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Biodiversity: The Dynamic Balance of the PlanetBiodiversity: 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.
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Principles of Field Biology and EcologyPrinciples 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.
(1587 views)

Extinct and Vanishing Animals of The Old WorldExtinct 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.
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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Wetlands and WaterEcosystems 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.
(2853 views)

Topics in Conservation BiologyTopics 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.
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Diversity of EcosystemsDiversity 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.
(4101 views)

Essays on Wildlife ConservationEssays 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.
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BiodiversityBiodiversity
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.
(3820 views)

God's Country: The New Zealand FactorGod'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.
(1833 views)

Applied EcologyApplied Ecology
- 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.
(14352 views)

Chemical Ecology: The Chemistry of Biotic InteractionChemical 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.
(8424 views)

BiodiversityBiodiversity
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.
(8835 views)

Dictionary of EcologyDictionary 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.
(7176 views)

Biodiversity and ConservationBiodiversity 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.
(6571 views)

The Green Fuse: An Ecological OdysseyThe 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.
(4984 views)

Conservation BiologyConservation Biology
by Kent Holsinger , 2007
This course is designed to introduce you to the ways in which principles of population genetics, population ecology, community ecology, behavioral ecology, ecosystem ecology, and systematics can be used to conserve and protect biological diversity.
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The Nature of Northern AustraliaThe 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.
(7032 views)