Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology
Author: Walter Dodds,Matt Whiles
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780080884776
ISBN 13: 0080884776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Ecology Book Review:

Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Michael Lee Cain,William D. Bowman,Sally D. Hacker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2009-07
ISBN 10: 9780878933624
ISBN 13: 087893362X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Molecular Ecology

Molecular Ecology
Author: Joanna R. Freeland
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-03-30
ISBN 10: 0470090634
ISBN 13: 9780470090633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Ecology Book Review:

Molecular Ecology provides a comprehensive introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book unites theory with examples from a wide range of taxa in a logical and progressive manner, and its accessible writing style makes subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to its readers. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology, starting with a review of genetics and a discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research. This leads into an overview of population genetics in ecology. The second half of the book then moves on to specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The final chapter looks at molecular ecology in a wider context by using a number of case studies that are relevant to various economic and social concerns, including wildlife forensics, agriculture, and overfishing * comprehensive overview of the different aspects of molecular ecology * attention to both theoretical and applied concerns * accessible writing style and logical structure * numerous up-to-date examples and references This will be an invaluable reference for those studying molecular ecology, population genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation genetics and behavioural ecology, as well as researchers working in these fields.

Terrestrial Plant Ecology

Terrestrial Plant Ecology
Author: Michael G.. Barbour,Michael G. Barbour,Department of Biological Sciences Frank S Gilliam,Jack H. Burk,Wanna D. Pitts,Frank S. Gilliam,Mark W. Schwartz
Publsiher: Benjamin/Cummings
Total Pages: 649
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112047982902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrestrial Plant Ecology Book Review:

A textbook covering the entire field, blending classical topics with the results of new research, summarizing yet presenting conflicting evidence and opinions, avoiding jargon when possible, and focusing on being a textbook rather than an exhaustive reference. First published in 1979 and again in 1987; here two new authors have been added to account for the broadening of the discipline. Some basic background in the biological sciences is assumed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Michael L. Cain,William D. Bowman,Sally D. Hacker
Publsiher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9780878939084
ISBN 13: 0878939083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Review:

As well as emphasising the links to evolution, 'Ecology' covers all the levels of the ecological hierarchy at which the subject is studied. It focuses on their integration to ensure that students are able to grasp how events in nature are interconnected.

Developments in Numerical Ecology

Developments in Numerical Ecology
Author: Pierre Legendre,Louis Legendre
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 585
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 3642708803
ISBN 13: 9783642708800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Numerical Ecology Book Review:

From earlier ecological studies it has become apparent that simple univariate or bivariate statistics are often inappropriate, and that multivariate statistical analyses must be applied. Despite several difficulties arising from the application of multivariate methods, community ecology has acquired a mathematical framework, with three consequences: it can develop as an exact science; it can be applied operationally as a computer-assisted science to the solution of environmental problems; and it can exchange information with other disciplines using the language of mathematics. This book comprises the invited lectures, as well as working group reports, on the NATO workshop held in Roscoff (France) to improve the applicability of this new method numerical ecology to specific ecological problems.

Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology
Author: F. Richard Hauer,Gary A. Lamberti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 0124165788
ISBN 13: 9780124165786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Stream Ecology Book Review:

Methods in Stream Ecology provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This two part new edition is updated to reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. Volume focusses on ecosystem structure with in-depth sections on Physical Processes, Material Storage and Transport and Stream Biota. With a student-friendly price, this Third Edition is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology. Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Includes website with tables and a link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers Written by leading experts in stream ecology

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology
Author: Timothy D. Schowalter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2006-02-27
ISBN 10: 0080508812
ISBN 13: 9780080508818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Ecology Book Review:

Dr. Timothy Schowalter has succeeded in creating a unique, updated treatment of insect ecology. This revised and expanded text looks at how insects adapt to environmental conditions while maintaining the ability to substantially alter their environment. It covers a range of topics- from individual insects that respond to local changes in the environment and affect resource distribution, to entire insect communities that have the capacity to modify ecosystem conditions. Insect Ecology, Second Edition, synthesizes the latest research in the field and has been produced in full color throughout. It is ideal for students in both entomology and ecology-focused programs. NEW TO THIS EDITION: * New topics such as elemental defense by plants, chaotic models, molecular methods to measure disperson, food web relationships, and more * Expanded sections on plant defenses, insect learning, evolutionary tradeoffs, conservation biology and more * Includes more than 350 new references * More than 40 new full-color figures

