Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 14 May 2010
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.
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ISBN-13: 9780470089972
ISBN-10: 0470089970
Pagini: 416
Dimensiuni: 166 x 240 x 28 mm
Greutate: 0.8 kg
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

Public țintă

Environmental professionals (consultants, industry, government) involved with risk assessment for environmental and ecological impacts, state and federal regulators, agencies, and land managers like the EPA

Notă biografică

Lawrence A. Kapustka is Senior Ecologist/Ecotoxicologist for LK Consultancy. He has published extensively on risk assessment methods, ecotoxicology, and ecology. He is a member of ASTM International, Ecological Society of America (ESA), Society of Risk Analysis, and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (past chair for Ecological Risk Assessment Advisory Group). He serves on the Science Committee of ESA and editorial boards of several societies. Wayne G. Landis is Director and Professor of the Institute of Environmental Toxicology at Western Washington University. He has published extensively and is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Dr. Landis is also an area editor for environmental risk assessment for Risk Analysis and is a Founding Editor of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. Currently, he is serving on the EPA Science Advisory Boards for Ecological Processes and Effects and Science Integration for Decision Making.