Chandos Information Professional Series

Chandos Information Professional Series
Author: Jacquelyn Erdman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1066451462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chandos Information Professional Series Book Review:

Library Web Ecology

Library Web Ecology
Author: Jacquelyn Erdman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-01-23
ISBN 10: 178063191X
ISBN 13: 9781780631912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Web Ecology Book Review:

Library Web Ecology is a thorough reference to help professionals in Library and Information Science (LIS) to develop a sustainable, usable, and highly effective website. The book describes the entire process of developing and implementing a successful website. Topics include: managing a web team, developing a web culture, creating a strategic plan, conducting usability studies, evaluating technology trends, and marketing the website. Worksheets and examples are included to help library web professionals to prepare web development plans. Although this book is aimed at LIS professionals, a number of concepts can easily be applied to any organization that would like to develop a more effective website. Provides practical and realistic solutions to website problems Suggests different strategies, giving the pros and cons, so professionals can determine what strategy is best for their library Includes worksheets and examples

Community Ecology

Community Ecology
Author: Herman A. Verhoef,Peter J. Morin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0199228973
ISBN 13: 9780199228973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Ecology Book Review:

This is an up-to-date study of patterns and processes involving two or more species. The book strikes a balance between plant and animal species and among studies of marine, freshwater and terrestrial communities.

Handbook of Road Ecology

Handbook of Road Ecology
Author: Rodney van der Ree,Daniel J. Smith,Clara Grilo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN 10: 1118568184
ISBN 13: 9781118568187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Road Ecology Book Review:

Explains hest-practices based on a number of successful international case studies.

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression
Author: Harvey Motulsky,Arthur Christopoulos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN 10: 9780198038344
ISBN 13: 0198038348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fitting Models to Biological Data Using Linear and Nonlinear Regression Book Review:

Most biologists use nonlinear regression more than any other statistical technique, but there are very few places to learn about curve-fitting. This book, by the author of the very successful Intuitive Biostatistics, addresses this relatively focused need of an extraordinarily broad range of scientists.

Ecology Economy Equity

Ecology  Economy  Equity
Author: Mandy Henk
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 0838919693
ISBN 13: 9780838919699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Economy Equity Book Review:

In the first book to seriously examine the future of libraries in a climate reality-based context, Henk convincingly argues that building a carbon-neutral future for libraries is not only essential but eminently practical.

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science
Author: Robert Michener,Kate Lajtha
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470691174
ISBN 13: 9780470691175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science Book Review:

This book highlights new and emerging uses of stable isotope analysis in a variety of ecological disciplines. While the use of natural abundance isotopes in ecological research is now relatively standard, new techniques and ways of interpreting patterns are developing rapidly. The second edition of this book provides a thorough, up-to-date examination of these methods of research. As part of the Ecological Methods and Concepts series which provides the latest information on experimental techniques in ecology, this book looks at a wide range of techniques that use natural abundance isotopes to: follow whole ecosystem element cycling understand processes of soil organic matter formation follow the movement of water in whole watersheds understand the effects of pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments study extreme systems such as hydrothermal vents follow migrating organisms In each case, the book explains the background to the methodology, looks at the underlying principles and assumptions, and outlines the potential limitations and pitfalls. Stable Isotopes in Ecology and Environmental Science is an ideal resource for both ecologists who are new to isotopic analysis, and more experienced isotope ecologists interested in innovative techniques and pioneering new uses.

Ecological Communities

Ecological Communities
Author: Donald R. Strong Jr.,Daniel Simberloff,Lawrence G. Abele,Anne B. Thistle
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400857082
ISBN 13: 9781400857081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Communities Book Review:

This work is the first to focus systematically on a much-debated topic: the conceptual issues of community ecology, including the nature of evidence in ecology, the role of experiments, attempts to disprove hypotheses, and the value of negative evidence in the discipline. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Estuarine Ecology

Estuarine Ecology
Author: John W. Day, Jr.,W. Michael Kemp,Alejandro Yáñez-Arancibia,Byron C. Crump
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN 10: 0471755672
ISBN 13: 9780471755678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Estuarine Ecology Book Review:

Estuaries are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet--critical to the life cycles of fish, other aquatic animals, and the creatures which feed on them. Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition, covers the physical and chemical aspects of estuaries, the biology and ecology of key organisms, the flow of organic matter through estuaries, and human interactions, such as the environmental impact of fisheries on estuaries and the effects of global climate change on these important ecosystems. Authored by a team of world experts from the estuarine science community, this long-awaited, full-color edition includes new chapters covering phytoplankton, seagrasses, coastal marshes, mangroves, benthic algae, Integrated Coastal Zone Management techniques, and the effects of global climate change. It also features an entriely new section on estuarine ecosystem processes, trophic webs, ecosystem metabolism, and the interactions between estuaries and other ecosystems such as wetlands and marshes

