Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management

The Asia-Pacific Region

Editors: Harvey, Nick (Ed.)

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Most of the world’s population lives close to the coast and is highly dependent on coastal resources, which are being exploited at unsustainable rates. These resources are being subject to further pressures associated with population increase and the globalization of coastal resource demand. This is particularly so for the Asia-Pacific region which contains almost two thirds of the world’s population and most of the world’s coastal megacities. The region has globally important atmospheric and oceanic phenomena, which affect world climate such as the Asian Monsoon and the El-Niño Southern Oscillation phenomena. The Asia-Pacific region also has highly significant marine diversity but over the last few decades, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fisheries have experienced large-scale depletion. The need to find appropriate management solutions to these and other coastal issues is made more complex by the need to take account of international scientific predictions for global climate change and sea-level rise which will further impact on these coasts. The idea for this book arose from a meeting of coastal scientists in Kobe, Japan in May 2003. The meeting was organized by the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), an inter-governmental network, comprising 21 member countries, for the promotion of global change research and links between science and policy making in the region.

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"There is a clear message that emphasizes the need for understanding of coastal process relationships in an integrated manner, such as physical catchment and coast interactions, and social interactions relating to economics, tourism and cultural values, while also emphasizing the need for participation in coastal management through different levels of the community (local through to national). .... Another strength of Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management is the geographical nature of the content. This book brings together socio-economic, cultural and physical environmental change. This is an advantage over other coastal texts currently available, and globalizes its value to all coastal scientists."
(Martin Shingle, New Zealand Geographer, Vol. 68 (2), 2008)

"Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management is a synthesis of scientific findings from research funded by the Asia-Pacific network for global change research (APN). … For students of coastal management, the book gives a very good description of ICM methodology and is worth including in studying a range of coastal management methods. ... it does have a wider appeal to students and practitioners of coastal management (globally) for comparative approaches to coastal management concepts." (Martin Single, New Zealand Geographical Society, Vol. 68 (2), 2008)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Coastal Management in The Asia-Pacific Region

    Nick Harvey, Mike Hilton

    Pages 39-66

  • Human Responses To Coastal Change in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Patrick D. Nunn, Charles T. Keally, Caroline King, et al.

    Pages 117-161

  • Hot Spots of Population Growth and Urbanisation in the Asia-Pacific Coastal Region

    Poh Poh Wong, Lee Boon-Thong, Maggi W.H. Leung

    Pages 163-195

  • Impacts of Pollutants in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Kanayathu Koshy, Zafar Adeel, Murari Lal, et al.

    Pages 231-276

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Change and Integrated Coastal Management
Book Subtitle
The Asia-Pacific Region
Editors
  • Nick Harvey
Series Title
Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3628-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3628-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3627-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8912-8
Series ISSN
1384-6434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
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