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Ecosystem Engineers

Ecosystem Engineers Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2011-09-21
ISBN : 9780080548470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of species as ecosystem engineers allows scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this book ultimately illustrates how to inform and manage natural resources. The only consolidated treatment available Provides definitions, case studies, and examples of ecological models Discusses how ecosystem engineering can inform and improve the management of natural resources Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the leading figure in the development of the ecosystem engineer concept, and many other eminent ecologists, such as Alan Hastings

Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers

Coralline Algae  Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers Book
Author : Laurie Carol Hofmann,Nick Kamenos,João Silva,Nadine Schubert,Paulo Antunes Horta,Julio Aguirre,Kathryn Schoenrock
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-07-08
ISBN : 2889638316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers book written by Laurie Carol Hofmann,Nick Kamenos,João Silva,Nadine Schubert,Paulo Antunes Horta,Julio Aguirre,Kathryn Schoenrock, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Gopher Tortoises Nature s Ecosystem Engineers

Gopher Tortoises  Nature   s Ecosystem Engineers  Book
Author : Dr. Richard A. NeSmith
Publisher : Applied Principles of Education & Learning
Release : 2021-07-28
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most people have never seen an endemic North American gopher tortoise. They have limited habits but can be found west and east of the Mississippi River. There are small regions in the American southwest, but the largest population is found in the "Deep South," particularly southeast Texas, southeast Lousiana, southern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, southeastern South Carolina, and most of Florida. These land tortoises are threatened and federally protected. Their importance in the ecosystem is vital. They have been identified as keystone species as many plants and more than 350 other animals, rely upon the gopher tortoises for survival. Ensuring that gopher tortoises do not lose their habitats ensures that the ecosystem is healthy and vibrant. At the current rate of change, gopher tortoises will lose 20 percent of their habitat in the next 40 years.

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering Book
Author : Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2021-06-08
ISBN : 1119678536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learn from this integrated approach to the management and restoration of ecosystems edited by an international leader in the field The Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest research and practical developments in the rapidly evolving fields of ecological and ecosystem engineering. Beginning with an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem services, the book addresses a wide variety of issues central to the restoration and remediation of ecological environments. The book contains fulsome analyses of the restoration, rehabilitation, conservation, sustainability, reconstruction, remediation, and reclamation of ecosystems using ecological engineering techniques. Case studies are used to highlight practical applications of the theory discussed within. The material in the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering is particularly relevant at a time when the human population is dramatically rising, and the exploitation of natural resources is putting increasing pressure on planetary ecosystems. The book demonstrates how modern scientific ecology can contribute to the greening of the environment through the inclusion of concrete examples of successful applied management. The book also includes: A thorough discussion of ecological engineering and ecosystem services theory and practice An exploration of ecological and ecosystem engineering economic and environmental revitalization An examination of the role of soil meso and macrofauna indicators for restoration assessment success in a rehabilitated mine site A treatment of the mitigation of urban environmental issues by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering A discussion of soil fertility restoration theory and practice Perfect for academic researchers, industry scientists, and environmental engineers working in the fields of ecological engineering, environmental science, and biotechnology, the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering also belongs on the bookshelves of environmental regulators and consultants, policy makers, and employees of non-governmental organizations working on sustainable development.

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers

Beavers  Boreal Ecosystem Engineers Book
Author : Carol A. Johnston
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-18
ISBN : 9783319871042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bridging the fields of ecosystem science and landscape ecology, this book integrates Dr. Carol Johnston's research on beaver ecosystem alteration at Voyageurs National Park. The findings about the vegetation, soils, and chemistry of beaver impoundments synthesized in the text provide a cohesive reference useful to wetland scientists, ecosystems and landscape ecologysts, wildlife managers, and students. The beaver, Castor canadensis, is an ecosystem engineer unequaled in its capacity to alter landscapes through browsing and dam building, whose population recovery has re-established environmental conditions that probably existed for millenia prior to its near extirpation by trapping in the 1800s and 1900s. Beavers continue to regain much of their natural range throughout North America, changing stream and forest ecosystems in ways that may be lauded or vilified. Interest in beavers by ecologists remains keen as new evidence emerges about the ecological, hydrological, and biogeochemical effects of beaver browsing and construction. There is a critical need for ecologists and land managers to understand the potential magnitude, persistence, and ecosystem services of beaver landscape transformation. The 88-year record of beaver landscape occupation and alteration documented by Dr. Carol Johnston and colleagues from aerial photography and field work provides a unique resource toward understanding the ecosystem effects and sustainability of beaver activity.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering Book
Author : Patrick Kangas
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-09-25
ISBN : 9780203486542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as

