Ecology Book


  • Author : David T. Krohne
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0190638885

Ecology Excerpt :

Ecology: Evolution, Application, Integration, Second Edition, takes a unique evolutionary approach to ecology, focusing on the concepts of the discipline and the human impact on ecosystems. Helping students develop their scientific reasoning skills, this text teaches them not only what we knowabout the field, but how we know it.

Carrion Ecology  Evolution  and Their Applications Book

Carrion Ecology Evolution and Their Applications

  • Author : M. Eric Benbow
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 577
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466575479

Carrion Ecology Evolution and Their Applications Excerpt :

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a plethora of new information. Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications covers a broad spectrum of topics including the molecular mechanistic foundations that provide the basis for intra- and interspecific interactions related to population biology, community ecology, and how this manifests into habitat- and ecosystem-level importance. The book connects the science of carrion decomposition from genes to ecosystems in multidisciplinary synthesis of the science. This book brings together a team of global experts involved with measuring and understanding the process and effects of carrion ecology in nature, with special application in such applied fields as forensic entomology, habitat management, animal production (e.g., livestock and aquaculture), and human and environmental health. It fills a large literature gap in ecology, providing a synthesis and future directions important for studies of carrion decomposition that improve the general understanding of decomposition in ecosystems. The book fuses multiple disciplines into a single message explaining the importance of vertebrate carrion ecology in nature. Illustrates Carrion Decomposition in a 16-Page Color Insert with 40 Photos The authors illustrate how the study of carrion transcends the globe and expands systems of inquiry, broadening awareness of this important ecosystem process. Whether you are a student, academic, or professional, you will find this book insightful for the fields of molecular ecology, microbiology, entomology, forensics, population biology, community and ecosystem ecology, and human and environmental health.

Bryozoan Evolution Book

Bryozoan Evolution

  • Author : Frank K. McKinney
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1991-10-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 0226560473

Bryozoan Evolution Excerpt :

The authors argue that the growth pattern and form of the colony in many bryozoans is an adaptive strategy rather than a stable genetic character. "Bryozoan Evolution is profusely illustrated and has a bibliography of over 400 titles. It will find an appreciative audience of paleontologists, invertebrate zoologists, and ecologists thanks to its innovative and detailed evaluations of the roles of ecology, adaptive and functional morphology, life histories, biomechanics, developmental constraints, and chance on the evolution of the marine taxa of this speciose group."—Russel L. Zimmer, Science "This book is an excellent source of information on the functional morphology and variety of colonial architecture in bryozoans, very well illustrated, and worth reading at least twice."-Robert L. Anstey, Paleobiology "Even as one of the converted, I found the book a stimulating combination of paleobiology and ecology. In many ways it is a 'teaser'-the authors suggest a number of interesting hypotheses, and can test only some of them. Perhaps most important, McKinney and Jackson provide a plethora of fascinating ideas and examples that demonstrate the potential of this group of animals, and that should stimulate more work."-Michael S. Keough, TREE "This stimulating book is sure to promote further interest in bryozoans. It will appeal to biologists and paleontologists alike."-Paul Taylor, Times Higher Education Supplement

A Primer of Life Histories Book

A Primer of Life Histories

  • Author : Jeffrey A. Hutchings
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192576255

A Primer of Life Histories Excerpt :

Life histories can be defined as the means by which individuals (or more precisely genotypes) vary their age- or stage-specific expenditures of reproductive effort in response to genetic, phenotypic, and environmental correlates of survival and fecundity. Life histories reflect the expression of traits most closely related to individual fitness, such as age and size at maturity, number and size of offspring, and the timing of the expression of those traits throughout an individual's life. In addition to addressing questions of fundamental importance to ecology and evolution, life-history research plays an integral role in species conservation and management. This accessible primer encompasses the basic concepts, theories, and applied elements of life history evolution, including patterns of trait variability, underlying mechanisms of plastic/evolutionary change, and the practical utility of life-history traits as metrics of species/population recovery, sustainable exploitation, and risk of extinction. Empirical examples are drawn from the entire spectrum of life. A Primer of Life Histories is designed for readers from a broad range of academic backgrounds and experience including graduate students and researchers of ecology and evolutionary biology. It will also be useful to a more applied audience of academic/government researchers in fields such as wildlife biology, conservation biology, fisheries science, and the environmental sciences.

Ecology on Campus Book

Ecology on Campus

  • Author : Robert W. Kingsolver
  • Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114501799

Ecology on Campus Excerpt :

"This flexible laboratory manual contains nearly 60 exercises involving small-scale ecological systems that can be conducted within a weekly lab period right on campus, regardless of the weather or resources available. Each chapter describes an ecological concept, and provides a choice of exercises involving outdoor observation and measurement, hands-on modeling, small-scale laboratory systems, biological collections, problem sets or computer-based analyses. In order to help build quantitative and critical thinking skills, record sheets, graphs, and calculation pages are provided as needed for in-class data analysis. Question sets are provided in each chapter, and computer step-by-step instructions walk through standard mathematical models and commonyly used statistical methods. Suggestions for further investigation present each topic as an open-ended subject of inquiry." -- book cover.

