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e-books in Ecology category

Book cover: Biological Invasions in Changing EcosystemsBiological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems
by - De Gruyter Open Ltd ,
When organisms are deliberately or accidentally introduced into a new ecosystem a biological invasion may take place. Biological invasions are one of the greatest environmental and economic threats and a leading cause of global biodiversity loss.
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Book cover: Conservation Biology for AllConservation Biology for All
by - Oxford University Press ,
Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered.
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Book cover: Biodiversity: The Dynamic Balance of the PlanetBiodiversity: The Dynamic Balance of the Planet
by - InTech ,
This book contains overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness.
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Book cover: Principles of Field Biology and EcologyPrinciples of Field Biology and Ecology
by - McGraw-Hill ,
This book is an attempt to synthesize some of the widely scattered information primarily concerned with the non-laboratory aspects of biology and to indicate the importance of this information against the background of the whole field.
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Book cover: Extinct and Vanishing Animals of The Old WorldExtinct and Vanishing Animals of The Old World
by - American Committee for Wild Life Protection ,
The present work had its origin in a strongly felt need for definite information on the mammals that have become extinct, on those that are now threatened with the same fate, and on the measures that may be undertaken for their preservation.
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Book cover: Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and WaterEcosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and Water
- World Resources Institute ,
This text includes inland wetlands (such as swamps, marshes, lakes, rivers, peatlands, and underground water habitats); coastal and near-shore marine wetlands (such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and estuaries); and human-made wetlands.
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Book cover: Topics in Conservation BiologyTopics in Conservation Biology
by - InTech ,
Conservation biology is called a 'crisis discipline'. In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's natural biological diversity.
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Book cover: Diversity of EcosystemsDiversity of Ecosystems
by - InTech ,
The aim of this book is to bring out a general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies, invading species, the carbon dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse conditions, etc.
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Book cover: Essays on Wildlife ConservationEssays on Wildlife Conservation
by - The MarineBio Conservation Society ,
Written for an introductory course on wildlife conservation. These chapters provide an introduction to the history of wildlife in North America, biodiversity, natural selection, conservation biology, ecology, conservation legislation, etc.
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Book cover: BiodiversityBiodiversity
by - InTech ,
The aim of the present book is to give an overview of the studies on biodiversity at all levels, in order to better understand the dynamics and the mechanisms at the basis of the richness of life forms both in terrestrial and marine environments.
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Book cover: God's Country: The New Zealand FactorGod's Country: The New Zealand Factor
by - Dancing Star Foundation ,
An expansive analysis of ecological trends of the first decade of the 21st century, using New Zealand as an important paradigm for positive global change. This is an exploration of the many issues impacting the local, regional and global ecosystems.
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Book cover: Applied EcologyApplied Ecology
- Wikibooks ,
Applied ecology is a framework for a better balance between people and nature in order to reduce human impact. This textbook provides a review of important areas of applied ecological knowledge for advanced university students and site managers.
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Book cover: Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic InteractionChemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction
by - National Academies Press ,
This book highlights selected research areas that are contributing to advancement of chemical ecology. Leading experts review the chemistry of insect defense; phyletic dmoninance; social regulation; eavesdropping, alarm and deceit; and reproduction.
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Book cover: BiodiversityBiodiversity
by - National Academies ,
This book calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure. Biodiversity creates a framework for analyzing the problem and searching for solutions.
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Book cover: Dictionary of EcologyDictionary of Ecology
by - Philosophical Library ,
This practical dictionary is for the use of students, teachers, and investigators in ecology and related fields such as range management, forestry, wildlife, conservation, agronomy, and limnology. It is also designed for use by the general public.
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Book cover: Biodiversity and ConservationBiodiversity and Conservation
by - University of California, Irvine ,
The origin, nature and value of biological diversity, the threats to its continued existence, and approaches to preserving what is left. Comprehensive, 16 chapter, college level textbook with a strong emphasis on practices that endanger species.
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Book cover: The Green Fuse: An Ecological OdysseyThe Green Fuse: An Ecological Odyssey
by - University of California Press ,
A widely respected ecological scientist draws on the poet's image and his own environmental research to demonstrate the many interconnections among the world's ecosystems. Harte offers a program for doing something about the world's current messes.
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Book cover: Genetics and Conservation of Rare PlantsGenetics and Conservation of Rare Plants
by - Oxford University Press ,
This work summarizes our current knowledge of the genetics and population biology of rare plants, and integrates it with practical conservation recommendations. It offers important insights for today's challenges in rare plant conservation.
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Book cover: The Nature of Northern AustraliaThe Nature of Northern Australia
by - ANU E Press ,
Northern Australia is one of the largest natural areas remaining on Earth. Its tropical savannas, rainforests, and free flowing rivers provide a basis for much of the economic activity and the quality of life for residents of the area.
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