Beach Management Tools - Concepts, Methodologies and Case Studies

  • Camilo M. Botero
  • Omar Cervantes
  • Charles W. Finkl

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Ecosystem Management Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Omar Cervantes, Camilo M. Botero, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 3-19
    3. Francesc Xavier Roig-Munar, José Ángel Martín-Prieto, Antonio Rodríguez-Perea, Óliver Olivo Batista
      Pages 59-74
    4. Natalia Rodríguez-Revelo, Ileana Espejel, Concepción Arredondo García, Lina Ojeda-Revah, María Alejandra Sánchez Vázquez
      Pages 75-100
    5. Marco Agustín Liñán-Cabello, Jesús Emilio Michel-Morfin
      Pages 145-157
  3. Geomorphology Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Omar Cervantes, Camilo M. Botero, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 181-196
    3. Jorge Rocha, Francisco Gutierres, Pedro Gomes, Ana Cláudia Teodoro
      Pages 197-217
    4. Fernando J. Aguilar, Ismael Fernández, Manuel A. Aguilar, Andrés M. García Lorca
      Pages 219-237
    5. Quin Robertson, Lauren Dunkin, Zhifei Dong, Jennifer Wozencraft, Keqi Zhang
      Pages 239-258
    6. Arturo Carranza-Edwards, Leticia Rosales-Hoz
      Pages 273-292
    7. Enzo Pranzini, Giorgio Anfuso, Camilo M. Botero
      Pages 293-317
  4. Risk Management Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Omar Cervantes, Camilo M. Botero, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 333-348
    3. Pedro Gomes, Francisco Gutierres, Jorge Rocha, Ana Cláudia Teodoro
      Pages 349-371
    4. Ayse Karanci, Liliana Velásquez-Montoya, Juan F. Paniagua-Arroyave, Peter N. Adams, Margery F. Overton
      Pages 373-395
    5. Enzo Pranzini, Giorgio Pezzini, Giorgio Anfuso, Camilo M. Botero
      Pages 397-420
    6. Isabel Arozarena Llopis, Alejandro Gutiérrez Echeverría
      Pages 441-467
    7. Nelson Guillermo Rangel-Buitrago, Giorgio Anfuso, Allan Williams, Jarbas Bonetti, Gracia C. Adriana, Juan Carlos Ortiz
      Pages 469-496
  5. Innovative Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 525-525
    2. Camilo M. Botero, Omar Cervantes, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 527-544
    3. Francesc Xavier Roig-Munar, Pablo Fraile-Jurado, Carolina Peña-Alonso
      Pages 545-559
    4. Ana Cláudia Teodoro, Francisco Gutierres, Pedro Gomes, Jorge Rocha
      Pages 579-587
  6. Governance Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 601-601
    2. Camilo M. Botero, Omar Cervantes, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 603-618
    3. Patricia Moreno-Casasola, Rodolfo Silva, M. Luisa Martínez, Debora Lithgow, Edgar Mendoza, Rubí E. Martínez-Martínez et al.
      Pages 635-657
    4. Isaac Azuz-Adeath, Norma Patricia Muñoz-Sevilla, Evelia Rivera-Arriaga, Lidia Silva-Íñiguez, Oscar Arizpe-Covarrubias, Omar Cervantes et al.
      Pages 659-678
    5. Samanta C. Cristiano, Luana Portz, Pedro C. Nasser, Adelina C. Pinto, Paulo R. da Silva, Eduardo G. Barboza
      Pages 735-754
  7. Environmental Quality Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 779-779
    2. Camilo M. Botero, Omar Cervantes, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 781-793
    3. Ganiveth Manjarrez-Paba, Jorge Iván Blanco Herrera, Betsy Paola González Arrunategui
      Pages 831-844
    4. Juan Carlos Valdelamar Villegas, Kevin Andrade-Quintero, Claudia Díaz-Mendoza, Ganiveth Manjarrez-Paba
      Pages 845-858

About this book


This book provides an overview of beach management tools, including carrying capacity, beach nourishment, environmental and tourism awards (like Blue Flag or others), bathing water quality, zoning, beach typologies, quality index, user's perception, interdisciplinary beach monitoring, coastal legislation, shore protection, social and economic indicators, ecosystem services, and coastal governance (applied in beach case studies).  

Beaches are one of the most intensely used coastal ecosystems and are responsible for more than half of all global tourism revenues, and as such the book introduces a wide range of state-of-the-art tools that can be used to deal with a variety of beach challenges. Each chapter features specific types of tools that can be applied to advantage in beach management practices. With examples of local and regional case studies from around the globe, this is a valuable resource for anyone involved in beach management.



Beach Management and best practices Sun, Sea and Sand Tourism Integrated Coastal Management and techniques Environmental Tools and recreational beaches beach systems beach quality Recreational beach ranking Beach evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Camilo M. Botero
    • 1
  • Omar Cervantes
    • 2
  • Charles W. Finkl
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Law Universidad Sergio ArboledaSanta MartaColombia
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias MarinasUniversity of ColimaManzanilloMexico
  3. 3.Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF)FletcherUSA

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