Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Friedhelm Goltenboth,Kris H. Timotius,Paciencia P. Milan,Josef Margraf
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006-12-07
ISBN 10: 9780080467979
ISBN 13: 0080467970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Review:

The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist. * Focuses on the tropical ecology and insular ecosystems and biodiversity of Indonesia, as well as the agroecology of humid tropics * Contains over 300 figures * Provides an extended glossary and bibliography, as well as tables of abbreviations, converstion factors, international system of units and a geological time table * Easy-to-use index gives access to important keywords used throughout the text

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Friedhelm Göltenboth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1066685935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Review:

Annotation The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist.

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia
Author: Karl L. Hutterer,A. Terry Rambo,George W. Lovelace
Publsiher: University of Michigan Center for
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1985
ISBN 10: 0891480390
ISBN 13: 9780891480396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Land Forests and Sustainable Community Development in Insular Southeast Asia

Land  Forests and Sustainable Community Development in Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 117
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:32127467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Forests and Sustainable Community Development in Insular Southeast Asia Book Review:

Anthropology and Religion

Anthropology and Religion
Author: Robert L. Winzeler
Publsiher: AltaMira Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN 10: 0759121915
ISBN 13: 9780759121911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Religion Book Review:

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it since the late 19th century.

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application  2012 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1059
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN 10: 1464991103
ISBN 13: 9781464991103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition Book Review:

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecology Environment and Conservation. The editors have built Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecology Environment and Conservation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Future of ASEAN ICoFA 2017 Volume 2

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Future of ASEAN  ICoFA  2017     Volume 2
Author: Rizauddin Saian,Mohd Azwan Abbas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1016
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 9811084718
ISBN 13: 9789811084713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Future of ASEAN ICoFA 2017 Volume 2 Book Review:

This book examines how business, the social sciences, science and technology will impact the future of ASEAN. Following the ASEAN VISION 2020, it analyses the issues faced by ASEAN countries, which are diverse, while also positioning ASEAN as a competitive entity through partnerships. On the 30th anniversary of ASEAN, all ASEAN leaders agreed to the establishment of the ASEAN VISION 2020, which delineates the formation of a peaceful, stable and dynamically developed region while maintaining a community of caring societies in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. In keeping with this aspiration, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis took the initial steps to organise conferences and activities that highlight the role of the ASEAN region. The Second International Conference on the Future of ASEAN (ICoFA) 2017 was organised by the Office of Academic Affairs, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perlis, to promote more comprehensive integration among ASEAN members. This book, divided into two volumes, offers a useful guide for all those engaged in research on business, the social sciences, science and technology. It will also benefit researchers worldwide who want to gain more knowledge about ASEAN countries

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia
Author: Philip Hirsch
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1315474883
ISBN 13: 9781315474885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia Book Review:

The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues raise themselves. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia is a collection of 30 chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Structured in four main parts, it gives a comprehensive regional overview of, and insight into, the environment in Southeast Asia. Wide-ranging and balanced, this handbook promotes scholarly understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives. It offers a detailed empirical understanding of the myriad environmental problems and challenges faced in Southeast Asia. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion for a global audience and for scholars of Southeast Asian studies from a variety of disciplines.

Metapopulation Ecology

Metapopulation Ecology
Author: Ilkka Hanski,Professor in the Department of Ecology and Systematics Ilkka Hanski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN 10: 9780198540656
ISBN 13: 0198540655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metapopulation Ecology Book Review:

Presenting a comprehensive synthesis of current research in this rapidly expanding area of population biology, this book encompasses both the essential theory of metapopulations and a wide range of empirical studies.

Ecology and Conservation of Owls

Ecology and Conservation of Owls
Author: Ian Newton,Rodney Kavanagh,Jerry Olsen,Iain Taylor
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2002-08-12
ISBN 10: 0643098879
ISBN 13: 9780643098879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Conservation of Owls Book Review:

Owls in Australia are difficult to find and study, so comparatively little is known about their biology. Even less is known about the status, taxonomy, and biology of those species and sub-species living in tropical and subtropical environments and on islands. Many island species and subspecies are at risk, some have already been lost. Ecology and Conservation of Owls includes sections on population ecology, distribution, habitat and diet, conservation and management, and voice structure and taxonomy. It contains a number of review chapters that bring together findings from a wide range of previous research, including recent developments in owl taxonomy and systematics, and studies of population limitation in northern hemisphere owls. The chapters in this book derive from papers presented at the Owls 2000 conference held in Canberra, Australia, which was third in a series of international meetings on owls.