Animal Social Networks

Animal Social Networks
Author: Jens Krause,Richard James,Daniel W. Franks,Darren P. Croft
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-11-27
ISBN 10: 0199679053
ISBN 13: 9780199679058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Social Networks Book Review:

The scientific study of networks - computer, social, and biological - has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of animal behaviour relatively late compared to many other biological disciplines. Understanding social network structure is of great importance for biologists since the structural characteristics of any network will affect its constituent members and influence a range of diverse behaviours. These include finding and choosing a sexual partner, developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, and engaging in foraging and anti-predator behavior. This novel text provides an overview of the insights that network analysis has provided into major biological processes, and how it has enhanced our understanding of the social organisation of several important taxonomic groups. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing both an overview of the power of the network approach for understanding patterns and process in animal populations, as well as outlining how current methodological constraints and challenges can be overcome. Animal Social Networks is principally aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of ecology, zoology, animal behaviour, and evolutionary biology but will also be of interest to social scientists.

Antarctic Lakes

Antarctic Lakes
Author: Johanna Laybourn-Parry,Jemma L. Wadham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199670498
ISBN 13: 9780199670499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctic Lakes Book Review:

The Antarctic continent carries the greatest diversity of lake environments on the planet: freshwater and saline lakes, tidal freshwater epishelf lakes, lakes on ice shelves and glacier surfaces, and over three hundred subglacial lakes; extraordinary ecosystems that have been separated from the atmosphere for up to millions of years. This book provides a unique and cutting edge synthesis of Antarctic limnology, drawing together current knowledge on geomorphology, morphometry, chemistry, community structure and function. It emphasises throughout the value of these near-pristine ecosystems as barometers of climate change, showing how responsive and vulnerable they are to the indirect impacts of anthropogenic activity. Antarctic Lakes begins with an introduction to their physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, providing a basis for understanding the subsequent detailed chapters on different lake types, and ends with a chapter considering the application of new technologies to polar limnology as well as identifying future research directions. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in Antarctic and polar limnology, and will also be of broad interest to researchers working in the areas of polar science, microbial ecology (and extremophiles), climatology, glaciology, and astrobiology.

The Lakes Handbook

The Lakes Handbook
Author: Patrick O'Sullivan,C. S. Reynolds
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470999268
ISBN 13: 9780470999264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lakes Handbook Book Review:

Continuing concern about water supply and quality, ecosystem sustainability and restoration demands that the modern approach to the management of lakes and reservoirs should be based on a sound understanding of the application of the scientific and ecological principles that underlie freshwater processes. The Lakes Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the application of ecologically sound approaches, methods and tools using experience gained around the world for an understanding of lakes and their management. Volume one of the Handbook addresses the physical and biological aspects of lakes pertinent to lake management, emphasising those aspects particularly relevant to large, still bodies of water. Volume two then considers lake management, with particular emphasis on sustainability, restoration and rehabilitation. This handbook will be invaluable to ecologists, environmental scientists, physical geographers and hydrologists involved in limnological research, as well as advanced undergraduate and graduate students looking for authoritative reviews of the key areas of limnological study. Brings together basic science and management issues. International coverage and international authors. Reviews management issues at a level suitable for the non-expert.

Ecological Models and Data in R

Ecological Models and Data in R
Author: Benjamin M. Bolker
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2008-07-21
ISBN 10: 0691125228
ISBN 13: 9780691125220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Models and Data in R Book Review:

Introduction and background; Exploratory data analysis and graphics; Deterministic functions for ecological modeling; Probability and stochastic distributions for ecological modeling; Stochatsic simulation and power analysis; Likelihood and all that; Optimization and all that; Likelihood examples; Standar statistics revisited; Modeling variance; Dynamic models.

Food Webs at the Landscape Level

Food Webs at the Landscape Level
Author: Gary A. Polis,Mary E. Power,Gary R. Huxel,Gary R.. Huxel
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2004-02-22
ISBN 10: 0226673278
ISBN 13: 9780226673271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Webs at the Landscape Level Book Review:

Scientists rely on food webs—complex networks that trace the flow of nutrients and energy between species and through ecosystems—to understand the infrastructure of ecological communities. But given the complexities of food webs—think of following the flow of nutrients through the microbes, fungi, roots, worms, ants, and birds that pass over or through a single cubic meter of prairie soil—it's not difficult to see why most experiments on food-web dynamics focus on small, local habitats. Yet as this book convincingly shows, important insights come when scientists expand the temporal and spatial scope of their research to look at the ways energy, organisms, nutrients, and pollutants flow not just at the local level, but across whole landscapes—between and among food webs in a wide variety of habitats. Paying special attention to the fertile boundaries between terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, Food Webs at the Landscape Level not only shows what this new methodology means for ecology, conservation, and agriculture but also serves as a fitting tribute to Gary Polis and his major contributions to the field.

