Estuaries of Australia in 2050 and beyond

Author: Eric Wolanski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400770197

Category: Science

Page: 292

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The book addresses the questions: Is Australia’s rapidly growing human population and economy environmentally sustainable for its estuaries and coasts? What is needed to enable sustainable development? To answer these questions, this book reports detailed studies of 20 iconic Australian estuaries and bays by leading Australian estuarine scientists. That knowledge is synthesised in time and space across Australia to suggest what Australian estuaries will look like in 2050 and beyond based on socio-economic decisions that are made now, and changes that are needed to ensure sustainability. The book also has a Prologue by Mr Malcolm Fraser, former Prime Minister of Australia, which bridges environmental science, population policy and sustainability.

Seascape Ecology

Author: Simon J. Pittman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119084458

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 1891

Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques informing seascape ecology and reports on the latest developments in the application of the approach to marine ecology and management. A growing number of marine scientists, geographers, and marine managers are asking questions about the marine environment that are best addressed with a landscape ecology perspective. Seascape Ecology represents the first serious effort to fill the gap in the literature on the subject. Key topics and features of interest include: The origins and history of seascape ecology and various approaches to spatial patterning in the sea The links between seascape patterns and ecological processes, with special attention paid to the roles played by seagrasses and salt marshes and animal movements through seascapes Human influences on seascape ecology—includes models for assessing human-seascape interactions A special epilogue in which three eminent scientists who have been instrumental in shaping the course of landscape ecology offer their insights and perspectives Seascape Ecology is a must-read for researchers and professionals in an array of disciplines, including marine biology, environmental science, geosciences, marine and coastal management, and environmental protection. It is also an excellent supplementary text for university courses in those fields.

Coasts and Estuaries

The Future

Author: Eric Wolanski,John W. Day,Mike Elliott,Ramachandran Ramesh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128140046

Category: Science

Page: 726

View: 8252

Coasts and Estuaries: The Future provides valuable information on how we can protect and maintain natural ecological structures while also allowing estuaries to deliver services that produce societal goods and benefits. These issues are addressed through chapters detailing case studies from estuaries and coastal waters worldwide, presenting a full range of natural variability and human pressures. Following this, a series of chapters written by scientific leaders worldwide synthesizes the problems and offers solutions for specific issues graded within the framework of the socio-economic-environmental mosaic. These include fisheries, climate change, coastal megacities, evolving human-nature interactions, remediation measures, and integrated coastal management. The problems faced by half of the world living near coasts are truly a worldwide challenge as well as an opportunity for scientists to study commonalities and differences and provide solutions. This book is centered around the proposed DAPSI(W)R(M) framework, where drivers of basic human needs requires activities that each produce pressures. The pressures are mechanisms of state change on the natural system and Impacts on societal welfare (including well-being). These problems then require responses, which are the solutions relating to governance, socio-economic and cultural measures (Scharin et al 2016). Covers estuaries and coastal seas worldwide, integrating their commonality, differences and solutions for sustainability Includes global case studies from leading worldwide contributors, with accompanying boxes highlighting a synopsis about a particular estuary and coastal sea, making all information easy to find Presents full color images to aid the reader in a better understanding of details of each case study Provides a multi-disciplinary approach, linking biology, physics, climate and social sciences

The Hawkesbury River

A Social and Natural History

Author: Paul Boon


ISBN: 0643107614

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 9386

The Hawkesbury River is the longest coastal river in New South Wales. A vital source of water and food, it has a long Aboriginal history and was critical for the survival of the early British colony at Sydney. The Hawkesbury’s weathered shores, cliffs and fertile plains have inspired generations of artists. It is surrounded by an unparalleled mosaic of national parks, including the second-oldest national park in Australia, Ku-ring-gai National Park. Although it lies only 35 km north of Sydney, to many today the Hawkesbury is a ‘hidden river’ – its historical and natural significance not understood or appreciated. Until now, the Hawkesbury has lacked an up-to-date and comprehensive book describing how and when the river formed, how it functions ecologically, how it has influenced humans and their patterns of settlement and, in turn, how it has been affected by those settlements and their people. The Hawkesbury River: A Social and Natural History fills this gap. With chapters on the geography, geology, hydrology and ecology of the river through to discussion of its use by Aboriginal and European people and its role in transport, defence and culture, this highly readable and richly illustrated book paints a picture of a landscape worthy of protection and conservation. It will be of value to those who live, visit or work in the region, those interested in Australian environmental history, and professionals in biology, natural resource management and education.

