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Geophysical Approach to Marine Coastal Ecology

The Case of Iriomote Island, Japan

  • Shinya Shimokawa
  • Tomokazu Murakami
  • Hiroyoshi Kohno
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Part of the Springer Oceanography book series (SPRINGEROCEAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basic Information

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shinya Shimokawa, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani, Masako Nakamura, Wataru Doi
      Pages 3-35
    3. Tomokazu Murakami
      Pages 37-40
    4. Tomokazu Murakami
      Pages 41-51
  3. Observation and Estimation of Physical Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Jun Yoshino, Tomokazu Murakami, Akiyuki Ukai, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Shinya Shimokawa, Kouta Nakase et al.
      Pages 55-73
    3. Jun Yoshino, Tomokazu Murakami, Akiyuki Ukai, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Shinya Shimokawa, Kouta Nakase et al.
      Pages 75-102
    4. Takumi Okabe, Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani, Shinya Shimokawa
      Pages 103-125
    5. Shinya Shimokawa, Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani
      Pages 127-138
    6. Hiroyuki Obanawa, Yu Tabayashi, Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Shinya Shimokawa, Akira Mizutani
      Pages 139-151
  4. Relationship Between Distributions of Marine Coastal Ecosystem and Physical Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Shinya Shimokawa, Tomokazu Murakami, Akiyuki Ukai, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani, Kouta Nakase
      Pages 155-170
    3. Shinya Shimokawa, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Tomokazu Murakami, Akira Mizutani
      Pages 171-184
    4. Akiyuki Ukai, Tomokazu Murakami, Akira Mizutani, Kouta Nakase, Shinya Shimokawa, Hiroyoshi Kohno
      Pages 185-195
    5. Kota Nakase, Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akiyuki Ukai, Akira Mizutani, Shinya Shimokawa
      Pages 197-215
  5. Relationship Between Dispersals of Seeds, Fructification, Spawns, and Larvae of Marine Costal Life and Physical Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani, Shinya Shimokawa
      Pages 219-230
    3. Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani, Shinya Shimokawa
      Pages 231-247
    4. Masako Nakamura, Tomokazu Murakami, Hiroyoshi Kohno, Akira Mizutani
      Pages 249-259
    5. Wataru Doi, Tomokazu Murakami, Akira Mizutani, Shinya Shimokawa, Hiroyoshi Kohno
      Pages 261-273

About this book

Introduction

This book presents recent results of collaborative studies in geophysics and ecology, focusing on the relationship between the physical environment and the distribution of the marine coastal ecosystems. The study area, the Sakiyamawan–Amitoriwan nature conservation area in Iriomote Island of Japan, is the only oceanic nature conservation area in the country. The area has no access roads, and the bay perimeter is uninhabited; therefore, it preserves the natural environment with very little human impact. In addition, it has various environmental gradients such as topography and inflows from rivers with mangrove forests which affect the distribution of marine coastal ecosystems such as those containing reef-building corals, sea grasses, and hermit crabs. For these reasons, the area is one of the best places for the study of the relationship between the physical environment and the distribution of the marine coastal ecosystems, a relationship that is important for their conservation but has not been investigated fully. This book is aimed at students and researchers in the fields of oceanography and marine coastal ecology as well as general readers who are interested in coral reefs, diving, and nature conservation.

Keywords

Physical environment Marine coastal ecosystem Iriomote Island of Japan Nature conservation area Corals, sea grasses, and hermit crabs Coastal environment physical marine environment conservation of subtropical coastal ecosystems management of subtropical coastal ecosystems subtropical coastal ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinya Shimokawa
    • 1
  • Tomokazu Murakami
    • 2
  • Hiroyoshi Kohno
    • 3
  1. 1.Storm, Flood and Landslide Research DivisionNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster ResilienceTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Storm, Flood and Landslide Research DivisionNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster ResilienceTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Okinawa Regional Research CenterTokai UniversityYaeyamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1129-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1128-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1129-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-7677
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7685
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