Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective by Philip DeardenEnvironmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective by Philip Dearden

Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective

byPhilip Dearden, Bruce Mitchell

Paperback | April 6, 2016

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This fascinating introduction to environmental studies explores contemporary issues such as drought, flooding, loss of biodiversity, ecosystem toxicity, and crop failure, while also offering the tools to understand the impacts, alternatives, and possible solutions. This fully updated andrevised edition reflects the most current data, profiles the most pressing environmental hotspots both at home and abroad, and emphasizes that being informed is the key to meeting environmental challenges and affecting positive change.
Philip Dearden is a prolific and well-known geographer who teaches in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. His research specialization is in conservation, in particular protected areas systems, and his work in this field has taken him around the world, though his focus has been on Canada and Southeast Asia. Curren...
Title:Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part A: Introduction1. Environment, Resources, and SocietyIntroduction: Change and ChallengeDefining Environment and ResourcesThree Waves Regarding Approaches to Environmental ManagementAlternative Approaches to Understanding Complex Natural and Socio-economic SystemsScience-Based Management of Resources and EnvironmentWar on Science?The Northern Gateway ProposalWicked ProblemsSustainable Development and ResilienceThe Global PictureJurisdictional Arrangements for Environmental Management in CanadaMeasuring ProgressPart B: The Ecosphere2. Energy Flows and EcosystemsEnergyEnergy Flows in Ecological SystemsEcosystem StructureAbiotic ComponentsImpacts of Global Change3. Ecosystems Are DynamicEcological SuccessionChanging EcosystemsPopulation GrowthEvolution, Speciation, and Extinction4. Ecosystems and Matter CyclingMatterBiogeochemical CyclesThe Hydrological CycleBiogeochemical Cycles and Human ActivityPart C: Planning and Management: Philosophy, Process, and Product5. Planning and Management PerspectivesPlanning and Management Components6. Planning and Management: Processes and MethodsCollaboration and CoordinationStakeholders and Participatory ApproachesCommunicationAdaptive ManagementImpact and Risk AssessmentDispute ResolutionRegional and Land-Use PlanningImplementation BarriersPart D: Resource and Environmental Management in Canada7. Climate ChangeNature of Climate ChangeScientific Evidence Related to Climate ChangeModelling Climate ChangeScientific ExplanationsImplications of Climate ChangeCommunicating Global ChangeKyoto ProtocolPolicy and Action Options8. Oceans and FisheriesOceanic EcosystemsOcean Management ChallengesGlobal ResponsesCanada's Oceans and FisheriesAboriginal Use of Marine ResourcesPollutionSome Canadian ResponsesAquaculture9. ForestsCanada's Boreal ForestAn Overview of Canada's ForestsForest Management PracticesEnvironmental and Social Impacts of Forest Management PracticesNew ForestryCanada's National Forest StrategiesGlobal Forest Strategies10. AgricultureAgriculture as an Ecological ProcessModern Farming Systems in the Industrialized WorldTrends in Canadian AgricultureEnvironmental Challenges for Canadian AgricultureOrganic FarmingLocal Agriculture11. WaterHuman Interventions in the Hydrological Cycle: Water DiversionsWater QualityWater Security: Protecting Quantity and QualityWater as HazardHeritage RiversHydrosolidarityWater Ethics12. Minerals and EnergyFraming Issues and QuestionsNon-renewable Resources in Canada: Basic InformationPotash in SaskatchewanDeveloping a Diamond Mine: Ekati, NWTEnergy Resources13. Urban Environmental ManagementSustainable Urban DevelopmentEnvironmental Issues in CitiesVulnerability of Urban Areas to Natural and Human-Induced HazardsUrban SustainabilityBest Practice for Urban Environmental Management14. Endangered Species and Protected AreasValuing BiodiversityMain Pressures Causing ExtinctionVulnerability to ExtinctionResponses to the Loss of BiodiversityProtected AreasPart E: Environmental Change and Challenge Revisited15. Making It HappenGlobal PerspectivesNational PerspectivesPersonal PerspectivesThe Law of EverybodyGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"The chapters are written clearly, with lots of ancillary information that can be made optional for professors, or drawn on if it fits their needs. This gives chapters a range of potential complexity and length for the customization to a range of audiences." --Kate Sherren, Dalhousie University