Strategic Management of Marine Ecosystems: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Strategic Management of Marine Ecosystems, Nice, France, 1-11 October, 2003

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Eugene Levner, Igor Linkov, Jean-Marie Proth
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Science - 313 pages
The demand for advanced management methods and tools for marine ecosystems is increasing worldwide. Today, many marine ecosystems are significantly affected by disastrous pollution from industrial, agricultural, municipal, transportational, and other anthropogenic sources. The issues of environmental integrity are especially acute in the Mediterranean and Red Sea basins, the cradle of modern civilization. The drying of the Dead Sea is one of the most vivid examples of environmental disintegration with severe negative consequences on the ecology, industry, and wildlife in the area. Strategic management and coordination of international remedial and restoration efforts is required to improve environmental conditions of marine ecosystems in the Middle East as well as in other areas. The NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) held in Nice in October 2003 was designed to: (1) provide a discussion forum for the latest developments in the field of environmentally-conscious strategic management of marine environments, and (2) integrate expertise of ecologists, biologists, economists, and managers from European, American, Canadian, Russian, and Israeli organizations in developing a framework for strategic management of marine ecosystems. The ASI addressed the following issues: Key environmental management problems in exploited marine ecosystems; Measuring and monitoring of municipal, industrial, and agricultural effluents; Global contamination of seawaters and required remedial efforts; Supply Chain Management approach for strategic coastal zones management and planning; Development of environmentally friendly technologies for coastal zone development; Modeling for sustainable aquaculture; and Social, political, and economic challenges in marine ecosystem management.
 

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Contents

METAANALYSIS OF THE RADIOACTIVE POLLUTION OF THE OCEAN
9
A TOOL FOR COASTAL AREAS MANAGEMENT
29
IMPROVING WATER QUALITY BY HARVESTING AQUACULTUREDERIVED NUTRIENTS
53
A MODULAR STRATEGY FOR RECOVERY AND MANAGEMENT OF BIOMASS YIELDS IN LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
65
EXPRESS METHODS OF NONDESTRUCTIVE CONTROL FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE OF ALGAE
81
Modeling Approaches and Mathematical Foundations of Environmental Management
92
A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE
95
MODELLING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MARINE AQUACULTURE
108
PolicyStakeholder Process in Marine Ecosystem Management
167
A CRITICAL REVIEW AND AGENDA FOR RESEARCH
169
MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND RISK MANAGEMENT OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
178
THE BACK TO THE FUTURE POLICY APPROACH
199
Management of Contaminated Sediments Example of Integrated Management Approach
259
TOWARDS USING COMPARATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT TO MANAGE CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS
260
A FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS
271
CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS
298

ADDRESSING UNCERTAINTY IN MARINE ECOSYSTEMS MODELLING
127
ENVIRONMENTAL GAMES AND QUEUE MODELS
143
COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY OF MODELING ECOSYSTEMS
158

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