From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective
Author: Tore Johannessen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 0124201113
ISBN 13: 9780124201118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective Book Review:

From an Antagonistic to a Synergistic Predator Prey Perspective: Bifurcations in Marine Ecosystems is a groundbreaking reference that challenges the widespread perception that predators generally have a negative impact on the abundance of their prey, and it proposes a novel paradigm — Predator-prey Synergism — in which both predator and prey enhance abundance by their co-existence. Using this model, the text explains a number of issues that appear paradoxical in the case of a negative predator-prey relationship, including observed ecosystem bifurcations (regime shifts), ecosystem resilience, red tides in apparently nutrient depleted water, and the dominance of grazed phytoplankton over non-grazed species under high grazing pressure. This novel paradigm can also be used to predict the potential impact of global warming on marine ecosystems, identify how marine ecosystem may respond to gradual environmental changes, and develop possible measures to mitigate the negative impact of increasing temperature in marine ecosystems. This book approaches the long-standing question of what generates recruitment variability in marine fishes and invertebrates in an engaging and unique way that students and researchers in marine ecosystems will understand. Introduces a new paradigm, Predator-prey Synergism, as a building block on which to construct new ecological theories. It suggests that Predator-prey Synergism is important in some terrestrial ecosystems and is in agreement with the punctuated equilibria theory of evolution (i.e., stepwise evolution). Suggests a general solution to the recruitment puzzle in marine organisms Proposes a holistic hypothesis for marine spring blooming ecosystems by considering variability enhancing and variability dampening processes Asserts that fisheries will induce variability in marine ecosystems and alter the energy flow patterns in predictable ways

Circadian Rhythms in Bacteria and Microbiomes

Circadian Rhythms in Bacteria and Microbiomes
Author: Carl Hirschie Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030721582
ISBN 13: 9783030721589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Insect Science

Insect Science
Author: Mohammad Manjur Shah,Umar Sharif
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2018-07-18
ISBN 10: 1789234549
ISBN 13: 9781789234541
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Science Book Review:

The book discusses the recent advances in basic and applied approaches including research on the genetics of insects, its application in resolving the consequences of world population growth, its impact on agriculture, and control strategies and their implications on the fast-depleting insect resources. The application of insects as a probable nutrient substitute along with the role of sex hormones among insects has been thoroughly discussed. The entire book basically contains five chapters spread over two sections: Section I mainly focuses on diversity, conservation and nutrition, while Section II is concerned with economic importance and up-to-date information on the role of peptides. The book is well illustrated with diagrams, graphical representations and flow charts for easy understanding the important information discussed in the book.

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Development of an Integrated Science Strategy for Ocean Acidification Monitoring
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN 10: 030915359X
ISBN 13: 9780309153591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Acidification Book Review:

The ocean has absorbed a significant portion of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This benefits human society by moderating the rate of climate change, but also causes unprecedented changes to ocean chemistry. Carbon dioxide taken up by the ocean decreases the pH of the water and leads to a suite of chemical changes collectively known as ocean acidification. The long term consequences of ocean acidification are not known, but are expected to result in changes to many ecosystems and the services they provide to society. Ocean Acidification: A National Strategy to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Ocean reviews the current state of knowledge, explores gaps in understanding, and identifies several key findings. Like climate change, ocean acidification is a growing global problem that will intensify with continued CO2 emissions and has the potential to change marine ecosystems and affect benefits to society. The federal government has taken positive initial steps by developing a national ocean acidification program, but more information is needed to fully understand and address the threat that ocean acidification may pose to marine ecosystems and the services they provide. In addition, a global observation network of chemical and biological sensors is needed to monitor changes in ocean conditions attributable to acidification.

