ecology and biodiversity of water reservoirs



Michel Loreau From Populations to Ecosystems. Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis (MPB-46) Michel Loreau From Populations to Ecosystems. Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis (MPB-46) Новинка

Michel Loreau From Populations to Ecosystems. Theoretical Foundations for a New Ecological Synthesis (MPB-46)

6964 руб.
The major subdisciplines of ecology--population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and evolutionary ecology--have diverged increasingly in recent decades. What is critically needed today is an integrated, real-world approach to ecology that reflects the interdependency of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. From Populations to Ecosystems proposes an innovative theoretical synthesis that will enable us to advance our fundamental understanding of ecological systems and help us to respond to today's emerging global ecological crisis. Michel Loreau begins by explaining how the principles of population dynamics and ecosystem functioning can be merged. He then addresses key issues in the study of biodiversity and ecosystems, such as functional complementarity, food webs, stability and complexity, material cycling, and metacommunities. Loreau describes the most recent theoretical advances that link the properties of individual populations to the aggregate properties of communities, and the properties of functional groups or trophic levels to the functioning of whole ecosystems, placing special emphasis on the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Finally, he turns his attention to the controversial issue of the evolution of entire ecosystems and their properties, laying the theoretical foundations for a genuine evolutionary ecosystem ecology. From Populations to Ecosystems points the way to a much-needed synthesis in ecology, one that offer...
Jenny Davis Australian Freshwater Ecology. Processes and Management Jenny Davis Australian Freshwater Ecology. Processes and Management Новинка

Jenny Davis Australian Freshwater Ecology. Processes and Management

11904.12 руб.
As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presents the principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical management and conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects and management of serious environmental problems such as altered water regimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquatic ecologists whose expertise spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters in Australia sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary and tropical waters, climate change, invasive species and freshwater conservation numerous Australian case-studies and guest ‘text-boxes’ showing management in practice concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual models illustrated with original, high- quality diagrams and photographs Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is a valuable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, water resource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in the ecology of surface and groundwaters.
Smagin Andrey Ivanovich The ecology of nuclear fuel cycle facility industrial water reservoirs in the Southern Urals Smagin Andrey Ivanovich The ecology of nuclear fuel cycle facility industrial water reservoirs in the Southern Urals Новинка

Smagin Andrey Ivanovich The ecology of nuclear fuel cycle facility industrial water reservoirs in the Southern Urals

443 руб.
The results of long-term studies on ecological state of industrial water bodies operated by nuclear fuel cycle facility – the Mayak Production Association (Mayak PA) - in the Southern Urals are summarized in this manuscript. Hydrological and hydrochemical characteristics of the aquatic ecosystems as well as integrated effect of radiation, chemical and thermal factors have been studied.It was ascertained that the long-term integrated exposure to different technogenic factors did not entail irreversible changes at the level of ecosystem. Fisheries technology for the Mayak PA industrial water reservoirs has been developed.The manuscript is recommended to scientific society, postgraduate students, students and practitioners whose interest area concerns radioecology, radiobiology and ecotoxicology of the aquatic systems.
Anil K. Dwivedi Anthropecology and Applied Biodiversity Anil K. Dwivedi Anthropecology and Applied Biodiversity Новинка

Anil K. Dwivedi Anthropecology and Applied Biodiversity

7453 руб.
"Anthropecology", the descipline dealing with the human interference in nature and ecology is a burning issue, through out the globe. The present era of economics has surpassed the importance of ecology, due to this greedy social development the complete system of earth is in trouble. It has been a matter of concern for all the branches of science, humanities as well as law. The view and the ways of sustainable development instead of simoly development has been suggested through this volume. Biodiversity is another important subject importance in discussions. The applied aspect of biodiversity has been dealt. Threat to biodiversity and conservation of biodiversity, through multifacial approach has been suggested. This book is an effort to bring together certain anthropecological issue in amalgamation with the applied aspect of biodiversity. The book "Anthropecology and Applied Biodiversity" comprises of sixten chapters authored by renowned experts of their subject. This book can be useful for researchers, academicians and the scholar from the subject of botany, zoology, environmental sciences,developmental studies, particularly to those who think with difference.
Markus Eichhorn Natural Systems. The Organisation of Life Markus Eichhorn Natural Systems. The Organisation of Life Новинка

Markus Eichhorn Natural Systems. The Organisation of Life

12070.3 руб.
Organised into four sections, this text discusses the organisation of the living world. Links Ecology, Biodiversity and Biogeography Bridges modern and conventional Ecology Builds sequentially from the concept and importance of species, through patterns of diversity to help consider global patterns of biogeography Uses real data sets to help train in essential skills
Kirsten Parris M. Ecology of Urban Environments Kirsten Parris M. Ecology of Urban Environments Новинка

Kirsten Parris M. Ecology of Urban Environments

9446.32 руб.
Provides an accessible introduction to urban ecology, using established ecological theory to identify generalities in the complexity of urban environments. Examines the bio-physical processes of urbanization and how these influence the dynamics of urban populations, communities and ecosystems Explores the ecology of humans in cities Discusses practical strategies for conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services in urban environments Includes case studies with questions to improve retention and understanding
James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for irrigation, water-power, and domestic water-supply. : With an account of various types of dams and the methods and plans of their construction. Together with a discussion of the available water-supply for irrigation in various secti... James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for irrigation, water-power, and domestic water-supply. : With an account of various types of dams and the methods and plans of their construction. Together with a discussion of the available water-supply for irrigation in various secti... Новинка

James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for irrigation, water-power, and domestic water-supply. : With an account of various types of dams and the methods and plans of their construction. Together with a discussion of the available water-supply for irrigation in various secti...

1040 руб.
Книга "Reservoirs for irrigation, water-power, and domestic water-supply. : With an account of various types of dams and the methods and plans of their construction. Together with a discussion of the available water-supply for irrigation in various sections of a".Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания (издательство "New York : J. Wiley & sons; [etc., etc.]", 1901 год), созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley Новинка

Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley

8786.99 руб.
Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the giants of ecology throughout the world. Ecology underpins the principles and practices of modern conservation and the maintenance of biodiversity. It explains the causes of, and offers solutions to, problems of climate change. Yet ecology is a young science, barely 100 years old. Its origins lie in phytogeography, the naming and mapping of plants. Shaping Ecology is a book about a multi-faceted man whose friends included Bertrand Russell, Marie Stopes, Julian Huxley, GM Trevelyan, and Solly Zuckerman. Historical context is provided by Tansley's family for his parents moved in the Fabian-socialist world of John Ruskin and Octavia Hill, both instrumental in the foundation of the National Trust. While Britain was relatively slow to protect its green spaces and wildlife, it did establish in 1913 the first professional Ecological Society in the world. Tansley was its President. Organising the British Vegetation Committee and initiating a series of International Phytogeographic Excursions, he changed phytogeography into ecology.
Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework Новинка

