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Estuaries and Coasts

Estuaries and Coasts

Journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

Co-Editor-in-Chief: P. Montagna; C. Simenstad

ISSN: 1559-2723 (print version)
ISSN: 1559-2731 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12237

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Guest Editors: Diann J. Prosser, Thomas E. Jordan, Rochelle D. Seitz, Donald E. Weller, Dennis F. Whigham, and Jessica L. Nagel
Our Virtual Issues are compiled in close collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief P. Montagna and C. Simenstad and focus on cutting-edge topics. They present key articles which have been published in the journal over the course of the last years.


By Marcus Sheaves, Ronald Baker, Ivan Nagelkerken, Rod M. Connolly

Special Sections: CERF Mar Del Plata Conference and In Honor of Michele L. Dionne 

Volume 38, Issue 4 / July 2015

Special Sections: Human Dimensions of Our Estuaries and Coasts; and Renewable Ocean Energy Development and the Environment 

Volume 38, Issue 1 Supplement / January 2015

Special Issue - Drivers of Change in Shallow Coastal Photic Systems  

Guest Editors: Michael J. Kennish, Mark J. Brush, and Kenneth A. Moore

Volume 37, Issue 1 Supplement / March 2014

The Odum Synthesis Essay 2016 

Joy B. Zedler: What’s New in Adaptive Management and Restoration of Coasts and Estuaries?

The Odum Synthesis Essay 2015 

Ivan Valiela: The Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh Plots - Some History, Highlights, and Contrails from a Long-Term Study

The Odum Synthesis Essay 2014 

Hans W. Paerl, Nathan S. Hall, Benjamin L. Peierls, Karen L. Rossignol: Evolving Paradigms and Challenges in Estuarine and Coastal Eutrophication Dynamics in a Culturally and Climatically Stressed World

The Odum Synthesis Essay 2013 

Carlos Duarte et al: Is Ocean Acidification an Open-Ocean Syndrome? Understanding Anthropogenic Impacts on Seawater pH.

Special Section - The Arctic Ocean Estuary 

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    Estuaries and Coasts is the journal of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. It publishes original research on the hydrodynamics, hydrology, (geo)chemistry, geology, biology and their interactions in marine waters influenced by connectivity to land. The journal's geographic scope includes coastal watersheds, tidal rivers, estuaries, lagoons, inland seas, wetlands, and near-shore coastal waters from polar to equatorial latitudes. The Editors encourage submissions that present novel approaches, findings or concepts of general interest to better understand the functioning and structure of coastal systems and will interest the journal's increasingly international readership. Submissions that are primarily descriptive, strongly place based, or report on development of models or new methods without detailing their applications fall outside the scope of the journal.

    Manuscripts will be judged on the basis of their contribution of original data, ideas and interpretation. Only material intended for publication in Estuaries and Coasts will be considered. Manuscripts must be written in English but may have an abstract in an alternate language when appropriate. Manuscripts will be reviewed by a member of the Editorial Board and by at least two anonymous reviewers.


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