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Asia-Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal Environment : Proceedings of the International Conference held in Hong Kong, 25-28 June 1996 - Yuk-Shan Wong

Asia-Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal Environment

Proceedings of the International Conference held in Hong Kong, 25-28 June 1996

By: Yuk-Shan Wong (Editor), Nora F. Y. Tam (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780792348818
Number Of Pages: 303

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Human beings have a long historical relationship with the coast. Initially it provided food and security, later forming important locations for industrial and commercial development. Now the emphasis has shifted towards leisure and conservation, although the former functions remain crucial. However, it is only very recently that people have started viewing the coast as a common and valuable resource that requires rational utilisation and scientific management in order to sustain its attractiveness. Of course, enlightened management comes only through understanding of the complicated coastal regions, which enables coastal managers to balance pressures from different sectors and to minimize risks. Scientific knowledge will continue to be the most important basis for resolving the conflicts between coastal users and interest groups such as developers and ecologists. Coastal management has also shifted from traditional restorative or remedial actions towards planned avoidance of other conflicts.
Despite rapid advancement in coastal sciences over recent decades, most of the major coastal issues have remained outstanding in the agenda. Control of shoreline erosion and protecting sea level rise continue to be crucial problems facing coastal scientists. Destructive coastal storms still cause tremendous damage, particularly in low altitudes. Wetland and estuary reclamation have led to the loss of the most valuable estuary wetlands which are required to sustain biological productivity and biodiversity.
This volume includes papers on marine and coastal pollution, eutrophication, aquaculture, conservation and utilization, coastal wetlands, and coastal zone management.

List of Reviewers
Acid exposure in euryhaline environments: ion regulation and acid tolerance in larval and adult Artemia franciscanap. 1
Effects of two oil dispersants on phototaxis and swimming behaviour of barnacle larvaep. 9
Heavy metal accumulation in tissue/organs of a sea cucumber, Holothuria leucospilotap. 17
Mapping and characterization of mangrove plant communities in Hong Kongp. 25
Gas exchange responses of a mangrove species, Avicennia marina, to waterlogged and drained conditionsp. 39
Mangrove wetlands as wastewater treatment facility: a field trialp. 49
Wood structure of Aegiceras corniculatum and its ecological adaptations to salinitiesp. 61
Accumulation and distribution of heavy metals in a simulated mangrove system treated with sewagep. 67
Incidence of heavy metals in the mangrove flora and sediments in Kerala, Indiap. 77
Response of Aegiceras corniculatum to synthetic sewage under simulated tidal conditionsp. 89
Size-fractionated productivity and nutrient dynamics of phytoplankton in subtropical coastal environmentsp. 97
Long-term changes in hydrography, nutrients and phytoplankton in Tolo Harbour, Hong Kongp. 107
Environmental and nutritional factors which regulate population dynamics and toxin production in the dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenellap. 117
Are changes in N:P ratios in coastal waters the key to increased red tide blooms?p. 141
A comparison of marine planktonic and sediment core diatoms in Hong Kong with emphasis on Pseudo-nitzschiap. 149
The essential elements of science and management in coastal environmental managementsp. 159
Status, problems and prospects of stock enhancement in Taiwanp. 167
Human influence or natural perturbation in oceanic and coastal waters - can we distinguish between them?p. 181
Toxic events in the northwest Pacific coastline of Mexico during 1992-1995: origin and impactp. 195
A biological survey of ballast water in container ships entering Hong Kongp. 201
Decision-making processes in ecological risk assessment using copper pollution of Macquarie Harbour from Mt. Lyell, Tasmania, as a case studyp. 207
Spatial variations of size-fractionated chlorophyll, cyanobacteria and heterotrophic bacteria in the central and western Pacificp. 219
Reproductive function state of the scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis Jay from polluted areas of Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japanp. 231
The use of malformations in pelagic fish embryos for pollution assessmentp. 241
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in fish from the Red Sea Coast of Yemenp. 251
The application of gene transfer techniques to marine resource management: recent advances, problems and future directionsp. 263
Probiotic effect of lactic acid bacteria in the feed on growth and survival of fry of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)p. 279
Translocation of assimilates in Undaria and its cultivation in Chinap. 287
The fate of traditional extensive (gei wai) shrimp farming at the Mai Po Marshes Nature Reserve, Hong Kongp. 295
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ISBN: 9780792348818
ISBN-10: 0792348818
Series: Developments in Hydrobiology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 352