Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessor, the Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, Second Edition brings together world-class editors and contributors who have been at the forefront of ecosystem health assessment research for decades, to provide a sound approach to environmental management and sust

section Section I|198 pages

Ecological Indicators

chapter 1|5 pages


ByS. E. Jørgensen

chapter 2|67 pages

Application of Indicators for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health

ByS. E. Jørgensen, Fu-Liu Xu, João C. Marques, Fuensanta Salas

chapter 3|11 pages

Eco-Exergy as Ecological Indicator

ByS. E. Jørgensen

chapter 4|23 pages

Emergy Indices of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

ByMark T. Brown, Sergio Ulgiati

chapter 5|12 pages

Eco-Exergy to Emergy Flow Ratio for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health

ByF. M. Pulselli, C. Gaggi, S. Bastianoni

chapter 6|24 pages

Natural Capital Security/Vulnerability Related to Disturbance in a Panarchy of Social-Ecological Landscapes

ByNicola Zaccarelli, Irene Petrosillo, Giovanni Zurlini

chapter 7|22 pages

Species Richness in Space and Time as an Indicator of Human Activity and Ecological Change

ByErich Tasser, Georg Niedrist, Patrick Zimmermann, Ulrike Tappeiner

chapter 9|10 pages

Ecosystem Services and Ecological Indicators

ByRobert Costanza

section Section II|266 pages

Assessment of Ecosystem Health

chapter 11|51 pages

Application of Ecological Indicators for the Assessment of Ecosystem Health in Estuaries and Coastal Zones

ByJoão C. Marques, Fuensanta Salas, J. Patrício, J. Neto, H. Teixeira, R. Pinto

chapter 13|33 pages

Application of Ecological Indicators in Forest Management in Africa

ByKouami Kokou, Adzo Dzifa Kokutse, Kossi Adjonou

chapter 14|21 pages

Using Ecological Indicators to Assess the Health of Marine Ecosystems: The North Atlantic

ByVilly Christensen, Philippe Cury

chapter 15|33 pages

Indicators for the Management of Coastal Lagoons: Sacca di Goro Case Study

ByJ. M. Zaldívar, M. Austoni, M. Plus, G. A. De Leo, G. Giordani, P. Viaroli

chapter 16|33 pages

Ecosystem Indicators for the Integrated Management of Landscape Health and Integrity

ByFelix Müller, Benjamin Burkhard

chapter 17|21 pages

Integrated Indicators for Evaluating Ecosystem Health: An Application to Agricultural Systems

ByV. Niccolucci, R. M. Pulselli, S. Focardi, S. Bastianoni

chapter 18|18 pages

Ecological Indicators to Assess the Health of River Ecosystems

ByCarles Ibáñez, Nuno Caiola, Peter Sharpe, Rosa Trobajo