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Land and Land Appraisal

Land and Land Appraisal

  • Author: R.O. Whyte
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401015775
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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This book is designed to present those principles and techniques for land appraisal which are applicable to all developing countries. Examples of specific situations in which these techniques have been or might be adopted are taken primarily from monsoonal and equatorial Asia. It is in this region that the land/food/population problem is most acute. It is also the writer's region of specialization; over the past ten years out of a total of some twenty-five years working in or closely concerned with Asia, an attempt has been made to examine the major problems ofland potential in relation to rural economy and nutrition in the whole region, and in particular to show to what extent its different parts resemble or differ from each other. The geographical scope comprises mainland southern, southeast and east Asia, from Pakistan to the People's Republic of China and Korea, with the insular monsoonal and equatorial lands of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan (part). International and bilateral agencies and specialists outside Asia repeatedly insist that Asia must learn to feed itself from the produce of its own land, or from imported foods paid for by the exports of primary and secondary commodities and of manufactured products to the developed world.

Pillars of Evolution

Pillars of Evolution

Fundamental principles of the eco-evolutionary process

  • Author: Douglas W. Morris,Per Lundberg
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191626589
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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Pillars of Evolution provides a fresh and provocative perspective on adaptive evolution. Readers new to the study of evolution will find a refreshing new insight that establishes evolutionary biology as a rigorous and predictive science, whilst practicing biologists will discover a provocative book that challenges traditional approaches. The book begins by leading readers through the mechanics of heredity, reproduction, movement, survival, and development. With that framework in place, it then explores the numerous ways that traits emerge from the interactions between genetics, development, and the environment. The key message is that adaptive changes in traits (and their underlying allelic frequencies) evolve through the traits' functions and their connection with fitness. The complex mappings from genes-to-traits-to-fitness are characterized in the structure of evolution. A single "structure matrix" describes why individuals vary in the values of adaptive traits, their ability to perform the function of those traits, and in the fitness they accrue. Fitness depends on how organisms interact with and perceive their environment in time and space. These relationships are made explicit in spatial, temporal, and organizational scale that also sets the stage for the crucially important role that ecology always plays in evolution. The ecological hallmarks of density- and frequency-dependent interactions allow the authors to explore new and exciting insights into evolution's dynamics. The theories and principles are then brought together in a final synthesis on adaptation. The book's unique approach unites genetic, development, and environmental influences into a single comprehensive treatment of the eco-evolutionary process.

Landscape Bionomics Biological-Integrated Landscape Ecology

Landscape Bionomics Biological-Integrated Landscape Ecology

  • Author: Vittorio Ingegnoli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 8847052262
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 431
  • View: 3572
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"Landscape Bionomics,” or “Bio-integrated Landscape Ecology,” radically transforms the main principles of traditional Landscape Ecology by recognizing the landscape as a living entity rather than merely the spatial distribution of species and communities on the territory, often analysed in separate themes (water, species, pollution, etc.). To be more exact, the landscape is identified as the "life organization integrating a set of plants, animals and human communities and its system of natural, semi-natural, and human cultural ecosystems in a certain spatial configuration." This new perspective inevitably leads to significant changes in how to assess and manage the environment. This book represents the culmination of an endeavor begun by the author, with the support of Richard Forman and Zev Naveh, more than a dozen years ago. It builds on the author’s previous successful publication, Landscape Ecology, A Widening Foundation, by addressing a range of additional topics and discussing the new theoretical and methodological concepts that have emerged during the past decade of research. Particular attention is paid to the fact that interventions in the landscape can be made with the best intentions yet cause serious damage! Against this background, the author explains the need to study "landscape units" by applying methods comparable to those used in clinical diagnosis – hence ecologists can be viewed as the “physicians” of ecological systems.

Integrated Principles of Zoology

Integrated Principles of Zoology

  • Author: Clevland P. Hickman,Frances Miller Hickman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1025
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Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: Francisco J. Ayala,Francisco José Ayala,John C. Avise
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421413051
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 373
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Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work.

Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

Encyclopedia of Adaptations in the Natural World

  • Author: Adam Simmons
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313355576
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 202
  • View: 5400
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This is a fascinating encyclopedia comparing the most important adaptations and evolutions in the natural world with the most important discoveries and inventions of human history. • Provides diagrams of the process of photosynthesis, the functional areas of the human brain, and the bluefin tuna • Includes 58 photographs and electron microscope images illustrating the adaptations in the book • Presents bibliographic listings of key reference books, internet resources, and academic papers for further reading

Vertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology

  • Author: Donald W. Linzey
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 530
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This long-awaited entry into the Vertebrate Biology market has been praised for its student-friendly writing style. The text contains many pedagogical aids for students including boldface key terms throughout and a comprehensive glossary. End-of-chapter pedagogy includes a list of supplemental readings, a listing of related Internet sites, and chapter review questions.

