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dc.contributor.authorHadjibiros, Kimon
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-28T15:34:10Z
dc.date.available2022-03-28T15:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifierONIX_20220328_9781466570108_40
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53659
dc.description.abstractEcology and Applied Environmental Science addresses the impact of contemporary environmental problems by using the main principles of scientific ecology. It offers a brief yet comprehensive explanation of ecosystems based on energy, populations, and cycles of chemical elements. The book presents a variety of scientific ecological issues and uses these to examine a range of environmental problems while considering potential engineering, scientific, and managerial solutions. It takes an engineering approach and avoids excessive biological detail, while introducing ecology with a systemic approach. The book examines categories of organisms as well as the physical and chemical processes that affect them. It refers to the dynamics of populations and analysis of their major mutual influences, elaborates on the roles of primary production, limiting factors, energy flow, and circulation of chemical substances in the ecosystems, and presents the basic functions of aquatic ecosystems. The author considers important issues related to environmental degradation of forests, aquatic habitats, coastal zones, other natural landscapes, and urban areas, includes a survey of problems related to waste and toxic and radioactive substances, and presents the greenhouse effect and impacts from climate change. He discusses environmental management prospects and the potential for technological control of pollution from liquid, solid, and gaseous waste. He also highlights existing tools for environmental management, ecological and social aspects of biodiversity and landscape protection, and the contrast between development and environment in combination with ideas about sustainability. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::R Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning::RN The environment::RNK Conservation of the environment
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TQ Environmental science, engineering & technology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TD Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies::TDC Industrial chemistry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TN Civil engineering, surveying & building
dc.subject.otherBiodiversity and Landscape Protection
dc.subject.otherEcological Systems
dc.subject.otherEnvironment and Development
dc.subject.otherFundamentals of Environmental Problems
dc.subject.otherManagement of Environmental Problems
dc.titleEcology and Applied Environmental Science
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1201/b14609
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
oapen.relation.isbn9781466570108
oapen.relation.isbn9780367867768
oapen.relation.isbn9780429071546
oapen.relation.isbn9781466570092
oapen.imprintCRC Press
oapen.pages290


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