Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Service Reliability

Hardcover | March 15, 2002

byMichel J. G. van Eeten, Emery Roe

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Ecology, Engineering, and the Paradox of Management is the first book that addresses and reconciles what many take to be the core paradox facing environmental decision-makers and stakeholders: How do they restore the environment while at the same time provide ever more services reliably fromthat environment, including clean air, water and energy for more and more people? The book provides a conceptual framework, empirical case analyses, and organizational proposals to resolve the paradox, be it in the US, Europe, or elsewhere. Thus, Ecology, Engineering, and the Paradox of Managementhas multiple audiences. First are the key professions involved in the protection and improvement of ecosystems and in the provision and delivery of services from those ecosystems. These include ecologists (and other natural scientists such as conservation biologists, climatologists, forestscientists, and toxicologists), engineers (as well as hydrologists, environmental engineers, civil engineers, and line operators), modeling and gaming experts, managers, planners, and power, agriculture, and recreation communities. Another audience includes university researchers in ecology,conservation biology, engineering, the policy sciences, and resource management. Those interested in interdisciplinary approaches in these fields will also find the book especially helpful. Finally, those interested in the Everglades, the Columbia River Basin, San Francisco Bay-Delta, and the GreenHeart of western Netherlands will find new insights here, as the book provides a detailed examination of the paradox in each of these cases.

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Ecology, Engineering, and the Paradox of Management is the first book that addresses and reconciles what many take to be the core paradox facing environmental decision-makers and stakeholders: How do they restore the environment while at the same time provide ever more services reliably fromthat environment, including clean air, water ...

Michel van Eeten is at School of Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis, and Management, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Emery Roe is at University of California, Berkeley.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195139682

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Table of Contents

Acronyms1. The Paradox of the Rising Demand for Both a Better Environment and More Reliable Services2. The Paradox Introduced: Concepts and Cases3. Adaptive Management in a High Reliability Context: Hard Problems, Partial Responses4. Recasting the Paradox through a Framework of Ecosystem Management Regimes5. Ecosystems in Zones of Conflict: Partial Responses as an Emerging Management Regime6. Ecosystems in Zones of Conflict: The Case for Bandwidth Management7. The Paradox Resolved: A Different Case Study and the Argument SummarizedAppendix: Modeling in the CALFED ProgramNotesReferencesIndex