Environmental Science and Technology Library

Perspectives on Ecological Integrity

Editors: Westra, L., Lemons, J. (Eds.)

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Concepts of ecological integrity have recently been proposed to facilitate enhanced protection of biological and ecological resources against the threat of human activities. The promotion of ecological integrity as a basis for public policy and decision making stems from scientists and others concerned about the threats of human activities to ecosystems and species, and from philosophers attempting to derive a more suitable ethic to guide the relationships between humans and the non-human environment. Although ecological integrity has been proposed as a norm for public policy and decision making, the concept is relatively new and therefore the underlying scientific and philosophical rationales have not been fully developed. This book offers a number of perspectives to stimulate and inform future discussion on the importance and consequences of ecological integrity for science, morality and public policy.
Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or working in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper-level reference text.

Reviews

`Appropriately assuming that environmental policy is both a matter of science and ethics, this book compellingly argues that ecosystem integrity should be the goal of environmental policy.'
Donald A. Brown, Director Bureau of Hazardous Sites and Superfund Enforcement, Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Resources, Harrisburg
`Westra and Lemons have done an admirable job fleshing out the debate on the role of ecological integrity in environmental decisionmaking.'
Margaret Mellon, Director Biotechnology and Agricultural Program, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington, D.C.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Perspectives on Ecological Integrity

    Lemons, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Ecosystem Integrity and Sustainability: The Foundational Value of the Wild

    Westra, Laura

    Pages 12-33

  • Ecological Integrity: Reclaiming Lost Connections

    Karr, James R. (et al.)

    Pages 34-48

  • Embracing Complexity the Challenge of the Ecosystem Approach

    Kay, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

  • Ecological Integrity and Sustainability: Buzzwords in Conflict?

    Noss, Reed F.

    Pages 60-76

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Ecological Integrity
Editors
  • L. Westra
  • J. Lemons
Series Title
Environmental Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
5
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0451-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0451-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3734-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4202-4
Series ISSN
1382-3124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 279
Topics