Applications in Ecological Engineering

Edited by

  • Sven Erik Jørgensen, Emeritus Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark

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.
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Ecologists and Ecological Engineers


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53448-4

Table of Contents


Part I: Basic Theory for the Development and Application of Ecological Engineering

Chapter 1: Ecological Engineering and Environmental Management
Chapter 2: Ecological Engineering: Overview
Chapter 3: Design Principles
Chapter 4: Environmental Impact Assessment 1
Chapter 5: Environmental Impact Assessment 2 
Chapter 6: Basic Ecological Principles as the Basis for Ecological Engineering

Part II: Use of Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems to solve Environmental Problems

Chapter 7: Buffer Zones
Chapter 8: Natural Wetlands

Part III: Restoration of Ecosystems

Chapter 9: Coastal Zone Restoration
Chapter 10: Estuary Restoration
Chapter 11: Lake Restoration
Chapter 12: Lake Restoration Methods
Chapter 13: Mine Area Remediation
Chapter 14: Riparian Zone Management and Restoration
Chapter 15. Stream Restoration

Part IV: Constructed Ecosystem – Imitation of Nature

Chapter 16: Classical and Augmentative Biological Control
Chapter 17: Conservation Biological Control and Biopesticides in Agriculture
Chapter 18: Constructed Wetlands, Subsurface Flow
Chapter 19: Constructed Wetlands, Surface Flow
Chapter 20: Estuarine Ecohydrology
Chapter 21: Impoundsments
Chapter 22: Mass Cultivation and Freshwater Microalgae
Chapter 23: Mass Production of Marine Macroalgae
Chapter 24: Multitrophic Integration for Sustainable Marine Aquaculture
Chapter 25: Organic Farming
Chapter 26: Phytoremediation
Chapter 27: Sewage Sludge Technologies
Chapter 28: Soil Movement by Tillage and Other Agricultural Activities

Part V: Application of Ecological Principles in Environmental Management

Chapter 29: Agroforestry
Chapter 30: Coastal Zone Management
Chapter 31: Erosion
Chapter 32: Forest Management
Chapter 33: Invasive Plants
Chapter 34: Invasive Species
Chapter 35: Landscape Planning
Chapter 36: Mariculture Waste Management
Chapter 37: Stream Management
Chapter 38: Water Cycle Management
Chapter 39: Watershed Management