Applied Ecology and Environmental Management by Edward I. NewmanThis book explains ways that ecological science can be applied tosolving some of the most crucial problems facing our world today. Amajor theme is how resources can be effectively managed andexploited in as near a sustainable manner as possible. The authordraws together, in a single volume, major topics in environmentaland resource management that have traditionally been dispersedamong several different books. Applied Ecology starts withan analysis of our planet's basic natural resources - energy, waterand soil; it moves on to the management of biological resources -fish, grazing lands and forests, and then to pest control andpollution. Finally, the book tackles conservation and management ofwild species and the restoration of ecological communities. The second edition of this text has been radically redesignedand rewritten. Each chapter starts with a list of questions,setting out the various fundamental problems to be considered.Interwoven with these practical problems is a clear explanation ofthe underlying basic science - ecology - studied at scales rangingfrom global, landscape and ecosystem, down to the population andindividual (and even their physiology and genetics). The science isillustrated by examples from every major geographic area of theworld. This book is aimed primarily at undergraduate students takingcourses in applied ecology, environmental science, environmentalmanagement and natural resources management. The author hasextensive experience as a university teacher. Like his lectures,this book is scientifically rigorous yet clear and easy tounderstand. Draws together major topics in environmental and resourcemanagement, usually dispersed over many separate books. Questions, summaries and clearly structured chapters enhanceusability. Emphasis on clarity and accessibility. Based on a proven and successful course.