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Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective

by Lawrence A. Kapustka

Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective Synopsis

Understanding the growing complexities in environmental management and risk assessment involves four distinct disciplines: landscape ecology, environmental risk assessment, valuation of ecological goods and services, and environmental management decision processes. This book presents the state-of-the-art / science in each of these areas to provide a foundation for students and practitioners engaged in environmental management. Chapters cover such topics as quantitative measures and modeling, risk assessments (marine, forest, agricultural, pharmaceuticals), environmental economics, and decision analysis tools. An accompanying DVD features graphics, animations, and risk assessment tools.

Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective Press Reviews

Traditional risk assessment, as currently conducted, suffers from many drawbacks well recognized by those who practice it and precisely stated in this volume. Rather than simply point out these flaws, the authors take further steps in combining topics which take risk assessment into the next century. It is axiomatic that landscape attributes are an important aspect of assessing risk and making decisions, and this work provides a useful mix of theoretical/conceptual ideas within detailed analyses of new tools available to accomplish the task. It provides the background, purpose, direction, illustrated with examples where the science of risk assessment is heading. ?Mark S. Johnson, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470089972
Publication date: 30th March 2010
Author: Lawrence A. Kapustka
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Environmental science, engineering & technology, Chemistry, Civil engineering, surveying & building,

About Lawrence A. Kapustka

Lawrence A. Kapustka is Senior Ecologist/Ecotoxicologist for LK Consultancy. He has published extensively on risk assessment methods, ecotoxicology, and ecology. He is a member of ASTM International, Ecological Society of America (ESA), Society of Risk Analysis, and Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (past chair for Ecological Risk Assessment Advisory Group). He serves on the Science Committee of ESA and editorial boards of several societies. Wayne G. Landis is Director and Professor of the Institute of Environmental Toxicology at Western Washington University. He has published extensively and is a Fellow of the Society for Risk Analysis and a member ...

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