118 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Climate changes, globalization and Network Economics An illustrated introduction to networks from the Network Economics perspective The Network Economics approach to the equilibrium and dynamics in ecology and economics Part II: Mathematical background A soft presentation of the mathematics of equilibrium and optimization Networks economics approaches to the equilibrium of ecological and economic systems About the equilibrium of trophic and ecological networks About the equilibrium of economic networks Applications of Network Economics to marine systems About the Gause's exclusion principle About the Peruvian puzzle Ecological controls in the Chilean coastal ecosystem Fishing under finance Futures of the worldwide fish supply chains The spatial behaviour of the Atlantic blue fin tuna The coexistence of small and big fish Conclusion Conclusion Appendices About equilibrium and dynamics in ecology and economics Algorithms for variational inequalities and complementarity problems Utility, prices and equilibrium.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466590052 20160612
This book addresses the question of the double exposure of marine ecosystems, i.e. to both global climate changes and economic globalization. This book contains a short, but self sufficient mathematical introduction, the formalization in the context of Network economics of global commodity chains, with both trophic and economic processes, and a series of cases studies, going from the re-addressing of fundamental ecological questions such as Gause's exclusion principles to practical studies such as the representation of the global supply chain for tuna.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466590052 20160612
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
vii, 203 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
vi, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Adopting Complexity to Guide Inquiries: Framework, Methods, and Rationale 2 The Landscape Regions: Biosphere Reserves and Model Forests 3 Governing Landscape Regions: Learning from Experience and Surprise 4 Technologies and Innovations: Recent Origins and the Canadian Situation 5 Innovations and Sustainability in the Landscape Regions: Looking Ahead, Looking Back 6 Other Approaches toward Desirable Sustainability for Canadian Communities 7 Where Next? Possibilities Being Explored 8 Where Next for Complexity Thinking Itself? Appendices Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
In the face of growing anxiety about global environmental sustainability, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments. Focusing mainly on collaborative studies of thirty-one landscape regions - designated as "Biosphere Reserves" by UNESCO or as "Model Forests" by the Canadian Forest Service - Francis also summarizes smaller sustainability projects across the country. The author concludes on a hopeful note, looking at solutions considered, proposed, and in some cases already implemented by groups striving for sustainability in an increasingly complex world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
Science Library (Li and Ma)
60 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 121 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Natural environments provide enormously valuable, but largely unappreciated, services that aid humans and other earthlings. It is becoming clear that these life-support systems are faltering and failing worldwide due to human actions that disrupt nature's ability to do its beneficial work. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability documents the National Academies' Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Ecosystem Services. At this conference, participants were divided into 14 interdisciplinary research teams to explore diverse challenges at the interface of science, engineering, and medicine. The teams needed to address the challenge of communicating and working together from a diversity of expertise and perspectives as they attempted to solve a complicated, interdisciplinary problem in a relatively short time. Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability describes how ecosystem services scientists work to document the direct and indirect links between humanity's well-being and the many benefits provided by the natural systems we occupy. This report explains the specific topics the interdisciplinary research teams addressed at the conference, including the following: -how ecosystem services affect infectious and chronic diseases -how to identify what resources can be produced renewably or recovered by developing intense technologies that can be applied on a massive scale -how to develop social and technical capabilities to respond to abrupt changes in ecosystem services -how to design agricultural and aquacultural systems that provide food security while maintaining the full set of ecosystem services needed from landscapes and seascapes -how to design production systems for ecosystem services that improve human outcomes related to food and nutrition -how to develop appropriate methods to accurately value natural capital and ecosystem services -how to design a federal policy to maintain or improve natural capital and ecosystem services within the United States, including measuring and documenting the effectiveness of the policy -how to design a system for international trade that accounts for impacts on ecosystem services -how to develop a program that increases the American public's appreciation of the basic principles of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309252423 20160608
Science Library (Li and Ma)
207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
59 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Setting the stage
  • The DNA derby
  • Biodiversity : the legacy of the DNA derby
  • Boom and bust in early Montana
  • Modern-day Montana : sustainability or continued plunder?
