This is the first of two volumes that together provide an integrated picture of the Montenegrin Adriatic coast, presenting the natural components of the system as well as the chemical composition and chemical processes in the extended area.
This book describes the biology and ecology of the high seas of the Montenegrin coast, with a special focus on their biodiversity, flora and fauna, fisheries, mariculture, marine reptiles and mammals. The data has been collected through national and international projects over the last few decades and provides the reader with models and recommendations for the protection of this vital region of the Adriatic coast, as well as scientific recommendations for the sustainable use of its biological resources.
Given the breadth and depth of its coverage, the book offers an invaluable source of information for researchers, students and environmental managers alike.
Dr Aleksandar Joksimović is a scientific adviser of the Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro, and head of the Laboratory of Ichthyology and Marine Fisheries. He is also the vice-chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM-FAO RIM); coordinator of the working group on fisheries and mariculture of the Forum Chambers of commerce of the Adriatic-Ionian region; and the national scientific focal point from Montenegro in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean, based in Rome.
Dr Mirko Ðurović is a senior scientific associate at the Laboratory of Ichthyology and Marine Fisheries at the Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro. He is a member of the working group for negotiations with the EU regarding Chapter 13 – Fisheries and Chapter 18 – Statistics and an active member of the FAO AdriaMed and GFCM working groups for small pelagic and demersal species. Since 2014 he is the director of the Institute of Marine Biology and member of the Senate of the University of Montenegro since 2016.
Prof. Dr Igor S. Zonn is a full member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and the general director of the Engineering Research and Production Center for Land Reclamation, Water Management and Ecology “Soyuzvodproekt” (Moscow). He has authored over 450 scientific articles and 50 monographs and is also the author of several encyclopedias on, for instance, the Black, Caspian, White, Baltic, Adriatic, and Ionian seas, Arctic Ocean and Danube River, published by International Relations (Russia) and by Springer.
Prof. Dr Andrey G. Kostianoy is Chief Scientist at the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia), a Visiting Professor at the University of Liege (Belgium), and an Honorary Professor of Tver State University (Russia). He is one of the Series Editors of The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer, and has authored over 300 peer-reviewed papers, acted as an author and/or editor of 65 books, including several encyclopedias on, for instance, the Black, Caspian, White, Baltic, Adriatic and Ionian seas and Arctic Ocean published by International Relations (Russia) and by Springer.
Prof. Dr Alexander V. Semenov is the Rector of S.Yu. Witte Moscow University (Moscow), and Honorary Professor at the Higher School of Finance and Management (Bialystok, Poland). He has authored more than 100 scientific publications and acted as an author and editor of 25 books, including several encyclopedias on, for instance, the White, East Siberian, Baltic, Adriatic, and Ionian Seas and the Arctic Ocean published by International Relations (Russia) and by Springer.