Science

Submerged Landscapes of the European Continental Shelf

Quaternary Paleoenvironments

Author: Nicholas C. Flemming,Jan Harff,Anthony Burgess,Geoffrey N. Bailey,Delminda Moura

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118922131

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 4899

"COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology."
Science

Environmental Security in Watersheds: The Sea of Azov

Author: Viktor Lagutov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400724624

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 8305

Watersheds, supplying crucial ecosystem services to humans, seem to be a logical territorial unit to integrate societal benefits and environmental needs in order to evaluate the sustainability of natural resource use patterns. Based on this belief the book is an attempt to initiate a comprehensive environmental security assessment in the basin of the Azov Sea, shared by Russia and Ukraine. Though the region provides a variety of essential services and plays a strategic role in national and international development plans, it has been excluded from most regional environmental discussions. At the same time there is an alarming degradation rate of basin freshwater ecosystems that has occurred due to overutilization of certain prioritized services (e.g. transportation). The collapse of neglected services (e.g. fishery and freshwater supply) poses serious threats to the national economies as well as the local population, and to mitigate these threats priority in water management should be given to securing sustainability of the regional freshwater ecosystems. In addition to the review of the current status of Azov ecosystem services, the authors analyze likely future availability and challenges. The relevant experience derived from basin management of the Black Sea and other similar basins is also discussed.
History

The Black Sea and the Early Civilizations of Europe, the Near East and Asia

Author: Mariya Ivanova

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032199

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 4819

This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the Black Sea region in the prehistoric period. The Black Sea is a key transitional zone between Europe, Central Asia, and the Near East, which has long been divided by politics, language, and traditional boundaries of scholarly disciplines. This book cuts across disciplines and combines sources published in Eastern European languages with Western scholarly literature to give the Black Sea its rightful place in contemporary archaeological discourse.
Business & Economics

Management of Marine Protected Areas

A Network Perspective

Author: Paul D. Goriup

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119075777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 1703

"The book will present case studies, based on thorough literature reviews and original research, about socio-economic issues that affect the management of marine protected areas in the Mediterranean and Black Seas"--
Nature

Mid-winter numbers of waterbirds in Bulgaria (1977-2001)

results from 25 years of mid-winter counts carried out at the most important Bulgarian wetlands

Author: Tani︠u︡ Manev Michev,Li︠u︡bomir Profirov

Publisher: Pensoft Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5149

"In the present book for the first time in Bulgaria are included results from 25 years of counts in the most important wetlands in the country referring to the Mid-winter numbers of the waterbirds there." "This long-term survey is a part of the regular counts of Divers, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Swans, Geese, Ducks, Coots, Waders, and Gulls, which have taken place in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East since 1967." "The book consists of two main parts. In the first part are presented 45 of the most significant Bulgarian wetlands (lakes, swamps, reservoirs and other water bodies) along the Danube and Black Sea coasts and inside the country." "For each one of the wetlands there is a short characteristic description indicating the average and the maximum values for the wintering birds, the three most numerous species, the world threatened species and those exceeding the 1% Ramsar criteria." "In the second part of the book are presented 106 species of waterbirds with the dynamics of their numbers for the period 1977-2001 including graphics for most of the species." "The characteristic changes that have taken place in their wintering populations and the tendencies established by other authors for Europe are also indicated." "The book is a result of many years of effort by ornithologists - professional and non-professional, of major Bulgarian Scientific institutions, non-government organizations and state departments. It is illustrated with many black and white drawings by the famous Bulgarian artist Georgi Pchelarov. The book will be especially useful for those who are interested in birdwatching, wetland management and conservation."--BOOK JACKET.
Flyways

Waterbirds Around the World

A Global Overview of the Conservation, Management and Research of the World's Waterbird Flyways

Author: G. C. Boere,Colin A. Galbraith,David A. Stroud

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0114973334

Category: Flyways

Page: 940

View: 674

This book is the outcome of a major international conference on waterbirds held in Edinburgh in April 2004.
Wetland conservation

Conservation of Black Sea Wetlands

A Review and Preliminary Action Plan

Author: N.A

Publisher: Iwrb

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wetland conservation

Page: 76

View: 7729

Originating from a workshop held in Odessa, Ukraine in 1993, this review presents national reports from the six main countries bordering on the Black Sea - Bulgaria; Georgia; Romania; Russian Federation; Turkey; and Ukraine. Its discusses conserving wetlands; restoring degraded wetlands; conserving species; and implementing the action plan.
Exotic marine organisms

