Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone: Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Developing Regions

Changing Land Use Patterns in the Coastal Zone: Managing Environmental Quality in Rapidly Developing Regions

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441921048
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: Springer Series on Environmental Management
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction: The Effects of Changing Land Use Patterns on Marine Resources.- Part I Trends in Coastal Population Growth: Trends in Land Use Policy and Development in the Coastal Southeast.- Predicting Trajectories of Urban Growth in the Coastal Southeast.- Urban Typology and Estuarine Biodiversity in Rapidly Developing Coastal Watersheds.- Part II Coastal Hydrology and Geochemistry: The Relationship of Hydrodynamics to Morphology in Tidal Creek and Salt Marsh Systems in South Carolina and Georgia.- The Role of Tidal Wetlands in Estuarine Nutrient Cycling.- Evaluating the Potential Importance of Groundwater-Derived Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Inputs to South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Ecosystems.- Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Estuarine Condition.- Part III Contaminants and Their Effects: Chemical Contaminants Entering Estuaries in the South Atlantic Bight as a Result of Current and Past Land Use.- Models of Coastal Stress: Review and Future Challenges.- Alternatives to Coliform Bacteria as Indicators of Human Impact on Coastal Ecosystems.- Afterword.- Index.

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