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Managing Global Resources and Universal Processes

2nd Edition

Edited by Brian D. Fath

CRC Press

536 pages | 80 B/W Illus.

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Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, the Handbook of Environmental Management, 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 pollution and 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 fields.

The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management is presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems.

Features of the new edition:

  • 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 second volume, Managing Biological and Ecological Systems, 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

Acaricides. Adsorption. Allelochemics. Aluminum. Boron: Soil Contaminant. Cadmium and Lead: Contamination. Cadmium: Toxicology. Carbon Sequestration. Carbon: Soil Inorganic. Chromium. Cobalt and Iodine. Copper. Endocrine Disruptors. Geographic Information System (GIS): Land Use Planning. Globalization. Heavy Metals. Heavy Metals: Organic Fertilization Uptake. Herbicides. Herbicides: Non-Target Species Effects. Inorganic Carbon: Composition and Formation. Inorganic Carbon: Global Carbon Cycle. Inorganic Carbon: Modeling. Inorganic Compounds: Eco-Toxicity. Insecticides: Aerial Ultra-Low-Volume Application. Leaching. Lead: Ecotoxicology. Lead: Regulations. Mercury. Mycotoxins. Neurotoxicants: Developmental Experimental Testing. Nitrogen. Nitrogen: Biological Fixation. Nutrients: Best Management Practices. Nutrients: Bioavailability and Plant Uptake. Nutrient–Water Interactions. Persistent Organic Pesticides. Phenols. Phosphorus: Agricultural Nutrient. Phosphorus: Riverine System Transport. Pollutants: Organic and Inorganic. Pollution: Genotoxicity of Agrotoxic Compounds. Pollution: Non-Point Source. Pollution: Pesticides in Agro-Horticultural Ecosystems. Pollution: Pesticides in Natural Ecosystems. Pollution: Point and Non-Point Source Low Cost Treatment. Pollution: Point Sources. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Potassium. Strontium. Sulfur. Sulfur Dioxide. Thermodynamics. Toxic Substances. Vanadium and Chromium Groups.

About the Editor

Brian D. Fath is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and Research Scholar within the Advanced Systems Analysis Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). Prof. Fath has also taught courses on ecological networks and modeling in Portugal, China, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, France, Russia, and South Africa. He holds visiting faculty appointments at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University and at the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences both in Beijing, China. He was a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy in spring 2012 and recipient of the Prigogine Medal in 2016.

His research is in the area of systems ecology and network analysis applied to the sustainability and resilience of socio-ecological systems. Prof. Fath has published more than 140 research papers, reports, and book chapters. He co-authored three books and is also the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling; Editor-in-Chief for Encyclopedia of Ecology (2nd edition, to be published 2018); 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 Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General