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Ecological knowledge and environmental problem-solving [electronic resource] : concepts and case studies / Committee on the Applications of Ecological Theory to Environmental Problems, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
Washington, DC : National Academy Press, 1986
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Electronic Book  QH75 .E26 1986    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Nature conservation -- Case studies
Environmental protection -- Case studies
Conservation of natural resources -- Case studies
Physical Description 1 online resource (xi, 388 p.) : ill., maps
Note Includes bibliographies and index
Contents Individuals and single populations -- Population interactions -- Community ecology -- Materials and energy -- Scales in space and time -- Analog, generic, and pilot studies and treatment of a project as an experiment -- Indicator species and biological monitoring -- Dealing with uncertainty -- The special problem of cumulative effects -- A scientific framework for environmental problem-solving -- References -- North Pacific halibut fishery management / David Policansky -- Vampire bat control in Latin America / G. Clay Mitchell -- Biological control of California red scale / Robert F. Luck -- Experimental control of malaria in West Africa / Robert M. May -- Protecting caribou during hydroelectric development in Newfoundland / David J. Kiell, Edward L. Hill, and Shane P. Mahoney -- Conserving a regional spotted owl population / Hal Salwasser -- Restoring derelict lands in Great Britain / Peter Wathern -- Optimizing timber yields in New Brunswick forests / Thom A. Erdle and Gordon L. Baskerville -- Control of eutrophication in Lake Washington : Raising the level of a subarctic lake / John T. Lehman -- Ecological effects of nuclear radiation : Ecological effects of forest clearcutting / Carl F. Jordan -- Environmental effects of DDT / John Buckley
Alternate Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Applications of Ecological Theory to Environmental Problems

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