273 pages , Oxford University Press, USA , 2015 Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms - chemical, industrial, and agricultural - and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we've seen oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, invasive species, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, marine litter, and overfishing, among other sig...[Read More]
Permaculture is an ecological design methodology whereby we create relationships between minerals, plants, animals and humans, so that their function and yield are optimized.
The aim is to create systems that are ecologically sound and economically viable, which provide for their own needs, do not exploit or pollute and are more sustainable in the long term... Bill Mollison
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The Department has a wonderful newsletter called The Trail that runs during the school year. If you haven't seen it yet, please visit the Department website for the current and past editions. http://humanecology.rutger...[Read More]
Astroecology concerns the interactions of biota with space environments. It studies resources for life on planets, asteroids and comets, around various stars, in galaxies, and in the universe. The results allow estimating the future prospects for life, from planetary to galactic and cosmological scales.
Available energy, and microgravity, radiation, pressure and temperature are physical factors th...[Read More]