Climate Change and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones

Climate Change and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones

Ahmed Karmaoui (Southern Center for Culture and Sciences (SCCS), Morocco)
Release Date: February, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 408
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7387-6
ISBN13: 9781522573876|ISBN10: 1522573879|EISBN13: 9781522573883|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522591467
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Description:

Ecosystems provide services that are crucial and beneficial to the human population. The management and conservation of these services can assure the wellbeing of the local population.

Climate Change and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones is an essential reference source that studies the effects of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in dry regions and examines various strategic local, national, and international policy developments to help overcome these impacts. Featuring research on topics such as poverty reduction, climate change, and adaption policies, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, policymakers, government officials, academicians, researchers, and technology developers who want to improve their understanding of climate change impact, vulnerability, and sustainability, and the strategic role of adaptation and mitigation.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptation Policies
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Ecosystems
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Food Security
  • Forest Ecosystems
  • Health
  • Marine Ecosystems
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Tropical Diseases
  • Water
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Editor/Author Biographies

Ahmed Karmaoui started his academic career as Research Fellow at Cadi Ayyad University and awarded Ph.D. from Faculty of Semlalia; and as an associate editor at the International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, editor at several International Journals such as Journal of Research in Chemistry & Environment (SRI: JRCE), the International Journal of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Nanomedicine and Nanoscience Research Journal; as International Advisory Board member of the International Journal of ICT Research and Development in Africa (IJICTRDA), and the International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD). He is a Member of the Asian Council of Science Editors. KARMAOUI has reviewed for 61 international journals, graduated from Publons Academy, and awarded Top 1% of international Reviewers (2018) by Publons (part of CLARIVATE, supported by WEB OF SCIENCE). He has published various peer-reviewed international journal articles and book chapters on a range of environmental topics. He is currently the president of the Southern Center for Culture and Science, Morocco. Broad areas of his research interests include ecosystem services assessment.

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