Coastal Fluxes in the Anthropocene

The Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

  • Christopher J. Crossland
  • Hartwig H. Kremer
  • Han J. Lindeboom
  • Janet I. Marshall Crossland
  • Martin D. A. Le Tissier

Part of the Global Change — The IGBP Series book series (GLOBALCHANGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Christopher J. Crossland, Dan Baird, Jean-Paul Ducrotoy, Han Lindeboom, Robert W. Buddemeier, William C. Dennison et al.
    Pages 1-37
  3. James P.M. Syvitski, Nick Harvey, Eric Wolanski, William C. Burnett, Gerardo M. E. Perillo, Vivien Gornitz et al.
    Pages 39-94
  4. Stephen V. Smith, Robert W. Buddemeier, Fredrik Wulff, Dennis P. Swaney, Victor F. Camacho-Ibar, Laura T. David et al.
    Pages 95-143
  5. Wim Salomons, Hartwig H. Kremer, R. Kerry Turner, Elena N. Andreeva, Russell S. Arthurton, Horst Behrendt et al.
    Pages 145-200
  6. Peter Burbridge, Robert W. Buddemeier, Martin Le Tissier, Robert Costanza, Laurie Ledoux
    Pages 201-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-231

About this book


In global coastal zones, the major fabric of goods and services for human welfare as well as global changes are extraordinarily visible. They are shaped by natural Earth systems processes on a planetary scale, which are reflected in a continuously adapting coastal environment. Now, in the "Anthropocene", human society is a greater catalyst for change - impacting and modifying coastal processes. This book synthesizes knowledge on coastal and riverine material fluxes, biogeochemical processes and indications of change, and the human influence, before looking at future research and management needs. It is a milestone rather than a destination on the journey which continues under the new International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and the LOICZ II (Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone) Project.


Coast Ocean Scale biosphere coastal zone management coastal zones environmental change global change human dimensions material fluxes

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Crossland
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hartwig H. Kremer
    • 3
    • 4
  • Han J. Lindeboom
    • 5
  • Janet I. Marshall Crossland
    • 6
  • Martin D. A. Le Tissier
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre of Marine StudiesThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Health, Sustainability and Regional EngagementUniversity of the Sunshine CoastAustralia
  3. 3.LOICZ IPOTexelThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Royal NIOZTexelThe Netherlands
  5. 5.AlterraTexelThe Netherlands
  6. 6.YaroombaAustralia

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