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This report assesses the progress of the implementation of environmental provisions in RTAs. It focuses on the extent to which governments have complied with the environmental commitments made in the trade agreements to which they are a Party. The report takes a two track approach. First, a review of implementation and evaluation reports associated with environmental provisions in such agreements is performed. Second, a survey of government officials, trade negotiators and other experts is carried out.
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  • 1. Introduction: Examining the terrain Eric Freedman & Mark Neuzil Part I: Habitat, conservation, and restoration 2. The dam dilemma for fisheries management in the Great Lakes Daniel B. Hayes, Robert McLaughlin, Brian Roth & Lisa Peterson 3. Irrigation in the Great Lakes Basin: prospects and conflicts B. Timothy Heinmiller 4. Artificial reefs and reef restoration in the Laurentian Great Lakes Edward F. Roseman, Jeremy Pritt & Matthew McLean Part II: Extinction & survival 5. Georgian Bay, Lake Huron: turtles and their wetland habitat in a changing landscape Chantel Markle & Patricia Chow-Fraser 6. Framing extinction: Societal attitudes toward the passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces Bruno Takahashi, Ran Duan, Apoorva Joshi, Anthony Van Witsen & Eric Freedman 7. Recovering the ecology of fear: Cascading effects of gray wolf predation and competition in a Great Lakes Basin forest David G. Flagel 8. Linear corridors and predator movement dynamics in the Great Lakes Basin Victoria M. Donovan & Jesse N. Popp Part III: Pollution, climate change, and invasive species 9. Toxicants in the Great Lakes: living with a toxic legacy while managing for chemicals of emerging concern Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Heiko L. Schoenfuss & Jane R. Feely 10. Water quality in the Great Lakes: Interactions between nutrient pollution, invasive species, and climate change Gaston E. Small 11. Emerald ash borer, black ash, and Native American basketmaking: Invasive insects, forest ecosystems and cultural practices Therese M. Poland, Maria R. Emery, Tina Ciaramitaro, Ed Pigeon & Angie Pigeon Part IV: Public Policy 12. Legislating the Great Lakes: socially constructing water through congressional discourse Theresa R. Castor 13. Conservation authorities in Ontario: key players in the governance of invasive and endangered species Andrea Olive 14. Citizen engagement, interpretation, and resource management in the Great Lakes Basin Gail Vander Stoep 15. 7 Indigenous principles for successful cooperation in Great Lakes conservation initiatives Kyle P. Whyte, Nicholas J. Reo, Deborah McGregor, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, James F. Jenkins & Kathleen A. Rubio Part V: Conclusions 16. Through the crystal ball Mark Neuzil & Eric Freedman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180521
The Great Lakes Basin in North America holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water. Threats to habitats and biodiversity have economic, political, national security, and cultural implications and ramifications that cross the US-Canadian border. This multidisciplinary book presents the latest research to demonstrate the interconnected nature of the challenges facing the Basin. Chapters by U.S. and Canadian scholars and practitioners represent a wide range of natural science and social science fields, including environmental sciences, geography, political science, natural resources, mass communications, environmental history and communication, public health, and economics. The book covers threats from invasive species, industrial development, climate change, agricultural and chemical runoff, species extinction, habitat restoration, environmental disease, indigenous conservation efforts, citizen engagement, environmental regulation, and pollution.Overall the book provides political, cultural, economic, scientific, and social contexts for recognizing and addressing the environmental challenges faced by the Great Lakes Basin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180521
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  • 1. Introduction: Examining the terrain Eric Freedman & Mark Neuzil Part I: Habitat, conservation, and restoration 2. The dam dilemma for fisheries management in the Great Lakes Daniel B. Hayes, Robert McLaughlin, Brian Roth & Lisa Peterson 3. Irrigation in the Great Lakes Basin: prospects and conflicts B. Timothy Heinmiller 4. Artificial reefs and reef restoration in the Laurentian Great Lakes Edward F. Roseman, Jeremy Pritt & Matthew McLean Part II: Extinction & survival 5. Georgian Bay, Lake Huron: turtles and their wetland habitat in a changing landscape Chantel Markle & Patricia Chow-Fraser 6. Framing extinction: Societal attitudes toward the passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces Bruno Takahashi, Ran Duan, Apoorva Joshi, Anthony Van Witsen & Eric Freedman 7. Recovering the ecology of fear: Cascading effects of gray wolf predation and competition in a Great Lakes Basin forest David G. Flagel 8. Linear corridors and predator movement dynamics in the Great Lakes Basin Victoria M. Donovan & Jesse N. Popp Part III: Pollution, climate change, and invasive species 9. Toxicants in the Great Lakes: living with a toxic legacy while managing for chemicals of emerging concern Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Heiko L. Schoenfuss & Jane R. Feely 10. Water quality in the Great Lakes: Interactions between nutrient pollution, invasive species, and climate change Gaston E. Small 11. Emerald ash borer, black ash, and Native American basketmaking: Invasive insects, forest ecosystems and cultural practices Therese M. Poland, Maria R. Emery, Tina Ciaramitaro, Ed Pigeon & Angie Pigeon Part IV: Public Policy 12. Legislating the Great Lakes: socially constructing water through congressional discourse Theresa R. Castor 13. Conservation authorities in Ontario: key players in the governance of invasive and endangered species Andrea Olive 14. Citizen engagement, interpretation, and resource management in the Great Lakes Basin Gail Vander Stoep 15. 7 Indigenous principles for successful cooperation in Great Lakes conservation initiatives Kyle P. Whyte, Nicholas J. Reo, Deborah McGregor, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, James F. Jenkins & Kathleen A. Rubio Part V: Conclusions 16. Through the crystal ball Mark Neuzil & Eric Freedman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180521
The Great Lakes Basin in North America holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water. Threats to habitats and biodiversity have economic, political, national security, and cultural implications and ramifications that cross the US-Canadian border. This multidisciplinary book presents the latest research to demonstrate the interconnected nature of the challenges facing the Basin. Chapters by U.S. and Canadian scholars and practitioners represent a wide range of natural science and social science fields, including environmental sciences, geography, political science, natural resources, mass communications, environmental history and communication, public health, and economics. The book covers threats from invasive species, industrial development, climate change, agricultural and chemical runoff, species extinction, habitat restoration, environmental disease, indigenous conservation efforts, citizen engagement, environmental regulation, and pollution.Overall the book provides political, cultural, economic, scientific, and social contexts for recognizing and addressing the environmental challenges faced by the Great Lakes Basin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180521
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  • Overview and approach
  • Laws, regulations, and state designations
  • The land-water interface
  • Avian uses of land-water interfaces
  • Factors affecting avian populations
  • Status of indicator species in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Comparisons among indicator species
  • Indicator species groups and unique resources
  • The future.
The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important ecological regions in the world for birds. The mosaic of diverse habitats in the region provides numerous niches for birds. There are productive salt marshes, barrier islands, and sandy beaches for foraging and nesting; a direct pathway between North and Central and South America for migrating; and warm, tropical waters for wintering. Many species are residents all year around, some migrate through, and still others spend the winter along the shores. The Gulf Coast is home to a significant portion of the world's population of Reddish Egret and Snowy Plover and a significant portion of the US breeding populations of certain birds, including the Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, and Laughing Gull. In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year.Drawing on decades of fieldwork and data research, renowned ornithologist and behavioral ecologist Joanna Burger provides detailed descriptions of birdlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Burger records trends in bird population, behavior, and major threats and stressors affecting birds in the region, including the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. While some of this data exists in journal articles, research papers, and government reports, this is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.Illustrated with over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps, this landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495466 20180122
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1 online resource (778 pages) : illustrations (some color), photographs, maps, tables.