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire
Author: Corey Ross
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 0199590419
ISBN 13: 9780199590414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire Book Review:

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire provides the first wide-ranging environmental history of the heyday of European imperialism, from the late nineteenth century to the end of the colonial era. It focuses on the ecological dimensions of the explosive growth of tropical commodity production, global trade, and modern resource management-transformations that still visibly shape our world today-and how they were related to broader social, cultural, and political developments in Europe's colonies. Covering the overseas empires of all the major European powers, Corey Ross argues that tropical environments were not merely a stage on which conquest and subjugation took place, but were an essential part of the colonial project, profoundly shaping the imperial enterprise even as they were shaped by it. The story he tells is not only about the complexities of human experience, but also about people's relationship with the ecosystems in which they were themselves embedded: the soil, water, plants, and animals that were likewise a part of Europe's empire. Although it shows that imperial conquest rarely represented a sudden bout of ecological devastation, it nonetheless demonstrates that modern imperialism marked a decisive and largely negative milestone for the natural environment. By relating the expansion of modern empire, global trade, and mass consumption to the momentous ecological shifts that they entailed, this book provides a historical perspective on the vital nexus of social, political, and environmental issues that we face in the twenty-first-century world.

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology

Tropical Forests  Management and Ecology
Author: Ariel E. Lugo,Carol Lowe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461224985
ISBN 13: 9781461224983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology Book Review:

Forestry professors used to remind students that, whereas physicians bury their mistakes, foresters die before theirs are noticed. But good institutions live longer than the scientists who contribute to building them, and the half-century of work of the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Tropical Forestry (ITF) is in plain view: an unprecedented corpus of accomplishments that would instill pride in any organization. There is scarcely anyone interested in current issues of tropical forestry who would not benefit from a refresher course in ITF's findings: its early collaboration with farmers to establish plantations, its successes in what we now call social forestry, its continuous improvement of nursery practices, its screening trials of native species, its development of wood-processing technologies appropriate for developing countries, its thorough analysis of tropical forest function, and its holistic approach toward conservation of endangered species. Fortunately, ITF has a long history of information exchange through teaching; like many others, I got my own start in tropical forest ecology fromjust such a course in Puerto Rico. And long before politicians recognized the global importance of tropical forestry, the ITF staff served actively as ambassadors of the discipline, visiting tropical coun tries everywhere to learn and, when invited to do so, to help solve local problems. It is a general principle of biogeography that species' turnover rates on islands are higher than those on continents. Inevitably, the same is true of scientists assigned to work on islands.

Dipterocarp Biology Ecology and Conservation

Dipterocarp Biology  Ecology  and Conservation
Author: Jaboury Ghazoul
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN 10: 019108784X
ISBN 13: 9780191087844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dipterocarp Biology Ecology and Conservation Book Review:

Asian tropical forests are amongst the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single family of trees, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families contribute to Asia's natural diversity, but few compare to the dipterocarps in terms of the number and variety of species that occupy the forest canopy. Understanding the ecology and dynamics of Asian forests is therefore, to a large extent, a study of the Dipterocarpaceae. This book synthesises our current knowledge concerning dipterocarps, exploring the family through taxonomic, evolutionary, and biogeographic perspectives. Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation describes the rich variety of dipterocarp forest formations in both the ever-wet and seasonal tropics, including the less well known African and South American species. Detailed coverage of dipterocarp reproductive ecology and population genetics reflects the considerable research devoted to this subject, and its particular importance in shaping the ecology of Asian lowland rain forests. Ecophysiological responses to light, water, and nutrients, which underlie mechanisms that maintain dipterocarp species richness, are also addressed. At broader scales, dipterocarp responses to variation in soil, topography, climate, and natural disturbance regimes are explored from both population and community perspectives. The book concludes with a consideration of the crucial economic values of dipterocarps, and their extensive exploitation, discussing future opportunities for conservation and restoration. This will be a useful resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in tropical forest ecology and management, as well as professional researchers in tropical plant ecology, forestry, geography, and conservation biology.

Perception Design and Ecology of the Built Environment

Perception  Design and Ecology of the Built Environment
Author: Mainak Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN 10: 3030258793
ISBN 13: 9783030258795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perception Design and Ecology of the Built Environment Book Review:

This edited volume is a compilation of the ‘built environment’ in response to many investigations, analyses and sometimes mere observations of the various dialogues and interactions of the built, in context to its ecology, perception and design. The chapters concentrate on various independent issues, integrated as a holistic approach, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, predominantly focusing on the Global South. The book builds fabric knitting into the generic understanding of environment, perception and design encompassing ‘different’ attitudes and inspirations. This book is an important reference to topics concerning urbanism, urban developments and physical growth, and highlights new methodologies and practices. The book presumes an understanding unearthed from various dimensions and again woven back to a common theme, which emerges as the reader reads through. Various international experts of the respective fields working on the Global South contributed their latest research and insights to the different parts of the book. This trans-disciplinary volume appeals to scientists, students and professionals in the fields of architecture, geography, planning, environmental sciences and many more.

Reimagining Political Ecology

Reimagining Political Ecology
Author: Aletta Biersack,James B. Greenberg
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780822336723
ISBN 13: 0822336723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Political Ecology Book Review:

A collection of ethnographies grounded in second-generation political ecology, which focuses on the interchanges between nature and culture, and the local and the global.

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas
Author: Tomas Tomascik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1388
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780198501862
ISBN 13: 0198501862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas Book Review:

Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and between the Asian and Australian continents, the seas of the Indonesian Archipelago have a significant role in global weather patterns and oceanic circulation. The dynamic interplay between geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes, past and present, has given rise to one of the most diverse marine regions on the planet. Using maps and numerous illustrations, This text describes the complex coastal and marine ecosystems of the region in detail. Discussion of development, resource use and ecologically sustainable management plans is also incorporated.

