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  • Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystemsby Petra Marschner; Zdenko Rengel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 299.00

    Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems presents a comprehensive overview of nutrient cycling processes and their importance for plant growth and ecosystem sustainability. The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of nutrient cycling. Topics included are cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and micronutrients. Particular attention... more...

  • Tree Species Effects on Soils: Implications for Global Changeby Dan Binkley; Oleg Menyailo

    Springer 2006; US$ 179.00

    Tree species differ in their effects on soil properties and biogeochemical cycles. This book examines the state of knowledge of the effects of tree species on soils, considering evidence from broad natural gradients in species distributions, and from "common garden" experiments where several species have been planted on the same site. more...

  • Invasive Forest Insects, Introduced Forest Trees, and Altered Ecosystemsby T.D. Paine

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Demand for timber and fibre continues to grow and is being met by increased reliance on plantation forestry. The limited pest status is threatened as pest species move around the globe. At the same time there is concern about threats of these non-native plantation species on native communities. This volume explores many of these issues. more...

  • Intergovernmental Transfers for Environmental Infrastructureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 33.00

    This report draws on three detailed case studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucases and Central Asia (EECCA), and on the experience of OECD countries to provide guidance on how transfers from central budgets to local authorities could be designed to finance environmental infrastructures in transition economies. Ideally, the costs of water supply and sanitation... more...

  • Nuclear Production of Hydrogenby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 112.00

    Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. Since natural sources of pure hydrogen are extremely limited, it is necessary to develop technologies to produce large quantities of hydrogen economically. The currently dominant technology for producing hydrogen... more...

  • Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forestby David Roubik; Shoko Sakai; Abg Abdul Hamid

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 269.00

    The canopy-access and rain forest research at Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contributed an immense body of knowledge. Its major studies over more than a decade are synthesized. The focus is on plant-animal interactions and some of the foundations that create and maintain tropical diversity. more...

  • Local Capital Markets for Environmental Infrastructureby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    Transition and emerging economies have difficulties developing their financial markets to a level that would provide access to long-term debt finance at an affordable cost. This report examines opportunities beyond the public sector for financing water and other environmental infrastructure. Specifically, opportunities for accessing savings through... more...

  • Inland Waterways and Environmental Protectionby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 70.00

    This report reviews experience in mitigating the environmental impacts of inland waterway development. It examines effective consultation and planning procedures across Europe. In particular it assesses the ways in which the EU Water Framework Directive affects the planning environment for international waterways and sets a new agenda for improving... more...

  • Implementing Strategic Environmental Assessmentby Michael Schmidt; Elsa Joao; Eike Albrecht

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 329.00

    More countries are now using Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) than ever before. This timely and comprehensive Handbook describes the implementation of SEA in 18 countries around the world, as well as a critical analysis of different SEA methodologies. The Handbook starts by introducing key SEA principles and the legal requirements of the new... more...

  • Lake Victoriaby Joseph L. Awange; Obiero Ong'ang'a

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 209.00

    Constitutes a work on Lake Victoria. This book addresses ecology, environmental pollution, resource management, and others. It presents comprehensive insights into the limitations, challenges and opportunities facing Lake Victoria. It is useful for students, researchers, and practitioners from various fields. more...