The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important ecological regions in the world for birds. The mosaic of diverse habitats in the region provides numerous niches for birds. There are productive salt marshes, barrier islands, and sandy beaches for foraging and nesting; a direct pathway between North and Central and South America for migrating; and warm, tropical waters for wintering. Many species are residents all year around, some migrate through, and still others spend the winter along the shores. The Gulf Coast is home to a significant portion of the world's population of Reddish Egret and Snowy Plover and a significant portion of the US breeding populations of certain birds, including the Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, and Laughing Gull. In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year.Drawing on decades of fieldwork and data research, renowned ornithologist and behavioral ecologist Joanna Burger provides detailed descriptions of birdlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Burger records trends in bird population, behavior, and major threats and stressors affecting birds in the region, including the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. While some of this data exists in journal articles, research papers, and government reports, this is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.Illustrated with over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps, this landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495466 20180521
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  • 1. Future Cities: The Blue and Biophilic .- 2. Planning the Balance of Danger and Delight .- 3. Unsustainable Bounties for the Blue: Cities to the Rescue? .- 4. Making the Marine World Visible - Fostering Emotional Connections to the Sea .- 5. Reimagining the Blue Edge .- 6. Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities .- 7. Conclusions and Trajectories: Final Reflection on Blue, Biophilic Urbanism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of `biophilic cities' which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas. In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679549 20180521
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  • Military natures
  • Bunkers, bats, and base closures
  • Real restoration?
  • Sanctuaries inviolate
  • Not nature alone
  • Army green
  • Remembering and restoring militarized landscapes.
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64 p.
The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme recently undertook an international project on ‘Boosting skills ecosystems for greener jobs’ in four countries: Belgium (Flanders), Poland (Pomorskie), Greece (Attica) and South Africa (Western Cape). The project seeks to explore how local areas and industry clusters identify the specific skills needed to support green growth. Furthermore, it considered how related skills policies and practices can be made more effective in supporting and accelerating the transition to a green economy. This report specifically considers the aquaculture sector of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. While this sector is still relatively small in the Western Cape, it presents important new opportunities for the region’s labour market through business growth, innovation, increasing food production, addressing environmental challenges and job creation. Aquaculture has been identified as a priority sector, but does not yet fully benefit from the mechanisms to foster green growth.
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This book is a synthesis of the latest research on carnivorous plants, focusing on their physiology, ecology, evolution, and future conservation and research efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198779841 20180129
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  • List of Abbreviations vii Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 I. The Making of a Metropolitan Environment 1. The Porfirian Metropolitan Environment 19 2. Revolution and the Metropolitan Environment 51 II. Spaces of a Metropolitan Environment 3. Water and Hygiene in the City 81 4. The City and Its Forests 109 5. Desiccation, Dust, and Engineered Waterscapes 136 6. The Political Ecology of Working-Class Settlements 164 7. Industrialization and Environmental Technocracy 193 Conclusion 218 Notes 235 Bibliography 291 Index 321.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822370406 20180521
In A City on a Lake Matthew Vitz tracks the environmental and political history of Mexico City and explains its transformation from a forested, water-rich environment into a smog-infested megacity plagued by environmental problems and social inequality. Vitz shows how Mexico City's unequal urbanization and environmental decline stemmed from numerous scientific and social disputes over water policy, housing, forestry, and sanitary engineering. From the prerevolutionary efforts to create a hygienic city supportive of capitalist growth, through revolutionary demands for a more democratic distribution of resources, to the mid-twentieth-century emergence of a technocratic bureaucracy that served the interests of urban elites, Mexico City's environmental history helps us better understand how urban power has been exercised, reproduced, and challenged throughout Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822370406 20180521
