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Study and control of anthropogenic transformation of natural ecosystems

Study and control of anthropogenic transformation of natural ecosystems

proceedings of the third scientific symposium of the IGU Commission on Environmental Problems, July 1979, USSR.

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Published by Vneshtorgizdat in Moscow .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human geography -- Congresses.,
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsIGU Commission on Environmental Problems., Unesco. Programme on Man and the Biosphere.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF3 S78
    The Physical Object
    Pagination328 p. :
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21257225M

    Aim: To map and characterize anthropogenic transformation of the terrestrial biosphere before and during the Industrial Revolution, from to Location: Global. Methods: Anthropogenic biomes (anthromes) were mapped for , , and using a rule-based anthrome classification model applied to gridded global data for human population density and land by:   The transformation of the natural landscape by humans is still the main direct driver of habitat fragmentation and species loss which directly affects ecosystem organization and function (Sih et al. ; Ewers et al. ; Swift and Hannon ), and indirectly hinders ecosystem functioning by restricting animal movement and habitat use Author: Franz Mora.

    The outputs of this activity are determined by natural resource endowments, including ecosystem services (natural capital), the number and skills of humans (labor and human capital), the stock of built resources (manufactured capital), and the nature of human institutions, both . Natural disturbances are one way an ecosystem can become unbalanced. As the name implies, natural disturbances have natural causes, such as weather, geological forces, or biological changes.

      Thus, understanding of the effects of pollutants on wildlife and ecosystems will require detailed study of many different species, representing a wide range of taxa. However, such studies can be informed by knowledge obtained in more controlled conditions which may indicate likely mechanisms of action and suitable endpoint by:   Human Impact on Ecosystems. biodiversity loss, pollution, conservation, landscape use and exploitation of natural resources; with focus on terrestrial, freshwater and marine realms. These high levels of persistent organic pollutants reveal bioaccumulation of anthropogenic contamination in these remote : Vera Domingues.


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