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Management, Australia's Environment

I.D. Rutherfurd

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Australia’s Environment and Its ManagementIntroductionThe Southern Hemisphere island continent of Australia (7 million km2) is old, flat, stable, and ...

Mangroves

Daniel Friess

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

MangrovesIntroductionIntertidal mangrove forests are a wetland ecosystem composed of halophytic tree and shrub species and associated terrestrial and ...

Marine Mining

Andrew David Thaler

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-11-30

Marine Mining Introduction In his underwater epic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1869), Jules Verne speculated that the seafloor would one day ...

Marine Protected Areas

Elizabeth De Santo

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Marine Protected AreasIntroductionMarine Protected Areas (MPAs) are a key tool in ecosystem-based management, implementing a spatial approach to biodi...

Mediterranean Environments

Harriet D. Allen

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Mediterranean EnvironmentsIntroductionMediterranean environments are found in the Mediterranean Basin itself, California (including Baja-California, M...

Mountain Environments

Ellen Wohl

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Mountain EnvironmentsIntroductionMountain ranges occur on every continent, at latitudes from the equator almost to both poles. A region is defined as ...

Muir, John

Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

John MuirIntroductionJohn Muir (b. 21 April 1838–d. 24 December 1914) was one of the foremost naturalists in the United States, widely known for his e...

Multiple Stable States and Regime Shifts

James Heffernan, Xiaoli Dong, Anna Braswell

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

Multiple Stable States and Regime ShiftsIntroductionWhy do ecological systems (populations, communities, and ecosystems) change suddenly in response t...

Natural Fluvial Ecohydraulics

Gregory B. Pasternack

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Natural Fluvial EcohydraulicsIntroductionEcohydraulics is the study of the mechanisms that explain hierarchically nested aquatic and riparian biotic p...

Nitrogen Cycle, Human Manipulation of the Global

Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Human Manipulation of the Global Nitrogen Cycle Introduction Ecosystems and all living beings are bathed in atmospheric N2, a nearly inert gas...

Non-Renewable Resource Depletion and Use

Simon M. Jowitt

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Non-Renewable Resource Depletion and UseIntroductionModern society relies on an increasing number of minerals and metals, meaning that over time produ...

Olmsted, Frederick Law

Kyle Dell

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Frederick Law Olmsted Introduction Frederick Law Olmsted (b. 1822–d. 1903) is regarded as the father of American landscape architecture for go...

Pedology

Eric C. Brevik, David C. Weindorf, Cynthia Stiles

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

PedologyIntroductionIn modern soil science pedology is widely viewed as the study of soils in their natural environment. Pedology has a fairly lengthy...

Periglacial Environments

Hugh French

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Periglacial Environments Introduction Periglacial environments are cold non-glacial environments characterized by frost action. They include t...

Permafrost

Ellen Wohl

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2021-07-28

PermafrostIntroductionPermafrost is permanently frozen ground that remains continuously below 0 °C for two or more years. The upper level of permafros...

Physics, Environmental

Michael H. Unsworth

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Environmental PhysicsIntroductionIn this article, environmental physics is defined as the branch of physics concerned with the measurement and analysi...

Psychology, Environmental

Alexander Maki

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Environmental PsychologyIntroductionPsychology is often defined as the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Given this definition, psychology is...

Remote Sensing

Frank D. Eckardt

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Remote Sensing Introduction This article on remote sensing or earth observation focuses on mapping and monitoring systems that produce global-...

Resilience

Craig Allen, Ahjond S. Garmestani, David Angeler

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

ResilienceIntroductionResilience is an important framework for understanding and managing complex systems of people and nature that are subject to abr...

Riparian Zone

Futoshi Nakamura

Subject: Environmental Science »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Riparian ZoneIntroductionThe word “riparian” is derived from the Latin word “riparius,” meaning of or belonging to the bank of a river. “Riparian zone...

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