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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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.

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D017909501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Ecological Engineering Design

Ecological Engineering Design
Author: Marty D. Matlock,Robert A. Morgan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2011-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780470875766
ISBN 13: 0470875763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Engineering Design Book Review:

Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field. Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one. Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy. The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices. This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services.

Beavers

Beavers
Author: Frances Backhouse
Publsiher: Orca Book Publishers
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 1459824717
ISBN 13: 9781459824713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beavers Book Review:

By cutting trees and building dams, beavers shape landscapes and provide valuable wetland homes for many plants and animals. These radical rodents were once almost hunted to extinction for their prized fur, but today we are building a new relationship with them, and our appreciation of the benefits they offer as habitat creators and water stewards is growing. Packed with facts and personal stories, this book looks at the beaver’s biology and behavior and illuminates its vital role as a keystone species. The beaver’s comeback is one of North America’s greatest conservation success stories and Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers introduces readers to the conservationists, scientists and young people who are working to build a better future for our furry friends.

Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:949776769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 0123706262
ISBN 13: 9780123706263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters Book Review:

Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems – and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:945441604
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.

Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species

Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species
Author: Emil Olafsson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1498723268
ISBN 13: 9781498723268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species Book Review:

Marine macrophytes (macroalgae, seagrasses, and mangroves) comprise thousands of species distributed in shallow water areas along the world’s coastlines. They play a key role in marine ecosystems regarding biodiversity and energy flow. A large proportion of macrophyte species can be characterised as ecosystem engineers—organisms that directly or indirectly affect the availability of resources to other species by modifying, maintaining, and creating habitats. This book is divided into three main themes: • Marine macroalgae and seagrasses as sources of biodiversity gives an overview of the diversity of the main organisms associated with macrophytes, and their functional role and interactions within their hosts. • Primary and secondary production of Macrophytes synthesizes research on food web structures derived from/or associated with, macrophytes and the transfer of macrophytic primary and secondary production from one ecosystem to another. • Threats to macrophytic ecosystem engineers addresses human-induced effects including eutrophication, physical destruction, invasive species, and global warming. The book is among the first one to concentrate on the value of macrophytes for the well-being of marine habitats. The book is aimed at academics but may be useful for students, policy makers, and laymen alike.

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.

The Effects of an Ecosystem Engineer the Beaver on Patterns of Species Richness at Multiple Spatial Scales

The Effects of an Ecosystem Engineer  the Beaver  on Patterns of Species Richness at Multiple Spatial Scales
Author: Justin P. Wright
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924090209788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Effects of an Ecosystem Engineer the Beaver on Patterns of Species Richness at Multiple Spatial Scales Book Review:

Ecosystem engineering--the physical modification of habitats by organisms--can affect species richness at different spatial scales. By altering resource levels, patches created by ecosystem engineering are likely to contain different species than unmodified patches. This can affect species richness at the landscape and patch scales. Forces controlling differences in richness between engineered patches and the distribution of engineered patches throughout the landscape can affect the magnitude of the effect of engineering on species richness at multiple spatial scales.

Role of Dreissena as Ecosystem Engineers

Role of Dreissena as Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Kristen M. DeVanna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:181625334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Role of Dreissena as Ecosystem Engineers Book Review:

It is well known that invasive species, such as the dreissenid mussels in the Great Lakes, play significant roles in changing the substrate, community species composition, and habitat. This study examined the role of Dreissena, (zebra mussel, D. polymorpha and quaky mussel, D. bugensis) as an invasive ʺpaverʺ, which compacts the sediment, and its effects on two native bioturbators, Hexagenia (burrowing mayflies; H. limbata and H. rigida) and unionid bivalve mollusks. Resulting consequences on sediment properties, infaunal invertebrates, and microbial community composition were analyzed. I further examined the spatial relationship between Dreissena and Hexagenia. Experiments showed that Hexagenia density increased in the presence of Dreissena, nematodes decreased, and oligochaetes and microbes were unaltered. In the absence of Dreissena, bioturbating species altered sediment water content and increased infaunal invertebrate densities, microbial activity, and microbial functional diversity. In further exploration of the relationship between Dreissena and Hexagenia, Hexagenia preferred habitat with 50-100% spatial coverage of live Dreissena clusters. These experiments thus revealed habitat facilitation by an invasive ecosystem engineer on a native ecosystem engineer, Hexagenia, with opposite effects on invertebrates, microbes, and sediment properties.

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: 2008-11-12
ISBN 10: 354079235X
ISBN 13: 9783540792352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems Book Review:

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.

The Song Of The Dodo

The Song Of The Dodo
Author: David Quammen
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2012-03-31
ISBN 10: 1448137403
ISBN 13: 9781448137404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song Of The Dodo Book Review:

Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,David L. Strayer,Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0080916805
ISBN 13: 9780080916804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science Book Review:

Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chapters Presents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics
Author: William S. Yackinous
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015-06-03
ISBN 10: 0128020636
ISBN 13: 9780128020630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics Book Review:

Understanding Complex Ecosystem Dynamics: A Systems and Engineering Perspective takes a fresh, interdisciplinary perspective on complex system dynamics, beginning with a discussion of relevant systems and engineering skills and practices, including an explanation of the systems approach and its major elements. From this perspective, the author formulates an ecosystem dynamics functionality-based framework to guide ecological investigations. Next, because complex system theory (across many subject matter areas) is crucial to the work of this book, relevant network theory, nonlinear dynamics theory, cellular automata theory, and roughness (fractal) theory is covered in some detail. This material serves as an important resource as the book proceeds. In the context of all of the foregoing discussion and investigation, a view of the characteristics of ecological network dynamics is constructed. This view, in turn, is the basis for the central hypothesis of the book, i.e., ecological networks are ever-changing networks with propagation dynamics that are punctuated, local-to-global, and perhaps most importantly fractal. To analyze and fully test this hypothesis, an innovative ecological network dynamics model is defined, designed, and developed. The modeling approach, which seeks to emulate features of real-world ecological networks, does not make a priori assumptions about ecological network dynamics, but rather lets the dynamics develop as the model simulation runs. Model analysis results corroborate the central hypothesis. Additional important insights and principles are suggested by the model analysis results and by the other supporting investigations of this book – and can serve as a basis for going-forward complex system dynamics research, not only for ecological systems but for complex systems in general. Provides a fresh interdisciplinary perspective, offers a broad integrated development, and contains many new ideas Clearly explains the elements of the systems approach and applies them throughout the book Takes on the challenging and open issues of complex system network dynamics Develops and utilizes a new, innovative ecosystem dynamics modeling approach Contains over 135 graphic illustrations to help the reader visualize and understand important concepts

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