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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5230565
  • Book
  • July 2021
  • 550 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition provides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth's biosphere caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes, with important implications for humans. This volume, from Elsevier's Hazards and Disasters Series, incorporates perspectives from the natural and social sciences to offer in-depth coverage of threats from microscopic organisms to celestial objects and their potential impacts. With contributions from expert ecologists and environmental, biological, and agricultural scientists, readers will gain the latest understanding of research on damages, causality, economic impacts, preparedness, and mitigation.
  • Provides inter- and multi-disciplinary research accessible to both specialists and non-specialists
  • Contains full-color tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes
  • Features newly added chapters on emerging hazards and risks in human health, such as the spread of disease
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1. Introduction 2. Algal bloom 3. Grasshopper Infestations 4. Locust swarms 5. Decline of bees and other pollinators 6. Bark beetle infestation 7. Release of natural enemies 8. Animals as hazards 9. Biodiversity 10. Environmental disease 11. Land degradation 12. Deforestation 13. Ecological impacts of climate change 14. Comet and asteroid strikes
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Sivanpillai, Ramesh
Ramesh Sivanpillai is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming.

Research Interests

Remote Sensing: Digital processing of satellite and aerial images, data fusion, image enhancement and classification. Mapping and monitoring land cover, forest, agriculture, rangeland, water bodies and natural resources. Change detection using satellite data. Time series analyses using AVHRR and MODIS data.

Geographic Information Systems: Integration of GIS and remotely sensed data, analyzing spatial variability in natural resources.

Landscape Ecology: Analyzing spatial patterns of land cover features and quantify their changes through time using landscape ecological models.

Statistical Applications: Multivariate analyses, time-series analyses, design and analyses of experiments and geostatistics.
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