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Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Author F Stuart Chapin III
ISBN-10 1441995048
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 529
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Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines



Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Author Göran I. Ågren
ISBN-10 9781107011076
Release 2012
Pages 330
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Explains the structure, function and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and demonstrates the application of ecosystem ecology to current environmental problems.



A Non Philosophical Theory of Nature

A Non Philosophical Theory of Nature Author A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781137331977
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 276
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Utilizing François Laruelle's "non-philosophical" method, Smith constructs a unified theory of philosophical theology and ecology by challenging environmental philosophy and theology, claiming that and engagement with scientific ecology can radically change the standard metaphysics of nature, as well as ethical problems related to "the natural".



Sustainable Agroecosystem Management

Sustainable Agroecosystem Management Author Patrick J. Bohlen
ISBN-10 1420052152
Release 2009-03-24
Pages 328
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Emphasizes Centrality of the Ecosystem Perspective Sustainable management of agroecosystems in the 21st century faces unprecedented challenges. Protecting the environment while feeding a burgeoning population that could reach nine billion by mid-century, preserving the world’s biodiversity, and sustaining agriculture in an increasingly urban world is a massive undertaking. Avoiding simple prescriptions for the application of ecological principles to agriculture, Sustainable Agroecosystem Management: Integrating Ecology, Economics, and Society emphasizes the continued centrality of the ecosystem perspective, and the need to integrate ecological, economic, and social considerations in agroecosystem science and management. Truly Interdisciplinary in Scope With contributions from distinguished leaders in the field of sustainable agriculture, this authoritative book first delineates the present and future challenges agroecosystems face. It then reviews the important contributions made by Dr. Ben Stinner, a pioneer in the field of agroecosystem ecology. Providing historical background of attempts to connect the ecological and agricultural sciences, this standard-setting resource highlights recent efforts to integrate natural and social science perspectives. It also examines the challenges for developing integrated approaches to agroecosystem management. Through a variety of case studies with global applications, the text makes it abundantly clear that purely technological approaches are insufficient for solving the food systems problems of the future. It explores practical innovative strategies, policies, and research needs necessary to develop management approaches that emphasize whole system productivity, diversify agricultural operations, and sustain multiple functions, including ecological integrity.



Secondary Productivity of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Secondary Productivity of Terrestrial Ecosystems Author Kazimierz Petrusewicz
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01935067H
Release 1967
Pages 879
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Food Security in Africa and Asia

Food Security in Africa and Asia Author Henk Bakker
ISBN-10 9781845938413
Release 2011
Pages 236
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This book builds on the premise that food security in low-income countries may be achieved through sustained effort by the local small-scale and subsistence farming communities, with the active support from local, national and international agencies. It states that any such effort will endure only if those small-scale farming communities and subsistence farmers feel that their interests are protected. Therefore, those local communities should be involved in the process of working towards sustainable food security to the extent that they consider that they 'own' the project designed for that purpose. To achieve this, such a project should be based on the concept of participatory action and learning. Therefore, the book is directed towards policy makers of local, national and international organizations and agencies which are prepared to listen, learn from and work with local farmers and their representatives. The book has 10 chapters.



Environmental Science and Technology

Environmental Science and Technology Author Stanley E. Manahan
ISBN-10 0849395127
Release 2006-10-20
Pages 647
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Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.



Ecology

Ecology Author Michael Lee Cain
ISBN-10 0878930833
Release 2008
Pages 621
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This book offers a balance of subject matter emphasis, clearly presented concepts, and engaging, fresh examples to help students gain a clear and solid understanding of Ecology. Emphasis is placed on connections in nature and links to evolution.



Concepts of Ecosystem Ecology

Concepts of Ecosystem Ecology Author Lawrence R. Pomeroy
ISBN-10 9781461238423
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 384
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In this volume 19 leading experts offer a timely and coherent overview of the fundamental principles of ecosystem science. They examine the flux of energy and biologically essential elements and their associated food webs in major terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands, cultivated land, streams, coral reefs, and ocean basins. In each case, interactions between different eosystems, predictive models, and the application of ecosystem research to the management of natural resources are given special emphasis. A number of theoretical chapters provide a synthesis through critical discussion of current concepts of ecosystem energetics and dynamics.



