Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,David L. Strayer,Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-07-30
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 comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science covering land, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Ecosystem science is now applied to address a wide range of environmental problems. Written by a group of experts, this updated edition covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Case studies of important environmental problems offer personal insights 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 who want to enrich further their reading experience, teaching and learning assets are available at Elsevier.com. Covers both aquatic (freshwater and marine) and terrestrial ecosystems with updated information Includes a new chapter on microbial biogeochemistry Features vignettes throughout the book with real examples of how an ecosystem approach has led to important change in policy, management, and ecological understanding Demonstrates the application of an ecosystem approach in synthesis chapters and case studies Contains new coverage of human-environment interactions

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science

Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers,David L. Strayer,Gene E. Likens
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN 10: 0128127627
ISBN 13: 9780128127629
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 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 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

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 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.

Fundamentals of Ecology

Fundamentals of Ecology
Author: Eugene Pleasants Odum
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 546
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105032269297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

The Ecological World View Book Review:

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.

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.

Big Ecology

Big Ecology
Author: David C. Coleman
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0520264754
ISBN 13: 9780520264755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Ecology Book Review:

"A fascinating historical narrative about the unfolding sequence of large ecosystem research programs over the past 40 years. As a player on this stage, Coleman conveys the intimate personalities and politics while still offering insightful and objective evaluations. Interwoven throughout the story is a remarkably detailed textbook of ecosystem science from then until today."--Paul G. Risser, University of Oklahoma

Developments in Environmental Modelling

Developments in Environmental Modelling
Author: S.E. Jorgensen,M.J. Gromiec
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN 10: 1483290808
ISBN 13: 9781483290805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developments in Environmental Modelling Book Review:

The use of models to assess water quality is becoming increasingly important worldwide. In order to be able to develop a good model, it is necessary to have a good quantitative and ecological description of physical, chemical and biological processes in ecosystems. Such descriptions may be called ``submodels''. This book presents the most important, but not all, submodels applied in water quality modelling. Each chapter deals with a specific physical process and covers its importance, the most applicable submodels (and how to select one), parameter values and their determination, and future research needs. The book will be an excellent reference source for environmental engineers, ecological modellers and all those interested in the modelling of water quality systems.

Foundations of Restoration Ecology

Foundations of Restoration Ecology
Author: Margaret A. Palmer,Joy B. Zedler,Donald A. Falk
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2016-11
ISBN 10: 1610916972
ISBN 13: 9781610916974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Restoration Ecology Book Review:

"Society for Ecological Restoration"--Cover.

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands
Author: Tatenda Dalu,Ryan J. Wasserman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128223634
ISBN 13: 9780128223635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands Book Review:

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands: From Ecology to Conservation Management is a practical guide and important tool for practitioners and educators interested in the ecology, conservation and management of wetlands in tropical/subtropical regions. The book is written in such a way that, in addition to scientists and managers, it is accessible to non-specialist readers. Organized into three themed sections and twenty-three chapters, this volume covers a variety of topics, exposing the reader to a full range of scientific, conservation and management issues. Each chapter has been written by specialists in the topic being presented. The book recognizes that wetland conservation, science and management are interlinked disciplines, and so it attempts to combine several perspectives to highlight the interdependence between the various professions that deal with issues in these environments. Within each chapter extensive cross-referencing is included, so as to help the reader link related aspects of the issues being discussed. Contributed to by global experts in the field of tropical wetlands Includes case studies and worked examples, enabling the reader to recreate the work already done Focuses on tropical systems not available in any other book

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.

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.

The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research A Historical Analysis

The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research  A Historical Analysis
Author: Robert B. Waide,Sharon E. Kingsland
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2021-04-07
ISBN 10: 3030669335
ISBN 13: 9783030669331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Challenges of Long Term Ecological Research A Historical Analysis Book Review:

This volume explores the challenges of sustaining long-term ecological research through a historical analysis of the Long Term Ecological Research Program created by the U.S. National Science Foundation in 1980. The book examines reasons for the creation of the Program, an overview of its 40-year history, and in-depth historical analysis of selected sites. Themes explored include the broader impact of this program on society, including its relevance to environmental policy and understanding global climate change, the challenge of extending ecosystem ecology into urban environments, and links to creative arts and humanities projects. A major theme is the evolution of a new type of network science, involving comparative studies, innovation in information management, creation of socio-ecological frameworks, development of governance structures, and formation of an International Long Term Ecological Research Network with worldwide reach. The book’s themes will interest historians, philosophers and social scientists interested in ecological and environmental sciences, as well as researchers across many disciplines who are involved in long-term ecological research.

