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International Conference on Applied Life Sciences

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ISBN: 9789535107255 Year: Pages: 470 DOI: 10.5772/52498 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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The International Society for Applied Life Sciences (ISALS) is a worldwide Organization that aims to help scientists and researchers, publish recent findings in its scientific journals, and conferences as well as consultancy services it may provide. The society is being run by a team of highly professionals all around the world. You are welcome to join the society and contribute to improve it.

Wildlife Management - Failures, Successes and Prospects

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ISBN: 9781789852912 9781789852929 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69821 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Technology
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The decline of wildlife populations is increasingly posing a challenge to wildlife management agencies. In the face of increasing challenges such as wildlife diseases, human - wildlife conflicts, climate change, illegal hunting, and habitat loss, among others, new management models and strategies are being adopted to address these challenges. These models and strategies have, however, produced some mixed outcomes - both failures and successes. Wildlife Management - Failures, Successes and Prospects provides an understanding of some of the realities shaping wildlife management policies in different parts of the world. Drawing from case studies, the book presents some challenges facing wildlife management and the emerging management models, strategies, options for action, and success stories. This book offers a real field experience to conservation practitioners, planners, researchers, academicians, and students.

Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

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ISBN: 9781838810092 9781838810108 9781838810115 Year: Pages: 108 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75847 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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The book Advances in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment is a collection of the latest research techniques on environmental monitoring and assessments. I believe that the information contained in this book will enhance the skills of environmental scientists and decision makers and contribute to the exchange of best practices for developing and implementing optimum methods for environmental assessment and management.

Rewilding European Landscapes

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ISBN: 9783319120386 9783319120393 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-12039-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology
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Some European lands have been progressively alleviated of human pressures, particularly traditional agriculture in remote areas. This book proposes that this land abandonment can be seen as an opportunity to restore natural ecosystems via rewilding. We define rewilding as the passive management of ecological successions having in mind the long-term goal of restoring natural ecosystem processes. The book aims at introducing the concept of rewilding to scientists, students and practitioners. The first part presents the theory of rewilding in the European context. The second part of the book directly addresses the link between rewilding, biodiversity, and habitats. The third and last part is dedicated to practical aspects of the implementation of rewilding as a land management option. We believe that this book will both set the basis for future research on rewilding and help practitioners think about how rewilding can take place in areas under their management.

Land Use in Australia

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ISBN: 9781921934414 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.22459/LUA.02.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Medicine (General)
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"Land Use in Australia: Past, Present and Future, is a compilation of invited chapters from Australia’s leading specialists in land use policy and planning and land management. Chapters present many widely recognised issues involved in Australia’s land use policy and planning, including limited understanding and poor awareness of:&#xD;the rich history of poor decisions on land use planning and management across different levels of government&#xD;the discontinuities between providers of national biophysical information&#xD;the tools, data and information to improve national land use decision-making outcomes&#xD;the poor synthesis and integration between science to policy to natural resource management and resource condition&#xD;the benefits of land use practitioners engaging in connection, cooperation, mutual inquiry and collective social learnings.&#xD;The aims of the book are threefold: 1) provide a review of the current status of land use policy and planning in Australia; 2) provide a resource to inform and influence the development of land use policy and planning; and 3) provide a sound contribution to Australia’s public–private land use debates in the future.&#xD;The audience for the book includes government and non-government land management agencies from state and national bodies, universities and researchers."

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa

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Book Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series ISBN: 9780367246440 9780429283666 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices,&#xD;and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses&#xD;can alleviate food insecurity and poverty.&#xD;Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of&#xD;feeding a growing population on declining land areas under the impacts of climate&#xD;change. The overall question is what kind of farming systems can provide resilient&#xD;livelihoods? This volume presents a selection of existing farming systems that&#xD;demonstrate how more efficient use of land and natural resources, labour and other&#xD;inputs can have positive effects on household food security and livelihoods. It&#xD;examines how aquaculture, integrated water management, peri-urban&#xD;farming&#xD;systems, climate-smart&#xD;agriculture practices and parkland agroforestry contribute&#xD;multiple benefits. Drawing on case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and&#xD;Burkina Faso, contributed by young African scientists, this book provides a unique&#xD;perspective on multifunctional land use in Africa and illustrates how non-conventional&#xD;uses can be profitable while promoting social and environmental&#xD;sustainability. Tapping into the global discussion on land scarcity and linking food&#xD;security to existing land use change processes, this volume will stimulate readers&#xD;looking for diversified land uses that are compatible with both household and&#xD;national food security ambitions.&#xD;This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of African development,&#xD;agriculture, food security, land use and environmental management, as well&#xD;as sustainable development more generally, in addition to policymakers and practitioners&#xD;working in these areas.

