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Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability

  • J. Sundaresan
  • S. Sreekesh
  • AL. Ramanathan
  • L. Sonnenschein
  • R. Boojh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hydrological Regime Changes and Water Woes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fredolin T. Tangang, Liew Juneng, Ester Salimun, Meng Sei Kwan, Jui Le Loh
      Pages 3-20
    3. C. Shaji, M. P. Sudev, M. V. Martin
      Pages 53-77
    4. R. Ramesh, S. R. Managave, M. G. Yadava
      Pages 78-98
  3. Biotic Changes and Responses (Stresses and Vulnerability)

  4. Coastal Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Atanu Kumar Raha, Kakoli Banerjee, Susmita Das, Abhijit Mitra
      Pages 179-190
    3. D. Padmalal, K. M. Nair, K. P. N. Kumaran, K. Sajan, S. Vishnu Mohan, K. Maya et al.
      Pages 191-208
    4. Ranjana U. K. Piyadasa, K. D. N. Weerasinghe, J. A. Liyanage, L. M. J. R. Wijayawardhana
      Pages 209-216
    5. M. Hussain Ali, B. Jasper, E. Vivekanandan
      Pages 239-249

About this book


"Climate Change and Island and Coastal Vulnerability” is the outcome of a selection of peer reviewed  edited papers presented at the International Workshop on Climate Change and Island Vulnerability (IWCCI) held at Kadmat Island, Lakshadweep, India in October 2010. Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, Sea level Rise Vulnerability, Fisheries, Climate Change Impact on Livelihood Options, Water and Sanitation in Island Ecosystem and Mitigation, Adaptation and Governance are the focal themes.  The basic concept conveyed in the book is that biodiversity of islands is to be protected as a natural mechanism to mitigate climate change. Probability recurrence of mass coral bleaching and the management of coral reefs and their future protection are discussed in this book. Marine Productivity and Climate Change for the last ten thousand years in the Arabian Sea have been examined with core records. Green technology is suggested as an important tool for mitigation and adaptation programmes in Climate Change. Measures taken to project Biomass utilisation of Islands as an energy source is delineated. Climate Change will have a potential threat on human health. Improved sanitation packages and models that are cost effective and environment-friendly for Islands  are uniquely presented in this book.


Climate Change and Coastal Areas Climate Change and Islands Green Technology and Biodiversity Rising Sea Level Effects Vulnerability and Biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Sundaresan
    • 1
  • S. Sreekesh
    • 2
  • AL. Ramanathan
    • 3
  • L. Sonnenschein
    • 4
  • R. Boojh
    • 5
  1. 1.Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and TechnologyGovernment of IndiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.World Aquarium and Conservation for the Ocean FoundationSt. LouisUSA
  5. 5.Ecological and Earth SciencesUNESCONew DelhiIndia

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