Richter Matthias Applied Urban Ecology. A Global Framework

13063.66 руб.
Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework explores ways in which the environmental quality of urban areas can be improved starting with existing environmental conditions and their dynamics. Written by an internationally renowned selection of scientists and practitioners, the book covers a broad range of established and novel approaches to applied urban ecology. Approaches chosen for the book are placed in the context of issues such as climate change, green- and open-space development, flood-risk assessment, threats to urban biodiversity, and increasing environmental pollution (especially in the “megacities” of newly industrialized countries). All topics covered were chosen because they are socially and socio-politically relevant today. Further topics covered include sustainable energy and budget management, urban water resource management, urban land management, and urban landscape planning and design. Throughout the book, concepts and methods are illustrated using case studies from around the world. A closing synopsis draws conclusions on how the findings of urban ecological research can be used in strategic urban management in the future. Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework is an advanced textbook for students, researchers and experienced practitioners in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning, and practice.
Axel Rossberg G. Food Webs and Biodiversity. Foundations, Models, Data Axel Rossberg G. Food Webs and Biodiversity. Foundations, Models, Data Новинка

Axel Rossberg G. Food Webs and Biodiversity. Foundations, Models, Data

8216.7 руб.
Food webs have now been addressed in empirical and theoretical research for more than 50 years. Yet, even elementary foundational issues are still hotly debated. One difficulty is that a multitude of processes need to be taken into account to understand the patterns found empirically in the structure of food webs and communities. Food Webs and Biodiversity develops a fresh, comprehensive perspective on food webs. Mechanistic explanations for several known macroecological patterns are derived from a few fundamental concepts, which are quantitatively linked to field-observables. An argument is developed that food webs will often be the key to understanding patterns of biodiversity at community level. Key Features: Predicts generic characteristics of ecological communities in invasion-extirpation equilibrium. Generalizes the theory of competition to food webs with arbitrary topologies. Presents a new, testable quantitative theory for the mechanisms determining species richness in food webs, and other new results. Written by an internationally respected expert in the field. With global warming and other pressures on ecosystems rising, understanding and protecting biodiversity is a cause of international concern. This highly topical book will be of interest to a wide ranging audience, including not only graduate students and practitioners in community and conservation ecology but also the complex-systems research community as well as mathematicians and physicists interested in the theory of networks. «This is a comprehensive work outlining a large array of very novel and potentially game-changing ideas in food web ecology.» —Ken Haste Andersen, Technical University of Denmark «I believe that this will be a landmark book in community ecology … it presents a well-established and consistent mathematical theory of food-webs. It is testable in many ways and the author finds remarkable agreements between predictions and reality.» —Géza Meszéna, Eötvös University, Budapest
Beekeeping and conserving biodiversity of honeybees Beekeeping and conserving biodiversity of honeybees Новинка

Beekeeping and conserving biodiversity of honeybees

2239 руб.
Книга "Beekeeping and conserving biodiversity of honeybees".
Anthony Charles Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation. Interaction and Co-evolution Anthony Charles Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation. Interaction and Co-evolution Новинка

Anthony Charles Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation. Interaction and Co-evolution

18203.12 руб.
Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation explores governance of the world’s oceans with a focus on the impacts of two inter-connected but historically separate streams of governance: one for fisheries, the other for biodiversity conservation. Chapters, most co-authored by leading experts from both streams, investigate the interaction of these governance streams from ecological, economic, social and legal perspectives, with emphasis on policies, institutions processes, and outcomes on scales from the global to the local community, and with coverage of a range of themes and regions of the world. The book opens with chapters setting the historical context for the two marine governance streams, and framing the book’s exploration of whether, as the streams increasingly interact, there will be merger or collision, convergence or co-evolution. The concluding chapter synthesizes the insights from throughout the book, relative to the questions posed in the opening chapters. It also draws conclusions about future needs and directions in the governance of marine fisheries and biodiversity, vital to the future of the world’s oceans. With cutting edge chapters written by many leading international experts in fisheries management and biodiversity conservation, and edited by three leading figures in this crucially important subject, Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation is an essential purchase for fisheries scientists, economists, resource managers and policymakers, and all those working in fields of biodiversity conservation, marine ecology, and coastal livelihoods. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where environmental and/or marine studies, conservation, ocean policy and law, biological and life sciences, and fisheries management are studied and taught, should have copies of this most important book.
Peter Adler H. Insect Biodiversity. Science and Society, Volume 1 Peter Adler H. Insect Biodiversity. Science and Society, Volume 1 Новинка

Peter Adler H. Insect Biodiversity. Science and Society, Volume 1

9218.91 руб.
Volume One of the thoroughly revised and updated guide to the study of biodiversity in insects The second edition of Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society brings together in one comprehensive text contributions from leading scientific experts to assess the influence insects have on humankind and the earth’s fragile ecosystems. Revised and updated, this new edition includes information on the number of substantial changes to entomology and the study of biodiversity. It includes current research on insect groups, classification, regional diversity, and a wide range of concepts and developing methodologies. The authors examine why insect biodiversity matters and how the rapid evolution of insects is affecting us all. This book explores the wide variety of insect species and their evolutionary relationships. Case studies offer assessments on how insect biodiversity can help meet the needs of a rapidly expanding human population, and also examine the consequences that an increased loss of insect species will have on the world. This important text: Explores the rapidly increasing influence on systematics of genomics and next-generation sequencing Includes developments in the use of DNA barcoding in insect systematics and in the broader study of insect biodiversity, including the detection of cryptic species Discusses the advances in information science that influence the increased capability to gather, manipulate, and analyze biodiversity information Comprises scholarly contributions from leading scientists in the field Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society highlights the rapid growth of insect biodiversity research and includes an expanded treatment of the topic that addresses the major insect groups, the zoogeographic regions of biodiversity, and the scope of systematics approaches for handling biodiversity data.
Stephen Wratten D. Biodiversity and Insect Pests. Key Issues for Sustainable Management Stephen Wratten D. Biodiversity and Insect Pests. Key Issues for Sustainable Management Новинка

Stephen Wratten D. Biodiversity and Insect Pests. Key Issues for Sustainable Management

10982.08 руб.
Biodiversity offers great potential for managing insect pests. It provides resistance genes and anti-insect compounds; a huge range of predatory and parasitic natural enemies of pests; and community ecology-level effects operating at the local and landscape scales to check pest build-up. This book brings together world leaders in theoretical, methodological and applied aspects to provide a comprehensive treatment of this fast-moving field. Chapter authors from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas ensure a truly international scope. Topics range from scientific principles, innovative research methods, ecological economics and effective communication to farmers, as well as case studies of successful use of biodiversity-based pest management some of which extend over millions of hectares or are enshrined as government policy. Written to be accessible to advanced undergraduates whilst also stimulating the seasoned researcher, this work will help unlock the power of biodiversity to deliver sustainable insect pest management. Visit www.wiley.com/go/gurr/biodiversity to access the artwork from the book.
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Peter Coppolillo Conservation. Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Peter Coppolillo Conservation. Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture Новинка

Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Peter Coppolillo Conservation. Linking Ecology, Economics, and Culture

8789 руб.
Nearly 90 percent of the earth's land surface is directly affected by human infrastructure and activities, yet less than 5 percent is legally "protected" for biodiversity conservation--and even most large protected areas have people living inside their boundaries. In all but a small fraction of the earth's land area, then, conservation and people must coexist. Conservation is a resource for all those who aim to reconcile biodiversity with human livelihoods. It traces the historical roots of modern conservation thought and practice, and explores current perspectives from evolutionary and community ecology, conservation biology, anthropology, political ecology, economics, and policy. The authors examine a suite of conservation strategies and perspectives from around the world, highlighting the most innovative and promising avenues for future efforts. Exploring, highlighting, and bridging gaps between the social and natural sciences as applied in the practice of conservation, this book provides a broad, practically oriented view. It is essential reading for anyone involved in the conservation process--from academic conservation biology to the management of protected areas, rural livelihood development to poverty alleviation, and from community-based natural resource management to national and global policymaking.
Robert Poulin Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites. Second Edition Robert Poulin Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites. Second Edition Новинка

Robert Poulin Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites. Second Edition

7689 руб.
Parasites have evolved independently in numerous animal lineages, and they now make up a considerable proportion of the biodiversity of life. Not only do they impact humans and other animals in fundamental ways, but in recent years they have become a powerful model system for the study of ecology and evolution, with practical applications in disease prevention. Here, in a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his influential earlier work, Robert Poulin provides an evolutionary ecologist's view of the biology of parasites. He sets forth a comprehensive synthesis of parasite evolutionary ecology, integrating information across scales from the features of individual parasites to the dynamics of parasite populations and the structuring of parasite communities. Evolutionary Ecology of Parasites presents an evolutionary framework for the study of parasite biology, combining theory with empirical examples for a broader understanding of why parasites are as they are and do what they do. An up-to-date synthesis of the field, the book is an ideal teaching tool for advanced courses on the subject. Pointing toward promising directions and setting a research agenda, it will also be an invaluable reference for researchers who seek to extend our knowledge of parasite ecology and evolution.
Ian D. Rotherham Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity . Culture Ian D. Rotherham Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity . Culture Новинка

Ian D. Rotherham Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity . Culture

2514 руб.
This volume is a retrospective publication of contributions originally to two national conferences / seminars held in Sheffield, on the theme of 'Urban Environments - History, Biodiversity and Culture'. To the updated papers from those events we have added invited current contributions on the themes of urban nature and urban ecology. Ideas and issues in urban ecology become more significant as globalisation, urbanisation and cultural severance shape our world and our future ecologies. This is paralleled by increasing interest in the underpinning science and research paradigms in relation to urban environmental spaces.In the early 2000s, ecologists new to the urban context suddenly became excited about the juxta-position of pollution and biodiversity in degraded and contaminated sites, something well-known to urban ecologists and naturalists since the 1980s or earlier. Similarly, the contributions of urban gardens to nature conservation were greeted with surprise and excitement.
Philippe Lemanceau Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 6. Ecology Philippe Lemanceau Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 6. Ecology Новинка

Philippe Lemanceau Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 6. Ecology

11404.47 руб.
Soils are environments where a myriad of different organisms evolve, determining a series of functions which translate into ecosystem services that are essential for humanity. Improving our understanding of these organisms, their biodiversity and their interactions with each other, as well as with the environment, represents a major challenge. Soil ecology has its roots in natural history. The ecological approach focused on soils is notable for integrating, at least partially, the contributions of soil sciences (physics, chemistry, biochemistry). By renewing methods of observation and analysis (especially molecular ones) and through the development of experimental approaches and modeling, an ecology connected with other soil-based disciplines emerges and begins to influence aboveground ecology. Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 6 presents an updated vision of knowledge and research in soil ecology as a complex system from the best French specialists.
David Shapiro-Ilan I. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases David Shapiro-Ilan I. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases Новинка

David Shapiro-Ilan I. Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases

9218.91 руб.
A rapidly growing interdisciplinary field, disease ecology merges key ideas from ecology, medicine, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology to study how hosts and pathogens interact in populations, communities, and entire ecosystems. Bringing together contributions from leading international experts on the ecology of diseases among invertebrate species, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the current state of the field. Beginning with an introductory overview of general principles and methodologies, the book continues with in-depth discussions of a range of critical issues concerning invertebrate disease epidemiology, molecular biology, vectors, and pathogens. Topics covered in detail include: Methods for studying the ecology of invertebrate diseases and pathogens Invertebrate pathogen ecology and the ecology of pathogen groups Applied ecology of invertebrate pathogens Leveraging the ecology of invertebrate pathogens in microbial control Prevention and management of infectious diseases of aquatic invertebrates Ecology of Invertebrate Diseases is a necessary and long overdue addition to the world literature on this vitally important subject. This volume belongs on the reference shelves of all those involved in the environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, marine biology, immunology, epidemiology, fisheries and wildlife science, and related disciplines.
Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia Новинка

Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia

11321.31 руб.
Part of the Zoological Society of London's Conservation Science and Practice Series, Applied Population and Community Ecology evaluates theory in population and community ecology using a case study of feral pigs, birds and plants in the high country of south-eastern Australia. In sequence, the book reviews the relevant theory and uses long-term research over a quarter of a century on the population ecology of feral pigs and then community ecology of birds and plants, to evaluate the theory. The book brings together into one volume, research results of many observational, experimental and modelling studies and directly compares them with those from related studies around the world. The implications of the results for future wildlife management are also discussed. Intended readers are ecologists, graduate students in ecology and wildlife management and conservation and pest managers.
John G. S. Scott Irrigation and Water-Supply: A Practical Treatist On Water-Meadows, Sewage Irrigation and Warping : The Construction of Wells, Ponds, and Reservoirs; . for Agricultural and Domestic Purposes John G. S. Scott Irrigation and Water-Supply: A Practical Treatist On Water-Meadows, Sewage Irrigation and Warping : The Construction of Wells, Ponds, and Reservoirs; . for Agricultural and Domestic Purposes Новинка

John G. S. Scott Irrigation and Water-Supply: A Practical Treatist On Water-Meadows, Sewage Irrigation and Warping : The Construction of Wells, Ponds, and Reservoirs; . for Agricultural and Domestic Purposes

809 руб.
Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
F. H. Storer Agricultural Irrigation - With Information on Water Quantities, Sewage, Reservoirs and Various Methods of Irrigation F. H. Storer Agricultural Irrigation - With Information on Water Quantities, Sewage, Reservoirs and Various Methods of Irrigation Новинка