An Introduction to Cultural Ecology

An Introduction to Cultural Ecology
Author: Mark Q. Sutton,E. N. Anderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-08-26
ISBN 10: 1000325350
ISBN 13: 9781000325355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Cultural Ecology Book Review:

This contemporary introduction to the principles and research base of cultural ecology is the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses that deal with the intersection of humans and the environment in traditional societies. After introducing the basic principles of cultural anthropology, environmental studies, and human biological adaptations to the environment, the book provides a thorough discussion of the history of, and theoretical basis behind, cultural ecology. The bulk of the book outlines the broad economic strategies used by traditional cultures: hunting/gathering, horticulture, pastoralism, and agriculture. Fully explicated with cases, illustrations, and charts on topics as diverse as salmon ceremonies among Northwest Indians, contemporary Maya agriculture, and the sacred groves in southern China, this book gives a global view of these strategies. An important emphasis in this text is on the nature of contemporary ecological issues, how peoples worldwide adapt to them, and what the Western world can learn from their experiences. A perfect text for courses in anthropology, environmental studies, and sociology.

Stream Ecology

Stream Ecology
Author: J. David Allan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401107297
ISBN 13: 9789401107297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stream Ecology Book Review:

Running waters are enormously diverse, ranging from torrential mountain brooks, to large lowland rivers, to great river systems whose basins occupy subcontinents. While this diversity makes river ecosystems seem overwhelmingly complex, a central theme of this volume is that the processes acting in running waters are general, although the settings are often unique. The past two decades have seen major advances in our knowledge of the ecology of streams and rivers. New paradigms have emerged, such as the river continuum and nutrient spiraling. Community ecologists have made impressive advances in documenting the occurrence of species interactions. The importance of physical processes in rivers has attracted increased attention, particularly the areas of hydrology and geomorphology, and the inter-relationships between physical and biological factors have become better understood. And as is true for every area of ecology during the closing years of the twentieth century it has become apparent that the study of streams and rivers cannot be carried out by excluding the role of human activities, nor can we ignore the urgency of the need for conservation. These developments are brought together in Stream Ecology: Structure and function of running waters, designed to serve as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference book for specialists in stream ecology and related fields.

Political Ecology

Political Ecology
Author: Paul Robbins
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN 10: 1119167442
ISBN 13: 9781119167440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Ecology Book Review:

An accessible, focused exploration of the field of political ecology The third edition of Political Ecology spans this sprawling field, using grounded examples and careful readings of current literature. While the study of political ecology is sometimes difficult to fathom, owing to its breadth and diversity, this resource simplifies the discussion by reducing the field down into a few core questions and arguments. These points clearly demonstrate how critical theory can make pragmatic contributions to the fields of conservation, development, and environmental management. The latest edition of this seminal work is also more closely focused, with references to recent work from around the world. Further, Political Ecology raises critical questions about “traditional” approaches to environmental questions and problems. This new edition: Includes international work in the field coming out of Europe, Latin America, and Asia Explains political ecology and its tendency to disrupt the environmental research and practice by both advancing and undermining associated fields of study Contains contributions from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and expertise Offers a resource that is written in highly-accessible, straightforward language Outlines the frontiers of the field and frames climate change and the end of population growth with the framework of political ecology An excellent resource for undergraduates and academics, the third edition of Political Ecology offers an updated edition of the guide to this diverse, quickly growing field that is at the heart of how humans shape the world and, in turn, are shaped by it.

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology
Author: David C. Coleman,D. A. Crossley, Jr.
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2004-08-11
ISBN 10: 0080472818
ISBN 13: 9780080472812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Soil Ecology Book Review:

This fully revised and expanded edition of Fundamentals of Soil Ecology continues its holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function. Students and ecosystem researchers will gain a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The authors emphasize the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provide an overview of theory and practice of soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This volume contains updated and greatly expanded coverage of all belowground biota (roots, microbes and fauna) and methods to identify and determine its distribution and abundance. New chapters are provided on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem processes, suggested laboratory and field methods to measure biota and their activities in ecosystems.. Contains over 60% new material and 150 more pages Includes new chapters on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem function Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods Incorporates new pedagogical features Combines theoretical and practical approaches