The Ecology of Predation at the Microscale

The Ecology of Predation at the Microscale
Author: Edouard Jurkevitch,Robert J. Mitchell
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-06-29
ISBN 10: 3030455998
ISBN 13: 9783030455996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book will provide an update on our understanding of predator-prey through the prism of ecology, physiology, molecular biology, and mathematical modelling. The integration of these different perspectives while focusing on the microbial realm will highlight the importance of scale in ecological interactions, and their importance in applications. This book should thereby contribute to theoretical as well as to applied ecologists and microbiologists. Furthermore, the detailed but amenable chapters could serve as the basis of teaching advanced courses in (microbial) ecology and environmental microbiology.This work is a collection of articles that discuss microbial predation from a variety of perspectives. It provides the readers a concise resource describing factors that are critical for several different predatory microbes, including Myxobacterium spp. and Bdellovibrio-and-like organisms (BALOs), including the mechanisms involved, ecological conditions that adversely impact it and potential applications in aquaculture and bioproduction. The first half of this collection focuses more on ecological aspects of predation, with in-depth discussions on “wolf pack” predators, the presence and activities of predators in waste-water treatment plants and the role of intraguild predatory relationships, i.e., when two different predators are competing for a single prey but also interact with one another. The reader will gain a deeper understanding of the predatory mechanisms involved and their ecological roles. In the latter half, emphasis is given more to the application and limitations of predators. In addition to discussing secondary metabolite production within different microbial predators, the readers will also learn how predators are being used to purify secondary metabolites from prey. This section also discusses the expanding and promising role of predation in aquaculture, focusing on the application of predators to reduce pathogenic populations, but includes some important caveats for young researchers to consider and follow when working with Bdellovibrio. This work is written for both experienced researchers already in the field and for young scientists who are captivated by the thought of predation at the microscale and its growing importance within a wide-array of fields.

Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the Scientific Basis for Predicting the Invasive Potential of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests in the United States
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2002-06-05
ISBN 10: 9780309170161
ISBN 13: 0309170168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests Book Review:

Nonindigenous plants and plant pests that find their way to the United States and become invasive can often cause problems. They cost more than $100 billion per year in crop and timber losses plus the expense of herbicides and pesticides. And this figure does not include the costs of invasions in less intensively managed ecosystems such as wetlands. Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests examines this growing problem and offers recommendations for enhancing the science base in this field, improving our detection of potential invaders, and refining our ability to predict their impact. The book analyzes the factors that shape an invader’s progress through four stages: arriving through one of many possible ports of entry, reaching a threshold of survival, thriving through proliferation and geographic spread, and ultimate impact on the organism’s new environment. The book also reviews approaches to predicting whether a species will become an invader as well as the more complex challenge of predicting and measuring its impact on the environment, a process involving value judgments and risk assessment. This detailed analysis will be of interest to policymakers, plant scientists, agricultural producers, environmentalists, and public agencies concerned with invasive plant and plant pest species.

Adaptive Food Webs

Adaptive Food Webs
Author: John C. Moore,Peter C. de Ruiter,Kevin S. McCann,Volkmar Wolters
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-12-21
ISBN 10: 1316877256
ISBN 13: 9781316877258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptive Food Webs Book Review:

Presenting new approaches to studying food webs, this book uses practical management and policy examples to demonstrate the theory behind ecosystem management decisions and the broader issue of sustainability. All the information that readers need to use food web analyses as a tool for understanding and quantifying transition processes is provided. Advancing the idea of food webs as complex adaptive systems, readers are challenged to rethink how changes in environmental conditions affect these systems. Beginning with the current state of thinking about community organisation, complexity and stability, the book moves on to focus on the traits of organisms, the adaptive nature of communities and their impacts on ecosystem function. The final section of the book addresses the applications to management and sustainability. By helping to understand the complexities of multispecies networks, this book provides insights into the evolution of organisms and the fate of ecosystems in a changing world.

Agrindex

Agrindex
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924063048403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Predators and Parasitoids

Predators and Parasitoids
Author: Opender Koul,G. S. Dhaliwal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2003-03-13
ISBN 10: 9780203302569
ISBN 13: 0203302567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Their natural enemies largely determine the population size and dynamic behavior of many plant-eating insects. Any reduction in enemy number can result in an insect outbreak. Applied biological control is thus one strategy for restoring functional biodiversity in many agroecosystems. Predators and Parasitoids addresses the role of natural enemies i

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology
Author: Levente Hufnagel
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN 10: 1789237386
ISBN 13: 9781789237382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology Book Review:

The aim of Ecosystem Services and Global Ecology is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of research of this important and interesting multidisciplinary area. Ecosystem services as a concept plays a key role in solving global environmental and human ecological crises and associated other problems, especially today when the sixth major extinction event of the history of the biosphere is in progress, and humanity can easily become a victim of it. Human activity is rapidly transforming the surface of the Earth, its biosphere, atmosphere, soil, and water resources. Ecological processes happen over a long time scale, thus damage caused by human activity will be perceptible after decades or even centuries. We hope that our book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students, and anyone interested in this field.

