1. Sustainable Human-Dominated Ecosystems

  1. Marty D. Matlock and
  2. Robert A. Morgan

Published Online: 15 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch1

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

How to Cite

Matlock, M. D. and Morgan, R. A. (2011) Sustainable Human-Dominated Ecosystems, in Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470345146

Online ISBN: 9780470949993

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Keywords:

  • sustainable human-dominated ecosystems - ecological engineering, as “designing human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both”;
  • designing ecosystem services, approach with a deep sense of humility;
  • global population dynamics, and forcing function - ecological design, critical responses to problems and opportunities facing the next generation;
  • urban landscape impact on global ecosystem services - quantified, urban landscapes and disruption of solar radiation, creating heat island effects;
  • ecological design practice, a sustainable design - explicit guidelines for major areas of practice

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Global Population Dynamics—The Forcing Function

  • Human-Dominated Earth

  • Structure of This Book

  • References