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

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,Gene E. Likens,David L. Strayer
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9780128127629
ISBN 13: 0128127627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, Second Edition provides a solid introduction to modern ecosystem science, covering land, freshwater and marine environments. Ecosystem science is now applied to address a wide range of environmental problems. Written by respected experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry and energetics. Case studies written by leading figures in the field offer insight into how adopting an ecosystem approach has helped solve important intellectual and practical problems. For those choosing to use the book in a classroom environment or to further enrich their reading experience, teaching and learning assistance is available at http: //store.elsevier.com. Offers one of the few books on ecosystems to cover both the aquatic and terrestrial realms Features vignettes throughout the book to give real examples of how an ecosystem approach has and continues to create real change Includes synthesis chapters and case studies to take new information and demonstrate applications Features new coverage on human-environment interactions and biological interactions within the environment

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,David L. Strayer,Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2021-07-01
ISBN 10: 0128127635
ISBN 13: 9780128127636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science Book Review:

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science, Second Edition, provides a solid introduction to modern ecosystem science, covering land, freshwater and marine environments. Ecosystem science is now applied to address a wide range of environmental problems. Written by respected experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry and energetics. Case studies written by leading figures in the field offer insight into how adopting an ecosystem approach has helped solve important intellectual and practical problems. Offers one of the few books on ecosystems to cover both the aquatic and terrestrial realms Features vignettes throughout the book to give real examples of how an ecosystem approach has and continues to create real change Includes synthesis chapters and case studies to take new information and demonstrate applications Features new coverage on human-environment interactions and biological interactions within the environment

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

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling
Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen,G. Bendoricchio
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2001-01
ISBN 10: 0080440150
ISBN 13: 9780080440156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling Book Review:

This is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of an authoritative introduction to ecological modelling. Sven Erik Jørgensen, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ecological Modelling, and Giuseppe Bendoricchio, Professor of Environmental Modelling at the University of Padova, Italy, offer compelling insights into the subject. This volume explains the concepts and processes involved in ecological modelling, presents the latest developments in the field and provides readers with the tools to construct their own models. The Third Edition features: • A detailed discussion and step-by-step outline of the modelling procedure. • An account of different model types including overview tables, examples and illustrations. • A comprehensive presentation of the submodels and unit processes used in modelling. • In-depth descriptions of the latest modelling techniques. • Structured exercises at the end of each chapter. • Three mathematical appendices and a subject index. This practical and proven book very effectively combines the theory, methodology and applications of ecological modelling. The new edition is an essential, up-to-date guide to a rapidly growing field.

Big Ecology

Big Ecology
Author: David C. Coleman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-05-14
ISBN 10: 0520945735
ISBN 13: 9780520945739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Ecology Book Review:

In Big Ecology, David C. Coleman documents his historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As Coleman explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local biological community and its interactions with its environment—has given rise to many institutions and research programs, like the National Science Foundation’s program for Long Term Ecological Research. Coleman’s insider account of this important and fascinating trend toward big science takes us from the paradigm of collaborative interdisciplinary research, starting with the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957, through the International Biological Program (IBP) of the late 1960s and early 1970s, to the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) programs of the 1980s.

The Ecological World View

The Ecological World View
Author: Charles Krebs,Briana Elwood
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2008-04-02
ISBN 10: 9780520254794
ISBN 13: 0520254791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Filled with many examples of topic issues and current events, this book develops a basic understanding of how the natural world works and of how humans interact with the planet's natural ecosystems. It covers the history of ecology and describes the general approaches of the scientific method, then takes a look at basic principles of population dynamics and applies them to everyday practical problems.

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

Foundations of Restoration Ecology
Author: Donald A. Falk,Margaret A. Palmer,Joy B. Zedler
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2013-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781597266048
ISBN 13: 1597266043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Restoration Ecology Book Review:

As the practical application of ecological restoration continues to grow, there is an increasing need to connect restoration practice to areas of underlying ecological theory. Foundations of Restoration Ecology is an important milestone in the field, bringing together leading ecologists to bridge the gap between theory and practice by translating elements of ecological theory and current research themes into a scientific framework for the field of restoration ecology. Each chapter addresses a particular area of ecological theory, covering traditional levels of biological hierarchy (such as population genetics, demography, community ecology) as well as topics of central relevance to the challenges of restoration ecology (such as species interactions, fine-scale heterogeneity, successional trajectories, invasive species ecology, ecophysiology). Several chapters focus on research tools (research design, statistical analysis, modeling), or place restoration ecology research in a larger context (large-scale ecological phenomena, macroecology, climate change and paleoecology, evolutionary ecology). The book makes a compelling case that a stronger connection between ecological theory and the science of restoration ecology will be mutually beneficial for both fields: restoration ecology benefits from a stronger grounding in basic theory, while ecological theory benefits from the unique opportunities for experimentation in a restoration context. Foundations of Restoration Ecology advances the science behind the practice of restoring ecosystems while exploring ways in which restoration ecology can inform basic ecological questions. It provides the first comprehensive overview of the theoretical foundations of restoration ecology, and is a must-have volume for anyone involved in restoration research, teaching, or practice.

