Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards

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The concept of ecosystem health dates back to 1788 in the writings of James Hutton, a geologist, who perceived the Earth as an integrated system (Rapport et al., 1995). It is also recorded in the 1940s composition by Aldo Leopold, a naturalist, who described unhealthy ecosystems and referred to “land sickness” (Callicott, 1992). The concept was revitalized as “ecosystem medicine” in the late 1970s and early 1980s (Rapport et al., 1979, 1981, 1985). This work formed the basis for subsequent principles and concepts of ecosystem health (Rapport, 1989; Rapport et al., 1995, 1998; Schaeffer et al., 1988). The process of assessing ecosystem health is complex and requires the establishment of indicators to differentiate healthy ecosystems from unhealthy ones, postulate the causes of sickness, and develop methods for subsequent preventive and rehabilitative measures (Rapport et al., 1995).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging for Healthy Ecosystems
PublisherCRC Press
Pages1385-1394
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781420032130
ISBN (Print)9781566706124
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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Komoo, I., Pereira, J. J., & Muhiyuddin, W. M. (2002). Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards. In Managing for Healthy Ecosystems (pp. 1385-1394). CRC Press.

Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards. / Komoo, Ibrahim; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline; Muhiyuddin, W. Mohd.

Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. CRC Press, 2002. p. 1385-1394.

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Komoo, I, Pereira, JJ & Muhiyuddin, WM 2002, Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards. in Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. CRC Press, pp. 1385-1394.
Komoo I, Pereira JJ, Muhiyuddin WM. Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards. In Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. CRC Press. 2002. p. 1385-1394
Komoo, Ibrahim ; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline ; Muhiyuddin, W. Mohd. / Diagnosing ecosystem health of the langat basin in the context of geohazards. Managing for Healthy Ecosystems. CRC Press, 2002. pp. 1385-1394
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