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Coastal Urban Environment

R. Ramesh (Editor) S. Ramachandran (Editor)
Synopsis The primary objective of the book is to discuss the state-of-the-art coastal urban environment and its status with regard to recent developments and future planning. Evaluation of coastal issues, policies, management, case studies, and sustainable use of coastal waters in an urban environment have been addressed. Special emphasis has been given to coastal environments such as mangroves and coral reef ecosystems that are highly fragile and are constantly exposed to anthropogenic stress. This book will attract researchers, coastal marine scientists, technologists and students working on environment and marine sciences.
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About the authors

R. Ramesh

Dr. R. Ramesh is a Professor at the Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, India. He received his MPhil and Phd in Environmental Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and another doctorate in Earth and Planetary Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His current reseaerch interests include coastal ecosystem management, global climate change and biogeochemical cycles in coastal and riverine ecosystems. He is recipient of the Department of Science and Technology's (DST) BOYSCAST Award and the Indian National Science Academy's (INSA) Exchange Award to conduct advanced research on globalclimate change at Harvard University, USA in 1994 and at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany during 1996-97 respectively. he has to his credit more than 50 research papers published in leading international journals. He has authored a book and edited five others relating to coastal environment and water resources management. Prof. Ramesh has been operating several research projects sponsored by Government of India as well as international funding agencies.

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S. Ramachandran

Prof. S. Ramachandran is the Director of the Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, India. He received his Master's and Doctoral degree in Marine Biology from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu and a second doctorate degree in Oceanography from the University of Miami, Florida, USA. He has been actively involved in research, teaching and training activities in marine sciences for the past 16 years. Prof. Ramachandran has completed more than 30 research projects worth Rs. 100 million and received many national and international awards. He is represented in more than 28 national and international expert committees related to ocean and coastal studies. He has published more than 200 research papers and edited nine books so far.

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Bibliographic information

Title Coastal Urban Environment
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8185589216
length x+232p., Figs.; Tables.