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
Author: F Stuart Chapin III,Pamela A. Matson,Peter Vitousek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 529
Release: 2011-09-02
ISBN 10: 9781441995049
ISBN 13: 1441995048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Book Review:

Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology
Author: Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.,James P. Gibbs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 1444308971
ISBN 13: 9781444308976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Conservation Biology Book Review:

In the new edition of this highly successful book, Malcolm Hunter and new co-author James Gibbs offer a thorough introduction to the fascinating and important field of conservation biology, focusing on what can be done to maintain biodiversity through management of ecosystems and populations. Starting with a succinct look at conservation and biodiversity, this book progresses to contend with some of the subject's most complex topics, such as mass extinctions, ecosystem degradation, and over exploitation. Discusses social, political, and economic aspects of conservation biology. Thoroughly revised with over six hundred new references and web links to many of the organizations involved in conservation biology, striking photographs and maps. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/hunter and by request on CD-ROM.

Ecology and Applied Environmental Science

Ecology and Applied Environmental Science
Author: Kimon Hadjibiros
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1466570091
ISBN 13: 9781466570092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Applied Environmental Science Book Review:

Ecology and Applied Environmental Science addresses the impact of contemporary environmental problems by using the main principles of scientific ecology. It offers a brief yet comprehensive explanation of ecosystems based on energy, populations, and cycles of chemical elements. The book presents a variety of scientific ecological issues and uses these to examine a range of environmental problems while considering potential engineering, scientific, and managerial solutions. It takes an engineering approach and avoids excessive biological detail, while introducing ecology with a systemic approach. The book examines categories of organisms as well as the physical and chemical processes that affect them. It refers to the dynamics of populations and analysis of their major mutual influences, elaborates on the roles of primary production, limiting factors, energy flow, and circulation of chemical substances in the ecosystems, and presents the basic functions of aquatic ecosystems. The author considers important issues related to environmental degradation of forests, aquatic habitats, coastal zones, other natural landscapes, and urban areas, includes a survey of problems related to waste and toxic and radioactive substances, and presents the greenhouse effect and impacts from climate change. He discusses environmental management prospects and the potential for technological control of pollution from liquid, solid, and gaseous waste. He also highlights existing tools for environmental management, ecological and social aspects of biodiversity and landscape protection, and the contrast between development and environment in combination with ideas about sustainability.

Understanding Urban Ecosystems

Understanding Urban Ecosystems
Author: Alan R. Berkowitz,Charles H. Nilon,Karen S. Hollweg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2006-05-29
ISBN 10: 038722615X
ISBN 13: 9780387226156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Urban Ecosystems Book Review:

Nowhere on Earth is the challenge for ecological understanding greater, and yet more urgent, than in those parts of the globe where human activity is most intense - cities. People need to understand how cities work as ecological systems so they can take control of the vital links between human actions and environmental quality, and work for an ecologically and economically sustainable future. An ecosystem approach integrates biological, physical and social factors and embraces historical and geographical dimensions, providing our best hope for coping with the complexity of cities. This book is a first of its kind effort to bring together leaders in the biological, physical and social dimensions of urban ecosystem research with leading education researchers, administrators and practitioners, to show how an understanding of urban ecosystems is vital for urban dwellers to grasp the fundamentals of ecological and environmental science, and to understand their own environment.

Fundamentals of Ecology

Fundamentals of Ecology
Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032269297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology

Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology
Author: R. S. K. Barnes,K. H. Mann
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-07-21
ISBN 10: 1444314106
ISBN 13: 9781444314106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology Book Review:

Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecology is a completely updated and revised edition of the earlier work, Fundamentals of Aquatic Ecosystems. The new edition has been re-titled to reflect the fact that the authors found that, from the modification exercise, a completely different and new book emerged. The new edition concentrates heavily of the fundamental features common to all aquatic systems, both marine and freshwater. This unique synthesis allows for the discussion of ecological processes comparatively, across environments. A general introduction is followed by discussion of various 'types' of aquatic ecosystems - open waters, coastal zones, benthos, and the aquatic ecosystem as a whole. This is followed by an important new chapter on aquatic ecosystems and global ecology. Later chapters consider the individuals and communities in aquatic ecosystems. A totally re-written and rejuvenated edition of an established student text. Synthesizes both marine and freshwater ecology. Covers both ecosystem ecology and population biology. In depth consideration of man's impact on the aquatic environment.

