Biological And Environmental Hazards, Risks, And Disasters by Ramesh SivanpillaiBiological And Environmental Hazards, Risks, And Disasters by Ramesh Sivanpillai

Biological And Environmental Hazards, Risks, And Disasters

byRamesh SivanpillaiEditorJohn F. Shroder

Hardcover | November 24, 2015

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Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disastersprovides an integrated look at major impacts to the Earth's biosphere. Many of these are caused by diseases, algal blooms, insects, animals, species extinction, deforestation, land degradation, and comet and asteroid strikes that have important implications for humans.

This volume, from Elsevier'sHazards and Disasters Series, provides an in-depth view of threats, ranging from microscopic organisms to celestial objects. Perspectives from both natural and social sciences provide an in-depth understanding of potential impacts.



  • Contributions from expert ecologists, environmental, biological, and agricultural scientists, and public health specialists selected by a world-renowned editorial board
  • Presents the latest research on damages, causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and preparedness and mitigation
  • Contains tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes
Ramesh Sivanpillai is a Remote Sensing Scientist at the Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC) at the University of Wyoming.Research InterestsRemote Sensing: Digital processing of satellite and aerial images, data fusion, image enhancement and classification. Mapping and monitoring land cover, forest, agriculture, range...
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Title:Biological And Environmental Hazards, Risks, And DisastersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:492 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 24, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123948479

ISBN - 13:9780123948472

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Algal bloomsSuzanne Mcgowan

3 Grasshopper InfestationsScott Schell

4 Locust swarmsJeffrey Lockwood

4.1 The Australian plague locust ChrisAdriaansen

4.2 Desert locustKeith Cressman

4.3 Other locustsRamesh Sivanpillai

5 Decline of bees and other pollinatorsNorman Carreck

6 Bark beetle infestationKevin Hyde

7 Release of natural enemiesJames Cuda

8 Animals as hazardsRachel M. Cavin

9 BiodiversityRobert M. May

10 Environmental diseaseKirsten M.M. Beyer

11 Land degradationPaolo D'Odorico

11.1 DesertificationSarah Harris

11.2 Grassland DegradationAbbey F. Wick

11.3 Rangeland EcosystemsJay P. Angerer

12 DeforestationRichard Houghton

12.1 Deforestation SE AsiaEdgar C. Turner

12.2 NepalRam P. Chaudhary

12.3 Deforestation in Latin AmericaTimothy Boekhout van Solinge

13 Ecological impacts of climate changeGeorge Malanson

14 Comet and asteroid strikesRené A. De Hon