Geo-environment and Landscape Evolution: Evolution, Monitoring, Simulation, Management and Remediation of the Geological Environ

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Understanding geological processes is fundamental to many fields of study, such as engineering, environmental management, land preservation and restoration, urban environment, land and ecosystem inventories, and scenery assessments and landscaping. The study of the Earth's materials and dynamic processes is essential for success in divers fields of application, and for increased understanding of varying environmental problems, such as air, soil and water pollution, soil erosion, waste disposal, water quality, and building materials and foundations, to name but a few.This book contains papers presented at the Third International Conference on Evaluation, Monitoring, Simulation, Management and Remediation of the Geological Environment and Landscape, held in The New Forest, UK. The meeting brought together a wide range of experts in their fields - researchers, engineers, planners, decision-makers, consultants - to explore the contribution of geosciences and geo-information to environmental management, land preservation, remediation and sustainable development.The papers are arranged into the following topic areas: environmental planning; environmental modelling; environmental monitoring; environmental pollution; remediation; climateological processes; geo-environment in urban settings; geo-ecology; hydrological studies; landscape analysis; natural hazards and risks; remote sensing; soil and rock properties; vulnerability studies; and ecological restoration. This book should be of interest to a multi-disciplinary readership of researchers, practitioners and government employees interested in the geological environment from diverse backgrounds such as geology, civil engineering, forest and agricultural engineering, geography, biology, ecology, hydrology, architecture, and local planning, among others.

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