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Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

ISBN: 978-0-470-34514-6
352 pages
March 2011
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Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field.  Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one.  Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy.  The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices.  This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services.
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1. SUSTAINABLE HUMAN-DOMINATED ECOSYSTEMS.

2. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

3. DESIGNING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES.

4. DEFINING PLACE: BIOMES AND ECOREGIONS.

5. DEFINING PLACE: THE WATERSHED.

6. DEFINING PLACE: THE SITE.

7. DEFINING PLACE: SOILS AS A LIVING ORGANISM.

8. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY FOR DESIGN.

9. ENERGY AND MASS FLOW THROUGH ECOSYSTEMS.

10. DESIGNING COMMUNITY STRUCTURE.

11. ECOSYSTEM CONTROL AND FEEDBACK SYSTEMS.

12. STREAM RESTORATION DESIGN.

13. DESIGNING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES BY LANDFORM.

14. GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN.

15. LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT.

16. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES DESIGN IN AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY.

Index.

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Marty D. Matlock, PhD, PE, CSE, is past president of the American Ecological Engineering Society and Director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability at the University of Arkansas. He is a registered professional engineer and a certified senior ecologist.

Robert A. Morgan, PhD, PE, is Manager of Environmental Quality of the Beaver Water District, which is responsible for protecting the water quality of a major water supply system through watershed management. He is a registered professional engineer with thirty years of enginering design experience.

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