Editor: De-Sheng Pei & Muhammad Junaid

Marine Pollution: Current Status, Impacts, and Remedies

Volume 1

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Library License: US $396
ISSN: 2661-4677 (Print)
ISSN: 2661-4685 (Online)
ISBN: 9789811412684 (Print)
ISBN: 9789811412691 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2019
DOI: 10.2174/97898114126911190101

Introduction

While oceans are vast, they represent a fragile resource that must be protected if we want to protect our livelihoods and our planet. Marine pollution has been a topic of concern for a long time, and it has recently attracted the attention of scientists, environmentalists, economists, politicians and journalists in mainstream media.

Besides providing food, transportation routes and other resources, the oceans serve as a heat absorbing sink which offsets the extreme heating effects of climate change, but only to a limited degree. Pollution in marine environments such as the oceans, poses a threat to coastal communities by affecting the fauna and flora in the environment and the health of the nearby population. This has a disruptive effect on the health and economy of these communities.

Marine Pollution: Current Status, Impacts and Remedies emphasizes the limitations of marine resources that relevant environments provide. Readers will find chapters on methods to assess pollution as well as important information for identifying, measuring, and remediating various pollutants. The book also covers some known pollutants (heavy metals, organic pollutants, microplastics) and ways to manage these substances. Other issues covered in the book include problems caused by invasive species, and the ecological problems caused by pollutants which affect local fauna and flora.

This book will prove to be a useful resource for students, researchers, and policymakers, who are working in environmental science, marine conservation and allied fields.

Contributors

Editor(s):
De-Sheng Pei & Muhammad Junaid
Research Center for Environment and Health,
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Chongqing,
China




Contributor(s):
Abida Farooqi
Department of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i- Azam University
Islamabad 45320
Pakistan


Akshai Raj
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University Off Campus
Brookshabad, Port Blair – 744112
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
India


Altaf Hussain Narejo
Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan


Anjana K. Vala
Department of Life Sciences
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar-364 001
India


Araceli Verónica Flores Nardy Ribeiro
Coordenação de Licenciaturas – Instituto Federal de Educação
Ciência e Tecnologia do Espírito Santo, Avenida Vitória, 1729, CEP: 29.040-780
Vitória-ES
Brazil


Arnaud Victor dos Santos
Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – Universidade do Estado da Bahia
Rua Silveira Martins, 2555, CEP: 41.150-000, Cabula
Salvador-BA
Brazil


Asmat S. Siddiqui
Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan


Ayesha Gul
Department of Biosciences COMSATS
Institute of Information Technology Park Road
Islamabad
Pakistan


Bharti P. Dave
Department of Life Sciences
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar-364 001
India
/
Department of Biosciences
School of Sciences, Indrashil University
Rajpur - Kadi - 382740
India


Bhumi K. Sachaniya
Department of Life Sciences
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar-364 001
India


Barbilina Pam
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
Pondicherry University Off Campus, Brookshabad, Port Blair – 744112
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
India


Chengjun Sun
Marine Ecology Center
the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Qingdao 266061
China


Daniel Carneiro Freitas
Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – Universidade do Estado da Bahia
Rua Silveira Martins, 2555, CEP: 41.150-000, Cabula
Salvador-BA
Brazil


De-Sheng Pei
Research Center for Environment and Health
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chongqing, 400714
China


Deedar Nabi
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology, Sector H-12
Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan


Donat-P. Häder
Department of Biology
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
91054 Erlangen
Germany


Dongdong Song
Guandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China


D.B.K.K. Sabith
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University Off Campus
Brookshabad, Port Blair – 744112
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
India


Fenghua Jiang
Marine Ecology Center
the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Qingdao 266061
China


Fakhar I. Abbass
Bioresource Research Centre Bazar road
Islamabad
Pakistan


Haresh Z. Panseriya
Department of Life Sciences
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar-364 001
India
/
Department of Biosciences
School of Sciences, Indrashil Universit
Rajpur - Kadi - 382740
India


Haren B. Gosai
Department of Life Sciences
Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
Bhavnagar-364 001
India
/
Department of Biosciences
School of Sciences, Indrashil Universit
Rajpur - Kadi - 382740
India


Joselito Nardy Ribeiro
Centro de Ciências da Saúde – Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
Avenida Maruípe, S/N, CEP: 29.042-751
Vitória-ES
Brazil


Jingxi Li
Marine Ecology Center
the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Qingdao 266061
China


Kanza Naseer
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology
Sector H-12, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan


Lizhao Chen
Guandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China


Li Zhang
Guandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China


Lourdes Cardoso de Souza Neta
Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – Universidade do Estado da Bahia
Rua Silveira Martins, 2555, CEP: 41.150-000, Cabula
Salvador-BA
Brazil


Madson de Godoi Pereira
Departamento de Ciências Exatas e da Terra – Universidade do Estado da Bahia
Rua Silveira Martins, 2555, CEP: 41.150-000, Cabula
Salvador-BA
Brazil


Mazhar Iqbal Zafar
Department of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i- Azam University
Islamabad 45320
Pakistan


Mehtabidah Ali
Department of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i- Azam University
Islamabad 45320
Pakistan


Muhammad Junaid
Research Center for Environment and Health
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chongqing, 400714
China
/
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100049
China


Muhammad Arshad
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology
Sector H-12, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan


Muhammad Arif Ali
Department of Soil Science
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University
Multan
Pakistan


Muhammed A. Gondal
Department of Biosciences COMSATS
Institute of Information Technology Park Road
Islamabad
Pakistan


M. Ramiro Pastorinho
CICS-UBI
Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior
Covilhã
Portugal
/
Department of Biology
University of Evora
Evora
Portugal
/
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Beira Interior
Covilhã
Portugal


Naima Hamid
ResearchCenterforEnvironmentandHealth
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chongqing, 400714
China
/
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100049
China


Nayab Kanwal
Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan


Nirmaladevi D. Shrinithivihahshinia
Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Environmental Management
School of Environmental Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024
Tamil Nadu
India


Noor U. Saher
Centre of Excellence in Marine Biology
University of Karachi
Karachi
Pakistan


Peng Zhang
Guandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China


P.M. Mohan
Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology
Pondicherry University Off Campus, Brookshabad, Port Blair – 744112
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
India


Rajendran Viji
Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology Laboratory, Department of Environmental Management
School of Environmental Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli – 620 024
Tamil Nadu
India


Rabeea Zafar
Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Sciences and Technology
Sector H-12, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan
/
Department of Home and Health Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University
Sector H-8, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan


Ricardo Teles Pais
CICS-UBI
Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior
Covilhã
Portugal


Riffat Naseem Malik
Department of Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Biological Sciences, Quaid-i- Azam University
Islamabad 45320
Pakistan


Shahbaz Ahmad
Institute of Agricultural Sciences
University of the Punjab
Lahore 54590
Pakistan


Sen Du
Guandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Marine Biology
South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Guangzhou
China


Thelma Jeyasingh
Department of Zoology
Thiagarajar College, Madurai-625009
Tamilnadu
India


Wei Cao
Marine Ecology Center
the First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources
Qingdao 266061
China


Yan-Ling Chen
Research Center for Environment and Health
Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chongqing 400714
China


Zaheer Ahmed
Department of Home and Health Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Allama Iqbal Open University
Sector H-8, Islamabad, 44000
Pakistan


Zahid Iqbal
Department of Pharmacology
Al-Nafees Medical College & Hospital, Isra University
Islamabad Campus, Islamabad
Pakistan