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Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment

Ramachandra, TV and Chanran, Subhash MD and Gururaja, KV and Sreekantha, * (2007) Cumulative Environmental Impact Assessment. Nova Science Publications.

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An ecosystem is a complex of interconnected living organisms inhabiting a particular area or unit of space, together with their environment and all their interrelationships and relationships with the environment having a well-maintained ecological processes and interactions. It is characterized by the abundance of individual species populations; interspecies relationships; activity of organisms; physical and chemical characteristics of environment; flows of matter, energy, and information; and description of changes of these parameters with time. Hence, its surroundings can be categorised into physical and biological environment, which are self-defined, self-maintained and self-sustained dynamic natural systems. The physical environment comprises of lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, while the living beings in the biosphere constitute biological environment.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Nova Science Publications
Additional Information: The copyright of this book belongs to Nova Science Publications.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2012 07:51
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/12732

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