Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in biology, ecology, oceanography, and resource management, practicing professionals, and lay people will easily relate to the context of the book as subject are divided by the environment. Scientific principles are applied to steps in management and the decision-making process. Outstanding Features of the text: Unique approach: Topics are divided by environment so students can better understand the context of the information. Includes the newest contributions to the field-revised and expanded to include 8 additional chapters. Divided into four parts: Part I - Estuarine Ecosystems and Their Components Part II - Coastal Systems: Rocky Shores and Beaches Part III - Shelf Ecosystems Part IV - Synthesis. "Implications for Management" sections at the end of each chapter apply scientific principles to steps in the management and decision-making process. "Summary of the Science" sections outline how difficult concepts are broken down. Chapter opening outlines provide overview of chapter contents. Web page citations: URIs for related web sites are noted throughout the text so that the student can investigate additional information. Text boxes include management case histories. Extensive reference list and suggested readings. Emphasis on estuarine ecosystems.Mann, Kenneth H. is the author of 'Ecology of Coastal Waters With Implications for Management', published 2000 under ISBN 9780865425507 and ISBN 0865425507.