Summit Book

Overview

As part of the nine-volume Book Series on the Galapagos Islands (Stephen J. Walsh & Carlos F. Mena, Series Editors), and published by Springer Nature, an edited book will be developed by the invited author and others from the papers and presentations delivered at the World Summit on Island Sustainability.

The Book will be edited by Stephen Walsh (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Carlos Mena (Universidad San Francisco de Quito), Jill Stewart (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Juan Pablo Muñoz (University of the Sunshine Coast). The book will feature 20–30 chapters, color graphics, and a forward & preface written by noted experts on island sustainability. The tentative publication date is slated for Spring 2023, with papers due to the editors by September 1, 2022. Papers will be relatively brief to include a diversity of authors and topics, approximately 4000-5000 words per chapter.

Tentative Book Structure

ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS: CHALLENGES TO SUSTAINABILITY

(Papers from the World Summit, June 26–⁠30, 2022, San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Archipelago of Ecuador)

Stephen J. Walsh, Carlos F. Mena, Jill Stewart, Juan Pablo Muñoz, Guest Editors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, EC, University of the Sunshine Coast, AUS

I. Dedication to the GSC 10th Anniversary

II. Preface to the Book – Darwin’s Legacy & Island Sustainability

II. Foreword to the Book – Threats to Island Sustainability

III. Island Sustainability: Integrating Science & Conservation

IV. Island Ecosystems – Challenges to Sustainability (Case Studies)

a. Global Example 1: Hawaii Urban Systems

b. Global Example 2: Land Use in Island Countries – A Meta-Review of Literature on Demographic Aspects and Tourism Impacts

c. Global Example 3: Food Security & Invasive Species

d. Global Example 4: Marine Fisheries

V. Island Ecosystems – Social Sub-Systems

a. Galapagos Example 1: One Health in the Galapagos Islands

b. Galapagos Example 2: Human Dimension in the Galapagos Islands

c. Galapagos Example 3: Water and Pathogens in the Galapagos Islands

d. Global Example 1: Marine & Social Systems in Coastal Environments

VI. Island Ecosystems – Terrestrial Sub-Systems

a. Galapagos Example 1: Ecohydrology & Invasive Species

b. Galapagos Example 2: Land cover/Land Use Change

c. Galapagos Example 3: Soils and Land Resources in the Galapagos

d. Galapagos Example 4: Native & Invasive Species at the Molecular Scale

VII. Island Ecosystems – Marine Sub-Systems

a. Galapagos Example 1: Marine Cruises & Expeditions

b. Galapagos Example 2: Plastics & Microplastics

c. Galapagos Example 3: Animal Health & Behavior

d. Galapagos Example 4: Marine Protected Areas

VIII. Island Ecosystems – Interdisciplinary Science for Conservation & Sustainability

a. Galapagos Example 1: Household Livelihoods and Galapagos Fishers

b. Global Example 1: International Programs

c. Global Examples 2: Pacific Islands

d. Global Examples 3: South Pacific

IX. Island Sustainability – Sustainability: Paths Forward in the Galapagos & Beyond

a. Global Programs/Networks, Opportunities & Challenges

b. Galapagos Programs/Networks, Opportunities & Challenges

c. Synthesis of New Directions for Sustainability

d. Island Futures

Previous 9 Books in the Series

Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Evolution from the Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve

Darwin, Darwinism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Disease Ecology

Science and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Evolution from the Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve

Darwin, Darwinism and Conservation in the Galapagos Islands

Disease Ecology

Understanding Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments

Urban Galapagos

Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands

Understanding Invasive Species in the Galapagos Islands

Sustainable Energy Mix in Fragile Environments

Urban Galapagos

Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands

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