Editors: Biagio F. Giannetti, Cecilia M. V. B. Almeida, and Feni Agostinho
Affiliation: Biagio F. Giannetti: Doctor in Sciences; Affiliation: Post-Graduation Program in Industrial Engineering, Paulista University (UNIP), Brazil Cecilia M. V. B. Almeida: Doctor in Sciences; Affiliation: Post-Graduation Program in Industrial Engineering, Paulista University (UNIP), Brazil Feni Agostinho: PhD in Food Engineering; Affiliation: Post-Graduation Program in Industrial Engineering, Paulista University (UNIP), Brazil
Birthplace: Biagio F. Giannetti: Uruguay, November 8th, 1957 Cecilia M. V. B. Almeida: Brazil, September 22nd, 1960 Feni Agostinho: Brazil, June 30th, 1978
F. Giannetti is a doctor
in sciences by São Paulo University (USP), currently leading the research group
in Cleaner Production and Industrial Ecology of Paulista University (UNIP). He
founded the International Workshop Advances in Cleaner Production, and
co-founded the Cleaner Production Round Table at São Paulo city. He is
associate editor of Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management.
Including books, articles and conferences, he published over 200 works dealing
with Production and the Environment. He integrates the International Committee
of Global Footprint Network for Standardization, is member of Brazilian
Pollution Prevention Roundtable, and belongs to International Society for the
Advancement of Energy Research.
M.V.B. Almeidais a doctor in Sciences by São Paulo University (USP) and currently working
as researcher in the group in Cleaner Production and Industrial Ecology of
Paulista University (UNIP), São Paulo, Brazil. Member of the National
Pollution Prevention Roundtable and the International Society for the
Advancement of Emergy Research, she co-founded
the Cleaner Production Round Table of São Paulo city. Her research interests
relate to Cleaner Production and Industrial Ecology, in which concepts, tools
and techniques for the calculation of environmental and sustainability
indicators are assessed and developed. She has more than 50 peer-reviewed
published papers, and acts, since 2012, as Subject Editor for the Journal of
Cleaner Production: Cleaner Production in Latin America.
Agostinhois an agricultural engineering with PhD in Food Engineering from State
University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Currently actuating as professor in
Industrial Engineering Post-graduation Program at Paulista University (UNIP).
His subject work is related to Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production,
focusing on sustainability assessment (indicators, methodologies, theories, and
modeling). He has 17 peer-reviewed published papers, 2 book-chapters, and
integrates de research group of Production and Environment of UNIP. Belongs to International
Society for the Advancement of Emergy, as well as to the editorial
committee of Latin American journal Scientia
Audience: Cleaner Production is a concept that goes far beyond the
simple pollution control. It includes research and development of new
processes, materials and products directed to promote the efficient use of resources
and energy. Prevention must be the first approach of governments and
corporations concerning sustainable development, and for this, environmental
friendly strategies allied to economical robustness of products and services
must be assured. Thus, this book was written for all those people interested in
a transition to a sustainable society, including academic persons and politicians,
but also for the general public.
Affiliation: Associate Professor
in Botany, Department of Botany, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University
Biography: Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma is currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Botany, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, India (www.igntu.ac.in). I have published 30 research papers and articles, and two edited books. My research focuses mainly on diversity and ecophysiology of cyanobacteria from various habitats and their possible utilization for biofuels production.
and academicians in cyanobacteria, NASA people; people working at polar regions
Editors: Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna*, Renata Takeara and Maxwel Adriano Abegg
Affiliation: PhD., Professors, Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM), Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Tecnologia (ICET)
Birthplace: Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna: Brazil; January 4, 1982; Brazilian Renata Takeara: Brazil; September 9, 1976; Brazilian Maxwel Adriano Abegg: Brazil; August, 30, 1976; Brazilian
Biography: Bruno Sampaio Sant’Anna is a doctor in Zoology in 2011 at São Paulo State University (UNESP), acts mainly in research on ecology of aquatic invertebrates, highlighting crustaceans and molluscs. Currently conducts research in the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) since 2011, investigating gastropod biology, ecology and behavior with emphasis on Pomacea genera and freshwater crustaceans.
Renata Takeara is a doctor in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2006 in São Paulo University (USP), is Adjunct Professor in Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM). Acts mainly in research on chemistry of natural products. Currently conducts research with aromatic plants of the Amazon and works with chemical analysis and biological activities of essential oils and extracts of these plants.