Molecular Ecology and Evolution  Approaches and Applications Book

Molecular Ecology and Evolution Approaches and Applications

  • Author : B. Schierwater
  • Publisher : Birkhäuser
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 9783034875271

Molecular Ecology and Evolution Approaches and Applications Excerpt :

The past 25 years have witnessed a revolution in the way ecologists and evolutionary biologists approach their disciplines. Modern molecular techniques are now reshaping the spectrum of questions that can be addressed while studying the mechanisms and consequences of the ecology and evolution of living organisms. "Molecular Ecology and Evolution: Approaches and Applications" describes, from a molecular perspective, several methodological and technical approaches used in the fields of ecology, evolution, population biology, molecular systematics, conservation genetics, and development. Modern techniques are introduced, and older, more classic ones refined. The advantages, limitations, and potentials of each are discussed in detail, and thereby illustrate the widening range of cross-field research and applications which this modern technology is stimulating. This book will serve as an important textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and as a key reference work for researchers

Tropical Conservation Book

Tropical Conservation

  • Author : A. Alonso Aguirre
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199766987

Tropical Conservation Excerpt :

The tropics and subtropics are home to about 75% of the global human population. Cultural, economic, and political circumstances vary enormously across this vast geography of some 170 countries and territories. The regions not only harbor the world's poorest countries but their human populations are growing disproportionally faster than in temperate zones. Some countries are developing rapidly -- Brazil, China, India, and Mexico being obvious examples, while others still remain in the poverty trap. This region contains an astonishing proportion of global biodiversity; some 90% of plant and animal species by some measures. Its contribution to human well-being is astounding. It was the birthplace for our species; and it hosts a myriad of plant and animal species which products feed us, keep us healthy, and supply us with a variety of material goods. The tropics and subtropics are also a natural laboratory where some of humanity's most important scientific discoveries have been made. Such biodiversity has enormous implications for research priorities, capacity building, and policy to address the challenges of conserving this region. Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities drew the majority of its contributors from this growing pool of scientists and practitioners working in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. It introduces important conservation concepts and illustrates their application as the authors directly capture real world experiences in their home countries in preventing biodiversity loss and sustaining ecological health. Today, no part of the world can be viewed in isolation, and we further codify and integrate a range of approaches for addressing global threats to nature and environmental sustainability, including climate change and emerging diseases. Five sections structure the major themes.

Ecology  Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations Book

Ecology Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

  • Author : Ilkka A. Hanski
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 696
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080530697

Ecology Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations Excerpt :

This collection of specially commissioned articles looks at fragmented habitats, bringing together recent theoretical advances and empirical studies applying the metapopulation approach. Several chapters closely integrate ecology with genetics and evolutionary biology, and others illustrate how metapopulation concepts and models can be applied to answer questions about conservation, epidemiology, and speciation. The extensive coverage of theory from highly regarded scientists and the many substantive applications in this one-of-a-kind work make it invaluable to graduate students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines. * Provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of all aspects of metapopulation biology, integrating ecology, genetics, and evolution * Developed by recognized experts, including Hanski who won the Balzan Prize for Ecological Sciences * Covers novel applications of the metapopulation approach to conservation

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema Book

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema

  • Author : Mark C. Glassy
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2015-09-11
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476608228

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema Excerpt :

Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to the movies and focused on such relatively new concepts as immunology, cyrobiology, and biochemistry. In the 1980s and 1990s, the focus of science fiction films has been DNA. This work of film criticism relates 71 science fiction films to the biological sciences. The author covers cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, hematology, and entomology, to name just a few topics. An analysis of each film includes a brief plot synopsis, the author’s favorite quotations, the biological principles involved, the accuracy of the laboratory, and correct and incorrect biological information. In his analyses, the author sets out what would be required to achieve in real life the results seen in the movies and whether these experiments or events could actually happen.

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics Book

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128014332

Eco Evolutionary Dynamics Excerpt :

The theme of this volume is to discuss Eco-evolutionary Dynamics. Updates and informs the reader on the latest research findings Written by leading experts in the field Highlights areas for future investigation

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Ecology Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations

  • Author : Ilkka A. Hanski
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 718
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123234483

Ecology Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations Excerpt :

Spatial dynamics, landscape, population.

Ecological Networks in the Tropics Book

Ecological Networks in the Tropics

  • Author : Wesley Dáttilo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-02-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319682280

Ecological Networks in the Tropics Excerpt :

Based on graph theory studies this book seeks to understand how tropical species interact with each other and how these interactions are affected by perturbations in some of the most species-rich habitats on earth. Due to the great diversity of species and interactions in the tropics, this book addresses a wide range of current and future issues with empirical examples and complete revisions on different types of ecological networks: from mutualisms to antagonisms. The goal of this publication is not to be only for researchers but also for undergraduates in different areas of knowledge, and also to serve as a reference text for graduate-level courses mainly in the life sciences.

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution Book

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

  • Author : Jean Clobert
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191640360

Dispersal Ecology and Evolution Excerpt :

Now that so many ecosystems face rapid and major environmental change, the ability of species to respond to these changes by dispersing or moving between different patches of habitat can be crucial to ensuring their survival. Understanding dispersal has become key to understanding how populations may persist. Dispersal Ecology and Evolution provides a timely and wide-ranging overview of the fast expanding field of dispersal ecology, incorporating the very latest research. The causes, mechanisms, and consequences of dispersal at the individual, population, species, and community levels are considered. Perspectives and insights are offered from the fields of evolution, behavioural ecology, conservation biology, and genetics. Throughout the book theoretical approaches are combined with empirical data, and care has been taken to include examples from as wide a range of species as possible - both plant and animal.