Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 16, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field.  Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one.  Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy.  The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices.  This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services.
  

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Contents

SUSTAINABLE HUMANDOMINATED
1
HumanDominated Earth
8
Contents
9
Structure of This Book
17
X
19
Further Readings
39
Contents
42
BIOMES
64
Energy Flow through Ecosystems
164
Mass Flow through Ecosystems
175
References
184
Biotic Interactions
190
Environmental and Habitat Impacts
198
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN
267
Summary
280
Initial Steps
287

Ecoregions
72
Other Land Classification Systems
78
Further Readings
104
Summary
125
Summary
143
Further Readings
160
Refugia
300
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES DESIGN
307
Industrial Sustainability Metrics
320
References
327
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Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, CSE, is past president of the American Ecological Engineering Society and Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas. He is a registered professional engineer and a certified senior ecologist.

Robert A. Morgan, PhD, PE, is Manager of Environmental Quality of the Beaver Water District, which is responsible for protecting the water quality of a major water supply system through watershed management. He is a registered professional engineer with thirty years of enginering design experience.

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