Exotic species in the Aegean, Marmara, Black, Azov and Caspian seas

Author: I︠U︡venaliĭ Petrovich Zaĭt︠s︡ev,Bayram Öztürk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Exotic marine organisms

Page: 265

View: 3475

For each sea, presents the physical geography, biology, ecology, and exotic species: plants, invertebrates, fishes.
Science

Coastal Wetlands of the World

Geology, Ecology, Distribution and Applications

Author: David B. Scott,Jennifer Frail-Gauthier,Petra J. Mudie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107056012

Category: Science

Page: 364

View: 4766

"Salt marshes and mangrove forests, the intertidal wetlands of the world's coastlines, provide key ecological services to all areas of the globe, and are vital sinks and sources in carbon budgets"--
Biodiversity

Marine Biological Diversity in the Black Sea

A Study of Change and Decline

Author: I︠U︡venaliĭ Petrovich Zaĭt︠s︡ev,V. O. Mamaev

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 208

View: 388

Currently, there is growing recognition that biodiversity is a global asset of incalculable value to present & future generations. This book reviews the present state of the Black Sea ecosystem & from the perspective of biological diversity, discusses measures that have been planned or are already being implemented in order to improve the ecological situation of the Black Sea states.
Nature

Coastal Wetlands

Author: H. Suzanne Bolton

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780872628403

Category: Nature

Page: 515

View: 2515

Science

The Black Sea Environment

Author: Aleksey N. Kosarev

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540742921

Category: Science

Page: 457

View: 9982

Based on a wealth of primary data collected by expeditions as well as archive data from Russia, this fascinating book features a systematic description of the knowledge accumulated on the physical oceanography, marine chemistry and pollution, marine biology and geology, meteorology and hydrology of the Black Sea. It presents the principal characteristic features of the environmental conditions of the sea and their changes in the second half of the 20th century.
Science

Coastal Lagoons in Europe

Integrated Water Resource Strategies

Author: Geoffrey D. Gooch

Publisher: IWA Publishing

ISBN: 1780406282

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4598

Lagoons represent nearly 13% of the shoreline globally and around 5% in Europe. Coastal lagoons are shallow water bodies separated from the ocean by a barrier (e.g., narrow spit), connected at least intermittently to the ocean by one or more restricted inlets, and usually geographically oriented parallel to the shore-line. Coastal lagoons are flexible and usually able to cope with environmental change, yet nowadays they are under threat. This is partly due to climate change impacts (for example, sea-level rise and hydro-meteorological extreme events) but also due to more direct human activities and pressures. The book focuses on addressing these challenges through integrated management strategies seen in a land-sea and science-stakeholder-policy perspective. Pan-European management challenges are seen from the context of the perspectives of Policy, Environment and Modelling. Four case study lagoons in different geographical locations in Europe provide examples of some of the practical experiences and results around these challenges. Possible impacts on drainage basins and lagoons are introduced through integrated scenarios which were developed through a multi-science and land-lagoon science perspective combined with interactions and contributions from stakeholders and citizens. Issues around climate change impacts on environmental conditions in both drainage basins and lagoons are also included. The book derives from a collaborative EC-funded project entitled 'Integrated Water Resources and Coastal Zone Management in European Lagoons in the Context of Climate Change' comprising nine partner institutes with a wide diversity in the scientific disciplines covered. Editors: Ana I. Lillebo, University of Aveiro, Portugal; Per Stalnacke, Bioforsk, Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway; Geoffrey D. Gooch, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
Science

The Black Sea Flood Question: Changes in Coastline, Climate and Human Settlement

Author: Valentina Yanko-Hombach,Allan S. Gilbert,Nicolae Panin,Pavel M. Dolukhanov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402053029

Category: Science

Page: 971

View: 552

This book brings together eastern and western scholarship on a controversial subject: a catastrophic inundation of the Pontic basin which might have inspired the biblical story of Noah’s flood. In 35 papers, many previously unavailable in English, experts in oceanography, marine geology, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, archaeology, and linguistic spread offer data and arguments for or against the flood hypothesis. Appendices include 600 radiocarbon dates from the region, obtained by USSR and western labs.