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Monitoring Plant and Animal Populations offers an overview of population monitoring issues that is accessible to the typical field biologist and land managers with a modest statistical background. The text includes concrete guidelines for ecologists to follow to design a statistically defensible monitoring program.
Shows how an ecosystem can be explained and predicted in terms of its thermodynamical behavior. This book explains how thermodynamic theory can be applied to the measurement of an ecosystem, including the assessment of its state of entropy and enthalpy.
Ecology of Coastal Waters with Implications for Management, Second Edition is the most up-to-date book available on coastal marine ecosystems. Students will easily relate to the content of the book as subjects are divided by the environment and scientific principles are applied to steps in the management and the decision...
Exploring the history and ecology of British woodlands, this text explains why they are such a valuable resource. It offers a practical guide to issues including: ecology of woodland habitats and organisms; conservation and management; and coppicing, pasture woodland and commercial forestry.
By Ilkka Hanski
Presents a comprehensive synthesis of the research in metapopulation ecology. This work encompasses both the essential theory of metapopulations and a range of empirical studies, and includes discussion of practical applications to conservation biology.
This book provides an analysis and synthesis of the ecology of heterogeneous land areas. Professor Forman covers spatial patterns, movement across landscape mosaics, changing land patterns and practical applications of landscape ecology. A readable and richly illustrated book for researcher and student alike.
Looks at biodiversity in its broadest geographical and historical contexts. The authors use new theoretical developments, analyses and case studies to explore the large-scale mechanisms that generate and maintain diversity.
By Arne Naess
This work gives an appraisal of the relevance of philosophy to the problems of environmental degradation. The aim of the author is to encourage readers to seek a system which supports deep ecological principles, or an ecosophy, by reassessing the relationship between man and nature.