A James Cook University academic Dr Eric Wolanski has launched what is believed to be the world’s most comprehensive work on estuarine and coastal science. The collection of 12 books, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, has more than 350 authors from around the world. Wolanski, adjunct professor in the school of marine and tropical biology and principal research officer at the Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, said the volumes took about four years to complete. They cover geography, geomorphology, hydrodynamics including modelling, geology, geochemistry and biogeochemistry. They also cover ecology and modelling estuarine ecosystems, and address the human impacts, practical measures of remediation and restoration, as well as the ecological economics of estuaries and coasts.
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