The Feeding of the Nine Billion

Global Food Security for the 21st Century

Author: Alex Evans

Publisher: Chatham Historical Society Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 59

View: 1490

Global food prices have eased significantly from their record highs in the first part of 2008. As a worldwide economic downturn has gathered pace, commodity markets have weakened significantly. By October 2008, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's F

On Borrowed Time

Australia's Environmental Crisis and what We Must Do about it

Author: David Lindenmayer

Publisher: Penguin Books


Category: Australia

Page: 138

View: 7955

Global warming, biodiversity loss, salinity . . . There is no doubt Australia's environmental problems appear huge and overwhelming. Not only is our unique natural heritage under threat, but the consequences for agriculture, tourism and the economy may be catastrophic. Can anything be done to halt the destruction? The good news is much canbe done. In this powerful and passionate book, David Lindenmayer argues that Australia doeshave the knowledge and resources to tackle our environmental problems. In addition, he outlines creative and impressive solutions we can all be a part of. One of Australia's leading ecologists, Professor Lindenmayer delivers a timely message about the scale and urgency of the crisis we face.

Climate Change 2007 - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Working Group II contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521705974

Category: Science

Page: 986

View: 4856

The Climate Change 2007 volumes of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provide the most comprehensive and balanced assessment of climate change available. This IPCC Working Group II volume brings us completely up-to-date on the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change. Written by the world's leading experts, the IPCC volumes will again prove to be invaluable for researchers, students, and policymakers, and will form the standard reference works for policy decisions for government and industry worldwide.

Adaptive responses to climate change

Coastal Zone Management Workshop : the proceedings, Perth, Australia, February 1990

Author: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group III.,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Response Strategies Working Group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 1445

The Environment Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

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OECD-Umweltausblick bis 2050 Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Die Konsequenzen des Nichthandelns

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264172866


Page: 400

View: 5172

Wie werden wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklungen die Umwelt bis 2050 beeinflussen? Welche Maßnahmen sind nötig, um den wichtigsten ökologischen Herausforderungen zu begegnen, und mit welchen Konsequenzen müssen wir im Falle von politischer Untätigkeit rechnen? Der Umweltausblick liefert Analysen ökonomischer und ökologischer Trends. Im Zentrum der Projektionen stehen vier Bereiche, anhand derer sich die Zukunft unseres Planeten entscheiden wird: Klimawandel, Artenvielfalt, Wasser sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Birds

Page: N.A

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New York

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963355

Category: Science

Page: 5106

View: 3922

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

The Bookseller

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Die große Transformation : Klima - kriegen wir die Kurve?

Author: Jörg Hartmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783941087231

Category: Ecology

Page: 144

View: 8209

Eine anregende Gesamtschau auf Quellen und Risiken des Klimawandels in Form einer attraktiven Graphic Novel. Das Buch ist eine unkonventionelle Methode, wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse zu verbreiten. Ausgehend von der Erkenntnis, dass wissenschaftliche Berichte nur einen kleinen Leserkreis erreichen, hat der "Wissenschaftliche Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen" (WBGU) sein Gutachten zum Klimawandel von 2011 als Comic herausgegeben. Neun Wissenschaftler unterschiedlicher Disziplinen nehmen den Leser mit auf eine Reise und erklären Ursachen und Folgen des Klimawandels und zeigen, was eine zukunftsfähige Gesellschaft dagegen tun könnte. Mit dem Comic "Die grosse Transformation. Klima - Wie kriegen wir die Kurve hin?" sollen Kinder und Jugendliche für Thema sensibilisiert werden. Denn sie sind diejenigen, die von einer möglichen Klimakrise am meisten betroffen sein werden. Zum Buch gibt es eine Website mit einer umfangreichen Sammlung weiterführender Materialien ( sowie Unterrichtsmaterial zum Download ( (Quelle: