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Applied Ecology and Environmental Management #1: Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition

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Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, the Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition brings together world-class editors and contributors who have been at the forefront of ecosystem health assessment research for decades, to provide a sound approach to environmental management and sustainable development.

Significantly updated and expanded, this authoritative resource details a proven framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators for ecosystem health assessment. It guides readers through the application of this framework to a wide range of ecosystems, including wetlands, estuaries, coastal zones, lakes, forests, marine ecosystems, lagoons, agricultural systems, landscapes, and rivers. The text synthesizes material from a variety of books, journals, and private research, to consider biodiversity, energy needs, ecological economics, and natural capital in the measurement of ecological health.

Organized for ease of reference, the first part of the handbook provides the required theoretical background. It presents a complete overview of all relevant ecological indicators?including thermodynamics, resilience estimates, exergy, and emergy indicators. The second part focuses on how to effectively apply the ecological indicators to a number of important ecosystems. It includes many examples and case studies that clearly illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of each method for specific applications.

Offering first-hand insight and practical guidance from practitioners in the field, this complete resource supplies the tools and the well-rounded understanding required to diagnose the health of virtually any ecosystem with much improved accuracy.

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This reference is a substantially updated and expanded second edition on environmental management and sustainable development. It offers a blueprint for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health assessment, in a range of types of ecosystems, including estuaries, wetlands, coastal zones, landscapes, rivers and lakes, forests, marine, lagoons, and agricultural lands. The authors first provide theoretical background and follow with instruction on how to use ecological indicators. Editors Costanza (environment and natural resources, U. of Vermont), Jorgensen (environmental chemistry, Copenhagen U., Denmark), Xu (College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, China), and 39 co-authors contributed to the book. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Now updated, this volume provides a comprehensive account of ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It's useful for environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers.

Synopsis:

The field of ecosystem health explores the interactions between natural systems, human health, and social organization. As decision makers require a sound, modular approach to environmental management and sustainable development, ecosystem health assessment indicators are increasingly used across any number of applications. The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive account and guidebook to ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems.

The book presents a conceptual framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health, such as thermodynamics, resilience estimates, exergy, and emergy indicators. This framework is applied in a series of chapters on major ecosystem types, including coastal areas, forests, wetlands, fisheries, and agricultural land. The authors take into account biodiversity, energy needs, ecological economics, and natural capital in their measurement of ecological health. Using material synthesized from a variety of books, journals, and private research, the book presents first-hand accounts of the indicators, used in several different types of ecosystems. Case studies highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each method as well.

The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health explains what is needed to apply the methods and indicators, including theoretical background and modeling techniques, to evaluate the state of a given ecosystem. It will be useful for a wide range of environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers in government and non-governmental organizations worldwide.

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The field of ecosystem health explores the interactions between natural systems, human health, and social organization. Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive account of ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It presents a conceptual framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health and applies this framework in a series of chapters on major ecosystem types, including coastal areas, forests, wetlands, fisheries, and agricultural land. This text will be useful for a wide range of professionals, including those in government agencies worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439809365
Author:
Jorgensen, Sven E.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Editor:
Xu, Fu-Liu
Editor:
Costanza, Robert
Subject:
Environmental - General
Subject:
Environmental indicators.
Subject:
Ecosystem health
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Description:
New
Series:
Applied Ecology and Environmental Management
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
498

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"Synopsis" by , Now updated, this volume provides a comprehensive account of ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It's useful for environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers.
"Synopsis" by , The field of ecosystem health explores the interactions between natural systems, human health, and social organization. As decision makers require a sound, modular approach to environmental management and sustainable development, ecosystem health assessment indicators are increasingly used across any number of applications. The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive account and guidebook to ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems.

The book presents a conceptual framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health, such as thermodynamics, resilience estimates, exergy, and emergy indicators. This framework is applied in a series of chapters on major ecosystem types, including coastal areas, forests, wetlands, fisheries, and agricultural land. The authors take into account biodiversity, energy needs, ecological economics, and natural capital in their measurement of ecological health. Using material synthesized from a variety of books, journals, and private research, the book presents first-hand accounts of the indicators, used in several different types of ecosystems. Case studies highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each method as well.

The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health explains what is needed to apply the methods and indicators, including theoretical background and modeling techniques, to evaluate the state of a given ecosystem. It will be useful for a wide range of environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers in government and non-governmental organizations worldwide.

"Synopsis" by , The field of ecosystem health explores the interactions between natural systems, human health, and social organization. Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health provides a comprehensive account of ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It presents a conceptual framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health and applies this framework in a series of chapters on major ecosystem types, including coastal areas, forests, wetlands, fisheries, and agricultural land. This text will be useful for a wide range of professionals, including those in government agencies worldwide.
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