Ecological footprint: The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth'secosystems. It is a standardized measure of demand fornatural capital that may be contrasted with the planet'secological capacity to regenerate.
The application of a formal framework, analytical process, ...
Ecological Efficiency: the percentage (usually around 10%) of useful energy that passes from one trophic level in a food chain to another. Shorter food chains tend to lose less energy.
Today, allover the world, including Tibet, degradation is fast 0vertaking us.
ecological footprint The total area of productive ecosystems required to support a population.  ecological niche The physical and biological conditions that a species needs to grow, survive, and reproduce.
ly Appropriate Site Features
ly appropriate site features are natural site elements that maintain or restore the integrity of the site.
In ecological risk assessment, a general term referring to a species, a group of species, an ecosystem function or characteristic, or a specific habitat or biome.
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Footprint - The area of land and water needed to produce the resources to entirely sustain a human population and absorb its waste products with prevailing technology.
Application of ecological insights to economic analysis in a holistic, contextual, value-sensitive, ecocentric manner.
ecological equivalents ...
the surface area in the landscape used for the services for a person, a city or a country or activity; the footprint is commonly made up of six categories: agricultural land, forest land, energy land, waste sinks, ...
Ecological indicators are scientific constructs that use quantitative data to measure aspects of biodiversity, ecosystem condition, services, or drivers of change, but no single ecological indicator captures all the dimensions of biodiversity (C2.
indicator Use of certain species' tolerances to reflect or infer more general environmental characteristics; see indicator.
niche The functions of the organism in its setting. See niche.
ecological footprint: An ecological footprint is the amount that each of us affects the earth by using its resources.
Disturbance. means related to ecology, which is the sum of the relationships between organisms and their environment.
Ecological Effects of West Virginia Spill
Scant data available on spilled chemical, raising concerns about its long-term ecological effects.
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The Footprint measures how our lifestyles affect other people as well as the planet.
1) The environmental impact of one human being on the ecosystem, measured by the variety of material goods consumed in day-to-day living; ...
services: functions that are useful to humans and to ecosystem stability and integrity, such as nutrient cycling, productivity, and control of erosion.
stress: See stressors.
Ecological rucksack is the total weight of material flow 'carried by' an item of consumption in the course of its life cycle.
indicator : A characteristic of the environment that, when measured, quantifies magnitude of stress, habitat characteristics, degree of exposure to a stressor, or response to exposure.
Ecological Indicator: A characteristic of an ecosystem that is related to, or derived from, a measure of biotic or abiotic variable, that can provide quantitative information on ecological structure and function.
Definition (english only)
The material input of a product (service) minus the weight of the product itself.
The Ecological Importance of Wetlands
Beyond definitions, wetlands are essential ecological features in any landscape. They are primary habitat for hundreds of species of waterfowl as well as many other birds, fish, mammals and insects.
energetics The branch of ecology in which communities are studied from the point of view of the energy flowing through them. niche A term with alternative definitions, not all of them synonymous. To state two: ...
Ecological Data Centre Design . Tips And Ideas By John Stratos
Perpetually-growing electrical expenses, ever-shifting weather conditions, stricter Government rules, plus trade growth, in-house expense cutbacks and ....
Soil Landscapes of Canada
Canada Land Inventory
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ecological land-use planning
Method for deciding how land should be used; development of an integrated model that considers geological, ecological, health, and social variables.
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Society of America
Promotes science by improving communication among ecologists, raising public awareness, increasing resources available
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An ecological or environmental area where a particular species of animal, plant, or organism lives. It can be the natural environment of the organism or the physical environment that surrounds a population.
ESD = ly Sustainable Development (such as National Starategy for ESD (1992))
ESRI = supplier of GIS applications, data, training, support
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Relative Ecological Sustainability: Ability of an ecosystem to maintain relative ecological integrity indefinitely.
Relative Permeability: The permeability of a rock to gas, NAIL, or water, when any two or more are present.
Cumulative Risk Assessment: Consideration of the total risk from multiple stressors to a given eco-zone.
Cumulative Exposure: The sum of exposures of an organism to a pollutant over a period of time.
ecological anorexia Worry and guilt over the effect of man on the environment that results in overly scrupulous reduction of the ecological footprint such as refusing to heat the home in winter, taking cold baths or stumbling about in the dark.
See also: Water, Environment, Environmental, Well, Health