This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know. With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections: Environmental Science, Environments, Paradigms & Concepts, Processes & Dynamics, Scales & Techniques, and Environmental Issues.  

Restoration of Ecosystems (New Focus for Wetlands)

Restoration of Ecosystems (New focus for wetlands)

Living on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico for centuries has been a story of coping with the spring floods (in United States) and summer-autumn floods (in Mexico), as well as fall major storms and hurricanes in both coasts. On one hand, floods and hurricanes are driving forces shape coastal landscapes and controls on what and where people can base their livelihoods. On the other hand, both driving forces control the natural production mechanisms in the inner sea shelf. A number of fish resources couple their lifecycles with these environmental processes and utilize the continuous landscape from the river basin to coastal lagoons and estuaries, deltas, and the adjacent ocean. These two ...

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