Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management

States of Environment

  • Nobuo Mimura

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nobuo Mimura, Sombo Yamamura
    Pages 1-5
  3. Tetsuo Yanagi, Kwangwoo Cho
    Pages 7-63
  4. Hideo Sekiguchi, Sanit Aksornkoae
    Pages 65-171
  5. Nobuo Mimura, Asami Shikida, Masahiro Yamao
    Pages 173-253
  6. Yoshiki Saito, Porfirio M. Alino
    Pages 255-344
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 359-367

About this book


The Asia-Pacific region is home to the world’s largest region of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. Ongoing degradation of the environment, resulting from coastal development, deforestation, desertification and over-harvesting, are becoming a matter of great concern, as floods and droughts occur as a result of this degradation. The Asia-Pacific region also includes part of the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ and is, therefore, vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis, as the world became aware following the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004. Threats of global environmental change, such as climate change and sea-level rise, will exacerbate such problems. Therefore, appropriate policies and measures are needed for coastal management, to address both the local and global trends. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to coastal environmental changes in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides excellent perspectives on current and anticipated environmental changes in the region’s coastal areas, to researchers, students, policy makers, coastal managers and other stakeholders.

This book will be of interest to researchers of coastal science, undergraduate and graduate students of coastal science, engineering and management, to policy makers, coastal managers and coastal developers, and to the fishing industry.



Asia Asia-Pacific Coast Coastal management East Asia Import Mangrove Ocean climate change development environmental change erosion sea level sustainability sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Nobuo Mimura
    • 1
  1. 1.Ibaraki UniversityHitachiJapan

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