Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts

Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts
Author: Friess Daniel,Frida Sidik
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 0128175109
ISBN 13: 9780128175101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dynamic Sedimentary Environments of Mangrove Coasts provides knowledge on the importance of sedimentary dynamics in managing mangrove forests. In the first part of the book, the editors seamlessly offer a general introduction of mangrove sedimentary dynamics. This leads into more in-depth information on soil surface elevation change, sea level rise, and the importance of sedimentary dynamics in the loss or gain of blue carbon. The book concludes the discussion of mangrove sedimentary dynamics by addressing the issues of climate change (e.g. sea level rise and blue carbon) on mangrove restoration and sediment. This book will assist coastal managers and academics in addressing the gaps in mangrove restoration and coastal management. As such, it will be a valuable reference for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, academics in the field of coastal restoration, and coastal management practitioners. Provides a state-of-the-art summary of research into sedimentary dynamics in mangrove forests Includes updates on issues of climate change-relevant to mangroves, such as blue carbon and sea level rise Presents scientific background and successful case studies for mangrove restoration that can solve problems relating to mangrove management

Blue Carbon Dynamics of the Indian Ocean

Blue Carbon Dynamics of the Indian Ocean
Author: Abhra Chanda
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030965589
ISBN 13: 9783030965587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tropical Marine Ecology

Tropical Marine Ecology
Author: Daniel M. Alongi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2021-12-09
ISBN 10: 1119568927
ISBN 13: 9781119568926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Marine Ecology Book Review:

No realm on Earth elicits thoughts of paradise more than the tropics. The tropical marine realm is special in myriad ways and for many reasons from seas of higher latitude, in housing iconic habitats such as coral reefs, snow white beaches, crystal clear waters, mangrove forests, extensive and rich seagrass meadows and expansive river deltas, such as the exemplar, the Amazon. But the tropics also has an even more complex side: tropical waters give rise to cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, and unique oceanographic phenomena including the El Niño- Southern Oscillation which affects global climate patterns. Tropical Marine Ecology documents the structure and function of tropical marine populations, communities, and ecosystems in relation to environmental factors including climate patterns and climate change, and patterns of oceanographic phenomena such as tides and currents and major oceanographic features, as well as chemical and geological drivers. The book focuses on estuarine, coastal, continental shelf and open ocean ecosystems. The first part of the book deals with the climate, physics, geology, and chemistry of the tropical marine environment. The second section focuses on the origins, diversity, biogeography, and the structure and distribution of tropical biota. The third part explores the rates and patterns of primary and secondary production, and their drivers, and the characteristics of pelagic and benthic food webs. The fourth part examines how humans are altering tropical ecosystems via unsustainable fisheries, the decline and loss of habitat and fragmentation, Further, pollution is altering an earth already in the throes of climate change. Tropical Marine Ecology is an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to tropical marine ecology for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is also a rich resource and reference work for researchers and professional managers in marine science.

Environmental Threats to the State of Florida Climate Change and Beyond

Environmental Threats to the State of Florida   Climate Change and Beyond
Author: Frank S. Gilliam,James W. Fourqurean,Wade H. Jeffrey,Hilary M. Swain
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 2889743322
ISBN 13: 9782889743322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mangroves Ecology Biodiversity and Management

Mangroves  Ecology  Biodiversity and Management
Author: Rajesh P. Rastogi,Mahendra Phulwaria,Dharmendra K. Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 551
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN 10: 9811624941
ISBN 13: 9789811624940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mangroves Ecology Biodiversity and Management Book Review:

Mangroves are one of the most productive and biologically important blue-carbon ecosystems across the coastal intertidal zone of earth. In the current scenario of serious environmental changes like global warming, climate change, extreme natural disasters, mangrove forests play a vital role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining ecosystem balance. Mangroves are unique ecosystems with rich biological diversity of different taxonomic groups exhibiting great ecological and commercial importance. The book consolidates existing and emerging information on ecology of mangroves, with a special reference to their biodiversity and management. It emphasizes on the role of mangroves in providing various ecological services. The book is a comprehensive compilation covering all aspects of mangrove ecology. It is useful for students and researchers in ecology, plants sciences and environmental sciences.

Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia

Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia
Author: I. Faridah-Hanum,A. Latiff,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Munir Ozturk
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 1461485827
ISBN 13: 9781461485827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia Book Review:

The book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove forests from Asia, together with restoration techniques, and the management requirements of these ecosystems to ensure their sustainability and conservation. All aspects of mangroves and their conservation are critically re-examined. The book is divided into three sections presenting the distribution and status of mangrove ecosystems in Asia, the challenges they are facing, their issues and opportunities, and the management strategies for their conservation.

Environmental Sedimentology

Environmental Sedimentology
Author: Chris Perry,Kevin Taylor
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 1444309005
ISBN 13: 9781444309003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sedimentology Book Review:

Environmental Sedimentology provides a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding field which addresses the functioning and dynamics of contemporary sediment systems and how these systems respond to a range of both natural and anthropogenically-induced disturbance events. considers a range of sedimentary environments; mountain and upland, fluvial, lacustrine, arid, urban, deltaic and estuarine, temperate coastal, tropical coastal, and continental shelf aspects of sediment management and remediation are also considered as are the potential impacts of on-going and future climatic and environmental change Readership: advanced level undergraduates in earth science, environmental science and physical geography, and graduate students in the earth and environmental sciences with an interest in contemporary sediment systems

Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries

Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries
Author: Xiao Hua Wang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2018-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128119659
ISBN 13: 9780128119655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sediment Dynamics of Chinese Muddy Coasts and Estuaries: Physics, Biology and Their Interactions provides a forum for the latest research addressing the physics, sedimentary processes, biology, chemistry and ecological processes associated with these rapidly changing estuarine and coastal environments. The book explores the challenges and opportunities for future research in China’s estuaries and coastal waters around the world, and uses China as a case study to provide answers to the causes of, and possible solutions to, these problems, presenting methodologies on working with observation and modelling analysis. China’s coastal zone is facing many urgent issues in the environmental degradation and sustainable use of its marine resources. This book reviews and synthesizes papers from international research communities, including those from China, to exemplify and document their scientific approaches to manage and recover coastal ecological functions. Presents spatio-temporal processes and multivariate dynamic modelling Includes physical and biological feedback, along with marine ecosystem observation and modeling Features multidisciplinary methodological approaches Includes important information on the effects of climate change to the coasts and estuaries of China

PNEC Le Programme National Pour L environnement C tier Pr sentation Des Activit s de 1999 2002

PNEC   Le Programme National Pour L environnement C  tier  Pr  sentation Des Activit  s de 1999    2002
Author: Jacques Clavier,Michel Joanny,François Carlotti
Publsiher: Editions Quae
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 2844331513
ISBN 13: 9782844331519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PNEC Le Programme National Pour L environnement C tier Pr sentation Des Activit s de 1999 2002 Book Review:

Synthèse des activités du programme national pour l'environnement côtier (PNEC) qui développe des recherches fondamentales sur les zones côtières de France métropolitaine et d'outre-mer. Les activités concernent les cycles biogéochimiques, la dynamique des populations, les efflorescences algales toxiques, facteurs hydroclimatiques et variabilité, microorganismes, gouvernance environnementale, etc.

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes
Author: I.P. Martini,H.R. Wanless
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN 10: 1862393745
ISBN 13: 9781862393745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes Book Review:

We live in a world where the loss of sea ice and thawing of coastal grounds in the north, and renewed marine transgression and an increase in the frequency of extreme weather events globally, are becoming commonplace. This volume presents a timely examination of coasts, the geological environment at particular risk, as global warming brings on this new reality. In 23 papers, low lying, mainly siliciclastic coasts are reviewed, described and analysed, under a variety of climates in quasi-stable tectonic settings along passive, trailing-continental edges from Polar Regions to the Tropics. Examples include coast of the Arctic seas, temperate to tropical eastern shores of the Americas, western Portugal, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, South Africa and Australia. The entire coastal zone (landscape) is considered ranging from geophysical processes and products to biological entities including the adaption of Native People in various climatic zones. Knowledge of the state of the coasts now, and how the coastal plain has evolved since Late Pleistocene, is crucial for any realistic planning for the future.

