Nancy L. Jackson

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Estuaries are among the most biologically productive and geomorphologically complex environments in the coastal zone. A review of research is presented, focusing on broad scale estuarine morphology and evolution and an examination of contemporary processes and forms in the intertidal zone. The chapter includes a discussion of current issues in estuarine research, including geomorphic-biotic interactions, human-modified estuaries, and restoration practices. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion of future areas of concern given current attention to climate variability and sea level rise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geomorphology
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780128182352
ISBN (Print)9780128182345
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science


  • Estuarine classification
  • Estuarine morphology
  • Estuarine restoration
  • Estuarine shoreline
  • Estuary
  • Geomorphic-biotic interaction
  • Human modification of estuaries
  • Shore protection


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