Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia


  • Author : Friedhelm Goltenboth
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2006-12-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 0080467970

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Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Description :

The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist. * Focuses on the tropical ecology and insular ecosystems and biodiversity of Indonesia, as well as the agroecology of humid tropics * Contains over 300 figures * Provides an extended glossa

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application  2012 Edition Book

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition


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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release Date : 2012-12-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1059
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464991103

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Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition Book Description :

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecology Environment and Conservation. The editors have built Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecology Environment and Conservation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Anthropology and Religion Book

Anthropology and Religion


  • Author : Robert L. Winzeler
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 0759110468

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Anthropology and Religion Book Description :

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this text covers what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it. A key text for students of upper division courses in the anthropological study of religion.

Embedded Entrepreneurship  Market  Culture  and Micro Business in Insular Southeast Asia Book

Embedded Entrepreneurship Market Culture and Micro Business in Insular Southeast Asia


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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2013-07-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004255296

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Embedded Entrepreneurship Market Culture and Micro Business in Insular Southeast Asia Book Description :

Embedded Entrepreneurship examines the importance of cultural meaning in the creation and utilization of economic value. The authors demonstrate that micro-scale entrepreneurship in Insular Southeast Asia is culturally embedded, and suggest theoretical convergences between economic anthropology and economic sociology.

Tropical Fire Ecology Book
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Tropical Fire Ecology


  • Author : Mark Cochrane
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-04-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540773818

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Tropical Fire Ecology Book Description :

The tropics are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are currently the frontier for human settlement. Tropical ecosystems are being converted to agricultural and other land uses at unprecedented rates. Land conversion and maintenance almost always rely on fire and, because of this, fire is now more prevalent in the tropics than anywhere else on Earth. Despite pervasive fire, human settlement and threatened biodiversity, there is little comprehensive information available on fire and its effects in tropical ecosystems. Tropical deforestation, especially in rainforests, has been widely documented for many years. Forests are cut down and allowed to dry before being burned to remove biomass and release nutrients to grow crops. However, fires do not always stop at the borders of cleared forests. Tremendously damaging fires are increasingly spreading into forests that were never evolutionarily prepared for wild fires. The largest fires on the planet in recent decades have occurred in tropical forests and burned millions of hectares in several countries. The numerous ecosystems of the tropics have differing levels of fire resistance, resilience or dependence. At present, there is little appreciation of the seriousness of the wild fire situation in tropical rainforests but there is even less understanding of the role that fire plays in the ecology of many fire adapted tropical ecosystems, such as savannas, grasslands and other forest types.

Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo Pacific Regions Book

Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo Pacific Regions


  • Author : David Addison
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925021264

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Prehistoric Marine Resource Use in the Indo Pacific Regions Book Description :

Although historic sources provide information on recent centuries, archaeology can contribute longer term understandings of pre-industrial marine exploitation in the Indo-Pacific region, providing valuable baseline data for evaluating contemporary ecological trends. This volume contains eleven papers which constitute a diverse but coherent collection on past and present marine resource use in the Indo-Pacific region, within a human-ecological perspective. The geographical focus extends from Eastern Asia, mainly Japan and Insular Southeast Asia (especially the Philippines) to the tropical Pacific (Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia) and outlying sites in coastal Tanzania (Indian Ocean) and coastal California (North Pacific). The volume is divided thematically and temporally into four parts: Part 1, Prehistoric and historic marine resource use in the Indo-Pacific Region; Part 2, Specific marine resource use in the Pacific and Asia; Part 3, Marine use and material culture in the Western Pacific; and Part 4, Modern marine use and resource management.

Case Studies in Human Ecology Book

Case Studies in Human Ecology


  • Author : Daniel G. Bates
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475795844

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Case Studies in Human Ecology Book Description :

This volume was developed to meet a much noted need for accessible case study material for courses in human ecology, cultural ecology, cultural geography, and other subjects increasingly offered to fulfill renewed student and faculty interest in environmental issues. The case studies, all taken from the journal Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Jouma~ represent a broad cross-section of contemporary research. It is tempting but inaccurate to sug gest that these represent the "Best of Human Ecology." They were selected from among many outstanding possibilities because they worked well with the organization of the book which, in turn, reflects the way in which courses in human ecology are often organized. This book provides a useful sample of case studies in the application of the perspective of human ecology to a wide variety of problems in dif ferent regions of the world. University courses in human ecology typically begin with basic concepts pertaining to energy flow, feeding relations, ma terial cycles, population dynamics, and ecosystem properties, and then take up illustrative case studies of human-environmental interactions. These are usually discussed either along the lines of distinctive strategies of food pro curement (such as foraging or pastoralism) or as adaptations to specific habitat types or biomes (such as the circumpolar regions or arid lands).

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia Book

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia


  • Author : East-West Environment and Policy Institute (Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Center for
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 0891480390

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An Ecological and Historical Perspective on Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia Book

An Ecological and Historical Perspective on Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia


  • Author : Y?jir? Hayami
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Agricultura - Sudoeste asiatico
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN 10 :

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An Ecological and Historical Perspective on Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia Book Description :

How location, natural resources, and different policies toward the elite's preemption of unused land shaped the historical development of different agrarian structures across Southeast Asia, conditioning agricultural growth performance until today.

Island Bats Book

Island Bats


  • Author : Theodore H. Fleming
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226253312

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Island Bats Book Description :

The second largest order of mammals, Chiroptera comprises more than one thousand species of bats. Because of their mobility, bats are often the only native mammals on isolated oceanic islands, where more than half of all bat species live. These island bats represent an evolutionarily distinctive and ecologically significant part of the earth’s biological diversity. Island Bats is the first book to focus solely on the evolution, ecology, and conservation of bats living in the world’s island ecosystems. Among other topics, the contributors to this volume examine how the earth’s history has affected the evolution of island bats, investigate how bat populations are affected by volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, and explore the threat of extinction from human disturbance. Geographically diverse, the volume includes studies of the islands of the Caribbean, the Western Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and New Zealand. With its wealth of information from long-term studies, Island Bats provides timely and valuable information about how this fauna has evolved and how it can be conserved.

Tropical Ecology Book

Tropical Ecology


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Botany
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057328521

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The Political Ecology of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia Book

The Political Ecology of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia


  • Author : Tuck-Po Lye
  • Publisher : Trans Pacific Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 1876843543

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The Political Ecology of Tropical Forests in Southeast Asia Book Description :

Following an interdisciplinary approach to debates about the future of tropical forests in Southeast Asia, the authors - experts in their field - unravel the extent to which the interests of local inhabitants, nation-states and international environmental movements are intertwined. This volume, a joint publication with Kyoto University Press, examines the highly politicized context in which local forestry problems intersect with global market forces, focusing on the social and economic diversity of different tropical forests and their specific historical background. It emphasizes the importance of examining local issues in their own right.

Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity Book

Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity


  • Author : Michael Markussen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 3540271384

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Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity Book Description :

The goal of this transdisciplinary book is to identify the problems and challenges facing implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - from the global, regional and local points of view. The valuation and conservation of biodiversity are critical first steps necessary for the adequate protection of the environment. The authors give insights into the the influences the CBD exerts, and current trends in the field.