Coastal Environments and Global Change

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Author: Gerd Masselink,Roland Gehrels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118825101

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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The coastal zone is one of the most dynamic environments on ourplanet and is much affected by global change, especially sea-levelrise. Coastal environments harbour valuable ecosystems, but theyare also hugely important from a societal point of view. This book,which draws on the expertise of 21 leading international coastalscientists, represents an up-to-date account of coastalenvironments and past, present and future impacts of global change.The first chapter of the book outlines key principles that underpincoastal systems and their behaviour. This is followed by adiscussion of key processes, including sea level change,sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that drive coastal change.The main part of the book consists of a discussion of the maincoastal environments (beaches, dunes, barriers, salt marshes, tidalflats, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coastsand coastal groundwater), and how these are affected by globalchange. The final chapter highlights strategies for coping withcoastal change. Readership: final year undergraduate and postgraduate-levelstudents on coastal courses in a wide range subjects, includinggeography, environmental management, geology, oceanography andcoastal/civil engineering. The book will also be a valuableresource for researchers and applied scientists dealing withcoastal environments. Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal"www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal/a

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects: Volume 1, Global and Sectoral Aspects

Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

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Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316240347

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Global and Sectoral Aspects

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Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107058074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1150

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Climate Change 2014 – Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Part B: Regional Aspects: Volume 2, Regional Aspects

Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

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Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316240355

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This latest Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will again form the standard reference for all those concerned with climate change and its consequences, including students, researchers and policy makers in environmental science, meteorology, climatology, biology, ecology, atmospheric chemistry and environmental policy.

Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

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Author: André Monaco,Patrick Prouzet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1848217048

Category: Science

Page: 290

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The vulnerability of socio -ecosystem combines the probability of exposure to natural or anthropogenic pressure, sensitivity and resilience. This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and impacts produced by climate change and human actions. Erosion of biodiversity by changing ocean chemistry, the intensification of global change raises the problem of the adaptation of living resources.

Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment

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Author: Duncan F. M. McGregor,Donald A. Thompson

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471955115

Category: Nature

Page: 356

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Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment Edited by Duncan F. M. McGregor and Donald A. Thompson Royal Holloway, University of London, UK Geomorphology and Land Management in a Changing Environment highlights the practical application of geography to environmental management, through examination of the ways in which geomorphology is relevant to, and contributes to, proper management of land resources. Increasingly, effective land use is seen as dependent on the integration of geomorphological principles and practice within the decision-making process. The book elucidates the environmental effects of land management practices in terms of the geomorphological systems in which they take place and in the context of an environment subject to uncertainty and change. It critically reviews the progress of ‘applied geomorphology’ in addressing the issues of practical applicability of geomorphology, and then focuses on four major themes within this interaction: ground instability and land management; the effect of land use on the hydrological and erosional response of geomorphological systems; modelling geomorphological response to environmental change; and geomorphological aspects of the management of environmental risk. By integrating a wide range of case studies from the developed and the developing world, the book offers a distinctive insight into the range and utility of geomorphological research, and pointers for environmental planners and decision makers at all levels.

Ecosystem Sustainability and Global Change

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Author: Patrick Prouzet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119007720

Category: Science

Page: 234

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This volume provides various examples and dimensions, chemical, biological, climatic, or related to extreme (hazards). It describes, by reciprocity, the vulnerability of ecosystems, resources, heritage, human health and, consequently, economic and social sectors. it considers climate scenarios and socio-economic status indicators research, design strategies and patterns of adaptation, development of innovative monitoring systems, analysis of perceptions of major hazards and valuation of ecosystem services.

Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability

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Author: John A. Church,Philip L. Woodworth,Thorkild Aarup,W. Stanley Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444340778

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/church/sealevel.

Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Natural Resource Systems

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Author: Kenneth D. Frederick,Norman J. Rosenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401102074

Category: Science

Page: 219

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This volume characterizes the current state of natural science and socioeconomic modeling of the impacts of climate change and current climate variability on forests, grasslands, and water. It identifies what can be done currently with impact assessments and suggests how to undertake such assessments. Impediments to linking biophysical and socioeconomic models into integrated assessments for policy purposes are identified, and recommendations for future research activities to improve the state of the art and remove these impediments to model integration are provided. This book is for natural and social scientists with an interest in the impacts of climate change on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and their socioeconomic impacts, and policy makers interested in understanding the status of current assessment capabilities and in identifying priority areas for future research.