Sacred Ecology

Sacred Ecology
Author: Fikret Berkes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136341722
ISBN 13: 9781136341724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Ecology Book Review:

Sacred Ecology examines bodies of knowledge held by indigenous and other rural peoples around the world, and asks how we can learn from this knowledge and ways of knowing. Berkes explores the importance of local and indigenous knowledge as a complement to scientific ecology, and its cultural and political significance for indigenous groups themselves. This third edition further develops the point that traditional knowledge as process, rather than as content, is what we should be examining. It has been updated with about 150 new references, and includes an extensive list of web resources through which instructors can access additional material and further illustrate many of the topics and themes in the book. Winner of the Ecological Society of America's 2014 Sustainability Science Award.

Biology and Ecology of Earthworms

Biology and Ecology of Earthworms
Author: Clive A. Edwards,P.J. Bohlen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780412561603
ISBN 13: 0412561603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology and Ecology of Earthworms Book Review:

Describes earthworm community ecology, interactions between earthworms and microorganisms and the importance of earthworms in environmental management

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology  Ecology and Biochemistry
Author: Eldor A. Paul
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 0123914116
ISBN 13: 9780123914118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry Book Review:

The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates
Author: James H. Thorp,Alan P. Covich
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1021
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0123748550
ISBN 13: 9780123748553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates Book Review:

The third edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates continues the tradition of in-depth coverage of the biology, ecology, phylogeny, and identification of freshwater invertebrates from the USA and Canada. This text serves as an authoritative single source for a broad coverage of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and phylogeny of all major groups of invertebrates in inland waters of North America, north of Mexico.

Methods in Stream Ecology

Methods in Stream Ecology
Author: F. Richard Hauer,Gary A. Lamberti
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN 10: 9780080547435
ISBN 13: 0080547435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods in Stream Ecology Book Review:

Methods in Stream Ecology, Second Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This updated edition reflects recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. In addition, the relationship between stream flow and alluviation has been added, and a new chapter on riparian zones is also included. The book features exercises in each chapter; detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students; and taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae. With a student-friendly price, this book is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology, and river ecology. This text is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and landscape ecology. Exercises in each chapter Detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae, and data sheets for in-field research for students Taxanomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Link from Chapter 22: FISH COMMUNITY COMPOSITION to an interactive program for assessing and modeling fish numbers

Agroecology

Agroecology
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN 10: 1498728464
ISBN 13: 9781498728461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agroecology Book Review:

Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability i

An Introduction to Marine Ecology

An Introduction to Marine Ecology
Author: R. S. K. Barnes,R. N. Hughes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2009-07-15
ISBN 10: 9781444313277
ISBN 13: 1444313274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Marine Ecology Book Review:

This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to marine ecological concepts and processes. Based on a wealth of international teaching expertise, An Introduction to Marine Ecology is written to be the basis for an entire undergraduate course in marine biology or ecology. It covers the trophic, environmental and competitive interactions of marine organisms, and the effects of these on the productivity, dynamics and structure of marine systems. The strength of the book lies in its discussion of core topics which remains at the heart of the majority of courses in the subject, despite an increasing emphasis on more applied aspects. The authors maintain the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with colour plates, photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from all over the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. An emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and completely new chapters have been added on fisheries, marine ecosystems, and human interference and conservation. Completely revised and updated with a twofold increase in the number of illustrations. Adopts a more applied approach in keeping with current teaching. New chapters on fisheries, the marine ecosystem, conservation and pollution. Based on a proven and successful course structure.

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

The Ecology of Sandy Shores
Author: A.C. Brown,Anton McLachlan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080465098
ISBN 13: 0080465099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Sandy Shores Book Review:

The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides the students and researchers with a one-volume resource for understanding the conservation and management of the sandy shore ecosystem. Covering all beach types, and addressing issues from the behavioral and physiological adaptations of the biota to exploring the effects of pollution and the impact of man's activities, this book should become the standard reference for those interested in Sandy Shore study, management and preservation. More than 25% expanded from the previous edition Three entirely new chapters: Energetics and Nutrient Cycling, Turtles and Terrestrial Vertebrates, and Benthic Macrofauna Populations New sections on the interstitial environment, seagrasses, human impacts and coastal zone management Examples drawn from virtually all parts of the world, considering all beach types from the most exposed to the most sheltered