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Conserving, Halting and Reinstating Degraded Natural Resources During the un Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Rajani Srivastava, editor

Summary
"Discussed many new and recent challenges of degradation in diverse ecosystems and restoration of these with the case study"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1 -- Ecological Restoration: Concepts and Strategies -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Restoration-Meaning and Application -- 3. Restoration Ecology Concept -- 3.1. Need for Principles and Standards -- 4. Key Principles of Ecological Restoration -- 5. Components of Restoration -- 6. The Importance of the Reference Information -- 7. Attributes of Restored Ecosystems -- 8. Strategies for Ecological Restoration -- 8.1. Planning for Restoration -- 8.2. Steps in Ecological Restoration -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2 -- Ecosystem Degradation: Causes and Consequences -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Cause of Ecosystem Degradation -- 2.1. Land Degradation -- 2.2. Overpopulation -- 2.3. Rapid Urbanization and Industrialization -- 2.4. Global Warming -- 2.5. Forest Degradation -- 2.6. Environmental Pollution -- 3. Effect of Ecosystem Degradation -- 3.1. Human Health -- 3.2. Ozone Layer Depletion -- 3.3. Loss of Biodiversity -- 3.4. Desertification -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 -- The Complexity of Ecological Networks: A Computational Analysis Using R -- Abstract -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Ecological Networks -- 2.1. Measures of Network Complexity -- 2.1.1. Species Richness (S) -- 2.1.2. Connectance (C) -- 2.1.3. Connectivity (L) -- 2.1.4. Linkage Density (L/S) -- 2.1.5. Node Degree Distribution -- 2.2. Measures of Ecological Network Architecture -- 2.2.1. Modularity -- 2.2.2. Nestedness -- 2.2.3. Motifs -- 2.3. The Stability of an Ecological Network -- 2.4. Databases with Useful Resources on Ecological Networks -- 3. R Language and Environment -- 3.1. R packages Useful for Analysis of Ecological Networks -- 3.2. Analysis of Ecological Network Using R Package Igraph -- 3.3. Analysis of Bipartite Network Using Two R Packages: Igraph and Bipartite -- Conclusion
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (310 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9798891131408

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