Maxwel Adriano Abegg is an Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Amazonas since 2011. At the Institute of Exact Sciences and Technology. He is Doctor in Science (Microbiology) by the Program Graduate in Cell and Molecular Biology – PPGBCM of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2010). Currently conducts research involving isolation and characterization of yeast-like fungi and yeasts of medical and biotechnological interest and surface microbial movements.
Audience: This book will be relevant to ecologists researchers that work with fauna, bioprospection of pharmaceutical substances from plants, microbiota with medical, ecological and/or economic importance. Besides researchers that works with chemistry of natural products can use this publication for knowledge the aromatic plants studied in the Amazonian region. Chapters related to microbiota are intended to provide for researchers and up to date view of the biotechnological and agronomical uses of different species from a variety of niches.
An Ideal Ecosystem and Several Problems of Our Time
Author: Yury Kamenir
Affiliation: Marine Ecology Lab., Bar Ilan Univ., Ramat-Gan, Israel
Birthplace: Kursk (Russia, USSR); Israeli
Biography: Dr. Yury Kamenir, born in Kursk, graduated at Moscow Aviation Institute (Moscow, USSR) at 1972, aerospace control electronics; 1991 - PhD in hydrobiology, at the IBSS (Natl. Ac. Sci. Ukraine), Sevastopol. From 1996, Dr. Kamenir continued research at Universities of Haifa and Bar-Ilan (Israel), size structure patterns of aquatic communities.
Audience: The scientific community and people interested in modeling of biological systems, self-maintenance of ecological systems and environment protection is the intended audience.
Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits
Editors: Victor R. Squires
Affiliation: Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China
Birthplace: December 18, 1937; Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Biography: Dr. Victor Squires is an Australian. He has a PhD in Rangeland Science from Utah State University, USA. He is former Dean of the Faculty of Natural Resource Management at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is author/editor of 11 books and numerous research papers on aspects of range/livestock relations. In 2015 Dr Squires was honored by the Society for Range Management (USA) with an Outstanding Achievement Award.
Audience:The book will be valuable for researchers, academic and policy-makers as it provides insights into issues faced and solutions attempted in less well-known rangeland situations. The extensive bibliography will give access to literature that may be in languages other than English.
Agro-based Ecotoxicological Preview on Anthropogenic Activities on Ecosystems
Author: Mwinyikione Mwinyihija
Affiliation: COMESA- Leather and Leather Products Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Birthplace: Kenyan and Born in Nairobi, Kenya
Biography: Prof. Dr. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija received his PhD in Environmental Science (Ecotoxicology and remediation of tanning industry effluents) University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Later undertook a Post-Doc leading to DSc (Waste management of leather processing) at the Atlantic University, USA. To enrich his leadership and managerial skills he pursued a doctorate degree in management which lead to D.Mngt. from SMC-University, Switzerland with a dissertation ‘Conceptualization of opportunity management towards value addition strategy for the leather sector in Kenya’. He is awarded also a Doctorate in Philosophy in Management from Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN-Nicaragua). In addition, to the ascribed qualification he holds Chartered Fellowship with professional institutions of high esteem e.g. Council of Science, Institute of Biology (UK), Chartered Institute of Water and Environment, Society of the environmental, Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, World Certification Institute (Associate Fellow) and Chartered Manager (Chartered Management Institute). He has published several papers and a reviewer, in various prestigious peer reviewed journals. He is well travelled and attends several international fora such as the International Council of Tanners, British Society of Soil Science, Institute of Biology, United Nations forum on climate change, Institute of environmental audit and management etc. He maintains a strong research passion in areas of value creation, opportunity management and environmental management of the leather subsector in the realms of socio-economic development.
Audience: It is anticipated that in taking cognizance of the wellbeing of the various ecosystems and public health, crucial recommendations are available to enrich on awareness creation, improved scope of knowledge and scholastic in-depths for further research. Thus, the benefits are directed towards professionals in environmental conservancy and management, ecotoxicologist, agronomists and those in the tanning industry. Postgraduate students, researchers in biosciences and general public who intend to expound their knowledge base on day to day agronomical and agrobased processing impact to environment.
Forest Plantation Development and Management in Ghana
Authors: David Mateiyenu Nanang and Thompson K. Nunifu
Affiliation: David Nanang: Dr., Government of Canada; Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Thompson Nunifu: Dr., Affiliation: Government of Alberta; Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA)
Birthplace: David Nanang: Ghana
Biography: Dr. David Mateiyenu Nanang has a Ph.D. in forest economics (with a minor specialisation in natural resources and environmental economics) from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He has extensive experience in several aspects of forestry: silviculture, ecology, forest management, forest and climate change policy, forest economics and research. Dr. Nanang is currently Director General of the Great Lakes Forestry Centre and an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Thompson Kwaku Nunifu has a Ph.D. in forest biology and management (with a specialisation in biometrics) from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Through several years of work, Dr. Nunifu has gained extensive experience in silviculture, ecology, forest management, forest resource analysis, forest growth and yield modelling and environmental statistics.