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Chapter 1. Introduction and Biogeography (Jessica Halofsky, David Peterson, and Karen Dante-Wood).- Chapter 2. Climatology (Linda Joyce and Marian Talbert).- Chapter 3. Water Resources (Chales Luce).- Chapter 4. Fisheries (Michael Young and Daniel Isaak). - Chapter 5. Forest Vegetation (Robert Keane).- Chapter 6.- Non-Forest Vegetation (Matthew Reeves).- Chapter 7. Ecological Disturbance (Rachel Loehman).- Chapter 8. - Wildlife (Kevin McKelvey and Polly Buotte).- Chapter 9. Recreation (Michael Hand and Megan Lawson).- Chapter 10.- Ecosystem Services (Travis Warziniack).- Chapter 11. Cultural Resources (Carl Davis).- Chapter 12. Applications in Resource Management and Planning (Karen Dante-Wood and Linh Hoang).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569277 20171127
This book is the result of a team of approximately 100 scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem services. Adaptation options, both strategic and tactical, were developed for each resource area. This information is now being applied in the northern rocky Mountains to ensure long-term sustainability in resource conditions.The volume chapters provide a technical assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on natural and cultural resources, based on best available science, including new analyses obtained through modeling and synthesis of existing data. Each chapter also contains a summary of adaptation strategies (general) and tactics (on-the-ground actions) that have been developed by science-management teams.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569277 20171127
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  • 1. Floristic Biodiversity in Alto Adige2. Floristic Biodiversity in Trentino3. Vegetation series along climatic gradients in the Central Southern Alps (Trentino- Alto Adige Region)4. Bryophytes and mesoclimatic along a transect of the Adige Valley (Central Alps)5. Are alien plants a danger for western Alps?6. Timberline and alpine vegetation in the northern Apennines. Bioclimate scenery and vegetation diversity7. Diachronic analysis of beech forest in the Nebrodi Park (North - Sicily)8. The Magnocaricetalia Pignatti 1953 (Phragmito-Magnocaricetea Klika in Klika et Novak 1941) Plant Communities of Italy9. An altitudinal gradient for breeding birds in Marche region (Central Italy).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679662 20180213
This volume gathers case studies on plant diversity from selected, representative mountain systems of Italy (Mediterranean and temperate zones), while also addressing the biodiversity of avian fauna. For the Alps, Wilhalm and Prosser examine the species biodiversity (also with the help of highly detailed location maps) of the sector of the central Alps that corresponds to the basin of the Adige, including some nearby valleys, between the watershed to the north and the Prealps to the south (Alto Adige and Trentino). In turn, Pedrotti investigates the vegetation series of the same territory in relation to the three climatic sectors identified: prealpine, alpine and endoalpine. Aleffi then explores the relationships between the distribution of a number of species of bryophytes and the main mesoclimatic gradients along a transect through the Valle dell' Adige between 46 Degrees40'N and 45 Degrees42'N. Lastly, Siniscalco studies the ways in which alien species are now invading the western Alps, which to date have remained largely unaffected by this phenomenon, unlike the plains and hills. For the Apennines, Ferrari studies the tree line and the biodiversity of the vegetation of the northern Apennines; for the mountains of Sicily, Bazan conducts a diachronic analysis of the beech forests of the Monti Nebrodi. The contribution by Venanzoni interprets the chorology of associations of the Magnocaricetalia order throughout Italy, relating it to the climatic and geographic gradients. He describes a total of 55 associations, reporting on the distribution in the temperate zone (differentiating between the alpine and continental) and the Mediterranean zone for each of them. Cianfaglione presents the Signal Project Italian site. This project investigates the effects of extreme weather events on secondary grassland and the role of selected alien species, mowing, biodiversity, productivity and functional traits, in Italy and along a European gradient. For the Marches Region, Forconi describes the biodiversity of the avian fauna in relation to the altitudinal gradient and the potential vegetation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319679662 20180213
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73 p.
Statistics on the level and the evolution of stocks of natural assets play a key role in sustainability analyses of economic growth. This paper can be seen as a set of technical guidelines to support the compilation of mineral and energy resource accounts according to the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) 2012. The first part of this paper explains how the coexisting classifications of mineral and energy resources relate to each other and to the classification advocated by the SEEA 2012. It also describes the OECD database on stocks and flows of mineral and energy resources in physical units. Monetary values can be used to compare stocks and flows of heterogeneous assets, and also to characterise the economic benefits of these assets, two tasks that cannot be completed by using physical data only. The valuation of mineral and energy resource stocks poses specific challenges, which are described in the second part of this paper.
