Protecting the Gulf's Marine Ecosystems from Pollution

Editors: Abuzinada, A.H., Barth, H.-J., Krupp, F., Böer, B., Al Abdessalaam, T.Z. (Eds.)

  • Supported by UNESCO, Doha
  • Reviews present sources and levels of pollution in The Gulf
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The Gulf is endowed with valuable natural resources and a great biodiversity of plant and animal species. Sustainable living in the Gulf area is dependent upon such resources provided by the sea. Large areas of its coastal zone including important marine habitats are currently threatened by increasing stress on the Gulf ecosystem due to an accelerated coastal development during the last few years. Some of the world’s largest landfill and dredging projects are found in the coastal areas, and the world’s main crude oil shipping routes pass through the open sea. A variety of human impacts are contributing to marine pollution, such as oil, sediments, waste, thermal, chemical, and other forms of pollution.

This volume reviews present sources and levels of pollution in the Gulf, assesses their causes and effects on biota and ecosystems, and identifies gaps and obstacles currently preventing an effective integrated transboundary management of the marine and coastal resources. It highlights preventive and remedial measures reducing levels of pollution and mitigating adverse impacts.

The book is an important source of information for environmental managers, researchers, administrators, and decision makers, contributing towards an improved environmental management.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Biogeophysical setting of the Gulf

    Barth, Hans-Jörg (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The coastal vegetation of the western and southern Gulf — characterisation and conservation aspects

    Brown, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

  • Impact of oil pollution and increased sea surface temperatures on marine ecosystems and biota in the Gulf

    Krupp, Friedhelm (et al.)

    Pages 45-56

  • Integrated management of pollution stress in the Gulf

    Khan, Nuzrat Yar

    Pages 57-92

  • Efforts of regional and international organisations in reducing levels of pollution in the Gulf

    El-Habr, Habib N. (et al.)

    Pages 93-106

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Protecting the Gulf's Marine Ecosystems from Pollution
Editors
  • Abdulaziz H. Abuzinada
  • Hans-Jörg Barth
  • Friedhelm Krupp
  • Benno Böer
  • Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-7947-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-7947-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-7946-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 285
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