ecological planning Books

  • Stumbling Toward Sustainability

    In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the nations of the world agreed to implement an ambitious plan for ecologically sustainable human development. This book is a comprehensive review of U.S. efforts to achieve such development since Rio. The U.S. has unquestionably begun to take steps toward ...

  • No More Muddling Through

    Sustainable solutions require the integration of social and ecological aspects in every planning and decision-making process. This means: analyse the real world and model the problem-situation as a system; understand the needs and objectives of the customers and clients; carefully develop alternative ideas and solutions, as well as evaluate ...

  • Environmental Software Systems

    Environmental Informatics is a fast growing field which deals with all methods from computer science, environmental planning, ecology and related subjects. As well as being an interdisciplinary area, Environmental Informatics provides an interface between all involved professional groups. Monitoring the state of the environment, analysing ...

  • Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

    One of the most striking and persistent ways humans dominate Earth is by changing land-cover as we settle a region. Much of our ecological understanding about this process comes from studies of birds, yet the existing literature is scattered, mostly decades old, and rarely synthesized or standardized. The twenty-seven contributions authored ...

  • Environmental Software Systems

    Environmental Informatics (or Enviromatics) is a maturing subject with interdisciplinary roots in computer science, environmental planning, ecology, economics and other related areas. Its practitioners must be prepared to work with many diverse professional groups. It forms the foundation for computer-assisted environmental protection. This ...

  • Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens

    Practical Ecology for Planners, Developers, and Citizens introduces and explains key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. The book is tailored to meet the needs of busy land use professionals and citizens seeking a concise yet thorough overview of ecology ...

  • Ecopolis

    From 2008, for the first time in human history, half of the world’s population now live in cities. Yet despite a wealth of literature on green architecture and planning, there is to date no single book which draws together theory from the full range of disciplines - from architecture, planning and ecology - which we must come to grips with if we ...

  • Conservation Thresholds for Land Use Planners Report

    Conservation Thresholds for Land Use Planners provides a review and synthesis of information from the most up-to-date scientific literature to provide basic thresholds to land use planners to rely upon when making decisions affecting biodiversity. With more than 1,400 papers and abstracts reviewed for the project and a total of 160 papers selected ...

  • Canids: Foxes, Wolves, Jackals and Dogs: status survey and conservation action plan

    The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival. Aiming at conservation biologists, ecologists, local conservation officials, administrators, educators, and all others dealing with ...

  • Canids : foxes, wolves, jackals and dogs : status survey and conservation action plan

    The new Canid Action Plan synthesizes the current knowledge on the biology, ecology and status of all wild canid species, and outlines the conservation actions and projects needed to secure their long-term survival. Aiming at conservation biologists, ecologists, local conservation officials, administrators, educators, and all others dealing with ...

  • Ecological Indicators for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Assessment: A User Guide

    Ecological indicators address ecosystems structure and/or function and are commonly used to provide synoptic information about their state. Through quantitative representations of either the forces that steer ecosystems, responses to forcing functions, or of previous, current, or future states of an ecosystem, indicators are expected to reveal ...

  • Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design

    Design options and planning procedures must be critically examined to ensure that landscapes are created with sensitivity to water quality and management issues as well as overall ecological integrity. Handbook of Water Sensitive Planning and Design presents the history of water as a design and planning element in landscape architecture and ...

  • A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

    Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. In the United States, for example, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 directs that the environmental consequences associated with proposed management of federal lands be fully disclosed to the general public through environmental ...

  • A Guidebook for Integrated Ecological Assessments

    Ecological assessments are a critical component of land management planning and regulatory decision-making. In the United States, for example, the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 directs that the environmental consequences associated with proposed management of federal lands be fully disclosed to the general public through environmental ...

  • Oil Dispersants: New Ecological Approaches

    A positive and timely look at the use of dispersants to protect the environment. 23 papers include material on: dispersant testing; contingency planning for dispersant use cost effectiveness; new related products; ecological and freshwater dispersant applications; and training for dispersant applications; and training for dispersant ...

  • Equids: Zebras Asses an Horses: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

    The new Equid Action Plan provides summaries of the conservation status, biology, and ecology of wild zebras, asses, and horses. During the Pleistocene, equids were the most abundant, medium-sized grazing animals of the grasslands and steppes of Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Today there remain only seven species and many of these species are at ...

  • Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment: Using the Relative Risk Model

    Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment: Using the Relative Risk Model is a collaborative summary and guidebook of the development, methods, and application of the Relative Risk Model (RRM) to meet the need for regional assessments with multiple stressors from diverse sources and numerous desired endpoints. Amenable to additional iterations as ...

  • Strategies for national sustainable development : a handbook for their planning and implementation

    Both Agenda 21 and 'Caring for the earth : a strategy for sustainable living' recommend that every country should undertake a National Sustainable Development Strategy in order to mobilize and focus society's efforts to achieve sustainability. This book shows how the task can be approached, drawing on a wide range of national Conservation ...

  • Handbook of Pollution Control and Waste Minimization

    Details the legal, organizational, hierarchical, and environmental components of pollution prevention and waste reduction. Illustrates fundamental concepts of pollution prevention, including life-cycle planning and analysis, risk-based pollution control, and industrial ecology. ...

  • Applying Ecological Principles to Land Management

    This volume applies ecological principles and guidelines to understand past and current land use and land management; and more importantly, endeavors to promote more ecologically sound approaches to future land use and management decisions. The volume incorporates case studies from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives. The case studies ...

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