Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology
Author: Edward A. Johnson,Kiyoko Miyanishi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN 10: 0128188146
ISBN 13: 9780128188149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Disturbance Ecology Book Review:

Disturbance ecology continues to be an active area of research, having undergone advances in many areas in recent years. One emerging direction is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, in which disturbances are increasingly traced back to mechanisms that cause the disturbances themselves, such as earth surface processes, mesoscale, and larger meteorological processes, and the ecological effects of interest are increasingly physiological. Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition encourages movement away from the informal, conceptual approach traditionally used in defining natural disturbances and clearly presents how scientists can use a multitude of approaches in plant disturbance ecology. This edition includes nine revised chapters from the first edition, as well new, more comprehensive chapters on fire disturbance and beaver disturbance. Edited by leading experts in the field, Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for scientists interested in understanding plant disturbance and ecological processes. Advances understanding of natural disturbances by combining geophysical and ecological processes Provides a framework for collaboration between geophysical scientists and ecologists studying natural disturbances Includes fully updated research with 5 new chapters and revision of 11 chapters from the first edition

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology
Author: Corrado Battisti,Gianluca Poeta,Giuliano Fanelli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 3319324764
ISBN 13: 9783319324760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology Book Review:

This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there are conflicts between the natural components and human activity. It is also addressed to students of applied ecology, ecosystem management, land-use planning and environmental impact assessment. It discusses a number of topics covered in the programs of many university courses related to basic ecology and ecology of disturbance, the latter constituting a field of great interest because of its implications and repercussions in applied territorial science. The book is divided into two parts: the first focuses on the theoretical and disciplinary framework of the ecology of disturbance, while the second is devoted to the analysis of anthropogenic threats. This, in particular, discusses the most recent approach, which uses a conventional nomenclature to allow a coarse-grained quantification and objective assessment of threat impact on different environmental components. Such an approach facilitates the comparison of hierarchically different events and, therefore, helps define the priorities for management and conservation strategies.

Invasive Plant Ecology

Invasive Plant Ecology
Author: Shibu Jose,Harminder Pal Singh,Daizy Rani Batish,Ravinder Kumar Kohli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2013-01-09
ISBN 10: 1439881278
ISBN 13: 9781439881279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Plant Ecology Book Review:

Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth's ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries. Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the characteristics of the invasive plants is crucial for making good

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity
Author: Erik A. Beever,Inger Suzanne Prange,Dominick A. DellaSala
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 0429530498
ISBN 13: 9780429530494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity Book Review:

This book presents cascading effects of ecological disturbances on a multitude of ecosystem components. It includes agricultural development, large infrequent disturbances, forest harvesting, non-native grazing in deserts, ground transportation, powerline corridors, fires, urban ecology, disturbance in aquatic ecosystems, land-use dynamics on diversity, habitat fragmentation, sedimentation of wetlands, and contemporary climate change. The book facilitates users in understanding why disturbances are occurring while recommending mitigation and remediation strategies.

Disturbance and Ecosystems

Disturbance and Ecosystems
Author: H. A. Mooney,M. Godron
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642691374
ISBN 13: 9783642691379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disturbance and Ecosystems Book Review:

The earth's landscapes are being increasingly impacted by the activities of man. Unfortunately, we do not have a full understanding of the consequences of these disturbances on the earth's productive capacity. This problem was addressed by a group of French and U.S. ecologists who are specialists at levels of integration extending from genetics to the biosphere at a meeting at Stanford, California, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. With a few important exceptions it was found at this meeting that most man-induced disturbances of ecosystems can be viewed as large scale patterns of disturbances that have occurred, generally on a small scale, in ecosystems through evolutionary time. Man has induced dramatic large-scale changes in the environment which must be viewed at the biosphere level. Acid deposition and CO increase are two 2 examples of the consequences of man's increased utilization of fossil fuels. It is a matter of considerable concern that we cannot yet fully predict the ecological consequences of these environmental changes. Such problems must be addressed at the international level, yet substantive mechanisms to do this are not available.

Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology
Author: Paul A. Keddy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2017-04-30
ISBN 10: 1107114233
ISBN 13: 9781107114234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Ecology Book Review:

This book presents a global and interdisciplinary approach to plant ecology, guiding students through essential concepts with real-world examples.

Vegetation Ecology

Vegetation Ecology
Author: Eddy van der Maarel,Janet Franklin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2012-10-24
ISBN 10: 1118452488
ISBN 13: 9781118452486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetation Ecology Book Review:

Additional resources for this book can be found at: ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology"www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology/a. Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive,integrated account of plant communities and their environments.Written by leading experts in their field from four continents, thesecond edition of this book: covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics,diversity, biotic interactions and distribution of plantcommunities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations; reviews modern developments in vegetation ecology in ahistorical perspective; presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology whileintegrating population ecology, dispersal biology, soilbiology, ecosystem ecology and global change studies; tackles applied aspects of vegetation ecology, includingmanagement of communities and invasive species; includes new chapters addressing the classification and mappingof vegetation, and the significance of plant functional types Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advancedundergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plantecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation. VegetationEcology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will bewelcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the worldover.

