Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone

Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Developing Regions

  • G. S. Kleppel
  • M. Richard DeVoe
  • Mac V. Rawson

Part of the Springer Series on Evironmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction—The Effects of Changing Land Use Patterns on Marine Resources: Setting a Research Agenda to Facilitate Management

  3. Trends in Coastal Population Growth—Policies and Predictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 22-22
    2. G. S. Kleppel, Robert H. Becker, Jeffery S. Allen, Kang Shou Lu
      Pages 23-45
    3. Jeffery S. Allen, Kang Shou Lu
      Pages 47-67
    4. G. S. Kleppel, Dwayne E. Porter, M. Richard DeVoe
      Pages 69-89
  4. Coastal Hydrology and Geochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Hank N. McKellar Jr., Delma Bratvold
      Pages 109-137
    3. Lawrence R. Pomeroy, Wei-Jun Cai
      Pages 179-201
  5. Contaminants and Their Effects

  6. Afterword—Managing Coastal Urbanization and Development in the Twenty-First Century: The Need for a New Paradigm

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About this book


Coastal ecosystems make up some of the most important, yet most endangered, regions in the world. The protection of the unique processes that take place in these ecosystems requires that partnerships be formed among ecologists, resource managers, and planners.

Experienced in the challenges of coastal system analysis, the contributors to this book provide multidisciplinary guidance on the assessment and management of environmental impacts caused by development. Each chapter examines an issue important to these fragile ecosystems, first presenting a non-technical summary of the issue and a review of the current state of the knowledge, then following with data and a more detailed consideration of the topic. Functioning both as a practical guide, accessible to nonscientists, and as a rigorous scientific source book, Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone will be useful to ecologists, urban and regional planners, resource managers, policymakers and students. While many of the case studies included in this volume are drawn from studies in the southeastern United States, the examples and lessons provided will be relevant to those working in all coastal environments.

About the Editors:

G. S. Kleppel is Professor and Director of the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Program at the State University of New York at Albany. M. Richard DeVoe is Executive Director of the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium in Charleston, South Carolina. Mac V. Rawson, Jr. is Director of the Georgia Sea Grant Program at the University of Georgia, Athens.


Coastal zone Land management Land use Phosphor biodiversity development ecosystem environment hydrology morphology nutrient cycling wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • G. S. Kleppel
    • 1
  • M. Richard DeVoe
    • 2
  • Mac V. Rawson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity at Albany State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Sea Grant ConsortiumCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.Georga Sea Grant ProgramUniversity of GeorgaAthensUSA

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