Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition

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Provides an account of ecological indicators for assessing the health of a wide-range of ecosystems. This text provides a fresh approach to environmental management and sustainable development. It details a framework for selecting, evaluating, and validating ecological indicators of ecosystem health assessment.


Ecological Indicators Introduction;
S. E. Jorgensen Application of Indicators for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health;
S. E. Jorgensen, Fu-Liu Xu, Joao C. Marques, and Fuensanta Salas Eco-Exergy as Ecological Indicator;
S. E. Jorgensen Emergy Indices of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics;
Mark T. Brown and Sergio Ulgiati Eco-Exergy to Emergy Flow Ratio for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health;
F. M. Pulselli, C. Gaggi, and S. Bastianoni Natural Capital Security/Vulnerability Related to Disturbance in a Panarchy of Social-Ecological Landscapes;
Nicola Zaccarelli, Irene Petrosillo, and Giovanni Zurlini Species Richness in Space and Time as an Indicator of Human Activity and Ecological Change;
Erich Tasser, Georg Niedrist, Patrick Zimmermann, and Ulrike Tappeiner Landscape Development Intensity and Pollutant Emergy/Empower Density Indices as Indicators of Ecosystem Health;
Mark T. Brown and Kelly Chinners Reiss Ecosystem Services and Ecological Indicators;
Robert Costanza Assessment of Ecosystem Health Application of Ecological Indicators for the Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Health;
S. E. Jorgensen Application of Ecological Indicators for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health in Estuaries and Coastal Zones;
Joao C. Marques, Fuensanta Salas, J. Patricio, J. Neto, H. Teixeira, and R. Pinto Application of Ecological and Thermodynamic Indicators for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health of Lakes;
Fu-Liu Xu Application of Ecological Indicators in Forest Management in Africa;
Kouami Kokou, Adzo Dzifa Kokutse, and Kossi Adjonou Using Ecological Indicators to Assess the Health of Marine Ecosystems: The North Atlantic;
Villy Christensen and Philippe Cury Indicators for the Management of Coastal Lagoons: Sacca di Goro Case Study;
J. M. Zaldivar, M. Austoni, M. Plus, G. A. De Leo, G. Giordani and P. Viaroli Ecosystem Indicators for the Integrated Management of Landscape Health and Integrity;
Felix Muller and Benjamin Burkhard Integrated Indicators for Evaluating Ecosystem Health: An Application to Agricultural Systems;
V. Niccolucci, R. M. Pulselli, S. Focardi, and S. Bastianoni Ecological Indicators to Assess the Health of River Ecosystems;
Carles Ibanez, Nuno Caiola, Peter Sharpe, and Rosa Trobajo Appendix Index


Dr. Sven Erik Jorgensen is a professor of environmental chemistry at Copenhagen University. He received a doctorate of engineering in environmental technology and a doctorate of science in ecological modeling. He is an honorable doctor of science at Coimbra University, Portugal, and at Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania. He was editor in chief of Ecological Modelling from the journal's inception in 1975 to 2009. He has also been the editor in chief of Encyclopedia of Ecology. In 2004 Dr. Jorgensen was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize and the Prigogine Prize. He was awarded the Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science in 2005. In 2007 he received the Pascal medal and was elected a member of the European Academy of Science. He has written close to 350 papers, most of which have been published in international peer reviewed journals. He has edited or written 64 books. Dr. Jorgensen has given lectures and courses in ecological modeling, ecosystem theory, and ecological engineering worldwide. Dr. Fu-Liu Xu is a professor at the College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interests include ecosystem health and ecological indicators, system ecology and ecological modeling, ecotoxicology and risk assessment of POPs. Dr. Robert Costanza is the Gordon and Lulie Gund Professor of Ecological Economics and founding director of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont. His transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy and management issues on multiple scales, from small watersheds to the global system. He is co-founder and past president of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and was founding chief editor of the society's journal, Ecological Economics. He has published over 400 papers and 20 books. His awards include a Kellogg National Fellowship, the Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Achievement Award, and a Pew Scholarship in Conservation and the Environment.
EAN: 9781439809365
ISBN: 1439809364
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2010
Seitenanzahl: 500 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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