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Ecology, Impact Assessment, and Environmental Planning (Environmental Science & Technology)by Walter E. Westman
Synopses & Reviews
The first integrated text on applied ecology, ecologicalimpact assessment and environmental planning written by abiological ecologist with extensive experience in bothplanning and geography. Ecology critically reviews currentmethods of assessment and provides the conceptual andmethodological basis for advancing the field. It also offers adetailed discussion of legal and planning issues by reviewingcurrent environmental legislation, discussing risk analysisand decision making techniques, and presenting quantitativeeconomic and non-economic techniques for evaluating ecologicalimpacts.
Table of Contents
Ecological Impact Assessment as a Discipline.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, PUBLIC POLICY, AND DECISION MAKING.
Environmental Law: Planning Approaches and Ecological Constraints.
Environmental Decision Making.
SUMMARIZING AND EVALUATING IMPACTS.
PREDICTING IMPACTS: THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.
PREDICTING IMPACTS: THE BIOTA.
Structure and Function of Biological Communities.
Ecotoxicology: Assessing Impacts of Pollutants on Biota.
Sampling and Analysis of Ecological Data.
Species and Landscape Diversity.
Succession and Resilience of Ecosystems.
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