5 edition of Restoration of lost human uses of the environment found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||edited by Grayson Cecil.|
|Contributions||Cecil, Grayson, 1934-|
|LC Classifications||TD427.P4 C655 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxiii, 350 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||350|
|LC Control Number||98043870|
According to the World Resources Institute, more than billion additional acres are candidates for restoration—either large-scale, closed forest or mixed mosaics of forests, more sparsely growing trees, and land uses such as agriculture. With restoration . Conservation is a crisis discipline, one demanded by the unusual rates of loss; it is also a mission-driven analogy, ecology and conservation have the same relationship as physiology and physiology studies the workings of the human body, whereas medicine is mission-oriented and aims to understand what goes wrong and how to treat it.
Agriculture has one of the largest environmental footprints of all human activities on our planet today, composing almost half of all land use . While most subsistence agriculture has very little impact on land, most global commercial forms of agriculture are contributing to problems of environmental degradation, such as erosion, runoff. Restoration of a watershed returns the ecosystem to as close an approximation as possible of its state prior to a specific incident or period of deterioration. If a watershed has deteriorated abruptly due to a sewage spill, restoration may consist of only a few procedures.. Environmental restoration can involve removing pollutants and/or hazardous waste from soil and water.
Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows. The dried-up river Tawi in Kashmir, India. Water. Besides, restoration is regarded as a continuous process during mining, and mining companies have to prepare detailed environmental management plans and use expensive environmental technologies. At this point, it would be wise to basically give examples of legislations related to mining and reclamation in several developed by:
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Restoration of Lost Human Uses of the Environment [Cecil, Grayson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Restoration of Lost Human Uses of the Environment. Ecological Restoration provides a comprehensive overview of the strategies being used around the world to reverse human impacts to landscapes, ecosystems, and species.
This book aims to improve the outcomes of restoration practice by strengthening the connections between ecological concepts and real-world decision-making: students explore each topic considering both research-based knowledge and lessons learned from nineteen actual restorations/5(6). Restoration of lost human uses of the environment: from the Conference on Restoration of Lost Human Uses of the Environment, Washington, D.C., May Author: Grayson Cecil.
Purchase Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Desert Environment - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. But these efforts may not fully restore injured natural resources or address their lost uses by the public.
NOAA's Damage Assessment Remediation and Restoration Program conducts studies to identify the extent of damage, the best methods for restoring those resources, and the type and amount of restoration required.
Environmental restoration initiates or accelerates the recovery of an ecosystem which has been degraded, damaged or contaminated by human activity or natural agents. The main uses of human. Covington et al./Ecosystem Restoration and Management “Once we restore, we are no longer retreating, tying only to slow the waveof destruction.
of life through a natural resource managementWe begin to actually advance, to regain lost by: now have been lost (e.g., wetlands, tall grass prairies, and various riparian systems). On two indicators of the importance of environmental activities – number of voluntary person hours logged on such projects and amount of dollars spent – restoration ecology is one of the most pressing and importantFile Size: 97KB.
Ecological restoration in areas of environmental degradation can help reverse global biodiversity losses, according to new findings published in the journal Science. The recovery of ecosystem services, such as healthy waterways and pollination, can also be promoted in what has been described as a 'win-win' solution.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Environmental restoration is closely allied with ecological restoration or environmental remediation.
In the U.S., remediation is the term used more in the realms of industry, public policy, and the civil services. Environmental restoration is a term common in the citizens’ environmental movement.
In the edition of his book Restoring the Earth: How Americans are Working to Renew our Damaged Environment. be chosen according to the aims, policies, actual and future human uses/needs, pollution state and cost-effectiveness.
3) The most recent step in the evolution of the indicator conept represents the "environmental indicator systems for ecosystem health", health being based on the pressure-state-impact-response model with parameters such asFile Size: KB.
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And, for additional nature-oriented selections, don't miss our special feature on Top Children's Books on Spring and Gardening. NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration partnered with NOAA's General Counsel for Natural Resources and Office of Habitat Conservation to create the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) in in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
For over 25 years we have assessed, restored, and protected coastal. Although it was written inthe environmental lessons in The Lorax still ring true today. The book discusses consumerism, deforestation, and even pollution. If you’ve seen the movie adaptation, be sure to read the book, which is much more powerful.
You can adapt discussions from this book for kids of all ages. Human activity has several detrimental effects on the environment. The use of chemicals can damage fragile ecosystems, the garbage we produce pollutes land and water and production of the energy we use results in harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.
Reversing these effects and restoring the environment. Restoration ecology involves the application of ecological concepts and theory to develop guidelines for ecological restoration. The field was defined in by the Society for Ecological Restoration International Science and Policy Working Group as “the process of assisting the recovery of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged, or.
An environmental scheme is not only a cognitive construction, but involves emotions as well. This has been recently recognized by the â€œNew Human Factorsâ€ approach, which goes beyond usability and aims at Â«the evaluation and design of the pleasantness of use and the sensory and emotional qualities of the product Â» .Cited by: 3.
Books shelved as environment: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein, The Sixth Extinction: A. There are different ways to measure restoration and determine when the work is done.
The focus can be on species assemblages, ecosystem processes, disturbance regimes, resiliency or the trajectory of the environment. Restoration can also be measured by the absence of such factors as evidence of dysfunction or the need for human maintenance.
• Incorporate spatial and temporal approaches to land use that are compatible with an area’s natural potential • Avoid land uses that convert natural ecosystems and restore damaged ecosystems • Avoid, mitigate or as a last option compensate for the effects of human File Size: KB.3.
The Ugly: Persistence of Plastics in the Environment. Although the spectrum and extent of health effects stemming from the pervasive and ubiquitous human exposure to plastics constituents are as of yet uncertain, the issue of plastic waste has been obvious and problematic for some time and demands action (Figure 1).When mass production of plastics began in the Cited by: degradation of and competition for resources, support the sustainable use and restoration of land and water resources, and ensure resilient ecosystems FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Rome, LAND AND WATER DIVISION WORKING PAPER By Feras Ziadat, Sally Bunning and Eddy De Pauw with contributions fromFile Size: 1MB.