Coastal Ecosystems: Types, Sustainable Management and Conservation Strategies


Theodore Masura (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: NAT045050

Coastal zones have always been chosen by humans as a good place to live. Over the last forty years, human pressure has caused a strong variation of land use and wild areas have been consumed by agriculture, roads and settlements. The main causes of ecosystem loss are the coastal erosion, and the sprawl of infrastructures and economic sites.

This book discusses several topics, some of which include the coral reef environment; the land cover change as a tool to support the preservation of naturalness at the Sele coastal plain in Italy; principles of dredging eco-monitoring in the Eastern Gulf of Finland; and others. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Understanding Hydrologic Processes in Humid Subtropical Coastal Watersheds: A Case Study Using the Semi-Distributed HSPF Model in Weeks Bay Catchment, Alabama
(Jairo Diaz-Ramirez, Director, Mississippi River Research Center, Alcorn State University, MS, US)
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Coastal Protection in Sardinia (Italy): A Tentative Assessment of the Regional Landscape Plan
(Corrado Zoppi, Sabrina Lai, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Architettura, Università di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy)

Coastal Ecosystem: Coral Reef Environment Monitoring of Coral Reefs in the Marine Parks of Terengganu and Tioman, Malaysia, using Reef Check Methods and the Implementation into the Marine Park Management
(Chris Wetzelhuetter, Alvin Chelliah, Sue Yee Chen, CERF (Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Austria, and others)

The Land Cover Changes as Tools to Support the Preservation of Naturalness at the Sele Coastal Plain (Southern Italy)
(I. Alberico, M. Fagnano, A. Dal Piaz, E. Anzalone, R. Barra, L. Ferraro, L. Giordano, V. Di Fiore, E. Marsella, Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero (IAMC), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) Calata Porta di Massa, Napoli, Italy, and others)

Implications of Offshore Oil Exploration in the Brazilian Coastal Zone
(Etiene Villela Marroni, Milton L. Asmus, Laboratory of International Policy and Management of Oceanic Spaces, GIS Technology, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil, and others)

Principles of Dredging Eco-Monitoring in the Eastern Gulf of Finland
(Julia Lednova, George Gogoberidze, Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), St. Petersburg, Russia)

Estimation of the Marine Economy Potential and their Calculation for the Coastal Regions of the Russian Federation
(George Gogoberidze, Julia Lednova, Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), St. Petersburg, Russia)


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