E Journal Invasion Book

E Journal Invasion


  • Author : Helen Heinrich
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-04-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780631103

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E Journal Invasion Excerpt :

Written by an authoritative practitioner, this book explores the changing nature of cataloguing in the aftermath of e-journal invasion. It traces the development of the issue by examining changes in AACR2 and CONSER rules, focusing on the revision of AACR2, Chapter 12, and emergence of the concept of ‘Continuing Resources’. The book analyzes challenges of e-journal cataloguing that stem from an ever-growing number of online publications and aggregator databases. It assesses the complexities of incorporating commercially produced cataloguing into a local database, and offers practical solutions to the most common questions in the process. The book concludes with a look into the future of e-resource cataloguing from technical and conceptual standpoints. Helps understand terminology and key elements of e-serials cataloguing with examples Focuses on challenges of e-journal cataloguing in aggregator database environments Explores local considerations for implimetation of commercial cataloguing products

E Journal Invasion Book

E Journal Invasion


  • Author : Helen Heinrich
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-05-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000116782396

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E Journal Invasion Excerpt :

This book explores the changing nature of cataloging in the wake of e-journal proliferation, and examines changes in AACR2 and CONSER rules. Chapters analyze challenges of e-journal cataloging that stem from an ever-growing number of online publications and aggregator databases and covers a variety of vendors' MARC products and the dilemmas that libraries encounter when considering their acquisition. Further chapters also explore the complexities of incorporating commercially produced cataloging into a local database, offer practical solutions to common questions, and share technical and conceptual insight into the future of e-resource cataloging.

Biological Invasions Book

Biological Invasions


  • Author : Wolfgang Nentwig
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-02-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 446
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540369202

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Biological Invasions Excerpt :

This new volume on Biological Invasions deals with both plants and animals, differing from previous books by extending from the level of individual species to an ecosystem and global level. Topics of highest societal relevance, such as the impact of genetically modified organisms, are interlinked with more conventional ecological aspects, including biodiversity. The combination of these approaches is new and makes compelling reading for researchers and environmentalists.

E Journal Invasion Book

E Journal Invasion


  • Author : Helen Heinrich
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-05-14
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 184334193X

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E Journal Invasion Excerpt :

Written by an authoritative practitioner, this book explores the changing nature of cataloguing in the aftermath of e-journal invasion. It traces the development of the issue by examining changes in AACR2 and CONSER rules, focusing on the revision of AACR2, Chapter 12, and emergence of the concept of 'Continuing Resources'. The book analyzes challenges of e-journal cataloguing that stem from an ever-growing number of online publications and aggregator databases. It assesses the complexities of incorporating commercially produced cataloguing into a local database, and offers practical solutions to the most common questions in the process. The book concludes with a look into the future of e-resource cataloguing from technical and conceptual standpoints. Helps understand terminology and key elements of e-serials cataloguing with examples Focuses on challenges of e-journal cataloguing in aggregator database environments Explores local considerations for implimetation of commercial cataloguing products

Invasion Dynamics Book

Invasion Dynamics


  • Author : Cang Hui
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191062537

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Invasion Dynamics Excerpt :

Humans have moved organisms around the world for centuries but it is only relatively recently that invasion ecology has grown into a mainstream research field. This book examines both the spread and impact dynamics of invasive species, placing the science of invasion biology on a new, more rigorous, theoretical footing, and proposing a concept of adaptive networks as the foundation for future research. Biological invasions are considered not as simple actions of invaders and reactions of invaded ecosystems, but as co-evolving complex adaptive systems with emergent features of network complexity and invasibility. Invasion Dynamics focuses on the ecology of invasive species and their impacts in recipient social-ecological systems. It discusses not only key advances and challenges within the traditional domain of invasion ecology, but introduces approaches, concepts, and insights from many other disciplines such as complexity science, systems science, and ecology more broadly. It will be of great value to invasion biologists analyzing spread and/or impact dynamics as well as other ecologists interested in spread processes or habitat management.

Invasion Ecology Book

Invasion Ecology


  • Author : Julie L. Lockwood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-04-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118570821

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Invasion Ecology Excerpt :

This new edition of Invasion Ecology provides a comprehensive and updated introduction to all aspects of biological invasion by non-native species. Highlighting important research findings associated with each stage of invasion, the book provides an overview of the invasion process from transportation patterns and causes of establishment success to ecological impacts, invader management, and post-invasion evolution. The authors have produced new chapters on predicting and preventing invasion, managing and eradicating invasive species, and invasion dynamics in a changing climate. Modern global trade and travel have led to unprecedented movement of non-native species by humans with unforeseen, interesting, and occasionally devastating consequences. Increasing recognition of the problems associated with invasion has led to a rapid growth in research into the dynamics of non-native species and their adverse effects on native biota and human economies. This book provides a synthesis of this fast growing field of research and is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate students in ecology and conservation management. Additional resources are available at www.wiley.com/go/invasionecology

