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by Oswald J. Schmitz

  • ISBN: 1597260487
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  • Author: Oswald J. Schmitz
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (February 9, 2007)
  • Pages: 184 pages
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Oswald J. Schmitz is a professor in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation - Oswald J. Schmitz. Solving other contemporary environmental problems, such as habitat fragmentation and attendant species extinctions (Simberloff and Abele 1976), has been a less successful enterprise

Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation - Oswald J. Solving other contemporary environmental problems, such as habitat fragmentation and attendant species extinctions (Simberloff and Abele 1976), has been a less successful enterprise. In this case, the solution to the problem-halting land development and massive scale resource extraction-is usually perceived as standing in the way of human enterprise and economic well being.

Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation. Oswald J. Schmitz Global Environmental Governance. Meeting today’s environmental challenges requires a new way of thinking about the intricate dependencies between humans and nature. 184 pages . x . 5 22 photos and illustrations. Global Environmental Governance. James Gustave Speth and Peter Haas. Today's most pressing environmental problems are planetary in scope, confounding the political will of any one nation.

Environmental Conservation is one of the longest-standing, most highly-cited of the interdisciplinary environmental .

Environmental Conservation is one of the longest-standing, most highly-cited of the interdisciplinary environmental science journals.

Ecosystem ecology is the integrated study of living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of ecosystems and their interactions within an ecosystem framework. This science examines how ecosystems work and relates this to their components such as chemicals, bedrock, soil, plants, and animals. Ecosystem ecology examines physical and biological structures and examines how these ecosystem characteristics interact with each other.

Schmitz, Oswald J. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2007. This is the second volume in the new Island Press series A Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies.

Meeting today’s environmental challenges requires a new way of thinking about the intricate dependencies between humans and nature. Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation provides students and other readers with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of ecological science and their applications, offering an essential overview of the way ecology can be used to devise strategies to conserve the health and functioning of ecosystems.

The book begins by exploring the need for ecological science in understanding current environmental issues and briefly discussing what ecology is and isn’t. Subsequent chapters address critical issues in conservation and show how ecological science can be applied to them. The book explores questions such as:

• What is the role of ecological science in decision making? • What factors govern the assembly of ecosystems and determine their response to various stressors? • How does Earth’s climate system function and determine the distribution of life on Earth? • What factors control the size of populations? • How does fragmentation of the landscape affect the persistence of species on the landscape? • How does biological diversity influence ecosystem processes?

The book closes with a final chapter that addresses the need not only to understand ecological science, but to put that science into an ecosystem conservation ethics perspective.



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