2006

Geology and Ecosystems

International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Commission on Geological Sciences for Environmental Planning (COGEOENVIRONMENT) Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Management (GEM)

ISBN: 978-0-387-29292-2 (Print) 978-0-387-29293-9 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Geological Environment as a Basement for the Formation of Ecosystems

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      Contemporary Conceptions of the Geological Environment: Basic Features, Structure and System of Links

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      Pages 9-14

      The Geological Environment and Ecosystems

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      Pages 15-19

      Influence of Modern Geological Processes on Evolution of Ecosystems

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      Pages 21-47

      Geological and Geochemical Influences on Estuarine Ecosystems

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      Pages 49-60

      The Role of Tectonic Processes in the Interaction Between Geology and Ecosystems

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      Pages 61-76

      Karst and Ecosystems

  2. Environmental Impacts of the Extractive Industries

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      Pages 77-90

      Geoenvironmental Problems of Mineral Resources Development

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      Pages 91-105

      Groundwater as a Component of the Environment

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      Pages 107-111

      Groundwater Use and Public Health

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      Pages 113-121

      Methods of Groundwater Pollution Risk Estimation for Ecosystem Sustainability

  3. Anthropogenic Development, Geology and Ecosystems

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      Pages 123-147

      Urbanisation and the Geoenvironment

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      Pages 149-160

      Assessment of Effects of Discharged Waters Upon Ecosystems

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      Pages 161-169

      Impact of Technogenic Disasters on Ecogeological Processes

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      Pages 171-181

      Exogenic Geological Processes As a Landform-Shaping Factor

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      Pages 183-193

      Environmental Aspects of Groundwater Pollution

  4. Medical Problems Related to Geology and Ecosystem Interaction

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      Pages 197-218

      Human Health and Ecosystems

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      Pages 219-227

      Medical and Ecological Significance of the Water Factor

  5. Prediction of the Geoenvironmental Evolution of Ecosystems

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      Pages 229-246

      Prediction of Exogenic Geological Processes

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      Pages 247-249

      Prediction of Endogenic Geological Processes

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      Pages 251-263

      Mathematical Models of the Interaction Between the Geological and Ecological Environment

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