Coastal Habitat Conservation: New Perspectives and Sustainable Development in the Anthropocene offers the latest research and approaches to biodiversity conservation in coastal areas. The book synthesizes the background of foundational conservation views and provides new perspectives and recent strategies within a sustainable development context for coastal species and organic life. Written by a team of international authors with expertise in wide-ranging issues of biodiversity conservation, this book analyzes the challenges of conserving marine habitats and species that humanity faces in the Anthropocene era. Sections explore emerging and unforeseen impacts within a changing world, specifically, the marine-based conservation in the context of global change, coastal urbanization and mitigation of its environmental impacts, marine bioinvasions, conservation strategies for of out-of-sight communities like caves, habitat restoration, and the citizen science and its challenging role in monitoring conservation.
1. Today’s impacts, evolution, pressure changes, and the current direction of marine conservation
2. Marine area-based conservation in the context of global change
3. Effects of coastal urbanization on marine species and habitat conservation
4. Marine bioinvasions in the Anthropocene
5. Biodiversity, aquaculture, and conservation of endangered species
6. Conservation of out-of-sight communities and dark habitats
7. A physiological approach to conservation using biomarkers and molecular approaches
8. Conserving marine biodiversity with ecological restoration
9. Citizen science, conservation policies, monitoring, and management
Dr. Free Espinosa Torre currently teaches in the Zoology Department at the University of Seville. He received his PhD in Conservation Biology of Marine Invertebrates from the University of Seville. His research expertise includes marine conservation, marine benthic invertebrates on rocky shores, intertidal ecology, marine protected areas (MPAs), marine environment monitoring, and marine endangered invertebrate and limpet biology.