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Developments in coastal regions often entail invisible, complex and uncertain aspects of risk. This paper examines: (1) what kinds of environmental risk information are generally “invisible” or difficult to understand; (2) whether or not there is specific “invisible” risk information...
Ecotourism has proven to be an effective concept in the sustainable utilization of natural resources and development of various communities. Often regarded as an economic justification for resource conservation, ecotourism is providing a concept that is easily understood and appreciated by local...
Due to increasing population growth and anthropogenic pollution in the coastal zone, contamination of water and seafood with pathogens is probably responsible for the greatest number of human morbidities and mortalities worldwide. Hence, regular monitoring of waterborne pathogens is required to...
For more than 50 years, the management of chemical pollution in the UK has relied on three major types of information. These are information about: (i) the potential toxicity of chemicals intentionally or unintentionally released into the environment; (ii) the concentration of particular...
The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami wrought environmental damage beyond the normal framework of integrated coastal management and has implications for coastal management in Asia-Pacific in the post-tsunami phase. Fieldwork conducted on the coasts of four tsunami-affected countries in 2005 and...
Virtually every coastal country in the world is affected by harmful algal blooms (HABs, commonly called “red tides”). These phenomena are caused by blooms of microscopic algae. Some of these algae are toxic, and can lead to illness and death in humans, fish, seabirds, marine mammals, and...
Wastewater is one of the most serious environmental problems in Thailand. The major source of water pollution in the country is domestic wastewater discharge. The need for the provision of wastewater collection and treatment facilities has long been identified by Central Government as a part of...
A 26-compartment steady-state trophic model (1997–1999) was constructed using the Ecopath with Ecosim software to study the general status and development trends of the Pearl River Delta coastal ecosystem. The results show that the values of effective trophic level ranged from 1.00 to 4.21. It...
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