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High-latitude paleolimnology

Dominic A. Hodgson and John P. Smol

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the role that paleolimnological studies have played in reconstructing the geomorphological origin and development of high latitude lakes. A description is provided on how both ... More


Coral Reefs in the Modern World

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Today coral reefs, perhaps more than other marine systems, are suffering from numerous pressures. As a result many have succumbed as functioning ecosystems. Nutrients and industrial pollution, ... More


Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Heather McKillop

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book reports the discovery, excavation, and interpretation of Late Classic Maya salt works on the coast of Belize, transforming our knowledge of the Maya salt trade and craft specialization ... More


Salt Production and Sea-Level Rise

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines the impact of the rise of the sea-level on the civilization especially on the salt production and salt works of Punta Ycacos during the Late Classic Maya period. The discovery ... More


Assessing the Ice: Sea Level Rise Predictions from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, 1981–2007

Michael Oppenheimer, Naomi Oreskes, Dale Jamieson, Keynyn Brysse, Jessica O’Reilly, Matthew Shindell, and Milena Wazeck

in Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226601960
eISBN:
9780226602158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226602158.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has major policy significance due to its potential to disintegrate rapidly, producing a disastrous sea level rise. Scientists have struggled to find ways to ... More


Southwest Florida During the Mississippi Period

Misha Klein

in Late Prehistoric Florida: Archaeology at the Edge of the Mississippian World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040141
eISBN:
9780813043821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040141.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter traces the Mississippi-period cultural trajectory of the Calusa of subtropical southwest Florida against an environmental backdrop bolstered by climate and sea-level data from the Gulf ... More


The Overflowing Ocean

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Summarizes the causes of sea-level rise; primarily these are warming and expansion in the upper 2,000 meters of the ocean, and melting of the ice sheets. The ice sheets are the most difficult aspect ... More


Sea Level Changes of the Quaternary

David E. Anderson, Andrew S. Goudie, and Adrian G. Parker

in Global Environments through the Quaternary: Exploring Evironmental Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199697267
eISBN:
9780191810169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199697267.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter studies the importance, the evidence, and the causes of sea level changes. Sea levels are low during glacials and are high during interglacials. The rapid rise in the sea level in ... More


Sea Level Rise and Environmental Refugees

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Sea levels are rising as a result of thermal expansion of oceanic water and the melting of the ice that covers Greenland and in glaciers all over the world. This added to the effect of storm surges ... More


The North Sea

Robert Van de Noort

in Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World's Coastal Wetlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199699551
eISBN:
9780191804915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199699551.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a case study of the North Sea to illustrate the application of climate change archaeology. It discusses how climate, environmental, and sea-level change shaped the North Sea and ... More


Environmental history

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter covers the environmental history of Tropical East Asia, starting with its assembly from Gondwanan fragments during the Mesozoic. Changes in sea level, climate, and vegetation are covered ... More


Rising to the Challenge: California Coastal Climate Change Adaptation

Sara C. Aminzadeh

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

Approximately 85 percent of California’s 38 million residents live or work along bay or coastal areas and currently face the growing threat of sea-level rise without plans to adapt to its expected ... More


Hydrodynamics and the Salinity of Delta Waters

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the effects of physical changes in the Delta and different water management alternatives on Delta salinity. It uses hydrodynamic modeling tools to explore the effects of ... More


How Climate Change Will Affect Coastal Wetlands and Coastal Communities

Robert Van de Noort

in Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World's Coastal Wetlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199699551
eISBN:
9780191804915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199699551.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the effects of climate change on coastal wetlands. It introduces the biogeographical principles and concepts that underpin the relationships between climate change, sea-level ... More


Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to ... More


The Wetlands of Florida’s Gulf Coast

Robert Van de Noort

in Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience from Research in the World's Coastal Wetlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199699551
eISBN:
9780191804915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199699551.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a case study of Florida’s Gulf Coast to illustrate the application of climate change archaeology. It first discusses the geological and palaeogeographic history of Florida’s ... More


Salt as a Maya Trade Good

Heather Mckillop

in Salt: White Gold of the Ancient Maya

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813025117
eISBN:
9780813039497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813025117.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Salt is basic to daily human existence, however, in the southern Maya lowlands of Guatemala and Belize, salt was scarce. The prevailing theory suggests that salt was imported from the northern part ... More


Shifting Mosaics: Vegetation of Suisun Marsh

Brenda J. Grewell, Peter R. Baye, and Peggy L. Fiedler

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Shifting mosaics of vegetation are a defining feature of Suisun Marsh wetlands. Seasonal changes of plant communities are familiar, but less obvious are changes to vegetation structure and ... More


Sea-Level Rise and Species Survival along the Florida Coast

Jaclyn Lopez

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes how the Endangered Species Act can help us plan for species conservation in light of sea-level rise. The Act’s section 4 requirement to designate suitable, unoccupied upland ... More


Deeper Waters

Andrew T. Guzman

in Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199933877
eISBN:
9780190252694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199933877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter discusses the potentially devastating effects of rising sea levels caused by climate change. For instance, island nations such as the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tonga, Fiji, ... More


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