Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2013, Vol. 2013 ›› Issue (4): 120-127.

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Investigation and analysis on the biodiversity and ecological environment in the Hengsha East Shoal of the Yangtze Estuary

TIAN Bo1, ZHOU Yun-xuan1, YUAN Lin1, ZHAO Yun-long2,CHEN Ya-qu3, YUAN Xiao4, CAO Yong5   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research; East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China; 2. School of Life Science; East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China; 
    3. East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences, Shanghai 200090, China;
    4. Shanghai wildlife Conservation and Management Station, Shanghai 200023, China; 5. Shanghai Academy of Environmental Science, Shanghai 200233, China
  • Received:2013-04-01 Revised:2013-07-01 Online:2013-07-25 Published:2013-07-11

Abstract: As a result of the complex interaction between the estuary enclosure human engineering, the Yangtze River upstream runoff, and the wave and tidal current from the East China Sea, the wetland biodiversity and ecological environment of Yangtze Delta Hengsha East shoal have been changing quickly and sharply. We use remote sensing observation data, field measurement, data analysis in laboratory and historical data collection to conduct a systematic investigation and analysis about the landform, benthic organisms, fish plants and water environment in the Hengsha East Shoal. The results show that the diversity of the region is abundant and water quality and ecological environment is good also. The impact with estuarine engineering implementation and construction is on the need for further monitoring and scientific evaluation.

Key words: Hengsha East Shoal, biodiversity, fisheries, benthic organisms, ecological environment

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