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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity Book
Author : Andrea Belgrano,Guy Woodward,Ute Jacob
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-07-25
ISBN : 012417020X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments Book
Author : Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-10-09
ISBN : 4431541500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces the evolutionary history of biodiversity, especially of fish in this lake. In the second chapter, some examples of trophic polymorphism in fish are described. Fish are keystone predators in lake ecosystems, and they can be a major driver for altering biological communities through their top-down trophic cascading effects. An excellent laboratory experiment is presented, demonstrating that functional diversity of fish feeding morphology alters food web properties of plankton prey communities. The third chapter focuses on aquatic microbes, whose abundance and diversity may also be influenced by the diversity of fish through top-down trophic cascades. Aquatic microbes can have a strong impact on ecosystem functioning in lakes, and in this chapter, the latest molecular techniques used to examine genetic and functional diversity of microbial communities are introduced. The final chapter presents theoretical frameworks for predicting how biodiversity has the potential to control the incidence and intensity of human-induced regime shifts. While respecting the precious nature of biodiversity in lakes, it is essential to be aware that modern human activities have brought a crisis of biodiversity loss in lakes worldwide. Throughout this book, readers will learn why biodiversity must be conserved at all levels, from genes to ecosystems.

Trait Based Ecology From Structure to Function

Trait Based Ecology   From Structure to Function Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2015-06-03
ISBN : 0128026359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function. Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology

Diversity and Eco Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants

Diversity and Eco Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants Book
Author : Chunhua Liu,Sidinei Magela Thomaz,ZhongQiang Li,Te CAO,Katya E. Kovalenko
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-06-16
ISBN : 2889637972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aquatic plants refer to a diverse group of aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to be seem with the naked eye, and the vegetative parts of which actively grow either permanently or periodically (for at least several weeks each year) submerged below, floating on, or growing up through the water surface. These include aquatic vascular plants, aquatic mosses and some larger algae. Aquatic plants are grouped into life forms, each of which relates differently to limiting factors and has distinct ecological functions in aquatic ecosystems. Life form groups include emergent macrophytes (plants that are rooted in sediment or soils that are periodically inundated, with all other structures extending into the air), floating-leaved macrophytes (rooted plants with leaves that float on the water surface), submersed macrophytes (rooted plants growing completely submerged), free submerged macrophytes (which are not rooted but attached to other macrophytes or submerged structures) and free-floating macrophytes (plants that float on the water surface). Aquatic plants play an important role in the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems by altering water movement regimes, providing shelter and refuge and serving as a food source. In addition, aquatic plants produce large standing crops which can also stabilize sediments, accumulate large amounts of nutrients thus improving water healthy. Thus, because of their ecological role, aquatic plants are an important component of aquatic ecosystems. Aquatic plants are very vulnerable to human activities and global changes, and many species of the plants had become endangered in the past several decades due to habitat loss, flooding, damming, over foraging, biological invasion and eutrophication, which might not be halted but enforced in the future when more extreme weathers coincide with enhanced human activities.

Linking Protected Areas with Working Landscapes Conserving Biodiversity

Linking Protected Areas with Working Landscapes Conserving Biodiversity Book
Author : Neil Munro,J. H. Martin Willison,Science and Management of Protected Areas Association
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Linking Protected Areas with Working Landscapes Conserving Biodiversity book written by Neil Munro,J. H. Martin Willison,Science and Management of Protected Areas Association, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Biodiversity of the Southeastern United States Lowland Terrestrial Communities

Biodiversity of the Southeastern United States  Lowland Terrestrial Communities Book
Author : William E. Martin,William Haywood Martin,Stephen G. Boyce,Arthur C. Echternacht
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release : 1993-05-03
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describing the diverse ecology of the southeastern U.S., it presents an integrated overview of each aquatic system in the area organized around its specific functional processes. Begins by studying the setting and extent of each aquatic community in the past, present and future. It goes on to examine the plants and animals that dominate each community and the interaction between community species. Also includes sections on attributes relative to the physical environment that structure and define each community, resource use and management, future research and management problems of the area.

