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Developments in Hydrobiology

Asia-Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal Environment

Proceedings of the International Conference held in Hong Kong, 25–28 June 1996

Editors: Yuk-Shan Wong, Fung-Yee Tam, Nora (Eds.)

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Human beings have a long historical relationship with the coast. Initially it provided food and security, later forming important locations for industrial and commercial development. Now the emphasis has shifted towards leisure and conservation, although the former functions remain crucial. However, it is only very recently that people have started viewing the coast as a common and valuable resource that requires rational utilisation and scientific management in order to sustain its attractiveness. Of course, enlightened management comes only through understanding of the complicated coastal regions, which enables coastal managers to balance pressures from different sectors and to minimize risks. Scientific knowledge will continue to be the most important basis for resolving the conflicts between coastal users and interest groups such as developers and ecologists. Coastal management has also shifted from traditional restorative or remedial actions towards planned avoidance of other conflicts.
Despite rapid advancement in coastal sciences over recent decades, most of the major coastal issues have remained outstanding in the agenda. Control of shoreline erosion and protecting sea level rise continue to be crucial problems facing coastal scientists. Destructive coastal storms still cause tremendous damage, particularly in low altitudes. Wetland and estuary reclamation have led to the loss of the most valuable estuary wetlands which are required to sustain biological productivity and biodiversity.
This volume includes papers on marine and coastal pollution, eutrophication, aquaculture, conservation and utilization, coastal wetlands, and coastal zone management.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Acid exposure in euryhaline environments: ion regulation and acid tolerance in larval and adult Artemia franciscana

    Pages 1-7

    McMahon, Brian R. (et al.)

  • Effects of two oil dispersants on phototaxis and swimming behaviour of barnacle larvae

    Pages 9-16

    Wu, R. S. S. (et al.)

  • Heavy metal accumulation in tissue/organs of a sea cucumber, Holothuria leucospilota

    Pages 17-23

    Xing, Jun (et al.)

  • Mapping and characterization of mangrove plant communities in Hong Kong

    Pages 25-37

    Tam, Nora F. Y. (et al.)

  • Gas exchange responses of a mangrove species, Avicennia marina, to waterlogged and drained conditions

    Pages 39-47

    Naidoo, G. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asia-Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal Environment
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Conference held in Hong Kong, 25–28 June 1996
Editors
  • Yuk-Shan Wong
  • Nora Fung-Yee Tam
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
123
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5234-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5234-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4881-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6203-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 303
Additional Information
Reprinted from HYDROBIOLOGIA, 352
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