Implementing Ecological Integrity

Implementing Ecological Integrity : Restoring Regional and Global Environmental and Human Health

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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.
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  • Hardback | 478 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 839.16g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XII, 478 p.
  • 0792363515
  • 9780792363514

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: What is Global and Regional Integrity? 1. The Global Integrity Project and the Ethics of Integrity; L. Westra. 2. The Coming Change in the Environmental Protection Paradigm; L. Ryszkowski. 3. Approaches to Ecological Integrity: Divergence, Convergence and Implementation; P. Miller. Part II: National Parks in Eastern Europe. 4. Ecosystem Integrity and Its Implementation in Eastern Siberia; I. Glazyrina, T. Strizhova. 5. The Regional Scope of Implementing Global Ecological Integrity: the Sumava Mountains; E. Cudlinova, et al. 6. Natural Transborder Parks: the Direction of Biodiversity Preservation in Romania; M. Patroescu, L. Rozylowicz. 7. State Parks - as a Model of Nature and Culture Protection and Sustainable Development; R. Kitoviene. Part III: How do we Measure Ecological Integrity? 8. Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ecological Integrity: Insights from an Ecosystem Approach; J.J. Kay, H.A. Regier. 9. Ecological Functions and Integrity: Approaches to Valuation; O.L. Loucks. 10. Rare Species Indicate Ecological Integrity: an Example of an Urban Nature Reserve Island; F. Samu, C. Szinetar. 11. Systems Modeling of Brazilian Sustainability with Emergy Flows Diagrams; P. Safonov, et al. 12. Ecological Functions and Socio-Economic Values of Critical Natural Capital as a Measure for Ecological Integrity and Environmental Health; R. De Groot, et al. Part IV: Human Health and Integrity. 13. Strategies for Assessing the Health Impacts of Global Environmental Change; A.J.McMichael, R.S. Kovats. 14. Environmental & Human Health Aspects of Burning Arsenic Reach Coal Ecology Restoring Issues; V. Bencko. 15. The Problem-Solving Approach in a Community-Lead Pollution Chronic Exposure Situation; I.S. Bocsan, et al. 16. Mothers and Mother Nature: Attachment, Detachment and Human Ecological Integrity; I. Lazar. 17. A Decisional System for the Ethical Evaluation of Animal Experiments; V. Simkevi iene, S. Ulickiene. Part V: How do we Implement Integrity? 18. The Use of Existing Legal Tools to Protect Ecological Integrity; D.A. Brown. 19. A Behavioural Approach to Understand the Distinctive Influence of Environmental Instruments on Ecological Integrity; C. Gallez. 20. The Water Conflict in the Middle East: A Test Case for International Intervention; S. Karin-Frank. 21. Instruments for Management in Integral Environment Policy; I. Malakhov. 22. Design of Sustainable Development Strategy for a Region; V. Gurman, E. Ryumina. 23. Global Bioethics: a Suggested Distinction between Ethic and Morality; B. Chiarelli. 24. The Conception of Natural Goods in Economics; J.I. Toth. Part VI: Implementing Ecological Integrity in Agriculture and the City. 25. Agriculture, Food, Populations, Natural Resources and Ecological Integrity; D. Pimentel, C.A. Edwards. 26. A Human Ecological Assessment of Economic and Population Health; W.E. Rees. 27. Discourse of a `New Alliance' between Neo-Classical Environmental Economics and Other Environmental Narr
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