Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, Environmental Management Handbook, Second Edition, 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 environmental problems and their corresponding management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 400 contributors, all experts in their field.
The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management are presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems.
In this second volume, Managing Biological and Ecological Systems, the reader is introduced to the general concepts and processes of the biosphere and all its systems. This volume explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the biosphere and ecological systems and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.
Animals: Sterility from Pesticides. Animals: Toxicological Evaluation. Antagonistic Plants. Arthropod Host-Plant Resistant Crops. Bacillus thuringiensis: Transgenic Crops. Bacterial Pest Control. Bioaccumulation. Biodegradation. Biodiversity and Sustainability. Biofertilizers. Bioindicators: Farming Practices and Sustainability. Biological Controls. Biological Controls: Conservation. Biomass. Biopesticides. Bioremediation. Bioremediation: Contaminated Soil Restoration. Biotechnology: Pest Management. Birds: Chemical Control. Birds: Pesticide Use Impacts. Cabbage Diseases: Ecology and Control. Composting. Distributed Generation: Combined Heat and Power. Ecological Indicators: Eco-Exergy to Emergy Flow. Ecological Indicators: Ecosystem Health. Ecosystems: Large-Scale Restoration Governance. Ecosystems: Planning. Exergy: Analysis. Hydroelectricity: Pumped Storage. Insect Growth Regulators. Insects and Mites: Biological Control. Invasion Biology. Natural Enemies and Biocontrol: Artificial Diets. Natural Enemies: Conservation. Nematodes: Biological Control. Pests: Landscape Patterns. Plant Pathogens (Fungi): Biological Control. Plant Pathogens (Viruses): Biological Control. Stored-Product Pests: Biological Control. Thermal Energy: Solar Technologies. Vertebrates: Biological Control. Weeds (Insects and Mites): Biological Control. Limits to growth - biological (LLM & co-limitation).