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Each Thematic Issue takes an in-depth look at a key area of environmental research with policy relevance, providing a guide to the latest research in the field.

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Issue 46

Coastal zones: achieving sustainable management – December 2014

Linking land and the sea, coastal zones are unique areas, highly diverse in species, habitats and ecosystems and very important to human activities. But there is a mounting stress on these valuable ecosystems from economic, social and environmental pressures. This Thematic Issue presents key pieces of research that demonstrate tools and experiences for achieving more sustainable coastal ecosystems, and highlights that policy action must continue to strive for significantly improved management.