Preserving Ecological Systems: The Agenda For Long-term Research And Development

Hardcover | June 1, 1987

EditorSidney Draggan

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In 1984, the Conference on Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Science Foundation convened a series of panel meetings to discuss long-term environmental issues. Preserving Ecological Systems is the result of that prestigious conference. Drawing on contributions from nationally recognized scientists and experts from industry and government, this collection of papers covers geochemical and hydrologic processes and provides overall recommendations for conducting environmental research and development during the next twenty years. In addition, the book offers insights on how environmental analyses can be made more reliable. The book covers global cycles, habitat diversity and genetic variability, improved methods for mitigating the environmental impacts of current technologies, and anticipating the environmental impact of emerging technologies, among other topics.

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In 1984, the Conference on Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Science Foundation convened a series of panel meetings to discuss long-term environmental issues. Preserving Ecological Systems is the result of that prestigious conference. Drawing on contributions from nationally recognized scienti...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:327 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1987Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275923371

ISBN - 13:9780275923372

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?This collection of eight papers from the Expert Panel Meeting on Environmental Impacts and Their Mitigation (1984) presents the findings and recommendations of a diverse group of experts from government, industry, the academic community, and public interest groups concerned with environmental problems and related research, particularly long-term research endeavors. The topic areas that served as foci for the eight papers are: Global and Biosphere Impacts; Local Ecological Impacts; Biological Diversity; and Environmental Impacts of Current and Emerging Technologies. Each paper is a concise, informative, and well-documented summary with an extensive list of references. An index lists key terms and organizations; four illustrations (graphs and charts) are clear and easily interpreted. The editors represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds and perspectives; they present an excellent summary of several environmentally important topics and the current and future research efforts associated with them. Recommended for libraries serving colleges and universities with research activities in any environmentally related area.?-Choice