Rapid population growth in the southeastern coastal zone has had an important influence on both resource management policy at the federal, state, regional, and local levels and the findings of environmental impact studies. This volume presents papers from a symposium dealing with the complex problems resulting from the ever-increasing development of the southeastern coastal region. Offering an interdisciplinary approach to developing sustainable development concepts, these twenty-six papers represent a variety of disciplines—including economics, environmental health and sciences, marine science, and statistics—and cover such subjects as environmental resources, population trends, and policy issues related to sustainable development.
F. John Vernberg a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, was the first director of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research.
Winona B. Vernberg is a distinguished professor emerita at the University of South Carolina, where she also served as dean of the School of Public Health and as interim provost.
Thomas Siewicki has worked for twenty-three years at the National Marine Fisheries Service in Charleston, South Carolina, where he has conducted extensive research on coastal management issues and on the toxicology and metabolism of chemical, microbial, and natural toxin contaminants in seafood.