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Ecological Risk Management

For Conservation Biology and Ecotoxicology

  • Explains basic mathematical techniques to apply theoretical ecology in various environmental issues

  • Presents the application of theories to extinction risk, adaptive population management, avian collision risk in wind farms, etc

  • Provides abundant information on case studies of ecological risk management and consensus building in Japan

Part of the book series: Ecological Research Monographs (ECOLOGICAL)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction: What Is Risk Science?

    • Hiroyuki Matsuda
    Pages 1-10
  3. Risk Assessment Based on Ecotoxicology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. How to Determine the Relief Target for Minamata Disease

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Sin’ya Ueno
      Pages 13-29
    3. How to Assess Ecological Risks of Trace Metals in Environment

      • Yuichi Iwasaki, Hiroyuki Matsuda
      Pages 51-65
    4. Impact of Reactive Nitrogen and Nitrogen Footprint

      • Azusa Oita, Ichiro Nagano, Hiroyuki Matsuda
      Pages 67-86
    5. Adaptive Risk Management of New Coronavirus Disease

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Akira Watanabe
      Pages 87-98
  4. Fisheries Risk Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99
    2. How to Convince Purse Seiners for Sustainable Fishery

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Hiroaki Kawai
      Pages 101-118
    3. Why Is the Tuna Critically Endangered and Still Sold in the Market?

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Mitsuyo Mori
      Pages 119-134
  5. Wildlife Management and Conservation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135
    2. Adaptive Risk Management of Sika Deer

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda
      Pages 151-164
    3. Risk of Avian Collisions in Wind Turbines

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yasuo Shimada
      Pages 165-179
    4. Resource Economics of Exotic Mongoose Control

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Koji Kotani, Shigeki Sasaki
      Pages 181-199
    5. Management of Human–Bear Conflict

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Umika Ohta, Marko Jusup
      Pages 213-232
  6. Ecosystem-Based Risk Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233
    2. Effects of Dams on Ecological Risk of Inland Fishes

      • Hiroyuki Matsuda, Kentaro Morita
      Pages 235-254

About this book

This book introduces the theory and practice of ecological risk management. Using recent and live case studies in Japan, the book explains the use of basic mathematical techniques in extinction risk, adaptive population management, avian collision risk in wind farms, potential biological removal for marine mammals, and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals. The focus of this book is on case studies of nature conservation in Japan, including internationally renowned topics of Japanese fisheries, Shiretoko World Heritage, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. It also covers the adaptive risk management of the new coronavirus disease.

The book comprises four parts covering ecotoxicology, fisheries, wildlife management and conservation, and ecosystem-based management. It differs from other books in having its primary interest in human impacts on animals, plant, and ecosystems, while existing works in this area concentrate on the fate of toxic substances in the environments and their effects on humans. This book is unique in that it indicates various environmental issues that the theoretical ecology is potentially applicable without concentrating into any particular subject such as ecotoxicology or conservation biology. 

Primary readers are undergraduate/graduate students, staffs of environmental consultant companies and environmental NPOs, and journalists. Readers will find this book useful for its abundant information on case studies of ecological risk management and consensus building in Japan.



Editors and Affiliations

  • Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan

    Hiroyuki Matsuda

About the editor

Hiroyuki Matsuda is expertized in mathematical ecology, fisheries management, and environmental risk management. He developed an extinction risk assessment method used in Japanese vascular plant Red List, proposed Japan's first adaptive wildlife management for Sika Deer Management Plan of Hokkaido Prefecture, and proposed an idea to expand the seasonal fishing-ban area in Shiretoko World Heritage site during a nomination process. He was a leader of Global COE Program "Global Eco-Risk Management from Asian Viewpoints", past President of the Ecological Society of Japan, past President of the East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies, former President of the Society for Population Ecology, past Chair of the Fisheries Policy Committee of the Japanese Society of Fisheries Sciences, Director of the Japan Society of Ocean Policy. He is the first Japanese Pew Fellow for Marine Conservation since 2007, co-representative of Yokohama Urban Design Center of the Sea, chairperson of Japanese Coordinating Committee for MAB (Man and the Biosphere), a Board Member of Earthwatch Japan.

Bibliographic Information

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Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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