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Social sciences and Humanities
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Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resource

Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Waste Management: A United States Perspective
International Issues In Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous Wastes Issues in Developing Countries
Case Study 1: Hazardous Waste Management in Tanzania - Retrospection and Future Outlook
Case Study 2: The Management of Hazardous Waste in South Africa
Case Study 3: Hazardous Waste Issues in India
Case Study 4: Hazardous Waste Management In Malaysia
Nuclear Industry
Nuclear Waste Management
Human Health and Environmental Risk Assessment of Chemicals
Environmental Ionizing Radiation
Ecological Risk Assessment of Environmental Stress
Site Remediation and Groundwater Decontamination in USA
Industrial Ecology
Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes
Coastal Zone and Estuaries
Coastal Erosion
Waves and Sediment Transport in the Nearshore Zone
Episodic Processes (Storm Surges and Tsunamis)
Sediment Transport in Estuaries
Rocky Coasts
Coastal Barriers
Coastal Sand Sunes and Barrier Islands
Morphology and Morphodynamics of Sandy Beaches
Morphology and Morphodynamics of Gravel Beaches
Beach Plains : Formation, Evolution and Ecological Sginificance
Rias and Nidal-Sea Estuarios
Coastal Lagoons
Primary Production in Coastal Lagoons
Deltas
Tidal Salt Marshes and Mangrove Swamps
Coastal Evolution
Anthropogenic Impacts on the Structure and Function of the Coastal Biota
Anthropogenic Impacts on Estuaries
Marine Ecology
Productivity of the Oceans
Ocean Currents and Their Impact on Marine Life
Role of Marine Microbes in Carbon and Nutrient Cycles
Ocean Food Webs and Tropic Dynamics
Ecology, Behavior and Productivity of Marine Fish
Harvesting the Ocean
Adaptations to Life in the Oceans. Pelagic Macrofauna
Marine Benthic Flora
Life in Extreme Ocean Environments: Anchialine Caves
Population Dynamics of Phytoplankton
Nitrogen Metabolism in Phytoplankton
Virus and Heterotrophic Microplankton
Zooplankton Ecology
Swimming Dynamics of Zooplankton
Induction of Settlement in Merozooplankton
Ecology and Behavior of Seabirds
Marine Reptiles: Adaptations, Taxonomy, Distribution and Life Cycles
Point Sources of Pollution: Local Effects and Control
Vehicular Emissions
Types and Amounts of Vehicular Emissions
Environmental Impact of Motor Vehicles
Health Effects
Regional Distribution of Vehicular Emissions
Control Strategies To Reduce Emissions
Industrial Pollution
Air Pollution Caused By Industries
Industrial Wastewater-Types, Amounts and Effects
Types, Amounts and Effects of Industrial Solid Wastes
Industrial Pollution Prevention Strategy – Cleaner Production
Environmental Standards Concerning Industrial Pollution Discharge
Domestic Pollution
Amounts and Composition of Municipal Solid Wastes
Disposal of Solid Wastes
Municipal Effluent Disposal Standards
Municipal Wastewater Reuse
Environmental Pollutants and Their Control
Industrial Chemicals
Agricultural Chemicals
Sampling, Measurement and Assessment
Contaminant Fate and Transport Process
Economics, Social, Legal and Health Implications
Control Strategy For Toxic Pollutants
Technologies for Air Pollution Control
Air Pollution Dynamics and Modeling
Clean Coal Technologies
Control Techniques for Practices
Technologies of Gaseous Pollutant Emission Control
Technologies for Water Pollution Control
Technologies that Move Pollutants From One Environmental Component to Another: Physical Methods
Technologies that Transform Pollutants to Innocuous Components: Chemical and Physiochemical Methods
Technologies that Transform Pollutants into Innocuous Components: Biological Methods
Technologies that Transform Pollutants Into Innocuous Components: Combined Biological/Chemical Methods
Remediation Techniques for Soil and Groundwater
Chernobyl Nuclear power Plant Accident – Case Study
Environmental Toxicology and Human Health
Health Effects from Exposure to Acute Levels of Industrial Chemicals
Health Effects from Exposure to Chronic Levels of Industrial Chemicals
Control Strategies
Case Study of Air Pollution Episodes in Meuse Valley of Belgium, Donora of Pennsylvania, and London, U.K.
