This book focuses on the global threats to coastal environments from invasive, non-native species and examines how these alien biological species adversely alter landscapes and socioeconomic conditions as well as the psychological attitudes and perceptions of local inhabitants and tourists. Designed for the professional or specialist in marine science, coastal zone management, biology, and related disciplines, Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments appeals to those not only working directly with invasive flora and fauna species, but also those individuals involved in a wide array of coastal related fields. Examples and case studies of coastal invasive species are drawn from many different geographic areas worldwide, including North and South America, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
- Invasive Species in South Florida Coastal Ecosystems: An Example of Human Overpopulation, Unsustainable Environmental Quality, and Marginalized Resource Base - Charles W. Finkl & Christopher Makowski
- The Genetics and Genomics of Lessepsian Bioinvasions: Marine Bioinvasions of the Mediterranean from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal - Giacomo Bernardi, Ernesto Azzurro & Michel Bariche
- Tidal Wetland Restoration of Jamaica Bay, New York: Preventing the Reoccurrence of Phragmites as Invasive Vegetation - Roy Messaros
- Threats to Sandy Shore Habitats in Sri Lanka from Invasive Vegetation - Wasantha Rathnayake
- Manila Bay Ecology and Invasive Species - Benjamin Vallejo, Jr.
- Non-Indigenous Species on the Polish Coast of the Baltic Sea: Dynamics, Impacts, and Case Studies - Kaz Furmanczyk
- Marine Invasions in Galicia, NW Spain: Impacts and Solutions - Manuel Garcia Tasende
- Invasive Species on a Brazilian Estuarine System - Ana Cristina Petry
- Only the Strictest Rules Apply: Investigating Regulation Compliance of Beaches to Minimize Invasive Dog Impacts on Threatened Shorebird Populations - Michael Weston
- The Effect Group Size of Invasive Dogs Have on Coastal Wildlife Responses - Michael Weston
- Bioinvasion and Threats to the Coast of West-Bengal, India - Susanta Kumar Chakraborty
- Environmental Impacts of Alien Plant Species Undaria pinnatifida in Patagonian Coasts - Silvia Marcomini
- Feeding Habits of Pterois volitans: A Real Threat to Caribbean Coral Reef Biodiversity - Arturo Acero Pizarro
- Outbreaks of Invasive Species in Coastal Areas in Egypt as a Result of Aquaculture Projects Developed Across the Suez Canal, Red Sea, and the Mediterranean - Mohamed EL. Sayed Megahed
- Navigation Effects on the Transport of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) - Richard Styles
- A Review of Marine Species Introduced along the French Channel-Atlantic Coasts: Main Biological Invasions and Impacts - Gerard Thouzeau
- Niche Overlap between Native and Invasive Species: The Potential Effects of Introducing a Non-Indigenous Species on a Native Trophic Web - Diogo Nunes Oliveira
- Routes of Introduction and Spread of Marine Invasive Species on the West Coast of the South Atlantic - Diogo Nunes Oliveira
- Mechanical Approaches to Prevent Invasive Species Recruitment and Transport on Ship Hulls - Kelli Z. Hunsucker, Emily Ralston & Geoff Swain
- Tropical Wetland Invasion by African Forage Species: Functional Differences as Strategies for the Control and Eradication - Patricia Moreno-Casasola & Hugo Lopez Rosas
Christopher Makowski is the Assistant Director of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF) and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). He has published numerous peer reviewed papers, authored several chapters, and co-edited and/or contributed to various volumes in Springer's Coastal Research Library (CRL) Series. In addition to these accomplishments, he is professionally recognized by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), served as the Assistant Director of the Marine Science and Biological Research Division at the coastal engineering firm, Coastal Planning & Engineering (CPE), and held the position of Principle Marine Scientist for the municipality of Collier County, Florida, U.S.A. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and has earned degrees with an emphasis on remote sensing of biogeomorphological resources (Ph.D.) and marine ecosystem diversity and conservation (Master's of Science). In addition to his academic and professional credentials, Dr. Makowski is also a certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
Charles W. Finkl has been the Executive Director of the Coastal Education & Research Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research for the past 35 years. He has edited and/or contributed to more than eight volumes in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (Springer), of which he is the Series Editor. He is also the Series Editor of the Coastal Research Library (Springer). In addition to these duties, he is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) (Boca Raton, Florida). He is a graduate of Oregon State University (Corvallis) and the University of Western Australia (Perth). Work experience includes the International Nickel Company of Australia (Perth), Coastal Planning & Engineering (Boca Raton, Florida), and Technos Geophyiscal Consulting (Miami, Florida). He has published numerous peer-reviewed technical research papers, and edited or co-edited and contributed to many books. Dr. Finkl is a Certified Professional Geological Scientist (Arvada, Colorado), a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (Madison, Wisconsin), a Certified Wetland Scientist (Lawrence, Kansas), and a Chartered Marine Scientist (London). Academically, he served as a Demonstrator at the University of Western Australia, Courtesy Professor at Florida International University (Miami), Program Professor and Director of the Institute of Coastal and Marine Studies at Nova Southeastern University (Port Everglades, Florida), and Full Professor at FAU. During his career, he acquired field experience in Australia; the Bahamas; Puerto Rico, Jamaica; Brazil; Papua New Guinea and other SW Pacific islands; southern Africa; Western Europe; and the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Southeast USA.