Ecosystem Engineers

Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-09-21
ISBN 10: 9780080548470
ISBN 13: 0080548474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Engineers Book Review:

The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of species as ecosystem engineers allows scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this book ultimately illustrates how to inform and manage natural resources. The only consolidated treatment available Provides definitions, case studies, and examples of ecological models Discusses how ecosystem engineering can inform and improve the management of natural resources Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the leading figure in the development of the ecosystem engineer concept, and many other eminent ecologists, such as Alan Hastings

Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers

Coralline Algae  Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Laurie Carol Hofmann,Nick Kamenos,João Silva,Nadine Schubert,Paulo Antunes Horta,Julio Aguirre,Kathryn Schoenrock
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN 10: 2889638316
ISBN 13: 9782889638314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
Author: Fred B. Samson,Fritz L. Knopf
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1461240182
ISBN 13: 9781461240181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Management Book Review:

Ecosystem management has emerged in the past several years as the new paradigm for managing public and private land. It combines the principles of ecosystem-level ecology with the policy requirements of resource and public land management. This collection of selected readings will serve as an introduction to the concepts of biological diversity, ecological process, biotic integrity, and ecological sustainability that underlie ecosystem management.

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers

Beavers  Boreal Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Carol A. Johnston
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN 10: 3319615335
ISBN 13: 9783319615332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers Book Review:

Bridging the fields of ecosystem science and landscape ecology, this book integrates Dr. Carol Johnston's research on beaver ecosystem alteration at Voyageurs National Park. The findings about the vegetation, soils, and chemistry of beaver impoundments synthesized in the text provide a cohesive reference useful to wetland scientists, ecosystems and landscape ecologysts, wildlife managers, and students. The beaver, Castor canadensis, is an ecosystem engineer unequaled in its capacity to alter landscapes through browsing and dam building, whose population recovery has re-established environmental conditions that probably existed for millenia prior to its near extirpation by trapping in the 1800s and 1900s. Beavers continue to regain much of their natural range throughout North America, changing stream and forest ecosystems in ways that may be lauded or vilified. Interest in beavers by ecologists remains keen as new evidence emerges about the ecological, hydrological, and biogeochemical effects of beaver browsing and construction. There is a critical need for ecologists and land managers to understand the potential magnitude, persistence, and ecosystem services of beaver landscape transformation. The 88-year record of beaver landscape occupation and alteration documented by Dr. Carol Johnston and colleagues from aerial photography and field work provides a unique resource toward understanding the ecosystem effects and sustainability of beaver activity.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
Author: Patrick Kangas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2003-09-25
ISBN 10: 1135464189
ISBN 13: 9781135464189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Engineering Book Review:

Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as

Linking Species Ecosystems

Linking Species   Ecosystems
Author: Clive G. Jones,John H. Lawton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461517737
ISBN 13: 9781461517733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Species Ecosystems Book Review:

I was asked to introduce this volume by examining "why a knowledge of ecosys tem functioning can contribute to understanding species activities, dynamics, and assemblages." I have found it surprisingly difficult to address this topic. On the one hand, the answer is very simple and general: because all species live in ecosystems, they are part of and dependent on ecosystem processes. It is impossible to understand the abundance and distribution of populations and the species diversity and composition of communities without a knowledge of their abiotic and biotic environments and of the fluxes of energy and mat ter through the ecosystems of which they are a part. But everyone knows this. It is what ecology is all about (e.g., Likens, 1992). It is why the discipline has retained its integrity and thrived, despite a sometimes distressing degree of bickering and chauvinism among its various subdisciplines: physiological, be havioral, population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

Ungulates as Ecosystem Engineers the Influence of Deer and Wild Boars on Amphibian Communities

Ungulates as Ecosystem Engineers  the Influence of Deer and Wild Boars on Amphibian Communities
Author: Carolina Baruzzi
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:945441604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wood Ants Formica Spp as Ecosystem Engineers and Their Impact on the Soil Animal Community

Wood Ants  Formica Spp   as Ecosystem Engineers and Their Impact on the Soil Animal Community
Author: Lisette Lenoir
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D017909501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution Impacts and Management

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe  Distribution  Impacts and Management
Author: Erkki Leppakoski,Erkki Leppäkoski,Stephan Gollasch,Sergej Olenin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2002-08-31
ISBN 10: 9781402008375
ISBN 13: 1402008376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution Impacts and Management Book Review:

This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.

The Forgotten Ecosystem Engineers

The Forgotten Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Anna Rawlings
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1120175279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration
Author: William J. Mitsch,Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2003-09-18
ISBN 10: 9780471332640
ISBN 13: 047133264X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration Book Review:

Completely updated to keep pace with current technology. * Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques. * Includes completely updated case studies.

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems
Author: Gil Rilov,Jeffrey A. Crooks
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 3540792368
ISBN 13: 9783540792369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates

Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates
Author: Helmut König
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9783540281801
ISBN 13: 3540281800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intestinal Microorganisms of Termites and Other Invertebrates Book Review:

This is the first work to focus on microbes in gut systems of soil animals. Beginning with an overview of the biology of soil invertebrates, the text turns to the gut microbiota of termites, which are important soil processors in tropical and subtropical regions. Coverage extends to intestinal microbiota of such other litter decomposers as earthworms, springtails, millipedes, and woodlice. Thoroughly illustrated, including color photographs.

