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Ecosytems and Sustainable Development VII

Proceedings

Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 122

By: Carlos A Brebbia (Author), Enzo Tiezzi (Author)

640 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #206313 | ISBN-13: 9781845641948
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About this book

ECOSUD is a challenge for the creation of a new science in line with Prigogine's statement that "at all levels we observe events associated with the emergence of novelties and narrative elements, which we may associate with the creative power of nature". This is not only a platform to present novel research related to ecological problems from all over the world; 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.

The Seventh International Conference in the well-established series on Ecosystems and Sustainable Development contains papers on the following topics: Greenhouse issues; Ecosystems modelling; Mathematical and system modelling; Natural resources management; Environmental indicators; Sustainability development studies; Recovery of damaged areas; Energy and the environment; Socio economic factors; Soil contamination; Waste management; Water resources; Environmental management.


Contents

Section 1: Greenhouse issues
- Global warming potential revisited
- Different accounting approaches to harvested wood products (HWP) in a local greenhouse gas inventory
- CO2 budget estimation and mapping at a local scale

Section 2: Ecosystems modelling
- Ecosystem self-organization in the Venice Lagoon
- The thermodynamic characteristics of systems governing by the weighted sum of nonlinear pairwise interactions

Section 3: Mathematical and system modelling
- Modelling the effect of temperature and photoperiod on the faba bean (Vicia faba L.)
- Lotus glaber Mill: comparison of some morphological-physiological characters between an induced autotetraploid population and diploid cultivars
- A geometric model for the generation of models defined in Complex Systems
- Sources and fates of heavy metals in complex, urban aquatic systems: modelling study based on Stockholm, Sweden
- Mathematical models to estimate leaf area in plants of wheat
- Influence of land use change on hydrology of shallow water table environments
- Discrimination of mass movement in Alpine Slovenia using PSInSAR data
- Quantitative characterization of response behaviors and individual variation in Chironomus riparius after treatments of diazinon

Section 4: Natural resources management
- Developing a sustainable forest biomass industry: case of the US northeast
- Sustainable use of Baltic Sea natural resources based on ecological engineering and biogas production
- Baltic Sea Regional Advisory Council as a hybrid management framework for sustainable fisheries
- The plankton from Maracajau reef ecosystem (Brazil) - offshore coral reefs under multiple human stressors

Section 5: Environmental indicators
- Modifying the ISEW and taking into account energy
- Deriving environmental management practices with the Ecological Footprint Analysis: a case study for the Abruzzo Region
- Environmental performance of a petrochemical company after ISO 14001 certification
- Energy demand analysis and energy labelling of new residential buildings in Tuscany (Italy)
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) combined with EMergy evaluation for a better understanding of the environmental aspects associated with a crystal glass supply chain
- Community indicators provide an early warning system and measure progress of sustainability initiatives
- Zooplankton from shrimp culture ponds in Northeastern Brazil

Section 6: Sustainability development studies
- Resource use, dependence and vulnerability: community-resource linkages on Alaska's Tongass National Forest
- Integrating human and natural systems sustainably: emergy evaluation and visualization of the Abruzzo Region
- Ecosystem services: a means to diffuse political land use decisions in peri-urban regions
- Zero-fossil-energy powered infrastructure and buildings on Catalina Island in Southern California
- Stepping towards sustainable urban drainage practices at Acari River Basin in Rio de Janeiro
- On the sustainable management of the Gulf of California

Section 7: Recovery of damaged areas
- North-East Estonian coastal sea: recovery from the past anthropogenic pressure and new stressors on the background of natural variability
- Evaluating the social, economic, and environmental drivers of urban brownfields redevelopment in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
- Dust storms in Middle Asia: spatial and temporal variations
- Mitigation of repetitively flooded homes in New Orleans, Louisiana

Section 8: Energy and the environment
- Bioethanol potentials from marine residual biomass: an Emergy evaluation
- H2 sorption performance of NaBH4-MgH2 composites prepared by mechanical activation
- Electrification expansion in the Winterveld region of South Africa in the face of pressure to reduce electricity consumption

Section 9: Socio economic factors
- Nonmarket valuation of inner-city ecological values
- Newforest institute: restoring habitat for resilience and vision in the forested landscape
- Involving social participation in the preservation of heritage: the experience of Greater Poland and Kujavia

Section 10: Soil contamination
- Application of meat and bone meals in agricultural ecosystems and their effect on the aquatic environment
- Accumulation coefficient and translocation factor of heavy metals through Ochradenus baccatus plant grown on mining area at Mahad AD'Dahab, Saudi Arabia

Section 11: Waste management
- Tourism impact on municipal solid waste: elaborations for the case study Adriatic Riviera (Province of Rimini, Italy)
- Towards a sustainable scheme of reclaimed wastewater reuse in Chihuahua, Mexico
- New connections to create self-generate and self-maintain production systems
- Recycling of foundry sand residuals as aggregates in ceramic formulations for construction materials
- Utilization of organic refuse compost for agricultural production on material recycling society
- Development of sprayed backfill technology

Section 12: Water resources
- The role of a dam in a water management system in Italy: physical and economic implications
- Socio-economic factors that impact the desire to protect freshwater flow in the Rio Grande, USA
- Role of science-based and adaptive management in allocating environmental flows to the Nueces Estuary, Texas, USA
- Seasonal evaluation of the effluent quality of the Rosarito, Mexico wastewater treatment plant and identification of alternatives for its indirect reuse

Section 13: Environmental management
- The complex planning of innovation
- Robust design of wastewater systems at regional level
- Achieving sustainability in agriculture: lessons from Australia


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