Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean Book

Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean


  • Author : Phillip S. Levin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128092989

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Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean Excerpt :

Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary Science in Support of Nature and People emphasizes strategies to better connect the practice of marine conservation with the needs and priorities of a growing global human population. It conceptualizes nature and people as part of shared ecosystems, with interdisciplinary methodologies and science-based applications for coupled sustainability. A central challenge facing conservation is the development of practical means for addressing the interconnectedness of ecosystem health and human well-being, advancing the fundamental interdisciplinary science that underlies conservation practice, and implementing this science in decisions to manage, preserve, and restore ocean ecosystems. Though humans have intentionally and unintentionally reshaped their environments for thousands of years, the scale and scope of human influence upon the oceans in the Anthropocene is unprecedented. Ocean science has increased our knowledge of the threats and impacts to ecological integrity, yet the unique scale and scope of changes increases uncertainty about responses of dynamic socio-ecological systems. Thus, to understand and protect the biodiversity of the ocean and ameliorate the negative impacts of ocean change on people, it is critical to understand human beliefs, values, behaviors, and impacts. Conversely, on a human-dominated planet, it is impossible to understand and address human well-being and chart a course for sustainable use of the oceans without understanding the implications of environmental change for human societies that depend on marine ecosystems and resources. This work therefore presents a timely, needed, and interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of our oceans. Helps marine conservation scientists apply principles from oceanography, ecology, anthropology, economics, political science, and other natural and social sciences to manage and preserve marine biodiversity Facilitates understanding of how and w

YOUMARES 9   The Oceans  Our Research  Our Future Book

YOUMARES 9 The Oceans Our Research Our Future


  • Author : Simon Jungblut
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2020-09-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 3030203913

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YOUMARES 9 The Oceans Our Research Our Future Excerpt :

This open access book summarizes peer-reviewed articles and the abstracts of oral and poster presentations given during the YOUMARES 9 conference which took place in Oldenburg, Germany, in September 2018. The aims of this book are to summarize state-of-the-art knowledge in marine sciences and to inspire scientists of all career stages in the development of further research. These conferences are organized by and for young marine researchers. Qualified early-career researchers, who moderated topical sessions during the conference, contributed literature reviews on specific topics within their research field.

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene Book

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene


  • Author : Alison M. Behie
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107157484

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Combining personal stories of motivation with new research this book offers a holistic picture of primate conservation in the Anthropocene.

Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene Book

Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene


  • Author : Amy D. Propen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0814213774

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Visualizing Posthuman Conservation in the Age of the Anthropocene Excerpt :

Advances a notion of posthuman environmental conservation based on how visual technologies, from photography to GPS tracking, present arguments about species protection.

Marine Conservation Book

Marine Conservation


  • Author : G. Carleton Ray
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118714447

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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Conservation Physiology for the Anthropocene   Issues and Applications Book

Conservation Physiology for the Anthropocene Issues and Applications


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2022-11-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128242698

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Conservation Physiology for the Anthropocene Issues and Applications Excerpt :

Conservation Physiology for the Anthropocene – A Systems Approach, Volume 39B in the Fish Physiology series, is a comprehensive synthesis related to the physiology of fish in the Anthropocene. This volume helps solve knowledge gaps by considering the many ways in which different physiological systems (e.g., sensory physiology, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, bioenergetics, water and ionic balance and homeostasis, locomotion/biomechanics, gene function) and physiological diversity are relevant to the management and conservation of fish and fisheries. Chapters in this release include Using physiology for recovering imperiled species – the Delta smelt, Conservation hatcheries – the Sturgeon story, Aquatic pollutants and stressors, and more. Other sections discuss Fisheries interactions in a multi-stressor world, Environmental change in riverine systems - Amazon basin stressors, Environmental change in lakes and wetlands – East African basin stressors, Coral reef fish in a multi-stressor world, Polar fish in a multi-stressor world, Physiology informs fisheries restoration and habitat management, A physiological perspective on fish passage and entrainment, Invasive species control and management – the sea lamprey story, and On the conservation physiology of fishes for tomorrow. Includes authoritative contributions from an international board of authors, each with extensive expertise in the conservation physiology of fish Provides the most up-to-date information on the ways in which different physiological systems are relevant to the management and conservation of fish and fisheries Presents the latest release in the Fish Physiology series Identifies how anthropogenic stressors perturb physiological systems Explores how different physiological systems can be exploited to solve conservation problems