Which Degree 1997: Sciences, medicine, mathematics

Which Degree 1997: Sciences, medicine, mathematics

  • Author: Careers Research and Advisory Centre (Cambridge, England)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781860172571
  • Category: Education, Higher
  • Page: 700
  • View: 7854
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Der Ausdruck der Gemüthsbewegungen bei dem Menschen und den Thieren

Der Ausdruck der Gemüthsbewegungen bei dem Menschen und den Thieren

  • Author: Charles Darwin,Julius Victor Carus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Emotions
  • Page: 384
  • View: 8981
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Fundamentals Of Ecology 3E

Fundamentals Of Ecology 3E

  • Author: Dash
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780070083660
  • Category:
  • Page: 562
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Catalogs of Courses

Catalogs of Courses

  • Author: University of California, Berkeley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: N.A
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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128004266
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 2132
  • View: 5256
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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic. The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution. Presents fully comprehensive content, allowing easy access to fundamental information and links to primary research Contains concise articles by leading experts in the field that ensures current coverage of each topic Provides ancillary learning tools like tables, illustrations, and multimedia features to assist with the comprehension process

Einführung in die Verhaltensökologie

Einführung in die Verhaltensökologie

mit 33 Tabellen

  • Author: John R. Krebs,Nicholas B. Davies
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783826330469
  • Category:
  • Page: 484
  • View: 1417
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Maximum Entropy and Ecology

Maximum Entropy and Ecology

A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

  • Author: John Harte
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191621161
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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This pioneering graduate textbook provides readers with the concepts and practical tools required to understand the maximum entropy principle, and apply it to an understanding of ecological patterns. Rather than building and combining mechanistic models of ecosystems, the approach is grounded in information theory and the logic of inference. Paralleling the derivation of thermodynamics from the maximum entropy principle, the state variable theory of ecology developed in this book predicts realistic forms for all metrics of ecology that describe patterns in the distribution, abundance, and energetics of species over multiple spatial scales, a wide range of habitats, and diverse taxonomic groups. The first part of the book is foundational, discussing the nature of theory, the relationship of ecology to other sciences, and the concept of the logic of inference. Subsequent sections present the fundamentals of macroecology and of maximum information entropy, starting from first principles. The core of the book integrates these fundamental principles, leading to the derivation and testing of the predictions of the maximum entropy theory of ecology (METE). A final section broadens the book's perspective by showing how METE can help clarify several major issues in conservation biology, placing it in context with other theories and highlighting avenues for future research.

The Princeton Guide to Ecology

The Princeton Guide to Ecology

  • Author: Simon A. Levin,Stephen R. Carpenter,H. Charles J. Godfray,Ann P. Kinzig,Michel Loreau,Jonathan B. Losos,Brian Walker,David S. Wilcove
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400833023
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 832
  • View: 3615
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The Princeton Guide to Ecology is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. Edited by eminent ecologist Simon Levin, with contributions from an international team of leading ecologists, the book contains more than ninety clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics within seven major areas: autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management. Complete with more than 200 illustrations (including sixteen pages in color), a glossary of key terms, a chronology of milestones in the field, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, research ecologists, scientists in related fields, policymakers, and anyone else with a serious interest in ecology. Explains key topics in one concise and authoritative volume Features more than ninety articles written by an international team of leading ecologists Contains more than 200 illustrations, including sixteen pages in color Includes glossary, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index Covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management

Evolutionary Parasitology

Evolutionary Parasitology

The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

  • Author: Paul Schmid-Hempel
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0199229481
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 536
  • View: 3555
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Parasites are among the most serious threats for any organism. This book brings together the latest knowledge from different fields and traces the basic ecological and evolutionary principles behind the eternal and momentous struggle between hosts and their parasites, providing a synthesis of current understanding.

Theory-Based Ecology

Theory-Based Ecology

A Darwinian approach

  • Author: Liz Pásztor,Zoltán Botta-Dukát,Gabriella Magyar,Tamás Czárán,Géza Meszéna
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191084158
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 816
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Ecology is in a challenging state as a scientific discipline. While some theoretical ecologists are attempting to build a definition of ecology from first principles, many others are questioning even the feasibility of a general and universal theory. At the same time, it is increasingly important that ecology is accurately and functionally defined for a generation of researchers tackling escalating environmental problems in the face of doubt and disagreement. The authors of Theory-Based Ecology have written a textbook that presents a robust, modern, and mathematically sound theory of ecology, maintaining a strong link between empirical data, models, and theory. It is firmly based in Darwinian thought, since it was Darwin who first revealed the ecological principles of the origin of species, and gave the evolution of diversity a process-based, mechanistic explanation. The authors base their synthetic theory of Darwinian ecology on seven key principles: exponential growth, growth regulation, inherited individual differences, finiteness and stochasticity, competitive exclusion, robust coexistence, and constraints and trade-offs. Within this solid conceptual framework, they integrate classic and actual empirical knowledge from ecology and evolutionary biology, clarifying methodological and mathematical detail in clear and helpful text boxes. A wealth of illustrated examples pertaining to different organisational levels (alleles, clones and species) helps to explain how the principles operate. This is an invaluable resource for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in the fields of ecology, genetics, evolutionary ecology, and mathematical biology.

UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz

  • Author: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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Allgemeine Botanik

Allgemeine Botanik

  • Author: Wilhelm Nultsch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783133833103
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 602
  • View: 325
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Which University?

Which University?

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Universities and colleges
  • Page: N.A
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