Marine Protected Areas: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation) Illustrated Edition, Kindle Edition

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Human-induced environmental disturbance – through fishery activities, coastal development, tourism and pollution – is a major challenge to the restoration and conservation of marine biodiversity. Synthesizing the latest research into marine biodiversity conservation and fisheries management, this book provides regional and global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in confronting this challenge. The approach is multidisciplinary, covering all the fields involved in designating and assessing MPAs: ecology, fisheries science, statistics, economics, sociology and genetics. The book is structured around key topics, including threats to marine ecosystems and resources, the effects and effectiveness of MPAs and the scaling-up of MPA systems. Both theoretical and empirical approaches are considered. Recognizing the diversity of MPA sciences, the book also includes one part designed specifically as a practical guide to implementing scientific assessment studies of MPAs and monitoring programs.

Review
“… well edited. A valuable book for anyone interested in the rationale, issues, history, and effects of creating habitat reserves in marine settings. Highly recommended.”
S. R. Fegley, Choice

“This new collection edited by Joachim Claudet is now the best available book on the science around marine protected areas (MPAs). Its well-published authors come from 11 countries, so the book is a good reflection of the state of the art with little geographic bias. The book is in four parts: on threats, effects inside and outside MPAs, methods for effectiveness assessment, and networks or systems. The book should be read by MPA managers and advisors, researchers, and students of conservation, ecosystem and natural resource sciences.”
Mark Costello, Biological Conservation –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Book Description
Provides regional and global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas in the restoration and conservation of biodiversity. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Book Description
Covering the latest research into biodiversity conservation, this book provides global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in confronting human-induced environmental disturbance. The approach is multidisciplinary, covering all the fields involved in assessing and designating MPAs: ecology, fisheries science, statistics, economics, sociology and genetics. –This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Joachim Claudet is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Perpignan, France. An ecologist, he specializes in MPAs, environmental impact assessment studies and coastal management. He also teaches international workshops on MPAs. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product Key Features
Format Trade Paperback
Language English
Publication Year 2009
Number of Pages 456 Pages

Dimensions
Item Length 9in.
Item Height 0.9in.
Item Width 5.9in.
Item Weight 25.5 Oz

Author Vinod B. Mathur, Asha Rajvanshi, Arend Kolhoff, Roel Slootweg
Table of Content Foreword Ahmed Djoghlaf (the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity); Preface; 1. Introduction Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Arend Kolhoff; 2. Interpretation of biodiversity Roel Slootweg; 3. Biodiversity conservation and development: challenges for impact assessment Asha Rajvanshi and Vinod B. Mathur; 4. The impact assessment framework Roel Slootweg and Peter P. Mollinga; 5. Environmental assessment Arend Kolhoff, Bobbi Schijf, Rob Verheem and Roel Slootweg; 6. Biodiversity in environmental impact assessment Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Roel Slootweg; 7. Biodiversity-inclusive strategic environmental assessment Roel Slootweg; 8. Reconciling conservation and development: the role of biodiversity offsets Asha Rajvanshi and Vinod B. Mathur; 9. Valuation of ecosystem services: lessons from influential cases Pieter J. H. van Beukering and Roel Slootweg; Epilogue – issues in need of further exploration Roel Slootweg, Asha Rajvanshi, Vinod B. Mathur and Arend Kolhoff; References; Annex: valuation of ecosystem services: influential cases Pieter J.H. van Beukering, Roel Slootweg and Desirée Immerzeel.
Copyright Date 2009
Target Audience Scholarly & Professional
Topic Life Sciences / Ecology, Environmental, Ecology
Lccn 2009-036657
Dewey Decimal 363.7/063
Series Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Ser.
Dewey Edition 22
Illustrated Yes
Genre Nature, Law, Science

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