Marine Paleobiodiversity Book

Marine Paleobiodiversity


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128093252

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Marine Paleobiodiversity Excerpt :

Marine Paleobiodiversity presents a concise history, development and current status of paleobiodiversity research, thus forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates, who are interested in this subject and intend venture into serious research. This book provides a link-reference between text book and highly-specialized journal articles, and so will be valuable for a wide audience of geologists and climatologists. Presents studies on the human environmental impacts in climate changes, future sea level perturbations and the influence these have on biodiversity Authored by a renowned researcher with over 15 years’ experience in the field Includes recent research on the importance of paleobiodiversity patterns that influence sea level fluctuations

Paleobiodiversity and Tectono Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas Book

Paleobiodiversity and Tectono Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas


  • Author : Mabrouk Boughdiri
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030014520

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Paleobiodiversity and Tectono Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas Excerpt :

This edited volume contains the best papers accepted for presentation during the 1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), Tunisia 2018. The volume shares the latest results from paleontological, biostratigraphic and sedimentological studies by experienced researchers mainly from research institutes in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Main topics include: paleontology, biostratigraphy, sedimentology, paleoclimatology and geomorphology. Some new insights are given on paleobiodiversity and major biological tools for biostratigraphy, patterns, mechanisms and processes of meso-cenozoic sedimentation in the Mediterranean and Middle East. In particular, case studies are included to highlight the major controlling factors of Tethyan biosphere-geosphere interactions as inferred from the Mediterranean and Middle East regions. The book is of interest to all researchers in the fields of different disciplines involved in the sedimentary geology.

Marine Paleobiodiversity Book

Marine Paleobiodiversity


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN 10 : 0128054158

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Marine Paleobiodiversity Excerpt :

Marine Paleobiodiversity presents a concise history, development and current status of paleobiodiversity research, thus forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates, who are interested in this subject and intend venture into serious research. This book provides a link-reference between text book and highly-specialized journal articles, and so will be valuable for a wide audience of geologists and climatologists. Presents studies on the human environmental impacts in climate changes, future sea level perturbations and the influence these have on biodiversity Authored by a renowned researcher with over 15 years' experience in the field Includes recent research on the importance of paleobiodiversity patterns that influence sea level fluctuations

Microplastics Book

Microplastics


  • Author : Ramkumar Muthuvairavasamy
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-09-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031107290

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Microplastics Excerpt :

This book presents information on the origin and distribution of microplastics, evaluates the methods of their detection, documents their interactions with natural systems, and analyzes the current understanding of their management. Owing to the size, varied compositions, pathways of transport, accumulation and myriad processes of interactions with ecosystems, the microplastics pose severe threats to ecosystem services and natural environmental systems. Therefore, the environmental challenges that microplastics present and the strategies to mitigate their harmful impacts are of great importance to the scientific community, and only a few publications exist that collate this information in a single resource. The book aims to be a comprehensive resource for students, professionals and practitioners of environmental studies on microplastics and how to better understand the threats they pose and the practices to manage them.

Eustasy  High Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity Book

Eustasy High Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128127216

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Eustasy High Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity Excerpt :

Eustatic High-Frequency Sea Level Cycles and Habitat Heterogeneity: Basinal-Regional-Global Implications presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source. This reference work is for beginners, graduates, and postgraduates who are interested in the subject and intend to venture into serious research. This hybrid text/reference is for beginners, academics, and professionals who intend to document sea level dynamics on long and short time scales and resultant habitat and paleobiodiversity changes. Presents new and important regional geological knowledge with regard to the sedimentary basins of India Provides a one-stop-shop on high-frequency sea level cycles and fluctuations, and the impact created by tectonics and climatic cycles Contains reviews on the current status, case studies, and a look at future trends

Late Cenozoic of Pen  nsula Vald  s  Patagonia  Argentina Book

Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina


  • Author : Pablo Bouza
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-01-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319485089

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Late Cenozoic of Pen nsula Vald s Patagonia Argentina Excerpt :

This book presents extensive and new information on the Cenozoic marine and continental systems of one of the most important World Heritage sites of Southern South America: The Península Valdés. Using an interdisciplinary approach, that includes geological, biological and archeological perspectives of more than 30 specialists, an integrated description and analysis of the Cenozoic environments of the study region is presented. The volume brings together an update of the geology, climate, geomorphology, soils, biodiversity, archeology and human impact of the Península Valdés. The scope of this book extends to any natural science researcher of the world interested on the Cenozoic history of the Península Valdés.

