Ecology Books

  • Ecological Restoration

      Published quarterly by the University of Wisconsin Press, Ecological Restoration features articles on a broad range of topics related to the technical, biological, and social aspects of restoring landscapes, and explores issues such as the role of education, land-use policy, the science of collaboration, and evolving theories of post-modern ...

  • Restoration Ecology Journal

      Restoration Ecology, the Society’s bi-monthly scientific and technical peer-reviewed journal, fosters the exchange of ideas among the many disciplines involved in the process of ecological restoration and includes original papers describing experimental, observational and theoretical studies spanning both the natural and social ...

  • Ecological Economics

    43.1 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: Partnering with the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) and led by guest editors Katie Kish, Brett Dolter and Andreas Link, this issue seeks to help us understand how to balance environmental protection with ...

  • Lifelong Learning

    42.4 LIFELONG LEARNING explores how environmental education has grown beyond the classroom to incorporate a world of experiential learning tools, from open-access lectures to hands-on ecotourism. In this issue, we begin to explore this new dynamic in this new age of environmental education, with feature stories ...

  • Ecological Restoration Book Series

     The practice of ecological restoration, firmly grounded in the science of restoration ecology, provides governments, organizations, and landowners a means to halt degradation and restore function and resilience to ecosystems stressed by climate change and other pressures on the natural world. Foundational theory is a critical component of ...

  • A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

    Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in ...

  • Ecological Causal Assessment

    The book provides a deeper understanding of different philosophical and analytical approaches, and of cognitive tendencies that can lead to errors. It describes formal processes for causal assessment that are particularly helpful when the situation is complex or contentious. It also describes how to approach the analysis of available data and to ...

  • Geostatistics: Spatial Information Modeling and Mapping for Natural Resources, Ecological and Environmental Applicationss

    Geospatial information modeling and mapping has become an important tool for the investigation and management of natural resources at the landscape scale. Geostatistics reviews the types and applications of geospatial information data, such as remote sensing, GIS and GPS, as well as their integration into landscape scale geospatial statistical ...

  • Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology

    Through an integrated and comparative approach, Bayesian Likelihood Methods in Ecology and Biology provides a clear guide to the development, application, and interpretation of Bayesian statistical methods to real-world scientific problems in ecology and biology. The book presents an overview of likelihood-based statistical models and offers a ...

  • An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both 'nature's household' and 'humankind's household.' It provides a unified understanding of ...

  • Environmental and Ecological Statistics with R

    Based on two courses taught by the author at Duke University, this textbook provides an introduction to statistical modeling and data analysis for environmental and ecological problems. The author emphasizes practical problem solving through real examples and uses the R software throughout to show how the methods can be implemented. There are ...

  • Training Resource Manual : The Use of Economic Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    This training resource manual aims to contribute to the capacity building of planners, environments and decision makers to design and implement economic instruments.It is meant to assist trainers prepare and deliver training courses that provide an understanding of economic instruments and basic capability to use such instruments in a practical ...

  • The Social Embeddedness of Industrial Ecology

    From its inception, the field of industrial ecology has taken a distinctly technological approach to understanding and improving ecological consequences of industrial activities. Increasingly however, scholars and practitioners are developing perspectives on the social embeddedness of industrial ecology: the ways in which material and energy flows ...

  • Community management of natural resources in Africa: Impacts, experiences and future directions

    More than twenty years have passed since community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) rose to prominence in different parts of Africa as a strategy for rural development, local empowerment, and conservation.  Led by new ideas about the merits of decentralized, collective resource governance regimes, and creative field experiments such as ...

  • From Conflict to Peacebuilding : The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

    This United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report aims to summarize current knowledge on the links between environment, conflict and peacebuilding through thirteen field-based case studies. Based on its analysis, UNEP’s report draws three key conclusions for future UN peacemaking and peacebuilding operations: - Natural resources and ...

  • Multilingual Thesaurus on Land Tenure - Thésaurus multilingue du foncier - Tesauro plurilingüe de tierras (CD-ROM)

    The question of land tenure is returning on the agenda and many countries are showing renewed interest in the different ways of accessing natural resources with a view to eventually introducing land reforms. in the context of food security, world-wide poverty alleviation, environmental protection or quality of life. This is why FAO has prepared ...

  • The Dynamics of Regions and Networks in Industrial Ecosystems

    Industrial ecology provides a rigorous and comprehensive description of human production and consumption processes in the larger context of environmental and socioeconomic change. This volume offers methodologies for such descriptions, with contributions covering both basic and advanced analytical concepts and tools to explore the dynamics of ...

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition

    The latest edition of a bestseller, this text expands its scope to explore the emerging area that is broadly described as sustainability science and technology, which includes green chemistry and industrial ecology. It is designed for those who have little or no knowledge of chemistry, but who need the basics of chemical science for their course ...

  • Invasive Plants and Forest Ecosystems

    Invasive non-native species pose one of the greatest challenges for natural resource managers who are charged with the maintenance of biological diversity and the sustainable production of forest resources. With international contributors presenting an informed and integrated approach to the control of havoc-wrecking species, Invasive Plants and ...

  • Eco-Architecture II

    This book contains papers presented at the second International Conference on Eco-Architecture. The original Conference was the first to be held worldwide on the subject of sustainable architecture in order to define what ECO-ARCHITECTURE actually is, i.e. 'Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature'.The subject has matured in the two years ...

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