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The land/ocean interactions in the coastal zone of West and Central Africa

Author: Salif Diop; Jean-Paul Barusseau; Cyr Descamps
Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2014.
Series: Estuaries of the world
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although the main focus of this book is on the estuaries, its scope goes well beyond this particular coastal feature. Indeed, the estuary can only be considered as part of the life cycle of the entire river and the marine area it feeds into: an area particularly subject to human and natural pressures. The main estuaries and deltas of West and Central Africa region provide a variety of goods and services to its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salif Diop; Jean-Paul Barusseau; Cyr Descamps
ISBN: 9783319063881 331906388X 3319063871 9783319063874
OCLC Number: 881427752
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 210 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: 1. The Western and Central Africa land-sea interface: A vulnerable, threatened and important 2. West African coastal area: Challenges and outlook --
3. Morphological and hydrodynamic changes inthe lower estuary of the Senegal River: Effects on the environment of the breach of the 'Langue de Barbarie sand spit in 2003 --
4. Management of a tropical river: impacts on the resilience of the Senegal river estuary --
5. Combined uses of supervised classification and normalized difference vegetation index techniques to monitor land degradation in the saloum saline estuary --
6. Studies and transactions on pollution assessment of the lagos lagoon system, Nigeria --
7. Estuarine and ocean circulation dynamics in the Niger delta, Nigeria: implications for oil spill and pollution management --
8. Morphological characteristics of the bonny and cross river (Calabar) estuaries in Nigeria:implications for navigation and environmental hazards --
9. Status of large marine flagship faunal diversity within Cameroon estuaries of Central African coast --
10. Morphology analysis of Niger delta shoreline & estuaries for ecotourism potential in Nigeria --
11. Importance of mangrove litter production in the protection of Atlantic coastal forest of Cameroon and Ghana --
12. Carbon budget in mangrove forests of varying degradation regimes in the western coastal wetlands complex (ramsar site 1017) of Southern Benin, West Africa --
13. Rapid assessment of mangrove conditions for potential payment for ecosystem services in some estuaries of western region of Ghana, West Africa --
14. Plantation agriculture as a driver of deforestation and degradation of Central African coastal estuarine forest landscape of South Western Cameroon --
15. Assessment of mangrove carbon stocks in Cameroon, Gabon, the Republic of Congo (RoC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) including their potential for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) --
16. Governing Through Networks: Working towards a sustainable management of West Africa's coastal mangrove ecosystems --
17. The importance of scientific knowledge as support to protection, conservation and management of West and Central African estuaries.
Series Title: Estuaries of the world
Responsibility: Salif Diop, Jean-Paul Barusseau, Cyr Descamps, editors.

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