342 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs
The coastal waters around the world cover a small percentage of the global surface, yet are highly productive, sustain a high biodiversity and are utilised at some point in the life history of 75% of all marine fish species. There is a rapidly growing pressure from human activity on the coastal zone and evidence of increasing degradation of coastal habitats around the globe. The conservation of healthy and well functioning coastal ecosystems to continue to provide goods and services to humanity, calls for new sustainable management strategies that ensure the integration of diverse research-based information.
This important book comprises the proceedings of the International conference on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), held in Arendal, Norway in June 2007. The major themes of papers included in this book are: coastal habitats, impacts on coastal systems, ICZM, and coastal governance. Comprising a huge wealth of information, this timely and well edited volume is essential reading for all those involved in coastal zone management around the globe.
Contributors present knowledge and address issues relating to the sustainable management of human activities in the coastal zone. (Book News, December 2009)
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