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Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 9781405151986
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 752
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Ecology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ecology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ecology book for free.


Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 0470667109
Release 2010-02
Pages 1024
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Eucalypt Ecology

Eucalypt Ecology Author Jann Williams
ISBN-10 052149740X
Release 1997-11-13
Pages 430
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Comprehensive review of eucalypt ecology, from genetics to conservation.

Ecology From Individuals to Ecosystems

Ecology  From Individuals to Ecosystems Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781478447191
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 94
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ecology, From Individuals to Ecosystems. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Insect Ecology

Insect Ecology Author Timothy D. Schowalter
ISBN-10 9780128030370
Release 2016-07-29
Pages 774
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Insect Ecology: An Ecosystem Approach, Fourth Edition, follows a hierarchical organization that begins with relatively easy-to-understand chapters on adaptive responses of insect populations to various environmental changes, disturbances, and anthropogenic activities, how insects find food and habitat resources, and how insects allocate available energy and nutrients. Chapters build on fundamental information to show how insect populations respond to changing environmental conditions, including spatial and temporal distribution of food and habitat. The next section integrates populations of interacting species within communities and how these interactions determine structure of communities over time and space. Other works in insect ecology stop there, essentially limiting presentation of insect ecology to evolutionary responses of insects to their environment, including the activities of other species. The unique aspect of this book is its four chapters on ecosystem structure and function, and how herbivores, pollinators, seed predators, and detritivores drive ecosystem dynamics and contribute to ecosystem stability. Provides the most advanced synthesis of insect ecology, with updated material throughout and new chapters Presents the roles of insects in delivery of ecosystem services and applications to pest management and conservation Features full coverage of ecosystem structure and function balanced with essential background on evolutionary aspects Includes case studies highlighting practical and theoretical applications for topics covered in each chapter

Individual Based Models and Approaches In Ecology

Individual Based Models and Approaches In Ecology Author D. L. DeAngelis
ISBN-10 9781351090360
Release 2018-01-18
Pages 545
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Until fairly recently, populations were handled as homogenized averages, which made modeling feasible but which ignored the essential fact that in any population there is a great variety of individuals of different ages, sizes, and degrees of fitness. Recently, because of the increased availability of affordable computer power, approaches have been developed which are able to recognize individual differences. Individual-based models are of great use in the areas of aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape or physiological ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape or physiological ecology, and agriculture. This book discusses which biological problems individual-based models can solve, as well as the models' inherent limitations. It explores likely future directions of theoretical development in these models, as well as currently feasible management applications and the best mathematical approaches and computer languages to use. The book also details specific applications to theory and management.

Essentials of Ecology 4th Edition

Essentials of Ecology  4th Edition Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 9781118802373
Release 2014-09-29
Pages 480
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Essentials of Ecology presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new, full-color illustrations, and comes with an accompanying website with downloadable illustrations, multiple-choice questions, and interactive models.

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity Author Andrea Belgrano
ISBN-10 9780124170209
Release 2015-07-25
Pages 312
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management


Ecology Author Michael Begon
ISBN-10 0865427585
Release 1998
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Ecology on CD–ROM is a multimedia complement to the bestselling textbook by the same authors. The CD–ROM consists of 25 Tutorials specially adapted from the chapters of the book and assisted by a diverse collection of media: video clips, animations, photographs and graphic artwork, interactive models and access to seminal texts. In addition, browsing and searching are cleverly facilitated through a searchable Glossary that hyperlinks to relevant Tutorial topics. Media Galleries for seminal texts, images and video give direct access to some of the media items. There are also collections of Interactive Models and Atlases of Terrestrial Biomes and Aquatic Environments. Click on the buttons above to view more about some of the features. 25 Interactive Tutorials: Each chapter of the book has been adapted for multimedia presentation, with the assistance of video clips, animations and more. One Hour of Video: Fifteen leading ecologists contribute their views: Mike Begon, Jim Bull, Margaret Davis, John Harper, John Krebs, John Lawton, Bruce Lewin, Richard Lewontin, Robert May, Jacqueline McGlade, Naomi Pearce, David Raffaelli, Nils Stenseth, David Tilman, Jeff Waage Video ClipsOf Ecological Processes: Examples such as predation and mutualism. Interactive Models: Thirteen interactive models allow the user to explore mathematical models and equations in graphical form. In each model the user is ′walked through′ the various steps and parameters. Topics include: intra– and inter–specific competition, life history, predator–prey dynamics. Third and Second Animations: Animations are used to explain complex ecological processes such as succession, biomagnification and chaotic dynamics. 20 of the more detailed diagrams from the book are animated and explained stepwise with voice–over. Colour Photographs: The CD is richly illustrated with full colour photography and artwork throughout. 36 Printable Seminal Papers:Classics from the development of ecology, which can be printed as facsimiles of the original publication. Each paper is prefaced by a brief abstract to put each paper in a modern context. Searchable Glossary With hyperlinking to Tutorial Topics: A clever way of searching for information, which contains over 400 definitions, with links to related topics in the Tutorials. Biogeography Atlas: Two clickable maps (terrestrial and marine) describe the Earth′s major biomes and aquatic environments. Intuitive Navigation and Online Help.


Ecology Author Christian Leveque
ISBN-10 1578082943
Release 2003-01-10
Pages 472
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Eleven plants were chosen so as to cover a wide range of biological characteristics (perennial, annual, autogamous, allogamous, etc.) in this study. Three chapters on methodology complement these studies. The first is devoted to the use of biological and molecular markers to analyse the diversity of collections, the second addresses data analysis, and the third describes a method for constituting core collectaions based on maximization of variability.

Philosophy of Ecology

Philosophy of Ecology Author
ISBN-10 0080930751
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 444
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The most pressing problems facing humanity today — over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market — are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology to policy or other practical concerns right, humanity needs a clear and disinterested philosophical understanding of ecology which can help identify the practical lessons of science. Conversely, the urgent practical demands humanity faces today cannot help but direct scientific and philosophical investigation toward the basis of those ecological challenges that threaten human survival. This book will help to fuel the timely renaissance of interest in philosophy of ecology that is now occurring in the philosophical profession. Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings Covers theory and applications Encourages multi-disciplinary dialogue

Life in the Himalaya

Life in the Himalaya Author Maharaj K. Pandit
ISBN-10 9780674971745
Release 2017-06-19
Pages 384
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The collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago created the Himalaya, along with massive glaciers, intensified monsoon, turbulent rivers, and an efflorescence of ecosystems. Today, the Himalaya is at risk of catastrophic loss of life. Maharaj Pandit outlines the mountain’s past in order to map a way toward a sustainable future.

Laws Theories and Patterns in Ecology

Laws  Theories  and Patterns in Ecology Author Walter Dodds
ISBN-10 9780520260412
Release 2009-08-05
Pages 232
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"Physics and chemistry are distinguished from biology by the way generalizations are codified into theories tested by observation and experimentation. This work enumerates generalizations in ecology. It describes how the practice of science, in general, and ecology specifically, yields theories and laws." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.

Humans as Components of Ecosystems

Humans as Components of Ecosystems Author Mark J. McDonnell
ISBN-10 9781461209058
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 364
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Highlighting the importance to ecological studies of incorporating humans and their effects on ecosystems, leading experts from a variety of disciplines address a number of important issues, including: * the prominent role of humans in the function of ecosystems on Earth * why humans have been ignored in ecological studies * approaches taken by social scientists, historians, geographers, economists, and anthropologists in the study of human activities * the emergence of a new ecological paradigm accommodating human activities * methods for studying subtle human effects, and human- populated ecosystems * future research and training required to include humans effectively as components of ecological systems. Of interest to students and researchers in ecology, and to policy-makers and environmental managers. In addition, it makes social scientists aware of new opportunties for integrating their ideas with those of ecologists.

Coffee Agroecology

Coffee Agroecology Author Ivette Perfecto
ISBN-10 9781134056149
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 358
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Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty years as well as incorporating the vast literature that has been generated on coffee agroecosystems from around the world. The book uses an integrated approach that weaves together various lines of research to understand the ecology of a very diverse tropical agroforestry system. Key concepts explored include biodiversity patterns, metapopulation dynamics and ecological networks. These are all set in a socioeconomic and political framework which relates them to the realities of farmers' livelihoods. The authors provide a novel synthesis that will generate new understanding and can be applied to other examples of sustainable agriculture and food production. This synthesis also explains the ecosystem services provided by the approach, including the economic, fair trade and political aspects surrounding this all-important global commodity.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Author Ian Douglas
ISBN-10 9781136266959
Release 2014-10-30
Pages 500
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Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader’s mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physical and mental health, the air we breathe and the waters we use, as well as boosting our enjoyment of parks and gardens. Urban Ecology sets out the science that underlies the changing natural scene and the tools used to ensure that cities become both capable of adapting to climate change and more beautiful and resilient. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of urban places and the role of nature in towns and cities. Part 1 looks at the context and content of urban ecology, its relationship to other foci of interest within ecology and other environmental sciences, and the character of city landscapes and ecosystems. In Part 2 the authors set out the physical and chemical components of urban ecosystems and ecological processes, including urban weather and climate, urban geomorphology and soils, urban hydrology and urban biogeochemical cycles. In Part 3 urban habitats, urban flora and fauna, and the effects of, deliberate and inadvertent human action on urban biota are examined. Part 4 contains an exploration of the identification and assessment of ecosystem services in urban areas, emphasising economic evaluation, the importance of urban nature for human health and well-being, and restoration ecology and creative conservation. Finally, in Part 5 the tasks for urban ecologists in optimising and sustaining urban ecosystems, providing for nature in cities, adapting to climate change and in developing the urban future in a more sustainable manner are set out. Within the 16 chapters of the book – in which examples from around the world are drawn upon - the authors explore current practice and future alternatives, set out procedures for ecological assessment and evaluation, suggest student activities and discussion topics, provide recommended reading and an extensive bibliography. The book contains more than 150 tables and over 150 photographs and diagrams.

Ecology of Desert Systems

Ecology of Desert Systems Author Walter G. Whitford
ISBN-10 008050499X
Release 2002-03-25
Pages 343
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Conventional wisdom considers deserts stark, harsh regions that support few living things. Most people also believe that water alone makes the desert bloom. Ecology of Desert Systems challenges these conventional views. This volume explores a broad range of topics of interest to ecosystem, population, community, and physiological ecologists. Climate, weather patterns, geomorphology, and wind and water processes are examined as variables that affect the distribution of biota through fundamental ecosystem processes. Descriptions of morphological, behavioral, and physiological adaptations of desert biota illuminate, through the lens of patch dynamics, principles for understanding observed patterns of primary production, nutrient cycling, and the effects of consumers. Desertification, and the techniques for monitoring and quantifying it, is examined within the framework of desert ecosystem patterns and processes. * Focuses on the interactions of climate, soil, and biota along a spectrum of spatial and temporal scales * Details the role of animals in desert ecosystems and landscape processes * Examines watershed scale processes, the ecology of ephemeral lakes, and the ecological changes identified with desertification * Outlines the fundamental concepts relevant to sustainable development of arid lands