Environmental Sciences

  • Biodiversity - The Dynamic Balance of the Planet
    Biodiversity - The Dynamic Balance of the Planet
    Editor Oscar Grillo
    ISBN 978-953-51-1315-7
    378 pages, May, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 2204 times.
    The current world biodiversity consists of an inestimable amount of living forms, that at all levels, from genes to biomes, from individuals to populations, from species to communities, are in constant pursuit of the best strategies to react to the n ...
  • Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Environmental Risk Assessment of Soil Contamination
    Editor Maria C. Hernandez-Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1235-8
    918 pages, March, 2014
    All chapters downloaded 7863 times.
    Soil is an irreplaceable resource that sustains life on the planet, challenged by food and energy demands of an increasing population. Therefore, soil contamination constitutes a critical issue to be addressed if we are to secure the life quality of ...
  • Advances in Landscape Architecture
    Advances in Landscape Architecture
    Editor Murat Özyavuz
    ISBN 978-953-51-1167-2
    938 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 61394 times.
    Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor and public spaces to achieve environmental, socio-behavioral, and/or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes ...
  • Environmental Change and Sustainability
    Environmental Change and Sustainability
    Editor Steven Silvern and Stephen Young
    ISBN 978-953-51-1094-1
    312 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 12940 times.
    Environments around the globe are undergoing human-induced change. Human population growth, rapid urbanization, expanding global economy, and the diffusion of western consumer lifestyles are placing increasing pressure on natural and social systems. ...
  • Evapotranspiration - An Overview
    Evapotranspiration - An Overview
    Editor Stavros G. Alexandris
    ISBN 978-953-51-1115-3
    284 pages, April, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11324 times.
    Evapotranspiration - An Overview contains recent advances in the physics of evaporation and transpiration from a typical experimental site to large scale areas. It incorporates many years of authors experience with the latest research on the methods ...
  • Herbivory
    Herbivory
    Editor Breno Barros and Marcus E. B. Fernandes
    ISBN 978-953-51-1052-1
    86 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 4999 times.
    Studies of herbivory provide important insights into fundamental questions in many areas of the biological sciences. The focus on natural systems is more effective for the prediction of potential changes in ecosystems, given that agricultural systems ...
  • Current Perspectives in Contaminant Hydrology and Water Resources Sustainability
    Current Perspectives in Contaminant Hydrology and Water Resources Sustainability
    Editor Paul M. Bradley
    ISBN 978-953-51-1046-0
    342 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 17415 times.
    Human society depends on liquid freshwater resources to meet drinking, sanitation and hygiene, agriculture, and industry needs. Improved resource monitoring and better understanding of the anthropogenic threats to freshwater environments are critical ...
  • Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Soil Processes and Current Trends in Quality Assessment
    Editor Maria C. Hernandez Soriano
    ISBN 978-953-51-1029-3
    444 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 20799 times.
    Natural processes and human activities alter the properties and quality of soils over time. Nowadays, the growing interest in soil protection prompts abundant research to estimate soil quality in wide-ranging environmental scenarios. The assessment o ...