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Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration
Author: William J. Mitsch - Sven Erik Jørgensen
ISBN 13: 9780471332640
ISBN 10: 47133264
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2003-09-18
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 424
List Price: $160.00

Resistant to the idea that their topic matter could be considered two separate fields, Mitsch (natural resources and environmental science, Ohio State U.) and Jorgensen (environmental chemistry, Agriculture U. of Denmark) describe processes of ecological engineering and ecosystem management. In their introductory chapters they provide definitions, examine classifications, and present design principles. Next, in what they describe as the "heart and soul" of the book, they present applications related to lake and reservoir restoration, wetland creation, river restoration, coastal restoration, treatment wetlands, bioremediation, and mine and disturbed land restoration. They conclude with a discussion of an essential tool in their eyes, ecological modeling. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR