Applications in Ecological Engineering

Applications in Ecological Engineering

1st Edition - July 25, 2009

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  • Editor: Sven Erik Jorgensen
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534484
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123813688

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Ecologists and Ecological Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Part I: Basic Theory for the Development and Application of Ecological Engineering
    1. Ecological Engineering and Environmental Management
    2. Ecological Engineering: Overview
    3. Design Principles
    4. Environmental Impact Assessment 1
    5. Environmental Impact Assessment 2 
    6. Basic Ecological Principles as the Basis for Ecological Engineering

    Part II: Use of Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems to solve Environmental Problems
    7. Buffer Zones
    8. Natural Wetlands

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

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

    Part V: Application of Ecological Principles in Environmental Management
    29. Agroforestry
    30. Coastal Zone Management
    31. Erosion 
    32. Forest Management
    33. Invasive Plants
    34. Invasive Species
    35. Landscape Planning
    36. Mariculture Waste Management
    37. Stream Management
    38. Water Cycle Management
    39. Watershed Management


Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: July 25, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444534484
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123813688

About the Editor

Sven Erik Jorgensen

Sven Erik Jorgensen
Sven Erik Jørgensen was the professor emeritus in environmental chemistry at the University of Copenhagen. He received a master of science in chemical engineering from the Danish Technical University (1958), a doctor of environmental engineering (Karlsruhe University) and a doctor of science in ecological modelling (Copenhagen University). He was the honourable doctor at Coimbra University, Portugal and at Dar es Salaam University (Tanzania). In 1975 he founded the journal Ecological Modelling and in 1978 the ISEM (International Society of Ecological Modelling). He has received several awards, the Ruder Boskovic Medal, the Prigogine Prize, the Pascal Medal, the Einstein professorship at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Santa Chiara Prize for multidisciplinary teaching and the very prestigious Stockholm Water Prize. He has published 366 papers of which 275 were published in peer-reviewed international journals and he has edited or authored 76 books, of which several have been translated to other languages (Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese). He has authored a successful textbook in ecological modelling “Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling”, which was published as a fourth edition together with Brian Fath in 2011. It has been translated into Chinese and Russian (third edition). He authored a well received textbook in system ecology entitled “Introduction to Systems Ecology”. It was published as an English edition in 2012 and as a Chinese edition in 2013. He was editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ecology, published in 2008, and of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in December 2012. He has taught courses in ecological modelling in 32 different countries. He is the editorial board member of 18 international journals in the fields of ecology and environmental management. He was the president of ISEM and he also was elected member of the European Academy of Sciences, for which he was the chairman of the Section for Environmental Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, Copenhagen University, Denmark

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