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18 Books found

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  • Advances in Geocomputing

    Advances in Geocomputing

    This book provides a concise overview of the recent development in geocomputing, which covers the model construction and result visualisation, advanced computational theory and high performance software development on supercomputers and their applications in simulating geodynamics, crustal dynamics, earthquakes, tsunami and rock physics spanning different scales. A DVD-ROM is attached together with this book for the image and animation files of ...

  • By-catch Reduction in the World´s Fisheries

    By-catch Reduction in the World´s Fisheries

    This book comes after several decades of outstanding and successful research that has helped ameliorate some of the most important and controversial fisheries issues in the world – those associated with the unwanted wastage of fish from by-catch and discarding.The 8 chapters encompass contributions from 27 of the world’s leading experts in by-catch reduction. They take the reader through most aspects of the field at a variety of scales and viewp

  • Forest Diversity and Function

    Forest Diversity and Function

    One of the central research themes in ecology is evaluating the extent to which biological richness is necessary to sustain the Earth's system and the functioning of individual ecosystems. In this volume, for the first time, the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem processes in forests is thoroughly explored. The text examines the multiple effects of tree diversity on productivity and growth, biogeochemical cycles, animals, pests, and ...

  • Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants

    Herbivory of Leaf-Cutting Ants

    Plant-animal interactions have become a focus of ecological research, with the processes of herbivory being of special interest. This volume examines the interactions of leaf-cutting ants with the rainforest vegetation on Barro Colorado Islands in Central America. It is the synthesis of field research on multiple scales extending over a period of several years. This work can serve as a model study summarizing and extending knowledge about ...

  • Java for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications

    Java for Bioinformatics and Biomedical Applications

    The science and practice of medicine has undergone a fundamental change as a result of large-scale genome projects that led to the sequencing of a number of important microbial, plant and animal genomes in the last 5 years. This book aims to combine industry standard software engineering and design principles, genomics and bioinformatics and cancer research. It focuses on creating and integrating practical, useful tools for the scientific ...

  • Large-scale Livestock Grazing

    Large-scale Livestock Grazing

    One of the main objectives of nature conservation in Europe is to protect valuable cultural landscapes characterized by a mixture of open habitats and hedges, trees and patchy woodland (semi-open landscapes).The development of these landscapes during the past decades has been characterized by an ongoing intensification of land use on the one hand, and an increasing number of former meadows and pastures becoming fallow as a result of changing ...

  • Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments

    Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments

    Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments: An International Perspective examines the conditions where humans and martens are compatible and incompatible, and promotes land use practices that allow Martes to be representatively distributed and viable.All Martes have been documented to use forested habitats and 6 species (excluding the stone marten) are generally considered to require complex mid- to late-successional forests thro

  • Nectaries and Nectar

    Nectaries and Nectar

    Nectar is the most important reward offered by plants to pollinating animals. This book is a modern and interdisciplinary text on nectar and nectaries, prompted by the expansion of knowledge, especially in the more ecological and now molecular fields, and the strong recent interest in pollination biology. The topics covered vary widely: they include historical aspects, the structure and ultrastructure of nectaries and relationships to plant ...

  • Plant-Environment Interactions

    Plant-Environment Interactions

    Our image of plants is changing dramatically away from passive entities merely subject to environmental forces and organisms that are designed solely for the accumulation of photosynthate. Plants are revealing themselves to be dynamic and highly sensitive organisms that actively and competitively forage for limited resources, both above and below ground, organisms that accurately gauge their circumstances, use sophisticated cost-benefit ...

  • Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

    Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

    Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields. However, spatial patterns change over time. In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal ...

  • Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

    Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology

    Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields. However, spatial patterns change over time. In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal ...

  • Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

    Tropical Fruits and Frugivores

    In this book we undertake one of the first global-scale comparisons of the relationships between tropical plants and frugivorous animal communities, comparing sites within and across continents. In total, 12 primary contributors, including noted plant and animal ecologists, present newly-analyzed long-term datasets on the floristics and phenological rhythms of their study sites, identifying important seed dispersers and key plant taxa that ...

  • Ecology of Coccinellidae

    Ecology of Coccinellidae

    The book is the only scientific monograph dealing with coccinellids (i.e. ladybirds), a group of beetles which are beneficial predators of aphids, scale insects and mites, and are also one of the most popular insects. This volume is an updated and modified version of Biology of Coccinellidae (1973) 250 pp. Due to a vast increase in information, the book has become more voluminous (xvi + 464 pp. comprising 133 tables, 95 figures, 11 plates, ...

  • Environmental Dilemmas

    Environmental Dilemmas

    This book is an account of the factors that have to be weighed in making decisions about the air we breathe, about energy sources, land use, animal welfare, commerical profit and so on. It will be of interest to managers, historians, sociologists, but above all for environmental scientists forced to make decisions on imperfect or incomplete evidence.

  • Landscape Ecology in Action

    Landscape Ecology in Action

    This book presents the state of the art of the fundamentals of landscape ecology. It integrates different ecological approaches, in which the spatial arrangement of living organisms and their aggregations are considered as an important component of environmental complexity. A reconciliation between the ecosystem approach and the landscape approach is discussed. Geobotanical, animal and human perspectives are considered and compared with ...

  • Landscape Ecology in Action

    Landscape Ecology in Action

    This book presents the state of the art of the fundamentals of landscape ecology. It integrates different ecological approaches, in which the spatial arrangement of living organisms and their aggregations are considered as an important component of environmental complexity. A reconciliation between the ecosystem approach and the landscape approach is discussed. Geobotanical, animal and human perspectives are considered and compared with ...

  • Likelihood, Bayesian and MCMC Methods in Quantitative Genetics

    Likelihood, Bayesian and MCMC Methods in Quantitative Genetics

    Over the last ten years the introduction of computer intensive statistical methods has opened new horizons concerning the probability models that can be fitted to genetic data, the scale of the problems that can be tackled and the nature of the questions that can be posed. In particular, the application of Bayesian and likelihood methods to statistical genetics has been facilitated enormously by these methods. Techniques generally referred to as ...

  • Wildlife and Landscape Ecology

    Wildlife and Landscape Ecology

    Ecologists increasingly recognize the importance of scale in our understanding of nature. Landscape ecology in particular emphasizes temporal and spatial scales. While research and management of wildlife has traditionally emphasized studies at smaller scales, it is now acknowledged that larger, landscape-level patterns strongly influence demographic processes in wild animal species. This book is the first to provide the conceptual basis for ...