Coastal Research Library

Advances in Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America

Technological Innovation and Conservation

Editors: Rossi-Santos, Marcos R., Finkl, Charles W. (Eds.)

  • Presents a unique fusion of marine vertebrate ecology, conservation and technological innovation of interest to a wide audience of researchers and students
  • Contains a rich resource of unpublished data, examples and illustrations
  • Reflects the research of an entire continent to a diverse audience of marine sciences
  • Gathers the participation of 50 institutions from about 12 different countries
  • Provides scientific material to encourage new generations of Latin American researchers
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About this book

This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish.
This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.

About the authors

Charles W. Finkl has edited and/or contributed to more than eight volumes in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. For the past 33 years he has been the Executive Director of the Coastal Education & Research Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research, In addition to these duties, he is Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (Perth) and previously worked for a wholly owned Australian subsidiary of the International Nickel Company of Canada (INCO). 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.



Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight

    Simões-Lopes, Paulo C.

    Pages 3-13

  • Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil

    Monteiro-Filho, Emygdio L. A. (et al.)

    Pages 15-40

  • An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Humpback Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil

    Fernandes, Luena (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • Land-Based Station Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation

    Morete, Maria Emilia (et al.)

    Pages 77-112

  • Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean

    Andriolo, Artur (et al.)

    Pages 113-147

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56985-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56984-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Technological Innovation and Conservation
Editors
  • Marcos R. Rossi-Santos
  • Charles W. Finkl
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56985-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56985-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56984-0
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 508
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 213 illustrations in colour
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