This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.
Environmental science integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment, with the goal of solving today’s environmental challenges. Many of these challenges tie into a greater concept of using the earth’s resources sustainably. This collection brings together some very important advances in environmental science, including how climate change affects plant disease, how to keep birds and bats away from wind turbines, disinfecting polluted water for drinking, how climate policy impacts natural habitats, cancer risk due to ecological issues, and much more.
Table of Contents
Spatial Analysis of Plague in California: Niche Modeling Predictions of the Current Distribution and Potential Response to Climate Change
Exploring the Molecular Basis of Insecticide Resistance in the Dengue Vector Aedes aegypti: A Case Study in Martinique Island (French West Indies)
The Aversive Effect of Electromagnetic Radiation on Foraging Bats—A Possible Means of Discouraging Bats from Approaching Wind Turbines
Solar Drinking Water Disinfection (SODIS) to Reduce Childhood Diarrhea in Rural Bolivia: A Cluster-Randomized, Controlled Trial
Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency: Climate Policy Impacts on Natural Habitat for the United States of America
Impact Monitoring of the National Scale Up of Zinc Treatment for Childhood Diarrhea in Bangladesh: Repeat Ecologic Surveys
Ecological Equivalence: A Realistic Assumption for Niche Theory as a Testable Alternative to Neutral Theory
Phylogeographic Analysis Reveals Association of Tick-Borne Pathogen, Anaplasma marginale, MSP1a Sequences with Ecological Traits Affecting Tick Vector Performance
Cancer Risk Among Residents of Rhineland-Palatinate Winegrowing Communities: A Cancer-Registry Based Ecological Study
Climate Change, Habitat Loss, Protected Areas and the Climate Adaptation Potential of Species in Mediterranean Ecosystems Worldwide
Risk of Congenital Anomalies Around a Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator: A GIS-Based Case-Control Study
Australia’s Dengue Risk Driven by Human Adaptation to Climate Change
Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon: Threats to Wilderness, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples
Malaria and Water Resource Development: The Case of Gilgel-Gibe Hydroelectric Dam in Ethiopia
Effective Environmental Management Through Environmental Knowledge Management
Professor William Hunter III has been fishing and studying fish since he was a very small child, as he grew up on a small lake, enjoying what the lake had to offer year round. He transformed his love of fishing into the academic study of marine ecology, with a master’s degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a specific focus in ecology and evolution. He has done extensive research in the fields of limnology and the effect of water quality on aquatic life. His work is currently funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he oversees research into the effects of a municipal sewer project on the water chemistry and aquatic life of the New York state lake where he lived during his childhood.