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Human Ecology of Climate Change Hazards in Vietnam

Risks for Nature and Humans in Lowland and Upland Areas

Authors: Nguyen, An Thinh, Hens, Luc

  • Analyzes the effects of climate change hazards on local Vietnamese communities based on the human ecological principle 
  • Compares climate change associated effects in coastal Vietnamese areas with those in mountainous areas
  • Provides a wider context of integrated interpretations, socioeconomic implications, and policy responses to climate change hazard adaptation and mitigation in Vietnam 
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About this book

This book analyzes climate change associated effects in the mountainous and coastal environments of Vietnam. The scope of the book allows international comparisons to be made between these two affected areas and other similarly affected locations under constant environmental pressure. Frequent and intense climate change hazards are described, along with a wider context of integrated interpretations, socioeconomic implications and policy responses. The book reports on original research combining methodologies from the natural sciences with approaches in human sciences, providing an interdisciplinary human ecological context to analyze similar situations worldwide. 

The book is structured in four parts. The first part offers background information, and details the human ecological framework. The geography of the analyzed regions is discussed to reflect the environmental and socioeconomic context of Vietnam's coasts and mountains. The second part addresses the coast of Central Vietnam. The effects of tropical storms, floods, rising sea levels and coastal erosion in Ky Anh are studied to highlight the impacts on the local population and its development perspectives. The third part focuses on the uplands of Northern Vietnam. The effects of cyclones, heavy rains, floods, flash floods, and landslides in the Van Chan Mountains are studied to compare the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts. Part four makes policy recommendations in building resilient landscapes and green cities, and discusses the potential implications of findings for practice in Vietnam. The book addresses a wide array of researchers, geography and economics students, consultants and decision makers interested in the actual status and the likely developments on the physical, socioeconomic and mitigation and adaptation attitudes and policies of climate change associated effects. 

About the authors

Assoc. Professor Dr. Nguyen An Thinh is the Director of the Research Institute for Resources and Climate Change (IRC) at Hanoi Natural Resources and Environment University (HUNRE), Vietnam, and the Vice-President of the International Association of Landscape Ecology in Vietnam region (VN-IALE). His research focuses include geography of Vietnam, human geography, quantitative geography, and mountainous landscape ecology. 

Dr. Luc Hens is a scientific adviser for ”Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek”  (VITO), a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of clean-tech and sustainable development, and a former professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Begium. His research interests include environmental health, interdisciplinary instruments for environmental management, and sustainable development. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Human Ecology of Climate Change Hazards: Concepts, Literature Review, and Methodology

    Pages 3-36

    Nguyen, An Thinh (et al.)

  • Climate Change-Associated Hazards, Impacts, and Vulnerability at Regional Level

    Pages 37-60

    Nguyen, An Thinh (et al.)

  • Climate Change Hazards and Migration Along the Ky Anh Coast

    Pages 63-79

    Nguyen, An Thinh (et al.)

  • Gross Costs and Impact on Local Livelihood Capitals of Tropical Storms Along the Ky Anh Coast

    Pages 81-93

    Nguyen, An Thinh (et al.)

  • Climate Change Adaptation of Local Communities Along Heavily Damaged Coasts

    Pages 95-105

    Nguyen, An Thinh (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-94917-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94916-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06937-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Ecology of Climate Change Hazards in Vietnam
Book Subtitle
Risks for Nature and Humans in Lowland and Upland Areas
Authors
Series Title
Springer Climate
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94917-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94917-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94916-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06937-7
Series ISSN
2352-0698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 174
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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