Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management

As part of the Environmental and Ecological Modeling Handbooks series, the Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management provides a comprehensive overview of ecosystem theory and the tools - ecological engineering, ecological modeling, ...

Author: Felix Muller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1566702534

Category: Technology & Engineering

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As part of the Environmental and Ecological Modeling Handbooks series, the Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management provides a comprehensive overview of ecosystem theory and the tools - ecological engineering, ecological modeling, ecotoxicology and ecological economics -to manage these systems. The book is laid out to provide a summary or survey of each topic, using many tables and figures. Concepts, definitions, important findings, basic hypotheses, important correlations between theories and observation with illustrative graphs are included. The comprehensive treatment of ecosystem theory and application of theoretical tools, and the integration of classical theory and real world examples, sets this book apart. It covers newly emerging topical areas as well as nontraditional topical areas (i.e. chaos) that will interest professionals trained in previous decades and enlighten those now entering into formal training. The general approach taken by the authors makes this an essential reference and handbook for professionals and students.
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Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health

Societal goals and the valuation of ecosystem services. Ecosystems 3:4–10. Costanza, R., C. Cleveland, and C. Perrings. 2000. Ecosystem and economic theories in ecological economics. In Handbook of ecosystem theories and management, ...

Author: Sven Jørgensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439858516

Category: Nature

Page: 498

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Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, the Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition brings together world-class editors and contributors who have been at the forefront of ecosystem health assessment research for decades, to provide a sound approach to environmental management and sust
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The Ecosystem Approach

Environmental Management 15 ( 4 ) : 483-495 . Kay , J. J. 2000. Ecosystems as self - organizing holarchic open systems : Narratives and the second law of thermodynamics . In Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management , eds .

Author: David Waltner-Toews

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231132514

Category: Science

Page: 383

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Is sustainable development a workable solution for today's environmental problems? Is it scientifically defensible? Best known for applying ecological theory to the engineering problems of everyday life, the late scholar James J. Kay was a leader in the study of social and ecological complexity and the thermodynamics of ecosystems. Drawing from his immensely important work, as well as the research of his students and colleagues, The Ecosystem Approach is a guide to the aspects of complex systems theories relevant to social-ecological management. Advancing a methodology that is rooted in good theory and practice, this book features case studies conducted in the Arctic and Africa, in Canada and Kathmandu, and in the Peruvian Amazon, Chesapeake Bay, and Chennai, India. Applying a systems approach to concrete environmental issues, this volume is geared toward scientists, engineers, and sustainable development scholars and practitioners who are attuned to the ideas of the Resilience Alliance-an international group of scientists who take a more holistic view of ecology and environmental problem-solving. Chapters cover the origins and rebirth of the ecosystem approach in ecology; the bridging of science and values; the challenge of governance in complex systems; systemic and participatory approaches to management; and the place for cultural diversity in the quest for global sustainability.
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Ecosystem Ecology

Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management, pp. 195–216. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers. Salt GW (1979) A comment on the use of the term emergent properties. American Naturalist 113(1): 145–148. Wicken JS (1986) Evolution and ...

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0444534679

Category: Science

Page: 521

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Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the world’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This derivative volume based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology (published 2008) is the only book currently published that provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format. Provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format Covers aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding
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Landform Structure Evolution Process Control

Ecology and Society 12(2):9 Joergensen SE (2000) The tentative fourths law of thermodynamics. In: Joergensen SE, Müller F (eds.) Handbook of ecosystem theories and management. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, London, New York, Washington, ...

Author: Jan-Christoph Otto

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540757610

Category: Science

Page: 258

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This book offers a broad interdisciplinary overview of state-of-the-art research on landform related issues. It presents a selection of papers given at the International Symposium on "Landform – structure, evolution process control", Bonn, June 2007.
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Modeling Control and Optimization of Water Systems

Systems Engineering Methods for Control and Decision Making Tasks Thomas Rauschenbach ... Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management (2000) Jørgensen, S.E., Gromiec, M.: 1989: Mathematical Submodels of Water Quality Systems.

Author: Thomas Rauschenbach

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642160264

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 303

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This book provides essential background knowledge on the development of model-based real-world solutions in the field of control and decision making for water systems. It presents system engineering methods for modelling surface water and groundwater resources as well as water transportation systems (rivers, channels and pipelines). The models in turn provide information on both the water quantity (flow rates, water levels) of surface water and groundwater and on water quality. In addition, methods for modelling and predicting water demand are described. Sample applications of the models are presented, such as a water allocation decision support system for semi-arid regions, a multiple-criteria control model for run-of-river hydropower plants, and a supply network simulation for public services.
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Ecosystem Organization of a Complex Landscape

UFZ-Bericht 5 Müller F (1992) Hierarchical approaches to ecosystem theory. Ecol Model 63:215–242 Müller F (1997) ... In: Jøgernsen SE, Müller F (eds) Handbook of ecosystem theories and management. Lewis, Boca Raton, pp 561–576 Müller F ...

