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Coastal-Marine Conservation : Science and Policy.

Author: G Carleton Ray; Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publisher: Chichester : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy introduces students and managers to complex conservation and management issues facing coastal nations of the world, their citizens, and international and non-governmental organizations. It aims to reduce complexity and inspire a greater consensus for more effective conservation action.:.; Presents the coastal realm as a heterogeneous, diverse ecosystem of exceptionall  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G Carleton Ray; Jerry McCormick-Ray
ISBN: 9781444311242 1444311247 1282139479 9781282139473
OCLC Number: 437111611
Description: 1 online resource (346 pages)
Contents: Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy; Contents; Authors of boxes; Preface; Acknowledgments and permissions; Section I Issues and mechanisms; Chapter 1 Conservation issues; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Primary issues; 1.3 Secondary issues; 1.4 Tertiary issues; 1.5 Conclusion; Chapter 2 Mechanisms; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Species and habitat conservation; 2.3 Governance; 2.4 New directions; 2.5 Agents of change; 2.6 Conclusion; Section II Science; Chapter 3 The coastal-realm ecosystem; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Global dynamics; 3.3 Defining attributes; 3.4 Physical components. 3.5 Biotic land-seascapes3.6 Coastal-realm properties; 3.7 The coastal realm: a complex ecosystem; 3.8 Conclusion; Chapter 4 Natural history of coastal-marine organisms; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Diversity of coastal-realm life; 4.3 Life in water; 4.4 Life-history diversity; 4.5 Biological assembly; 4.6 Patterns; 4.7 Biogeography and environmental classification; 4.8 Conclusion; Section III Case studies Introduction to the case studies; Chapter 5 Chesapeak.

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Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy introduces students and managers to complex conservation and management issues facing coastal nations of the world, their citizens, and international and non-governmental organizations. It aims to reduce complexity and inspire a greater consensus for more effective conservation action.:.; Presents the coastal realm as a heterogeneous, diverse ecosystem of exceptionall high biological diversity and productivity, and where conservation challenges are most difficult and urgent.; Examines the critical issues facing coastal-marine conservation and the.

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