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Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) is one of the most holistic approaches to protecting marine and coastal ecosystems as it recognizes the need to protect entire marine ecosystems instead of individual species. After decades of pollution, habitat degradation and overfishing, now climate change and ocean acidification threaten the health of the ocean in unprecedented way. Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems illustrates the current status, trends, and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems. It demonstrates how to integrate different management tools and models in an up-to-date, multidisciplinary approach to environmental management.
This indispensable guide provides several case studies from around the world and creates a framework for identifying management tools and their applications in coral reefs, fisheries, migratory species, marine islands and associated ecosystems such as mangroves and sea grass beds. It discusses the physical and chemical compositions of marine ecosystems along with the threats and actions needed to protect them. The application of model framework to several contemporary management issues include the modelling of harmful algal bloom dynamics, understanding the dispersal of sea lice, and the possible impacts on intertidal communities of the provision of novel offshore habitat.
The results of extensive research by an international team of contributors, the Environmental Management of Marine Ecosystems is designed to inform scientists, practitioners, academics, government and non-government policymakers on the particularities of marine ecosystems and assist them in understanding the EBM approaches in means of mitigation and adaptation of human activities that result in sustainability. These practices will help change the current methodologies used for resource assessment and the future regulations of marine resources.
Integrated Coastal Zone Monitoring in Support of Ecosystem-Based Management of Marine Ecosystem Services
Malone and Anthony H. Knap
Inclusive Impact Index ‘Triple I’
Koji Otsuka, Fengjun Duan, Toru Sato, Shigeru Tabeta and M. Murai
Biophysical Modelling of Marine Organisms: Fundamentals and Applications to Management of Coastal Waters
Dmitry Aleynik, Thomas Adams, Keith Davidson, Andrew Dale, Marie Porter, Kenny Black and Michael Burrows
Oceanic and Fisheries Response in the Northwest Pacific Marginal Seas with Climate Variability
Chung II Lee
Environmental Effects and Management of Oil Spills on Marine Ecosystems
Piers Chapman, Terry L. Wade and Anthony H. Knap
Modeling for Management of Marine Ecosystem Around an Artificial Structure in a Semiclosed Bay
Daisuke Kitazawa, Shigeru Tabeta and Masataka Fujino
The Economics of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management
Hans Frost, Lars Ravensbeck, Ayoe Hoff and Peder Andersen
Climate Change Impacts on Marine Ecosystems in Vietnam
Nguyen Quang Hung, Hoang Dinh Chieu, Dong Thi Dung, Le Tuan Son, Vu Trieu Duc and Do Anh Duy
Management Strategies of St. Martin’s Coral Island at Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh
Md. Nazrul Islam and Mamunur Roshid
Habitat Complexity of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems: An Ecosystem Management Perspective
Chandrashekher U. Rivonker, Vinay P. Padate, Mahabaleshwar R. Hegde and Dinesh T. Velip
Biomonitoring Ecosystem Health: Current State of Malaysian Coastal Waters
W. O. Wan Maznah, Khairun Yahya, Anita Talib, M. S. M. Faradina Merican and S. Shuhaida
Conservation and Management of Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India
Lakshman Nayak, Satyabrata Das Sharma and Mitali Priyadarsini Pati
Management Challenges of Sinking of Oil Tanker at Shela Coastal River in Sundarbans Mangroves in Bangladesh
Md. Nazrul Islam, Md. Al Amin and Md. Noman