Monitoring and Modelling Lakes and Coastal Environments

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Pratap K. Mohanty
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Contributions by well-known experts from different nations working on lakes and coastal wetlands
Eco-Restoration Impact on Fishery Biodiversity and Population Structure in Chilika Lake
S.K. Mohanty, K.S. Bhatta, Rajeeb K. Mohanty , S. Mishra, A. Mohapatra and A.K. Pattnaik Biodiversity Assessment of Algae of Chilika Lake, East Coast of India
J. Rath and S. P. Adhikary Mercury Resistant Bacillus Cereus Isolated from the Pulicat Lake Sediment, North Chennai Coastal Region, South East India
S.Kamala Kannan, S. Mahadevan and R. Krishnamoorthy Mercury Pollution in Vembanadu Lake and Adjoining Muvattupuzha River, Kerala, India
Mahesh Mohan and P. K. Omana Sediment Dispersion in the Bay of Bengal
P.K.Mohanty, Y. Pradhan, S. R. Nayak, U.S. Panda and G.N. Mohapatra Spatial Heterogeneity of Biogeochemical Parameters in a Subtropical Lake
Ilia Ostrovsky and Assaf Sukenik Mixing and Internal Waves in a Small Stratified Indian Lake: Subhas Sarobar
R. Samal, Klaus D. Jöhnk, Frank Peeters, Erich Bäuerle and Asis Mazumdar Physical Processes in Large Lakes
Yerubandi R. Rao and Raj C. Murthy Modelling Coastal Ecology
Girija Jayaraman and Anumeha Dube Adaptation to Salinity Change Induced by Sea-Level Rise in Hinuma Lake, Japan
Hisamichi Nobuoka and Nobuo Mimura Numerical Simulation of Salinity Structure in Chilika Lake
A. Dube, G. Jayaraman, A. D. Rao and P.K. Mohanty The Role of Benthos and Epiphyte on the Material Cycle in Akkeshi Lake, Japan
Michio J. Kishi, Yuko Oshima The Effect of Freshwater Discharge on the Coastal Ocean Circulation off Orissa
A.D. Rao, Sujata Dash and S.V. Babu Reef - An Ecofriendly and Cost Effective HardOption for Coastal Conservation
Kiran G. Shirlal, Subba Rao, Radheshyam B, Venkata Ganesh Lake Chilika: GIS and the Challenge of Spatial Management
Geoffrey J. Meaden Mapping Lagoonal Features and Their Variability: Field Observations and Remote Sensing Implications
U.S. Panda, P.K. Mohanty, S.R. Pal, G.N. Mohapatra, P. Mishra and G. Jayaraman Assessment and Monitoring the Coastal Wetland Ecology Using RS & GIS with Reference to Bhitarkanika Mangroves of Orissa, India
Chiranjibi Pattanaik, Ch. Sudhakar Reddy, M. S. R. Murthy and D. Swain Morphodynamics of Godavari Tidal Inlets
Sarika Jain, P.N. Sridhar, B. Veera Narayan and A. Surendran
Lakes and costal wetlands play a vital role in global ecosystems. They provide a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna and help to maintain the life cycle of many species. Lakes and coastal wetlands all over the world are ideal places for human habitation, fisheries, industries, shipping and recreation. Habitat environments of lakes and coastal wetlands are deteriorating due to their exploitative use and improper management. As rapid development and population growth continue in coastal areas, environmental degradation and over-exploitation, the biodiversity and the productivity of these unique ecosystems could be threatened.Lakes and coastal wetlands are transitional areas between dry terrestrial and permanent aquatic ecosystems and are recognised as highly productive. Their importance in socio-economic frontiers has been increasingly felt. Over 200 rivers and lakes in the world are shared by two or more countries. This envisages their international importance. Various efforts are currently underway to develop technologies and systems for successful management of lakes and coastal wetlands both at national and international levels. However, conflicting interests in the use of their resources have led to further worsening of the problems facing lakes and coastal wetlands. Therefore, an earnest attempt has been made in the present book to find ways for restoration, conservation and management of lakes and coastal wetlands. Habitat environments of lakes and coastal wetlands are deteriorating due to their exploitative use and improper management, eroding the biodiversity and undermining the productivity of these unique ecosystems. This book examines ways to restore, conserve and manage lakes and coastal wetlands. It covers topics ranging from biodiversity to modeling and management and depicts case studies from different nations.

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