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Ecosystems and Sustainable Development VIII

Proceedings

Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 144

By: Carlos A Brebbia (Editor), Esteve Y Villacampa (Editor)

544 pages, Illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2011 | #206216 | ISBN-13: 9781845645106
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About this book

The biennial series of conferences on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development (ECOSUD), originating from the work of the late Nobel laureate, Ilya Prigogine, raises the challenge of seeking to integrate thermodynamics, ecology and economics into ecodynamics. The conference is not only a platform to present novel research related to ecological problems from all over the world, but it also gives opportunities for new emergent ideas in science arising from the cross fertilization of different disciplines, including mathematical models and eco-informatics, evolutionary thermodynamics and biodiversity, structures in ecosystems modelling and landscapes to mention but a few.

Ecosystems and Sustainable Development contains papers presented at the Eighth International Conference in the well-established conference series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development. Conference topics include: Ecosystems modeling; Natural resources management; Environmental indicators; Sustainable development studies; Data mining applications; Energy and the environment; Soil contamination; Waste management; Ecotoxicity.


Contents

On the non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields on charge transport processes in ecosystems
L. Brizhik;

The effect of human disturbance on site habitat diversity and avifauna community composition in suburban conservation areas
P. F. Mooney;

Modelling the value of wetlands in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, using community preferences
F. Mombo; S. Speelman; D. Phillip; G. van Huylenbroeck;

A participatory approach for modeling alternative future land use scenarios around Nairobi National Park using Bayesian Belief Networks
J. T. McCloskey; R. J. Lilieholm; R. Boone; R. Reid; S. Sader; D. Nkedianye; M. Said; J. Worden;

Characterisation of the spatial variability of waterlogging in the Blue River Basin (Argentina)
Y. Villacampa; P. Sastre; M. Gandini; A. Cañibano; M. Cortés;

Central Baltic Sea herring: effect of environmental trends and fishery management
R. Aps; M. Fetissov; N. Holmgren; N. Norrström; S. Kuikka;

Unsustainable use of groundwater resources in agricultural and urban areas: a persistent scatterer study of land subsidence at the basin scale
G. Righini; F. Raspini; S. Moretti; F. Cigna;

Assessment of water resource consumption in building construction in India
S. Bardhan;

The deterioration of basin and sediment overlapping in the infrastructure of the irrigation districts in Mexico
R. Lomeli; N. Alvarez;

Top-bioclimate conditions associated with the natural occurrence of two Amazonian tree species for sustainable reforestation in the State of Para, Brazil
L. G. Martorano; D. C. A. Monteiro; S. Brienza Jr.; L. S. Lisboa; J. M. do Espírito Santo; R. F. Almeida;

Biomes, ecosystem services and emergy: is there a relationship?
L. Coscieme; N. Marchettini; S. Bastianoni; F. M. Pulselli;

Spatial and temporal trends of heavy metal accumulation in mosses in Estonia
H. Kösta; S. Liiv;

Sculpture to measure particulate air pollution
R. G. Wakeland;

Monitoring urban dynamics: the case of the Metropolitan area of Central Tuscany
R. M. Pulselli; P. Romano; V. Niccolucci; N. Marchettini;

Process sustainability prediction: a computer aided design tool for sustainable industrial development
M. Fermeglia; L. Toma; G. Longo;

Tourism carrying capacity assessment and environment: the case of Crete
B. S. Tselentis; D. G. Prokopiou; Em. Gyalirakis; D. Bouga;

An alternative tourism model for sustainable development in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
O. Arizpe; A. Gámez;

The importance of urban sustainable development in a flood threatened area: the case of the northern coast of El Campello (Spain)
J. Valdés-Abellán; A. J. Tenza-Abril; J. M. Ortega; E. Sánchez-Camacho;

Sustainable and unsustainable agriculture in Ghana and Nigeria: 1960–2009
S. Onyeiwu; E. Pallant; M. Hanlon;

Biometric analysis of eucalyptus forests in the five initial years of development
A. L. T. Fernandes; T. de M. Florêncio; M. F. de Faria;

Negotiations over mineral extraction titles with bilateral asymmetric information: the case of developing countries
R. D. Mounanga Mabiala; C. Yang;

Climate change in the Pacific: Tuvalu case-study
I. M. Madaleno;

Certifications in construction: a case study comparing LEED and HQE
E. Vazquez; M. Miguez; L. Alves; J. Valente; G. Rossi;

Sustainability in civil construction applied in the construction site phase
E. Vazquez; S. Rola; D. Martins; M. Freitas; L. Pinguelli Rosa;

Sustainable carbon neutral building design: new simulation tools for teaching green buildings
S. Vassigh;

Financial sustainability of the waste treatment projects that follow PPP contracts in Greece: a formula for the calculation of the profit rate
A. Sotirchos; A. C. Karmperis; K. Aravossis; I. Tatsiopoulos;

Sustainable development indicators for integrated coastal management: definition area and spatial properties
J. Kaulins; R. Ernsteins; I. Kudreņickis;

Sustainable economy of the ecological footprint: economic analysis and impacts
S. H. Shakir Hanna; I. W. Osborne-Lee;

Determination of the amount of carbon stored in a disturbed mangrove forest in Campeche, Mexico
R. M. Cerón; J. G. Cerón; J. J. Guerra; J. C. Zavala; L. E. Amador; E. Endañu; G. Moreno;

Historical contamination and brownfield management: what does economic theory say about it?
S. Čiháková Aguilar; M. Černíková; M. Dubová;

Identifying the most relevant issues to minimize an automated irrigation water supply in vineyards using Data Mining
A. Rabasa Dolado; J. M. Molina Martínez; H. Puerto Molina; J. J. Rodríguez-Sala; L. Santamaría Arana; A. Ruiz Canales;

A study of drivers for agricultural land abandonment using GIS and Data Mining techniques
B. M. Zaragozí; J. T. Navarro; A. Ramón; J. J. Rodríguez-Sala;

Analysis of the determining parameters of energy efficiency on residential buildings in the Mediterranean climate
A. Pastor; F. García-Alonso; J. A. Reyes; Y. Villacampa;

Energy efficiency in South Africa: policy perspectives and the path to low carbon growth
G. Nhamo; A. Bimha;

Influence of the methods of estimation of the wind velocity distribution parameters on the accuracy of wind energy calculations
T. Niedoba; B. Soliński;

Cultural evolution, energy use and human development
C. Viniegra;

Remediation of arsenic contaminated soil using soil washing with an acidic and reducing solution
J. G. Kim; J. H. Lee; Y. C. Cho; S. H. Park;

Measurement of concentrations of the natural radio-activities and Cs-137 in soil samples in the Al-Baha region of Saudi Arabia
A. A. Al-Zahrany; K. S. Al-Mogabes;

Carbon dioxide balance and cost analysis for different scenarios of solid waste management
D. Panepinto; G. Genon;

Reducing municipal waste through promoting integrated sustainable waste management (ISWM) practices in Surabaya city, Indonesia
D. G. J. Premakumara; M. Abe; T. Maeda;

Community patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates in streams in relation to temperature variation using the Self-Organizing Map
S.-H. Park; D.-H. Kim; W.-S. Cho; M. Bae; Y.-S. Park; Y.-E. Na; T.-S. Chon;

Engineered ecosystem development for Agro-Process Intensification
G. Akay; S. Fleming;

Ecotoxicity of anionic surfactants AKYPO
E. Jurado; M. Fernández-Serrano; J. Núñez-Olea,; M. Lechuga; F. Ríos;


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