  • Montana trout : sustaining a fisherman's paradise
  • Sustaining Pacific salmon runs
  • Sustaining Pacific groundfish harvests
  • Ecosystem-based management : broader perspectives, increased uncertainty, unexpected outcomes
  • Imagining the future.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
1 PDF (xii, 202 pages).
  • Preface
  • A planet to discover
  • Planet Earth
  • Ocean and atmosphere
  • Weather and climate
  • Beyond planet Earth
  • A planet supporting life
  • Biosphere
  • Ecology and evolution
  • A planet organized by humans
  • Communication and representation
  • Energy
  • Economics and finance
  • Human behavior
  • A planet at risk
  • Climate change
  • Biological threats
  • Predicting catastrophes and managing risk.
Our planet faces many challenges. In 2013, an international partnership of more than 140 scientific societies, research institutes, and organizations focused its attention on these challenges. This project was called Mathematics of Planet Earth and featured English- and French-language blogs, accessible to nonmathematicians, as part of its outreach activities. This book is based on more than 100 of the 270 English-language blog posts and focuses on four major themes: A Planet to Discover; A Planet Supporting Life; A Planet Organized by Humans; A Planet at Risk.
vii, 277 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The future of environmental ethics / Holmes Rolston III
  • Beyond anthropocentrism / Robin Attfield
  • Foundations of a general ethics : selves, sentient beings, and other responsively cohesive structures / Warwick Fox
  • Darwinism and environmentalism / Brian Garvey
  • The ugly truth : negative aesthetics and environment / Emily Brady
  • The temporal and spatial scales of global climate change and the limits of individualistic and rationalistic ethics / J. Baird Callicott
  • Moral foundations for global environmental and climate justice / Chukwumerije Okereke
  • Aesthetic appreciation of nature and environmentalism / Allen Carlson
  • Climate change and causal inefficacy : why go green when it makes no difference? / James Garvey
  • A reasonable frugality / David Wiggins
  • Carbon trading : unethical, unjust and ineffective? / Simon Caney and Cameron Hepburn
  • Sustainable consumption, climate change and future generations / Dieter Helm
  • Depoliticized environments : the end of nature, climate change and the post-political condition / Erik Swyngedouw.
Environmental questions are among the most pressing and hotly debated of our time. The issues are, in an immediate sense, political and scientific, but one's stance on them also reflects basic philosophical and ethical commitments. For its annual lecture series of 2010-11, The Royal Institute of Philosophy invited a number of distinguished philosophers and environmentalists from a wide range of backgrounds to reflect on their concerns, and this book is based on their lectures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107696075 20160606
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
104 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource (xvii, 334 pages) : illustrations (some color).
500 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development describes the concepts, models, and data needed to design and implement management programs for long-term sustainability of coastal lagoons. Based on a project conducted under the auspices of NATO-CCMS, the book provides information and methodologies essential for selecting the most appropriate solution for a targeted lagoon environment, highlights issues that must be taken into account for optimal evaluation, and illustrates what short- and long-term changes that can be expected from the application of models presented. This book is a valuable tool for managers designing a sound, ecosystem oriented, model-based sustainable development solution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566706865 20160528
An effective decision-making process that will consider the hydrodynamic and ecological conditions of coastal lagoons is critical for handling development and protection of these sensitive ecosystems. In the first book of its kind, "Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development" describes the concepts, models, and data needed to design and implement sustainable management programs for the long-term sustainability of coastal lagoons. Based on a project conducted under the auspices of NATO-CCMS (North Atlantic Treaty Organization - Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society), the authors show that by understanding the physical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes and the impact of human land and water uses, policies can be designed and implemented to allow for balanced and sustainable coastal lagoon management. The authors use case studies from their own experience and step-by-step methodologies that illustrate what short- and long-term changes can be expected, based on nutrient inputs and water renewal rates. By integrating science and management, this book emphasizes the basic processes and criteria to be considered in any modeling task, thus creating a framework for adaptive management and sustainability. Conceptual illustrations and tables with equations, rates, and coefficients used in major processes are presented. "Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development" is a valuable tool for managers designing a sound, ecosystem-oriented, model-based sustainable development solution to resource management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781566706865 20160528
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
