Each chapter presents a different topic and includes:
case studies providing real–world examples
a detailed review of the evidence of changes and possible solutions to resulting problems
references to the primary literature.
Global Coastal Change brings together a wealth of important information about our changing marine environments and will be an invaluable reference for upper level undergraduates, graduates, and professionals interested in marine environmental science.
1. The global context of coastal change.
2. Atmospheric–driven changes.
3. Sea level rise.
4. Alteration of freshwater discharges.
5. Alteration of sediment transport.
6. Loss of coastal habitats.
7. Petroleum hydrocarbons.
8. Chlorinated hydrocarbons.
10. Introduction of exotic species.
11. Harvest of fin and shellfish.
13. Other agents of coastal change.
14. Summing up.