Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone : Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Developing Regions

Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone : Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Developing Regions

Description

Coastal ecosystems make up some of the most important and, yet, most endangered, regions in the world. The protection of the unique processes that take place in these ecosystems requires that partnerships be formed among ecologists, resource managers and planners.

Experienced in the challenges of coastal system analysis, the contributors to this book provide multidisciplinary guidance on the assessment and management of environmental impacts caused by development. Each chapter examines an issue important to these fragile ecosystems, first presenting a non-technical summary of the issue and a review of the current state of the knowledge, then following with data and a more detailed consideration of the topic. Functioning both as a practical guide, accessible to nonscientists, and as a rigorous scientific source book, Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone will be useful to ecologists, urban and regional planners, resource managers, policymakers and students. While many of the case studies included in this volume are drawn from studies in the southeastern United States, the examples and lessons provided will be relevant to those working in all coastal environments.


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Details

Author(s)
G. S. Kleppel, M. Richard DeVoe, Mac V. Rawson
Format
Paperback | 305 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 17.53mm | 510g
Publication date
23 Nov 2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Illustrations note
27 Tables, black and white; XXIV, 305 p.
ISBN10
1441921044
ISBN13
9781441921048