Coastal Lagoons: Geology, Characteristics and Diversity

Carole Snyder (Editor)

Series: Coastal and Oceanic Landforms, Development and Management
BISAC: NAT045050

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The term ‘lagoon’ is derived from the Italian laguna, which originally referred to the waters around Venice but currently denotes a variety of geomorphologically and ecologically defined systems, including atoll lagoons and coastal lagoons. While the former are restricted to tropical latitudes, coastal lagoons are common features of the coasts of all continents, occurring, as they do, along about 13 percent of the world’s shorelines. This book reviews the geology, characteristics and diversity of coastal lagoons. (Imprint: Novinka)

Preface

Chapter 1. Confined Coastal Lagoons: Extraordinary Habitats at Risk
Alessandro Saccà (Depatment of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy)

Chapter 2. Coastal Lagoons Hydrologically Controlled by Groundwater Outflow to the Ocean: The Role of Tsunami Deposits
Kazuhisa A. Chikita, Yoshitaka Sakata, Shingo Mayeda, Yuichi Nishimura, and Md Motaleb Hossain (Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3. The Bivalve Cerastoderma Edule as a Bioindicator for Metals Contamination in Coastal Lagoons
Kelly Veiga, Carmen A. Pedro, Márcia S. S. Santos, Susana M. F. Ferreira, and Sílvia C. Gonçalves (MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ESTM, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Peniche, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 4. Saltmarsh Halophytes as Environmental Tools for the Remediation of Trace Metals Contamination in Coastal Lagoons
Carmen A. Pedro, Márcia S. S. Santos, Susana M. F. Ferreira, and Sílvia C. Gonçalves (MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, ESTM, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Peniche, Portugal, and others)

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