Coastal Wetlands: Alteration and Remediation

  • Charles W. Finkl
  • Christopher Makowski

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Impacts of Urbanization, Agricultural Occupation, Pollution, Climate Change, and Coastal Marine Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles W. Finkl, Christopher Makowski
      Pages 3-45
    3. Ane García-Artola, Alejandro Cearreta, María Jesús Irabien
      Pages 47-79
    4. Ndongo Din, Vanessa Maxemilie Ngo-Massou, Guillaume Léopold Essomè-Koum, Eugene Ndema-Nsombo, Ernest Kottè-Mapoko, Laurant Nyamsi-Moussian
      Pages 81-131
    5. Sirius O. Souza, Cláudia C. Vale, Regina C. Oliveira
      Pages 159-186
    6. Shafi Noor Islam, Sandra Reinstädtler, Albrecht Gnauck
      Pages 187-213
    7. Sara Muñoz Vallés, Jesús Cambrollé, Jesús M. Castillo, Guillermo Curado, Juan Manuel Mancilla-Leytón, M. Enrique Figueroa-Clemente
      Pages 215-241
    8. Manuel Contreras-López, Julio Salcedo-Castro, Fernanda Cortés-Molina, Pablo Figueroa-Nagel, Hernán Vergara-Cortés, Rodrigo Figueroa-Sterquel et al.
      Pages 243-271
  3. Impacts of Coastal Engineering and Environmental Degradation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Germán Daniel Rivillas-Ospina, Gabriel Ruiz-Martinez, Rodolfo Silva, Edgar Mendoza, Carlos Pacheco, Guillermo Acuña et al.
      Pages 275-315
    3. Ashis Kr. Paul, Ratnadip Ray, Amrit Kamila, Subrata Jana
      Pages 357-392
  4. Restoration Techniques, Ecological Aesthetics, and Ecosystem Conservation (Sustainability and Biodiversity)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Mário Barletta, André R. A. Lima, Monica F. Costa, David V. Dantas
      Pages 479-512
    3. Omar Cervantes, Aramis Olivos-Ortiz, Refugio Anguiano-Cuevas, Concepción Contreras, Juan Carlos Chávez-Comparan
      Pages 555-572
    4. Ajai, H. B. Chauhan
      Pages 573-630
    5. Mário Barletta, André R. A. Lima, David V. Dantas, Igor M. Oliveira, Jurandyr Reis Neto, Cezar A. F. Fernandes et al.
      Pages 631-703
    6. Laura K. Boone, Jeff Ollerhead, Myriam A. Barbeau, Allen D. Beck, Brian G. Sanderson, Nic R. McLellan
      Pages 705-749
  5. Sirius O. Souza, Cláudia C. Vale, Regina C. Oliveira
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 867-874

About this book


This book delves into human-induced and natural impacts on coastal wetlands, intended or otherwise, through a series of vignettes that elucidate the environmental insults and efforts at amelioration and remediation. The alteration, and subsequent restoration, of wetland habitats remain key issues among coastal scientists. These topics are introduced through case studies and pilot programs that are designed to better understand the best practices of trying to save what is left of these fragile ecosystems. Local approaches, as well as national and international efforts to restore the functionality of marsh systems are summarily approached and evaluated by their efficacy in producing resilient reclamations in terms of climate-smart habitat conservation. The outlook of this work is global in extent and local by intent. Included here in summarized form are professional opinions of experts in the field that investigate the crux of matter, which proves to be human pressure on coastal wetland environments. Even though conservation and preservation of these delicate environmental systems may be coming at a later date, many multi-pronged approaches show promise through advances in education, litigation, and engineering to achieve sustainable coastal systems. The examples in this book are not only of interest to those working exclusively with coastal wetlands, but to those also working to protect the surrounding coastal areas of all types.


Coastal wetlands and conservation Remediation and coastal wetlands Sustainability and coastal wetlands Habitat restoration and coastal wetlands Human-induced impacts on coastal wetlands Natural impacts on coastal wetlands

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles W. Finkl
    • 1
  • Christopher Makowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF)FletcherUSA
  2. 2.Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF)Coconut CreekUSA

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