Ecosystem Science is a highly interdisciplinary field of global significance. This series – copublished by Higher Education Press (HEP) and De Gruyter Publishers – is devoted to prominent topics in the fundamentals of ecosystem science and its application. The series is targeted to an international audience of scientists and practitioners, while maintaining a strong emphasis on reaching scholars and the general public in China. This will be accomplished by publishing all ESA books in both English and Chinese.
|Series:||Ecosystem Science and Applications Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Michael E. Marchand, Kristiina A. Vogt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Asep S. Suntana, Forest Systems and Bioenergy and LEI (Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia), Bogor, Indonesia; Rodney Cawston, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; John C. Gordon, Portland, OR; Mia Siscawati, Sajogyo Institute, Bogor, Indonesia; Daniel J. Vogt, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; John D. Tovey, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Agricultural University, Iceland; Patricia A. Roads, Miamisburg, OH, USA.
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This book provides some hope and is timely, as we are faced daily with news stories about such disasters as fracking, toxic spills of all sorts, atomic power disasters on a regular basis. It is ironic that many of the world wide efforts are led by the indigenous people themselves who are often the victims, yet they commit their meager resources into righting the wrongs and often put their very lives on the line . They draw wisdom from their ancestors and traditions, but this translates into action by cutting edge science, aggressive court litigation and mobilizing political actions, and tenacious commitment to save major resources which sometimes benefit millions of people. Grand Coulee Dam and a series of other dams have turned the Columbia River into a series of lakes which decimated the salmon for decades. Through the aggressive and persistent efforts of the NW tribes, damages from the dams are being mitigated through better management, modifications to the dams themselves, hatchery construction, and rehabilitation of upriver spawning environments, it is likely that the salmon would be extinct or near extinction, without Native Americans leading the efforts to fix the river and correct the past wrongs.