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World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081008539, 9780128052037

World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation

2nd Edition

Volume II: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific

Editor: Charles Sheppard
Paperback ISBN: 9780081008539
eBook ISBN: 9780128052037
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th September 2018
Page Count: 932
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World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume Two: The Indian Ocean to the Pacific provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for students and researchers who are concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development.

Key Features

  • Covers regional issues that help countries find solutions to environmental decline that may have already developed elsewhere
  • Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, thus empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions
  • Includes comprehensive maps and updated statistics in each region covered


Professionals and students interested in marine science, environmental science and climate change impact

Table of Contents

Introduction to World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation

Charles Sheppard

1. The Arabian Gulf

Grace O. Vaughan, Noura Al-Mansoori, John A. Burt

2. Oman

Michel Claereboudt

3. The Red Sea

Susana Carvalho, Benjamin Kürten, George Krokos, Ibrahim Hoteit, Joanne Ellis

4. The Northern Mozambique Channel

Obura, DO, Bandeira, SO, Bodin, N, Burgener, V, Braulik, G, Chassot, E, GullströmM, Kochzius, M, Nicoll, M, Osuka, K, Ralison, HO, Richmond, M, Samoilys, MA,, Scheren, P, TernonJ-F

5. South Africa

V Wepener, N Degger

6. Madagascar


7. The Sundarban Delta Complex

S.K. Sarkar, M.K. Ahmed, K.K. Satpathy

8. The Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve, Southern India

Nochyil S. Magesh, Subbiah Krishnakumar

9. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Dilip Kumar Jha, Ramalingam Kirubagaran, Nambali Valsalan Vinithkumar, Gopal Dharani, Perumal Madeswaran

10. The Maldives Archipelago

Guy Stevens, Niv Froman

11. British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Archipelago)

Charles Sheppard, Anne Sheppard

12. Seas of Mauritius

Ranjeet Bhagooli, Deepeeka Kaullysing

13. French Territories in the Western Indian Ocean

Bigot, L., Chabanet, P., Cuet, P., Cauvin, B., Durville, P., Mulochau, T.,, Naim, O., Nicet, J.B.,, Tessier, E.,, Thomassin, B., Wickel, J.

14. The North-Western Margin of Australia

Shaun Wilson, Alan Kendrick, Barry Wilson

15. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Morgan S. Pratchett, Tom C.L. Bridge, Jon Brodie, Darren S. Cameron, Jon Day, Michael J. Emslie, Alana Grech, Mark Hamann, Scott F. Heron, Andrew S. Hoey, Mia O. Hoogenboom, Janice M. Lough, Tiffany H. Morrison, Kate Osborne, Mark Read, Chloe Schauble, Scott G. Smithers, Hugh P.A. Sweatman, Jane Waterhouse

16. Taiwan

Chon-Lin Lee, Fung-Chi Ko, Jheng-Jie Jiang, Shiau-Yun Lu, Bing-Sian Lin, Chih-Chieh Su

17. The Bohai Sea

Jinming Song, Liqin Duan

18. The Yellow Sea

Jinming Song, Liqin Duan

19. The Coast of Vietnam: Present Status and Future Challenges for Sustainable Development

Silvia Giuliani, Luca G. Bellucci, Dang H. Nhon

20. The West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Mohammad Tajfard, Majid Rezayi, Mohammad A. Rahman, Rosli Hashim

21. Java Island, Indonesia

Larissa Dsikowitzky, Ario Damar, Sebastian C.A. Ferse, Hari E. Irianto, Tim C. Jennerjahn, Martin C. Lukas, Inga Nordhaus, Thomas Pohlmann, Jan Schwarzbauer, Ketut Sugama, Bambang Sumiono

22. Thailand

Ines D. Lange, Eike Schoenig, Somkiat Khokiattiwong

23. The Philippines

Wilfredo Y. Licuanan, Reine W. Cabreira, Porfirio M. Aliño

24. Singapore

Loke M. Chou, Danwei Huang, Koh S. Tan, Tai C. Toh, Beverly P.L. Goh, Karenne Tun

25. Sulawesi Seas, Indonesia

Rohani Ambo-Rappe, Abigail M. Moore

26. The Spratly Islands

Ma. Carmen Ablan Lagman

27. New Caledonia

Claude E. Payri, Valérie Allain, Jérôme Aucan, Corine David, Victor David, Cyril Dutheil, Lionel Loubersac, Christophe Menkes, Bernard Pelletier, Gilles Pestana, Sarah Samadi

28. The Samoan Archipelago

Douglas Fenner

29. Current Status of the US Military Atolls in the Pacific: Johnston and Wake

Lisa K. Lobel, Phillip S. Lobel

30. Tonga

Karen Stone, Douglas Fenner, Daniela LeBlanc, Bronwyn Vaisey, Islay Purcell, Ben Eliason

31. The Coral Sea

Daniela M. Ceccarelli

32. Tuvalu

Daniela M. Ceccarelli

33. The Hawaiian Archipelago

Alan M. Friedlander, Eric K. Brown

34. The Pitcairn Islands

Robert A. Irving, Terence P. Dawson, Michele Christian

35. Fiji: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Sangeeta Mangubhai, Helen Sykes, Edward Lovell, Gilianne Brodie, Stacy Jupiter, Cherie Morris, Steven Lee, Epeli M. Loganimoce, Bindiya Rashni, Ronal Lal, Yashika Nand, Ingrid Qauqau

36. Nauru

Douglas Fenner

37. Kiribati: Atolls and Marine Ecosystems

Sangeeta Mangubhai, Edward Lovell, Riibeta Abeta, Simon Donner, Farran Mack Redfern, Mark O’Brien, Karibanang Tamuera Aram, Robert Gillett, Randi Rotjan, Taati Eria, Sarah Botaake Teetu, Ratita Bebe

38. French Polynesia

Serge Andréfouët

39. Solomon Islands: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems

Stacy Jupiter, Joe McCarter, Simon Albert, Alec Hughes, Alistair Grinham

40. Western New Guinea: Papua and West Papua Provinces of Indonesia

Douglas Fenner


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About the Editor

Charles Sheppard

Professor Charles Sheppard holds a half-time position of Professor in the School of Life Sciences at The University of Warwick, UK. The remainder of his time he works for a range of UN , Governmental and aid agencies in tropical marine and coastal development issues. He advises several governments on marine and coastal management and science, including the UK Government on its tropical Overseas Territories. He has organised and led the scientific input to the 2010 creation of the world's largest fully protected marine researce, in the Chagos archipelago, Indian Ocean, where a lot of his research has been focussed. The other main geographical area of research is the Arabian region. PhD University of Durham 1976.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Life Sciences, The University of Warwick, UK

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