Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate : Sustainability and Economic Perspectives

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Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate summarizes the current state of several threats to the global oceans. What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the Pacific region. Previous works usually have compiled local studies, which are essentially impossible to properly integrate to the global scale. The editors have engaged leading scientists in a number of areas, such as fisheries and marine ecosystems, ocean chemistry, marine biogeochemical cycling, oceans and climate change, and economics, to examine the threats to the oceans both individually and collectively, provide gross estimates of the economic and societal impacts of these threats, and deliver high-level recommendations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 24mm | 779.99g
  • United States
  • English
  • Approx. 175 illustrations (175 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124076688
  • 9780124076686
  • 1,763,813

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Ocean Acidification 3. Ocean Warming 4. Hypoxia in the Oceans 5. Sea Level Rise 6. Pollution 7. Overuse of Marine Resources 8. Multiple Stressors: Putting the Pieces Together 9. Planning for surprise 10. Valuing the Ocean environment 11. Pacific Case Study 12. Paths to Sustainable Ocean Resources and Services
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Review quote

"Public debate about whether and how to respond to shifting environmental conditions will grow in the coming decade. Those who engage in the debate will find this book, which focuses on the vital role of the oceans, useful... The information is faithfully presented and current. Figures and tables are clear and comprehensible. Summing Up: Highly recommended." --Choice Reviews Online, May 2014
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About Kevin J. Noone

Kevin Noone is Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Applied Environmental Science at Stockholm University, is affiliated with the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and is Director of the Swedish Secretariat for Environmental Earth System Sciences (SSEESS) at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He has a background in Chemical Engineering, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Oceanography, Meteorology, and Atmospheric Physics. He has been on the faculty at both Stockholm University in Sweden and the University of Rhode Island in the U.S. From 2004-2008 he was the Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). Early research work in Chemical Engineering focused on transparent semiconductors for use as solar cells. His primary research interests at present are in the area of atmospheric chemistry & physics, the effects of aerosols and clouds on air quality and the Earth's climate, and Applied Earth System Science. He is an advocate of an interdisciplinary approach to obtaining a solid scientific basis for decisions on environmental and climate issues. He is author/coauthor of more than 120 scientific articles and 10 book chapters. Kevin has headed up of a number of large international field experiments, and is (or has been) a member of a number of international committees and boards. Currently he chairs the European Academies Science Advisory Council's Environment Steering Panel, and is vice-chair of the International Group of Funding Agencies (IGFA), and is a member of the Transdisciplinary Advisory Board for the European Joint Programming Initiative on Climate. Kevin is active in conveying science to stakeholders and the general public. He regularly gives presentations and short courses on climate and Earth System Science for non-science audiences.
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