Agroecology

Agroecology


  • Author : Stephen R. Gliessman
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498728461


Agroecology Book Description :

Agroecology is a science, a productive practice, and part of a social movement that is at the forefront of transforming food systems to sustainability. Building upon the ecological foundation of the agroecosystem, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Third Edition provides the essential foundation for understanding sustainability i

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology  3rd Edition

Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology 3rd Edition


  • Author : Otto Wildi
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786394224


Data Analysis in Vegetation Ecology 3rd Edition Book Description :

The 3rd edition of this popular textbook introduces the reader to the investigation of vegetation systems with an emphasis on data analysis. The book succinctly illustrates the various paths leading to high quality data suitable for pattern recognition, pattern testing, static and dynamic modelling and model testing including spatial and temporal aspects of ecosystems. Step-by-step introductions using small examples lead to more demanding approaches illustrated by real world examples aimed at explaining interpretations. All data sets and examples described in the book are available online and are written using the freely available statistical package R. This book will be of particular value to beginning graduate students and postdoctoral researchers of vegetation ecology, ecological data analysis, and ecological modelling, and experienced researchers needing a guide to new methods. A completely revised and updated edition of this popular introduction to data analysis in vegetation ecology. Includes practical step-by-step examples using the freely available statistical package R. Complex concepts and operations are explained using clear illustrations and case studies relating to real world phenomena. Emphasizes method selection rather than just giving a set of recipes.

Seeds  3rd Edition

Seeds 3rd Edition


  • Author : Robert S Gallagher
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2013-12-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780641836


Seeds 3rd Edition Book Description :

The 3rd edition of Seeds: The Ecology of Regeneration in Plant Communities highlights the many advances in the field of seed ecology and its relationship to plant community dynamics that have taken place in recent years. The new edition also features chapters on seed development and morphology, seed chemical ecology, implications of climate change on regeneration by seed, and the functional role of seed banks in agricultural and natural ecosystems. The book is aimed at advanced level students and researchers in the fields of seed science, seed ecology and plant ecology.

Freshwater Ecology
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Freshwater Ecology


  • Author : Walter Dodds
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 829
  • ISBN 10 : 0080884776


Freshwater Ecology Book Description :

Freshwater Ecology, Second Edition, is a broad, up-to-date treatment of everything from the basic chemical and physical properties of water to advanced unifying concepts of the community ecology and ecosystem relationships as found in continental waters. With 40% new and expanded coverage, this text covers applied and basic aspects of limnology, now with more emphasis on wetlands and reservoirs than in the previous edition. It features 80 new and updated figures, including a section of color plates, and 500 new and updated references. The authors take a synthetic approach to ecological problems, teaching students how to handle the challenges faced by contemporary aquatic scientists. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology; and introductory graduate students taking courses in Freshwater Ecology and Limnology. Expanded revision of Dodds' successful text. New boxed sections provide more advanced material within the introductory, modular format of the first edition. Basic scientific concepts and environmental applications featured throughout. Added coverage of climate change, ecosystem function, hypertrophic habitats and secondary production. Expanded coverage of physical limnology, groundwater and wetland habitats. Expanded coverage of the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupters as freshwater pollutants More on aquatic invertebrates, with more images and pictures of a broader range of organisms Expanded coverage of the functional roles of filterer feeding, scraping, and shredding organisms, and a new section on omnivores. Expanded appendix on standard statistical techniques. Supporting website with figures and tables - http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123747242

Essentials of Ecology

Essentials of Ecology


  • Author : George Tyler Miller
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 113
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105114257178


Essentials of Ecology Book Description :

ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY, Third Edition is the ideal alternative to other ecology texts, which tend to be too difficult for non-majors. It is a succinct 13-chapter introduction, using clear, straightforward language and providing the scientific foundation necessary to understand ecological issues. Tyler Miller is the most successful author in academic writing on environmental science because of his attention to currency, trend setting presentation of content, ability to predict student and instructor needs for new and different supplements, and his ability to retain the hallmarks on which instructors have come to depend. The content in the 3rd edition of ESSENTIALS OF ECOLOGY is everything you have come to expect and more. In this edition, the author has added the "How Would You Vote?" feature, which is an application of environmental science-related topics in the news. Students apply their environmental science knowledge from the book to a Web activity, which helps them investigate environmental science issues in a structured manner. They then cast their votes on the Web. Results are then tallied. Also found at the Miller website is the much used "Updates on Line," updated twice a year with articles from InfoTrac College Edition service, CNN Today video clips, and Web links. Instructors can seamlessly incorporate the most current news articles and research findings to support text presentations. This is a time saver for instructors and part-time teachers who can quickly determine what ancillary materials they want to utilize in just minutes. As with the last edition, this text is packaged with a free Student CD-ROM entitled "Interactive Concepts in Environmental Science." Organized by chapter, the CD gives students links to relevant resources, narrated animations, interactive figures, and prompts to review material and test themselves.

Ecology

Ecology


  • Author : George Katagiri
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 0382042530


Ecology Book Description :

Political Ecology

Political Ecology


  • Author : Paul Robbins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119167440


Political Ecology Book Description :

An accessible, focused exploration of the field of political ecology The third edition of Political Ecology spans this sprawling field, using grounded examples and careful readings of current literature. While the study of political ecology is sometimes difficult to fathom, owing to its breadth and diversity, this resource simplifies the discussion by reducing the field down into a few core questions and arguments. These points clearly demonstrate how critical theory can make pragmatic contributions to the fields of conservation, development, and environmental management. The latest edition of this seminal work is also more closely focused, with references to recent work from around the world. Further, Political Ecology raises critical questions about “traditional” approaches to environmental questions and problems. This new edition: Includes international work in the field coming out of Europe, Latin America, and Asia Explains political ecology and its tendency to disrupt the environmental research and practice by both advancing and undermining associated fields of study Contains contributions from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and expertise Offers a resource that is written in highly-accessible, straightforward language Outlines the frontiers of the field and frames climate change and the end of population growth with the framework of political ecology An excellent resource for undergraduates and academics, the third edition of Political Ecology offers an updated edition of the guide to this diverse, quickly growing field that is at the heart of how humans shape the world and, in turn, are shaped by it.

Developments in Numerical Ecology

Developments in Numerical Ecology


  • Author : Pierre Legendre
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642708800


Developments in Numerical Ecology Book Description :

From earlier ecological studies it has become apparent that simple univariate or bivariate statistics are often inappropriate, and that multivariate statistical analyses must be applied. Despite several difficulties arising from the application of multivariate methods, community ecology has acquired a mathematical framework, with three consequences: it can develop as an exact science; it can be applied operationally as a computer-assisted science to the solution of environmental problems; and it can exchange information with other disciplines using the language of mathematics. This book comprises the invited lectures, as well as working group reports, on the NATO workshop held in Roscoff (France) to improve the applicability of this new method numerical ecology to specific ecological problems.

Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology and Restoration Ecology   An Anthology

Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology and Restoration Ecology An Anthology


  • Author : Zev Naveh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-06-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402044229


Transdisciplinary Challenges in Landscape Ecology and Restoration Ecology An Anthology Book Description :

Capitalizing on forty years of intensive ecological studies, this anthology presents a collection of widely dispersed major publications on theoretical and practical Mediterranean, global environmental and landscape issues. Each chapter features a comprehensive study of ecological and landscape issues, synthesized in the introduction, and woven with autobiographical experiences. The concluding chapter calls for a transdisciplinary shift in all environmental scientific fields and particularly in landscape and restoration ecology, to cope with the complex, closely interwoven ecological, socio-economical, political and cultural crises facing human society during the present crucial transition from the industrial to the post-industrial, global information age. Updating and broadening the scope of the groundbreaking Springer book on Landscape Theory and Applications by the author and Lieberman (1994), this is a unique transdisciplinary attempt based on advanced systems complexity theories, which link the natural and human sciences.