Ecological Modeling for Mitigating Environmental and Climate Shocks

by Hock Lye Koh (Author), Su Yean Teh (Author)
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Lakes, wetlands and coastal regions provide essential services critical to the survival of human, wildlife and, by and large, the ecosystems, which are constantly threatened by anthropogenic activities, environmental degradation and climate change. Marine resources, particularly mangroves and corals, are vulnerable to coastal developments, including coastal reclamation, and human settlements that discharge large quantities of wastes into the seas. Climate change impacts, such as increased salt intrusion and sea level rise, may additionally induce regime shifts detrimental to these delicate ecosystems. And the warmer climate has increased the frequency, duration and intensity of catastrophic coastal disturbances, implicating profound uncertainty to the sustainability of coastal infrastructures and resources essential for human populations.This book is written for students, researchers and practitioners pursuing teaching and research related to sustainable development, and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). It provides a unique approach on sustainable development, viewed from the perspectives of providing solutions via model simulation, to solve sustainable development issues related to human population growth, and impacts due to climate change. It provides the scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary to achieve valuable insights for mitigating the predicted adverse impacts and for developing sustainable development strategies, incorporating climate and environmental adaptations.Contents:

  • Preface
  • About the Authors
  • Introduction
  • Lake Eutrophication and Rehabilitation
  • Regime Shift in Lake Eutrophication
  • Role of Coastal Aquifers in Water and Food Security
  • Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
  • Mangrove Current Status and Future Trends
  • Tsunami: Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Oil and Gas Offshore Disposal of Drilling Wastes
  • Governance for Water Security
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Index

Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and practitioners pursuing teaching and research related to sustainable development.Water;Sustainable Development;Mangrove;Corals;Tsunami;Pollution;Mathematics;Numerical Models0Key Features:
  • Reference texts and books on sustainable development, solutions and model simulations are provided in the book
  • The book provides a unique approach to solving sustainable development issues related to human population growth and the impact of climate change
  • The Mission 4.7 is a joint project among UNESCO, Ban Ki-moon Center for Global Citizens, Columbia University, USA, and Sunway University, Malaysia. It brings together national, regional and global leaders from government, academia, civil society, and business to accelerate the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development around the world. This book serves to complement Mission 4.7 by inspiring education for sustainable development programmes as well as actions towards achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)

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July 08, 2021
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