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Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops

Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops

1st Edition

Ralph C. Martin, Rod MacRae
June 19, 2019

The use of organic management practices in field cropping continues to rise globally, and these methods have proven to be a viable way to produce food with reduced resource use and environmental damage. Managing Energy, Nutrients, and Pests in Organic Field Crops challenges the popular...

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,...

Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism

Environmental Restoration and Design for Recreation and Ecotourism

1st Edition

Robert L. France
November 16, 2011

A wetland center in London, parks in downtown San Francisco, a wildlife sanctuary in Arcata, and a wetlands park on the outskirts of Las Vegas—what do these urban and suburban locations have in common? They are leading examples of a new restoration design approach that is squarely placed at the...

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...

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...

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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