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Scalable Uncertainty Management

Salem Benferhat, John Grant, “Scalable Uncertainty Management”
English | 2011 | ISBN: 3642239625 | 574 pages | PDF | 9,3 MB

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management, SUM 2011, held in Dayton, OH, USA, in October 2011. The 32 revised full papers and 3 revised short papers presented together with the abstracts of 2 invited talks and 6 “discussant” contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on argumentation systems, probabilistic inference, dynamic of beliefs, information retrieval and databases, ontologies, possibility theory and classification, logic programming, and applications.

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Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture

Dave Egan, "Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature, and Culture (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)"
English | ISBN: 1597266906 | 2011 | PDF | 432 pages | 5,4 MB
When it comes to implementing successful ecological restoration projects, the social, political, economic, and cultural dimensions are often as important as-and sometimes more important than-technical or biophysical knowledge.

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration takes an interdisciplinary look at the myriad human aspects of ecological restoration. In twenty-six chapters written by experts from around the world, it provides practical and theoretical information, analysis, models, and guidelines for optimizing human involvement in restoration projects. Six categories of social activities are examined:

collaboration between land manager and stakeholders
ecological economics
volunteerism and community-based restoration
environmental education
ecocultural and artistic practices
policy and politics

For each category, the book offers an introductory theoretical chapter followed by multiple case studies, each of which focuses on a particular aspect of the category and provides a perspective from within a unique social/political/cultural setting.

Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration delves into the often-neglected aspects of ecological restoration that ultimately make the difference between projects that are successfully executed and maintained with the support of informed, engaged citizens, and those that are unable to advance past the conceptual stage due to misunderstandings or apathy. The lessons contained will be valuable to restoration veterans and greenhorns alike, scholars and students in a range of fields, and individuals who care about restoring their local lands and waters.

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