Invasion Biology Book

Invasion Biology


  • Author : Jonathan M Jeschke
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2018-04-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780647647

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There are many hypotheses describing the interactions involved in biological invasions, but it is largely unknown whether they are backed up by empirical evidence. This book fills that gap by developing a tool for assessing research hypotheses and applying it to twelve invasion hypotheses, using the hierarchy-of-hypotheses (HoH) approach, and mapping the connections between theory and evidence. In Part 1, an overview chapter of invasion biology is followed by an introduction to the HoH approach and short chapters by science theorists and philosophers who comment on the approach. Part 2 outlines the invasion hypotheses and their interrelationships. These include biotic resistance and island susceptibility hypotheses, disturbance hypothesis, invasional meltdown hypothesis, enemy release hypothesis, evolution of increased competitive ability and shifting defence hypotheses, tens rule, phenotypic plasticity hypothesis, Darwin's naturalization and limiting similarity hypotheses and the propagule pressure hypothesis. Part 3 provides a synthesis and suggests future directions for invasion research.

Invasion Dynamics Book

Invasion Dynamics


  • Author : David M. Richardson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198745334

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Invasion Dynamics Excerpt :

Humans have moved organisms around the world for centuries but it is only relatively recently that invasion ecology has grown into a mainstream research field. This book examines both the spread and impact dynamics of invasive species, placing the science of invasion biology on a new, more rigorous, theoretical footing, and proposing a concept of adaptive networks as the foundation for future research. Biological invasions are considered not as simple actions of invaders and reactions of invaded ecosystems, but as co-evolving complex adaptive systems with emergent features of network complexity and invasibility. Invasion Dynamics focuses on the ecology of invasive species and their impacts in recipient social-ecological systems. It discusses not only key advances and challenges within the traditional domain of invasion ecology, but introduces approaches, concepts, and insights from many other disciplines such as complexity science, systems science, and ecology more broadly. It will be of great value to invasion biologists analyzing spread and/or impact dynamics as well as other ecologists interested in spread processes or habitat management.

Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water Book

Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309215657

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Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water Excerpt :

The human-mediated introduction of species to regions of the world they could never reach by natural means has had great impacts on the environment, the economy, and society. In the ocean, these invasions have long been mediated by the uptake and subsequent release of ballast water in ocean-going vessels. Increasing world trade and a concomitantly growing global shipping fleet composed of larger and faster vessels, combined with a series of prominent ballast-mediated invasions over the past two decades, have prompted active national and international interest in ballast water management. Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water informs the regulation of ballast water by helping the Environnmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) better understand the relationship between the concentration of living organisms in ballast water discharges and the probability of nonindigenous organisms successfully establishing populations in U.S. waters. The report evaluates the risk-release relationship in the context of differing environmental and ecological conditions,including estuarine and freshwater systems as well as the waters of the three-mile territorial sea. It recommends how various approaches can be used by regulatory agencies to best inform risk management decisions on the allowable concentrations of living organisms in discharged ballast water in order to safeguard against the establishment of new aquatic nonindigenous species, and to protect and preserve existing indigenous populations of fish, shellfish, and wildlife and other beneficial uses of the nation's waters. Assessing the Relationship Between Propagule Pressure and Invasion Risk in Ballast Water provides valuable information that can be used by federal agencies, such as the EPA, policy makers, environmental scientists, and researchers.

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology Book

Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology


  • Author : David M. Richardson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444330007

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Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology Excerpt :

Invasion ecology is the study of the causes and consequences of the introduction of organisms to areas outside their native range. Interest in this field has exploded in the past few decades. Explaining why and how organisms are moved around the world, how and why some become established and invade, and how best to manage invasive species in the face of global change are all crucial issues that interest biogeographers, ecologists and environmental managers in all parts of the world. This book brings together the insights of more than 50 authors to examine the origins, foundations, current dimensions and potential trajectories of invasion ecology. It revisits key tenets of the foundations of invasion ecology, including contributions of pioneering naturalists of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin and British ecologist Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph on invasive species is widely acknowledged as having focussed scientific attention on biological invasions.

