Biodiversity Change and Human Health
From Ecosystem Services to Spread of Disease

Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and...

320 pages
6 x 9

Watersheds, Bays, and Bounded Seas
The Science and Management of Semi-Enclosed Marine Systems

Some of the world’s most important bodies of water, from the Black Sea to the Bay of Bengal, are classified as “semi-enclosed marine systems” (SEMS). Separated from the open seas by a strait, island archipelago, or physical...

288 pages
6 x 9

Communicating Global Change Science to Society
An Assessment and Case Studies

National governments and research scientists may be equally concerned with issues of global environmental change, but their interests-and their timelines-are not the same. Governments are often focused on short-term effects and local impacts of...

240 pages
6 x 9

Sustainability Indicators
A Scientific Assessment

While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing...

448 pages
6 x 9

The Silicon Cycle
Human Perturbations and Impacts on Aquatic Systems

Silicon is among the most abundant elements on earth. It plays a key but largely unappreciated role in many biogeochemical processes, including those that regulate climate and undergird marine food webs.


The Silicon...

296 pages
6 x 9

Invasive Alien Species
A New Synthesis

Edited by Harold A. Mooney, Richard Mack, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Laurie E. Neville, Peter Johan Schei, and Jeffrey K. Waage

Invasive alien species are among today's most daunting environmental threats, costing billions of dollars in economic damages and wreaking havoc on ecosystems around the world. In 1997, a consortium of scientific organizations including SCOPE...

368 pages
6 x 9

Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments

Edited by Diana H. Wall

Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments brings together the world's leading ecologists, systematists, and evolutionary biologists to present scientific information that integrates soil and sediment disciplines across...

275 pages
6 x 9

Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle
Assessing the Impacts of Fertilizer Use on Food Production and the Environment

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth and development and a key agricultural input-but in excess it can lead to a host of problems for human and ecological health. Across the globe, distribution of fertilizer nitrogen is very...

344 pages
6 x 9

The Global Carbon Cycle
Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World

Edited by Christopher B. Field and Michael R. Raupach; Foreword by Susan Hill MacKenzie

While a number of gases are implicated in global warming, carbon dioxide is the most important contributor, and in one sense the entire phenomena can be seen as a human-induced perturbation of the carbon cycle. The Global Carbon Cycle...

568 pages
6 x 9

Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles
Global Change And Human Impacts

The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth's ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization...

320 pages
6 x 9


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