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Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Arnas Palaima


The San Francisco Bay, the biggest estuary on the west coast of North America, was once surrounded by an almost unbroken chain of tidal wetlands, a fecund sieve of ecosystems connecting the land and the Bay. Today, most of these wetlands have disappeared under the demands of coastal development, and those that remain cling precariously to a drastically altered coastline. This volume is a collaborative effort of nearly 40 scholars in which the wealth of scientific knowledge available on tidal wetlands of the San Francisco Estuary is summarized and integrated. This book addresses issues of taxon ... More

Keywords: San Francisco, estuary, tidal wetlands, ecosystem, climate change, toxicology, ecology, coastal

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780520274297
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520274297.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arnas Palaima, editor

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Part One Ecology: Environment

Chapter Two Historical Formation

Frances Malamud-Roam and Michelle F. Goman

Chapter Four Pollution: Persistent Organic Contaminants and Trace Metals

Hyun-Min Hwang, Peter G. Green, and Thomas M. Young

Chapter Five Pollution: Emerging Contaminants

Carol A. Vines and Gary N. Cherr

Chapter Six Tidal Marshes in the Context of Climate Change

V. Thomas Parker, John C. Callaway, Lisa M. Schile, Michael C. Vasey, and Ellen R. Herbert

Part II Ecology: Organisms

Chapter Seven Tidal Vegetation: Spatial and temporal Dynamics

V. Thomas Parker, John C. Callaway, Lisa M. Schile, Michael C. Vasey, and Ellen R. Herbert

Chapter Ten Invertebrates: A Case Study Of China Camp State Park, Marin County

April Robinson, Andrew N. Cohen, Brie Lindsey, and Letitia Grenier

Chapter Eleven Fishes

Peter B. Moyle, James Hobbs, and Teejay O'Rear

Chapter Twelve Bird Communities: Effects of Fragmentation, Disturbance, and Sea Level Rise on Population Viability

John Y. Takekawa, Isa Woo, Karen M. Thorne, Kevin J. Buffington, Nadav Nur, Michael L. Casazza and Joshua T. Ackerman

Chapter Thirteen Small Mammals

Howard Shellhammer

Part III Conservation and Restoration

Chapter Seventeen Natural and Restored Tidal Marsh Communities

Katharyn E. Boyer and Whitney J. Thornton

Chapter Eighteen Current Issues in Tidal Marsh Restoration

John C. Callaway and V. Thomas Parker

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