F. H. Storer Agricultural Irrigation - With Information on Water Quantities, Sewage, Reservoirs and Various Methods of Irrigation

989 руб.
This volume offers a detailed treatise on agricultural irrigation, including information on water quantities, sewage, reservoirs, and various methods of irrigation. A thorough text complete with useful tables and a wealth of helpful and practicable information, this antique volume will be a useful tool for modern farmers and others with an interest in irrigation. The chapters of this book include: 'Irrigation', 'Water may act as Manure', 'Amount of Water needed by Plants', 'Wilting', 'When do Plants Wilt?', 'Quantity of Rain that Falls', 'Amount of Water used in Irrigating', 'Ruin caused by the Destruction of Irrigation Works', 'Some Evils of Irrigation', 'Reservoir for Irrigation Water', etcetera. Many antique books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing 'Agricultural Irrigation' in an affordable modern edition for the edification of those interested.
Tatenda Dalu,Bruce Clegg and Tamuka Nhiwatiwa Biodiversity of a tropical reservoir, south-eastern lowveld, Zimbabwe Tatenda Dalu,Bruce Clegg and Tamuka Nhiwatiwa Biodiversity of a tropical reservoir, south-eastern lowveld, Zimbabwe Новинка

Tatenda Dalu,Bruce Clegg and Tamuka Nhiwatiwa Biodiversity of a tropical reservoir, south-eastern lowveld, Zimbabwe

5787 руб.
The study provides the first record of a limnological investigation of the Malilangwe reservoir, situated in the south-eastern lowveld of Zimbabwe. Most reservoirs of comparable size spill annually but the Malilangwe reservoir has not spilled in nearly 11 years making it a unique system. Water quality varied both spatially and temporarily in accordance with water level fluctuations. A total of 98 phytoplankton species and 68 zooplankton species were recorded. Variation in macrophyte species composition, distribution and abundance identified 13 species representing 8 families. Change of seasons and water level fluctuations caused successional changes in macrophyte community structure from the dominant emergent macrophytes. A macroinvertebrate community assessment identified forty-two families. A fish diversity fauna survey done in Malilangwe reservoir, Chiredzi and Runde Rivers, Hippo Valley swamp and irrigation channels found a total of 36 fish species belonging to 11 families with 8 species from 5 families being recorded from the reservoir. Tilapia rendalli was of conservation significance in the reservoir as its habitat was being severely affected by water level fluctuations.
Eddy van der Maarel Vegetation Ecology Eddy van der Maarel Vegetation Ecology Новинка

Eddy van der Maarel Vegetation Ecology

13067.62 руб.
Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/vandermaarelfranklin/vegetationecology. 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, the second edition of this book: covers the composition, structure, ecology, dynamics, diversity, biotic interactions and distribution of plant communities, with an emphasis on functional adaptations; reviews modern developments in vegetation ecology in a historical perspective; presents a coherent view on vegetation ecology while integrating population ecology, dispersal biology, soil biology, ecosystem ecology and global change studies; tackles applied aspects of vegetation ecology, including management of communities and invasive species; includes new chapters addressing the classification and mapping of vegetation, and the significance of plant functional types Vegetation Ecology, 2nd Edition is aimed at advanced undergraduates, graduates and researchers and teachers in plant ecology, geography, forestry and nature conservation. Vegetation Ecology takes an integrated, multidisciplinary approach and will be welcomed as an essential reference for plant ecologists the world over.
Bodhisatwa Hazra, Shrimanta Ray Reservoir Engineering and Seismic Data Acquisition Bodhisatwa Hazra, Shrimanta Ray Reservoir Engineering and Seismic Data Acquisition Новинка

Bodhisatwa Hazra, Shrimanta Ray Reservoir Engineering and Seismic Data Acquisition

8514 руб.
Oil and natural gas were formed from the remains of prehistoric plant and animals. The oil and gas that formed in the source rock deep within the earth moved upward through tiny, connected pore spaces in the rocks. Reservoirs are not underground "lakes" of oil; reservoirs are made up of porous and permeable rocks that can hold significant amounts of oil and gas within their pore spaces. Most reservoirs contain oil, gas, and water. Technological innovation makes it easier to find new deposits of oil and gas and to get more oil or gas from each reservoir that is discovered. The reservoir performance is predicted by mathematical modeling of the reservoir or reservoir simulation. The initial oil, gas, water saturation and pressure are specified. Oil Shales are usually fine-grained sedimentary rocks containing relatively large amounts of organic matter from which significant quantities of shale oil and combustible gas can be extracted. Included in most definitions of oil shale, is the potential for the profitable extraction of shale oil and combustible gas or for burning as a fuel. Total world resources of oil shale are estimated to be 2.6 trillion barrels.
Lizard Ecology. Historical and Experimental Perspectives Lizard Ecology. Historical and Experimental Perspectives Новинка

Lizard Ecology. Historical and Experimental Perspectives

7639 руб.
In a collection rich in implications for all fields of ecology, leading lizard ecologists demonstrate the utility of the phylogenetic approach in understanding the evolution of morphology, physiology, behavior, and life histories. Lizards, which are valued for their amenability to field experiments, have been the subject of reciprocal transplant experiments and of manipulations of resource availability, habitat structure, population density, and entire sections of food webs. Such experiments are rapidly rebuilding ecological theories as they apply to all organisms. As a demonstration of state-of-the-art historical and experimental research and as a call for philosophical engagement, this volume will join its predecessors--Lizard Ecology: A Symposium (Missouri, 1967) and Lizard Ecology: Studies of a Model Organism (Harvard, 1983)--in directing ecological research for years to come.Lizard Ecology contains essays on reproductive ecology (Arthur E. Dunham, Lin Schwarzkopf, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Karen Overall, and Barry Sinervo), behavioral ecology (A. Stanley Rand, William E. Cooper, Jr., Emülia P. Martins, Craig Guyer, and C. Michael Bull), evolutionary ecology (Raymond B. Huey, Jean Clobert et al., Donald B. Miles, and Theodore Garland, Jr.), and population and community ecology (Ted Case, Robin M. Andrews and S. Joseph Wright, Craig D. James, and Jonathan B. Losos).Originally published in 1994.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again ma...
Dilys Roe Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation. Exploring the Evidence for a Link Dilys Roe Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation. Exploring the Evidence for a Link Новинка

Dilys Roe Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation. Exploring the Evidence for a Link

