Marine Biology Books

  • Marine Wastewater Outfalls and Treatment Systems

    Wastewater disposal by marine outfalls is proven and effective and is a reliable and cost effective solution with minimal environmental impacts. The design and siting of submarine outfalls is a complex task that relies on many disciplines including oceanography, civil and environmental engineering, marine biology, construction, economics, and ...

  • Global Scream

    Are you hearing Nature’s global scream?” is the question posed by this new novel. Veteran South African biologist from Stellenbosch University, Adriaan Reinecke, is probably best known in scientific circles for his book chapters and scientific papers in international journals (see for example ScienceDirect on the web). His research papers report ...

  • Submarine Cables and the Oceans: Connecting the World

    There are many things and services in our everyday life that we take for granted, and telecommunications is one of them. We surf the internet, send emails to friends and colleagues abroad, talk to family members in foreign countries over the phone, book airline seats and make banking transactions without actually realizing and appreciating the ...

  • Global Environmental Change: The Threat to Human Health

    SummaryOver the past two-to-three hundred years, humanity’s ecological footprint has ballooned to such an extent that we are now fundamentally altering the planet. We have transformed the Earth’s land surface and altered the function of its ecosystems, and we are triggering the rapid loss of both terrestrial and marine life. We are ...

  • An Assessment of Assessments : Findings of the Group of Experts. Pursuant to UNGA Resolution 60/30

    Despite the central role oceans play in the economic, environmental and social affairs of the planet's 6.7 billion inhabitants, significant gaps exist in our understanding and management of the complex processes at work from the global climate system, to the water cycle and circulation of nutrients, to changes affecting marine habitats. In ...

  • Risks from maritime traffic to biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea

    This report is based on discussions among maritime experts and draws on the conclusions of a workshop that was held in Istanbul in 2007. It focuses on identifying threats to biodiversity resulting from international shipping activities and the transportation of hazardous cargoes in the Mediterranean Sea; on proposing appropriate responses to ...

  • Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 46

    Increasing interest in marine biology and its relevance to environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology has addressed this demand for nearly 40 years. This annual review considers basics of marine research, special topics, and emerging new areas. Regarding the marine sciences ...

  • Chemical Oceanography and the Marine Carbon Cycle

    This text offers a background in chemical oceanography and a description of how chemical elements in seawater and ocean sediments are used as tracers of physical, biological, chemical and geological processes in the ocean. The first seven chapters present basic topics of thermodynamics, isotope systematics and carbonate chemistry, and explain the ...

  • Environmental Science

    Highlighting the chemistry of environmental processes and pollutants, this book also covers a wide range of other aspects of environmental issues. This comprehensive coverage makes it relevant to a wide variety of students in chemistry, environmental science, life science, environmental engineering, and other disciplines at the undergraduate and ...

  • In Dead Water

    The new rapid response report entitled In Dead Water has for the first time mapped the multiple and combined impacts of pollution; alien infestations; over-exploitation and climate change on the seas and oceans. The worst concentration of the cumulative impacts of climate change, coastal development and pollution appear to be concentrated in ...

  • Assessment and communication of environmental risks in coastal aquaculture - Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental

    Series: GESAMP Reports and StudiesThis GESAMP study presents a set of objectives, goals, methodologies and a checklist for assessment and communication of environmental risks which may be associated with coastal aquaculture. It is structured to improve risk communication and to ensure that risk assessment is a scientific exercise in predicting ...

  • Oceans in Peril: Protecting Marine Biodiversity

    SummaryUniquely among the universe’s known planets, the Earth is a sphere dominated by watery oceans. They cover 70 percent of its surface and are home to a myriad of amazing and beautiful creatures. Life almost certainly originated in the oceans, yet the biological diversity of marine habitats is threatened by the activities of one largely ...

  • Sudan Post-Conflict Environment Assessment

    With a view to catalysing action to address key environmental problems in the country, the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan requested UNEP to conduct a comprehensive assessment of Sudan's environment.This report presents the findings of the Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment of Sudan and provides detailed ...

  • How is your MPA doing ? A guidebook of natural and social indicators for evaluating marine protected areas management effectiveness

    IUCN, WWF and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have developed this guidebook to assist marine protected area (MPA) managers in assessing the performance of their MPA. Based on this assessment, it shows how necessary changes can be made to improve management measures. It presents a flexible approach that can be used in ...

  • The State of the Marine Environment : Trends and Processes

    This report provides an overview of the current state of the coastal and marine environment in relation to the nine catagories of threats outlined by the ...

  • Challenges to International Water : Regional Assessments in a Global Perspective

    The Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA) is a holistic, globally comparable assessment of the world's transboundary waters that recognises the inextricable links between the freshwater and the coastal marine environment and integrates environmental and socio-economic information to determine the impacts of a broad range of influences on ...

  • Marine Conservation Biology

    Humans are terrestrial animals, and our capacity to see and understand the importance and vulnerability of life in the sea has trailed our growing ability to harm it. While conservation biologists are working to address environmental problems humans have created on land, loss of marine biodiversity, including extinctions and habitat degradation, ...

  • Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity

    Large Carnivores and the Conservation of Biodiversity brings together more than thirty leading scientists and conservation practitioners to consider a key question in environmental conservation: Is the conservation of large carnivores in ecosystems that evolved with their presence equivalent to the conservation of biological diversity within those ...

  • Regional Sea Reports and Studies no. 177: Review of Small Cetaceans

    This reference book is intended for experts in the field of marine biology, students, and conservationists as well as for interested laypersons. No comparable encyclopedia on whales has been published so far. With the exception of the sperm whale, all 72 species of toothed whales that migrate across the oceans are covered. What is new about this ...

  • Tessa and the Fishy Mystery

    Tessa and the Fishy Mystery is part of the Tunza Environmental Series for Children, sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 'Tunza' means ' to treat with care of affection' in Kiswahili. UNEP hopes to inspire caring for the Earth through creative literature that sparks the interest and awareness of children, their parents and ...

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