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Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania

Studies on Socio-Ecological Systems’ Vulnerability, Resilience and Governance

Editors: Yanda, P.Z., Bryceson, I., Mwevura, H., Mung'ong'o, C.G. (Eds.)

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  • Synthesizes 5 years of research to assess how coastal communities in Tanzania can adapt to climate change impacts and implement their own decisions
  • Applies a holistic approach to understanding human-nature interactions to adopt a conceptual model of socio-ecological systems
  • Analyzes gender dynamics as a key to understand social-ecological systems and resilience perspectives
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This volume synthesizes research from a five year program supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development to assess how coastal communities in Tanzania can adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, and better assert their rights to implement decisions regarding coastal resource management in the context of global climate change. Throughout ten chapters, the book deploys a holistic approach to adopt a conceptual model of socio-ecological systems, and characterize human-nature interactions in an integrative way to understand anthropogenic pressures on ecosystems to guide conservation and management. The book will be of interest to researchers, students studying environmental management and climate change, planners, and policy makers. 
The book begins by describing the biophysical and socio-economic characteristics of the Tanzanian coastal environment, then discusses the impacts of climate change on coastal resource governance, community vulnerability, and livelihood security. Then, intervention strategies are offered as a means for local communities to not only adapt to climate change impacts, but also to engage in decision-making processes to assess vulnerabilities and address challenges and limitations through educated measures. The final chapters discuss the vulnerability and adaptation of coastal communities to climate change impacts to assess how livelihoods are constructed in response to impacts, and summarize the key findings to determine the best adaptation strategies to improve adaptive capacity and reduce socio-economic vulnerability. 

About the authors

Dr. Pius Zebhe Yanda is a Professor in Physical Geography. He has served the University of Dar Es Salaam in different academic positions for more than 29 years. He is currently the Director of Institute of Resource assessment as well as the Director of Centre for Climate Change Studies of the University of Dar es Salaam. He is also a Chair holder of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Professorial Chair in Environment and Climate Change of the University of Dar es Salaam. He has worked extensively in natural resources management, environment and climate change related studies in the region as well as in Tanzania. Professor Yanda has a track record in leading multi-disciplinary international teams research projects and programs, and he has published extensively in referred journals in the field of natural resources and climate change.
Dr. Ian Bryceson is a Professor at the Department for International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. He completed his PhD in marine ecology at the University of Dar es Salaam in 1977. He has conducted research and published extensively on marine and coastal management, fisheries, aquaculture and conservation in eastern Africa, the Indian Ocean region and globally. He integrates social-ecological resilience, vulnerability, political economy and human rights as analytical approaches and conceptual frameworks throughout his work. 
Dr. Haji Mwevura is Deputy Vice Chancellor in-charge of Academic Research and Consultancy at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), and a Senior Lecturer of Environmental Analytical Chemistry. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Annual Agricultural Research Review of the Ministry of Agriculture, Zanzibar, and is a member of various regional and national professional and technical boards such as East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO), Quality Assurance Committee of the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), and Climate Change Curriculum Innovation Network of Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA). 
Dr. Claude Gasper Mung’ong’o is currently an Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Resource Assessment, University of Dar es Salaam. He holds a PhD degree in Human Geography from Stockholm University, Sweden, and has more than 20 years of research experience in Environmental Sociology (including climate change), Pastoral Livelihood Analysis and Food Security, and general rural development. He has been involved in numerous socio-economic studies as a member of various natural resource use studies. He teaches several post-graduate courses at the University of Dar es Salaam, including the Political ecology of natural resource management, Integrated social survey methods, Impacts of climate change on human and ecosystems, and Pastoralism and climate change governance.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Researching Climate Change and Socio-ecological Systems’ Vulnerability in the Coastal Areas of Tanzania: Some Theoretical Perspectives

    Pages 3-13

    Yanda, Pius Zebhe (et al.)

  • The Impact of Climate Variability and Change on Communities’ Access to and Utilization of Coastal Resources in Pangani District, Tanzania

    Pages 17-34

    Mwiturubani, Donald Anthony

  • Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies of Coastal Communities to the Associated Impacts of Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding

    Pages 35-51

    Makame, Makame O. (et al.)

  • Seaweed (Mwani) Farming as an Adaptation Strategy to Impacts of Climate Change and Variability in Zanzibar

    Pages 53-68

    Hassan, Iddi H. (et al.)

  • Poverty Levels and Vulnerability to Climate Change of Inshore Fisher-Mangrove-Dependent Communities of the Rufiji Delta, Tanzania

    Pages 69-91

    Mung’ong’o, Claude Gasper (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04897-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04896-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Coastal Resources in Tanzania
Book Subtitle
Studies on Socio-Ecological Systems’ Vulnerability, Resilience and Governance
Editors
  • Pius Zebhe Yanda
  • Ian Bryceson
  • Haji Mwevura
  • Claude Gasper Mung'ong'o
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04897-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04897-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04896-9
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 216
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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