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Managing for Healthy Ecosystems

1st Edition

Edited by David J. Rapport, Bill L. Lasley, Dennis E. Rolston, N. Ole Nielsen, Calvin O. Qualset, Ardeshir B. Damania

CRC Press

1,552 pages

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pub: 2002-10-29
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One of the critical issues of our time is the dwindling capacity of the planet to provide life support for a large and growing human population. Based on a symposium on ecosystem health, Managing for Healthy Ecosystems identifies key issues that must be resolved if there is to be progress in this complex area, such as:

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  • Table of Contents

    EMERGING CONCEPTS. Setting the Stage. Perspectives on Ecosystem Health. Building Policies and Linkages. Setting Goals and Objectives in Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. Finding Indicators. Monitoring, Learning, and Adjusting. ISSUES AND METHODS. Managing for Biodiversity. Assessing and Monitoring Biodiversity. Climate Change and Ecosystem Health. Exotic Species: Eradication Revisited. Landscape Health Assessment. Communities, Politics, Culture, and Tradition. Agriculture and Human Health. Mining Impacts. Forest Health Monitoring and Restoration. Agroecosystems. Grazing Animals and Rangelands. CASE STUDIES. The Colorado River Delta Ecosystem, US-Mexico. Canadian Prairie Ecosystem. Aquatic Ecosystems: Lake Tahoe and Clear Lake, California. Aquatic Ecosystems: Florida, New York, and Maryland. The Langat Basin of Malaysia. Pollution: MTBE.

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
    SCIENCE / Environmental Science