Developments in Environmental Science

Edited by

  • S.V. Krupa, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, USA. Email: krupa001@umn.edu

As global populations and urbanization continue to grow in the new millennium, there will be an increasing demand for food and energy. Associated rise in pollution and its impacts on the environment are of critical international concern. At the forefront are issues such as global climate change, global warming, smog and persistent organic compounds. Those phenomena are governed by the increasing emissions of human-made air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs). In the short-term, while there will be an increasing demand for the conventional sources of energy (fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum), concerted efforts are in progress in developed nations to minimize their dependence on fossil fuels and to reduce future increases in the emissions of GHGs through the use of alternative and renewable sources of energy such as bio-fuels and wind. Although there will be continuing changes in land use, the environmental impacts of emissions associated with increased petroleum production and/or the use of alternative sources of carbon such as bio-energy require detailed scrutiny.  Clearly there are differences between developed and developing countries. Thus, human- generated pollutants such as atmospheric GHGs, smog (ozone), inorganic (e.g., toxic metals) and organic (e.g., poly-aromatic compounds) particulate matters are all causes of persistent global environmental and economic problems. Emissions of trace gases such as carbon dioxide have a profound effect on our climate. So do the influences of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides on our surface and ground water quality. All these and other on-going changes in our environment have major direct and indirect effects on human health, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and materials of modern and historic origins. Environmental education, use of better production technologies, economics and public policies are all key drivers of environmental management, conservation and our future. These all encompassing issues require on-going scholarly analyses and synthesis of the state-of-our-knowledge in planning for our future betterment. Developments in Environmental Science is a broad scope, international environmental and applied science book series publishing titles on topics such as: - Environmental impacts and risk assessment (e.g. human health, terrestrial and aquatic systems) - Global climate change - Global warming - Renewable energy - Greenhouse gases - Persistent organic pollutants - Heavy metals- Excess nutrient loading- Photochemical oxidants and other air pollutants- Environmental chemistry and toxicology. Developments in Environmental Science will include: - Monographs- Co-authored works- Multi-authored edited works- Conference proceedings. To facilitate wide and rapid circulation, books will be available as part of Elsevier's e-books program on ScienceDirect and will also be available for individual purchase via Elsevierdirect.com. There will also be a print on demand (POD) option for those that prefer a printed copy. The benefits to the authors are: (1) Rapid publishing decision - fast track approval process; (2) Short production time and (3) Increased visibility via electronic searches (including Google).  INVITATION TO SUBMIT:  A Guide for Book Proposals - The language of the book series is: UK or US English.  Proposals for the books should include:• A short general description of the aims and scope of your book• A draft outline of the contents• For multi author works, details should be given as to the authors of each chapter• A sample chapter (if available)• Your Curriculum Vitae/Resume, including details of your academic and professional qualifications and a list of previous publications• A brief description of the core readership and level of the book• Is it written with a specific course in mind?• List other books that might be considered as competitive works and explain how this one will differ with regard to approach, method of treatment, arrangement and ease of understanding• Would industries/societies/conferences be interested in the book? If so which ones?• State the maximum number of pages to be included and the number of colour figures, half tones and line drawings. Please indicate the expected deadline for completion of the manuscript (electronic version)• Please provide names and full mailing and E-mail addresses of up to six established and internationally reputed scientists in the subject area who might serve as peer reviewers of the proposal Proposals should be sent to: Professor Emeritus Sagar Krupa, DES - Editor-in-Chief, Department of Plant Pathology, 495 Borlaug Hall, 1991 Buford Circle, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108, USA; Fax: +1 (612) 625 9728; E-Mail: krupa001@umn.edu. Series URL: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/series/des 

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