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Brazilian Marine Biodiversity

Brazilian Estuaries

A Benthic Perspective

Editors: Lana, Paulo da Cunha, Bernardino, Angelo Fraga (Eds.)

  • Presents the main drivers of benthic structure and processes in estuaries from the Brazilian coast
  • Assesses the influence of natural and human disturbances on this unique coastal ecosystem
  • Discusses the importance of estuaries and their management needs
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About this book

This book presents the main drivers of benthic structure and processes in estuaries from the 8,000 km-Brazilian coast, assesses the influence of natural and human disturbance, and discusses their ecological importance and management needs. Estuaries are unique coastal ecosystems often with low biodiversity that sustain and provide essential ecological services to mankind. These ecosystems include a variety of habitats with their own sediment­ and fauna dynamics, all of them globally altered or threatened by human activities. Mangroves, saltmarshes, tidal flats and other confined estuarine systems are under increasing stress by overfishing and other human activities leading to habitat and species loss. Combined changes in estuarine hydromorphology and in climate pose severe threats to estuarine ecosystems at a global scale.

About the authors

Paulo da Cunha Lana is a biological oceanographer, marine ecologist and taxonomist (DSc in Biological Oceanography, University of São Paulo, 1984). He is a Full Professor at Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil. He is interested in understanding why benthic animals are where they are, how they have arrived there, how they live and persist and why they are likely to disappear from time to time.

Angelo Fraga Bernardino PhD in Oceanography (2009) from University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Dr. Bernardino works with benthic ecology along coastal and deep-sea Continental Margin Ecosystems. He is currently involved in a number of research projects that investigate benthic ecology and function on estuarine and coastal habitats in order to support marine conservation.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Brazilian Estuaries: A Geomorphologic and Oceanographic Perspective

    Lessa, Guilherme C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Benthic Estuarine Assemblages of the Brazilian North Coast (Amazonia Ecoregion)

    Rosa Filho, José Souto (et al.)

    Pages 39-74

  • Benthic Estuarine Assemblages of the Northeastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion

    Maia, Rafaela Camargo (et al.)

    Pages 75-94

  • Benthic Estuarine Assemblages of the Eastern Marine Brazilian Ecoregion (EME)

    Bernardino, Angelo Fraga (et al.)

    Pages 95-116

  • Benthic Estuarine Assemblages of the Southeastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion (SBME)

    Cunha Lana, Paulo (et al.)

    Pages 117-175

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77779-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77778-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brazilian Estuaries
Book Subtitle
A Benthic Perspective
Editors
  • Paulo da Cunha Lana
  • Angelo Fraga Bernardino
Series Title
Brazilian Marine Biodiversity
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77779-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77779-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77778-8
Series ISSN
2520-1077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 212
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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