Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

Sustainability and Economic Perspectives


  • Kevin Noone, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Fisheries Economics Research Unit, Univ. of BC, Canada
  • Robert Diaz, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, USA

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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Ocean and coastal scientists with focus on early stage researchers and students as well as coastal managers and policy makers


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407668-6

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