This volume incorporates theoretical and practical knowledge through case studies and reviews to serve as a baseline of information for coastal ecosystem research and discusses the impacts of pollution, industrialisation, agriculture and climate change on coastal ecosystem biogeochemistry and biodiversity. The case studies address the role of coastal ecosystems as a carbon sink that is getting impacted by anthropogenic disturbances. Through this analysis, Coastal Ecosystems covers various strategies for the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems, considering their unique ecological and biogeochemical attributes and region-specific threats and impacts. The book will be of interest to a wide range of readers including students, researchers and professionals in coastal ecosystem science, coastal pollution, climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation and environmental management.
Dr Sughosh Madhav is working as an Assistant professor at Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. He obtained his master’s degree from the Department of Environmental Science at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India. He earned his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi India. The area of his doctoral research was the environmental impact of textile effluents on groundwater and soil quality. He has published various research papers and book chapters in the field of environmental geochemistry, water pollution and wastewater remediation.
Dr Sadaf Nazneen is a PhD in Coastal Biogeochemistry from the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, she is Dr D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia. Her area of research is Biogeochemistry and Ecology of coastal ecosystems. For her PhD, she worked on Chilika Lagoon, Asia's largest lagoon and a Ramsar Site. She has published several international papers, book chapters and conference papers.
Dr Pardeep Singh is presently working as an Assistant professor (Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi New Delhi India). He obtained his master's degree from the Department of Environmental Science at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi India. He received his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. He has published more than 75 research/ review articles in international journals in the fields of waste and wastewater management. He has edited more than 25 books with various international publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, and Wiley.