About this book
Investigates methods for assessing, monitoring and managing diversity and presents case studies to illustrate the integration of socio-economic, ecological and human health implications of environmental degradation.
PART I: EMERGING CONCEPTSPrefaceSETTING THE STAGEOverview: Regaining healthy ecoystems: The supreme challenge of our age, David J. RapportThe politics of the environment, Ola UllstenEnvironmental health research challenges, Kenneth OldenTowards eco-responsibility: The need for new education, new technologies, new teams, and new economics, William S. FyfePERSPECTIVES ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTHOverview: Perspectives on ecosystem health, David J. RapportThe ethics of ecological integrity and ecosystem health: The interface, Laura WestraEcological integrity and material growth: Irreconcilable conflict? William E. ReesPopulation health issues in the management of air quality, Richard T.Burnett, Barry Jessiman, David Stieb, and Daniel KrewskiGlobal environmental changes and health: Approaches to assessing risks, A.J. McMichael and R.S. KovatsIntegrated research on health effects of global climate change, J.A. PatzUse of meteorological data to predict mosquito-borne encephalitis risk in California: Preliminary observations in Kern County, William K. ReisenPreparing for the quantum leap to sustainability: A toolkit for future-friendly cities, Mathis WackernagelBUILDING POLICIES AND LINKAGESOverview: Building policies and linkages, Barry W. WilsonThe CALFED ecosystem restoration program: Complexity and compromise, Rick SoehrenUnderstanding the politics of ecological regulation: Appropriate use of the concept of ecosystem healthJohn FreemuthAttitudes and their influence on nature valuation and management in relation to sustainable development, Hans A.M. de Kruijf, Ekko C. van Ierland, C. Martijn van der Heide, and Jos M. DekkerHumane values as a basis for ecosystem healthJohn W. Grandy and Allen T. Rutberg, The role of the Water Education Foundation in creating factual awareness and facilitating consensus in western water issues, Rita Schmidt SudmanAddressing threats to the health of coastal and near-coastal ecosystems-The Gulf of Mexico, James D. GiattinaSETTING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES IN MANAGING FOR HEALTHY ECOSYSTEMSOverview: Setting goals and objectives in managing for healthy ecosystems, Robert T. LackeyAdaptive restoration: A strategic approach for integrating research into restoration projects, J.B. Zedler and J. CallawayAppropriate use of ecosystem health and normative science in ecological policy, Robert T. LackeyEcosystem health: A flawed basis for federal regulation and land use management, Allan K. FitzsimmonsQuality of life, recreation, and natural environments: Exploring the connection, Alan EwertNatural capital differentiation, sustainability, and regional environmental policy, Cecilia ColladosFINDING INDICATORSOverview: Can we develop and utilize indicators of ecological integrity to manage ecosystems successfully? Gary N. CherrA conceptual framework for choosing indicators of ecological integrity: Case-study of the San Francisco Bay-Delta-River System, Karen Levy, Terry F. Young, a