Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124076610
  • ISBN-13: 9780124076617
  • DDC: 577.7
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.Nominated for a Katerva Award in 2012 in the Economy category.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Valuing the Ocean: An Introduction.
2: Ocean Acidification.
3: Ocean Warming.
4: Hypoxia.
5: Sea-Level Rise.
6: Marine Pollution.
7: The Potential Economic Costs of the Overuse of Marine Fish Stocks.
8: Impacts of Multiple Stressors.
9: Tipping Points, Uncertainty, and Precaution: Preparing for Surprise.
10: Valuing the Ocean Environment.
11: Managing Multiple Human Stressors in the Ocean: A Case Study in the Pacific Ocean.
12: Paths to Sustainable Ocean Resources.