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This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to oceans and the marine environment, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes research monographs, textbooks and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).

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Marine and Coastal Resource Management Principles and Practice

Marine and Coastal Resource Management: Principles and Practice

1st Edition

Edited By David R. Green, Jeffrey L. Payne
September 21, 2017

In this new and highly original textbook for a range of interdisciplinary courses and degree programmes focusing on marine and coastal resource management, readers are offered an introduction to the subject matter, a broad perspective and understanding, case study applications, and a reference ...

Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

1st Edition

Edited By Erika J. Techera, Natalie Klein
July 27, 2017

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role they play in marine ecosystems. However, the authors show that conservation law and ...

The Great Barrier Reef An Environmental History

The Great Barrier Reef: An Environmental History

1st Edition

By Ben Daley
May 25, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a ...

Governing the Coastal Commons Communities, Resilience and Transformation

Governing the Coastal Commons: Communities, Resilience and Transformation

1st Edition

Edited By Derek Armitage, Anthony Charles, Fikret Berkes
May 02, 2017

Coastal communities depend on the marine environment for their livelihoods, but the common property nature of marine resources poses major challenges for the governance of such resources. Through detailed cases and consideration of broader global trends, this volume examines how coastal communities...

Ocean Zoning Making Marine Management More Effective

Ocean Zoning: Making Marine Management More Effective

1st Edition

By Tundi Agardy
August 19, 2015

Our knowledge of the oceans is increasing rapidly, as more powerful tools for exploration and exploitation make it easier to locate valuable resources, such as fish stocks, oil and gas reserves, or sites for wind and hydropower schemes. At the same time competition for space has intensified, ...

Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

1st Edition

By Grégory Beaugrand
December 01, 2014

Biodiversity loss in terrestrial environments associated with human activities has been appreciated as a major issue for some years now. What is less well documented is the effect of such activities, including climate change, on marine biodiversity. This pioneering book is the first to address...

Marine Biodiversity Conservation A Practical Approach

Marine Biodiversity Conservation: A Practical Approach

1st Edition

By Keith Hiscock
August 26, 2014

Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students....

Governing Marine Protected Areas Resilience through Diversity

Governing Marine Protected Areas: Resilience through Diversity

1st Edition

By Peter J.S. Jones
February 20, 2014

In this innovative volume, the author addresses some important challenges related to the effective and equitable governance of marine protected areas (MPAs). These challenges are explored through a study of 20 MPA case studies from around the world. A novel governance analysis framework ...

Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

1st Edition

Edited By Essam Yassin Mohammed
November 22, 2013

Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ‘ecosystem services’, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are ...

Whales and Dolphins Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

Whales and Dolphins: Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

1st Edition

Edited By Philippa Brakes, Mark Peter Simmonds
April 30, 2011

Whales and dolphins are icons for the conservation movement. They are the most conspicuous ambassadors for entire marine ecosystems and possibly even for the biosphere as a whole. Concurrent with our realisation of impending threats to their environment is a growing scientific understanding of the ...

The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

1st Edition

Edited By Sue Kidd, Andy Plater, Chris Frid
February 28, 2011

The marine environment is one of our most precious yet fragile natural resources. It provides a wide range of essential goods and services, including food, regulation of climate and nutrient cycling, as well as a setting for transport, recreation and tourism. This environment is however extremely ...

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises: A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning

2nd Edition

By Erich Hoyt
July 13, 2011

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world. In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new ...

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