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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

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  • Publication planned for: August 2017
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2017
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521326858

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  • Providing a comprehensive account of marine conservation, this book examines human use and abuse of the world's seas and oceans and their marine life, and the various approaches to management and conservation. Healthy marine ecosystems - the goods and services that they provide - are of vital importance to human wellbeing. There is a pressing need for a global synthesis of marine conservation issues and approaches. This book covers conservation issues pertinent to major groups of marine organisms, such as sharks, marine turtles, seabirds and marine mammals; key habitats, from estuaries, wetlands and coral reefs to the deep sea; and from local and regional to international initiatives in marine conservation. An ideal resource for students, researchers and conservation professionals, the book pays appropriate attention to the underlying marine biology and oceanography and how human activities impact marine ecosystems, enabling the reader to fully understand the context of conservation action and its rationale.

    • Fulfils a pressing need for a global synthesis of marine conservation
    • Takes a wider, more comprehensive view of marine conservation than most other treatments, dealing with management and conservation of the world ocean, all major habitat types from coastal to deep-sea environments and major groups of marine organisms that raise conservation concerns
    • Pays considerable attention to underlying marine ecology and oceanography, exploring how marine systems respond to human disturbance and therefore comprehensively covers contextual basis for remedial action
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    • Publication planned for: August 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521326858
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 193 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 127 b/w illus. 30 colour illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2017
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Preface
    1. Marine environments
    2. Human impacts
    3. Conservation
    4. Species conservation
    5. Fishing
    6. Fishes
    7. Marine turtles
    8. Seabirds
    9. Marine mammals
    10. Coastal waters
    11. Estuaries and lagoons
    12. Coastal wetlands
    13. Coral reefs
    14. The deep sea
    15. Marine protected areas
    16. The Mediterranean Sea
    17. The Southern Ocean
    18. Epilogue
    Appendix 1. Abbreviations
    Appendix 2. Species list
    Appendix 3. Glossary.

  • Author

    P. Keith Probert, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Keith Probert, now retired, was Associate Professor in the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he taught marine biology and ecology. His research has mainly concerned the ecology of sediment benthos, including the effects of human activities and the implications for marine conservation.

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