pt. 1. Defining the problem -- pt. 2. Understanding the ecosystem -- pt. 3. Sources and cause -- pt. 4. Developing a diagnosis -- pt. 5. Tools for solutions of environmental problems -- pt. 6. Implementation of ecological management tools and follow the recovery process. Applications-Oriented Approach to Finding Optimum Solutions to Ecological- Environmental Problems, Features, Covers the important properties and processes of different ecosystems, Examines the causes of environmental problems, pollution sources, and their effects on ecosystems and human health, Discusses diagnostic tools such as ecological indicatory, ecosystem services, and ecological modeling, Explores problem-solving tools such as ecotechnology, cleaner production, resource management, and environmental legislation, Discusses the importance of following the recovery process to ensure the goals of ecological-environmental management have been achieved, Based on 40 years of experience. Integrated Environmental Management: A Transdisciplinary Approach brings together many ecological and technological tool boxes and applies them in a transdisciplinary method. The book demonstrates how to combine continuous improvement management tools and principles with proven environmental assessment methodologies. This integrated ecological and environmental management approach lets you view environmental problems from a holistic angle, considering the ecosystem as an entity as well as the entire spectrum of solutions and possible combinations of solutions. The book discusses the importance of examining all facets or possible problems associated with an ecosystem simultaneously and evaluating all the solution possibilities proposed by the relevant disciplines at the same time. The authors underline that there is no alternative to integrated, multidisciplinary, ecological-environmental management-at least not on a long-term basis. They lay down the fundamental concepts in an applications-oriented manner that allows you to apply the seven steps of environmental management directly. Book jacket.