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Coastal Ecosystems of the Tropics - Adaptive Management

  • Velmurugan Ayyam
  • Swarnam Palanivel
  • Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 3-20
    3. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 21-47
  3. Status of Natural Resources in the Coastal Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 51-71
    3. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 73-89
    4. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 91-106
    5. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 107-135
    6. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 137-152
    7. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 153-173
    8. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 175-198
  4. Threats and Strategies for Coastal Ecosystem Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 201-217
    3. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 219-245
    4. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 247-260
    5. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 261-286
  5. Conservation of Coastal Ecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 289-317
    3. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 319-361
    4. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 363-389
    5. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 391-406
    6. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 407-437
  6. Enhancing the Productivity of Coastal Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 441-461
    3. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 463-491
    4. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 493-510
    5. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 511-528
    6. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 529-550
    7. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 551-578
    8. Velmurugan Ayyam, Swarnam Palanivel, Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
      Pages 579-595

About this book

Introduction

The coastal areas of the tropics are rich in biodiversity, natural resources and place of intensive developmental activities as it provides livelihood to millions of people.  At the same time evidences suggest that several unique coastal ecosystems viz., mangroves, wetlands, salt marshes, corals, estuaries, sand dunes and agro-ecosystem are vulnerable to natural disasters and events associated with global climate change. In recent times degradation of land, water and genetic erosion besides threat to native flora and fauna have been increasing due to unsustainable developmental activities.  Therefore, a paradigm shift in deriving livelihood through conventional methods, developmental strategies, conservation practices are required for balanced and sustainable growth of the coastal areas.  This publication strives to cover the status of different natural resources of the coastal region, various aspects of degradation process, production need and restorative methods besides new technological options and its socio-economic implications with case examples. Special focus is given to bring out the scope and potential of mangrove based farming, integrated and organic farming and its value addition besides the role of coastal vegetations as bioshield in protecting these regions from sea erosion, cyclones and tsunami.  As the tropical coastal areas are vulnerable to climate change events, this book also covers the recent weather pattern, impacts of climate change and climate resilient technologies besides intuitional linkages and policy framework aimed at balancing development and environmental concerns. 

Keywords

Coastal land degradation Coastal Region Natural resources Restoration Resource conservation

Authors and affiliations

  • Velmurugan Ayyam
    • 1
  • Swarnam Palanivel
    • 2
  • Sivaperuman Chandrakasan
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research InstitutePort BlairIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research InstitutePort BlairIndia
  3. 3.Zoological Survey of India – ANRCPort BlairIndia

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