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Coastal and Marine Environments

New Edition
By: Yeqiao Wang(Editor)
365 pages, 32 colour & 122 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Coastal and Marine Environments
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Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, second edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all wellbeing on planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems: land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing data in the study of natural resources on a global scale.

Volume 5, Coastal and Marine Environments, discusses marine and coastal ecosystems, their biodiversity, conservation and integrated marine management plans. It provides fundamental information on coastal and estuarine systems, and includes discussions on coastal erosion and shoreline change, natural disasters, evaporation and energy balance, fisheries and marine resource management, and more. New in this edition are discussions on sea level rise, renewable energy, coral reef restoration, fishery resource economics, costal remote sensing. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is essential for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science courses at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, Earth system science, ecology, etc.

Contents

- Aquaculture
- Aquaforests and Aquaforestry: Africa
- Coastal and Estuarine Waters: Light Behavior
- Coastal and Estuarine Waters: Optical Sensors and Remote Sensing
- Coastal Environments
- Coastal Erosion and Shoreline Change
- Coastal Natural Disasters: Tsunamis on the Sanriku Coast
- Coral Reef: Biology and History
- Coral Reef: Ecology and Conservation
- Fisheries: Conservation and Management
- Mangrove Forests
- Tourism Management: Marine and Coastal Recreation
- Science Communication for Natural Resource Managers: Techniques and Examples in Marine Systems
- Quantifying Reef Ecosystem Services
- Archaeological Oceanography
- Arctic Hydrology
- Bathymetry: Assessment
- Bathymetry: Features and Hypsography
- Bathymetry: Seafloor Mapping History
- Marine Benthic Productivity
- Marine Mammals
- Marine Protected Areas
- Marine Resource Management
- Maritime Transportation and Ports
- Markets, Trade, and Seafood
- Water Cycle: Ocean's Role
- Climate change impacts and adaptation for coastal transportation infrastructure: a sustainable development challenge for SIDS in the Caribbean and beyond
- Coastal Environments: Remote Sensing
- Submerged Aquatic Vegetation: Seagrasses
- Wetlands: Coastal, InSAR Mapping
- A Hybrid Approch for Mapping Salt Marsh Vegetation
- Remote Sensing of Coastal Wetlands of the Yellow River Delta Region
- Remote Sensing of Coastal Wetlands and Reclamation in the Yangtze Estuary
- Remote Sensing of Mangrove Forests in an Environment of Global Change
- Salt Marsh Mapping and Change Analysis: Remote Sensing
- The Tidal Effect on Salt Marsh Mapping: Remote Sensing

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Biography

Dr. Yeqiao Wang is a professor at the Department of Natural Resources Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences, University of Rhode Island. He earned an MS and a PhD in natural resources management & engineering from the University of Connecticut. From 1995 to 1999, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been on the faculty of the University of Rhode Island since 1999. In addition to his tenured position, he held an adjunct research associate position at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. He has also served as a guest professor and an adjunct professor at universities in the U.S. and China. Among his awards and recognitions, Dr. Wang was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by former U.S. President Clinton in 2000. His research projects have been funded by multiple agencies such as NASA, USDA, USDI, USAID, among others, which supported his scientific studies in various regions of the U.S., in East and West Africa, and in various regions in China. Besides peer-reviewed journal publications, Dr. Wang edited Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments and Remote Sensing of Protected Lands published by CRC Press in 2009 and 2010, respectively. He has also authored and edited over 10 scientific books in Chinese.

New Edition
By: Yeqiao Wang(Editor)
365 pages, 32 colour & 122 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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