Case Study of the Bhopal Incident
Minamata Disease in Japan
Mercury- Contaminated Grain in Iraq
Pediatric Lead Poisoning of Residential Origin
Insecticides
Herbicides
Rodenticides
Virus-Induced Diseases
Case Study of Lyme Disease
Case History: Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in Zaire, 1995
Case Studies of Anthrax Outbreaks
Case Study of Health Effects of Cryptosporidium in Drinking Water
Sportfish Consumption: Socio-Cultural and Economic Aspects, Ethnicity and Effectiveness of Health Advisories
Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Residential Indoor Air Quality and Human Health
Social Concerns for Environmental Exposures to Toxic Substances
Environmental Justice as A Component of Environmental Decision-Making
Classification of Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Agricultural and Construction Waste
Waste Composition and Analysis
Solid Waste Streams Regional and Cultural Variability
Choosing Options for Waste Management
Waste Disposal Costs and Financial Incentives to Improve Waste Management
Waste Management in Industry
Integrated Waste Management
Management, Use, and Disposal of Sewage Sludge
Waste Minimization in Industry
Waste Minimization and Recycling as Part of an Environmentally Sustainable Business Strategy
Solid Wastes for Power Generation
Anaerobic Digestion, Gasification, and Pyrolysis
Ecological and Public Health Risks: Analysis and Management
Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies
The Management of Healthcare Waste
Industrial Site Remediation
Industrial Metabolism
Waste Management and Minimization
Elemental Keys to Sustainable Waste Prevention
Pollution Control Technologies
Control of Particulate Matter in Gaseous Emissions
Basic Concepts of the Gas Phase
Emission Sampling and Analysis
Effluent Gas Monitoring
Dust-Particle Formation and Characteristics
Dust Collection
Mechanical and Cyclonic Collectors
Gas Filtration
Electrostatic Precipitators
Wet Scrubbers
Control of Gaseous Emissions
Control of Carbon Monoxide and Volatile Organic Compounds, Including Condensation
Adsorption Of Gaseous Pollutants
Adsorbents and Adsorption Processes for Pollution Control
Control of Sulfur Oxides
Control of Nitrogen Oxides
Odor Emission Control
Indoor Air Quality Monitoring and Control
Pollution Control through Efficient Combustion Technology
Combustion Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena in Combustion
Combustion Research and Computer Fluid Dynamics
Thermal and Catalytic Combustion
Management of Combustible Wast
Waste Incineration Technology
Pollution Control in Industrial Processes
Control of Pollution in Power Generation
Control of Pollution in the Chemical Industry
Control of Pollution in the Petroleum Industry
Control of Pollution in the Iron and Steel Industry
Control of Pollution in the Non-ferrous Metals Industry
Control of Pollution in the Pulp and Paper Industry
Pollution Control in Transportation
Control of Exhaust Emissions from Internal Combustion Engined Vehicles
Catalytic Converters and Other Emission Control Devices
Zero Emission Vehicles
Electric Vehicles
Hybrid Vehicles
Biological Waste Gas Cleaning in a Pilot-Scale Biofilter with Different Filter Material and Modeling a Hybrid Process of Adsorption and Biofiltration
Environmental Systems
Measurement Tools For Pollution Sources And Ambient Concentrations
Measurement Tools: Soil Systems
Measurement Tools For Atmospheric Systems
Measurement Tools: Water Systems (Inland Waters)
Measurement Tools: Water Systems (Oceans)
Field Techniques: Soil Systems
Field Techniques For Atmospheric Systems
Field Techniques: Inland Waters
Field Techniques: Water Systems (Oceans)
Bioindicators
Bioindication of Ecosystems Regeneration Ability Thresholds
Environmental Data And Statistics
Spatial Environmental Data
Non-Spatial Environmental Data
Statistical Analyses´ Design
Biostatistics
Data Accuracy And Validation
Environmental Models And Simulations
Types Of Environmental Models
Case Studies Of Local, Regional And Global Applications Of Environmental Models
Data Integration Into Environmental Models And Sensitivity To Input Data
Identifications And Applications Of Coupled Climate Models
Model Application For Decision Makers And Policy Evaluators
Assessing The Role Of Climate In Environmental Systems Analysis And Modeling
Decision Support For Environmental Management