Author: Otto Fränzle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540758112

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This volume is an essential text for scientists from a huge variety of disciplines, from ecologists to geographers and soil scientists. It provides a synthesis of long-term ecological analyses in the Bornhöved Lake District of northern Germany. The emphasis is on the comprehensive assessment of matter and energy fluxes. These operate in and between the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems on the one hand, and on transdisciplinary landscape planning approaches on the other.
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Management Four Volume Set

In Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, 2nd Ed. (Applied Ecology and ... In Handbook of Ecosystem Theories and Management; Joergensen, S.E., Müller, F., Eds.; Lewis Publishers: Boca Raton, 2000; 135–160.

Author: Sven Erik Jorgensen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031720

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3512

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Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Encyclopedia of Environmental Management gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about specific pollution and management issues. Edited by the esteemed Sven Erik Jørgensen and an advisory board of renowned specialists, this four-volume set shares insights from more than 500 contributors—all experts in their fields. The encyclopedia provides basic knowledge for an integrated and ecologically sound management system. Nearly 400 alphabetical entries cover everything from air, soil, and water pollution to agriculture, energy, global pollution, toxic substances, and general pollution problems. Using a topical table of contents, readers can also search for entries according to the type of problem and the methodology. This allows readers to see the overall picture at a glance and find answers to the core questions: What is the pollution problem, and what are its sources? What is the "big picture," or what background knowledge do we need? How can we diagnose the problem, both qualitatively and quantitatively, using monitoring and ecological models, indicators, and services? How can we solve the problem with environmental technology, ecotechnology, cleaner technology, and environmental legislation? How do we address the problem as part of an integrated management strategy? This accessible encyclopedia examines the entire spectrum of tools available for environmental management. An indispensable resource, it guides environmental managers to find the best possible solutions to the myriad pollution problems they face. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact us to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (email) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (email) [email protected]
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Managing European Coasts

In Jørgensen SE, Müller F (eds): Handbook of ecosystem theories and management. Lewis, Boca Raton, pp 161-175 Kabuta SH, Laane RWPM (2003) Ecological performance indicators in the North Sea: development and application.

Author: Jan E. Vermaat

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540271505

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

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Coastal zones play a key role in Earth System functioning and form an “edge for society” providing a significant contribution to the life support systems. Goods and services derived from coastal systems depend strongly on multiple transboundary interactions with the land, atmosphere, open ocean and sea bottom. Increasing demands on coastal resources driven by human habitation, food security, recreation and transportation accelerate the exploitation of the coastal landscape and water bodies. Many coastal areas and human activities are subject to increasing risks from natural and man-induced hazards such as flooding resulting from major changes in hydrology of river systems that has reached a global scale. Changes in the hydrological cycle coupled with changes in land and water management alter fluxes of materials transmitted from river catchments to the coastal zone, which have a major effect on coastal ecosystems. The increasing complexity of underlying processes and forcing functions that drive changes on coastal systems are witnessed at a multiplicity of temporal and spatial scales.
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Ecology Revisited

Chapman & Hall, New York Jørgensen SE (2000) A general outline of thermodynamic approaches to ecosystem theory. In: Jørgensen S, Müller F (eds) Handbook of ecosystem theories and management. Lewis, London/New York/Washington, ...

Author: Astrid Schwarz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048197446

Category: Science

Page: 444

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As concerns about humankind’s relationship with the environment move inexorably up the agenda, this volume tells the story of the history of the concept of ecology itself and adds much to the historical and philosophical debate over this multifaceted discipline. The text provides readers with an overview of the theoretical, institutional and historical formation of ecological knowledge. The varied local conditions of early ecology are considered in detail, while epistemological problems that lie on the borders of ecology, such as disunity and complexity, are discussed. The book traces the various phases of the history of the concept of ecology itself, from its 19th century origins and antecedents, through the emergence of the environmental movement in the later 20th century, to the future, and how ecology might be located in the environmental science framework of the 21st century. The study of ‘ecological’ phenomena has never been confined solely to the work of researchers who consider themselves ecologists. It is rather a field of knowledge in which a plurality of practices, concepts and theories are developed. Thus, there exist numerous disciplinary subdivisions and research programmes within the field, the boundaries of which remain blurred. As a consequence, the deliberation to adequately identify the ecological field of knowledge, its epistemic and institutional setting, is still going on. This will be of central importance not only in locating ecology in the frame of 21st century environmental sciences but also for a better understanding of how nature and culture are intertwined in debates about pressing problems, such as climate change, the protection of species diversity, or the management of renewable resources.
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