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- Ecological science, the Biosphere
This work provides in-depth analysis of the origins of landscape ecology and its close alignment with the understanding of scale, the causes of landscape pattern, and the interactions of spatial pattern with a variety of ecological processes.
Advanced Modelling Techniques Studying Global Changes in Environmental Sciences discusses the need for immediate and effective action, guided by a scientific understanding of ecosystem function, to alleviate current pressures on the environment. Research, especially in Ecological Modeling, is crucial to support the sustainable development paradigm, in which the economy, society,...
In this original and fascinating study, Alfred W. Crosby argues that the Europeans' displacement and replacement of the native peoples in the temperate zones was more a matter of biology than of military conquest. The spread of European disease, flora and fauna went hand in hand with the growth of...
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.
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.
To understand modern principles of sustainable management and the conservation of wildlife species requires intimate knowledge about demography, animal behavior, and ecosystem dynamics. This book weaves together these disparate elements for senior undergraduate and graduate students.