf, Jochen (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • Port Phillip Bay

    Sampson, Joe (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Past, Present and Futures of the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania

    Ellison, Joanna C. (et al.)

    Pages 69-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond
Editors
  • Eric Wolanski
Series Title
Estuaries of the World
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7019-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7019-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7018-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8126-8
Series ISSN
2214-1553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 292
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