10982.08 руб.
Biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation are both important societal goals demanding increasing international attention. While they may seem to be unrelated, the international policy frameworks that guide action to address them make an explicit assumption that conserving biodiversity will help to tackle global poverty. Part of the Conservation Science and Practice Series published with the Zoological Society of London, this book explores the validity of that assumption. The book addresses a number of critical questions: Which aspects of biodiversity are of value to the poor? Does the relationship between biodiversity and poverty differ according to particular ecological conditions? How do different conservation interventions vary in their poverty impacts? How do distributional and institutional issues affect the poverty impacts of interventions? How do broader issues such as climate change and the global economic system affect the biodiversity – poverty relationship at different scales? This volume will be of interest to policy-makers, practitioners and researchers concerned with understanding the potential – and limitations – of integrated approaches to biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation.
The Living Waters of Texas The Living Waters of Texas Новинка

The Living Waters of Texas

3731 руб.
In ten impassioned essays, veteran Texas environmental advocates and conservation professionals step outside their roles as lawyers, lobbyists, administrators, consultants, and researchers to write about water. Their personal stories of what the springs, rivers, bottomlands, bayous, marshes, estuaries, bays, lakes, and reservoirs mean to them and to our state come alive in the landscape photography of Charles Kruvand.
Simon Pittman J. Seascape Ecology Simon Pittman J. Seascape Ecology Новинка

Simon Pittman J. Seascape Ecology

9218.91 руб.
Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques informing seascape ecology and reports on the latest developments in the application of the approach to marine ecology and management. A growing number of marine scientists, geographers, and marine managers are asking questions about the marine environment that are best addressed with a landscape ecology perspective. Seascape Ecology represents the first serious effort to fill the gap in the literature on the subject. Key topics and features of interest include: The origins and history of seascape ecology and various approaches to spatial patterning in the sea The links between seascape patterns and ecological processes, with special attention paid to the roles played by seagrasses and salt marshes and animal movements through seascapes Human influences on seascape ecology—includes models for assessing human-seascape interactions A special epilogue in which three eminent scientists who have been instrumental in shaping the course of landscape ecology offer their insights and perspectives Seascape Ecology is a must-read for researchers and professionals in an array of disciplines, including marine biology, environmental science, geosciences, marine and coastal management, and environmental protection. It is also an excellent supplementary text for university courses in those fields.
Philip Sonterre Riparian Zone Biomes Philip Sonterre Riparian Zone Biomes Новинка

Philip Sonterre Riparian Zone Biomes

4702 руб.
A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream. Riparian is also the proper nomenclature for one of the fifteen terrestrial biomes of the earth. Plant habitats and communities along the river margins and banks are called riparian vegetation, characterized by hydrophilic plants. Riparian zones are important in ecology, environmental management, and civil engineering because of their role in soil conservation, their habitat biodiversity, and the influence they have on fauna and aquatic ecosystems, including grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, or even non-vegetative areas.
Sangeeta Pal Ecology Sangeeta Pal Ecology Новинка

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6104 руб.
Ecology is now worldwide favorite subject for students as well as for teachers also. Now a days we are facing a serious problem of degrading our ecosystem,biodiversity loss due to pollution and completion of the natural sources or disturbance of the natural cycles for the replenishment of the natural resources in the ecosystem that's why we need to know about the ecosystem, its working , its replenishment, and its maintenance we can do it by using it in proper way and to tell our students to use it in adequate and limited way.By knowing all these things we can easily maintain our ecosystem and can save our earth.I am thankful to LAP for its immense and big support.Thanks for encouraging.
Reza Rezaee Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs Reza Rezaee Fundamentals of Gas Shale Reservoirs Новинка

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11520 руб.
Provides comprehensive information about the key exploration, development and optimization concepts required for gas shale reservoirs Includes statistics about gas shale resources and countries that have shale gas potential Addresses the challenges that oil and gas industries may confront for gas shale reservoir exploration and development Introduces petrophysical analysis, rock physics, geomechanics and passive seismic methods for gas shale plays Details shale gas environmental issues and challenges, economic consideration for gas shale reservoirs Includes case studies of major producing gas shale formations
Larry Rockwood L. Introduction to Population Ecology Larry Rockwood L. Introduction to Population Ecology Новинка

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11520 руб.
Introduction to Population Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of population ecology. It uses a wide variety of field and laboratory examples, botanical to zoological, from the tropics to the tundra, to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology. Controversies in population ecology are brought fully up to date in this edition, with many brand new and revised examples and data. Each chapter provides an overview of how population theory has developed, followed by descriptions of laboratory and field studies that have been inspired by the theory. Topics explored include single-species population growth and self-limitation, life histories, metapopulations and a wide range of interspecific interactions including competition, mutualism, parasite-host, predator-prey and plant-herbivore. An additional final chapter, new for the second edition, considers multi-trophic and other complex interactions among species. Throughout the book, the mathematics involved is explained with a step-by-step approach, and graphs and other visual aids are used to present a clear illustration of how the models work. Such features make this an accessible introduction to population ecology; essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology, applied ecology, conservation ecology, and conservation biology, including those with little mathematical experience.
Felix Weber Conformity of Biodiversity and Carbon Storage objectives in Ecological Restoration Projects Felix Weber Conformity of Biodiversity and Carbon Storage objectives in Ecological Restoration Projects Новинка

Felix Weber Conformity of Biodiversity and Carbon Storage objectives in Ecological Restoration Projects

3452 руб.
Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Biology - Ecology, grade: 1,0, University of London (SOAS), language: English, abstract: Ecological restoration may pursue multiple objectives related to functions and services provided by ecosystems. To understand the different characteristics of restoration programmes prioritising carbon storage and biodiversity conservation this study analysed the case of the TMRP and interviewed 13 stakeholders including project management, partners and landholders. The results revealed that a number of requirements for the two different restoration types are complementary but some specific characteristics particularly related to the selection, composition and diversity of restoration plantings exist. The effectiveness of restoration depends highly on the commitment of the stakeholders and the study showed that there are different interests between larger landholders, who care more for the general environment, and smaller landholders, who are more concerned about the land´s productivity. Market-based instruments including carbon and biodiversity trading markets could be used to provide further incentives for all restoration stakeholders and enhance the effectiveness of restoration programmes.
David A. Wardle Communities and Ecosystems. Linking the Aboveground and Belowground Components (MPB-34) David A. Wardle Communities and Ecosystems. Linking the Aboveground and Belowground Components (MPB-34) Новинка

David A. Wardle Communities and Ecosystems. Linking the Aboveground and Belowground Components (MPB-34)

9289 руб.
Most of the earth's terrestrial species live in the soil. These organisms, which include many thousands of species of fungi and nematodes, shape aboveground plant and animal life as well as our climate and atmosphere. Indeed, all terrestrial ecosystems consist of interdependent aboveground and belowground compartments. Despite this, aboveground and belowground ecology have been conducted largely in isolation. This book represents the first major synthesis to focus explicitly on the connections between aboveground and belowground subsystems--and their importance for community structure and ecosystem functioning. David Wardle integrates a vast body of literature from numerous fields--including population ecology, ecosystem ecology, ecophysiology, ecological theory, soil science, and global-change biology--to explain the key conceptual issues relating to how aboveground and belowground communities affect one another and the processes that each component carries out. He then applies these concepts to a host of critical questions, including the regulation and function of biodiversity as well as the consequences of human-induced global change in the form of biological invasions, extinctions, atmospheric carbon-dioxide enrichment, nitrogen deposition, land-use change, and global warming. Through ambitious theoretical synthesis and a tremendous range of examples, Wardle shows that the key biotic drivers of community and ecosystem properties involve linkages between aboveground an...
Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties Новинка

Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties

11907.76 руб.
The presence of water on Earth is discussed in this book using various theories about its origin as a basis. These theories include a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecules, combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface, have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring species’ evolution for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth. Chapter 1 of this book deals with the extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule while Chapter 2 provides insight on theories regarding the origin of water on Earth. In the third chapter, the author focuses on the chemical composition of the main water reservoirs of our planet. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss water’s relationship with plate tectonics and life, respectively. The sixth and final chapter uses stable isotope tracking to look into the water cycle and past climates. Contents 1. Water: A Molecule Endowed with Extraordinary Physicochemical Properties. 2. Theories about the Origin of Water on Earth. 3. The Main Water Reservoirs on Earth and their Chemical Composition. 4. Water and Plate Tectonics. 5. Water and Life. 6. Stable Isotope Tracking: Water Cycles and Climates of the Past. The presence of water on Earth is discussed on the basis of the various theories about its origin such as a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with its surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring the evolution of species for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth.
James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section... James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section... Новинка

James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section...

2239 руб.
Книга "Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Sections of Ari".This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Alexandra Kinywamaghana Reflecting on the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity in local economic development Alexandra Kinywamaghana Reflecting on the effectiveness of the Convention on Biological Diversity in local economic development Новинка

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4727 руб.
Internship Report from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, , course: Master in Cooperation and Development, language: English, abstract: "Anything is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic. Community. It is wrong when it tends to do otherwise."(Aldo Leopold, 1949)Human activity on the environment has increasingly triggered extinction and caused noticeable changes in biodiversity distribution. These changes such as the encroachment on natural habitats through agriculture and construction of infrastructure have altered natural processes and changed the resilience of ecosystems.I spent three months in Ohrid Republic of Macedonia in 2013 conducting research with the aim assessing the impact of the Sahara Tourist Resort on biodiversity in Lake Ohrid. At the time there was very little information available on the particular subject; I "reshaped" my research to take into account local participation and the likely impact local economic activities - particularly the tourist infrastructure projects - on biodiversity in the Ohrid region (the territory around the Ohrid lake, a water basin shared by the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Albania)using the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), and its implementation, as the basis for analysis.During my research, I observed that agriculture, fishing, and tourism, were lucrative human activities that exerted the highest negative pressure on Ohrid'...
James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section... James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section... Новинка

James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Section...

2264 руб.
Книга "Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply. With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their Construction. Together With a Discussion of the Available Water-Supply for Irrigation in Various Sections of Ari".This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos Political Ecology. The Climate Crisis and a New Social Agenda Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos Political Ecology. The Climate Crisis and a New Social Agenda Новинка

Dimitrios I. Roussopoulos Political Ecology. The Climate Crisis and a New Social Agenda

1727 руб.
Political Ecology explains the history of environmental politics and its prospects for the future. This highly readable classic is now available in a revised and expanded edition. Political Ecology opens by presenting the history of the state management of the environment, then moves to an overview of the great variety of popular responses to the ecological crisis, before finally discussing the main political tendencies offered by the ecology movement. Ecological activists, Roussopoulos argues, aim for more than protecting the environment; they call for new communities, new lifestyles, and a new way of doing politics.The concluding sections explore how we can channel the aspirations of environmentalism into such political alternatives, and they provide a set of striking examples of successes inspired by social ecology. This edition is updated with a new postscript reflecting on Paris COP21.
Bleuenn Guilloux Marine Genetic Resources 1 Bleuenn Guilloux Marine Genetic Resources 1 Новинка

Bleuenn Guilloux Marine Genetic Resources 1

9569.72 руб.
Advances in research and development reveal the immense diversity and potential of marine genetic resources. Under international law, no specific regime applies to these complex and paradoxical objects of use. The Law of the Sea Convention sets a framework that is partly inadequate for this new category of resources. The Biodiversity Convention and the Nagoya Protocol only address the genetic resources of national areas. Patents allow their holder to exercise a monopoly on exploiting biotechnological creations to extensive claims, questioning the common nature of biodiversity and related knowledge. They hinder research and the objectives of biodiversity law. The legal and practical rules of physical and functional access vary in geometry. They focus on the valorization of research results, crystallizing conflicts of interest between suppliers and users. Sustainable research and development is essential to the knowledge and protection of marine biodiversity. The qualification of marine genetic resources in common, standard contractual tools, distributed research and development infrastructures, negotiation of an agreement on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, would To remove these inconsistencies.
James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply: With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their . for Irrigation in Various Sections of Ari James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply: With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their . for Irrigation in Various Sections of Ari Новинка

James Dix Schuyler Reservoirs for Irrigation, Water-Power, and Domestic Water-Supply: With an Account of Various Types of Dams and the Methods and Plans of Their . for Irrigation in Various Sections of Ari

987 руб.
Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
Gaston Kevin J. Biodiversity. An Introduction Gaston Kevin J. Biodiversity. An Introduction Новинка

Gaston Kevin J. Biodiversity. An Introduction

7365.39 руб.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ARTWORK This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity – what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature Provides real-world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial patterns in biodiversity Designed primarily with undergraduate students and course lecturers in mind, it will also be of interest to anyone who requires an overview of, and entry to, the vast literature on these topics. All the figures included in the book are downloadable from the Blackwell Publishing website
Nathalie Pettorelli Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation. Bridging the Gap Between Global Commitment and Local Action Nathalie Pettorelli Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation. Bridging the Gap Between Global Commitment and Local Action Новинка

Nathalie Pettorelli Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation. Bridging the Gap Between Global Commitment and Local Action

12672.36 руб.
As the impacts of anthropogenic activities increase in both magnitude and extent, biodiversity is coming under increasing pressure. Scientists and policy makers are frequently hampered by a lack of information on biological systems, particularly information relating to long-term trends. Such information is crucial to developing an understanding as to how biodiversity may respond to global environmental change. Knowledge gaps make it very difficult to develop effective policies and legislation to reduce and reverse biodiversity loss. This book explores the gap between global commitments to biodiversity conservation, and local action to track biodiversity change and implement conservation action. High profile international political commitments to improve biodiversity conservation, such as the targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity, require innovative and rapid responses from both science and policy. This multi-disciplinary perspective highlights barriers to conservation and offers novel solutions to evaluating trends in biodiversity at multiple scales.
Nikhat Bano Sources of Irrigation and Agricultural Development in India Nikhat Bano Sources of Irrigation and Agricultural Development in India Новинка

