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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability 5/10: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability


Volume 5 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability explores how we can preserve and restore habitats of all kinds.

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Ecosystem Management and Sustainability analyzes myriad human-initiated processes and tools developed to foster sustainable natural resource use, preservation, and restoration. It also examines how humans interact with plant, marine, and animal life in both natural and human-altered environments. Experts explain the complex ecosystem relationships that result from invasive species, roads, fencing, and even our homes by addressing topics such as fire and groundwater management, disturbance, and ecosystem resilience. Because most people in the 21st century live in urban environments, the volume pays special attention to the ecology of cities, with detailed coverage on topics ranging from urban agriculture to landscape architecture. The volume focuses on how ecosystems across the world can be restored, maintained, and used productively and sustainably.

Below are links to the ten volumes of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability:


Vols. 1–10: The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Vol. 1: The Spirit of Sustainability

Vol. 2: The Business of Sustainability

Vol. 3: The Law and Politics of Sustainability

Vol. 4: Natural Resources and Sustainability

Vol. 5: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability

Vol. 6: Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability

Vol. 7: China, India, and East and Southeast Asia: Assessing Sustainability

Vol. 8: The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability

Vol. 9: Afro-Eurasia: Assessing Sustainability

Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability

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Chinese Title

宝库山 可持续百科全书: 生态管理和可持续性发展 (第五卷)


  1. Book News

    Ecosystem management is the theme of this fifth volume of a ten-volume reference. The aim is to present a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary resource for students (high school and above) as well as general readers and professionals seeking broad knowledge of the many-faceted topic of sustainability. The reader’s guide in the front matter groups articles according to the following themes: biodiversity and species interaction, concepts and theories, human interaction and impact, practices and tools. Roughly 90 alphabetically arranged entries represent the efforts of seven editors and co-editors, an advisory board, and a long list of contributing authors. Entries are signed and include references and cross references. A sampling of topics: agroecology, biodiversity hotspots, charismatic megafauna, complexity theory, dam removal, ecological forecasting, nitrogen saturation, plant-animal interactions, reforestation, species introduction, and waste management, among others. Editor William K. Smith (Wake Forest U.) provides the introductory essay. Like others in the set, the volume has its own index. “

  2. Choice

    “Summing up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.”

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