Environmental Science

Environmental & Ecological Risk Assessment

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Marine Pollution and Climate Change

Andres Hugo Arias, Jorge Eduardo Marcovecchio
September 11, 2017

This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global...

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health

Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Mitchell H. Gail
August 30, 2017

Absolute Risk: Methods and Applications in Clinical Management and Public Health provides theory and examples to demonstrate the importance of absolute risk in counseling patients, devising public health strategies, and clinical management. The book provides sufficient technical detail to allow...

System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Nicholas J. Bahr
August 02, 2017

We all know that safety should be an integral part of the systems that we build and operate. The public demands that they are protected from accidents, yet industry and government do not always know how to reach this common goal. This book gives engineers and managers working in companies and...

Real-Time Environmental Monitoring: Sensors and Systems

Miguel F. Acevedo
July 26, 2017

The natural environment is complex and changes continuously at varying paces. Many, like the weather, we notice from day to day. However, patterns and rhythms examined over time give us the bigger picture. These weather statistics become climate and help us build an understanding of the patterns of...

Basics of Ecotoxicology

Donald W. Sparling
July 26, 2017

The material presented in this textbook will not require the need for prior knowledge of chemistry, biology, or statistics to be understood, rather, it will provide sufficient related background information leading to a competency to clearly understand ecotoxicology concepts and topics....

Linking Aquatic Exposure and Effects: Risk Assessment of Pesticides

Theo C. Brock
June 30, 2017

Time-variable exposure profiles of pesticides are more often the rule than exception in the surface waters of agricultural landscapes. There is, therefore, a need to adequately address the uncertainties arising from time-variable exposure profiles in the aquatic risk assessment procedure for...

Bioassays with Arthropods, Third Edition

Jacqueline L. Robertson, Moneen Marie Jones, Efren Olguin, Brad Alberts
June 14, 2017

Imagine a statistics book for bioassays written by a statistician. Next, imagine a statistics book for bioassays written for a layman. Bioassays with Arthropods, Third Edition offers the best of both worlds by translating the terse, precise language of the statistician into language used by the...

Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil

Andreas Schaeffer, Paul J. van den Brink, Fred Heimbach, Simon P. Hoy, Frank M.W. de Jong, Jorg Rombke, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jose P. Sousa
June 14, 2017

Based on discussions at the 2007 SETAC Europe PERAS Workshop in Coimbra, Semi-Field Methods for the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pesticides in Soil presents a timely summary of state-of-the-art higher-tier terrestrial risk assessment of plant protection products (PPPs). Influential regulators,...

Flood Hazards: Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment

Jessica Lamond, Colin Booth, Felix Hammond, David Proverbs
June 14, 2017

A 360-degree view of the response to flood risk As major flooding events around the world show, the impact of flooding on the built environment can cause widespread chaos. These flood events form part of a wider pattern of increasing flood frequency coupled with increased vulnerability of the...

Environmental Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems: A Case Study

Claude Amiard-Triquet, Philip S. Rainbow
June 13, 2017

Estuaries in every country exemplify the same paradox — they are among the most productive ecosystems and also among the most impacted by anthropogenic activities. And although estuarine biodiversity is key to the ecological and economic health of coastal regions, estuaries are exposed to toxic...

Application of Uncertainty Analysis to Ecological Risks of Pesticides

William J. Warren-Hicks, Andy Hart
May 31, 2017

While current methods used in ecological risk assessments for pesticides are largely deterministic, probabilistic methods that aim to quantify variability and uncertainty in exposure and effects are attracting growing interest from industries and governments. Probabilistic methods offer more...

Global Environmental Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice

Charles H. Eccleston, Frederic March
May 22, 2017

Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic...