Earthscan Oceans

Earthscan Oceans

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 Tim Hardwick, Senior Commissioning Editor (tim.hardwick@tandf.co.uk).

  • Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

    Edited by Katherine L. Yates, Corey Bradshaw

    Offshore energy generation is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic, and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas),…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07 
    Routledge
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  • Ocean Energy

    Governance Challenges for Wave and Tidal Stream Technologies

    Edited by Glen Wright, Sandy Kerr, Kate Johnson

    Energy from wave and tidal power is a key component of current policies for renewable sources of energy. This book provides the first comprehensive exploration of legal, economic, and social issues related to the emerging ocean energy industry, in particular wave and tidal energy technologies. …

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
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  • Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation

    Edited by John A. Cigliano, Heidi L. Ballard

    In recent years, citizen science has emerged as a powerful new concept to enable the general public, students, and volunteers to become involved in scientific research. A prime example is in biodiversity conservation, where data collection and monitoring can be greatly enhanced through citizen…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01
    Routledge
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  • Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning and International Law

    Edited by Daud Hassan, Tuomas Kuokkanen, Niko Soininen

    Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is an integrated and comprehensive approach to ocean governance and is used to establish a rational use of marine space and reconcile conflicting interests of its users. MSP allows both a high level of environmental protection and a wide range of human activities…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
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  • Marine and Coastal Resource Management

    Principles and Practice

    Edited by David R. Green, Jeffrey L. Payne

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-09-21
    Routledge
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  • Maritime Clusters and the Ocean Economy

    An Integrated Approach to Managing Coastal and Marine Space

    By Peter B. Myles

    Over the last decade the concept of clustering has become a central idea for analyzing the competitiveness of nations, industries and firms. This book shows how the cluster concept can be usefully applied to the study of maritime activities.  Such activities, including shipping,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
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  • Sharks: Conservation, Governance and Management

    Edited by Erika J. Techera, Natalie Klein

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
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  • The Great Barrier Reef

    An Environmental History

    By Ben Daley

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
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  • Governing the Coastal Commons

    Communities, Resilience and Transformation

    Edited by Derek Armitage, Anthony Charles, Fikret Berkes

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02
    Routledge
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  • Marine Transboundary Conservation and Protected Areas

    Edited by Peter Mackelworth

    The marine environment does not naturally respect arbitrary international boundaries. The establishment and management of transboundary marine protected areas therefore presents major governance challenges. This book analyses a series of marine transboundary conservation initiatives embedded in…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
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  • Management Science in Fisheries

    An introduction to simulation-based methods

    Edited by Charles T.T. Edwards, Dorothy J. Dankel

    A key goal of fisheries management is to regulate extractive pressure on a resource so as to ensure social, economic and ecological sustainability. This text provides an accessible entry point for students and professionals to management science as developed in fisheries, in order to facilitate…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08
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  • Ocean Zoning

    Making Marine Management More Effective

    By Tundi Agardy

    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,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-19
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  • Marine Biodiversity, Climatic Variability and Global Change

    By Grégory Beaugrand

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-11-28
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  • Marine Biodiversity Conservation

    A Practical Approach

    By Keith Hiscock

    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.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-26
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  • Marine Policy

    An Introduction to Governance and International Law of the Oceans

    By Mark Zacharias

    This textbook provides the reader with a foundation in policy development and analysis and describes how policy, including legal mechanisms, is applied to marine environments around the world. It offers a systematic treatment of all aspects of marine policy, including environmental protection,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
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  • Governing Marine Protected Areas

    Resilience through Diversity

    By Peter J.S. Jones

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-20
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  • Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation

    Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications

    Edited by Essam Yassin Mohammed

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-22
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  • Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

    A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning, 2nd Edition

    By Erich Hoyt

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-07-13
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  • Whales and Dolphins

    Cognition, Culture, Conservation and Human Perceptions

    Edited by Philippa Brakes, Mark Peter Simmonds

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-04-30
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  • Marine Conservation Ecology

    By John Roff, Mark Zacharias

    This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine…

    Paperback – 2011-04-18
    Routledge
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  • The Ecosystem Approach to Marine Planning and Management

    Edited by Sue Kidd, Andy Plater, Chris Frid

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28
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