Multi-Objective Decision Support Including Sensitivity Analysis
Decision Support Systems For Environmental Problems At Different Scales
Validation And Uncertainty In Analysis Decision Support
System To Support Decisions On Sustainable Development: Integrated Assessment
Knowledge Based Systems And Neural Nets
System to Support Decisions on Clean-Up of Polluted Lands
Systems to Support Decisions on Electric Power Generation
Decision Support Systems for Energy, Traffic, and Environmental Management
Decision Support Systems for Urban and Regional Planning
Systems to Support Decisions for Urban Areas
Diverse Perspectives of Sustainability
Environmental Information Services and Computational Intelligence
Numerical Flood Simulation By Depth Averaged Free Surface Flow Models
An Assessment of the Vulnerability to Erosion of the Coastal Zone Due to a Potential Rise of Sea Level: The Case of the Hellenic Aegean Coast
Environmental Regulations and Standard Setting
Environmental Pollution Regulations
Local Regulations
National (Federal) Regulations
International Regulations
Regulation of Air Pollutants
Regulation of Water Pollutants
Regulation of Land Pollutants and Solid Waste Disposal
Regulations on Fuel Extraction and Combustion
Environmental Quality Standards
Objectives of and Procedures for Setting Standards
Science of Environmental Quality Standard Setting
Advantages and Disadvantages of Air Quality Standards
Adoption of Standards
Implementation and Enforcement
Source-Oriented Control of Pollution
Licensing and Permitting of Discharges
Effluent Limits for Discharges
Performance Standards: Establishing Discharge Zones
Faciility Design Requirements
Trading of Pollution Discharge Rights
Best Management Practices
Types of Standards
Ecologically Based Standards
Health Based Standards: Epidemiology
Health Based Standards: Toxicology
Health Based Standards: Oncology
Participats in Standard Setting
Interactions: Energy/Environment
Land Disturbance and the Environmental Pollution from Oil – and Gas – Well Drilling and Extraction, with Special Reference to Naturally Occurring Radioactive materials
Land Disturbance and Reclamation of Peat Extraction
Environmental Effects of Fossil Fuel Combustion
Environmental Effects of Suspended and Toxic Materials from Coal and Peat Combustion
Environmental Effects of toxic Materials from Oil and Gas Combustion
Environmental Significance of Toxic Trace Elements from Fossil Fuel Combustion
Environmental Significance of Fuel – Derived Organic Compounds
Greenhouse Gases from Fossil Fuels and Their Impact on Global Change
Environmental Effects of Nuclear Power Production
Environmental Effects of Nuclear Fuel Processing.Refining: From the Yellow Cake to the Fuel Element
Environmental Effects of Nuclear Power Generation
Environmental Effects of Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing
Environmental Effects of Hydropower Plants Including Those Using Thermal, Tidal, and Wave Power
Environmental Impacts of Wind Power
Environmental Effects of Geothermal Power
Environmental Effects of Energy from Biomass and Municipal Wastes
Fossil Fuel Energy Impacts on Health
Nuclear Energy Impacts on Health
Interactions: Food, Agriculture and Environment
Environment Impact on Aquaculture Production
Water Pollution and its Impact on Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates
Parasite Infestation of Fishes and Sea Products
Artificial Breeding in Pisciculture, and Breeding of Rare and Endangered Species of Freshwater Fish
Food Safety with Special Reference to Public Health
Mother’s Milk Substitutes and Infant Human Health
Sustainable Food And Water Security
Food Sources
Biodiversity: Structure and Function
Characterization of Biodiversity
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Basic Principles
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Experimental Systems
The Role of Above- and Belowground Linkages in biodiversity-functioning relationships
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Grasslands
Biodiversity and Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Alpine and Arctic Ecosystems
Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems
Biodiversity and the Functioning of Selected Terrestrial Ecosystems: Agricultural Systems
Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Biodiversity Dynamics
Evolutionary and Genetic Aspects of Biodiversity
