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Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and Beyond


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1. Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond - A synthesis
Eric Wolanski and Jean-Paul Ducrotoy

PART I - Estuaries that bore the full pressure of the historical developments

2. Sydney Estuary, Australia: Geology, anthropogenic development and hydrodynamic processes/attributes
Serena B. Lee, and Gavin F. Birch

3. The Murray/Coorong Estuary. Meeting of the Waters?
Jochen Kampf, and Diane Bell

4. Port Phillip Bay
Joe Sampson, Alan Easton and Manmohan Singh

5. The Tamar Estuary, Tasmania
Joanna C. Ellison and Matthew R. Sheehan

PART II Estuaries being degraded

6. Gold Coast Broadwater: Southern Moreton Bay, Southeast Queensland (Australia)
Ryan J.K. Dunn, Nathan J. Waltham, Nathan P. Benfer, Brian A. King, Charles J. Lemckert, and Sasha Zigic

7. Hydrodynamics and sediment transport in a macro-tidal estuary: Darwin Harbour, Australia
F. P. Andutta, X. H. Wang, Li Li, and D. Williams

8. The Ord River estuary: a regulated wet-dry tropical river system
Barbara J. Robson, Peter C. Gehrke, Michele Burford, Ian T. Webster, Andy T. Revill and Duncan W. Palmer

9. South Australia's Precious Inverse Estuaries: On the road to ruin
Jochen Kampf

10. Turbulent Mixing and Sediment Processes in Peri-Urban Estuariesin South-East Queensland (Australia)
Hubert Chanson, Badin Gibbes, and Richard J. Brown

11. Hervey Bay and Its Estuaries
Joachim Ribbe

12. Moreton Bay and its estuaries: A sub-tropical system under pressure from rapid population growth
Badin Gibbes , Alistair Grinham1, David Neil, AndrewOlds, Paul Maxwell, Rod Connolly, Tony Weber, Nicola Udy and James Udy

13. Water resource development and high value coastal wetlands on the lower Burdekin floodplain, Australia.
Aaron M. Davis, Stephen E. Lewis, Dominique S. O'Brien , Zoe T. Bainbridge, Christie Bentley, Jochen F. Mueller and Jon E. Brodie

14. The Hawkesbury Estuary from 1950 to 2050
Peter Collis

PART III - Estuaries that are still relatively pristine

15. Deluge Inlet, a pristine small tropical estuary in north-eastern Australia
Marcus Sheaves, Katya Abrantes, Ross Johnston

16. The Lower Mary River and flood plains
David Williams

About the Author

Dr. Eric Wolanski is a coastal oceanographer and ecohydrologist. Eric has 360 publications; he is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Engineers Australia (ret.), and l'Academie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer. He was awarded an Australian Centenary medal for services in estuarine and coastal oceanography, a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the catholic University of Louvain, a Queensland Information Technology and Telecommunication award for excellence, and the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) Lifetime Achievement Award. Eric is a member of the IGBP-IHDP Scientific Steering Committee of Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ), and a member of the Scientific Planning Committee of Japan's Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS). He is a chief editor of Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Wetlands Ecology and Management, and the Treatise of Estuarine and Coastal Science.


From the reviews:

"This nicely illustrated book is a wonderful mix of case studies, geographical descriptions, history, scientifically-based predictions, socio-economic anecdotes, and fundamental physical, biological, chemical and environmental science ... . It is written at a level where most readers, specialist scientists or not, will have no difficulty following the text and appreciating the arguments. As a summary of the historical, the current, and the anticipated status of Australian estuaries, on a level that can be appreciated by almost everybody, it is excellent." (Reg Uncles, ECSA Bulletin, Issue 62, 2014)

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