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Atlantic Shorelines:
Natural History and Ecology
Mark D. Bertness

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi

Chapter 1: The Setting 1
Continental Drift and the Age of the East Coast 2
Sea Level Change 5
Winter Ice 8
Barrier Islands 9
Species Origins and Invasions 11
Introduced Species 13
Tides 18
Waves and Water Movement 24
Waves Hitting the Shore 25
Effects of Shoreline Topography on Waves 27
Wave Effects on Shorelines 28
Water Movement 30
Summary 33
Further Reading 34

Chapter 2: The Economy of the Shoreline: The Production and Consumption of Resources 36
Primary Productivity 36
Bottom-up Control of Shoreline Communities 48
Top-down Control of Shoreline Communities 53
Consumer Feeding Strategies 56
Foraging Decisions 63
Prey Defenses 70
Summary 83
Further Reading 84

Chapter 3: Reproduction and Recruitment of Shoreline Organisms 86
Fertilization 87
Types of Development 94
Problems Facing Planktonic Larvae 100
Factors Regulating the Recruitment of Planktonic Larvae 112
Population and Community Effects of Variable Larval Supply 123
Summary 128
Further Reading 128

Chapter 4: Process and Pattern in Shoreline Communities 130
Zonation 130
Competitive Interactions 133
Positive Interactions 142
Consumer Effects 149
Interactions among the Forces That Shape Shoreline Communities 157
Natural Disturbance Processes 159
Mechanisms of Secondary Succession 164
Ecosystem Engineering 167
Summary 170
Further Reading 171

Chapter 5: Rocky Shores 172
Rocky Intertidal Algae 173
Rocky Intertidal Herbivores 182
Predators on Rocky Shores 195
Stresses in Rocky Intertidal Habitats 203
Zonation 215
Conservation Issues 235
Summary 238
Further Reading 239

Chapter 6: Soft-sediment Habitats 241
The Physical Habitat 242
Tidal Flat Organisms 246
Zonation in Intertidal Soft-substrate Habitats 267
Ecosystem Engineering in Soft-Sediment Habitats 283
Conservation Concerns 301
Summary 302
Further Reading 303

Chapter 7: Salt Marsh and Mangrove Communities 304
Marsh Development 305
Marsh Plant Zonation 308
Physical Stresses on Marsh Plants 322
Competition among Marsh Plants 325
Positive Feedback in Marsh Plant Communities 330
Consumer Control in Salt Marsh Systems 335
Disturbance in Marsh Plant Communities 337
Secondary Succession in Marsh Plant Communities 340
Marsh Production and Its Effect on Estuarine Habitats 344
Animals of Salt Marshes 348
Predators 365
Marshes as Nursery Grounds 366
Marsh Conservation 368
Mangrove Forests 373
Summary 380
Further Reading 382

Glossary 383
Bibliography 391
Index 423

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