v, 55 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxiv, 349 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This book offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies and spirits. It also presents paradigms, values, and tools essential for both planetary and personal transformation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780742532915 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 459 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Complexity, Problem Solving, and Social Sustainability The Nature of the Problem A Hierarchical Approach to Ecological Sustainability Complexity and Social Sustainability: Framework Complexity and Social Sustainability: Experience The Criteria for Observation and Modeling Biomes and the Biosphere Ecosystems, Energy Flows, Evolution, and Emergence Retrospect and Prospects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231105873 20160528
The authors outline a strategy for dealing with the new challenges of sustaining natural resources and human institutions. Without compromising their scientfic objectivity, they argue that sustainability is a matter of human values. Since it affects many people, discussions of sustainability inevitably enter the political arena. The authors maintain that big (and increasingly complex) government may reduce sustainability and they see commerce as a having a central and potentially very positive role in sustainaiblity. On the other hand, they do show explicit concern for the factors that many economists dismiss as "externalities". The authors use the concepts of scale, hierarchy and the criteria of organism, landscape, population and community to address the central issues of ecological sustainability with concrete implications for ecology and management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231105866 20160528
While environmentalists insist that lower rates of consumption of natural resources are essential for a sustainable future, many economists dismiss the notion that resource limits act to constrain modern, creative societies. The conflict between these views tinges political debate at all levels and hinders our ability to plan for the future. Supply-Side Sustainability offers a fresh approach to this dilemma by integrating ecological and social science approaches in an interdisciplinary treatment of sustainability. Written by two ecologists and an anthropologist, this book discusses organisms, landscapes, populations, communities, biomes, the biosphere, ecosystems and energy flows, as well as patterns of sustainability and collapse in human societies, from hunter-gatherer groups to empires to today's industrial world. These diverse topics are integrated within a new framework that translates the authors' advances in hierarchy and complexity theory into a form useful to professionals in science, government, and business.The result is a much-needed blueprint for a cost-effective management regime, one that makes problem-solving efforts themselves sustainable over time.The authors demonstrate that long-term, cost-effective resource management can be achieved by managing the contexts of productive systems, rather than by managing the commodities that natural systems produce.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231105873 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
vi, 166 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvi, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Part I. Setting the Scene: 1. Protecting beyond the protected Tim O'Riordan-- Part II. Policy and Management: 2. Biodiversity: threats and challenges Tom Lovejoy-- 3. Biodiversity and biodepletion: the need for a paradigm shift Norman Myers-- 4. People, livelihoods and collective action in biodiversity management Jules Pretty-- 5. Deliberative democracy and participatory biodiversity Tim O'Riordan-- Part III. Case Studies: 6. The politics of biodiversity in Europe Tim O'Riordan, Jenny Fairbrass, Martin Welp and Susanne Stoll-Kleemann-- 7. Community-based involvement in biodiversity protection in the United States Toddi Steelman-- 8. An ecoregional approach to biodiversity conservation in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa Amanda Younge-- 9. Wildlife management in Namibia: the conservancy approach Markus Nuding-- 10. Brazil: selling biodiversity with local livelihoods Ione Egler-- 11. The mixed experience of private sector involvement in biodiversity management in Costa Rica Michael Sturm-- 12. The uncertain role of biodiversity management in emerging democracies Martin Welp, Dami Buchori, David Ardhain and Daniela Hamidovic-- Part IV. Perspective: 13. Enhancing biodiversity and humanity Susanne Stoll-Kleemann and Tim O'Riordan-- Epilogue Walter Reid.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521813655 20160528
Biodiversity is the key indicator of a healthy planet and healthy society. Losses of biodiversity have now become widespread and current rates are potentially catastrophic for species and habitat integrity. Biodiversity, Sustainability and Human Communities advocates both the preservation of the best remaining habitats and the enhancement of new biodiverse habitats to ensure that they cope with human impact, climate change and alien species invasion. The authors argue that these aims can be achieved by a mix of strict protection, inclusive involvement of people inside and adjacent to reserves, and by combining livelihoods and social well-being in all future biodiversity management. Case studies from regions around the world, including Europe, the United States, Latin America and Africa are examined and discussed, and the contributors include political scientists, economists and ecologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521813655 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
223 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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