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Coastal Marshes

Ecology and Wildlife Management

1988
Author:

Robert H. Chabreck

Coastal Marshes

This book describes coastal marshes in terms of form, function, ecology, wildlife value, and management. Chabreck’s emphasis is on the marshes of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico but he also examines marshes on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Plant and animal communities are each given a chapter, and the book concludes with considerations of future uses and needs of coastal marshes. “Salt, brackish, intermediate, and freshwater marshes are discussed in chapters on nutrient cycling, food web and biodiversity, plant and animal communities, economic value and recreational use, and managerial techniques. . . illuminating and attractive.” --Naturalist Review

This book describes coastal marshes in terms of form, function, ecology, wildlife value, and management. Chabreck’s emphasis is on the marshes of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico but he also examines marshes on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Plant and animal communities are each given a chapter, and the book concludes with considerations of future uses and needs of coastal marshes. “Salt, brackish, intermediate, and freshwater marshes are discussed in chapters on nutrient cycling, food web and biodiversity, plant and animal communities, economic value and recreational use, and managerial techniques. . . illuminating and attractive.” --Naturalist Review

The book is well illustrated with photographs and other figures . . . . The approach is semipopular, semitechnical and most informative . . . . Highly recommended . . .

Choice

Awards

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Coastal Marshes

Robert H. Chabreck is Professor of Wildlife Management Emeritus at Louisiana State University.

Coastal Marshes

The book is well illustrated with photographs and other figures . . . . The approach is semipopular, semitechnical and most informative . . . . Highly recommended . . .

Choice

Written for an informed audience, the study can still serve as a good introduction to the subject for the uninformed but highly interested layman.

Wilderness 25

In this illuminating addition to the 'Wildlife Habitat Series' . . . the author relates his vast research experience on the subject in a succinct style that will be welcomed by many readers. The attractive format provides a solid overview of an important component of our wetland heritage. . . . it reads like a well-edited set of notes from a class conducted by a very knowledgeable professor.

Naturalist Review

This is a useful addition to the growing body of wetlands literature, a compact state-of-knowledge report of the status of coastal marshes. The author relates his vast research experience on the subject in a succinct style that will be welcome by many readers. The attractive format provides a solid overview of an imortant component of our wetland heritage.

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