Audience: The book is particularly appropriate for undergraduate courses in plantation forestry, forest mensuration, inventory, forest economics and rural development, though graduate students and other forestry practitioners and general interest readers would find the material as a very useful reference. Some of the content is beyond the undergraduate level, but this was intended to provide additional material for graduate students looking for guidance on research methods for either their course work or for their theses.
In Search of the Silver Bullet: Assessment of Alternatives for Trichloroethylene in Cleaning Operations
Authors: Jason P. Marshall and Heidi Wilcox
Affiliation: Jason Marshall, ScD, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA; TURI Laboratory Director Heidi Wilcox, M.Sc., University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA; Laboratory Scientist / Field Implementation Specialist
Biography: Dr. Marshall runs the TURI Cleaning Lab that helps to identify and validate the performance of industrial cleaning solvents. Throughout the past two decades, the research conducted at the TURI Lab has expanded the research direction of the TURI Lab by moving up the supply chain to work directly with the manufacturers of the cleaning products to assist in the development of safer cleaning formulations.
Ms. Wilcox is the field specialist scientist at the TURI Cleaning Lab. She works on integrating the lab’s work with companies in the field. Her areas of expertise include process engineering, one-on-one technical assistance, piloting in the field, vendor interaction, and identifying safer alternatives. She is finishing her doctoral degree in the field of Cleaner Production and Toxics Use Reduction at UMass Lowell.
Audience: Process engineers, pollution prevention consultants, government departments (environmental protection, occupational safety), university researchers, industry sustainability professionals, environmental health consultants.
Risk Assessment for Nuclear Power Plants against Natural Disasters: Probability Prediction and Disaster Prevention Infrastructures
Authors: Liu Defu, Shi Hongda, Liu Guilin, Wang Fengqing
Affiliation: Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
Birthplace: Liu Defu: 1936 Sept. 12, Province Sichan, China. Chinese Shi Hongda:1967 Nov. 2, Province Zhejing, China. Chinese Liu Guilin: 1973 Mar.26, Province Heilongjing，China. Chinese Wang Fengqing: 1974,Sept.29, Province Shandong, China.
Biography: Liu Defu, Professor,
Director, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Ocean University of China:
1956-61 : M.S.
Hydrologic-Meteorological University of St. Petersburg
1981-83-Visiting Scholar, Delaware University , University of Florida,USA:
of Science and Technology,
1993-94- Visiting Professor
,Hiroshima University, Japan; Russian State Hyrologicd Institute
Published more than 70 papers in Natural
Hazards, Coastal Engineering, ASCE Journals, World Journal of Nuclear
Science and Technology, International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate
OMAE, OTC, ISOPE and so on.
Audience: With the global warming and sea level rising, the frequency and intensity of extreme external natural hazards would increase. All the coastal areas having NPP are menaced by possibility of future typhoon disasters. So calibration of typhoon disaster prevention criteria is necessary for existed and planning NPP. For coastal sites, IAEA, U.S. NRC and China different Government Ministries recommended defferent design codes. This book firstly discussed this important problem.
Editors: António José Bento Gonçalves and António Avelino Batista Vieira
Affiliation: Departamento de Geografia, Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade do Minho, Centro de Estudos em Geografia e Ordenamento do Território (CEGOT)
Birthplace: António José Bento Gonçalves: France, 18.02.1967, Portuguese António Avelino Batista Vieira" Portugal, 21.05.1974, Portuguese
Biography: António José Bento Gonçalves is graduated and post-graduated in Geography from the University of Coimbra and holds a PhD in Physical Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Minho, where he is Professor in the Department of Geography at the Institute of Social Sciences. He is integrated researcher of the CEGOT (Center for Studies of Geography and Spatial Planning).
António Vieira is a geographer and holds a PhD in Geography, from the University of Coimbra. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, University of Minho, developing research activities as an integrated member of the Center for Studies of Geography and Spatial Planning (CEGOT - UM/UC/UP).
Audience: Specialized book-shops in forest, wildland fires, ..., Scientists, forest managers, fire fighters, naturalists, general public