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Ecosystems and sustainable development V

Author: Enzo Tiezzi
Publisher: Southampton ; Boston : WIT Press, ©2005.
Series: NATO ASI series., Series G,, Ecological sciences.; WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 81.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book contains proceedings from the fifth International Conference on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. With over 70 contributions divided into sections such as: Biodiversity; Conservation  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enzo Tiezzi
ISBN: 1845640136 9781845640132
OCLC Number: 57484167
Notes: Conference proceedings.
Description: 755 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Section 1: Thermodynamics and ecology; Ecodynamics: the quest for evolutionary physics; Replicator equations, response functions and entropy measures in science: mathematical background; Thermodynamic optimisation of the use of natural resources: an agroalimentary production in a Chianti farm (Italy); Section 2: Sustainability indicators; Quantifying possible pathways of sustainable development of a territorial system; How to measure the sustainability of an area: the SPIn-Eco project of the Province of Siena; Sustainable indicators in desertification phenomena: application to Calabria, Italy; Section 3: Mathematical and system modelling; Wildfire hazard evaluation through a space-time point process conditional intensity model; A cellular automata model for predicting fire spread; An evolutionary approach to simulate an industrial system; Topological key players in communities: the network perspective; An image of organization in a virtual environment; Section 4: Ecosystems modelling; Nonlinear time series analysis of ecological data collected in the Lagoon of Orbetello, Italy; A model based estimation of the effect of population concentration in the urban areas in Eastern Asia in terms of nitrogen pollution; A simple empirical model of data fouling in marine fisheries; Significance of carbonic anhydrase and its distribution in the Karst ecosystem; Section 5: Biodiversity; Several results of Simpson diversity indices and exploratory data analysis in the Pielou model; Biodiversity conservation and rural sustainability: a case study of the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor in Southern Costa Rica; Study of species changes under impact of the change in an ecological factor. Case study: the flood spreading project in Zanjan, Iran; Green roofs, storm water management, and biodiversity in Malmo, Sweden; Section 6: Sustainability development studies; Collaboration for Local Agenda 21 implementation: a case-study of the Basque Country; A conceptual approach to urban rejuvenation: a design intervention exercise in the historic silver triangle of Kuala Lumpur; Linking equitable redevelopment to reduced damages from metropolitan sprawl; Sustainability planning: pushing against institutional barriers; After the revolution, sustainable development - Las Terrazas, Cuba; Regeneration and sustainable development in the transformation of Shanghai; Section 7: Conservation and management of ecological areas; Alternative future growth scenarios for Utah's Wasatch Front: assessing the impacts of development on the loss of prime agricultural lands; Management of biodiversity in protected areas with sustainability Control; The building's function in the containment and organization of activities in the Kiron system; Section 8: Economic issues; Incorporating nature valuation in cost-benefit analysis; Financial efficiency versus social efficiency: a comparison using selected agrarian profiles in Andalusia; Establishing ecotourism in Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani, India; Financing the ecological city; Section 9: Energy conservation and generation; Environmental impacts of commercial energy efficiency; Energy saving in building ventilation; Viable and sustainable alternatives for post consumed oil packages; Section 10: Environmental and ecological policies; Adding coevolutionary principles to a holistic paradigm of sustainable development; Land use in the future - needs and limitations; Incentive policy in the area of the housing market for the implementation of the Kyoto targets: the case of Austria; How nature and men could better interact: on ecosystem service evaluation and nutrient recycling in a principal-agent-framework; Policy instruments for eliminating plastic bags from South Africa's environment; Section 11: Environmental management; One-person households - a resource time bomb?; Environmental impacts of the regulation of the Shinano River, Niigata prefecture, Japan; Groundwater flow and flushing of animal burrows in tropical mangrove swamps; Carbon dioxide long-term emissions and its storage options in the Baltic Region; Section 12: Environmental risk; Effect of wrack accumulation on salt marsh vegetation, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York City, New York; Geochemical and geophysical characterisation of a municipal solid waste landfill; Learning from Jonglei - enough compromises on our ecosystems!; The methods of forecasting of SO2 and suspended dust concentrations for warning purposes in the example of selected polluted regions in Poland; Section 13: Natural resources management; Sustainability of wetlands: nature conservation and agriculture in Baixo Vouga Lagunar; Light control of the productivity of aquatic ecosystems; Self-regulation strategies and co-management of fisheries resources in the Amazon basin; Section 14: Recovery of damaged areas; Feasibility studies of utilizing domestic waste to refill a discarded open iron mine; Geoplastics method as a tool for disturbed territories rehabilitation; Enhanced soil-washing treatment for soils which are highly contaminated with crude oil; Section 15: Remote sensing; Analysis of rapid land-use/land-cover change in North-eastern China using Landsat TM/ETM+ data; Space technology contribution for sustainable development in the Amazon floodplain; Investigation and design of a classification and mapping system for landscape scenic quality, using digital photographs, GIS and GPS; Section 16: Landscapes and forestation issues; Urban landscape ecology in the Delta Metropolis, a modern chaos?; Dynamics and evolution of urban patterns: the evidence of the Mobile Landscape project; Urban forest ecosystem structure and the function of the gulf coastal communities in the United States; Amazon River Basin: characterization and environmental impacts due to deforestation; Landform characteristics and the impact of human structures on the coastal area of Pozzallo (South Sicily, Italy); Wetland impacts on the optical characteristics of the inshore bays of Lake Victoria, East Africa; Section 17: Soil and agricultural issues; Environmental and socio-economic contributions of palm-leaf geotextiles to sustainable development and soil conservation; Sustainable agriculture in the West African savannah: considerations for modern crop promotion in traditional farming systems; Adaptation of life cycle assessment (LCA) to agricultural production on a regional scale in Japan; Section 18: Water resources; Clean technology for alternative irrigation systems; Methods for biomass amount and sorption capacity estimation; Evaluation of a parking lot bioretention cell for removal of stormwater pollutants; Status of the Barra das Jangadas estuary (North-eastern Brazil): an ecological approach; Section 19: Sustainable waste management; Use of material flow analysis for assessing solid waste management in Germany regarding sustainable solutions; Cement based floors with rubber addition; Complex systems and slaughterhouse waste management
Series Title: NATO ASI series., Series G,, Ecological sciences.; WIT transactions on ecology and the environment, v. 81.
Responsibility: editors, E. Tiezzi [and others].


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