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Land Use Scenarios: Environmental Consequences of Development

Land Use Scenarios: Environmental Consequences of Development

1st Edition

Alan W. Shearer, David A. Mouat, Scott D. Bassett, Michael W. Binford, Craig W. Johnson, Justin A. Saarinen, Alan W. Gertler, Julide Koracin
November 15, 2017

Any alteration of the natural processes occurring on a piece of land will have expected as well as unanticipated effects, and those effects have little regard for arbitrary human boundaries. Consequently, it is not enough for land managers to consider only how they might maintain the parcels for...

Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests

Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests

2nd Edition

John A. Stanturf
August 14, 2015

Humans have influenced the landscapes and forests throughout the temperate and boreal zones for millennia. Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, Second Edition focuses on the negative impact of human activity, and explains the importance of forest restoration as a way to repair habitat,...

Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes

Restorative Redevelopment of Devastated Ecocultural Landscapes

1st Edition

Robert L. France
July 19, 2010

A fusion of ecological restoration and sustainable development, restorative redevelopment represents an emerging paradigm for remediating landscapes. Rather than merely fixing the broken bits and pieces of nature, restorative development advocates the reuse of devastated landscapes to improve the...

Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

Wetland and Water Resource Modeling and Assessment: A Watershed Perspective

1st Edition

Wei Ji
December 13, 2007

As a wetland of international importance located in China, the Poyang Lake Basin's incredible topographical and biological diversity has provided a congregating point for scientists from around the world to engage in cross-disciplinary research. In particular, the International Conference on Poyang...

Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design

1st Edition

Robert L. France
October 18, 2007

What if environmentally damaged landscapes could not only be remediated from an ecological standpoint, but also designed to replenish an entire community as well as the nature surrounding it? The Handbook of Regenerative Landscape Design incorporates ecology, engineering, sociology, and design...

Porous Pavements

Porous Pavements

1st Edition

Bruce K. Ferguson
February 18, 2005

Pavements are the most ubiquitous of all man-made structures, and they have an enormous impact on environmental quality. They are responsible for hydrocarbon pollutants, excess runoff, groundwater decline and the resulting local water shortages, temperature increases in the urban "heat island," and...

The Economics of Groundwater Remediation and Protection

The Economics of Groundwater Remediation and Protection

1st Edition

Paul E. Hardisty, Ece Ozdemiroglu
December 20, 2004

Economic literature is often too theoretical for engineers and policymakers to put into practical use, while scientific literature on the remediation of contaminated aquifers rarely considers costs and benefits. Written by a hydrogeologist and an economist, The Economics of Groundwater Remediation...

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management

1st Edition

Susan W. Vince, Mary L. Duryea, Edward A. Macie, Annie Hermansen
November 29, 2004

Forests at the wildland-urban interface are at increasing risk due to the impacts of urbanization. Conserving and managing these forestlands for continued ecological and social benefits is a critical and complex challenge facing natural resource managers, land-use planners, and policymakers.Forests...

Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

1st Edition

John Gunn, Robert John Steedman, Richard Ryder
August 27, 2003

Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment brings together the work of a renowned international group of scientists who specialize in aquatic science and environmental management. They explore the functioning of Boreal Shield ecosystems, focusing on the lake trout,...

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design

Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design

1st Edition

Robert L. France
May 29, 2002

Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and...

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