Tropical Fire Ecology

Tropical Fire Ecology
Author: Mark Cochrane
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2010-04-11
ISBN 10: 3540773819
ISBN 13: 9783540773818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Fire Ecology Book Review:

The tropics are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are currently the frontier for human settlement. Tropical ecosystems are being converted to agricultural and other land uses at unprecedented rates. Land conversion and maintenance almost always rely on fire and, because of this, fire is now more prevalent in the tropics than anywhere else on Earth. Despite pervasive fire, human settlement and threatened biodiversity, there is little comprehensive information available on fire and its effects in tropical ecosystems. Tropical deforestation, especially in rainforests, has been widely documented for many years. Forests are cut down and allowed to dry before being burned to remove biomass and release nutrients to grow crops. However, fires do not always stop at the borders of cleared forests. Tremendously damaging fires are increasingly spreading into forests that were never evolutionarily prepared for wild fires. The largest fires on the planet in recent decades have occurred in tropical forests and burned millions of hectares in several countries. The numerous ecosystems of the tropics have differing levels of fire resistance, resilience or dependence. At present, there is little appreciation of the seriousness of the wild fire situation in tropical rainforests but there is even less understanding of the role that fire plays in the ecology of many fire adapted tropical ecosystems, such as savannas, grasslands and other forest types.

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
Author: Ian Douglas,P M L Anderson,David Goode,Mike Houck,David Maddox,Harini Nagendra,Puay Yok Tan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1328
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN 10: 0429015267
ISBN 13: 9780429015267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology Book Review:

This second edition covers recent developments around the world with contributors from 33 different countries. It widens the handbook’s scope by including ecological design; consideration of cultural dimensions of the use and conservation of urban nature; the roles of government and civil society; and the continuing issues of equity and fairness in access to urban greenspaces. New features include an emphasis on the biophilic design of homes and workplaces, demonstrating the value of nature, in order to counter the still prevalent attitude among many developers that nature is a constraint rather than a value. The volume explores great practical achievements have occurred since the first edition, with many governments increasingly recognising and legislating on urban nature and green infrastructure matters, since cities play a major role in adapting to change, particularly to climate crisis. New topics such as the ecological role of light at night and human microbiota in the urban ecosystem are introduced. Additional attention is given to food production in cities, particularly the multiple roles of urban agriculture and household gardens in different contexts from wealthy communities to the poorest informal settlements in deprived communities. The emphasis is on demonstrating what can be achieved, and what is already being done. The book will help scholars and graduate students by providing an invaluable and up-to-date guide to current urban ecological thinking across the range of disciplines, such as geography, ecology, environmental science/studies, planning, urban studies, that converge in the study of towns and cities and urban design and living. It will also assist practitioners and civil society members in discovering the ways different specialists and thinkers approach urban nature.

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Two Volume Set

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia  Two Volume Set
Author: Krishna Prasad Vadrevu,Toshimasa Ohara,Christopher Justice
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 660
Release: 2021-11-05
ISBN 10: 042966835X
ISBN 13: 9780429668357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Two Volume Set Book Review:

The increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters all around the world has caused severe socioeconomic impacts, especially in South and Southeast Asia. This region is particularly susceptible to vegetation fires, leading to biomass burning pollution with impacts on other countries through trans-boundary air pollution. Despite the growing body of information on biomass pollutants worldwide, only a modest amount of data from these regions are available. With fires and biomass burning identified as a vital issue in South/Southeast Asia, this two-volume set was created to meet community research and application needs. To better serve the atmospheric, environmental, and remote sensing communities, and to address air quality, climate, and the human health impacts of greenhouse gases and aerosols from biomass burning, this set brings together the collective achievements of experts in these regions and the state-of-the-art technologies and spatial analyses to model and monitor biomass burning events and their impacts. This first volume covers various topics on fire, biomass burning, mapping and monitoring while the second volume highlights the impact of biomass burning on the biosphere and reflects extensive research by interdisciplinary teams of experts. This set will serve as a valuable resource for remote sensing scientist, geographers, ecologists, atmospheric scientists, environmental scientists, and all who wish to advance their knowledge on fires, biomass burning, and biomass burning pollution in South/Southeast Asia Specific Features: Unique in its discussion of the sources and the causes of biomass burning and atmospheric research in South and Southeast Asia. Explains how remote sensing and geospatial technologies help the mapping and monitoring of biomass burning events and their impacts. Focuses on large spatial scales integrating top-down and bottom-up methodologies. Addresses the pressing issues of environmental pollution that are rampant in South and Southeast Asia. Includes contributions from global experts currently working on biomass burning projects in the US, Japan, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe.

Case Studies in Human Ecology

Case Studies in Human Ecology
Author: Daniel G. Bates,Sarah H. Lees
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 147579584X
ISBN 13: 9781475795844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Case Studies in Human Ecology Book Review:

This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).