Biodiversity of Aquatic Insects and Other Invertebrates in Springs

Biodiversity of Aquatic Insects and Other Invertebrates in Springs Book
Author : Leonard C. Ferrington
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biodiversity Change and Human Health

Biodiversity Change and Human Health Book
Author : Osvaldo E. Sala,Laura A. Meyerson,Camille Parmesan
Publisher : Scientific Committee on Proble
Release : 2009-01-26
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biodiversity Change and Human Health brings together leading experts from the natural science and social science realms as well as the medical community to explore the explicit linkages between human-driven alterations of biodiversity and documented impacts of those changes on human health. The book utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to explore and address the complex interplay between natural biodiversity and human health and well-being. The five parts examine health trade-offs between competing uses of biodiversity (highlighting synergistic situations in which conservation of natural biodiversity actually promotes human health and well-being); relationships between biodiversity and quality of life that have developed over ecological and evolutionary time; the effects of changing biodiversity on provisioning of ecosystem services, and how they have affected human health; the role of biodiversity in the spread of infectious disease; native biodiversity as a resource for traditional and modern medicine Biodiversity Change and Human Health synthesizes our current understanding and identifies major gaps in knowledge as it places all aspects of biodiversity and health interactions within a common framework. Contributors explore potential points of crossover among disciplines (both in ways of thinking and of specific methodologies) that could ultimately expand opportunities for humans to both live sustainably and enjoy a desirable quality of life.

Biodiversity and Dynamics of Ecosystems in North Eurasia pt 1 Water ecosystems of North Eurasia pt 2 Lake Baikal as a natural laboratory for studying species biodiversity and evolution pt 3 Biodiversity and dynamics of ecosystems of North Eastern Asia 2 v

Biodiversity and Dynamics of Ecosystems in North Eurasia  pt  1  Water ecosystems of North Eurasia  pt  2  Lake Baikal as a natural laboratory for studying species  biodiversity  and evolution  pt  3  Biodiversity and dynamics of ecosystems of North Eastern Asia  2 v    Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tetracycline Antibiotic Distribution and Transformation in Aquatic Systems

Tetracycline Antibiotic Distribution and Transformation in Aquatic Systems Book
Author : Kennedy F. Rubert
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystem Ecology

Ecosystem Ecology Book
Author : Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-07-25
ISBN : 9780444534675
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the world’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This derivative volume based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology (published 2008) is the only book currently published that provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format. Provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format Covers aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Complexity and Stability in Small Aquatic Systems

Complexity and Stability in Small Aquatic Systems Book
Author : Linda M. Puth
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecology of Aquatic Systems

Ecology of Aquatic Systems Book
Author : Michael Dobson,Mike Dobson,Chris Frid
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an introduction to the diversity of aquatic environments and moves away from the traditional split between marine and freshwater systems, emphasising their common features and ecological similarities.

A Study of Aquatic Biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin

A Study of Aquatic Biodiversity in the Lake Victoria Basin Book
Author : East African Community. Lake Victoria Basin Commission
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation Book
Author : Balakishan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Animal Biodiversity Patterns And Process

Animal Biodiversity Patterns And Process Book
Author : T. N. Ananthakrishnan ,K.G. Sivaramakrishnan
Publisher : Scientific Publishers
Release : 2006-07-02
ISBN : 9387307476
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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India being one of the top twelve mega biodiversity countries in the world, the increasing rate of erosion of biodiversity has been causing great concern. Because of socio-economic changes, biological diversity has to come to occupying the central stage as it holds `key to the maintenance of the world'. Biodiversity is a multifactered science bringing the ecologist and environmentalist together resulting in an interdisciplinary subject. Issues like ecosystem dynamics, global changes and impact of the loss of biodiversity at various level such as local, national and global levels have become important. As a result of the loss of increasingly recognised. The need to understand traditional ecological knowledge for managing biodiversity by the local people has also come to be appreciated. The book therefore, attempts to provide an overall emphasis of diverse aspects of animal biodiversity, including soil, vectors of animal and plant diseases, agroecosystem diversity, forest biodiversity, marine, fresh water and island biodiversity. The impact of taxonomy, biotechnology and remote sensing, besides the conservation and management of biodiversity has also been briefly discussed.

Fundamental and Applied Limnology

Fundamental and Applied Limnology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biodiversity in Land inland Water Ecotones

Biodiversity in Land inland Water Ecotones Book
Author : J. B. Lachavanne,Raphaëlle Juge
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9789231033520
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Philosophers, writers and scientists, from cell biologists to ecologists, have long recognized the special nature of boundaries and interface areas of all kinds. Among ecologists in particular, there has been an upsurge in interest in the sensitive boundary areas of interaction between ecosystems, which are called 'ecotones' and which are often characterized by higher biological diversity than adjacent areas.

Records of the Australian Museum

Records of the Australian Museum Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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