Environmental Disasters, Natural Recovery and Human Responses

Environmental Disasters, Natural Recovery and Human Responses

by Roger del Moral, Lawrence R. Walker
     
 

A fascinating and detailed study of the effect of natural disasters on humanity.See more details below

Overview

A fascinating and detailed study of the effect of natural disasters on humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521860345
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Roger del Moral is Professor of Biology at the University of Washington. His research includes the mechanisms of vegetation response to disturbances caused by volcanoes, glaciers, grazing and urbanization. He has practised wetland restoration for over 20 years and has experience with dune and subalpine meadow restoration. He had studied volcanoes on four continents, including detailed studies of Mount St. Helens that started in 1980.

Lawrence R. Walker is Professor of Biology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. His research focuses on ecological plant succession and the theoretical and practical lessons for restoration. His research in succession and restoration has encompassed work on volcanoes, dunes, glacial moraines, floodplains, landslides, cliffs, hurricanes, reservoir drawdown zones, abandoned roads and mine tailings.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Natural disturbances - synergistic interactions with humans; 3. Infertile and unstable habitats; 4. Infertile and stable habitats; 5. Fertile and unstable habitats; 6. Fertile and stable habitats; 7. The lessons learned; Glossary; Illustration credits; Further reading; Index.

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