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01.Ecology of Hierarchical Landscapes: From Theory to Application
02.Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling
03.Global Harms: Ecological Crime and Speciesism
04.Endangered Species: New Research
05.Progress in Environmental Microbiology
06.Grassland Biodiversity: Habitat Types, Ecological Processes and Environmental Impacts
07.Forest Medicine
08.Pelagic Sharks, Fisheries Management and Conservation: Past, Present, and Future
09.Ecological Economics Research Trends
10.Forest Fires: Detection, Suppression and Prevention
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Editors: Nikolas J. Kudrow
Book Description:
Natural resources conservation consists of reducing soil erosion, enhancing water supplies, improving water quality, increasing wildlife habitat, and reducing damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.This new book examines dynamic issues from around the globe in this important and growing field which is beginning to capture the public's interest.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Soil: a precious natural resource; pp. 1-48
(C. Bini—Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Venice, Venezia, Italy)

Chapter 2. Carbon Sequestration in Soil: The role of the Crop Plant Residues; pp. 49-70
(Silvia Salati, Manuela Spagnol and Fabrizio Adani—Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale – DiProVe, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 3. Collagen waste as secondary industrial raw material; pp. 71-100
(F. Langmaier, P. Mokrejs—Institute of Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Technology, T. Bata University, nam. TGM 275, Czech Republic)

Chapter 4. Biodiversity conservation and management in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: Every fragment must be considered; pp. 101-136
(Roseli Pellens, Philippe Grandcolas, UMR 5202 CNRS Dept. Systematique et Evolution, Museum national d'histoire naturelle,paris,France, Irene Garay, Laboratorio de Gestao da Biodiversidade, Int. de Biologia,Brazil)

Chapter 5. Conservation of Araucaria Forest in Brazil: the role of genetics and biotechnology; pp. 137-152
(Valdir Marcos, Stefenon, Leocir, José Welter—Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Mexican Fish: a fauna in threat; pp. 153-167
(Marina Y. De la Vega-Salazar—A. P.Refugia Concervation ofEecobiodiversity Center A. C. Norte 87-a # 36 Colonia Cleveria Azcapotzalco D.F. Mexico. Cp. 02080)

Chapter 7. Application of LCA to a Comparison of the Global Warming Potential of Industrial and Artisanal Fishing in the State of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); pp. 169-180
(D. P. Souza, K. R. A. Nunes, R. Valle, A. M. Carneiro, F. M. Mendonça, UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) - COPPE – Industrial Engineering ProgramRio de Janeiro - RJ – Brazil, and others)

Chapter 8. The Conservation Conundrum of Introduced Wil; pp.181-190
(Christopher A. Lepczyk and Lasha-Lynn H. Salbosa—Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI)

Chapter 9. Utilization of Bovids in Traditional Folk Medicine and Their Implications for Conservation; pp.191-206
(Rômulo Romeu da Nóbrega Alves, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Wedson de Medeiros Silva Souto, José da Silva Mourão, Departamento de Biologia, Universidade Estadual da Paraíba, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 10. Theoretical Perspectives on the Effects of Habitat Destruction on Populations and Communi; pp. 207-234
(Matthew R. Falcy—Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA)

Chapter 11. Environmental Uncertainity and Quantum Knowledge?; pp. 225-235
(Christine Henon—LC – 69260 Charbonnières les Bains)

Chapter 12. Sustainable Waste Management and Climatic Change; pp. 237-247
(Terry Tudor—School of Applied Sciences, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK)


      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 271 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-178-9
   Status: AV
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