"Product of the 2nd EcoSummit, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 18-22, 2000"--Page v. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century : toward a new, integrated "hard problem science" / R. Costanza and S.E. J²rgensen -- Integrated assessment and modeling -- science for sustainability / G. Harris -- The potential for integrated assessment and modeling to solve environmental problems : vision, capacity, and direction / P. Parker [and others] -- Complex adaptive hierarchical systems / B.C. Patten [and others] -- Complex adaptive hierarchical systems / B.C. Patten [and others] -- Ecosystem services, their use and the role of ecological engineering : state of the art / A. Dakers -- Ecosystem services / B. Guterstam [and others] -- Science and decisionmaking / V.H. Dale -- Science and decisionmaking / E.J. Rykiel Jr. [and others] -- Ecosystem health and human health / L. Vasseur, D.J. Rapport, J. Hounsell -- Ecosystem health and human health : healthy planet, healthy living / L. Vasseur [and others] -- Quality of life and the distribution of wealth and resources / R. Costanza, J. Farley and P. Templet -- Quality of life and the distribution of wealth and resources / J. Farley [and others]. "This book will act as a state of the art assessment of integrated environmental science and its relation to real world problem solving. It is aimed not only at the academic community, but also as a sourcebook for managers, policy makers, and the informed public. It deals both with the state of the science and the level of consensus among scientists on key environmental issues." "The concepts underlying this book were developed at the 2nd EcoSummit workshop held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2000, with active participation from all delegates, and attempts to present their collective view."--Jacket.