Environmental Security and Ecoterrorism

  • Hami Alpas
  • Simon M. Berkowicz
  • Irina Ermakova

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Allan W. Shearer, P. H. Liotta
    Pages 1-13
  3. Alexandra Veiga
    Pages 39-54
  4. Elena N. Gnatko, Vasilij I. Kravets, Elena V. Leschenko, Alexander Omelchenko
    Pages 101-116
  5. Renat R. Khaydarov, Rashid A. Khaydarov, Svetlana Evgrafova, Stefanie Wagner, Seung Y. Cho
    Pages 117-127
  6. Volodymyr I. Nochvai, Angelina V. Shavrina, Oleksandr A. Veles
    Pages 139-145
  7. Mikhail A. Popov, Sergey A. Stankevich, Ludmila P. Lischenko, Vladimir V. Lukin, Nikolay N. Ponomarenko
    Pages 147-156
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-187

About these proceedings


In recent years, the concept of environmental security has been adapted to include preparedness for acts of ecoterrorism. This latter term has now become synonymous with environmental terrorism where the perpetrator uses the environment as a weapon to harm an opponent. The intended outcome is usually large-scale deaths, severe damage to the environment, and instilling fear in the general population. This book explores various facets of ecoterrorism including the role of the state in pursuing and maintaining environmental security, a review of the concept of ecoterrorism, food security challenges and weaknesses, technological countermeasures to enable rapid detection or response, and existing pollution sources and hazards that may serve as targets for terrorist acts. In sum, this volume provides a useful overview for both the layperson and experienced researchers.


Ecoterrorism research Environmental Security Environmental terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Hami Alpas
    • 1
  • Simon M. Berkowicz
    • 2
  • Irina Ermakova
    • 3
  1. 1.Food Engineering Dept.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2., Institute of Earth SciencesHebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3., Inst. of Higher Nervous Activity of RASInst. of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1234-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1235-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543
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