Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands

Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN 10: 0444632557
ISBN 13: 9780444632555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands Book Review:

Ecological modelling has developed rapidly in recent decades, with the focus primarily on the restoration of lakes and wetlands. Ecological Modelling and Engineering in Lakes and Wetlands presents the progress being made in modelling for a wealth of applications. It covers the older biogeochemical models still in use today, structurally dynamic models, 3D models, biophysical models, entire watershed models, and ecotoxicological models, as well as the expansion of modeling to the Arctic and Antarctic climate-zones. The book also addresses modelling the effect of climate change, including the development of ecological models for addressing storm water pond issues, which are increasingly important in urban regions where more concentrated rainfalls are a consequence of climate change. The ecological engineering topics covered in the book also emphasize the advancements being made in applying ecological engineering regimes for better environmental management of lakes and wetlands. Examines recent progress towards a better understanding of these two important ecosystems Presents new results and approaches that can be used to develop better models Discusses how to increase the synergistic effect between ecosystems engineering and modelling

Multifunctional Wetlands

Multifunctional Wetlands
Author: Nidhi Nagabhatla,Christopher D. Metcalfe
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 3319674161
ISBN 13: 9783319674162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Wetlands Book Review:

This book describes how natural or constructed wetlands can be used to reduce pollution of freshwater and coastal ecosystems, while still preserving their biodiversity and ecological functions. Through a series of case histories described in 10 chapters in the monograph, the readers will gain an understanding of the opportunities, as well as the challenges associated with reducing point and non-point source pollution using natural, restored or constructed wetlands. The target audience will be water practitioners involved in projects utilizing integrated watershed management approaches to pollution abatement, as well as researchers who are designing projects focused on this topic.

Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling

Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling
Author: Dragutin T Mihailovic,Igor Balaž,Darko Kapor
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2016-10-31
ISBN 10: 0444639233
ISBN 13: 9780444639233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling Book Review:

Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling: Personal Insights considers the use of time in environmental interfaces modeling and introduce new methods, from the global scale (e.g. climate modeling) to the micro scale (e.g. cell and nanotubes modeling), which primarily arise from the personal research insights of the authors. As the field of environmental science requires the application of new fundamental approaches that can lead to a better understanding of environmental phenomena, this book helps necessitate new approaches in modeling, including category theory, that follow new achievements in physics, mathematics, biology, and chemistry. Includes the use of new mathematical tools, such as category theory, mathematical theory of general systems and formal concept analysis, matrix theory tools, stability analysis, and pseudospectra Presents new content related to time in relation to physics and biology Combines the word of an experienced author team with over 35 papers of collective experience

New Trends in Water and Environmental Engineering for Safety and Life

New Trends in Water and Environmental Engineering for Safety and Life
Author: U. Maione,B. Majone-Lehto,R. Monti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9058091384
ISBN 13: 9789058091383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Water and Environmental Engineering for Safety and Life Book Review:

This volume looks at recent scientific knowledge and innovative techniques concerning environmental matters. The proceedings focus on topics such as hydraulic protection of territory and defence, utilization of water resources, architecture and planning of fluival/coastal landscape and much more.

Wetland Modelling

Wetland Modelling
Author: W.J. Mitsch,M. Straškraba,S.E. Jorgensen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0444597697
ISBN 13: 9780444597694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Modelling Book Review:

The study of wetlands is a relatively new field and the modelling of these systems is still in its formative stages. Nevertheless, the editors felt compelled to assemble this volume as a first statement of the state of the art of modelling approaches for the quantitative study of wetlands. A global approach has been adopted in this book, not only by including a wide geographic distribution of wetlands, but also by including papers on both freshwater and saltwater wetlands. Wetlands are defined as systems intermediate between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and include ecosystems under a wide range of hydrologic and ecologic conditions. The wetland types discussed in this book reflect that heterogeneity, ranging from intermittently flooded wet meadows to permanently flooded shallow reservoirs and lakes. Also included are modelling examples from coastal salt marshes, shallow estuaries, mesotrophic bogs, reedswamps, forested swamps, and regional wetlands. In summary, the book presents ecological modelling as a tool for management of these sensitive ecosystems, and for studying their structure and function. Each chapter has extensive references related to the modelling approach and wetland type discussed. It will be useful for wetland scientists and managers, and could also serve as a supplemental text on courses in wetland ecology.