The African Neogene Climate Environments and People

The African Neogene   Climate  Environments and People
Author: Jürgen Runge
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 1351666401
ISBN 13: 9781351666404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The African Neogene Climate Environments and People Book Review:

During the Neogene – covering the last 23 Million years – the evolution of the environmental setting in Africa was subject to considerable changes. Natural shifts, slow and rapid, evidenced by modifications in palaeogeography, geodynamics, climate, and vegetation have caused repeated and strong changes of ecosystems in the lower latitudes. Using a variety of proxy data – researched and applied by many authors from numerous disciplines – an attempt is made to reconstruct African landscapes over space and time. Besides such spatio-temporal oscillations in recently humid, semi-humid, and dry areas of Africa, this volume of Palaeoecology of Africa (PoA) focuses on long term interrelationships between ecosystem dynamics and climate change, not ignoring the ever growing and ongoing influence of humans on natural ecosystems since the Quaternary. Regionally, this volume lays a strong focus on Nigeria (Niger Delta). Facing the omnipresent challenges of Global Change, an increasing number of African scientists is involved in palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic research, both theoretical and applied. PoA systematically supports established as well as junior African scientists in the field of sustainable cooperation and academic capacity building. This book will be of interest to all concerned with or interested in up-to-date research on Neogene to Quaternary low latitudes ecosystem changes and their respective interpretation in the framework of natural climate and vegetation change evidenced by a variety of methods that allow to read and learn from the past by following the motto, "The geologic foretime as the key to the present, and possibly to the future." Palynologists, Geologists, Geographers, Archaeologists, and Geomorphologists will find this edition equally useful for their work.

The Energetics of Mangrove Forests

The Energetics of Mangrove Forests
Author: Daniel Alongi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-01-18
ISBN 10: 140204271X
ISBN 13: 9781402042713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Despite their importance in sustaining livelihoods for many people living along some of the world’s most populous coastlines, tropical mangrove forests are disappearing at an alarming rate. Occupying a crucial place between land and sea, these tidal ecosystems provide a valuable ecological and economic resource as important nursery grounds and breeding sites for many organisms, and as a renewable source of wood and traditional foods and medicines. Perhaps most importantly, they are accumulation sites for sediment, contaminants, carbon and nutrients, and offer significant protection against coastal erosion. This book presents a functional overview of mangrove forest ecosystems; how they live and grow at the edge of tropical seas, how they play a critical role along most of the world’s tropical coasts, and how their future might look in a world affected by climate change. Such a process-oriented approach is necessary in order to further understand the role of these dynamic forests in ecosystem function, and as a first step towards developing adequate strategies for their conservation and sustainable use and management. The book will provide a valuable resource for researchers in mangrove ecology as well as reference for resource managers.

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River Coastal Interfaces

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River Coastal Interfaces
Author: Thomas Bianchi,Mead Allison,Wei-Jun Cai
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 674
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN 10: 1107022576
ISBN 13: 9781107022577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River Coastal Interfaces Book Review:

State-of-the-art, comprehensive synthesis of biogeochemical dynamics and impact of human alterations at major river-coastal interfaces for advanced students and researchers.

Muddy Coasts of the World

Muddy Coasts of the World
Author: Terry R. Healy,Ying Wang,Judy-Ann Healy
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780444510198
ISBN 13: 0444510192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muddy Coasts of the World Book Review:

The SCOR (Scientific Committee on Ocean Research of ICSU) Working Group 106 was tasked with reviewing the geomorphic, sedimentary and oceanographic dynamics of muddy costs, assessing the impact of sea level rise on muddy coasts, especially in estuaries, and to recommend future research pathways relating to muddy coasts. This book addresses these questions and includes chapters on the research issues of muddy coasts, the definition of muddy coasts, sea level rise effects on muddy coasts, fundamental dynamic processes effecting muddy coast formation, the role of mangrove and salt marsh vegetation, bio-geochemistry of muddy coast deposits, storm surge effects on muddy coasts, human impacts on muddy coasts, and a detailed geographical review of muddy coasts of the world. The volume presents examples of muddy coasts sedimentation from many different environments of the world including the broad expanse muddy coast of China, muddy coasts of continental trailing edges (the Americas), muddy coasts in seasonally ice covered environments, muddy coasts in areas of tropical coral reefs, muddy coasts from the tropics, muddy coasts resulting from large river discharges, and muddy coasts of mid-latitude oceanic islands.

Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations

Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations
Author: B.U. Haq,Gunnar Kullenberg,Jan H. Stel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 940171066X
ISBN 13: 9789401710664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Zone Management Imperative for Maritime Developing Nations Book Review:

Anthropogenic transformation of the coastal zone continues at a steady pace, especially in the developing maritime countries, where coastal resources are often crucial to national economies. However, exploitation of these resources is often indiscriminate, ill planned, or carried out without adequate scientific knowledge. This leads to rapid resource depletion, and often irreversible environmental degradation. The 1992 Rio de Janeiro UN Conference on Environment and Development recognized the expediency of an integrated and sustainable use of all coastal resources, functions and services grounded on sound scientific data. The present volume is based on the 1994 international workshop Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and brings together contributions by leading specialists both on basic concepts and on applications of coastal management. The work is divided into six parts, dealing with the conceptual framework of ICZM; regional and global aspects of coastal management; environmental assessment in ICZM; capacity building and technology transfer; monitoring and environmental analysis; and case studies and status of ICZM plans. The book also incorporates an interactive ICZM planning module, COSMO, which can be of use in designing a management plan for a coast. Attention is also given to long-term environmental effects of present-day actions. It is hoped that COSMO will prove an additional learning tool for ICZM practitioners and enhance the value of the book. This work is intended to give a broad coverage of conceptual and technical aspects of ICZM, and will be of use to operational executives as well as students of ICZM, environmental economists, policy-makers and senior managers in the international development agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations. It can be recommended as a textbook and as a reference work.

Biology and ecology of mangroves

Biology and ecology of mangroves
Author: H.J. Teas
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 9401709149
ISBN 13: 9789401709149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
Author: Robin Davidson-Arnott,Bernard Bauer,Chris Houser
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 1108424279
ISBN 13: 9781108424271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology Book Review:

Grounded in current research, this second edition has been thoroughly updated, featuring new topics, global examples and online material. Written for students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world.

Coastal Wetlands

Coastal Wetlands
Author: Gerardo M.E. Perillo,Eric Wolanski,Donald R. Cahoon,Mark M. Brinson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 974
Release: 2009-01-18
ISBN 10: 9780080932132
ISBN 13: 0080932134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Wetlands Book Review:

Coastal wetlands are under a great deal of pressure from the dual forces of rising sea level and the intervention of human populations both along the estuary and in the river catchment. Direct impacts include the destruction or degradation of wetlands from land reclamation and infrastructures. Indirect impacts derive from the discharge of pollutants, changes in river flows and sediment supplies, land clearing, and dam operations. As sea level rises, coastal wetlands in most areas of the world migrate landward to occupy former uplands. The competition of these lands from human development is intensifying, making the landward migration impossible in many cases. This book provides an understanding of the functioning of coastal ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide, and suggestions for their management. In this book a CD is included containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world. * Includes a CD containing color figures of wetlands and estuaries in different parts of the world.

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science
Author: Maurice Schwartz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1213
Release: 2006-11-08
ISBN 10: 1402038801
ISBN 13: 9781402038808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Coastal Science Book Review:

This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person. Unique in its interdisciplinary approach. This Encyclopedia features contributions by 245 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal morphology and extensive bibliographic listings.

World Atlas of Mangroves

World Atlas of Mangroves
Author: Mark Spalding,Mami Kainuma,Lorna Collins
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1849776601
ISBN 13: 9781849776608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Atlas of Mangroves Book Review:

"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.