The Barbarian Invasions Book

The Barbarian Invasions


  • Author : Eric Michaud
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262043151

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How the history of art begins with the myth of the barbarian invasion—the romantic fragmentation of classical eternity. The history of art, argues Éric Michaud, begins with the romantic myth of the barbarian invasions. Viewed from the nineteenth century, the Germanic-led invasions of the Roman Empire in the fifth century became the gateway to modernity, seen not as a catastrophe but as a release from a period of stagnation, renewing Roman culture with fresh, northern blood—and with new art that was anti-Roman and anticlassical. Artifacts of art from then on would be considered as the natural product of “races” and “peoples” rather than the creation of individuals. The myth of the barbarian invasions achieved the fragmentation of classical eternity. This narrative, Michaud explains, inseparable from the formation of nation states and the rise of nationalism in Europe, was based on the dual premise of the homogeneity and continuity of peoples. Local and historical particularities became weapons aimed at classicism's universalism. The history of art linked its objects with racial groups—denouncing or praising certain qualities as “Latin” or “Germanic.” Thus the predominance of linear elements was thought to betray a southern origin, and the “painterly” a Germanic or northern source. Even today, Michaud points out, it is said that art best embodies the genius of peoples. In the globalized contemporary art market, the ethnic provenance of works—categorized, for example, as “African American,” “Latino,” or “Native American”—creates added value. The market displays the same competition among “races” that was present at the foundation of art history as a discipline.

Invasion Biology Book

Invasion Biology


  • Author : Mark A. Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191551192

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With the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other ecological topic. Yet this is the first synthetic, single-authored overview of the field since Williamson's 1996 book. Written fifty years after the publication of Elton's pioneering monograph on the subject, Invasion Biology provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the science of biological invasions while also offering new insights and perspectives relating to the processes of introduction, establishment, and spread. The book connects science with application by describing the health, economic, and ecological impacts of invasive species as well as the variety of management strategies developed to mitigate harmful impacts. The author critically evaluates the approaches, findings, and controversies that have characterized invasion biology in recent years, and suggests a variety of future research directions. Carefully balanced to avoid distinct taxonomic, ecosystem, and geographic (both investigator and species) biases, the book addresses a wide range of invasive species (including protists, invertebrates, vertebrates, fungi, and plants) which have been studied in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments throughout the world by investigators equally diverse in their origins. This accessible and thought-provoking text will be of particular interest to graduate level students and established researchers in the fields of invasion biology, community ecology, conservation biology, and restoration ecology. It will also be of value and use to land managers, policy makers, and other professionals charged with controlling the negative impacts associated with recently arrived species.

Women in the Academy Book

Women in the Academy


  • Author : Nichola D. Gutgold
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498520355

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Women in the Academy Excerpt :

This edited collection examines women’s roles in the academy. Statistics show that women outnumber men in most universities and that women’s pay still lags behind men’s, but the numbers only hint at the broader story. This edited collection fills that gap with the stories of twelve women—from part-time faculty to college presidents—who answer key questions such as why they pursued a career in the academy and how they handled childcare issues and sexism in the workplace. Advice, encouragement, and caution are offered to guide those considering a career in the academy and those already in academe who are wondering about their options. This book is recommended for burgeoning female scholars and for established scholars of any gender in women’s studies, gender studies, higher education, and communication studies.

Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Book

Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean


  • Author : Ana Isabel Queiroz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319749860

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Histories of Bioinvasions in the Mediterranean Excerpt :

Bioinvasions is a current top research subject for natural sciences, social sciences and humanities and a major concern for conservationists, land managers and planners. In the last decades, new findings, perspectives and practices have revealed the multifaceted challenges of preventing new introductions and dealing with those invasive species that harm natural ecosystems, economy and human welfare. This book brings together environmental historians and natural scientists to share their studies and experiences on the human dimensions of biological invasions from the ancient past to the current challenges. The collection of papers focuses on the Mediterranean region and deals with aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on the mainland and islands, ranging from marine and freshwater environments to coastal marshlands and forests. A wide diversity of animals and plants are featured, from marine fishes to marine and freshwater crustaceans, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, to grasses, shrubs and trees. This book is a contribution to the scientific debate on how to deal with the historical dimensions of biological invasions, fostering dialogue between cultural and ecological explanations of environmental change, to inform environmental policy and management. It has been organized in three sections: the first is the editors’ introduction, in which they review the existing literature and highlight relevant concepts and ideas; the second is about alien species in the Mediterranean region; the third includes cases from other Mediterranean-type regions.

Networks of Invasion  A Synthesis of Concepts Book

Networks of Invasion A Synthesis of Concepts


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128043318

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Networks of Invasion A Synthesis of Concepts Excerpt :

Networks of Invasion bridges a conceptual gap between ecological network studies and invasion biology studies. This book contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs, but also extends the idea of networks of invasion to other systems, such as mutualistic networks or even the human microbiome. Chapters describe the tools, models, and empirical methods adapted for tackling invasions in ecological networks. Contains chapters detailing pressing concerns regarding invasive species in food webs Deals with topical and important reviews on the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals