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First Ecology

First Ecology

Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

  • Author: Alan Beeby,Anne-Maria Brennan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199298082
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 403
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How much do we know about the living world? Enough to predict its future? First Ecology: ecological principles and environmental issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment. The third edition of this popular book continues to introduce ecology from a human perspective. This view of humanity as part of the ecology of the planet makes the fundamental relevance of ecology to all life science students apparent throughout. First Ecology develops in sequence the core themes in ecology at each level of organisation - subcellular, population, ecosystem, landscape and planetary. Understanding this hierarchy - and the interplay between these levels - is crucial to the environmental decisions our species faces at the start of the twenty-first century. First Ecology is the ideal primer for you to develop this understanding. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features the following materials: For lecturers (password protected): · A virtual field course comprising a series of basic exercises using real data helps students prepare for, and gain more from, their time in the field · Figures from the book, available to download to facilitate lecture preparation · PowerPoint slides introducing key concepts, supported with integrated figures from the book, help to save time in preparing and planning lectures · Routes help students follow and understand various themes and connections throughout the book and offer schemes for independent study · Answers to exercises provided in the book For students: · Hyperlinks to the primary literature cited in the book to facilitate access to original research papers · Routes map out how key themes are developed throughout the book . Web link library of all the URLs included in the book, together with additional web links on specific topics

Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues

  • Author: Peter J. Jarvis
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780582369719
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 303
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Ecological Principles and Environmental Issues provides an introduction to core ecology through key environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainable agriculture, global warming and pollution. Taking a distinctive approach, Peter Jarvis starts each chapter with a case study and uses this as a springboard to present core theory, while taking care to introduce ecological principles in a logical sequence throughout the book. This book is aimed at first year students taking Ecology or Biogeography as part of Biology, Environmental Science and Geography degrees. It will also be useful for M.Sc. courses in Environmental Science and Environmental Management, for those without a background in Ecology.

Genetically Engineered Organisms

Genetically Engineered Organisms

Assessing Environmental and Human Health Effects

  • Author: Deborah K. Letourneau,Beth Elpern Burrows
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420042030
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 456
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Genetic engineering suggests new avenues for constructing useful products, but it also poses hazards to the health of the environment and the public. Delineating those hazards is complicated, difficult, and important at every level of risk assessment and risk management decision-making. Risk assessment and risk management may be further complicated by the need to discover more detailed information than is usually available. Genetically Engineered Organisms: Assessing Environmental and Human Health Effects gives credence to good science and to the notion that we do not have to argue about the ecological and human health effects of genetic engineering. Instead, it supports the position that we can undertake the painstaking science necessary to identify and understand those effects. Written by researchers who have done cutting edge research in disciplines such as botany, entomology, plant pathology, and other agricultural and environmental sciences, this book elaborates critical research on pollen movement, spread of transgenes in natural communities, fitness effects, resistance development, and unpredicted impacts on target and non-target organisms. These topics are explored in contexts ranging from Bt corn events and viral resistant oats to transgenic salmon and altered malarial vectors. Many chapters address theoretical and informational gaps that research presents to questions of biosafety, and some offer historical insights into factors that may affect risk assessment and risk management decision-making at the community, national, and international levels.

Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global-Ecodynamics

Natural Disasters as Interactive Components of Global-Ecodynamics

  • Author: Kirill Ya Kondratyev,Vladimir F. Krapivin,Costas A. Varostos
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 354037714X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 580
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Large-scale natural catastrophes are environmental phenomena. Numerous studies in recent years have concluded that the frequency of occurrence of such natural disasters have been incereasing. leading to an enhanced risk of very considerable human and economic losses and the widespread destruction and pollution of habitats, settlements and infrastructure. In 2001 over 650 natural disasters happened around the globe with economic losses exceeding $35 billion. 2004 ended with the South East Asian tsunami on 26th December with its huge toll on life and local economics and this demonstrated that the efffects of such disasters are most keenly felt in poorer or developing regions. The problem of natural disaster prediction and the implementation of environmental monitoring systems to receive, store and process the information necessary for solutions of specific problems in this area , have been analysed by the three authors of this book, all of whom are internationally respected experts in this field.

Environmental Ecology

Environmental Ecology

The Ecological Effects of Pollution, Disturbance, and Other Stresses

  • Author: Bill Freedman
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780122665424
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 606
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Thoroughly revised and significantly expanded, the Second Edition of Environmental Ecology provides new case studies and in-depth treatment of the effects of pollution and other disturbances on our oceans, lakes, forests, and air. New chapters on biological resources and ecological applications have been added, including material on environmental economics, import assessments, ecological monitoring, and environmental ethics. Extensive indexes, a glossary, and a bibliography are included.

Biogeography

Biogeography

An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

  • Author: C. Barry Cox,Peter D. Moore,Richard Ladle
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118968603
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 500
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Through eight successful editions, and over nearly 40 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced and illuminated by discussions of current research. This new edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years, and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. It also clearly identifies the three quite different arenas of biogeographical research: continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography. It is the only current textbook with full coverage of marine biogeography. It reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet - the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition

  • Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466658894
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 10384
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"This 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world emphasized modern issues and the presentation of potential opportunities, prospective solutions, and future directions in the field of information science and technology"--Provided by publisher.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering

Principles and Practice

  • Author: Patrick Kangas
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203486542
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 472
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Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as ecological engineering. Ecological Engineering: Principles and Practice fills this need by describing ecological concepts and theory and demonstrating their application to constructed ecosystems. It presents highly visible and widespread applications of ecological engineering, including treatment wetlands, microcosms, composting systems, restoration ecology, soil bioengineering, and invasive species control.

Urban Ecosystems

Urban Ecosystems

Ecological Principles for the Built Environment

  • Author: Frederick R. Adler,Colby J. Tanner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521769841
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 353
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An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems.

Official Meeting Program

Official Meeting Program

  • Author: Ecological Society of America. Meeting
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ecology
  • Page: N.A
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