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Authors: Marta S. Alonso and Irene M. Rubio 
Book Description:
Ecological management is focused on maintaining and enhancing the natural values of land to conserve biological diversity. Land protection alone, however, does little to preserve the character of a natural area if impacts such as the introduction of invasive alien plants, or hydrologic disturbances are not also addressed. With continuing alteration of the land by human activity, many ecosystems have become fragmented or reduced to isolated islands surrounded by agricultural fields or developed areas. Ecological management is the key to successful stewardship and can be subdivided into five general catagories: conservation planning, restoration, prescribed management, research and monitoring.This new book presents the latest research in the field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Integrating Exergy, Environment and Ecology: An Enhanced Approach to Environmental and Ecological Management pp. 1-75
(Marc A. Rosen, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)

Ethical Issues in Adaptive Management of Sub-Saharan Ecosocial Systems pp. 77-102
(Johann Baumgärtner, Institute of Agricultural Entomology, University of Milan, Italy, Center for the Analysis of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, CA, USA, Gianni Gilioli, Department of Management of Agricultural and Silvicultural Systems, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy, Center for the Analysis of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, CA, USA, Markus Huppenbauer, University Research Priority Program in Ethics, Unviersity of Zurich, Switzerland)

Selecting Environmental Systems Analysis Tools: Strengths and Weaknesses for Use in a Decision Support Tool pp. 103-121
(Belmiro Neto, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, Carolien Kroeze, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Leen Hordijk, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, Carlos Costa, Laboratory of Processes, Environment and Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal)

Simulating the Ecological Status of Changed Ecosystems by Holistic Applications of a new Stochastic-Dynamic Methodology (StDM) pp. 123-141
(João Alexandre Cabral, Edna Cabecinha, Mário Santos, Paulo Travassos and Pedro Silva-Santos, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal)

Assessing Population Viability for Ecosystem Management in the Western Forest Complex, Thailand pp. 143-163
(Yongyut Trisurat, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Anak Pattavavibool, Wildlife Conservation Society Thailand Program, Nonthaburi, Thailand)

Ecological Management via Catalysis: Detoxification of Chlorophenols in Water pp. 165-188
(Mark A. Keane, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland)

Virtual Reference River: A Model for Scientific Discovery and Reconciliation pp. 189-206
(Piotr Parasiewicz, Northeast Instream Habitat Program, Mount Holyoke College, MA, John Nestler, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, MS, N. LeRoy Poff, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, CO, R. Andrew Goodwin, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Portland, OR)

Stream Management in Mediterranean Ecosystems pp. 207-212
(Jesús D. Ortiz, Center for the Study of Mediterranean Rivers, Industrial Museum of the Ter River Passeig del Ter, Barcelona, Gora Merseburger, Department of Food Industries and Environmental Sciences, University of Vic, Barcelona, Spain)

Protected Areas Territorial Planning Based on A Heuristic Procedure pp. 213-233
(Marta Vidal, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Bahía Blanca, Departamento de Matemática, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina Bahía Blanca, Argentina, Adriana Verdiell, Departamento de Matemática, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina, María del Carmen Sabatini, Departamento de Agronomía, Universidad Nacional del Sur, San Andrés, Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Removing Algae with Electro-Coagulation Flotation pp. 235-243
(Jia Qian Jiang, Y.L. Xu, O.N. Mwabonje, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, M. Chipps, Research and Development, Thames Water, Spencer House, Reading, UK)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 4th Quarter
   Pages: 262 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-786-1
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
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