Coastal Conservation and Management: An Ecological Perspective
J. Pat Doody
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Coastal Conservation and Management provides the reader with a synthesis of
the range and variation of the main coastal formations and includes practical guidance on their
management. The book discusses all the main coastal habitats of importance for nature
conservation (saltmarsh, shingle, sand dune and seacliff) as well as combinations of these
habitats (estuaries and other coastal wetlands). It offers a comprehensive picture of both the
soft sedimentary formations and those which are more resilient. While these habitats have all
been covered elsewhere in the literature, no single volume gives such a wide-ranging account.
An attempt is made throughout to provide the reader with a basic understanding of the
importance and range of variation of each habitat and coastal ecosystem. The principal issues
are discussed and the key management options identified. Some prescriptive suggestions are
made, though for the most part, the reader is left to ponder the issues and their possible
solutions. The book argues for a more dynamic approach to the conservation of coastal
habitats commensurate with the nature of the ecosystems themselves.
Hardbound 328 pp ISBN 9780412594700
Coastal Conservation and Management also stresses interrelationships with
human use. By bringing these elements together, it highlights the need for new approaches to
conservation management, which accept that change can be a healing force in the rehabilitation
of degraded coastal areas. In this context, the book brings the geomorphology of coastal
systems to the fore, suggesting that they may be more robust than is normally suggested.
In the face of global warming, Coastal Conservation and Management also advocates a
reappraisal of the value of natural systems as a means of providing a more flexible and
efficient response to rising sea levels.
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- 1. Introduction.
- 2. General Principles.
- 3. Sea Cliffs & Sea Cliff Vegetation.
- 4. Seabirds, Sea Cliffs
- 5. Saltmarsh.
- 6. Spartina anglica - A Case of Invasion.
- 7. Sand Dune.
- 8. Shingle Beaches &
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- 10. Coastal Wetlands - Estuaries,
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- 11. Grazing Marshes & Salinas.
- 12. Ecological Networks.
- 13. Integrated Coastal
- 14. Habitat Protection, Coastal Conservation & Management.
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