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Coastal Conservation: 19 (Conservation Biology, Series Number 19)

Coastal Conservation: 19 (Conservation Biology, Series Number 19)

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Brooke Maslo
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 5/12/2014
EAN 9781107606746, ISBN10: 1107606748

Paperback, 416 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Coastal ecosystems are centres of high biological productivity, but their conservation is often threatened by numerous and complex environmental factors. Citing examples from the major littoral habitats worldwide, such as sandy beaches, salt marshes and mangrove swamps, this text characterises the biodiversity of coastline environments and highlights important aspects of their maintenance and preservation, aided by the analysis of key representative species. Leaders in the field provide reviews of the foremost threats to coastal networks, including the effects of climate change, invasive species and major pollution incidents such as oil spills. Further discussion underscores the intricacies of measuring and managing coastline species in the field, taking into account the difficulties in quantifying biodiversity loss due to indirect cascading effects and trophic skew. Synthesising the current state of species richness with present and projected environmental pressures, the book ultimately establishes a research agenda for implementing and improving conservation practices moving forward.

List of contributors
1. The conservation of coastal biodiversity Julie L. Lockwood and Brooke Maslo
Part I. Biodiversity Status of Coastal Habitats
2. Global patterns of mangrove extinction risk
implications for ecosystem services and biodiversity loss Beth A. Polidoro, Kent E. Carpenter, Farid Dahdoug-Guebas, Joanna C. Ellison, Nico E. Koedam and Jean W. H. Young
3. Open-coast sandy beaches and coastal dunes Thomas A. Schlacher, Alan R. Jones, Jenifer E. Dugan, Michael A. Weston, Linda Harris, David S. Schoeman, David M. Hubbard, Felicita Scapini, Ronel Nel, Mariano Lastra, Anton McLachlan and Charles H. Peterson
4. Biodiversity, ecosystem services and the conservation of seagrass meadows Richard K. F. Unsworth and Leanne C. Cullen-Unsworth
5. Cascading effects of global oyster reef loss on the health of estuaries Brooke Maslo
6. Biodiversity status of coastal dune forests in South Africa Rudi J. van Aarde, Robert A. R. Guldemond and Pieter I. Olivier
7. The distribution and conservation of birds of coastal salt marshes Russell Greenberg, Augusto Cardoni, Bruno J. Ens, Xiaiojing Gan, Juan PabloIsacch, Kees Koffijberg and Richard Loyn
Part II. Emerging Threats
8. The impacts of invasive species on coastal marine ecosystems Julie L. Lockwood and Orin J. Robinson
9. Climate change and conservation of waders Ilya M. D. Maclean
10. The impacts of climate change on marine turtle reproductive success Lucy A. Hawkes, Annette C. Broderick, Matthew H. Godfrey, Brendan J. Godley and Matthew J. Witt
11. The effects of oil spilled on coastal ecosystems
lessons from the Exxon Valdez spill James L. Bodkin, Dan Esler, Stanley D. Rice, Craig O. Matkin and Brenda E. Ballachey
12. Overexploitation of marine species and its consequences for terrestrial biodiversity along coasts Lawrence J. Niles, Amanda D. Dey and Brooke Maslo
Part III. Synthesis
13. A research agenda for coastal biodiversity conservation Julie L. Lockwood and Brooke Maslo
Index.