Coasts and Estuaries

Coasts and Estuaries

by Eric WolanskiJohn W. Day Mike Elliott and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 05/02/2019

  $235.83

Coasts and Estuaries: The Future provides valuable information on how we can protect and maintain natural ecological structures while also allowing estuaries to deliver services that produce societal goods and benefits. These issues are addressed through chapters detailing case studies from estuaries and coastal waters worldwide, presenting a full range of natural variability and human pressures. Following this, a series of chapters written by scientific leaders worldwide synthesizes the problems and offers solutions for specific issues graded within the framework of the socio-economic-environmental mosaic. These include fisheries, climate change, coastal megacities, evolving human-nature interactions, remediation measures, and integrated coastal management.


The problems faced by half of the world living near coasts are truly a worldwide challenge as well as an opportunity for scientists to study commonalities and differences and provide solutions. This book is centered around the proposed DAPSI(W)R(M) framework, where drivers of basic human needs requires activities that each produce pressures. The pressures are mechanisms of state change on the natural system and Impacts on societal welfare (including well-being). These problems then require responses, which are the solutions relating to governance, socio-economic and cultural measures (Scharin et al 2016).



  • Covers estuaries and coastal seas worldwide, integrating their commonality, differences and solutions for sustainability

  • Includes global case studies from leading worldwide contributors, with accompanying boxes highlighting a synopsis about a particular estuary and coastal sea, making all information easy to find

  • Presents full color images to aid the reader in a better understanding of details of each case study

  • Provides a multi-disciplinary approach, linking biology, physics, climate and social sciences

ISBN:
9780128140048
9780128140048
Category:
The environment
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
05-02-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier Science

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