Springer Series on Environmental Management

Description

The Springer Series on Environmental Management is concerned with humanity’s

stewardship of the environment, our use of natural resources, and the ways in which

we can mitigate environmental hazards and reduce risks. The main focus of the

series is on applied ecology in the widest sense of the term, in theory and in practice,

and above all in the marriage of sound principles with pragmatic innovation. It

focuses on the defi nition and monitoring of environmental problems and the search

for solutions to them at scales that vary from global to local according to the scope

of analysis. No particular academic discipline dominates the series, for environmental

problems are interdisciplinary almost by defi nition. The volumes include a wide

variety of specialties, from oceanography to economics, sociology to silviculture,

toxicology to policy studies.

The series contributes to the immense effort by ecologists of all persuasions to nurture

an environment that is both stable and productive. Increasing rate of resource use, population

growth, and armed confl ict have tended to magnify and complicate environmental

problems that were already diffi cult to solve a century ago. Attempts to modify

nature for the benefi t of humankind have often had unintended consequences, especially

in the disruption of natural equilibria. Yet, at the same time human ingenuity has

developed a new range of sophisticated and powerful techniques for solving environmental

problems, such as pollution monitoring, restoration ecology, landscape planning,

risk management, and impact assessment. The Springer Series on Environmental

Management sheds light on the problems of the modern environment and contributes

to the further development of solutions.