Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

Seas and Oceans Set – Volume 4

Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

Edited by

André Monaco, CNRS, France
Patrick Prouzet, Ifremer, France

ISBN : 9781848217041

Publication Date : November 2014

Hardcover 336 pp

145.00 USD



The books brought together in the “Seas and Oceans” Set make up a multi-disciplinary and systemic approach to the complexity, vulnerability, productivity and exploitation of the marine environment that is today faced with global change. This set of books does not simply describe and analyze the mechanisms that act on how these environments work, but it also presents a cross-disciplinary approach, leading to the governance, sustainable management of resources and adaptation of our societies to change.

The authors of this book study the particular vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to climate and anthropogenic change from the viewpoint of various scenarios and concepts. This explains the development of original monitoring systems and adaptation strategies of natural environments and societies. Extreme events, marine submersions, chemical and biological risks, along with human perceptions are analyzed by the authors of this book.


1. Marine Ecosystems under Toxic Pressure, Véronique Loizeau and Marie-Hélène Tusseau-Vuillemin.
2. Vulnerability and Resilience of Estuaries to Contamination by Antibiotics and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: A Challenge for the Next Decade, Fabienne Petit, Thierry Berthe, Hélène Budzinski, Roland Leclercq, Vincent Cattoir, Antoine Andremont, Kenny Oberlé, Anniet Laverman, Erick Denamur.
3. Microbiological Coastal Risks and Monitoring Systems, Patrick Monfort, Serge Morand and Murielle Lafaye.
4. Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation of Coastal Zones to Global Change, Filipe Duarte Santos.
5. The Shoreline Between Nature and Society, A Changing Heritage, Alain Miossec.
6. From Vulnerability to Adaptation to Climate Change: Food for Thoughts in Social Sciences, Alexandre Magnan.
7. Anthropological Approach to Vulnerability and Major Hazards, Yoann Moreau.

About the authors/editors

André Monaco is Emeritus Director of Research for the French national research center (CNRS). His research interests concern marine sedimentology and geochemistry. He was responsible for part of the organizing committee for several French and European programs and has been guest editor for four special issues in international journals.

Patrick Prouzet is Director of Research focusing on the ecosystemic approach at Ifremer in France. He specializes in the biology and dynamics of amphibiotic fish such as Atlantic salmon and eels. He is the author or co-author of several works on these species or on estuarine fishing.

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