Threats to Mangrove Forests focuses on the worldwide threats to mangrove forests and the management solutions currently being used to counteract those hazards. Designed for the professional or specialist in marine science, coastal zone management, biology, and related disciplines, this work will appeal to those not only working to protect mangrove forests, but also the surrounding coastal areas of all types. Examples are drawn from many different geographic areas, including North and South America, India, and Southeast Asia. Subject areas covered include both human-induced and natural impacts to mangroves, intended or otherwise, as well as the efforts being made by coastal researchers to promote restoration of these coastal fringing forests.
Christopher Makowski is the Assistant Director and Senior Vice President 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 various volumes in Springer's Coastal Research Library (CRL) Series. Additionally, Dr. Makowski is also professionally recognized by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and 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 and Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF) and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) for the past 34 years. He has edited and/or contributed to more than eight volumes in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, of which he is the Series Editor. In addition to these duties, Dr. Finkl is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. During his career, he acquired field experience in Australia; the Caribbean; South America; SW Pacific islands; southern Africa; Western Europe; and the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Southeast USA.