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems
Author: Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1000527468
ISBN 13: 9781000527469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book Review:

Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Hydrodynamics and Water Quality

Hydrodynamics and Water Quality
Author: Zhen-Gang Ji
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1118877152
ISBN 13: 9781118877159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Book Review:

The primary reference for the modeling of hydrodynamics and water quality in rivers, lake, estuaries, coastal waters, and wetlands This comprehensive text perfectly illustrates the principles, basic processes, mathematical descriptions, case studies, and practical applications associated with surface waters. It focuses on solving practical problems in rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters, and wetlands. Most of the theories and technical approaches presented within have been implemented in mathematical models and applied to solve practical problems. Throughout the book, case studies are presented to demonstrate how the basic theories and technical approaches are implemented into models, and how these models are applied to solve practical environmental/water resources problems. This new edition of Hydrodynamics and Water Quality: Modeling Rivers, Lakes, and Estuaries has been updated with more than 40% new information. It features several new chapters, including one devoted to shallow water processes in wetlands as well as another focused on extreme value theory and environmental risk analysis. It is also supplemented with a new website that provides files needed for sample applications, such as source codes, executable codes, input files, output files, model manuals, reports, technical notes, and utility programs. This new edition of the book: Includes more than 120 new/updated figures and 450 references Covers state-of-the-art hydrodynamics, sediment transport, toxics fate and transport, and water quality in surface waters Provides essential and updated information on mathematical models Focuses on how to solve practical problems in surface waters—presenting basic theories and technical approaches so that mathematical models can be understood and applied to simulate processes in surface waters Hailed as “a great addition to any university library” by the Journal of the American Water Resources Association (July 2009), Hydrodynamics and Water Quality, Second Edition is an essential reference for practicing engineers, scientists, and water resource managers worldwide.

Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing

Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing
Author: Robert H. Kadlec
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1030
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 0429838190
ISBN 13: 9780429838194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing Book Review:

Treatment Marshes for Runoff and Polishing represents the most comprehensive and up-date-date resource for the design, construction, and operation of marsh treatment systems. This new edition represents a complete rewrite of the surface flow sections of previous editions of Treatment Wetlands. It is based on the performance hundreds of treatment marshes over the past 40 years. Treatment Marshes focuses on urban and agricultural runoff, river and lake water improvement, and highly treated municipal effluents. New information from the past dozen years is used to improve data interpretation and design concepts. Topics included in this book are Diversity of marsh vegetation Analyses of the human use of treatment marshes New concepts of underground processes and functions Spectrum of marsh values spanning mitigation, restoration, enhancement, and water quality improvement Improved methods for calculation of evapotranspiration and wetland water temperatures Hydraulics of surface and subsurface flows in marshes Analysis of long track records for deterministic and probabilistic behavior Consideration of integrated microbial and vegetative contaminant removals via mass balances Uptake and emission of gases Performance of urban and agricultural wetlands Design procedures for urban and agricultural wetlands Reduction of trace metals, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disruptors, and trace organics Updated capital and O&M economics, and valuation of ancillary benefits An updated list of over 1900 references

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen,G. Bendoricchio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2001-01
ISBN 10: 0080440150
ISBN 13: 9780080440156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models. The Third Edition features: • A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure. • An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations. • A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling. • In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques. • Structured exercises at the end of each chapter. • Three mathematical appendices and a subject index. This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration
Author: William J. Mitsch,Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2003-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780471332640
ISBN 13: 047133264X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration Book Review:

Completely updated to keep pace with current technology. * Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques. * Includes completely updated case studies.

