Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780071122535
ISBN 13: 0071122532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Review:

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel Carl Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780070171688
ISBN 13: 0070171688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Review:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from the competition.

Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater Ecology
Author: Walter Dodds,Matt Whiles
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 829
Release: 2010-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780080884776
ISBN 13: 0080884776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freshwater Ecology Book Review:

Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Loose Leaf for Ecology Concepts and Applications

Loose Leaf for Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Manuel Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-01-07
ISBN 10: 9781259421747
ISBN 13: 1259421740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loose Leaf for Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Review:

Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Marine Ecology

Marine Ecology
Author: Martin R. Speight,Peter A. Henderson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN 10: 1118687310
ISBN 13: 9781118687314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Ecology Book Review:

This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as ecological and economic impacts and exploitation of the sea in North and South America as well as Europe.

Theoretical Ecology

Theoretical Ecology
Author: Kevin S. McCann,Gabriel Gellner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-29
ISBN 10: 0198824289
ISBN 13: 9780198824282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Ecology Book Review:

Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications continues the authoritative and established sequence of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert M. May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical science, encouraging the modern biologist to better understand the mathematics behind their theories. This latest instalment builds on the legacy of its predecessors with a completely new set of contributions. Rather than placing emphasis on the historical ideas in theoretical ecology, the Editors have encouraged each contribution to: synthesize historical theoretical ideas within modern frameworks that have emerged in the last 10-20 years (e.g. bridging population interactions to whole food webs); describe novel theory that has emerged in the last 20 years from historical empirical areas (e.g. macro-ecology); and finally to cover the rapidly expanding area of theoretical ecological applications (e.g. disease theory and global change theory). The result is a forward-looking synthesis that will help guide the field through a further decade of discovery and development. It is written for upper level undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers seeking synthesis and the state of the art in growing areas of interest in theoretical ecology, genetics, evolutionary ecology, and mathematical biology.

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology
Author: C. Ashton Drew,Yolanda F. Wiersma,Falk Huettmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2010-11-25
ISBN 10: 1441973907
ISBN 13: 9781441973900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predictive Species and Habitat Modeling in Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Most projects in Landscape Ecology, at some point, define a species-habitat association. These models are inherently spatial, dealing with landscapes and their configurations. Whether coding behavioral rules for dispersal of simulated organisms through simulated landscapes, or designing the sampling extent of field surveys and experiments in real landscapes, landscape ecologists must make assumptions about how organisms experience and utilize the landscape. These convenient working postulates allow modelers to project the model in time and space, yet rarely are they explicitly considered. The early years of landscape ecology necessarily focused on the evolution of effective data sources, metrics, and statistical approaches that could truly capture the spatial and temporal patterns and processes of interest. Now that these tools are well established, we reflect on the ecological theories that underpin the assumptions commonly made during species distribution modeling and mapping. This is crucial for applying models to questions of global sustainability. Due to the inherent use of GIS for much of this kind of research, and as several authors’ research involves the production of multicolored map figures, there would be an 8-page color insert. Additional color figures could be made available through a digital archive, or by cost contributions of the chapter authors. Where applicable, would be relevant chapters’ GIS data and model code available through a digital archive. The practice of data and code sharing is becoming standard in GIS studies, is an inherent method of this book, and will serve to add additional research value to the book for both academic and practitioner audiences.

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel Carl Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780070294165
ISBN 13: 007029416X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Review:

This introductory general ecology text features a strong emphasis or helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoetical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. Evolution is brought to center stage throughout the book, as it is needed to support understanding of major concepts. The discussion begins with a brief introduction to the nature and history of the discipline of ecology, followed by section I, which includes two chapters on natural history--life on land and life in water. The intent is to establish a common foundation of natural history upon which to base the later discussions of ecological concepts. The introduction and natural history chapters can stand on their own and should be readily accessible to most students. They may be assigned as background reading, leaving 17 chapters to cover in a one-semester course. Sections II through VI build a hierarchical perspective: section II concerns the ecology of individuals: section III focuses on population ecology; section IV presents the ecology of interactions; section V summarizes community and ecosystem ecology; and finally, section VI discusses large-scale ecology and includes chapters on landscape, geographic, and global ecology. These topics were first introduced in section I within a natural history context. In summary, the book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter.

Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology
Author: Françoise Burel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2003-01-05
ISBN 10: 1439844178
ISBN 13: 9781439844175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Part I: Introduction: Definition of a Discipline: Emergence of Landscape Ecology in the History of Ecology; Recognition of Heterogeneity in Ecological Systems; Taking Human Activities into Account in Ecological Systems; Explicit Accounting for Space and Time; Landscape Ecology is based on Scientific Theories Linked to Ecology and Related DisciplinesLandscpe Ecology: Definition of a Multidisciplinary Approach: Landscape as Understood by the Ecologist; Landscape Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Approach; Landscape Ecology: Application of Results of Fundamental Research to Conservation Biology and Land ManagementPart II: Landscape Structure and Dynamics Analysis of Spatial Structures: Categories of Landscape Elements; From Sample Plots in a Wood to Woods in a Landscape; Typology of Patches and Corridors; Basic Concepts for Quantitative Approaches; Measurement of Heterogeneity; Fragmentation; Connectedness o Return to Scale Dependence: Contribution of Fractal Geometry o Elements of Geostatistics; Typologies of Landscape Structures; General ConclusionDynamics of Landscapes: Questions on Organization and Dynamics of Landscapes Stemming from Observation; Changes in Land use on the Global Scale; Regional Approaches to Changes in Land Use: Variations Depending on Modes of Measurement; Local Approaches to Changes in Land Cover: Importance of Spatialization; Dynamics of Valley Landscapes: The Water Course and its Corridors; Dynamics of Non-Anthropogenic Landscapes; Land cover and Evolving Landscapes, a General PhenomenonOrganization of Landscapes: Categories of Models; The Concept of Organization; Ecological Organization of Landscapes; From Farming Systems to Landscape Diversity; General Approach of Dynamics and Organization of Agrarian Landscapes; Landscape Dynamics and (Re) Organization: Multi-scale and Multidisciplinary ApproachPart III: Ecological Processes within Landscapes: The Functioning of Populations at the Landscape Level: Patch Theory and Functioning of Metapopulations; Multi-habitat Species; Movement in Landscapes; Landscape Dynamics and the Functioning of Populations; Population Models used in Landscape EcologyInterspecific Relationships and Biodiversity in Landscapes: Interspecific Relationships; BiodiversityGeochemical Flows in Landscapes: Buffer Zones; Erosive Phenomena and Landscape Structure; Transfers in Watersheds; ConclusionPart IV: Applications to Landscape Management: Application of Landscape Ecology Concepts to Landscape Management and Design: Corridor Concept Applied to Development; Considering Landscape Ecology Concepts in Establishing Transportation Infrastructures; The Development of Rural Landscapes

Ecology

Ecology
Author: Manuel C. Molles (Jr.),James F. Cahill (Jr),Andrew Laursen
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781259362194
ISBN 13: 1259362191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Book Review:

The 4ce places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. Fully integrated Canadian content makes the material relevant to students' lives, highlights the contributions Canadian researchers have made in the field of ecology and will prepare students to appreciate our unique Canadian environment in a global context. Each chapter is organized around two to six major concepts, presenting the student with a manageable and meaningful synthesis of the subject. This resource was created for students who are taking their first undergraduate course in ecology. Ecology is an integrative discipline, and thus a foundation in other sciences is important. We have assumed that students in this course have some knowledge of basic chemistry and mathematics and that they have had a course in general biology that included introductions to physiology, biological diversity, and evolution. McGraw-Hill Connect� is an award-winning digital teaching and learning platform that helps students get better results, learn and study more efficiently; while helping instructors to increase student engagement, save time with course management, and improve overall course retention. Connect includes SmartBook�, the first and only adaptive reading experience that changes reading from a passive and linear experience, to an engaging and dynamic one. Students' retain more concepts and come to class better prepared. Connect access is available for students to purchase separately, or available to package with the print text.

Evolution

Evolution
Author: Douglas Futuyma,Mark Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Sinauer
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 9781605356051
ISBN 13: 1605356050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution Book Review:

This new edition of Evolution features a new coauthor: Mark Kirkpatrick (The University of Texas at Austin) offers additional expertise in evolutionary genetics and genomics, the fastest-developing area of evolutionary biology. Directed toward an undergraduate audience, the text emphasizes the interplay between theory and empirical tests of hypotheses, thus acquainting students with the process of science.

