Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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Coastal region and small island papers 5

   Subject index
B C D E F G H I J L M N O P R S T V W
Agriculture 8
Algae 34
Amerindians 2
Artists 16
Barometric pressure 9
Bananas 18
Beaches 22, 24-28, 32, 42
  Accretion 26
  Changes 24
  Conflicts 29
  Erosion 26, 27, 50, 57
  Nourishment 28
  Observations 28
  Structures (see Sea defences)
  Types 24
  Users 25, 29
Biological diversity 45
  Convention on 45, 47, 54
Birds 32-33, 39
Bivalves 26
Boat races 21
Boats 20, 23, 27, 32-33
Building construction 26, 33
Canary Current 7
Caribbean Sea Project 57-58
Cartagena Convention 53
Cliffs 24, 50
Climate Change 47
  Framework Convention 47-48
Columbus, Christopher 2, 11, 16
Commensalism 35
Community management 29, 49, 58, 59
Conch 32-33, 40
Conflict resolution 25, 28, 29, 59
Conservation 49
Conventions, international 45-48, 52-55
Coral bleaching 36
Coral reefs 1, 18-19, 22, 27, 32-33, 34, 41, 49
  Atolls 41
  Barrier reefs 41
  Fringing reefs 41
Currents, oceanic 7
Deforestation 1, 45
Diatoms 34, 36
Disasters 9, 22, 31, 57
Divers 27, 29, 30
Dunes 25, 28
  erosion 25, 50

Earthquakes 4-5, 9
Economics 22,
27, 31, 33, 39, 47, 57
Ecosystems 34, 37, 45, 47
El Niņo 7, 8,
26
Environmental impact assessment
26
Equator 6, 9
Equatorial Current 7

Famine 1
Faults 5
Fertilisers 18
Fish 23, 32, 38, 42, 43
  Habitats 23, 38, 42
  Species 23, 32, 38, 42, 43
  Stocks declining 23
Fishers 8, 9, 20, 25, 28, 29, 32-33, 55
Fishing 8, 20, 23, 27, 50, 59
  Anchovy 8
  Artisanal 20, 50
  Beach 27
  Commercial 23
  Drift net 23
  Dynamite 23, 27
  Foreign 23, 59
  Long lining 23
  Trawlers 23
Floods 8, 38, 47
Florida Current 7
Food chains 36
Food webs 35, 36, 37
Forest fires 8, 47
Forests 22
Forts 17
Frontal systems 26

Geology 4-5, 24
Gommier tree 19
Global Environmental Facility 48
Global warming 8, 47-48
Greenhouse gases 47-48
Groundwater 18
Gulf Stream 7

Human rights 57
Hurricanes 8, 9, 11-12, 13, 24-25, 26, 28, 38, 42, 47, 57

Ice Age 2
Indigenous people 2, 16
I n t e r g overnmental Panel on Climate Change 47

Jellyfish 40, 51
Jetties 26

La Niņa 8
Law of the Sea 52

Mangroves 24, 34, 38, 42, 49
Marine parks 49
MARPOL (Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) 55
Metamorphic rocks 5
Middle Passage 16, 31
Mitigation plan 12, 13
Molluscs 25

North Equatorial Current 7
North-east Trade Winds 6

Ocean, International Year of 31
Oil 22, 23, 31
  Exploration 22, 31
  Refinery 22, 31
  Tankers 22
Ozone layer 48

Pangaea 4
Parrotfish 42
Pesticides 1, 18
Petroglyphs 2
Pirates 16
Planning 28, 29
Plate tectonics 4-5
Photosynthesis 35
Plankton 35
Poems 3, 14-15, 51
Pollution 22, 23, 27, 51, 54, 55
  Land-based 23, 27, 51, 54
  Oil pollution 22, 54, 55
  Water pollution 22, 50
Population 12
Protected areas 54

Recreation 25, 42
Rift Valley, African 4
Rivers 1, 18, 22

San Andreas Fault 5
Sand mining 22, 25, 33
Sargasso Sea 7
Satellite monitoring 23
Science 9, 28
Sea anemones 35, 42
Sea defences 25, 26, 28
  Bulkheads 28
  Groynes 28
  Seawalls 28
Sea level 2
  Rise 26, 47
Seabed mining 49, 53, 59
Seagrass beds 34, 40, 49
Seaweed 30
Sedimentation 1
Shell fish 25, 30
Shrimp 35, 38
Slavery 1, 2, 16, 31
Soil erosion 18
Songs 3, 6, 16, 18, 22, 43
Springs, hot 5
Sustainable development 55-57
Symbiosis 36
Taino 2
Tides 9, 13, 38
  Diurnal 9
  Neap 9
  Range 9
  Spring 9
Tourism 16, 22, 25, 27, 29, 57
Toxic wastes 1
Trade 18
Tsunamis 10-12, 13
Turtles 23, 32, 40, 51
Vegetation 25, 28, 47, 50
Volcanoes 4-5, 9, 10
Warning systems 13
Waves 24, 26-27, 42
West Indian Federation 2, 3
Whales 20, 23, 34, 36, 45
Winds 6, 8, 9
World Conference on Science 57
World Heritage Site 17
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