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Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management

Eugenio Martinez-Falero, Susana Martin-Fernandez, Antonio D. Garcia-Abril
March 09, 2018

Forest management has evolved from a mercantilist view to a multi-functional one that integrates economic, social, and ecological aspects. However, the issue of sustainability is not yet resolved. Quantitative Techniques in Participatory Forest Management brings together global research in three...

Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing, Second Edition

Jie Shan, Charles K. Toth
March 05, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of topographic LiDAR principles, systems, data acquisition, and data processing techniques. Ranging and scanning fundamentals, and broad, contemporary analysis of airborne LiDAR systems, as well as those situated on land and in space are covered. Also...

Urban Remote Sensing

Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba
March 05, 2018

Earth observation technology, in conjunction with in situ data collection, can be used to observe, monitor, measure, and model many of the components that comprise urban ecosystems cycles. Over the past decade, urban remote sensing has rapidly emerged as a new frontier in the Earth observation...

Nanotechnology and the Resource Fallacy

Stephen L. Gillett
March 05, 2018

Dwindling global supplies of conventional energy and materials resources are widely thought to severely constrain, or even render impossible, a "first-world" lifestyle for the bulk of Earth’s inhabitants. This bleak prospect, however, is wrong. Current energy resources are used grotesquely...

Sustainability: A Way to Abundance

Corrado Sommariva
March 01, 2018

The book describes mechanisms whereby the Earth naturally thrives towards energy and resources abundance and how unsustainable industrial practices alter this trend. The role of technology in addressing sustainably mankind demand for affluence reversing the environmental damage are illustrated...

Industrial Hygiene: Improving Worker Health through an Operational Risk Approach

Frances Alston, Emily J. Millikin, Willie Piispanen
February 27, 2018

Most of the industrial hygiene books on the market present traditional/basic fundamentals of the discipline. This book will distinguish itself because it integrates risk management techniques into managing and protecting workers and the public. The application and integration of risk into the...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
February 19, 2018

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

Sea Ice Image Processing with MATLAB®

Qin Zhang, Roger Skjetne
February 16, 2018

The ice concentration data on a global scale are available on a daily basis due to microwave satellite sensors. Image processing for sea ice is vital to estimate the sea ice properties and understand the behavior of sea ice especially on a relatively small scale. Currently, sea ice concentration is...

Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within...

Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB®

Stefano Marsili-Libelli
February 12, 2018

Explore the inner workings of environmental processes using a mathematical approach. Environmental Systems Analysis with MATLAB® combines environmental science concepts and system theory with numerical techniques to provide a better understanding of how our environment works. The book focuses on...

Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management

Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, Peter G. Wells
February 12, 2018

This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information—particularly scientific information—plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries,...

Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation

Fabrizio Berizzi, Marco Martorella, Elisa Giusti
February 12, 2018

Based on the experiences of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Telecommunication (CNIT), Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation presents the most recent...