Nikhat Bano Sources of Irrigation and Agricultural Development in India

4749 руб.
Agricultural production and efficiency largely depend upon the inputs applied and the methods adopted. Water is another basic factor in agriculture next only to land. Only rainfall is the natural source of water in agriculture. But rainfall is the most unreliable and is marked by wide variations in different parts and also variation from year to year in its quantity, incidence, and duration. Therefore, only artificial supply of water through irrigation is the way to overcome the problem of deficiency of water. Irrigation water comes from two sources: surface water and ground water. Surface water is provided by the flowing water of rivers or the still water of tanks, ponds, lakes, and artificial reservoirs. The surface water is carried to the filed by canals, distributaries, and channels. Ground water is tapped by sinking wells where drought animals, diesel or electric power is utilized to take out water. In India canals, tanks, wells including tube wells are the principal sources of irrigation.
Peter Morin J. Community Ecology Peter Morin J. Community Ecology Новинка

Peter Morin J. Community Ecology

7915.81 руб.
Community ecology: the study of the patterns and processes involving two or more species – has developed rapidly in the last two decades, driven by new and more sophisticated research techniques, advances in mathematical theory and modeling, and the increasing pressure on the environment wrought by humans. Once a purely descriptive science, it is now one of the most forward-looking areas of scientific inquiry. Morin skillfully guides the reader through the main tenets and central concepts of community ecology – competition, predation, food webs, indirect effects, habitat selection, diversity, and succession. In an attempt to introduce the reader to the most balanced coverage possible, Morin includes examples drawn from both the aquatic and terrestrial realm and from both plant and animal species. Balancing theory with experimentation and drawing on exciting new studies to complement the historical foundations of the discipline, he also stresses that both the empirical and theoretical approaches are necessary to drive ecology foward into the new millenium. The final chapter on applied community ecology ably demonstrates how community ecological processes have a wide environmental relevance. Although in its infancy, the application of community ecology to emerging problems in human-dominated ecosystems could mitigate problems as diverse as management strategies for important diseases transmitted by animals and the restoration and reconstruction of viable communities. Required reading for all students and practitioners interested in community phenomena, Community Ecology marks an important contribution to the development of this protean discipline. The first serious textbook for a decade on one of the keystone subdisciplines of ecology. Broad taxonomic and habitat coverage. Section on implications of community ecology for environmental issues.
L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management Новинка

L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management

12672.36 руб.
Population ecology has matured to a sophisticated science with astonishing potential for contributing solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges. And yet, much of the applied power of wildlife population ecology remains untapped because its broad sweep across disparate subfields has been isolated in specialized texts. In this book, L. Scott Mills covers the full spectrum of applied wildlife population ecology, including genomic tools for non-invasive genetic sampling, predation, population projections, climate change and invasive species, harvest modeling, viability analysis, focal species concepts, and analyses of connectivity in fragmented landscapes. With a readable style, analytical rigor, and hundreds of examples drawn from around the world, Conservation of Wildlife Populations (2nd ed) provides the conceptual basis for applying population ecology to wildlife conservation decision-making. Although targeting primarily undergraduates and beginning graduate students with some basic training in basic ecology and statistics (in majors that could include wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental studies, and biology), the book will also be useful for practitioners in the field who want to find – in one place and with plenty of applied examples – the latest advances in the genetic and demographic aspects of population ecology. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/mills/wildlifepopulations.
George Rose A. Atlantic Cod. A Bio-Ecology George Rose A. Atlantic Cod. A Bio-Ecology Новинка

George Rose A. Atlantic Cod. A Bio-Ecology

19006.79 руб.
A comprehensive handbook, covering all aspects of the Atlantic cod including the biology, ecology, life histories, behaviour, commercial exploitation and conservation Not only is Atlantic cod one of the most valuable food fish in the world’s oceans, it is an important component of North Atlantic ecosystems and has been subject to much research into its biology, ecology and exploitation. After hundreds of years of exploitation, overfishing in the last half of the 20th Century caused many stocks to collapse, most famously the Northern cod stock off Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Since then, most cod stocks have been better researched and managed, but remain in a variety of states, from fully recovered to continued decline. This book, written by world experts, describes that research and management, and the importance of cod and its fisheries on North Atlantic cultures and economies, with impacts well beyond the range of the species. Atlantic Cod: Bio-Ecology of the Fish offers insightful chapter coverage of cod nomenclature, taxonomy, phylogeny and morphology; physiology and ecophysiology; reproduction and spawning behavior; early life history and pre-recruitment processes; migrations, movements and stock identity; feeding, growth and energetics; the place of cod in the ecosystem; the exploitation of cod through history and present day commercial fisheries and precautionary management for sustainable fisheries; impacts of climate change on cod biology and ecology; and the future of the species and its fisheries. Discusses the major commercial importance of Atlantic cod through history Provides a comprehensive treatment of the bio-ecology of the most researched and highly exploited fully marine species Examines how the decline (and recovery) of cod stocks is of great political and scientific interest An essential purchase for marine fisheries scientists Atlantic Cod: Bio-Ecology of the Fish is a vital book for all fisheries scientists, managers and fish biologists.
Evan Eisenberg The Ecology of Eden. An Inquiry Into the Dream of Paradise and a New Vision of Our Role in Nature Evan Eisenberg The Ecology of Eden. An Inquiry Into the Dream of Paradise and a New Vision of Our Role in Nature Новинка

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Книга "The Ecology of Eden. An Inquiry Into the Dream of Paradise and a New Vision of Our Role in Nature".
Surafel Mamo Woldegbrael Flood Forecasting, Conterol and Modeling for Flood Risk Management Systems Surafel Mamo Woldegbrael Flood Forecasting, Conterol and Modeling for Flood Risk Management Systems Новинка

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5752 руб.
Scientific Study from the year 2011 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Regional Geography, grade: 7.70, , course: Water Science and Engineering-Hydroinformatics, language: English, abstract: A brief overview of flood control in Fogera plain, upper Blue Nile, Ethiopia is presented as the context of understanding the causes of flood problems and their solutions. The runoff from upstream Gumara and Ribb watersheds, runoff from direct rainfall, and overflows from Lake Tana along the shoreline are the main causes of flooding in the area. The most likely reasons are related to the frequent changes of catchment characteristics, agricultural development of the area, population growth and other interrelated factors. Owing to the adverse nature of flooding events, this study was focused on developing a flood control strategy under regulatory operations of the proposed reservoirs, Gumara and Ribb reservoirs, and understanding the flood behavior to reduce flood risks.The methodologies adopted were a hydrological model in HEC-HMS to generate runoff in the watersheds, simulations of the proposed reservoirs by imposing a separately developed reservoir operation rule curves. Reservoir operating rule curves were developed using Discrete Dynamic Programing (DDP). Reservoir operating rule curves play a significant role to control floods downstream. Lastly, hydrodynamic flood modeling with SOBEK 1D/2D was used in order to understand the flow dynamics and flood characteristics (such as fl...
Ardhendu Chakraborty and K. Kumar Biodiversity of Arthropods in Bhendi, A. esculentus L. Ecosystem Ardhendu Chakraborty and K. Kumar Biodiversity of Arthropods in Bhendi, A. esculentus L. Ecosystem Новинка

