Call for Chapters Authors: “Coasts in Crisis: Invasive species impacts that degrade coastal environments”

Call for Chapters Authors: “Coasts in Crisis: Invasive species impacts that degrade coastal environments” – edited by Charles W. Finkl and Christopher Makowski

This new volume in the Coastal Research Library (CRL) series will focus on worldwide threats to coastal environments from invasive, non-native species. The purpose of this book is to examine how alien biological species adversely affect different coastal regions around the world and how those impacts alter landscapes and socioeconomic conditions as well as psychological attitudes and perceptions of local inhabitants and tourists. Many invasive species, deliberately or accidentally introduced by human action, are disrupting or replacing natural coastal environments to the extent that new biomes and ecological systems are being created at an alarming rate. All topics related to this central theme, including removal of native species by any means, are welcome and can be presented in the form of current research methods and findings, review chapters, or expanded case studies and pilot programs that are designed to better understand the impacts of invasive species that change the nature of coastal environments. Local approaches, as well as national and international efforts are welcome. The outlook of this work is global in extent and local by intent.

Contributions to this book are not only of interest to those working exclusively with invasive species, but to those also working to protect the surrounding coastal areas of all types. This book will be compiled as part of the highly-regarded Coastal Research Library (CRL) series, published by Springer Science in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. The CRL covers all aspects of coastal research including but not limited to relevant aspects of geological sciences, biology (incl. ecology and coastal marine ecosystems), geomorphology (physical geography), climate, littoral oceanography, coastal hydraulics, environmental (resource) management, engineering, and remote sensing.

Charles W. Finkl is the founding Series Editor of the CRL. For the past 33 years, Dr. Finkl has been the Executive Director of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and Editor-in-Chief of the internationally renowned Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). He has edited and/or contributed to more than eight volumes in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, of which he is also the Series Editor. In addition to these duties, he is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA.

Thus, we invite you to submit your suggestions and ideas for contributed chapters related to the central theme described above. Please send your proposals or any questions to:

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