The Ocean Sunfishes Book

The Ocean Sunfishes


  • Author : Tierney M. Thys
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000293968

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The Ocean Sunfishes Excerpt :

The Ocean Sunfishes: Evolution, Biology and Conservation is the first book to gather into one comprehensive volume our fundamental knowledge of the world-record holding, charismatic ocean behemoths in the family Molidae. From evolution and phylogeny to biotoxins, biomechanics, parasites, husbandry and popular culture, it outlines recent and future research from leading sunfish experts worldwide This synthesis includes diet, foraging behavior, migration and fisheries bycatch and overhauls long-standing and outdated perceptions. This book provides the essential go-to resource for both lay and academic audiences alike and anyone interested in exploring one of the ocean’s most elusive and captivating group of fishes.

Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology  Geography  Geoarcheology and Geotourism  Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research Book

Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology Geography Geoarcheology and Geotourism Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research


  • Author : Haroun Chenchouni
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030016838

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Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology Geography Geoarcheology and Geotourism Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research Excerpt :

This edited volume is based on the best papers accepted for presentation during the 1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), Tunisia 2018. The book is of interest to all researchers in the fields of Environmental Sciences, Geoecology, Agroforestry, Geography, Geoarcheology and Geotourism. The Mediterranean Basin, Middle East and surrounding regions are ecologically unique due to large differences in climatic, geographical, and geological features, which grant countries of these regions with significant socio-economic potentials in terms of fertile agricultural lands, rich natural resources, and the existence of strategic resources such as crude oil and natural gas. However, the valuation of ecosystem functions, goods and services of natural and cultural heritages and bioressources of these regions is still little known. This volume offers an overview of the latest information and ideas on the physical environment of these regions, assessment and monitoring of natural bioressources including flora and fauna, and the use of cutting-edge methods for the development of sustainable agricultural systems. It gives also new socio-economic insights on geotourism and archaeology. Main topics include:1. Environmental Assessment and Monitoring of Agrisilvicultural Systems2. Environmental Impacts and Restoration Ecology of Natural and Agricultural Habitats3. Investigations and Applications in Environmental Biotechnology4. Spatiotemporal Patterns of Marine Biodiversity and Terrestrial Paleobiodiversity5. Socio-economics of Geotourism and Archaeology

Marine Macroecology Book

Marine Macroecology


  • Author : Jon D. Witman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226904146

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Marine Macroecology Excerpt :

Pioneered in the late 1980s, the concept of macroecology—a framework for studying ecological communities with a focus on patterns and processes—revolutionized the field. Although this approach has been applied mainly to terrestrial ecosystems, there is increasing interest in quantifying macroecological patterns in the sea and understanding the processes that generate them. Taking stock of the current work in the field and advocating a research agenda for the decades ahead, Marine Macroecology draws together insights and approaches from a diverse group of scientists to show how marine ecology can benefit from the adoption of macroecological approaches. Divided into three parts, Marine Macroecology first provides an overview of marine diversity patterns and offers case studies of specific habitats and taxonomic groups. In the second part, contributors focus on process-based explanations for marine ecological patterns. The third part presents new approaches to understanding processes driving the macroecolgical patterns in the sea. Uniting unique insights from different perspectives with the common goal of identifying and understanding large-scale biodiversity patterns, Marine Macroecology will inspire the next wave of marine ecologists to approach their research from a macroecological perspective.

Cretaceous Sea Level Rise Book

Cretaceous Sea Level Rise


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128093238

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Cretaceous Sea Level Rise Excerpt :

Cretaceous Sea Level Rise delves into the question of whether the observed short-term sea-level changes are regional (tectonic) or global (eustatic) and determines their possible relation to climate cycles; to assess the role of feedback mechanisms, i.e. thermal expansion/contraction of seawater, subsidence due to loading by water, changing vegetation of the Earth System and to investigate the relation of sea-level highs and lows to ocean anoxia and oxidation events, represented by black shales and oceanic red beds, and to evaluate the evidence for ephemeral glacial episodes or other climate events. Though research has been, and is being, conducted in these fields since the introduction of sea level cycles and sequence development concepts in the 1970"s, the available information is scattered. Cretaceous Sea Level Rise presents the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in a single source, forming a reference work for beginners, graduates and postgraduates who are interested in this subject. Authored by an expert in Sea Level Rise, with over 15 years’ experience Concludes with a section that looks to the future of sea level change The only source to combine the current understanding and future directions of the research on Cretaceous sea level cycles in one place

