By Liqiang Xu

This learn describes the basics of assessing the vulnerability of coral islands, in addition to environmental administration and source exploitation. utilizing seabird subfossils, comparable to bones, guano, eggshells etc., that have been good preserved at the Xisha Islands within the South China Sea, the writer identifies the impacts of weather switch and human task on seabird populations and diets. figuring out the previous is of serious significance for predicting the long run, and seabird subfossils supply beneficial info, which might be used to review alterations in seabird ecology, paleoceanography and palaeoclimate. in addition, this examine proposes reading the biogeochemical biking of a few components found in the geosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere.

Dr. Liqiang Xu works on the Hefei collage of know-how, China.

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1 Brief summary of scientific expeditions to the Xisha Islandsa Year 1928 1947 1973–1974 1974 1978 1983–1984 1991 2003–2004, 2008 Organizer The Xisha Islands Investigation Committee Academia Sinica, Sun Yat-Sen University South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS Institute of Soil Science CAS; Institute of Zoology CAS; South China Institute of Botany; Institute of Geography CAS; Xiamen University South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, CAS; South China Sea Fleet Institute of Marine Geology, Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources Hainan Ocean Administration Content Geography, culture, current, climate, resource etc.

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