ecological risk Books

  • Flood Risk: The Holistic Perspective

    According to the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT), over the last seventy years, floods have shown the fastest rate of increase relative to any other type of disasters. Devastation due to these events occurs almost daily. Even though our technological capabilities for dealing with floods have advanced rapidly over the same period, and while ...

  • Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be ...

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    A continuing increase in disasters triggered by floods occurs almost daily even though our technological capabilities have grown rapidly and global economic growth per capita has doubled. This paradoxical situation proves that our earlier ways of thinking are inadequate and that we must shift our way of thinking and working. It has become obvious ...

  • Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making

    Choosing the optimal management option requires environmental risk managers and decision makers to evaluate diverse, and not always congruent, needs and interests of multiple stakeholders. Understanding the trade-offs of different options as well as their legal, economic, scientific, and technological implications is critical to performing ...

  • Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment

    Most ecological risk assessments consider the risk to individual organisms or organism-level attributes. From a management perspective, however, risks to population-level attributes and processes are often more relevant. Despite many published calls for population risk assessment and the abundance of available scientific research and technical ...

  • 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 ...

  • Risk Assessment and Environmental Management - A Case Study in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

    Soil contamination can create unacceptable ecological or human health risks. Mapping of contaminated soil sites and the resulting cleanup are time consuming and expensive tasks, requiring extensive amounts of geology, hydrology, chemistry and computer modeling ...

  • Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment

    Population-Level Ecological Risk Assessment establishes a framework for goals, methods, and data needs for different assessment applications and for integrating population-level risk assessment into risk management decisions. Highlighting key considerations needed to improve the quality and interpretation of assessments, this book:* offers ...

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment

    28 papers in this state-of-the-art publication present regulatory concerns, basic research, risk and hazard assessment, and methods development in environmental toxicology. Sections include: • Ecological Risk Assessment Under TSCA • Evaluating Ecological Impacts at the Population and Community Levels • Biomarkers • Marine ...

  • Ecological Risk Assessment, Second Edition

    The definitive reference in its field, Ecological Risk Assessment, Second Edition details the latest advances in science and practice. In the fourteen years since the publication of the best-selling first edition, ecological risk assessment (ERA) has moved from the margins into the spotlight. It is now commonly applied to the regulation of ...

  • Modern Biogeochemistry

    This book is aimed at generalizing the modern ideas of both biogeochemical and environmental risk assessment that have been developed in recent years. Only a few books are available for readers in this interdisciplinary area, since most books deal mainly with various technical aspects of ERA description and calculations. This text aims at ...

  • New Improvements in the Aquatic Ecological Risk Assessment of Fungicidal Pesticides and Biocides

    In Europe, the current data requirements for pesticides and biocides are generally regarded to be suitable for the risk assessment of chemicals with an insecticidal and herbicidal mode of action. However, the effects of fungicides, in particular on freshwater microbial communities, are not well known despite the fact that fungi play a key role in ...

  • Ecotoxicology, Ecological Risk Assessment and Multiple Stressors

    The interaction between environment and health is far more complex than is commonly understood. In particular, little attention has been paid to the interaction of different pollutants in the human body as well as in the environment. Even low level exposure over a period of time to a complex cocktail of pollutants in air, water, food and consumer ...

  • Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecological Risk Assessment and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making

    Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socioeconomics in Environmental Decision Making examines alternatives for determining the 'value' of complex ecological resources. Integrating the latest concepts in ecology and socioeconomics, the authors discuss how ecology, sociology, and economics influence environmental management ...

  • The Illusion of Certainty

    This book peels away the 'veneer of certainty' which many of us attach to health risk and benefit information given to us in our daily lives. It was written and designed primarily to assist the public in comprehending and interpreting the uncertainty associated with the overwhelming amount of information on medical and environmental health risks. ...

  • The Illusion of Certainty

    This book peels away the 'veneer of certainty' which many of us attach to health risk and benefit information given to us in our daily lives. It was written and designed primarily to assist the public in comprehending and interpreting the uncertainty associated with the overwhelming amount of information on medical and environmental health risks. ...

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: 3rd Vol.

    Features the latest advances in determining the impact of chemicals on the environment. A comprehensive overview of the current status of ecological risk assessment and suggested advances for the discipline is the cornerstone of this publication. Twenty-two additional papers are presented in five categories, including, for the first time ever, the ...

  • Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management

    With contributions from a wide array of economists, ecologists, and government agency professionals, Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: Applications to Watershed Management provides a multidisciplinary approach to environmental decision-making at a watershed level. It introduces the fields of ecological risk assessment (ERA) and economic ...

  • Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminants in Soil

    Many industrialized and developing countries are faced with the assessment of potential risks associated with contaminated land. A variety of human activities have left their impacts on soils in the form of elevated and locally high concentrations of potential toxicants. In several cases sources have not yet been stopped and contamination ...

  • Real-Time and Deliberative Decision Making

    Decision-making tools are needed to support environmental management in an increasingly global economy. Addressing threats and identifying actions to mitigate those threats necessitates an understanding of the basic risk assessment paradigm and the tools of risk analysis to assess, interpret, and communicate risks. It also requires modification of ...

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