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert
Author: Maria C. Mandujano,Irene Pisanty,Luis E. Eguiarte
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2020-07-18
ISBN 10: 3030449637
ISBN 13: 9783030449636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert Book Review:

Environmental and specific diversity in the Chihuahuan desert in general, and in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin in particular, has long been recognized as outstanding. This book provides a global ecological overview, together with in-depth studies of specific processes. The Chihuahuan desert is the warmest in North America, and has a complex geologic, climatic and biogeographical history, which affects today’s distribution of vegetation and plants and generates complex phylogeographic patterns. The high number of endemic species reflects this complex set of traits. The modern distribution of environments, including aquatic and subaquatic systems, riparian environments, gypsum dunes and gypsum-rich soils, low levels of phosphorous and organic matter, and high salinity combined with an extreme climate call for a range of adaptations. Plants are distributed in a patchy pattern based on punctual variations, and many of them respond to different resources and conditions with considerable morphological plasticity. In terms of physiological, morphological and ecological variability, cacti were identified as the most important group in specific environments like bajadas, characterized by high diversity values, while gypsophytes and gypsovagues of different phylogenies, including species with restricted distribution and endemics.

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats
Author: Lawrence R. Walker
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0199575290
ISBN 13: 9780199575299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats Book Review:

Providing a global summary of the biology of disturbance ecology, this text offers both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans. It examines both natural and anthropogenic disturbances in aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

Serpentine

Serpentine
Author: Susan Harrison,Nishanta Rajakaruna
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-02-02
ISBN 10: 0520948459
ISBN 13: 9780520948457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serpentine Book Review:

Serpentine soils have long fascinated biologists for the specialized floras they support and the challenges they pose to plant survival and growth. This volume focuses on what scientists have learned about major questions in earth history, evolution, ecology, conservation, and restoration from the study of serpentine areas, especially in California. Results from molecular studies offer insight into evolutionary patterns, while new ecological research examines both species and communities. Serpentine highlights research whose breadth provides context and fresh insights into the evolution and ecology of stressful environments.

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology
Author: Vicky M. Temperton,Richard J. Hobbs,Tim Nuttle,Stefan Halle
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-04-10
ISBN 10: 159726590X
ISBN 13: 9781597265904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology Book Review:

Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little attention has been paid to the idea of assembly rules in ecological restoration, in both the scientific literature and in on-the-ground restoration efforts. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology, edited by Vicky M. Temperton, Richard J. Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle, addresses that shortcoming, offering an introduction, overview, and synthesis of the potential role of assembly rules theory in restoration ecology. It brings together information and ideas relating to ecosystem assembly in a restoration context, and includes material from a wide geographic range and a variety of perspectives. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology contributes new knowledge and ideas to the subjects of assembly rules and restoration ecology and represents an important summary of the current status of an emerging field. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of restoration, making it a vital compendium of information and ideas for restoration ecologists, professionals, and practitioners.

Just Call Me Mom

Just Call Me Mom
Author: Mary Tatem
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 184
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780875095516
ISBN 13: 0875095518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Call Me Mom Book Review:

A survey of 500 men and women across America showed that mothers with grown children long for meaningful family contacts and newlyweds desire to establish separate family identities. By combining God's wisdom and down-to-earth common sense, this book helps to blend these desires.

An Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamics

An Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamics
Author: Scott J. Meiners,Steward T. A. Pickett,Mary L. Cadenasso,Peter Morin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 0521116422
ISBN 13: 9780521116428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Integrative Approach to Successional Dynamics Book Review:

This book synthesises fifty years of vegetation dynamics using innovative analyses and an organized framework to integrate perspectives on succession.

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground
Author: L.R. Walker
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 868
Release: 1999-12-17
ISBN 10: 9780080550848
ISBN 13: 0080550843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground Book Review:

As the human population inexorably grows, its cumulative impact on the Earth's resources is hard to ignore. The ability of the Earth to support more humans is dependent on the ability of humans to manage natural resources wisely. Because disturbance alters resource levels, effective management requires understanding of the ecology of disturbance. This book is the first to take a global approach to the description of both natural and anthropogenic disturbance regimes that physically impact the ground. Natural disturbances such as erosion, volcanoes, wind, herbivory, flooding and drought plus anthropogenic disturbances such as foresty, grazing, mining, urbanization and military actions are considered. Both disturbance impacts and the biotic recovery are addressed as well as the interactions of different types of disturbance. Other chapters cover processes that are important to the understanding of disturbance of all types including soil processes, nutrient cycles, primary productivity, succession, animal behaviour and competition. Humans react to disturbances by avoiding, exacerbating, or restoring them or by passing environmental legislation. All of these issues are covered in this book. Managers need better predictive models and robust data-collections that help determine both site-specfic and generalized responses to disturbance. Multiple disturbances have a complex effect on both physical and biotic processes as they interact. This book provides a wealth of detail about the process of disturbance and recovery as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge about disturbance theory, with extensive documentation.

A New Ecology

A New Ecology
Author: Soeren Nors Nielsen,Brian Fath,Simone Bastianoni,Joao C. Marques,Felix Muller,Bernard D. Patten,Robert E. Ulanowicz,Enzo Tiezzi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2019-08-30
ISBN 10: 0444637648
ISBN 13: 9780444637642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Ecology Book Review:

A New Ecology: Systems Perspective, Second Edition, gives an overview of the commonalities of all ecosystems from a variety of properties, including physical openness, ontic openness, directionality, connectivity, a complex dynamic for growth and development, and a complex dynamic response to disturbances. Each chapter details basic and characteristic properties that help the reader understand how they can be applied to explain a wide spectrum of current ecological research and environmental management applications. Contains revised, updated or redeveloped chapters that include the most current research and technology Reviews universal traits of ecosystems from multiple perspectives, giving the reader a complete overview of the systems perspective of ecology Offers broad examples of ecology as a systems science, from the history of science, to philosophy and the arts Brings together the systems perspective in a framework of four columns for greater understanding, including thermodynamics, network theory, hierarchy theory and biochemistry Contains new chapter on the application of the theory to environmental management

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants
Author: Barnabas Lindars,Judith L. Myers,Judith H. Myers,Dawn Bazely
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2003-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780521357784
ISBN 13: 0521357780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Control of Introduced Plants Book Review:

The global spread of plant species by humans is both a fascinating large scale experiment and, in many cases, a major perturbation to native plant communities. Many of the most destructive weeds today have been intentionally introduced to new environments where they have had unexpected and detrimental impacts. This 2003 book considers the problem of invasive introduced plants from historical, ecological and sociological perspectives. We consider such questions as 'What makes a community invasible?', 'What makes a plant an invader?' and 'Can we restore plant communities after invasion?' Written with advanced students and land managers in mind, this book contains practical explanations, case studies and an introduction to basic techniques for evaluating the impacts of invasive plants. An underlying theme is that experimental and quantitative evaluation of potential problems is necessary, and solutions must consider the evolutionary and ecological constraints acting on species interactions in newly invaded communities.

Ecological responses to environment stresses

Ecological responses to environment stresses
Author: Jelte Rozema,J.A.C. Verkleij
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400905998
ISBN 13: 9789400905993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological responses to environment stresses Book Review:

September 1987, the Faculty Biology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam commemorated the fact that Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hans Otto Ernst had been active as a scientist for 25 years. This period of 25 years of scientific research started at the Institut flir Angewandte Botanik (Institute of Applied Botany) of the University of Munster, FRG. In 1965 he completed his Ph. D. thesis, entitled "Untersuchungen der Schwermetallpflanzengesellschaften Mitteleuropas unter Einschluss der Alpen. " He was appointed full Professor at the Department of Ecology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 1973. On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as a scientist, a promise was made, though in covert terms, which we could not redeem at that time. The promise held to offer Prof. Ernst a book, in which his former and present staffmembers, Ph. D. students and colle ages should write a review about their specialism concerning a central theme. Now, at the beginning of 1990 we consider the chapters of "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" to be completed. The book reflects the wide range of research approaches that has been initiated and organized by Wilfried Ernst. The editors hope to have attained the primary aim of the production of the book of friends, that is to gather relevant papers of staff-members and colleagues of Wilfried Ernst. The title of the book "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" covers the majority of the chapters included.

Wetland Plants

Wetland Plants
Author: Julie K. Cronk,M. Siobhan Fennessy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420032925
ISBN 13: 9781420032925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Plants Book Review:

A detailed account of the biology and ecology of vascular wetland plants and their applications in wetland plant science, Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology presents a synthesis of wetland plant studies and reviews from biology, physiology, evolution, genetics, community and population ecology, environmental science, and engineering. It provides a thorough discussion of the range of wetland plants adaptations to conditions such as life in water or saturated soils, high salt or high sulfur, as well as low light and low carbon dioxide levels. The authors include the latest research on the development of plant communities in newly restored or created wetlands and on the use of wetland plants as indicators of ecological integrity and of wetland boundaries. Over 140 figures, including over 70 original photographs, allow you to visualize the concepts, 40 tables give you easy access to definitions and data, and international examples provide you with a broad base of information. The growing consensus in wetlands literature and research suggests that methods are needed to assess the ecological health or integrity of wetlands, to set goals for wetland restoration, and to track the status and trends of wetlands. Wetland plants are emerging as important indicators, and becoming an important part of this research. Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology contains up-to-date information on this increasingly important area in wetlands technology.

Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology
Author: J. Phil Gibson,Terri R. Gibson
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1438107021
ISBN 13: 9781438107028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Ecology Book Review:

Explores the interrelationships between plants and humans, and provides a look at the natural processes that create, build, and sustain life.

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes
Author: Lee E. Frelich
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2002-01-10
ISBN 10: 1139439332
ISBN 13: 9781139439336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes Book Review:

Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: • The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests • The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to form mosaics which, in turn, influence the environment and disturbance regime • The significance of temporal and spatial scale with regard to the overall impact of disturbances These themes are explored via case studies from the forests in the Lake States of the USA (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) where the presence of large primary forest remnants provides a unique opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hardwood-hemlock forests. The comparability of these forests to forests in other temperate zones allows generalizations to be made that may apply more widely.