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Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5238234
  • Book
  • July 2021
  • 528 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Learn from this integrated approach to the management and restoration of ecosystems edited by an international leader in the field 

The Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest research and practical developments in the rapidly evolving fields of ecological and ecosystem engineering. Beginning with an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem services, the book addresses a wide variety of issues central to the restoration and remediation of ecological environments. 

The book contains fulsome analyses of the restoration, rehabilitation, conservation, sustainability, reconstruction, remediation, and reclamation of ecosystems using ecological engineering techniques. Case studies are used to highlight practical applications of the theory discussed within. 

The material in the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering is particularly relevant at a time when the human population is dramatically rising, and the exploitation of natural resources is putting increasing pressure on planetary ecosystems. The book demonstrates how modern scientific ecology can contribute to the greening of the environment through the inclusion of concrete examples of successful applied management. The book also includes: 

  • A thorough discussion of ecological engineering and ecosystem services theory and practice 
  • An exploration of ecological and ecosystem engineering economic and environmental revitalization 
  • An examination of the role of soil meso and macrofauna indicators for restoration assessment success in a rehabilitated mine site 
  • A treatment of the mitigation of urban environmental issues by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering 
  • A discussion of soil fertility restoration theory and practice 

Perfect for academic researchers, industry scientists, and environmental engineers working in the fields of ecological engineering, environmental science, and biotechnology, the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering also belongs on the bookshelves of environmental regulators and consultants, policy makers, and employees of non-governmental organizations working on sustainable development. 

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1 Ecological engineering and ecosystem services -theory and practice

2  Ecological and ecosystem engineering for economic-environmental  revitalization

3 Environmental issues and priority areas for ecological engineering initiatives

4 The role of Soil meso and macrofauna indicators for restoration assessment success in rehabilitated mine site

5 Urban Environmental issues – solutions by ecological and ecosystem engineering

6. Mitigation  of Urban Environmental issues by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering

7 Soil fertility restoration, theory and practice

8 Extracellular soil enzymes act as moderator to restore carbon in the soil habitats

9 Ecological engineering for solid waste reduction and resource recovery

10 Urban floods and mitigation  by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering

11 Ecological engineering and restoration of mine ecosystems

12 Restoration of abandoned mines 

13 Wetland and watershed Lake restoration

14 Restoration of Riverine Health: An Ecohydrological Approach - Flow Regimes and 

Aquatic Biodiversity

15 Ecosystem services of phoomdi islands of Loktak, a dying Ramsar site in north-east India

16  The application of reefs in shoreline protection

17  Mangroves, as shore engineers,are nature-based solutionsfor ensuring coastal protection

18 Forests degradation prevention through nature based solution: an indian perspectives

19 Restoring Ecosystem Services of Degraded Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

20 Forest degradation prevention

21 Air quality improvement using Phytodiversity and Plant architecture

22 Phylloremediation

23 Air quality improvement using phytodiversity and plant architecture

24 Air quality improvement using phytodiversity and plant architecture D. N. Magana

25 Knowledge explosion  digital e science and ecosystems

26 Nanotechnology in Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

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Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad University of Hyderabad, India.
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