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Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems
by J. Canning-Clode (ed.) - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2015
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.
Conservation Biology for All
by Navjot S. Sodhi, Paul R. Ehrlich (eds.) - Oxford University Press , 2010
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.
Biodiversity: The Dynamic Balance of the Planet
by Oscar Grillo (ed.) - InTech , 2014
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.
Principles of Field Biology and Ecology
by Allen H. Benton - McGraw-Hill , 1958
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.
Extinct and Vanishing Animals of The Old World
by Francis Harper - American Committee for Wild Life Protection , 1945
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.
Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and Water
- World Resources Institute , 2005
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.
Topics in Conservation Biology
by Tony Povilitis - InTech , 2012
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.
Diversity of Ecosystems
by Mahamane Ali - InTech , 2012
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.
Essays on Wildlife Conservation
by Peter Moyle, et al. - The MarineBio Conservation Society , 2004
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.
by Adriano Sofo - InTech , 2011
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.
God's Country: The New Zealand Factor
by Michael C. Tobias, Jane G. Morrison - Dancing Star Foundation , 2011
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.
- Wikibooks , 2010
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.
Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic Interaction
by Thomas Eisner, Jerrold Meinwald - National Academies Press , 1995
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.
by Edward O. Wilson, Frances M. Peter - National Academies , 1988
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.
Dictionary of Ecology
by Herbert C. Hanson - Philosophical Library , 1962
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.
Biodiversity and Conservation
by Peter J. Bryant - University of California, Irvine , 2009
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.
The Green Fuse: An Ecological Odyssey
by John Harte - University of California Press , 1993
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.
Genetics and Conservation of Rare Plants
by Kent Holsinger - Oxford University Press , 1991
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.
The Nature of Northern Australia
by J. Woinarski, B. Mackey, H. Nix, B. Traill - ANU E Press , 2007
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.