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology
Author: Michael L. Morrison,Leonard A. Brennan,Bruce G. Marcot,William M. Block,Kevin S. McKelvey
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1421439204
ISBN 13: 9781421439204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology Book Review:

A major advancement in understanding the factors underlying wildlife-habitat relationships, Foundations for Advancing Animal Ecology will be an invaluable resource to professionals and practitioners in natural resource management in public and private sectors, including state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and environmental consultants.

Ecology Concepts and Applications

Ecology  Concepts and Applications
Author: Manuel Molles
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780077837280
ISBN 13: 0077837282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology Concepts and Applications Book Review:

Ecology: Concepts and Applications by Molles places great emphasis on helping students grasp the main concepts of ecology while keeping the presentation more applied than theoretical. An evolutionary perspective forms the foundation of the entire discussion. The book begins with the natural history of the planet, considers portions of the whole in the middle chapters, and ends with another perspective of the entire planet in the concluding chapter. Its unique organization of focusing only on several key concepts in each chapter sets it apart from other ecology texts. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology  Ecology and Biochemistry
Author: Eldor A. Paul
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 0123914116
ISBN 13: 9780123914118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry Book Review:

The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function

Practical Ecology for Planners Developers and Citizens

Practical Ecology for Planners  Developers  and Citizens
Author: Dan L. Perlman,Jeffrey Milder
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1559637161
ISBN 13: 9781559637169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Ecology for Planners Developers and Citizens Book Review:

Annotation Introduces key ecological concepts for planners, landscape architects, developers, and others involved in planning and building human habitats. It offers clear guidelines and a wealth of information on how we can protect species and ecosystems while at the same creating healthy, sustainable human communities.

Ecology of Insects

Ecology of Insects
Author: Martin R. Speight,Martin R.. Speight,Mark D. Hunter,Allan D. Watt
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2008-08-18
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003439453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insects Book Review:

Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples. To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

Ecology on Campus

Ecology on Campus
Author: Robert W. Kingsolver
Publsiher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114501799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology on Campus Book Review:

"This flexible laboratory manual contains nearly 60 exercises involving small-scale ecological systems that can be conducted within a weekly lab period right on campus, regardless of the weather or resources available. Each chapter describes an ecological concept, and provides a choice of exercises involving outdoor observation and measurement, hands-on modeling, small-scale laboratory systems, biological collections, problem sets or computer-based analyses. In order to help build quantitative and critical thinking skills, record sheets, graphs, and calculation pages are provided as needed for in-class data analysis. Question sets are provided in each chapter, and computer step-by-step instructions walk through standard mathematical models and commonyly used statistical methods. Suggestions for further investigation present each topic as an open-ended subject of inquiry." -- book cover.

Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology

Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology
Author: Carole L. Crumley,Tommy Lennartsson,Anna Westin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1108420982
ISBN 13: 9781108420983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues and Concepts in Historical Ecology Book Review:

This book presents a practical, holistic research framework to help us both understand our past and build an appealing human future.

Learning Landscape Ecology

Learning Landscape Ecology
Author: Sarah E. Gergel,Monica G. Turner
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN 10: 0387216138
ISBN 13: 9780387216133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning Landscape Ecology Book Review:

Filled with numerous exercises this practical guide provides a real hands-on approach to learning the essential concepts and techniques of landscape ecology. The knowledge gained enables students to usefully address landscape- level ecological and management issues. A variety of approaches are presented, including: group discussion, thought problems, written exercises, and modelling. Each exercise is categorised as to whether it is for individual, small group, or whole class study.

Forest Ecosystems

Forest Ecosystems
Author: David A. Perry,Ram Oren,Stephen C. Hart
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2008-07-24
ISBN 10: 1421412810
ISBN 13: 9781421412818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Ecosystems Book Review:

Situating forests in the context of larger landscapes, they reveal the complex patterns and processes observed in tree-dominated habitats. The updated and expanded second edition covers; Conservation; Ecosystem services ; Climate change; Vegetation classification; Disturbance; Species interactions; Self-thinning; Genetics; Soil influences; Productivity; Biogeochemical cycling; Mineralization; Effects of herbivory; Ecosystem stability