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Warfare Ecology: A New Synthesis for Peace and Security

Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security

Edited By: Gary E Machlis, Thor Hanson, Jean E McKendry and Zdravko Spiric

304 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, maps, tables


Paperback | May 2011 | #192694 | ISBN-13: 9789400712867
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Hardback | May 2011 | #192693 | ISBN-13: 9789400712133
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This volume outlines the distinctive elements, scope, and usefulness of a new and emerging field of applied ecology named warfare ecology. Based on a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico, the book provides both a theoretical overview of this field and case studies that range from mercury contamination during World War I in Slovenia to the ecosystem impacts of the Palestinian occupation, and from the bombing of coral reefs of Vieques to biodiversity loss due to violent conflicts in Africa. It also includes reprints of several classical papers that set the stage for the new synthesis described by the authors.


Introduction: A New Synthesis

Part 1. Foundations
- Environmental Consequences of the Second Indo-China War; A. Westing, 1975, reprinted from Ambio
- Environmental Change and Violent Conflict; T.F. Homer-Dixon et al
- Resource Competition and World Pollitics in the Twenty-First Century; M. Klare, 2000 reprinted from Current History
- Warfare Ecology; G.E. Machlis, T. Hanson, 2008, reprinted from BioScience

Part 2. Preparations
- Climate Change, Natural Resources, and Conflict: A Contribution to the Ecology of Warfare; J.A. McNeely
- Ecological Impacts of Large-Scale War Preparations: Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan, M. Burkitbayev et al
- Ecological, Radiological and Toxicological Effects of Naval Bombardment on the Coral Reefs of Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico; J.W. Porter et al

Part 3. War
- War and Biodiversity Conservation: The Role of Warfare Ecology; T. Hanson
- A Public Health Approach to Warfare; J. Leaning
- The Application of Warfare Ecology to Belligerent Occupations; M. Mason

Part 4. Postwar
- Restoration and Reconstruction for Environmental Security; S.J. Meharg
- Environmental Biomonitoring as a Tool in Risk and Impact Assessment Associated with Post-Conflict Restoration and Rehabilitation; M. Horvat
- Stability and Sustainability in Peace Building: Priority Area for Warfare Ecology; A. Swain, F. Krampe
- Territory Spoiled by Blasting Mines - A Croatian Case Study; Z. Spiric, T. Grgi c

Part 5. Advancing the Field of Warfare Ecology
- The Certain Uncertainty: The Political Ecology of Environmental Security; P.H. Liotta, A.W. Shearer
- Application of the Human Ecosystem Model in Warfare Ecology; S.E. Dalton
- Professional Training and Graduate Education Needs in Warfare Ecology; E. Mel#ndez-Ackerman
- An Essay on the Relationship of Warfare Ecology to General Ecology; A. Farina
- Observations and Insights from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Warfare Ecology; W. Doe III et al.

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