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Human Impacts on Soft-Sediment Systems—Pollution

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

A widely accepted definition of marine pollution is“the introduction by man, directly or indirectly, of substances or energy into the marine environment (including estuaries) resulting in such ... More


Ecology of Coastal Marine Sediments: Form, Function, and Change in the Anthropocene

Simon Thrush, Judi Hewitt, Conrad Pilditch, and Alf Norkko

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198804765
eISBN:
9780191843044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804765.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Marine sediments dominate the seafloor, creating one of the largest ecosystems on earth. Marine sediments contain some of the steepest known natural chemical gradients and are extraordinarily ... More


The Benthos in the Management of Marine Sediments

John S. Gray and Michael Elliott

in Ecology of Marine Sediments: From Science to Management

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198569015
eISBN:
9780191916717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198569015.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Throughout the previous chapters, we have focused on our understanding of the benthic system, its processes, structure, and functioning but, hopefully, we have also shown some of the changes to the ... More


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