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Ecological Sustainability: Understanding Complex Issues

Robert B. Northrop, Anne N. Connor
October 12, 2017

Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to...

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services

Domingo Alcaraz-Segura, Carlos Marcelo Di Bella, Julieta Veronica Straschnoy
October 12, 2017

A balanced review of differing approaches based on remote sensing tools and methods to assess and monitor biodiversity, carbon and water cycles, and the energy balance of terrestrial ecosystem. Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services highlights the advantages Earth observation technologies offer...

Molt in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria

Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe
October 11, 2017

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year...

Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition

Donald Wilhite, Roger S. Pulwarty
October 11, 2017

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management,...

Remote Sensing for Landscape Ecology: New Metric Indicators

Ricardo D. Lopez, Robert C. Frohn
October 06, 2017

This book provides the practical basis for the use of remote sensing to accomplish landscape ecological projects, through the merging of theory and practice, with examples. This is a specialized application and both these topics have evolved rapidly in the past decade. This evolution is not in the...

Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices

Adam D. K. Abelkop, John D. Graham, Todd V. Royer
September 30, 2017

Developed from the efforts of a multiyear, international project examining how persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals are evaluated and managed, Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals: Technical Aspects, Policies, and Practices focuses on improving the processes that...

Handbook of Chemical Regulations: Benchmarking, Implementation, and Engineering Concepts

Martha J. Boss, Brad Boss, Cybil Boss, Dennis W. Day
September 30, 2017

The first book of its kind, Handbook of Chemical Regulations: Benchmarking, Implementation, and Engineering Concepts introduces the concept of global harmonization and interlinks between regulations and examines the reasons behind major requirements for chemical manufacture, article production, and...

Spectral Methods in Geodesy and Geophysics

Christopher Jekeli
September 28, 2017

The text develops the principal aspects of applied Fourier analysis and methodology with the main goal to inculcate a different way of perceiving global and regional geodetic and geophysical data, namely from the perspective of the frequency, or spectral, domain rather than the spatial domain. The...

Geocryology: Characteristics and Use of Frozen Ground and Permafrost Landforms

Stuart A. Harris, Anatoli Brouchkov, Cheng Guodong
September 28, 2017

This book provides a general survey of Geocryology, which is the study of frozen ground called permafrost. Frozen ground is the product of cold climates as well as a variety of environmental factors. Its major characteristic is the accumulation of large quantities of ice which may exceed 90% by...

Introduction to Environmental Toxicology: Molecular Substructures to Ecological Landscapes, Fifth Edition

Wayne Landis, Ruth Sofield, Ming-Ho Yu
September 25, 2017

The fifth edition includes new sections on the use of adverse outcome pathways, how climate change changes how we think about toxicology, and a new chapter on contaminants of emerging concern. Additional information is provided on the derivation of exposure-response curves to describe toxicity and...

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests

L. Katherine Kirkman, Steven B. Jack
September 12, 2017

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests is a timely synthesis of the current understanding of the natural dynamics and processes in longleaf pine ecosystems. This book beautifully illustrates how incorporation of basic ecosystem knowledge and an understanding of socioeconomic...

Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science

Laurent Seuront
September 12, 2017

Ecologists sometimes have a less-than-rigorous background in quantitative methods, yet research within this broad field is becoming increasingly mathematical. Written in a step-by-step fashion, Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science provides scientists with a basic understanding...

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