Perspectives on Risk, Assessment and Management Paradigms

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ISBN: 9781838801335 9781838801342 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77127 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book explores various paradigms of risk, domain-specific interpretation, and application requirements and practices driven by mission and safety critical to business and service entities. The chapters fall into four categories to guide the readers with a specific focus on gaining insight into discipline-specific case studies and state of practice. In an increasingly intertwined global community, understanding, evaluating, and addressing risks and rewards will pave the way for a more transparent and objective approach to benefiting from the promises of advanced technologies while maintaining awareness and control over hazards and risks. This book is conceived to inform decision-makers and practitioners of best practices across many disciplines and sectors while encouraging innovation towards a holistic approach to risk in their areas of professional practice.

International Aid and China's Environment

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Book Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition ISBN: 9780203086520 9780415378208 9780415648684 9781134183166 9781134183159 9781134183111 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203086520 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Political Science --- Sociology --- Science (General)
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Rapid economic growth in the world's most populous nation is leading to widespread soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and the depletion of vital natural resources. The scale and severity of environmental problems in China now threaten the economic and social foundations of its modernization. Using case studies, Morton analyzes the relationship between international and local responses to environmental problems in China, challenging the prevailing wisdom that weak compliance is the only constraint upon local environmental management in China. It advances two interrelated discussions: first, it constructs a conceptual framework for understanding the key dimensions of environmental capacity. This is broadly defined to encompass the financial, institutional, technological and social aspects of environmental management. Second, the book presents the results of an empirical inquiry into the implementation of donor-funded environmental projects in both China's poorer and relatively developed regions. By drawing upon extensive fieldwork, it seeks to explain how, and under what conditions, international donors can strengthen China's environmental capacity, especially at the local level. It will be of interest to those studying Chinese politics, environmental studies and international relations.

Environmental Leadership Capacity Building in Higher Education: Experience and Lessons from Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders

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ISBN: 9784431543398 9784431543404 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54340-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Manufactures --- Environmental Sciences --- Education
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The Graduate Program in Sustainability Science under the Department of Urban Engineering of The University of Tokyo has been running an environmental leadership education program at the graduate student level since 2007 called the Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders (APIEL). This book describes the University’s experiences in establishing and organizing that program and provides some lessons learned for those who are considering starting environmental leadership education programs. APIEL’s curriculum includes the classroom topic “Environmental Challenges and Leadership in Asia.” As well, the APIEL program has field units to provide experience in problem solving, decision making, and participation, taking into consideration ecological, political, economic, social, aesthetic, and ethical aspects. Another characteristic feature of the program is that it promotes changes in attitudes and behavior that will help to solve existing environmental problems and to avoid a generation of new ones. Over the four years of study, efforts have been made to bond leadership with field-oriented exercises such as: 1) The Intensive Program on Sustainability; 2) an integral approach focused on sustainable integrated watershed management of arid regions; 3) sustainable development of programs in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand for qualifying students with problem-solving processes to combat issues such as flooding, lack of proper urban environmental infrastructure, and health risks; and 4) the Greater Pearl River Delta program with multicultural diversity to bring about sustainable urban development for a green city. All of those are described in the book. Last but not least, APIEL’s resonance throughout international networks and alumni are introduced.

Ecological Risk Assessment for Chlorpyrifos in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems in North America

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Book Series: Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology ISSN: 21976554 ISBN: 9783319038643 9783319038650 Year: Volume: 231 Pages: 282 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03865-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Biotechnology --- Environmental Sciences --- Manufactures --- Pharmacy and materia medica
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This book attempts to provide concise, critical reviews of timely advances, philosophy and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in any segment of the environment, as well as toxicological implications.

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