Applications in Ecological Engineering

Applications in Ecological Engineering
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2009-07-25
ISBN 10: 9780123813688
ISBN 13: 0123813689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications in Ecological Engineering Book Review:

Ecological engineering involves the design, construction and management of ecosystems that have value to both humans and the environment. It is a rapidly developing discipline that provides a promising technology to solve environmental problems. Ecological Engineering covers the basic theory of ecological engineering as well as the application of these principles in environmental management. Provides an overview of the theory and application of environmental engineering International focus and range of ecosystems makes Ecological Engineering an indispensable resource to scientists Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Ecological Model Types

Ecological Model Types
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 0444636269
ISBN 13: 9780444636263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Model Types Book Review:

Ecological Model Types brings an understanding on how to quantitatively analyze complex and dynamic ecosystems with the tools available today. Ecosystem studies widely use the notions of order, complexity, randomness, and organization, and are used interchangeably in literature, which causes much confusion. Better models synthesize our knowledge on ecosystems and their environmental problems, in contrast to statistical analysis, which only reveal the relationships between the data. This book brings together experts on ecological models to create a definitive work on how to understand our complex Earth. Bridges the gap between statistical analysis and synthesis of data, enhancing our understanding about ecosystems and their environmental problems Helps readers understand complex ecosystems by walking through the best modeling options to analyze and predict environmental effects Provides a detailed review of 14 model types, covering the breadth of options available for analysis at this time

Wetland Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems
Author: William J. Mitsch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2009-04-13
ISBN 10: 047028630X
ISBN 13: 9780470286302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Ecosystems Book Review:

Responding to the growing importance of, and interest in, wetland ecosystems, here is a complete introduction to wetland ecosystem types and modeling. Drawn from Bill Mitsch's encyclopedic Wetlands, this text provides a basic introduction to ecosystems, wetland ecosystems, and systems ecology and modeling. Revising original chapters and adding new content to include the latest research finding and regulatory requirements, the book presents in-depth coverage of the seven dominant wetland ecosystem types found worldwide. With foundational information on every aspect of wetland ecosystems, this is an ideal supplemental text for advanced courses as well as introductory ecology courses.

Treatment Wetlands Second Edition

Treatment Wetlands  Second Edition
Author: Robert H. Kadlec,Scott Wallace
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1016
Release: 2008-07-22
ISBN 10: 9781420012514
ISBN 13: 1420012517
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment Wetlands Second Edition Book Review:

Completely revised and updated, Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition is still the most comprehensive resource available for the planning, design, and operation of wetland treatment systems. The book addresses the design, construction, and operation of wetlands for water pollution control. It presents the best current procedures for sizing these systems, and describing the intrinsic processes that combine to quantify performance. The Second Edition covers: New methods based on the latest research Wastewater characterization and regulatory framework analyses leading to detailed design and economics State-of-the-art procedures for analyzing hydraulics, hydrology, substrates and wetlands biogeochemistry Definition of performance expectations for traditional pollutants such as solids, oxygen demand, nutrients and pathogens, as well as for metals and a wide variety of individual organic and inorganic chemicals Discussion of methods of configuration, construction, and vegetation establishment and startup considerations Ancillary benefits of human use and wildlife habitat Specific examples of numerous applications Extensive reference base of current information The book provides a complete reference that includes: detailed information on wetland ecology, design for consistent performance, construction guidance and operational control through effective monitoring. Case histories of operational wetland treatment systems illustrate the variety of design approaches presented allowing you to tailor them to the needs of your wetlands treatment projects. The sheer amount of information found in Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition makes it the resource you will turn to again and again.

Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes with Special Reference to Lake Taihu China

Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes with Special Reference to Lake Taihu  China
Author: B. Qin,Z. Liu,K. Havens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2007-12-03
ISBN 10: 1402061587
ISBN 13: 9781402061585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes with Special Reference to Lake Taihu China Book Review:

This volume features papers presented at the International Symposium on the Eutrophication Process and Control in Large Shallow Lakes-–with Special Reference to Lake Taihu, held in Nanjing, China in April 2005. Coverage includes: physical processes and their effects on shallow lake ecosystems; biogeochemistry of sediments and nutrient cycling in shallow lakes; and algal blooms and ecosystem response in shallow lakes.

The Science of Wetland Definition and Delineation

The Science of Wetland Definition and Delineation
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Subcommittee on Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 619
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000019271927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Wetland Definition and Delineation Book Review:

Egyptian Coastal Lakes and Wetlands Part I

Egyptian Coastal Lakes and Wetlands  Part I
Author: Abdelazim M. Negm,Mohamed Ali Bek,Sommer Abdel-Fattah
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 3319935909
ISBN 13: 9783319935904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Egyptian Coastal Lakes and Wetlands Part I Book Review:

Egyptian coastal lakes and wetlands are among the most productive wetland ecosystems in the world. This volume explores their current status and how it can be maintained and improved. It describes the five Northern coastal lakes, their origin, physical and chemical properties and current development activities, and discusses the challenges facing these lakes, such as shrinking, pollution, degradation, and adaptive management. Further topics include hydrodynamics and modeling techniques, as well as strategies for the sustainable development of these valuable resources. The book closes with a concise summary of the conclusions and recommendations presented in the chapters. As such, it offers an invaluable resource for the academic community and postgraduate students, as well as for environmental managers and policymakers.

