This volume discusses geological, biological and sustainability aspects of coastal, estuary and lake environments. It offers a comprehensive understanding of biotic, physico-chemical, sedimentological and socio-environmental factors associated with the sustainable development of these environments in areas vulnerable to climate change and other anthropogenic activities. The book is divided into several main sections, covering the geological and biological processes and dynamics of these environments, water quality and hydrological modeling, sediment characteristics, bio-indicators and ecological analysis, climate change impacts, geospatial applications, and sustainable development practices and scenarios. The book aims to be a useful resource for academics, scientists, coastal and marine practitioners, meteorologists, environmental consultants and computing experts working in the areas of earth and ocean sciences.
Part 1. Coastal, Estuarine and Lake (Brackish) Environments: Introduction, Definition, Processes and Dynamics
Chapter 1. Bibliometric analysis of the literature on coastal sediment pollution
Chapter 2. Coastal flooding in India - An Overview
Part 2. Water quality/ Hydrological Processes
Chapter 3. Appraisal of coastal water quality of two hot spots on Southwest coast of India: A case study of multi-year biogeochemical observations
Chapter 4. Assessment of water quality from the Gundlakamma estuary, Andhra coast, Southeast coast of India
Chapter 5. Evaluation of Physico-chemical Parameters of Coastal Water from Pennar River Estuary, East Coast of India: An integrated approach
Chapter 6. Climatic variability and anthropogenic forcing on marine ecosystems: Evidence from the Lakshadweep Archipelago
Part 3. Sediment Characteristics
Chapter 7. Geochemical characterization of suspended sediments in the Nethravati estuary, southwest coast of India: insights to redox processes, metal sorption and pollution aspect
Chapter 8. Geochemical Studies of Ilmenite from Bhimunipatnam to Konada Coastal Sands, North Andhra Pradesh, East Coast of India
Chapter 9. Study of beach sand from Harihareshwar, Shrivardhan and Diveagar beach of Raigad District, Maharashtra, India
Chapter 10. Impact of Seasonal Sediment Dynamics on Beach Morphology: A case study from the Govindampalli-Durgarajupatnam Coast, East Coast of India
Chapter 11. Heavy Minerals Studies of Coastal Sands from Bavanapadu to Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, East coast of India
Chapter 12. Mineral Chemistry of Ilmenites as a source indicator for coastal sediments between Vamsadhara and Nagavali river mouth, North Coastal, Andhra Pradesh
Chapter 13. Major and trace elements in the Sediments of the Gollumutta Paya Estuary of the Krishna River, East Coast of India
Part 4. Biodiversity/ Bio-indicators/ ecological studies
Chapter 14. Assessment of Trace Metal contamination in Saccostrea cucullata (Born, 1778) from the coast off South Andaman Island, India
Chapter 15. Analytical approach of Haematology in variation to physical parameters of Indian Mackerel and Yellowfin Tuna from Indian waters
Chapter 16. Geochemistry of Mollusk Shells as proxies of Marine Pollution, East coast of India
Chapter 17. Sedimentary structures of tidal flats in Recent Chandipur East Coast of Orisha, India
Part 5. Climate Change and Anthropocene
Chapter 18. Coastal Erosion Vulnerability Index: A case study for Kuwaiti Coast
Chapter 19. Total suspended matter variability in response to tropical cyclone Titli along coastal waters of southeast India using satellite observations: Implications to Climate Change
Chapter 20. Climate Change and its Impact on Depletion of Oxygen Levels on Coastal Waters and Shallow Seas
Chapter 21. Nanoparticle based bioremediation for crude oil removal from marine environment
Part 6. Socio-economic scenarios related to Sustainable Development
Chapter 22. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Coastal Tourism of Andaman Isles, India: Sustainable Development Scenario
Chapter 23. Spatial planning for sustainable resource use with a special reference to aquaculture development
Chapter 24. Sustainable Aquaculture and Economic Development in Coastal Areas: The Case of Andhra Pradesh, India
Chapter 25. Marine and Coastal ecosystem services for Sustainable Development
Part 7. Application of Geospatial tools
Chapter 26. Advanced remote sensing methods for high-resolution, cost-effective monitoring of the coastal morphology using Video Beach Monitoring System (VBMS), CoastSnap and CoastSat techniques
Chapter 27. Coastal morpho-dynamics and Environmental variables of Ennore Creek: An Integrated approach
Chapter 28. A study on dynamics of Krishna river mouth, East coast of India: A Geospatial approach
Chapter 29. Non monsoonal coastal erosion due to the tropical cyclone (OCKHI) and its impacts along Thiruvananthapuram coast, Southwest coast of India - A geospatial approach
Dr N. Jayaraju is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, India. His research interests include Environmental Geosciences, Marine Ecology, Marine pollution, Coastal zone resources, Sediments of marine marginal water bodies viz., Lakes, Estuaries, Etc., He was awarded Gold Medal for being a University topper in his Master's, later University Merit Fellowship for pursuing PhD. He worked as PDF for UGC, CSIR, DST and all central government prestigious funding agencies. He published more than 60 research papers in various National and International Journals. He has attended over 50 international conferences abroad and 40 in India. He is an active member in many scientific associations/ organizations. Moreover, He serves on Editorial boards and Reviewer boards for many prestigious journals. He has travelled widely in his research endeavour visiting over 60 countries like Australia, China, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the Middle East, the UK, the USA etc.
Dr G. Sreenivasulu received his M.Sc. (with University's top rank and gold medal) and PhD from the Department of Geology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India. He worked as a Research Associate at National Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India. Currently, he is working as Dr D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow, the Department of Geology, Sri Venkayeswara University, Tirupati, India. He was awarded DST-INSPIRE a Prestigious Fellowship for 5 years for PhD program by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Thrust areas of his research include micropaleontology, marine pollution, coastal morphodynamics and the application of geospatial tools. He has attended many scientific events related to his relevant area of specialization both within India and abroad as well. Over 25 papers in International and National Journals have been published. He is an active member of many scientific associations/organizations. Moreover, He serves on editorial boards and reviewer boards for many prestigious journals.
Dr M. Madakka is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Yogi Vemana University. Kadapa, AP, India. She received her M.Sc and PhD degrees in Microbiology from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anatapur, India. Her research interests are in the fields of Environmental Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology. She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi fellowship for PhD from UGC, New Delhi, India. She secured DST- SERB Fast tract young scientist fellowship during 2012-2015, in New Delhi. She has over 17 years of research and 14 years of teaching experience at the university. She has published over 40 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals and presented several papers at national/international conferences.
Dr M. Manjulatha Senior Research Associate is currently affiliated with the National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Sciences, RDA, South Korea. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Biotechnology, Sri Krishna Devaraya University, in collaboration with the Department of Crop Physiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore. She worked as a Research Associate in DBT supported Center of Excellence programme and ICAR FIST- DST Nische area of excellence for drought research in UAS, GKVK, Bangalore. She has 14 years of research experience in the area of plant molecular biology, biotechnology, transgenics, Gene editing and molecular markers. She has published 25 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. She has been a reviewer for various international journals.