Springer Environmental Science and Engineering

Ecological Emergy Accounting for a Limited System: General Principles and a Case Study of Macao

Authors: Lei, Kampeng, Zhou, Shaoqi, Wang, Zhishi

  • Extends and explains the fundamentals of emergy analysis from concept to the application of a limited system (China's Macao special administrative region)
  • Provides deep and valuable insights for the management of a complex socioeconomic and environmental systems
  • Illustrates how emergy analysis can be used to compare different systems at different scales ranging from urban area to national wide
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About this book

This book builds on the analyses of Eugene and Howard Odum and introduces the concept of systems ecology. Ecological emergy accounting represents a breakthrough because it allows researchers to integrate man-made capital and natural capital so that human and natural concerns can be addressed using a consistent system of units. This book develops an emergy accounting model that is suitable for describing urban systems, thereby providing a comprehensive picture of those systems. To make the theory concrete, the authors use China’s Macao Special Administrative Region as a case study, and compare the results for Macao with those of other urban ecosystems around the world in the fields of ecological economy, tourism, waste treatment, gambling industry, land reclamation and resource consumption etc.
Dr. Kampeng Lei is an advisory senior technician at the Environmental Protection Bureau, Government of Macao, China; Shaoqi Zhou is a professor at the College of Environment and Energy, the South China University of Technology, and the Guizhou Academy of Sciences, China; Zhishi Wang is a professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, the University of Macau, China.

About the authors

Kampeng Lei was a Post Doctoral fellow at the South China University of Technology (2009-2011), China. He got his Ph. D degree in 2008 at the Macao University. At 2004, he got the third award for the First Macao Social and Humanities Science Excellence Productions with the Article named “Analysis of the Macao’s Ecological Footprint 2001”. At 2009, he got the first award for the Second Macao Social and Humanities Science Excellence Productions with the article named “The Emergy Synthesis and Sustainability Analysis of City’s Environment and Economy”.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Emergy Synthesis and Ecological Energy Accounting

    Lei, Kampeng (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Ecological Energy Accounting for Macao’s Socioeconomic and Ecological Systems

    Lei, Kampeng (et al.)

    Pages 27-66

  • Emergy Synthesis and Simulation for Macao

    Lei, Kampeng (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

  • Emergy Analysis for Tourism Systems: Principles and a Case Study for Macao

    Lei, Kampeng (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

  • Ecological Energy Accounting for the Gambling Sector: A Case Study in Macao

    Lei, Kampeng (et al.)

    Pages 107-121

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Hardcover $129.00
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Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-51090-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecological Emergy Accounting for a Limited System: General Principles and a Case Study of Macao
Authors
Series Title
Springer Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Science Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Science Press Ltd., Beijing, China
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-45170-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45170-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-45169-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51090-2
Series ISSN
2194-3214
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Science Press Ltd., Beijing, China
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