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North America contains an incredibly diverse array of natural environments, each supporting unique systems of plant and animal life. These systems, the largest of which are biomes, form intricate webs of life that have taken millennia to evolve.
Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation: Marine Ecosystems: Human Impacts on Biodiversity, Functioning and Services
With contributions from leading researchers, this is a much-needed synthesis of the latest research into human impacts on marine ecosystems and the likely consequences for ecosystem services. It is designed for environmental managers and policy-makers, along with researchers and advanced students in marine ecology and environmental management.
Conflicts over the conservation of biodiversity are increasing and represent serious obstacles to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. By bringing together experts from different academic disciplines, policy makers and practitioners, this volume offers many new insights for dealing with conflict. A must-read for students, researchers, academics and professionals.
Web Online Copy&>Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety...
Gonorrhoea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. Polar Bears. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In this book, the author shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result.
The latest volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research series, presenting two decades of research on the sustainability of temperate, row-crop ecosystems in the Midwestern United States.
* In a concise, engaging style, this text outlines the essential principles of ecology from the theoretical fundamentals to their practical applications. * Full color artwork, simple pedagogical features, and a wide range of carefully-chosen examples make this book an ideal introduction to ecology for students at all levels.
Provides nuts-and-bolts advice on organizing and conducting a successful research program. This book explains how to choose a research question and answer it through manipulative experiments and systematic observations. It includes ideas to help you identify your goals, organize a season of fieldwork, and deal with negative results.
Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book,...