Kurzpraktikum terrestrische kologie

Kurzpraktikum terrestrische   kologie Author Andreas Gigon
ISBN-10 3728129240
Release 2004
Pages 157
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Encyclopedia of ecology

Encyclopedia of ecology Author Sven Erik Jørgensen
ISBN-10 0444520333
Release 2008
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Ecological Assessment of Environmental Degradation Pollution and Recovery

Ecological Assessment of Environmental Degradation  Pollution and Recovery Author O. Ravera
ISBN-10 9780444600219
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 384
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The Ispra Course on Ecological Assessment of Environmental Degradation, Pollution and Recovery'' was structured according to the following topics: (a) terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem concept; (b) structure, functions and evolution of the ecosystem in relation to the natural and anthropogenic influences, and (c) concept of stress, assessment and restoration of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. These general concepts were developed in a series of lectures presented by well-known experts in their specific fields, taking into account the ecological principles and environmental management. For the various aspects of the environmental problems, the state-of-the-art, the principles of restoration techniques, the results obtained by their application and the research needs to acquire a better knowledge of the ecological processes, were discussed. The lectures were illustrated by several case studies concerning forests, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, soil and the interrelations between air and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This book contains the lectures presented at the course, reviewed by the authors, and complemented throughout with numerous figures and tables.



Ecological Informatics

Ecological Informatics Author Friedrich Recknagel
ISBN-10 9783540284260
Release 2006-05-21
Pages 496
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Ecological Informatics promotes interdisciplinary research between ecology and computer science on elucidation of principles of information processing in ecosystems, ecological sustainability by informed decision making, and bio-inspired computation. The 2nd edition of the book consolidates the scope, concepts, and techniques of this newly emerging discipline by a new preface and additional chapters on cellular automata, qualitative reasoning, hybrid evolutionary algorithms and artificial neural networks. It illustrates numerous applications of Ecological Informatics for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, image recognition at micro- and macro-scale as well as computer hardware design. Case studies focus on applications of artificial neural networks, evolutionary computation, cellular automata, adaptive agents, fuzzy logic as well as qualitative reasoning. The 2nd edition of the book includes an index with novel evolutionary algorithms for the discovery of multiple nonlinear functions and rule sets as well as parameter optimisation in complex ecological data.



Decomposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Decomposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems Author Michael John Swift
ISBN-10 0520040015
Release 1979-01-01
Pages 372
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Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time

Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time Author Anna K. Behrensmeyer
ISBN-10 0226041557
Release 1992-08-15
Pages 568
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Breathtaking in scope, this is the first survey of the entire ecological history of life on land—from the earliest traces of terrestrial organisms over 400 million years ago to the beginning of human agriculture. By providing myriad insights into the unique ecological information contained in the fossil record, it establishes a new and ambitious basis for the study of evolutionary paleoecology of land ecosystems. A joint undertaking of the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Consortium at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and twenty-six additional researchers, this book begins with four chapters that lay out the theoretical background and methodology of the science of evolutionary paleoecology. Included are a comprehensive review of the taphonomy and paleoenvironmental settings of fossil deposits as well as guidelines for developing ecological characterizations of extinct organisms and the communities in which they lived. The remaining three chapters treat the history of terrestrial ecosystems through geological time, emphasizing how ecological interactions have changed, the rate and tempo of ecosystem change, the role of exogenous "forcing factors" in generating ecological change, and the effect of ecological factors on the evolution of biological diversity. The six principal authors of this volume are all associated with the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems program at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.



Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Author Pascal Godefroit
ISBN-10 9780253357212
Release 2012
Pages 629
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The first complete dinosaur skeleton, that of an Iguanodon, was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart in 1878. This book examines the Bernissart locality, the methodology of the excavation, and the genus Iguanodon.



Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems Author Brian H. Walker
ISBN-10 0521578108
Release 1996-11-13
Pages 619
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Describes current state-of-the-science for predicting the effects of global change on ecosystems.