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Kapustka, Lawrence A.

Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective

Kapustka, Lawrence A. - Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective, ebook

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An important guide to assessing and managing the environment from a landscape perspective

Ecological relationships are nested within the landscape. Identifying the relevant spatial and temporal scales is critical for an effective understanding of ecological functions that human societies depend upon. Moreover, human encroachment into natural areas, or changes in climate, can alter spatial relationships, which in turn can negatively affect vital plant and wildlife patterns—and weaken economic structures needed to sustain human societies. This book is the first to combine multiple disciplines into one cohesive strategy to study these crucial connections, and looks toward building a social paradigm that embraces the dynamics of ecological systems. This book:

  • Integrates landscape ecology, environmental risk assessment, valuation of ecological goods and services, and environmental management decision processes into one single source

  • Includes chapters on quantitative measures, Bayesian modeling,¿economic analysis, and sustainable landscapes

  • Covers marine, forest, agricultural, and pharmaceutical risk assessment

  • Has a chapter on predicting climate change risk to ecosystems

  • Has a companion ftp site with color graphics, animations, and risk assessment tools

With material that is accessible across all knowledge levels, Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective moves beyond looking solely at chemical contaminants to diagnose environmental threats, and aims to accomplish practical risk assessment in a manner that supports long-term sustainable management.

Keywords: Landis, Wayne Landis, Alan Johnson, environmental risk assessment, landscape ecology, valuation of ecological goods and services, landscaping, landscaping risk assessment

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
416 pages
Category
Technology, Energy, Traffic
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470593011
Printed ISBN
9780470089972

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