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Applications in Ecological Engineering

By: Sven Erik Jørgensen(Editor)

372 pages, colour & b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jul 2009 | #181944 | ISBN-13: 9780444534484
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Ecological engineering involves the design, construction and management of ecosystems that have value to both humans and the environment. It is a rapidly developing discipline that provides a promising technology to solve environmental problems. Applications in Ecological Engineering covers the basic theory of ecological engineering as well as the application of these principles in environmental management.



Part I: Basic Theory for the Development and Application of Ecological Engineering

Chapter 1: Ecological Engineering and Environmental Management
Chapter 2: Ecological Engineering: Overview
Chapter 3: Design Principles
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Assessment 1
Chapter 5: Environmental Impact Assessment 2 
Chapter 6: Basic Ecological Principles as the Basis for Ecological Engineering

Part II: Use of Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems to solve Environmental Problems

Chapter 7: Buffer Zones
Chapter 8: Natural Wetlands

Part III: Restoration of Ecosystems

Chapter 9: Coastal Zone Restoration
Chapter 10: Estuary Restoration
Chapter 11: Lake Restoration
Chapter 12: Lake Restoration Methods
Chapter 13: Mine Area Remediation
Chapter 14: Riparian Zone Management and Restoration
Chapter 15. Stream Restoration

Part IV: Constructed Ecosystem – Imitation of Nature

Chapter 16: Classical and Augmentative Biological Control
Chapter 17: Conservation Biological Control and Biopesticides in Agriculture
Chapter 18: Constructed Wetlands, Subsurface Flow
Chapter 19: Constructed Wetlands, Surface Flow
Chapter 20: Estuarine Ecohydrology
Chapter 21: Impoundsments
Chapter 22: Mass Cultivation and Freshwater Microalgae
Chapter 23: Mass Production of Marine Macroalgae
Chapter 24: Multitrophic Integration for Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
Chapter 25: Organic Farming
Chapter 26: Phytoremediation
Chapter 27: Sewage Sludge Technologies
Chapter 28: Soil Movement by Tillage and Other Agricultural Activities

Part V: Application of Ecological Principles in Environmental Management

Chapter 29: Agroforestry
Chapter 30: Coastal Zone Management
Chapter 31: Erosion
Chapter 32: Forest Management
Chapter 33: Invasive Plants
Chapter 34: Invasive Species
Chapter 35: Landscape Planning
Chapter 36: Mariculture Waste Management
Chapter 37: Stream Management
Chapter 38: Water Cycle Management
Chapter 39: Watershed Management


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Sven Erik Jørgensen is professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He received a master of science in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University (1958), a doctor of environmental engineering (Karlsruhe University) and a doctor of science in ecological modelling (Copenhagen University). He is honourable doctor at Coimbra University, Portugal and at Dar es Salaam University (Tanzania). In 1975 he founded the journal Ecological Modelling and in 1978 the ISEM (International Society of Ecological Modelling). He has received several awards, the Ruder Boskovic Medal, the Prigogine Prize, the Pascal Medal, the Einstein professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Santa Chiara Prize for multidisciplinary teaching and the very prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. He has published 366 papers of which 275 were published in peer-reviewed international journals and he has edited or authored 76 books, of which several have been translated to other languages (Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). He has authored a successful textbook in ecological modelling Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling, which was published as a fourth edition together with Brian Fath in 2011. It has been translated into Chinese and Russian (third edition). Rcently he authored a well received textbook in system ecology entitled Introduction to Systems Ecology. It was published as an English edition in 2012 and as a Chinese edition in 2013. He was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, published in 2008, and of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in December 2012. He has taught courses in ecological modelling in 32 different countries. He is the editorial board member of 18 international journals in the fields of ecology and environmental management. He is currently the president of ISEM and he has been elected member of the European Academy of Science’s, for which he is the chairman of the Section for Environmental Sciences.

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