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Cyber Behavior  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 2300
Release: 2014-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466659432
ISBN 13: 9781466659438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Behavior Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications Book Review:

Following the migration of workflows, data, and communication to the Cloud and other Internet-based frameworks, interaction over the Web has become ever more commonplace. As with any social situation, there are rules and consequences to actions within a virtual environment. Cyber Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores the role of cyberspace in modern communication and interaction, including considerations of ethics, crime, security, and education. With chapters on a variety of topics and concerns inherent to a contemporary networked society, this multi-volume work will be of particular interest to students and academicians, as well as software developers, computer scientists, and specialists in the field of Information Technologies.

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care
Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1531
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1466639911
ISBN 13: 9781466639911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care Book Review:

Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy. Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.

Pharmaceutical Medicine

Pharmaceutical Medicine
Author: Adrian Kilcoyne,Phil Ambery,Daniel O'Connor
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN 10: 0191510394
ISBN 13: 9780191510397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Medicine Book Review:

The breadth of the pharmaceutical medicine can be daunting, but this book is designed to navigate a path through the speciality. Providing a broad overview of all topics relevant to the discipline of pharmaceutical medicine, it gives you the facts fast, in a user-friendly format, without having to dive through page upon page of dense text. With 136 chapters spread across 8 sections, the text offers a thorough grounding in issues ranging from medicines regulation to clinical trial design and data management. This makes it a useful revision aid for exams as well as giving you a taster of areas of pharmaceutical medicine adjacent to your current role. For healthcare professionals already working in the field, this book offers a guiding hand in difficult situations as well as supplying rapid access to the latest recommendations and guidelines. Written by authors with experience in the industry and drug regulation, this comprehensive and authoritative guide provides a shoulder to lean on throughout your pharmaceutical career.

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015082936264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The University of Michigan Library Newsletter Book Review:

Exploring the Digital Library

Exploring the Digital Library
Author: Kay Johnson,Elaine Magusin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 0470596589
ISBN 13: 9780470596586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Digital Library Book Review:

Exploring the Digital Library, a volume in The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning series, addresses the key issue of library services for faculty and their students in the online learning environment. Written by librarians at Athabasca University, a leading institution in distance education, this book shows how faculty can effectively use digital libraries in their day-to-day work and in the design of electronic courses. Exploring the Digital Library is filled with information, ideas, and Discusses how information and communication technologies are transforming scholarship communication Provides suggestions for integrating digital libraries into teaching and course development Describes approaches to promoting information literacy skills and integrating these skills across the curriculum Outlines the skills and knowledge required in digital library use Suggests opportunities for faculty and librarians to collaborate in the online educational environment

Ecological Stoichiometry

Ecological Stoichiometry
Author: Robert W. Sterner,James J. Elser
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 1400885698
ISBN 13: 9781400885695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Stoichiometry Book Review:

All life is chemical. That fact underpins the developing field of ecological stoichiometry, the study of the balance of chemical elements in ecological interactions. This long-awaited book brings this field into its own as a unifying force in ecology and evolution. Synthesizing a wide range of knowledge, Robert Sterner and Jim Elser show how an understanding of the biochemical deployment of elements in organisms from microbes to metazoa provides the key to making sense of both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. After summarizing the chemistry of elements and their relative abundance in Earth's environment, the authors proceed along a line of increasing complexity and scale from molecules to cells, individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. The book examines fundamental chemical constraints on ecological phenomena such as competition, herbivory, symbiosis, energy flow in food webs, and organic matter sequestration. In accessible prose and with clear mathematical models, the authors show how ecological stoichiometry can illuminate diverse fields of study, from metabolism to global change. Set to be a classic in the field, Ecological Stoichiometry is an indispensable resource for researchers, instructors, and students of ecology, evolution, physiology, and biogeochemistry. From the foreword by Peter Vitousek: "[T]his book represents a significant milestone in the history of ecology. . . . Love it or argue with it--and I do both--most ecologists will be influenced by the framework developed in this book. . . . There are points to question here, and many more to test . . . And if we are both lucky and good, this questioning and testing will advance our field beyond the level achieved in this book. I can't wait to get on with it."