Ecology and Control of the Natural Environment by Yu.A. IzraelEcology and Control of the Natural Environment by Yu.A. Izrael

Ecology and Control of the Natural Environment

byYu.A. IzraelEditorH.Yu. Vajl, N.V. Kostiljova

Paperback | November 5, 2012

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In recent decades it has become increasingly urgent to protect human health and wellbeing from the possible negative consequences of man's economic activities, both at the actual production sites and in areas where the im­ pact is felt. These negative effects have gradually become more and more widespread, presenting a major hazard to the natural environment, taking on an international character, and assuming global proportions. For the countries of Europe and North America, transport of pollutants and acid rain across boundaries is a serious problem. After the Chernobyl reactor accident, regular measurements of radioactive isotopes became im­ perative. It is obvious that drastic measures, including steps taken on an interna­ tionallevel, are required to limit the negative anthropogenic impact on the environment. Under the conditions of this growing man-caused impact on nature, the existing ecological reserves of the biosphere should be husbanded especially carefully. We must determine the regimes of rational utilization of these reserves and of judicious management of the natural environment, thereby maintaining a high quality of the biosphere and preserving nature's regener­ ative capacity. Reliable methods should be developed to keep the environ­ ment from being overloaded and to safeguard the elements of the biosphere from injury. Given such a situation, it is of particular importance to have objective information about the critical factors of the human impact and the actual state of the biosphere, as well as to obtain forecasts of its future state.
Title:Ecology and Control of the Natural EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pagesPublished:November 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401054991

ISBN - 13:9789401054997


Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to the Problem. Section I: Comprehensive Analysis and Control of the State of the Environment. 1. Comprehensive Analysis of the Natural Environment. 2. Permissible Loading on the Biosphere and the Principles of Establishment of Ecological Standards. 3. Environmental Quality Control. Section II: Concept of Monitoring. 4. Concept of Monitoring Anthropogenic Changes. 5. Ecological Monitoring. 6. Climate Monitoring. 7. Realisation of Monitoring Systems and Control of the State of Natural Environment. Section III. Global Ecological Problems. Critical Anthropogenic Impacts on the Biosphere. 8. Consequences of Anthropogenic Impacts of the Atmosphere and Climate. 9. Long-Range Pollutant Transport. Acid Rains Ecotoxicology. 10. Atmosphere and Climate under Stress Conditions. Geophysical and Ecological Consequences of a Nuclear War. 11. Anthropogenic Impact on the World Oceans. Conclusion: The Ways to Solve the Problems of Anthropogenic Changes in the Biosphere.