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Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity

Eva M. Spehn, Christian Korner
June 21, 2017

Thanks to advances in electronic archiving of biodiversity data and the digitization of climate and other geophysical data, a new era in biogeography, functional ecology, and evolutionary ecology has begun. In Data Mining for Global Trends in Mountain Biodiversity, Christian Korner, Eva M. Spehn,...

Environmental Pollutants and their Bioremediation Approaches

Ram Naresh Bharagava
June 20, 2017

This book is a compilation of detailed and latest knowledge on the various types of environmental pollutants released from various natural as well as anthropogenic sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as various bioremediation approaches for their...

Handbook of Chemicals and Safety

T.S.S. Dikshith
June 16, 2017

A host of chemical substances have become essential parts of human activities and requirements for societal development. Any kind of misuse and/or negligence in handling these substances can cause health disorders, poisoning, and fatalities among unprotected workers and members of the public...

Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change

Michael J. Kennish, Hans W. Paerl
June 16, 2017

Dynamic and productive ecosystems, coastal lagoons play an important role in local economies and often bear the brunt of coastal development, agricultural, and urban waste, overuse from fisheries, aquaculture, transportation, energy production, and other human activities. The features that make...

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...

Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective

John C. Ayers
June 14, 2017

This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and...

Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions

Dennis P. Nolan
June 14, 2017

An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions addresses the need for a comprehensive reference that provides a complete and sufficient description of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. Fostering clarity in communication...

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...

Fuzzy Logic and Hydrological Modeling

Zekai Sen
June 14, 2017

The hydrological sciences typically present grey or fuzzy information, making them quite messy and a choice challenge for fuzzy logic application. Providing readers with the first book to cover fuzzy logic modeling as it relates to water science, the author takes an approach that incorporates...

Environmental Economics for Watershed Restoration

Hale W. Thurston, Matthew T. Heberling, Alyse Schrecongost
June 14, 2017

Whether addressing pollution problems or helping protect a specific use, watershed associations are finding that the competition for funds is getting harder. While we can grasp the value of our streams for fishing or kayaking and other services, or their cultural value, or their value to an...

Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

Duncan L. Hughes, James Gore, Michele P. Brossett, John R. Olson
June 13, 2017

Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find that one size does not fit all when it comes to sampling. Rapid Bioassessment of...