Encyclopedia of Coastal Science

2005 Edition
| Editors: Maurice L. Schwartz

Demography of Coastal Populations

  • Iver W. Duedall
  • George A. Maul
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3880-1_115

Introduction

To most observers who live along a coast it seems clear that the resident population is growing rapidly. But how fast is population growing? Will future growth be concentrated in the coastal zone? Do such demographics portend well for sustainable development?

To answer these questions we have combined the recent work of Burke et al. (2001), who reported the fraction of a country’s population living within 100 km of the coast, with United Nations (1996) population figures to calculate the 2000 and 2025 coastal populations for 122 countries. Burke et al. relied on the work of the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN, see reference in Burke et al.) at Columbia University, to obtain the coastal population fraction. In our work, we made no attempt to reanalyze the work of CIESIN. Rather, for country-by-country, we multiplied the fractional coastal population reported in Burke et al. by United Nations 2000 and 2025 population values (United...

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  • Iver W. Duedall
  • George A. Maul

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