Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, is an excellent reference for understanding the consequences of changing natural resources to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life. Based on the content of the bestselling and CHOICE-awarded Encyclopedia of Natural Resources, this new edition demonstrates the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth. The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying natural resources are presented in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the main systems of land, water, and air. It reviews state-of-the-art knowledge, highlights advances made in different areas, and provides guidance for the appropriate use of remote sensing and geospatial data with field-based measurements in the study of natural resources.

Volume 5, Coastal and Marine Environments, discusses marine and coastal ecosystems, their biodiversity, conservation, and integrated marine management plans. It provides fundamental information on coastal and estuarine systems and includes discussions on coastal erosion and shoreline change, natural disasters, evaporation and energy balance, fisheries and marine resource management, and more. New in this edition are discussions on sea level rise, renewable energy, coral reef restoration, fishery resource economics, and coastal remote sensing. This volume demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used through many case studies from around the world.

Written in an easy-to-reference manner, The Handbook of Natural Resources, Second Edition, as individual volumes or as a complete set, is an essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the science and management of natural resources. Public and private libraries, educational and research institutions, scientists, scholars, and resource managers will benefit enormously from this set. Individual volumes and chapters can also be used in a wide variety of both graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental science and natural science at different levels and disciplines, such as biology, geography, earth system science, and ecology.

section I|158 pages

Terrestrial Coastal Environment

chapter 1|8 pages


ByCarrie J. Byron

chapter 2|30 pages

Aquaforests and Aquaforestry: Africa

ByGordon N. Ajonina, M. Tomedi Eyango

chapter 3|10 pages

Coastal and Estuarine Waters: Light Behavior

ByDarryl J. Keith

chapter 4|9 pages

Coastal and Estuarine Waters: Optical Sensors and Remote Sensing

ByDarryl J. Keith

chapter 5|8 pages

Coastal Environments

ByYuanzhi Zhang, Jinrong Hu

chapter 6|10 pages

Coastal Erosion and Shoreline Change

ByMatthew L. Stutz

chapter 7|15 pages

Coastal Natural Disasters: Tsunamis on the Sanriku Coast

ByTakehiko Takano

chapter 8|5 pages

Coral Reef: Biology and History

ByGraham E. Forrester

chapter 9|7 pages

Coral Reef: Ecology and Conservation

ByGraham E. Forrester

chapter 10|7 pages

Fisheries: Conservation and Management

BySteven X. Cadrin

chapter 11|17 pages

Mangrove Forests

ByAriel E. Lugo, Ernesto Medina

chapter 12|7 pages

Tourism Management: Marine and Coastal Recreation

ByC. Michael Hall

chapter 13|7 pages

Science Communication for Natural Resource Managers: Techniques and Examples in Marine Systems

ByStephanie I. Anderson, Katharine McDuffie, Sunshine Menezes

chapter 14|8 pages

Quantifying Reef Ecosystem Services

ByJoshua Drew, Kate Henderson, Emma McKinley

section II|106 pages

Marine Environment

chapter 15|7 pages

Archaeological Oceanography

ByMichael L. Brennan, Robert D. Ballard

chapter 16|6 pages

Arctic Hydrology

ByBretton Somers, H. Jesse Walker

chapter 17|10 pages

Bathymetry: Assessment

ByHeidi M. Dierssen, Albert E. Theberge

chapter 18|9 pages

Bathymetry: Features and Hypsography

ByHeidi M. Dierssen, Albert E. Theberge

chapter 19|8 pages

Bathymetry: Seafloor Mapping History

ByHeidi M. Dierssen, Albert E. Theberge

chapter 20|7 pages

Marine Benthic Productivity

ByBayden D. Russell, Sean D. Connell

chapter 21|5 pages

Marine Mammals

ByKathleen J. Vigness-Raposa

chapter 22|4 pages

Marine Protected Areas

ByJennifer Caselle

chapter 23|8 pages

Marine Resource Management

ByRichard Burroughs

chapter 24|8 pages

Maritime Transportation and Ports

ByAustin Becker

chapter 25|10 pages

Markets, Trade, and Seafood

ByFrank Asche, Cathy A. Roheim, Martin D. Smith

chapter 26|6 pages

Water Cycle: Ocean’s Role

ByDon P. Chambers

section III|94 pages

Coastal Change and Monitoring

chapter 28|10 pages

Coastal Environments: Remote Sensing

ByYeqiao Wang

chapter 29|12 pages

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation: Seagrasses

ByAlyssa B. Novak, Frederick T. Short

chapter 30|10 pages

Wetlands: Coastal, InSAR Mapping

ByZhong Lu, Jinwoo Kim, C. K. Shum

chapter 31|7 pages

A Hybrid Approach for Mapping Salt Marsh Vegetation

ByYeqiao Wang, Lin Chen

chapter 32|9 pages

Remote Sensing of Coastal Wetlands of the Yellow River Delta Region

ByLin Chen, Chunying Ren

chapter 33|8 pages

Coastal Change: Remote Sensing of Wetlands in Yangtze River Estuary

ByLin Chen, Chunying Ren

chapter 34|14 pages

Remote Sensing of Mangrove Forests in an Environment of Global Change

ByWilfrid Rodriguez

chapter 35|11 pages

Salt Marsh Mapping and Change Analysis: Remote Sensing

ByAnthony Daniel Campbell

chapter 36|8 pages

Tidal Effects in Salt Marsh Mapping: Remote Sensing

ByAnthony Daniel Campbell