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4358 руб.
Agriculture is now showing conspicuous signs of faltering because of a breakdown in the services provided by nature. Industrialised agriculture, in striving for greater levels of productivity, uses inputs such as pesticides and fertilisers to replace natural processes and causes pollution, health hazards and resistance development in pest populations. The role of biodiversity in pest management is a burgeoning area of research and forms of ecologically based pest suppression are important examples of the ecosystem services that can be provided by biodiversity. Moreover, pest suppression can be achieved concurrently with providing other benefits such as pollinator enhancement, natural enemies conservation, dual crop production and even carbon sequestration. In this book we have inventorized a total of 127 arthropod fauna, comprised of 112 insect species under 106 genera, 56 families, 10 orders and 14 species of spider and a species of mite.The biodiversity indices in bhendi or okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench) was not reported earlier and henceforth we hope that the book will stand as a base for further research in the biodiversity of arthropods in bhendi ecosystem.
Infectious Disease Ecology. Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems Infectious Disease Ecology. Effects of Ecosystems on Disease and of Disease on Ecosystems Новинка

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News headlines are forever reporting diseases that take huge tolls on humans, wildlife, domestic animals, and both cultivated and native plants worldwide. These diseases can also completely transform the ecosystems that feed us and provide us with other critical benefits, from flood control to water purification. And yet diseases sometimes serve to maintain the structure and function of the ecosystems on which humans depend. Gathering thirteen essays by forty leading experts who convened at the Cary Conference at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 2005, this book develops an integrated framework for understanding where these diseases come from, what ecological factors influence their impacts, and how they in turn influence ecosystem dynamics. It marks the first comprehensive and in-depth exploration of the rich and complex linkages between ecology and disease, and provides conceptual underpinnings to understand and ameliorate epidemics. It also sheds light on the roles that diseases play in ecosystems, bringing vital new insights to landscape management issues in particular. While the ecological context is a key piece of the puzzle, effective control and understanding of diseases requires the interaction of professionals in medicine, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, forestry, agriculture, and ecology. The essential resource on the subject, Infectious Disease Ecology seeks to bridge these fields with an ecological approach that focuses on systems thinking and complex inte...
Md. Mustainur Rahman and Md. Al-Amin Rahman Species Diversity And Regeneration Status Of Reserved Forest Md. Mustainur Rahman and Md. Al-Amin Rahman Species Diversity And Regeneration Status Of Reserved Forest Новинка

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Biological diversity is a key issue to nature conservation. Biodiversity are very essential for food and nutrition, clothing, building and shelter, fuel and energy, medicine and biological control. All over the world forest resources have been destroying and disappearing day by day due to increasing population, industrialization, urbanization and road construction. Especially, the forest destruction rate is very high in least developing countries.The survival percentage of regenerated tree species is gradually decline along with different development stages. Due to rapid population growth, energy deficit, resource shortage, myopic planning, poor management and lack of motivation on the necessity of biodiversity conservation are the main reasons for the loss of wild biodiversity. Biodiversity is heavily disrupted during the past several decades in Bangladesh. Hill forest is the most important sectors of Bangladesh and composed of a number of tropical ever green and semi-evergreen tree species. Due to over exploitation and excessive human interference, the biodiversity is degraded at an alarming rate.This book help to know present species diversity in hilly area.
Speight Martin R. Marine Ecology. Concepts and Applications Speight Martin R. Marine Ecology. Concepts and Applications Новинка

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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.
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Provides the tools needed to control and remediate the quality of natural water systems Now in its Second Edition, this acclaimed text sets forth core concepts and principles that govern the fate and transport of contaminants in water, giving environmental and civil engineers and students a full set of tools to design systems that effectively control and remediate the quality of natural waters. Readers will find coverage of all major classes of water bodies. Moreover, the author discusses the terrestrial fate and transport of contaminants in watersheds, underscoring the link between terrestrial loadings and water pollution. Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems begins with an introduction exploring the sources of water pollution and the control of water pollution. It then presents the fundamentals of fate and transport, including the derivation and application of the advection–diffusion equation. Next, the text covers issues that are unique to: Rivers and streams Groundwater Watersheds Lakes and reservoirs Wetlands Oceans and estuaries The final two chapters are dedicated to analyzing water-quality measurements and modeling water quality. This Second Edition is thoroughly updated based on the latest findings, practices, and standards. In particular, readers will find new methods for calculating total maximum daily loads for river contaminants, with specific examples detailing the fate and transport of bacteria, a pressing problem throughout the world. With end-of-chapter problems and plenty of worked examples, Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems enables readers to not only understand what happens to contaminants in water, but also design systems to protect people from toxic pollutants.
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Molecular Ecology, 2nd Edition provides an accessible introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book takes a logical and progressive approach to uniting examples from a wide range of taxonomic groups. The straightforward writing style offers in depth analysis whilst making often challenging subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to the reader. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology and gives a review of genetics and discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research, and a chapter devoted to the newly emerging field of ecological genomics. The second half of the book covers specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The new edition provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to the field, emphasising new types of analyses and including current examples and techniques whilst also retaining the information-rich, highly readable style which set the first edition apart. Incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives Highly accessible, user-friendly approach and presentation Includes self-assessment activities with hypothetical cases based on actual species and realistic data sets Uses case studies to place the theory in context Provides coverage of population genetics, genomics, phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.
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The presence of water on Earth is discussed in this book using various theories about its origin as a basis. These theories include a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecules, combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface, have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring species’ evolution for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth. Chapter 1 of this book deals with the extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule while Chapter 2 provides insight on theories regarding the origin of water on Earth. In the third chapter, the author focuses on the chemical composition of the main water reservoirs of our planet. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss water’s relationship with plate tectonics and life, respectively. The sixth and final chapter uses stable isotope tracking to look into the water cycle and past climates. Contents 1. Water: A Molecule Endowed with Extraordinary Physicochemical Properties. 2. Theories about the Origin of Water on Earth. 3. The Main Water Reservoirs on Earth and their Chemical Composition. 4. Water and Plate Tectonics. 5. Water and Life. 6. Stable Isotope Tracking: Water Cycles and Climates of the Past. The presence of water on Earth is discussed on the basis of the various theories about its origin such as a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with its surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring the evolution of species for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth.
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