Editorial, M. Munawar.
Preface, A.H. Al-Otaibi.
Salutation, C.R.C. Sheppard.
Foreword. N.Y. Khan, M. Munawar, ARG. Price.

The Gulf Ecosystem: biogeophysical setting.
Physical and human geography, N.Y. Khan.
Geological oceanography of the Arabian Gulf, A.N. Al- Ghadban.
Meteorology and climate, R.M. Reynolds.
Oceanography, R.M. Reynolds.
Coastal and marine ecology, D.A. Jones, A.R.G. Price, F. Al-Yamani, A. Al-Zaidan.
Biodiversity; A.R.G. Price, DA. Jones, F Krupp.

Human stressors.

Oil and petroleum industry, P. Literathy, N.Y. Khan, O. Linden.
Non-oil industry, S. W. Fowler.
Power and desalination plants, H. Khordagui. Agrochemicals, S. W. Fowler

Habitat Degradation and Wider Impacts.

Dredging and infilling, A. N. Al-Ghadban, A.R.G. Price.
Urban wastes and disposal, S. AI-Muzaini, M.U. Beg.
Changes in riverine input and loss of wetlands, F.Y. Al-Yamani, N.Y. Khan.
Fishing and mariculture, J.M. Bishop.
Impact of wars; The Gulf War l990-91, O. Linden, T. Husain.
Atmospheric fallout, T. Husain, E. Memon.

Ecosystem Health.

Aquatic ecosystem health of the Arabian Gulf: Status and research needs, M. Munawar, A.R.G. Price, I.F. Munawar, S. Carou, H. Niblock, J. Lorimer.
Seafood contamination, M. Sadiq, T. Saeed, S. W. Fowler.
Human-induced global climate change: predicted effects and implications for the Gulf, J.T. Hardy.
Framework for ecological risk assessment: deterministic and probabilistic analyses, T. Husain, R. Sadiq, Mukhtasor, A.A. Khan.


Legal and institutional frameworks, N. Y. Khan, A.R.G. Price.
Integrated coastal zone management, A.R.G. Price, N.Y. Khan.
Marine protected areas, F. Krupp.
Integrated regional database management systems, A.R.G. Price, A.N. Al-Ghadban.
Environmental trends and integrated management of the Gulf, N.Y. Khan, M. Munawar A.R.G. Price

Subject Index (P. Buchanan).