Ecological Geography of the Sea

Ecological Geography of the Sea
Author: Alan R. Longhurst
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN 10: 9780080465579
ISBN 13: 0080465579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Geography of the Sea Book Review:

This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research *Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative

Ecology Systematics and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles Coleoptera Dytiscidae

Ecology  Systematics  and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles  Coleoptera  Dytiscidae
Author: Donald A. Yee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 9401791090
ISBN 13: 9789401791090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Systematics and the Natural History of Predaceous Diving Beetles Coleoptera Dytiscidae Book Review:

Predaceous diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) constitute one of the largest families of freshwater insects (~ 4,200 species). Although dytiscid adults and larvae are ubiquitous throughout a variety of aquatic habitats and are significant predators on other aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates, there are no compilations that have focused on summarizing the knowledge of their ecology, systematics, and biology. Such knowledge would benefit anyone working in aquatic systems where dytiscids are an important part of the food web. Moreover, this work will allow a greater appreciation of dytiscids as model organisms for investigations of fundamental principles derived from ecological and evolutionary theory. Contributed chapters are by authors who are actively engaged in studying dytiscids and each chapter offers a synthesis of the current knowledge of a variety of topics and will provide future directions for research.

Pesticides

Pesticides
Author: Sonia Soloneski
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 9535112171
ISBN 13: 9789535112174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pesticides Book Review:

The edited book Pesticides - Toxic Aspects contains an overview of attractive researchers of pesticide toxicology that covers the hazardous effects of common chemical pesticide agents employed every day in our agricultural practices. The combination of experimental and theoretical pesticide investigations of current interest will make this book of significance to researchers, scientists, engineers, and graduate students who make use of those different investigations to understand the toxic aspects of pesticides. We hope that this book will continue to meet the expectations and needs of all interested in different aspects of pesticide toxicity.

Biodiversity and Human Health

Biodiversity and Human Health
Author: Francesca Grifo,Joshua Rosenthal
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1997-02
ISBN 10: 9781559635004
ISBN 13: 1559635002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity and Human Health brings together leading thinkers on the global environment and biomedicine to explore the human health consequences of the loss of biological diversity.

Pesticide Biotransformation and Disposition

Pesticide Biotransformation and Disposition
Author: Ernest Hodgson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 0123854822
ISBN 13: 9780123854827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biotransformation of Pesticides is an updated, "one-stop" resource for academic, industry and regulatory scientists involved in research and regulatory activities related to pesticide biotransformation and human health. This book provides an in depth look at how pesticides are biotransformed, which is essential to understanding exposure, dose, toxicity and health risks. This essential reference contains the biotransformation of pesticides from uptake to excretion, including toxicokinetics and emphasizes metabolism in non-target species, including experimental animals and humans. Includes four new chapters and expanded material on pesticide biotransformation and disposition, an active area of pesticide toxicology that is becoming increasingly important for human health risk assessment Offers a practical and portable guide covering the most up-to-date research results on metabolic transformations of pesticides Provides scientists and regulatory researchers with the information they need to conduct accurate risk assessments and make informed decisions on which exposures to study further in human populations

Unifying Ecology Across Scales Progress Challenges and Opportunities

Unifying Ecology Across Scales  Progress  Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Mary I. O’Connor,Diego Barneche,Julie Messier,Angelica L. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 2889662926
ISBN 13: 9782889662920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wildlife Disease Ecology

Wildlife Disease Ecology
Author: Kenneth Wilson,Andy Fenton,Dan Tompkins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN 10: 1107136563
ISBN 13: 9781107136564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildlife Disease Ecology Book Review:

Introduces readers to key case studies that illustrate how theory and data can be integrated to understand wildlife disease ecology.

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate
Author: Kevin J. Noone,Ussif Rashid Sumaila,Robert J. Diaz
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 0124076610
ISBN 13: 9780124076617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate Book Review:

Managing Ocean Environments in a Changing Climate summarizes the current state of several threats to the global oceans. What distinguishes this book most from previous works is that this book begins with a holistic, global-scale focus for the first several chapters and then provides an example of how this approach can be applied on a regional scale, for the Pacific region. Previous works usually have compiled local studies, which are essentially impossible to properly integrate to the global scale. The editors have engaged leading scientists in a number of areas, such as fisheries and marine ecosystems, ocean chemistry, marine biogeochemical cycling, oceans and climate change, and economics, to examine the threats to the oceans both individually and collectively, provide gross estimates of the economic and societal impacts of these threats, and deliver high-level recommendations. Nominated for a Katerva Award in 2012 in the Economy category State of the science reviews by known marine experts provide a concise, readable presentation written at a level for managers and students Links environmental and economic aspects of ocean threats and provides an economic analysis of action versus inaction Provides recommendations for stakeholders to help stimulate the development of policies that would help move toward sustainable use of marine resources and services

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
Author: Lauren Dundes
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-11
ISBN 10: 3038978485
ISBN 13: 9783038978480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book Review:

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105133522040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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