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ECSA Handbooks, Books and Meetings Outputs

ECSA Handbooks

ECSA occasionally publishes handbooks on particular topics. For further information please click on the link below.

Marine Protected Areas (Humphreys and Clark Eds, Elsevier publ, 2019)

Challenges in Coastal and Estuarine Science (Humphreys and Little Eds, Pelagic publ, 2022)


The ECSA Book Series (Editors Mike Eliott and Steve Mitchell)

Pharmaceuticals in Marine and Coastal Environments (Duran-Alvarez and Jimenez-Cisneros, 2021)


Carbon Mineralization in Coastal Wetlands (Ouyand, Li, Lai and Marchand Eds, 2022)


Environmental Consequences and Management of Coastal Industries (Elliott and Wither Eds, In Press)


Publications resulting from ECSA meetings and conferences are also listed.

Marine Protected Areas - Science, Policy and Management by John Humphreys, Portsmouth Institute of Marine Sciences and Robert W.E.Clark of the Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

The book follows on from the ECSA local meeting held at Poole, Dorset in May 2019, and is published by Elsevier.

In the face of unprecedented pressure on marine ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas are seen as a cornerstone strategy for conservation. While few argue in principle about their legitimacy, they remain contentious in policy terms and are challenging to manage. In addition to capturing a range of successes and solutions from across the world, this book lays bare ubiquitous difficulties of implementation and provides critical analyses ranging from the mis-application of science to international policy deficits and the causes of local challenges.

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