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Ecological Research Monographs

Ecological Impacts of Tsunamis on Coastal Ecosystems

Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Editors: Urabe, Jotaro, Nakashizuka, Tohru (Eds.)

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  • The first book focusing on the ecological impacts of the Great Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunamis on coastal ecosystems
  • Examines the Great East Japan Earthquake, one of the largest ecological disturbances in the past 1000 years Provides critical information on the ecological impacts of large-scale disaster events
  • Suggests key ideas for conserving and managing coastal ecosystems and reducing the risks posed by natural disasters
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This book focuses on the ecological impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunamis, a rare and extremely large disturbance event, on various coastal ecosystems in Japan’s Tohoku area, including sub-tidal and tidal animal communities, sand dune plant communities and coastal forests. The studies presented here describe not only how species and populations in these ecosystems were disturbed by the earthquake and tsunamis, but also how the communities have responded to the event and what types of anthropogenic activities will hamper their recovery processes.

In the ecological sciences, it is often argued that large disturbances are critical to shaping community structures and biodiversity in local and regional habitats. However, our understanding of these roles remains limited, simply because there have been few opportunities to examine and address the ecological impacts of large disturbance events.  The scale of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake makes it one of the largest hazards in the past 1000 years. Thus, this book provides a unique opportunity to advance our understanding of the ecological impacts of large and rare disturbances and the implications of these events in the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems. 

Following an outline of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the book’s content is divided into two major parts. Part I reports on studies examining the ecological impacts of the tsunamis on sub-tidal and tidal animal communities, while Part II focuses on terrestrial plant communities in Japan’s coastal Tohoku area.  

This book will benefit all scientists interested in the ecological impacts of large disturbances on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in general, and especially those who are interested in the ecological management of coastal ecosystems and Ecosystem based Disaster Risk Reduction (EcoDRR).


 

About the authors

Jotaro Urabe: Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aquatic Ecology Tohru Nakashizuka: Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Forest Ecology

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Outline of the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Pages 1-8

    Shimada, Naoaki

  • Normality of Succession of an Intertidal Community After the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Pages 11-24

    Kado, Ryusuke (et al.)

  • Rocky Intertidal Zonation: Impacts and Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Pages 25-34

    Noda, Takashi (et al.)

  • Quantitative Evaluation of the Impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on the Rocky Intertidal Community

    Pages 35-46

    Iwasaki, Aiko (et al.)

  • Rocky Intertidal Barnacle Population Dynamics: Impacts and Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Pages 47-58

    Noda, Takashi (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56446-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56788-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Impacts of Tsunamis on Coastal Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake
Editors
  • Jotaro Urabe
  • Tohru Nakashizuka
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56448-5
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56448-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56446-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56788-2
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 410
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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