Implementing Ecological Integrity

Restoring Regional and Global Environmental and Human Health

  • P. Crabbé
  • A. Holland
  • L. Ryszkowski
  • L. Westra

Part of the Nato Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Philippe Crabbé, Lech Ryszkowski, Laura Westra
      Pages 1-19
  3. What is Global and Regional Integrity ?

  4. National Parks in Eastern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Irina Glazyrina, Tatyana Strizhova
      Pages 77-88
    3. Maria Pătroescu, Laurenţiu Rozyłowicz
      Pages 101-113
  5. How do We Measure Ecological Integrity?

  6. Human Health and Integrity

  7. How do We Implement Integrity?

  8. Implementing Ecological Integrity in Agriculture and the City

  9. Conclusions

    1. Philippe Crabbé, Lech Ryszkowski, Laura Westra
      Pages 465-475
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 477-478

About this book


This book contains some of the papers which were presented at the NATO Science, Environmental Security, Advanced Research Workshop on "Implementing Ecological Integrity: Restoring Regional and Global Environmental and Human Health" held in Budapest from June 26 to July 1, 1999. All papers presented are summarized in the Introduction and, in some cases, shorter versions are published. A mUltidisciplinary core of American and Western European participants had met over the preceeding years to discuss the concept of ecological integrity. The term "ecological integrity" is found in environmental policy documents but, generally, is not defined. It competes with other recent terms, or environmental narratives, such as "ecosystem health" and "sustainable development" and also with older ones such as "conservation". Therefore, it is deemed important not only to sort out the definitions of these concepts but also to find out whether their practical implications differ. Moreover, it was interesting to find out whether participants from Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and, more generally, from NATO partner countries would be, first, responsive to this concept and, second, would hold different views of it. This explains the broad, albeit not always consistent, range oftopics which are covered in this book. The core group learned that CEEC and other NATO partners participants were responsive to the concept but that they were less exclusive of human influence.


Biodiversity Ecology Environmental economics development ecosystem ecosystems environment environmental protection ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Crabbé
    • 1
  • A. Holland
    • 2
  • L. Ryszkowski
    • 3
  • L. Westra
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Research on the Integration of Environment and Economy, Institute of the EnvironmentUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Philosophy DepartmentFurness College, Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK
  3. 3.Research Centre for Agricultural and Forest EnvironmentPolish Academy of SciencesPoznanPoland
  4. 4.Sarah Lawrence CollegeBronxvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6352-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5876-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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