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Saleska, Scott

Overview
Works: 24 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 371 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TK9152.16, 363.17990973
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Most widely held works by Scott Saleska
The nuclear power deception : U.S. nuclear mythology from electricity "too cheap to meter" to "inherently safe" reactors by Arjun Makhijani( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-level dollars, low-level sense : a critique of present policy for the management of long-lived radioactive wastes and discussion of an alternative approach by Arjun Makhijani( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The management of radioactive wastes, which contain materials that remain hazardous for up to millions of years, is one of the most vexing, contentious and costly environmental issues of our time. Almost since the inception of the nuclear age, radioactive waste management has been plagued with failures, poor science, cost overruns and unanticipated environmental events. The authors discuss the reason for those failures, clearly explaining the inconsistencies of waste classification regulations, and exposing some of the scare tactics used to push risky new disposal sites on the public. The authors then move beyond their criticism of existing flaws to propose an alternative unified approach to address the problem in a fiscally prudent and environmentally sound way."--P. [4] of cover
Nuclear legacy : an overview of the places, problems, and politics of radioactive waste in the U.S. by Scott Saleska( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear power safety : 1979-1989 by Kenneth Boley( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and transnational corporations : analysis and trends by Arjun Makhijani( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews and syntheses: Carbonyl sulfide as a multi-scale tracer for carbon and water cycles by Mary E Whelan( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaf phenology as one important driver of seasonal changes in isoprene emissions in central Amazonia by Eliane G Alves( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wasting away by Jonathan Simon( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and transnational corporations : analysis and trends( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear waste : the places it is stored and the problems it poses by Scott Saleska( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large carbon cycle sensitivities to climate across a permafrost thaw gradient in subarctic Sweden by Kuang-Yu Chang( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear power plants : local high level nuclear waste dumps by Scott Saleska( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canopy-scale biophysical controls of transpiration and evaporation in the Amazon Basin by Kaniska Mallick( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obmany atomnoĭ ėnergii : otchet Instituta issledovaniĭ ėnergetiki i okruzhai︠u︡shcheĭ sredy by Arjun Makhijani( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Biotic and Environmental Drivers of Plant Microbiomes Across a Permafrost Thaw Gradient by Moira Hough( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plant-associated microbiomes are structured by environmental conditions and plant associates, both of which are being altered by climate change. The future structure of plant microbiomes will depend on the, largely unknown, relative importance of each. This uncertainty is particularly relevant for arctic peatlands, which are undergoing large shifts in plant communities and soil microbiomes as permafrost thaws, and are potentially appreciable sources of climate change feedbacks due to their soil carbon (C) storage. We characterized phyllosphere and rhizosphere microbiomes of six plant species, and bulk peat, across a permafrost thaw progression (from intact permafrost, to partially- and fully-thawed stages) via 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. We tested the hypothesis that the relative influence of biotic versus environmental filtering (the role of plant species versus thaw-defined habitat) in structuring microbial communities would differ among phyllosphere, rhizosphere, and bulk peat. Using both abundance- and phylogenetic-based approaches, we found that phyllosphere microbial composition was more strongly explained by plant associate, with little influence of habitat, whereas in the rhizosphere, plant and habitat had similar influence. Network-based community analyses showed that keystone taxa exhibited similar patterns with stronger responses to drivers. However, plant associates appeared to have a larger influence on organisms belonging to families associated with methane-cycling than the bulk community. Putative methanogens were more strongly influenced by plant than habitat in the rhizosphere, and in the phyllosphere putative methanotrophs were more strongly influenced by plant than was the community at large. We conclude that biotic effects can be stronger than environmental filtering, but their relative importance varies among microbial groups. For most microbes in this system, biotic filtering was stronger aboveground than belowground. However, for putative methane-cyclers, plant associations have a stronger influence on community composition than environment despite major hydrological changes with thaw. This suggests that plant successional dynamics may be as important as hydrological changes in determining microbial relevance to C-cycling climate feedbacks. By partitioning the degree that plant versus environmental filtering drives microbiome composition and function we can improve our ability to predict the consequences of warming for C-cycling in other arctic areas undergoing similar permafrost thaw transitions
From Leaves to Ecosystems: Resolving the Responses of Evergreen Forests to Seasonality by Loren Albert( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To predict and mitigate the effects of global climate change requires a more comprehensive understanding of the processes that control the exchange of carbon, water, and energy between the biosphere and the atmosphere. Examining how plant metabolic processes respond to seasonal variation in climatic variables can help parametrize and validate model representation of controls on carbon exchange in vegetation models. Plant responses to the seasonality of climatic variables include not only instantaneous responses, but also changes in plant status due to phenology (the field of science concerned with cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena in plants). In this dissertation I first broadly explore whether we are adequately measuring, and successfully modelling, the effects of phenology on carbon allocation and acquisition in plants. Then I focus on the role of phenology and seasonality in driving two distinct evergreen forest systems: a broadleaf tropical forest in the Brazilian Amazon, and subalpine coniferous forest in the Rocky Mountains. In a the tropical forest I test the hypothesis that leaf phenology drives an increase in gross ecosystem production during the dry season that has been observed at the ecosystem scale (from eddy covariance). I test this hypothesis at the individual tree scale by investigating age-dependent leaf physiology and seasonal shifts in leaf demography for five broadleaf canopy trees representing abundant species in the Tapajós National Forest (near Santarém, Brazil). The results of this study suggest that aggregated whole-branch Vcmax (the maximum carboxylation rate of Rubisco, Vcmax, weighted by branch leaf demography) increases during the dry season, with a magnitude consistent with increases in ecosystem-scale photosynthetic capacity observed from flux towers. In the subalpine coniferous forest, I examined the seasonal climate determinants of net ecosystem production and evapotranspiration by analyzing a 15-year eddy covariance time-series from a subalpine forest using an ensemble of artificial neural networks at the daytime/nighttime time-step. This study shows the relative rankings of climate drivers and driver-response relationships directly from the eddy covariance dataset with minimal a priori assumptions, and found that air temperature emerged as the determinant of a seasonal 'switch' in net ecosystem productivity from winter to spring. This dissertation advances our knowledge of the complex interplay between phenological responses and direct climate responses of evergreen forests from the scale of leaves to the scale of ecosystems
Radiation and health : the impacts of radioactive nuclear waste by Scott Saleska( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Public Citizen's annual nuclear power plant safety report: a plant-by-plant assessment of nuclear reactor safety in 1987 by Kenneth Boley( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Glowing on the job: worker exposure to radiation at nuclear power plants by Kenneth Boley( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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