Author(s): Majorie van Roon and Stephen Knight
As an introduction to the principles of environmental planning, this book takes a pragmatic case study approach, providing the reader with an understanding of the structure of an ecosystem, and an appreciation of ecological principles in the planning process.
PART 1: KNOWLEDGE FOUNDATIONS; 1. Introduction; 2. Legislation; 3. Ecosystem Management: An Introduction; 4. Understanding ecological cycles; .5. Ecosystem types; PART 2: REBALANCING WATER AND SEDIMENT CYCLES; 6. Minimising rural soil loss and sedimentation; 7. Minimising ecosystem effects of rural water cycle changes; 8. Reducing water and sediment changes during urbanisation; . 9 Accomodating coastal processes; PART 3: REBALANCING WATER NUTRIENT CYCLES; 10 Nutrient balances in pastoral farming and horticulture; 11 Restoring nutrient imbalances: sewege, timber treatment, aquaculture and urban systems; PART 4: CONTAMINANTS IN THE PRODUCTION-CONSUMPTION CYCLE; 12. Toxic contamination of the global ecosystem; 13. Contamination in raw material supply; 14. Contamination in production and manufacturing; 15. Contamination from transportation and waste; PART 5: PROTECTING AND RESTORING THE CYCLES OF LIFE; 16. Overview of New Zealand's biodiversity issues; 17. Invasion and overharvesting; 18. Destruction and displacement versus prevention and restoration; 19. New Zealand's terrestial biodiversity management 1992-1999; 20. New Zealand's terrestial biodiversity management 1999-2002; 21. Marine biodiversity; PART 6: CONCLUSION; 22. Ecosystem Management: A basis for human development