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 of Fire Dependent Ecosystems

Ecology of Fire Dependent Ecosystems
Author: Devan Allen McGranahan,Carissa L. Wonkka
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-12-29
ISBN 10: 0429944934
ISBN 13: 9780429944932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Fire Dependent Ecosystems Book Review:

Ecology of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems is brimming with intriguing ecological stories of how life has evolved with and diversified within the varied fire regimes that are experienced on earth. Moreover, the book places itself as a communication between students, fire scientists, and fire fighters, and each of these groups will find some familiar ground, and some challenging aspects in this text: something which ultimately will help to bring us closer together and enrich our different approaches to understanding and managing our changing planet. -- Sally Archibald, Professor, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Most textbooks are as dry as kindling and about as much fun to sink your teeth into. This is not that kind of textbook. Devan Allen McGranahan and Carissa L. Wonkka have taken a complex topic and somehow managed to synthesize it into a comprehensive, yet digestible form. This is a book you can read cover to cover – I know, I did it. As a result, I took an enlightening journey through the history and fundamentals of fire and its role in the natural and human world, ending with a thoughtful review of the evolving relationship between humans and wildland fire. -- Chris Helzer, Nebraska Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy, and author of The Prairie Ecologist blog Ecology of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems: Wildland Fire Science, Policy, and Management is intended for use in upper-level courses in fire ecology and wildland fire management and as a reference for researchers, managers, and other professionals involved with wildland fire science, practice, and policy. The book helps guide students and scientists to design and conduct robust wildland fire research projects and critically interpret and apply fire science in any management, education, or policy situation. It emphasizes variability in wildland fire as an ecological regime and provides tools for students, researchers, and managers to assess and connect fire environment and fire behaviour to fire effects. Fire has not only shaped social and ecological communities but pushed ecosystems beyond previous boundaries, yet understanding the nature and effects of fire as an ecological disturbance has been slow, hampered by the complexity of the dynamic interactions between vegetation and climate and the fear of the destruction fire can bring. This book will help those who study, manage, and use wildland fire to develop new answers and novel solutions, based on an understanding of how fire functions in natural and social environments. It reviews literature, synthesizes concepts, and identifies research gaps and policy needs. The text also explores the interaction of fire and human culture, demonstrating how fire policy can be made adaptable to cultural and socio-ecological objectives.

Soil Respiration and the Environment

Soil Respiration and the Environment
Author: Luo Yiqi,Xuhui Zhou
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780080463971
ISBN 13: 0080463975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Respiration and the Environment Book Review:

The global environment is constantly changing and our planet is getting warmer at an unprecedented rate. The study of the carbon cycle, and soil respiration, is a very active area of research internationally because of its relationship to climate change. It is crucial for our understanding of ecosystem functions from plot levels to global scales. Although a great deal of literature on soil respiration has been accumulated in the past several years, the material has not yet been synthesized into one place until now. This book synthesizes the already published research findings and presents the fundamentals of this subject. Including information on global carbon cycling, climate changes, ecosystem productivity, crop production, and soil fertility, this book will be of interest to scientists, researchers, and students across many disciplines. A key reference for the scientific community on global climate change, ecosystem studies, and soil ecology Describes the myriad ways that soils respire and how this activity influences the environment Covers a breadth of topics ranging from methodology to comparative analyses of different ecosystem types The first existing "treatise" on the subject

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies
Author: Mahua Basu,Xavier Savarimuthu, SJ
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN 10: 9781107536173
ISBN 13: 1107536170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies Book Review:

Fundamentals of Environmental Studies is taught as a compulsory paper to first-year undergraduate students across major technical universities in India. This book introduces the fundamental principles and concepts of environmental science, ecology and related interdisciplinary subjects, such as policy, law, pollution control, economics and natural resource management. It covers a wide range of topics and issues including biodiversity, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer depletion, nuclear accidents, nuclear holocaust, disaster management, manipulation of various natural resources including water, land, forests, food and mineral resources, and the problems associated with natural resource management. It also analyzes different types of ecosystems, biochemical cycles and laws of thermodynamics and provides easy-to-understand examples. In addition, the book offers separate chapters on various types of environmental pollution and waste management, including waste water treatment, solid waste management and green management.