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education Book

Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education


  • Author : Géraldine Fauville
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-06-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319907789

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Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education Excerpt :

This edited volume is the premier book dedicated exclusively to marine science education and improving ocean literacy, aiming to showcase exemplary practices in marine science education and educational research in this field on a global scale. It informs, inspires, and provides an intellectual forum for practitioners and researchers in this particular context. Subject areas include sections on marine science education in formal, informal and community settings. This book will be useful to marine science education practitioners (e.g. formal and informal educators) and researchers (both education and science).

Human Impacts on Salt Marshes Book

Human Impacts on Salt Marshes


  • Author : Brian R. Silliman
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 0520258924

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"Human Impacts on Salt Marshes provides an excellent global synthesis of an important, underappreciated environmental problem and suggests solutions to the diverse threats affecting salt marshes."—Peter B. Moyle, University of California, Davis

Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene Book

Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene


  • Author : Charles Birkeland
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401772495

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Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene Excerpt :

This volume investigates the effects of human activities on coral reefs, which provide important life-supporting systems to surrounding natural and human communities. It examines the self-reinforcing ecological, economic and technological mechanisms that degrade coral reef ecosystems around the world. Topics include reefs and limestones in Earth history; the interactions between corals and their symbiotic algae; diseases of coral reef organisms; the complex triangle between reef fishes, seaweeds and corals; coral disturbance and recovery in a changing world. In addition, the authors take key recent advances in DNA studies into account which provides new insights into the population biology, patterns of species distributions, recent evolution and vulnerabilities to environmental stresses. These DNA analyses also provide new understandings of the limitations of coral responses and scales of management necessary to sustain coral reefs in their present states. Coral reefs have been essential sources of food, income and resources to humans for millennia. This book details the delicate balance that exists within these ecosystems at all scales, from geologic time to cellular interactions and explores how recent global and local changes influence this relationship. It will serve as an indispensable resource for all those interested in learning how human activities have affected this vital ecosystem around the world.

Predicting Future Oceans Book

Predicting Future Oceans


  • Author : William Cheung
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-08-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179468

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Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change provides a synthesis of our knowledge of the future state of the oceans. The editors undertake the challenge of integrating diverse perspectives—from oceanography to anthropology—to exhibit the changes in ecological conditions and their socioeconomic implications. Each contributing author provides a novel perspective, with the book as a whole collating scholarly understandings of future oceans and coastal communities across the world. The diverse perspectives, syntheses and state-of-the-art natural and social sciences contributions are led by past and current research fellows and principal investigators of the Nereus Program network. This includes members at 17 leading research institutes, addressing themes such as oceanography, biodiversity, fisheries, mariculture production, economics, pollution, public health and marine policy. This book is a comprehensive resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate readers studying social and natural science, as well as practitioners working in the field of natural resources management and marine conservation. Provides a synthesis of our knowledge on the future state of the oceans Includes recommendations on how to move forwards Highlights key social aspects linked to ocean ecosystems, including health, equity and sovereignty

Ocean Ecology Book

Ocean Ecology


  • Author : J. Emmett Duffy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691190532

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A comprehensive introduction to ocean ecology and a new way of thinking about ocean life Marine ecology is more interdisciplinary, broader in scope, and more intimately linked to human activities than ever before. Ocean Ecology provides advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners with an integrated approach to marine ecology that reflects these new scientific realities, and prepares students for the challenges of studying and managing the ocean as a complex adaptive system. This authoritative and accessible textbook advances a framework based on interactions among four major features of marine ecosystems—geomorphology, the abiotic environment, biodiversity, and biogeochemistry—and shows how life is a driver of environmental conditions and dynamics. Ocean Ecology explains the ecological processes that link organismal to ecosystem scales and that shape the major types of ocean ecosystems, historically and in today's Anthropocene world. Provides an integrated new approach to understanding and managing the ocean Shows how biological diversity is the heart of functioning ecosystems Spans genes to earth systems, surface to seafloor, and estuary to ocean gyre Links species composition, trait distribution, and other ecological structures to the functioning of ecosystems Explains how fishing, fossil fuel combustion, industrial fertilizer use, and other human impacts are transforming the Anthropocene ocean An essential textbook for students and an invaluable resource for practitioners

Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene Book

Coral Reefs in the Anthropocene


  • Author : Michael Sweet
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889634187

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Every year, 10 outstanding Research Topics are selected as finalists of the Frontiers Spotlight Award. These shortlisted article collections each address a globally important field of research with the potential to drastically impact our future. They bring together the latest, cutting-edge research to advance their fields, present new solutions and foster essential, large-scale collaborations across multiple disciplines and research groups worldwide. This international research prize recognizes the most innovative and impactful topics and the winning team of editors receives $100,000 to organize an international scientific conference on the theme of their successful collection.

Future Sea Book

Future Sea


  • Author : Deborah Rowan Wright
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226542706

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A counterintuitive and compelling argument that existing laws already protect the entirety of our oceans—and a call to understand and enforce those protections. The world’s oceans face multiple threats: the effects of climate change, pollution, overfishing, plastic waste, and more. Confronted with the immensity of these challenges and of the oceans themselves, we might wonder what more can be done to stop their decline and better protect the sea and marine life. Such widespread environmental threats call for a simple but significant shift in reasoning to bring about long-overdue, elemental change in the way we use ocean resources. In Future Sea, ocean advocate and marine-policy researcher Deborah Rowan Wright provides the tools for that shift. Questioning the underlying philosophy of established ocean conservation approaches, Rowan Wright lays out a radical alternative: a bold and far-reaching strategy of 100 percent ocean protection that would put an end to destructive industrial activities, better safeguard marine biodiversity, and enable ocean wildlife to return and thrive along coasts and in seas around the globe. Future Sea is essentially concerned with the solutions and not the problems. Rowan Wright shines a light on existing international laws intended to keep marine environments safe that could underpin this new strategy. She gathers inspiring stories of communities and countries using ocean resources wisely, as well as of successful conservation projects, to build up a cautiously optimistic picture of the future for our oceans—counteracting all-too-prevalent reports of doom and gloom. A passionate, sweeping, and personal account, Future Sea not only argues for systemic change in how we manage what we do in the sea but also describes steps that anyone, from children to political leaders (or indeed, any reader of the book), can take toward safeguarding the oceans and their extraordinary wildlife.

The World Ocean in Globalisation Book

The World Ocean in Globalisation


  • Author : Davor Vidas
  • Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-08-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004191754

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The World Ocean in Globalisation Excerpt :

This book addresses emerging challenges for the World Ocean in the Anthropocene epoch and the effects of increasing globalisation on the seas. The issues explored in particular include climate change, sustainable fisheries, biodiversity, shipping and regional seas adjoining Europe.

Routledge Handbook of Marine Governance and Global Environmental Change Book

Routledge Handbook of Marine Governance and Global Environmental Change


  • Author : Paul G. Harris
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-06-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351369596

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This comprehensive handbook provides a detailed and unique overview of current thinking about marine governance in the context of global environmental change. Many of the most profound impacts of global environmental change, and climate change in particular, will occur in the oceans​. It is vital that we consider the​ role of marine​ governance in adapting to and mitigating these impacts. This comprehensive handbook provides a thorough review of current thinking about marine environmental governance, including law and policy, in the context of global environmental change. Initial chapters describe international law, regimes, and leadership in marine environmental governance, in the process considering how existing regimes for climate change and the oceans should and can be coordinated. This is followed by an exploration of the role of non-state actors, including scientists, nongovernmental organisations, and corporations. The next section includes a collection of chapters highlighting governance schemes in a variety of marine environments and regions, including coastlines, islands, coral reefs, the open ocean, and regional seas. Subsequent chapters examine emerging issues in marine governance, including plastic pollution, maritime transport, sustainable development, environmental justice, and human rights. Providing a definitive overview, the Routledge Handbook of Marine Governance and Global Environmental Change is suitable for advanced students in marine and environmental governance, ​environmental law and policy, and climate change, as well as practitioners, activists, stakeholders​, and others concerned about the world’s oceans and seas.