Ecology And Environment

Ecology And Environment
Author: P. D. Sharma,Sharma P.D.
Publsiher: Rastogi Publications
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9788171339051
ISBN 13: 8171339050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology And Environment Book Review:

1. Introduction 2. Climatic and Topographic Factors 3. Edaphic Factors (Soil Science)4. Biotic Factor 5. Ecological Adaptations 6. Autecology of Species 7. Population - Structure and Dynamics 8. Community-Structure and Classification 9. Community Dynamics (Ecological Succession)10. Ecosystem: Structure and Function 11. Habitat Ecology 12. Degradation of Natural Resources andthe Environmental Problems 13. Energy Crisis and Non-Conventional Sources 14. Biodiversity and Wildlife of India and its Conservation 15. Environment and Development-India's Viewpoint16. Global Warming and Climate Change 17.

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

Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications

Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Robert E. Keane
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 3319090151
ISBN 13: 9783319090153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildland Fuel Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

A new era in wildland fuel sciences is now evolving in such a way that fire scientists and managers need a comprehensive understanding of fuels ecology and science to fully understand fire effects and behavior on diverse ecosystem and landscape characteristics. This is a reference book on wildland fuel science; a book that describes fuels and their application in land management. There has never been a comprehensive book on wildland fuels; most wildland fuel information was put into wildland fire science and management books as separate chapters and sections. This book is the first to highlight wildland fuels and treat them as a natural resource rather than a fire behavior input. Moreover, there has never been a comprehensive description of fuels and their ecology, measurement, and description under one reference; most wildland fuel information is scattered across diverse and unrelated venues from combustion science to fire ecology to carbon dynamics. The literature and data for wildland fuel science has never been synthesized into one reference; most studies were done for diverse and unique objectives. This book is the first to link the disparate fields of ecology, wildland fire, and carbon to describe fuel science. This just deals with the science and ecology of wildland fuels, not fuels management. However, since expensive fuel treatments are being planned in fire dominated landscapes across the world to minimize fire damage to people, property and ecosystems, it is incredibly important that people understand wildland fuels to develop more effective fuel management activities.

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management
Author: Sven Jorgensen,Jose Galizia Tundisi,Takako Matsumura Tundisi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2012-10-17
ISBN 10: 1000687864
ISBN 13: 9781000687866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management Book Review:

Combining background knowledge and practical tools, Handbook of Inland Aquatic Ecosystem Management gives you an overview of how to manage inland waters in a holistic manner. It examines the problems that threaten aquatic inland water ecosystems and presents a set of toolboxes for solving them. The book focuses on lakes, reservoirs, ponds, rivers,

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth
Author: Shashi Gogia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-10-27
ISBN 10: 012814310X
ISBN 13: 9780128143100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth Book Review:

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to solve health problems, especially for people living in remote and underserviced areas. With the advent of new technologies and improvement of internet connectivity, telehealth has become a new subject requiring a new understanding of IT devices and how to utilize them to fulfill health needs. The book discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications. Additionally, it discusses the use of telemedicine for patient empowerment and telecare in remote locations. Authored by IMIA Telehealth working group, this book is a valuable source for graduate students, healthcare workers, researchers and clinicians interested in using telehealth as part of their practice or research. Presents components of healthcare that can be benefitted from remote access and when to rely on them Explains the current technologies and tools and how to put them to effective use in daily healthcare Provides legal provisions for telehealth implementation, discussing the risks of remote healthcare provision and cross border care

Fundamentals of Ecology

Fundamentals of Ecology
Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum,Gary W. Barrett
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114339778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Ecology Book Review:

Master the study of ecology in the twenty-first century with FUNDAMENTALS OF ECOLOGY! Designed to educate a wide audience about ecological science, this biology text shows you the application of ecological principles in the real world and how to use what you learn to solve problems in fields such as resource management, conservation biology, ecological toxicology, ecosystem health, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology. Introductory statements, diagrams, models, photographs, and a book-specific website are just a few of the tools found throughout the text that will help you succeed.