Monitoring of Biodiversity
Search for Indicators for Biodiversity Assessments
Data and Information Management and Communication
The Value of Biodiversity
Economic Relevance of Biodiversity
Ethical Relevance Of Biodiversity
Halting Biodiversity Loss: Fundamentals and Latest Trends of Conservation Science and Action
Application of Ecological Knowledge to Habitat Restoration
Disturbance Management - Application of Ecological Knowledge to Habitat Restoration
Landscape Dynamics
Alternative Restoration Strategies in Former Lignite Mining Areas of Eastern Germany
Afforestation and Reforestation
Tropical Forest Restoration Experiences
Combating Degradation in Arid Systems
Termites: General Features and Ecosystem Services
Spiders In Africa
Aquatic Habitats in Africa
Limnology of the River Nile
Energy Systems And Comparison Of Pollutants
Inorganic And Bioinorganic Chemistry
Zooarchaeology
Aquatic Ethnobiology
Ethnobotany and Economic Botany: Subjects in Search of Definitions
Plant Systematics: The Sine Qua Non of Economic Botany
Twenty-Five Economically Important Plant Families
Chemistry of Natural Products
Plant Domestication and the Origins of Agriculture
Management and Economics of Plant Resources
Plants as Food
Forensic Toxicology
The Historiography of Environmental History
World History and Environmental History
Climate and World Environmantal History
Origins, Development and Differentiation of world Agricultures
The Development and History of Horticulture
History of Conservation and Biodiversit
Marine Environmental History
History Of Technological Hazards, Disasters And Accidents
Environmental History of Water Resources
Environmental History of Soils
Environmental History of Air Pollution and Protection
History of Waste Management and The Social and Cultural Representations of Waste
Energy In History
History of Environmental Clean up and Restoration
Asian Woodland and Fauna History
An Ecological History of Australia’s Forests and Fauna (1770-2010)
Environmental History of Africa
Plant Growth Control: Biological, Chemical, Physical And Post-Harvest Parameters
Inorganic Contaminants: Occurance and Significance of Chemical Elements with Special Reference to Plants
Land Revitalization
Phytotechnology for Forestry
Potential of Plant Genetic Engineering for Phytoremediation of Toxic Trace Elements
Monitoring of the Environment as a Whole
Priority Parameters: Abiotic and Biotic Components
Background State of the BioSphere
Bioindicator Species and Their Use in Biomonitoring
Remote Sensing (Satellite) System Technologies
Geophysical Monitoring Technologies
Laboratory-Based Analytical Technologies
Priority Parameters and their Measurements
Transboundary Air Pollution
Noise Level Monitoring
Priority Parameters for Monitoring of Freshwater and Marine Systems, and their Measurement
Freshwater Observation Systems, Networks, and Existing Daabases
Marine and Brackish Water Observation Systems, Networks and Existing Databases
Deposition of Pollutants and Their Impacts on Fisheries
Pollution of Littoral Zone and Bottom Sediment
Lake and River Sediment Monitoring
Soil Contamination Monitoring
Groundwater Monitoring
Desertification and Vegetation Monitoring
Contaminated Site Characterization and Monitoring
Evolution of Geographic Information and Visualization Systems
Statistical Analysis and Quality Assurance of Monitoring Data
Geostatistical Analysis of Monitoring Data
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Use of Monitoring Data in Human/Ecological Exposure Assessment
Monitoring of Fresh and Brackish Water Resources
Environmental Anaytical Chemistry
Introduction to Environmental Forensics
Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, and Mineral Economics
Modern Trends in Engineering Geology
Sanitary Landfill
Characterization of Geologic Materials
Utilization of Geologic Materials
Forensic Geology
Global Mineral Resources, Occurrence and Distribution
International Treaties Governing Mineral Exploration
The Science of Ecology for a Sustainable World
Concepts Of Ecosystem, Level And Scale
Global Ecology
Applied Ecology
Restoration Ecology
Ecology, Biological Conservation And Policy
Biological Control And Ecosystem Services
Ecosystem Health: Definitions, Assessment, And Case Studies
Ecology Of Populations And Communities




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