Coastal Zone Management Book

Coastal Zone Management


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-12-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN 10 : 0128143509

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Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues brings together a vast range of interdisciplinary data on coastal zones in a concise, yet exhaustive format that will be useful to students, researchers, and teachers. The book contains several focused sections, all of which include individual chapters written by subject experts with considerable experience in their fields of research. Each chapter presents the latest research and status of its focus, with a concluding endnote on future trends. Topics covered in the book include the sea level and climate changes, evolution of coastlines, land-use dynamics and coastal hazards mitigation and management. The global coast has faced the force of both climate hange and natural disasters, which continue to result in the loss of human life and degradation of quality of the coastal environment. Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues provides the latest developments and key strategies to tackle this in a single comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for scientists and researchers well-read on coastal zones, as well as those new to the subject. Presents a unique compilation of contributed chapters, including a focus on methodology, case studies, stategy, and policy, acting as a one-source reference for students, teachers, researchers and administrators. Discusses challenges at local levels in order to help interpret regional processes that have global ramifications. Provides a database for scientists working on research topics related to coastal zone management.

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas Book

Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas


  • Author : Mohamed Maanan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401792608

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Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas Excerpt :

This book presents a detailed analysis and synthesis of the processes affecting sediments fluxes from watershed to worldwide coastal systems. The volume provides a comprehensive overview and constitutes a systematic description of the response of coastal systems to global and local changes, like climate change, sea level, land use and land cover change. The case studies cover a sequence of coastal environments such as lagoons, bays, estuaries, deltas and beaches. Sediment Fluxes in Coastal Areas is designed for researchers, professionals and for course-use in hydrology, oceanography, geography, geology, geomorphology and environmental science.

Sustainable Use of Traditional Geomaterials in Construction Practice Book

Sustainable Use of Traditional Geomaterials in Construction Practice


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 9781862397255

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Sustainable Use of Traditional Geomaterials in Construction Practice Excerpt :

Geomaterials derived from the Earth’s crust and used in construction after appropriate processing are among the earliest raw materials exploited, processed and used by humans. Their numerous functional properties include accessibility, workability and serviceability, and these are explored within this volume. In modern society, sustainable use of raw materials, specifically those exploited in large volumes such as geomaterials for construction, raises questions of reducing extraction of primary resources and thus minimizing impacts on natural systems, and also employment of materials and technologies to lower emissions of deleterious substances into the atmosphere. This will be possible only if we fully understand the properties, processing and mode of use of traditional geomaterials. Although most of the papers within this volume were written by geologists, the contributions will also be of interest to those working in cultural heritage, monument conservation, civil engineering and architecture.

Chemostratigraphy Book

Chemostratigraphy


  • Author : Mu Ramkumar
  • Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
  • Release Date : 2015-02-19
  • Genre: SCIENCE
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN 10 : 0124199682

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Chemostratigraphy Excerpt :

Chemostratigraphy: Concepts, Techniques, and Applications is the first collection of contributed articles that introduces young geoscientists to the discipline while providing seasoned practitioners with a standard reference that showcases the topic's most recent research and application developments. This multi-contributed reference on one of the youngest and most dynamic branches of the geosciences includes articles from some of the world's leading researchers. This book is a one-stop source of chemostratigraphy theory and application, helping geoscientists navigate through the wealth of new research that has emerged in recent years. Edited by one of the world's foremost chemostratigraphy experts Features contributed articles from a broad base of topics including stratigraphic correlation, hydrocarbon exploration, reservoir characterization, and paleo-climatic interpretation Includes a range of application-based case studies addressing spatio-temporal scales for practical, field-specific concepts

Microplastics Book

Microplastics


  • Author : Ramkumar Muthuvairavasamy
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2022-09-12
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 3031107284

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Microplastics Excerpt :

This book presents information on the origin and distribution of microplastics, evaluates the methods of their detection, documents their interactions with natural systems, and analyzes the current understanding of their management. Owing to the size, varied compositions, pathways of transport, accumulation and myriad processes of interactions with ecosystems, the microplastics pose severe threats to ecosystem services and natural environmental systems. Therefore, the environmental challenges that microplastics present and the strategies to mitigate their harmful impacts are of great importance to the scientific community, and only a few publications exist that collate this information in a single resource. The book aims to be a comprehensive resource for students, professionals and practitioners of environmental studies on microplastics and how to better understand the threats they pose and the practices to manage them.