Estuaries of Great Britain

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Abstract

For its relatively small geographical size, Great Britain (comprising England, Scotland, and Wales and their associated islands) is uniquely well endowed with estuaries, and these vary greatly in their geomorphologic origins, size, shape, extent of freshwater influence, tidal range, and their variety of coastal and marine habitats. They form a major component of the British natural environment and are of major significance for wetland biodiversity conservation and for the many ecosystem services they provide to people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe wetland book II
Subtitle of host publicationDistribution, description, and conservation
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, G. Randy Milton, R. Crawford Prentice, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter80
Pages997-1009
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789400740013
ISBN (Print)9789400740006, 9789400740020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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