An advantage of engaging us is that we will add value through the application of new natural resource and environmental management thinking. The natural environment, when managed sustainably, produces a wide variety of natural goods and delivers strategically important services. Knowledge of the extent to which these ecosystem goods and services (EGS) are produced from any given parcel of land c...[Read More]
316 pages , Springer , 2017-03-15 This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as carbon sequestration, soil fertility management, sustainable crop production, and microbial signaling networks. Volume...[Read More]
A coupled human–environment system (known also as a coupled human and natural system, or CHANS) is an integrated scientific framework for studying the interface and reciprocal interactions that link human (e.g., economic, social) to natural (e.g., hydrologic, atmospheric, biological) sub-systems of the planet. The phrase "coupled human–environment systems" appears in the earlier literature (da...[Read More]
250 pages , 2013 Urban environmental educators are trying to connect students to the urban environment and nature, and thus develop a certain sense of place. To do so, educators involve students in environmental stewardship, monitoring, activism, and outdoor recreation in cities. At the same time, sense of place has been linked to pro-environmental behaviors and other desired ed...[Read More]
496 pages , Amer Society for Microbiology , 2004 Presents the diverse and complex sets of technology, data, knowledge, ideas, and objectives into an integrated and holistic approach to bioprospecting. * Explores the primacy of natural products for biotechnology, emphasizing the extraordinary resource that microbial diversity presents and how and where that resource, and ...[Read More]
127 pages , M.E. Sharpe , 1992 Fifteen remarkable, easy-to-read essays that balance our concerns for the economic system and the ecosystem with our concerns for individual and community values. This is a must-read for anyone concerned about where technology and the quest for the good life are taking us.
Hotspot Ecosystems Research on the Margins of European Seas, or HERMES, was an international multidisciplinary project, from April 2005 to March 2009, that studied deep-sea ecosystems along Europe's deep-ocean margin.
The HERMES project was funded by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme, and was the predecessor to the HERMIONE project, which started in April 2009.