The Bahía Blanca Estuary

Ecology and Biodiversity

Editors: Fiori, Sandra, Pratolongo, Paula D. (Eds.)

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  • Explores Bahía Blanca Estuary, one of the largest coastal systems in Atlantic South America
  • Provides the first comprehensive review on its biological components for the international community
  • Each chapter was written by a local expert in the field
  • Content is organized by habitats and functional groups, emphasizing an ecosystems approach to biodiversity
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The Bahía Blanca Estuary is one of the largest coastal systems in Atlantic South America. This mesotidal estuary, situated in a sharp transition between humid subtropical and semiarid climates, has a unique combination of large interannual climatic variations. The estuarine area encompasses roughly 2300 square kilometers and is composed of wide expanses of intertidal flats, salt marshes, and emerged islands, which create intricate landscape patterns. Natural environments in the estuary sustain a high concentration of marine and terrestrial species, including endemic, threatened, and endangered fish and shorebirds. Puerto Cuatreros, in the inner zone of the estuary, hosts a permanent marine research station, whose records span more than 30 years of biophysical variables, and represent one of the largest time series of ecological data in South America. Beyond its ecological relevance, the Bahía Blanca Estuary is under increasing anthropogenic pressure from large urban settlements, industrial developments and harbors, raising the question of how to balance conservation and development. The Bahía Blanca Estuary: Ecology and Biodiversity offers a comprehensive review of life in the ecosystems of the estuary. The book is divided into five major sections, the first of which provides a description of the regional setting and covers key aspects of estuarine dynamics. The three following sections are dedicated to different habitat types and, within each section, the chapters are organized around major functional groups from pelagic and benthic environments. The fifth and final section covers issues related to management and conservation. Overall, the book provides essential and up-to-date reference material on the biodiversity and ecosystem processes of the Bahía Blanca Estuary, and will appeal to a broad international audience.

About the authors

Sandra M. Fiori, PhD is a Professor of Ecology of Communities and Ecosystems at Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, and also holds a position as Independent Researcher at CONICET (National Research Council, Argentina). She obtained a Master in Wild Life Management from Universidad de Córdoba in 1997 and PhD in Biological Sciences from Universidad de Nacional del Sur in 2003, and completed postdoctoral training at Instituto Politécnico Nacional – Unidad Mérida (Yucatán, México).


Paula Pratolongo, PhD is a Professor of Marine Ecology at Universidad Nacional del sur, Argentina, and also holds a position as Independent Researcher at CONICET (National Research Council, Argentina). She obtained a PhD in Biological Sciences from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2005, and completed postdoctoral training at East Carolina University, North Carolina, under a Fulbright Award. Dra. Pratolongo received the MaB Young Scientists Award on Ecosystems and Water, granted by the MaB-UNESCO Program.


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bahía Blanca Estuary
Book Subtitle
Ecology and Biodiversity
Editors
  • Sandra Fiori
  • Paula D. Pratolongo
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66486-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66486-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66485-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 581
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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