Selected Water Resources Abstracts

Selected Water Resources Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015020002419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selected Water Resources Abstracts Book Review:

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems
Author: Maria Gabriela Alvarez Mieles
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 1000517780
ISBN 13: 9781000517781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Modelling of River Wetland Systems Book Review:

Around 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered by wetlands. Wetlands play a key role in hydrological and biogeochemical cycles, delivering multiple benefits to society: sources of water supply, flood regulation, water purification, agriculture, fisheries, and biodiversity. Hence, wetland systems are of immense socio-economic as well as ecological importance. In this research, the focus was on the Abras de Mantequilla (AdM) wetland in the tropical coastal region of Ecuador, a RAMSAR site and case study area for the EU-FP7 WETwin project. The research in this thesis involves a combination of field data collection, multivariate analysis techniques, as well as numerical modelling studies. The goal was to explore the effects of changes in hydrological forcing on the hydrodynamic and ecohydraulic responses of the wetland. The study aims to contribute to the understanding of how a tropical river-wetland system functions in terms of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary production, and biotic communities. Spatial patterns of biotic communities and environmental variables are obtained as well as spatio-temporal variability of hydrodynamics, water quality, primary productivity and fish habitat-suitability conditions. In data scarce areas and countries with financial constraints, the combination of field measurements with numerical models was extremely useful and relevant, confirming that these techniques complement each other in obtaining a better understanding of the dynamics of freshwater river–wetland systems. Studies like the present research can be used to enhance awareness about the environmental services of wetlands and stimulate cooperation between all stakeholders in order to achieve more sustainable wetland management.

Wetlands

Wetlands
Author: William J. Mitsch,James G. Gosselink
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 0471699675
ISBN 13: 9780471699675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetlands Book Review:

Praise for the previous editions of Wetlands: "Wetlands, the field of study, would not be what it is without Wetlands, the book." ??Bill Streever, Wetlands, 2001 "The Third Edition of this highly successful book manages to set new standards in presentation and content to confirm its place as the first point of reference for those working or studying wetlands." ??Chris Bradley, University of Birmingham, UK, Regulated Rivers: Research and Management "This book is the wetlands bible...the most wide-ranging [book] on the subject." ??Carl Folke, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Land Use Policy "The single best combination text and reference book on wetland ecology." ??Joseph S. Larson, University of Massachusetts, Journal of Environmental Quality "First on my list of references to recommend to someone new to wetland policy management or science." ??Jay A. Leitch, North Dakota State University, Water Resources Bulletin For more than two decades, William Mitsch and James Gosselink's Wetlands has been the premier reference on wetlands for ecologists, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide?a comprehensive compendium of the state of knowledge in wetland science, management, and restoration. Now Mitsch and Gosselink bring their classic book up to date with substantial new information and a streamlined text supplemented with a support web site. This new Fourth Edition maintains the authoritative quality of its predecessors while offering such revisions as: Refocused coverage on the three main parts of the book: 1. An introduction to the extent, definitions, and general features of wetlands of the world; 2. Wetland science; and 3. Wetland management. New chapter on climate change and wetlands that introduces the student to the roles that wetlands have in climate change and impact that climate change has on wetlands. Increased international coverage, including wetlands of Mexico and Central America, the Congolian Swamp and Sine Saloum Delta of Africa, the Western Siberian Lowlands, the Mesopotamian Marshland restoration in Iraq, and the wetland parks of Asia such as Xixi National Wetland Park in eastern China and Gandau Nature Park in Taipei, Taiwan. This expanded coverage is illustrated with over 50 wetland photographs from around the world. Several hundred new refer?ences for further reading, up-to-date data, and the latest research findings. Over 35 new info boxes and sidebars provide essential background information to concepts being presented and case studies of wetland restoration and treatment in practice.