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- Ecological science, the Biosphere
* 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,...
Includes a preface and epilogue that brings Wilderness and the American Mind into dialogue with contemporary debates about wilderness. This is a study of changing attitudes toward wilderness during American history, as well as the origins of the environmental and conservation movements.
One of California's most remarkable wetlands, Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal marsh on the West Coast and a major feature of the San Francisco Estuary. This title includes information about the ecological and human history of Suisun Marsh, its abiotic and biotic characteristics, and alternative futures facing this ecosystem.
This book synthesises recent research across temperate and tropical forest ecosystems, to present the numerous ways forests are responding to global change.
Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life s history. Few processes are as...
A unique compilation of papers on the emergent topic of temporal dynamics in community ecology, ecosystem biology and evolution.