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Coastal Research Library

Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments

Coasts in Crisis

Editors: Makowski, Christopher, Finkl, Charles W. (Eds.)

  • Represents a unique compilation of marine science, coastal zone management, biology, and history
  • Contains a rich source of previously unpublished data, case studies, and illustrations
  • Provides informative and interpretive views of various invasive species and how they impact coastal environments
  • Focuses on innovative management tools being used in coastal marine areas throughout the world
  • Supplies a historical context to scientific, technical, and managerial decision making
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This book focuses on the global threats to coastal environments from invasive, non-native species and examines how these alien biological species adversely alter landscapes and socioeconomic conditions as well as the psychological attitudes and perceptions of local inhabitants and tourists. Designed for the professional or specialist in marine science, coastal zone management, biology, and related disciplines, this volume appeals to those not only working directly with invasive flora and fauna species, but also those individuals involved in a wide array of coastal related fields. Examples and case studies of coastal invasive species are drawn from many different geographic areas worldwide, including North and South America, Europe, Oceania, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Africa.

About the authors

Christopher Makowski is the Assistant Director of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation, Inc. (CERF) and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). He has published numerous peer reviewed papers, authored several chapters, and co-edited and/or contributed to various volumes in Springer's Coastal Research Library (CRL) Series. In addition to these accomplishments, he is professionally recognized by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS), served as the Assistant Director of the Marine Science and Biological Research Division at the coastal engineering firm, Coastal Planning & Engineering (CPE), and held the position of Principle Marine Scientist for the municipality of Collier County, Florida, U.S.A. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and has earned degrees with an emphasis on remote sensing of biogeomorphological resources (Ph.D.) and marine ecosystem diversity and conservation (Master’s of Science). In addition to his academic and professional credentials, Dr. Makowski is also a certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Other professional registrations and certifications include: Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) Editorial Board Member, The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) Sustaining Member, The Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Chapter Member, American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) Registered Diving Safety Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Member, Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) Board of Directors (Trustees), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Certified Marine Mammal and Protected Species Observer, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor, Emergency First Responder (CPR/FirstAid/AED) Instructor, PADI Specialty Underwater Photographer Instructor, and Divers Alert Network (DAN) Professional Member.

Charles W. Finkl has been the Executive Director of the Coastal Education & Research Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Coastal Research for the past 35 years. He has edited and/or contributed to more than eight volumes in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (Springer), of which he is the Series Editor. He is also the Series Editor of the Coastal Research Library (Springer). In addition to these duties, he is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) (Boca Raton, Florida). He is a graduate of Oregon State University (Corvallis) and the University of Western Australia (Perth). Work experience includes the International Nickel Company of Australia (Perth), Coastal Planning & Engineering (Boca Raton, Florida), and Technos Geophyiscal Consulting (Miami, Florida). He has published numerous peer-reviewed technical research papers, and edited or co-edited and contributed to many books. Dr. Finkl is a Certified Professional Geological Scientist (Arvada, Colorado), a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (Madison, Wisconsin), a Certified Wetland Scientist (Lawrence, Kansas), and a Chartered Marine Scientist (London). Academically, he served as a Demonstrator at the University of Western Australia, Courtesy Professor at Florida International University (Miami), Program Professor and Director of the Institute of Coastal and Marine Studies at Nova Southeastern University (Port Everglades, Florida), and Full Professor at FAU. During his career, he acquired field experience in Australia; the Bahamas; Puerto Rico, Jamaica; Brazil; Papua New Guinea and other SW Pacific islands; southern Africa; Western Europe; and the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Southeast USA. Dr. Finkl is a member of several professional societies including the Geological Society of America; Soil Science Society of America; Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology; and the Society of Wetland Specialists. He is a recipient of the International Beach Advocacy Award (Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association), Certificate of George V. Chilingar Medal of Honor (Russian Academy of Natural Sciences), and Lifetime Commitment to Coastal Science Award (International Coastal Symposium).  

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Invasive Species Within South Florida Coastal Ecosystems: An Example of a Marginalized Environmental Resource Base

    Makowski, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 3-62

  • Invasive Species in the Sundarbans Coastal Zone (Bangladesh) in Times of Climate Change: Chances and Threats

    Islam, Shafi Noor (et al.)

    Pages 63-85

  • Threats to Sandy Shore Habitats in Sri Lanka from Invasive Vegetation

    Wasantha Rathnayake, Rathnayake Mudiyanselage

    Pages 87-111

  • Alien Species and the Impact on Sand Dunes Along the NE Adriatic Coast

    Šilc, Urban (et al.)

    Pages 113-143

  • Manila Bay Ecology and Associated Invasive Species

    Vallejo, Benjamin M., Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 145-169

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91382-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91381-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impacts of Invasive Species on Coastal Environments
Book Subtitle
Coasts in Crisis
Editors
  • Christopher Makowski
  • Charles W. Finkl
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91382-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91382-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91381-0
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 482
Number of Illustrations and Tables
44 b/w illustrations, 150 illustrations in colour
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