Ants and Moles as Ecosystem Engineers

Ants and Moles as Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Merle Streitberger
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:973307357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beavers

Beavers
Author: Frances Backhouse
Publsiher: Orca Wild
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781459824690
ISBN 13: 1459824695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beavers Book Review:

Part of the Orca Wild series, this nonfiction book for middle-grade readers explores the important role beavers play as a keystone species. They were nearly driven to extinction for their furs, but today beavers are valued for their role as habitat creators and water stewards.

Engineering Within Ecological Constraints

Engineering Within Ecological Constraints
Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1996-03-22
ISBN 10: 9780309176453
ISBN 13: 030917645X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Within Ecological Constraints Book Review:

Engineering within Ecological Constraints presents a rare dialogue between engineers and environmental scientists as they consider the many technical as well as social and legal challenges of ecologically sensitive engineering. The volume looks at the concepts of scale, resilience, and chaos as they apply to the points where the ecological life support system of nature interacts with the technological life support system created by humankind. Among the questions addressed are: What are the implications of differences between ecological and engineering concepts of efficiency and stability? How can engineering solutions to immediate problems be made compatible with long-term ecological concerns? How can we transfer ecological principles to economic systems? The book also includes important case studies on such topics as water management in southern Florida and California and oil exploration in rain forests. From its conceptual discussions to the practical experience reflected in case studies, this volume will be important to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, and students in the fields of engineering, environmental science, and environmental policy.

Ecological Systems

Ecological Systems
Author: Rik Leemans
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN 10: 1461457556
ISBN 13: 9781461457558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Systems Book Review:

Earth is home to an estimated 8 million animal species, 600,000 fungi, 300,000 plants, and an undetermined number of microbial species. Of these animal, fungal, and plant species, an estimated 75% have yet to be identified. Moreover, the interactions between these species and their physical environment are known to an even lesser degree. At the same time, the earth’s biota faces the prospect of climate change, which may manifest slowly or extremely rapidly, as well as a human population set to grow by two billion by 2045 from the current seven billion. Given these major ecological changes, we cannot wait for a complete biota data set before assessing, planning, and acting to preserve the ecological balance of the earth. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the scientific and engineering basis of the systems ecology of the earth in 15 detailed, peer-reviewed entries written for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing professionals in government, academia, and industry. The methodology presented aims at identifying key interactions and environmental effects, and enabling a systems-level understanding even with our present state of factual knowledge.

Ecology of Marine Bivalves

Ecology of Marine Bivalves
Author: Richard F. Dame
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781420049787
ISBN 13: 142004978X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Marine Bivalves Book Review:

Bivalves, such as clams and oysters, are species having two-valved shells. In the marine ecosystem these species play a unique and essential role. This book examines the ecology of bivalves from an ecosystem or holistic view, taking into consideration their processes, interactions, and components. Studies of bivalves at the physical, organismic, and population levels are presented as foundations for understanding ecosystem processes. Ecology of Marine Bivalves: An Ecosystem Approach explores the potential use of bivalves as indicators and monitors of ecosystem health and describes experiments from the perspective of computer simulations, mesocosm studies, and field manipulation experiments. The theories of many areas of science support the various approaches. Concise reviews and more than 70 tables and figures give you rapid access to synthesized data about these keystone species.

Linking Species Ecosystems

Linking Species   Ecosystems
Author: Cary Conference 1993 (Institute of Ecosystem Studies),Professor of Community Ecology Nerc Center for Population Biology John H Lawton
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780412048012
ISBN 13: 0412048019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Species Ecosystems Book Review:

This is the first volume devoted to the integration of population and ecosystem ecology--an approach that offers vast potential for improving our understanding of the complexities of nature and the management of environmental problems. The editors, Clive Jones and John Lawton, work at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New York and the Natural Environment Research Council Centre for Population Biology in England, respectively. They have brought together a distinguished group of experts to explore diverse aspects of linking species and ecosystem perspectives: theoretical, empirical and pragmatic including: *processes that range from a local to a planetary scale *the role of organisms as ecosystem engineers *the use of ecological flow chains to link population and ecosystem processes *numerous examples of the influence of species on ecosystem processes and vice versa *a unique blend of problems and processes drawn from marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems *problems of species redundancy in ecosystem processes *stoichiometric constraints on species interactions; *scaling and aggregation problems. The book establishes conceptual frameworks for the rigorous study of interactions between species and ecosystems, it points to still-unanswered questions, and it identifies future research directions. Integration of ecology with its implications for teaching, research and society are central to the book. This pioneering volume will be an indispensable resource for ecology researchers, students, and environmental managers and will stimulate debate on the future integration of the field.

Key Ecosystem Engineers in Estuarine Vegetation

Key Ecosystem Engineers in Estuarine Vegetation
Author: Maike Heuner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1042912633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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