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This unique book celebrates and documents the incredible and colorful biodiversity of the mountain landscapes of eastern North America, covering all of the major alpine ecosystems in New England, New York, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Twenty scientists, explorers, naturalists, and land managers from the United States and Canada have collaborated to create this definitive and beautiful account of the flora and fauna of the eastern alpine tundra.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512603026 20180423
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  • Ecological Informatics: An Introduction.- Project Data Management Planning.- Scientific Databases for Environmental Research.- Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).- Creating and Managing Metadata.- Preserve: Protecting Data for Long-term Use.- Data Discovery.- Data Integration: Principles and Practice.- Inferential Modelling of Population Dynamics.- Process-based Modeling of Nutrient Cycles and Food-web Dynamics.- Uncertainty Analysis by Bayesian Inference.- Multivariate Data Analysis by means of Self-organizing Maps.- GIS-based Data Synthesis and Visualization.- Communicating and Disseminating Research Findings.- Operational Forecasting in Ecology by Inferential Models and Remote Sensing.- Strategic Forecasting in Ecology by Inferential and Process-based Models.- Biodiversity Informatics.- Understanding Bioinvasion of Lake Champlain, U.S.A..- The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network .- Long-Term Ecological Research in the Nakdong River: Application of Ecological Informatics to Harmful Algal Blooms.- Long-term Ecological Research in the English Lake District : From Ecological Informatics to the Generation of Ecological Knowledge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319599267 20171204
This book introduces readers to ecological informatics as an emerging discipline that takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the valuable information to be found in ecological data, and the need to communicate results and inform decisions, including those related to research, conservation and resource management. At its core, ecological informatics combines developments in information technology and ecological theory with applications that facilitate ecological research and the dissemination of results to scientists and the public. Its conceptual framework links ecological entities (genomes, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes) with data management, analysis and synthesis, and communicates new findings to inform decisions by following the course of a loop. In comparison to the 2nd edition published in 2006, the 3rd edition of Ecological Informatics has been completely restructured on the basis of the generic conceptual framework provided in Figure 1. It reflects the significant advances in data management, analysis and synthesis that have been made over the past 10 years, including new remote and in situ sensing techniques, the emergence of ecological and environmental observatories, novel evolutionary computations for knowledge discovery and forecasting, and new approaches to communicating results and informing decisions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319599267 20171204
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  • Introduction.- Main characteristics of marine ports of the northern coast of the Black and Azov seas and their access channels.- Pelagic zone subsystem of the marine ports aquatories.- Periphytal zone subsystem of the marine ports aquatories.- Benthal zone subsystem of the marine ports aquatories.- Main structure and main peculiarities of functioning of the marine ports aquatories ecosystems.- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319630601 20180521
This work examines the waters of marine ports as unique integrated aquatic ecosystems. It regards marine ports as entities comprising components of natural and anthropogenic origin, including pelagic, periphytal and benthal subsystems. Using selected Black and Azov Sea ports as examples, the book discusses the hydrodynamics and water exchange, which are weakened in ports compared with open coastal zones. It reflects consequences of the presence of hydrobionts and the accumulation of organic matter, which are promoted by the variety of hard substrata and the absence of fishery. The book is divided into five main chapters. The first chapter describes the general characteristics of the marine ports at the northern coast of the Black and Azov Seas and their shipping channels. Chapters 2 to 4 discuss the main abiotic and biotic peculiarities of the pelagial, periphytal and benthal subsystems of those marine ports, and chapter 5 deals with tropho-dynamic processes in their ecosystems. A concluding section reflects recommendations how the ecosystems of ports in non-tidal seas may be ameliorated.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319630601 20180521
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44 p.
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is being used in fluoropolymer production, as surface treatment agents and for the manufacture of side-chain fluorinated polymers. However, there is evidence that PFOA and its salts have a number of hazardous properties that may cause harm to human health and the environment. This report evaluates existing economic assessments and valuations of impacts arising from PFOA and its salts.
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