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- Ecological science, the Biosphere
By Mark Everard
The concept of ecosystem services has emerged in recent years as one of the most powerful guiding principles for ecology, biodiversity conservation and the management of natural resources. It provides the basis of assessing the multiple values and services that ecosystems can provide to humankind, including such diverse issues as...
Researchers and policymakers involved in the conservation of relatively small, isolated and protected areas will find this book invaluable. It presents insights from the ecology and conservation management of one of Africa's oldest protected wildlife areas, the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.
Building our understanding of ecosystems with a synthesized biogeoscience approach, this volume focuses on the couplings between ecological processes and the geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. It is ideal for researchers and students in both ecology and the physical sciences.
Chordate Origins and Evolution: The Molecular Evolutionary Road to Vertebrates focuses on echinoderms starfish, sea urchins, and others, hemichordates acorn worms, etc., cephalochordates lancelets, urochordates or tunicates ascidians, larvaceans and others, and vertebrates. In general, evolution of these groups is discussed independently, on a larger scale: ambulacrarians echi+hemi and chordates...