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2nd Edition

Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes

ISBN 9780367515416
Published March 1, 2022 by CRC Press
576 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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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 500 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.


  • The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management
  • Addresses new and cutting-edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food–energy–water nexus, socio-ecological systems, and more
  • Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function, and offers strategies on how to best manage them
  • Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today

In this first volume, Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes, the reader is introduced to the general concepts and processes used in environmental management. As an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on environmental systems, it reflects an extensive coverage of the field and includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.

Table of Contents

Section I: Anthropogenic Chemicals: Human Manufactured and Activities

1. Acaricides

[Doug Walsh]

2. Endocrine Disruptors

[Vera Lucia S.S. de Castro]

3. Herbicides

[Malcolm Devine]

4. Herbicides: Non-Target Species Effects

[Céline Boutin]

5. Insecticides: Aerial Ultra-Low-Volume Application

[He Zhong]

6. Neurotoxicants: Developmental Experimental Testing

[Vera Lucia S.S. de Castro]

7. Persistent Organic Pesticides

[Gamini Manuweera]

8. Pollutants: Organic and Inorganic

[A. Paul Schwab]

9. Pollution: Genotoxicity of Agrotoxic Compounds

[Vera Lucia S.S. de Castro and Paola Poli]

10. Pollution: Pesticides in Agro-Horticultural Ecosystems

[J.K. Dubey and Meena Thakur]

11. Pollution: Pesticides in Natural Ecosystems

[J.K. Dubey and Meena Thakur]

12. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

[Marek Biziuk and Angelika Beyer]

13. Toxic Substances

[Sven Erik Jorgensen]

Section II: Natural Elements and Chemicals

14. Allelochemics

[John Borden]

15. Aluminum

[Johannes Bernhard Wehr, Frederick Paxton Cardell Blamey, Peter Martin Kopittke, and Neal William Menzies]

16. Boron: Soil Contaminant

[Rami Keren]

17. Cadmium: Toxicology

[Sven Erik Jorgensen]

18. Carbon: Soil Inorganic

[Donald L. Suarez]

19. Chromium

[Bruce R. James and Dominic A. Brose]

20. Cobalt and Iodine

[Ronald G. McLaren]

21. Copper

[David R. Parker and Judith F. Pedler]

22. Globalization

[Alexandru V. Roman]

23. Heavy Metals

[Mike J. McLaughlin]

24. Inorganic Carbon: Composition and Formation

[Larry P. Wilding and H. Curtis Monger]

25. Lead: Ecotoxicology

[Sven Erik Jorgensen]

26. Lead: Regulations

[Lisa A. Robinson]

27. Mercury

[Sven Erik Jorgensen]

28. Mycotoxins

[J. David Miller]

29. Nitrogen

[Oswald Van Cleemput and Pascal Boeckx]

30. Phenols

[Leszek Wachowski and Robert Pietrzak]

31. Phosphorus: Agricultural Nutrient

[John Ryan, Hayriye Ibrikci, Rolf Sommer, and Abdul Rashid]

32. Potassium

[Philippe Hinsinger]

33. Radionuclides

[Philip M. Jardine]

34. Rare Earth Elements

[Zhengyi Hu, Gerd Sparovek, Silvia Haneklaus, and Ewald Schnug]

35. Strontium

[Silvia Haneklaus and Ewald Schnug]

36. Sulfur

[Ewald Schnug, Silvia Haneklaus, and Elke Bloem]

37. Sulfur Dioxide

[Marianna Czaplicka and Witold Kurylak]

38. Vanadium and Chromium Groups

[Imad A.M. Ahmed]

Section III: Basic Environmental Processes

39. Adsorption

[Puangrat Kajitvichyanukul and Jirapat Ananpattarachai]

40. Cadmium and Lead: Contamination

[Gabriella Kakonyi and Imad A.M. Ahmed]

41. Heavy Metals: Organic Fertilization Uptake

[Ewald Schnug, Alexandra Izosimova, and Renata Gaj]

42. Inorganic Carbon: Global Carbon Cycle

[William H. Schlesinger]

43. Inorganic Carbon: Modeling

[Leslie D. McFadden and Ronald G. Amundson]

44. Inorganic Compounds: Eco-Toxicity

[Sven Erik Jorgensen]

45. Leaching

[Lars Bergström]

46. Aquatic Communities: Pesticide Impacts

[David P. Kreutzweiser and Paul K. Sibley]

47. Phosphorus: Riverine System Transport

[Andrew N. Sharpley, Peter Kleinman, Tore Krogstad, and Richard McDowell]

48. Nitrogen: Biological Fixation

[Mark B. Peoples]

49. Nutrients: Best Management Practices

[Scott J. Sturgul and Keith A. Kelling]

50. Nutrients: Bioavailability and Plant Uptake

[Niels Erik Nielsen]

51. Nutrient–Water Interactions

[Ardell D. Halvorson]

52. Pollution: Non-Point Source

[Ravendra Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Peter Dillon, Rai Kookana, Ray Correll, and W.W. Wenzel]

53. Pollution: Point Sources

[Ravendra Naidu, Mallavarapu Megharaj, Peter Dillon, Rai Kookana, Ray Correll, and W.W. Wenzel]

54. Radioactivity

[Bogdan Skwarzec]

55. Telecouplings

[Vilma Sandström]

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Brian D. Fath is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). He has published over 180 research papers, reports, and book chapters on environmental systems modeling, specifically in the areas of network analysis, urban metabolism, and sustainability. He has co-authored the books A New Ecology: Systems Perspective (2020), Foundations for Sustainability: A Coherent Framework of Life–Environment Relations (2019), and Flourishing within Limits to Growth: Following Nature’s Way (2015). He is also Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling and Co-Editor-in-Chief for Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. Dr. Fath was the 2016 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for outstanding work in systems ecology and twice a Fulbright Distinguished Chair (Parthenope University, Naples, Italy, in 2012 and Masaryk University, Czech Republic, in 2019). In addition, he has served as Secretary General of the International Society for Ecological Modelling, Co-Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in the Community Surface Modeling Dynamics System, and member and past Chair of the Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality.

Sven E. Jørgensen (1934–2016) was a Professor of Environmental Chemistry at Copenhagen University. He earned a doctorate of engineering in environmental technology and a doctorate of science in ecological modeling. He was an honorable doctor of science at Coimbra University (Portugal) and at Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). He was Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Modelling from the journal’s inception in 1975 until 2009. He was Editor-in-Chief for the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management (2013) and Encyclopedia of Ecology (2008). In 2004, Dr. Jorgensen was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize and the Prigogine Medal. He was awarded the Einstein Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005. In 2007, he received the Pascal Medal and was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences. He published over 350 papers and has edited or written over 70 books. Dr. Jorgensen gave popular and well-received lectures and courses in ecological modeling, ecosystem theory, and ecological engineering worldwide.