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GIS for Environmental Management - Robert James Scally

GIS for Environmental Management

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Published: 1st September 2006
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In "GIS for Environmental Management", Robert Scally has compiled the firsthand experiences of scientists and GIS experts throughout the world to examine how dedicated environmental professionals use GIS technology to preserve and renew critical ecosystems to benefit wildlife as well as human lives. Case studies explore how biologists, geologists, conservationists, and others responsible for managing and protecting the environment rely on GIS to help them deal with a range of environmental issues, including biodiversity and pollution, coastal zone management, and change detection. This reader-friendly text is relevant for nontechnical audiences as well as GIS professionals.

Biodiversity : expanding Madagascar's national parks and protected areasp. 1
Pollution : settling the dust along the international borderp. 17
Sidebar : GIS tracks contamination from the World Trade Center collapse
Coastal zone management : conserving California's underwater forestsp. 33
Wetlands : drawing the line between wet and dry along Lake Ontariop. 47
Sidebar : GIS helps preserve Japan's Kushiro Wetland
Resource management : reviving Nebraska's historic Platte Riverp. 67
Brownfields : reclaiming land at England's epicenter of the Industrial Revolutionp. 81
Change detection : monitoring habitat in California's Central Valleyp. 97
Urban forest management : seeing the trees for the city in New Yorkp. 111
Wildlife management : saving birds of prey in northern Californiap. 125
Military use and mitigation : charting unexploded ordnance in West Virginia's wildernessp. 141
Sidebar : DUSTRAN predicts dust dispersion from military training exercises
Petroleum : cooperating in the Gulf Coast to plan for oil spillsp. 157
Sidebar : NOAA goes fishing and G-WIS meets ELMR
Public policy and regulation : influencing environmental decisions in Mainep. 175
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ISBN: 9781589481428
ISBN-10: 1589481429
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 2006
Dimensions (cm): 0.8 x 0.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.43