Monday, 12 March 2012

International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change

"International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change" ed. by Stephen S. Young and Steven E. Silvern
InTe | 2012 | ISBN: 9533078151 9789533078151 B0078K4GVO | 487 pages | PDF | 33 MB

This book brings together research from around the world to explore the complexities of contemporary, and historical environmental change. Dimensions of environmental change explored in this volume include: Climate change Historical environmental change Biological responses to environmental change Land use and land cover change Policy and management for environmental change

Environmental change is increasingly considered a critical topic for researchers across multiple disciplines, as well as policy makers throughout the world. Mounting evidence shows that environments in every part of the globe are undergoing tremendous human-induced change. Population growth, urbanization and the expansion of the global economy are putting increasing pressure on ecosystems around the planet.
To understand the causes and consequences of environmental change, the contributors to this book employ spatial and non-spatial data, diverse theoretical perspectives and cutting edge research tools such as GIS, remote sensing and other relevant technologies.

Part 1 Climate Change
1 Two Cultures. Multiple Theoretical Perspectives: The Problem of Integration of Natural and Social Sciences in Earth System Research
2 History and Prediction of the Asian Monsoon and Glacial Terminations, Based on Records from the South China Sea
3 Climate Change and Health Effects
4 Agricultural Technological and Institutional Innovations for Enhanced Adaptation to Environmental Change in North Africa
5 Possible Evolutionary Response to Global Change - Evolutionary Rescue?
Part 2 Historical Environmental Change
6 How Did Past Environmental Change Affect Carnivore Diversity and Home-Range-Size in Spain?
7 Response of Biogenic Silica Production in Lake Baikal and Uranium Weathering Intensity in the Catchment Area to Global Climate Changes
8 Continental Erosion/Weathering Changes in Central Asia Recorded in the Holocene Sediment from Lake Hovsgol, Northwest Mongolia, by Synchrotron jj-XRF Mapping Analyses
Part 3 Biological Responses to Environmental Change
9 Primary Succession in Glacier Forelands: How Small Animals Conquer New Land Around Melting Glaciers
10 Excess Supply of Nutrients, Fungal Community, and Plant Litter Decomposition: A Case Study of Avian-Derived Excreta Deposition in Conifer Plantations
11 Effect of Environmental Change on Secondary Metabolite Production in Lichen-Forming Fungi
Part 4 Land Use and Land Cover Change
12 Investigating Soils, Vegetation and Land Use in a Lunette Dune-Pan Environment: The Case of Sekoma Lunette Dune-Pan Complex, Botswana
13 Late Quaternary Environmental Changes and Human Interference in Africa
14 Assessment of the Impact of Land-Use Types on the Change of Water Quality in Wenyu River Watershed (Beijing, China)
Part 5 Indicators of Change
15 Heavy Metals Contamination of a Mediterranean Coastal Ecosystem, Eastern Nile Delta, Egypt
16 HPLC Fingerprints of Porewater Organic Compounds as Markers for Environmental Conditions
17 Management Strategies for Large River Floodplain Lakes Undergoing Rapid Environmental Changes
Part 6 Management and Policy for Environmental Change
18 Satellite-Based Monitoring of Ecosystem Functioning in Protected Areas: Recent Trends in the Oak Forests (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) of Sierra Nevada (Spain)
19 Linking Sea Level Rise Damage and Vulnerability Assessment: The Case of Greece
20 Strengthening Regional Capacities for Providing Remote Sensing Decision Support in Drylands in the Context of Climate Variability and Change
21 Using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping in Environmental Decision Making and Management: A Methodological Primer and an Application
22 Wind Farming and the Not-in-My-Backyard Syndrome: A Literature Review Regarding Australia's Challenge in Relation to Climate Change and C02 Emissions

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