Beavers

Beavers Book
Author : Frances Backhouse
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2021-05-11
ISBN : 1459824717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By cutting trees and building dams, beavers shape landscapes and provide valuable wetland homes for many plants and animals. These radical rodents were once almost hunted to extinction for their prized fur, but today we are building a new relationship with them, and our appreciation of the benefits they offer as habitat creators and water stewards is growing. Packed with facts and personal stories, this book looks at the beaver’s biology and behavior and illuminates its vital role as a keystone species. The beaver’s comeback is one of North America’s greatest conservation success stories and Beavers: Radical Rodents and Ecosystem Engineers introduces readers to the conservationists, scientists and young people who are working to build a better future for our furry friends.

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna Book
Author : Doug Armstrong,Matthew Hayward,Dorian Moro,Philip Seddon
Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release : 2015-05-15
ISBN : 148630303X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The publication of Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna nearly 20 years ago introduced the new science of ‘reintroduction biology’. Since then, there have been vast changes in our understanding of the process of reintroductions and other conservation-driven translocations, and corresponding changes in regulatory frameworks governing translocations. Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna is a timely review of our understanding of translocation from an Australasian perspective, ensuring translocation becomes an increasingly effective conservation management strategy in the future. Written by experts, including reintroduction practitioners, researchers and policy makers, the book includes extensive practical advice and example case studies, identifies emerging themes and suggests future directions. Topics include: key questions in reintroduction biology; population establishment; prey naivety; disease management; dispersal; the roles of trials and experiments; modelling projections; assisted colonisation; population interchange; genetic diversity; disease management; metapopulation dynamics; reintroduced species as ecological engineers; the contributions of sanctuary networks and zoos; and extensive insights from reintroduction programs. This book is aimed at conservation practitioners and researchers, as well as conservation management agencies and NGOs. Although it is based on Australasian examples, it will be of interest globally due to synergies with reintroduction programs throughout the world.

Linking Species Ecosystems

Linking Species   Ecosystems Book
Author : Clive G. Jones,John H. Lawton
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461517737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I was asked to introduce this volume by examining "why a knowledge of ecosys tem functioning can contribute to understanding species activities, dynamics, and assemblages." I have found it surprisingly difficult to address this topic. On the one hand, the answer is very simple and general: because all species live in ecosystems, they are part of and dependent on ecosystem processes. It is impossible to understand the abundance and distribution of populations and the species diversity and composition of communities without a knowledge of their abiotic and biotic environments and of the fluxes of energy and mat ter through the ecosystems of which they are a part. But everyone knows this. It is what ecology is all about (e.g., Likens, 1992). It is why the discipline has retained its integrity and thrived, despite a sometimes distressing degree of bickering and chauvinism among its various subdisciplines: physiological, be havioral, population, community, and ecosystem ecology.

Ecological Engineering Design

Ecological Engineering Design Book
Author : Marty D. Matlock,Robert Morgan
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-12-13
ISBN : 0470345144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field. Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one. Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy. The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices. This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services.

Mudflat Ecology

Mudflat Ecology Book
Author : Peter G. Beninger
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-13
ISBN : 3319991949
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Intertidal mudflats are distinct, highly-productive marine habitats which provide important ecosystem services to the land-sea interface. In contrast to other marine habitats, and despite a large body of primary scientific literature, no comprehensive synthesis exists, such that the scattered knowledge base lacks an integrated conceptual framework. We attempt to provide this synthesis by pulling together and contextualizing the different disciplines, tools, and approaches used in the study of intertidal mudflats. The editor pays particular attention to relationships between the various components of the synthesis, both at the conceptual and the operational levels, validating these relationships through close interaction with the various authors.

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Engineering and Ecosystem Restoration Book
Author : William J. Mitsch,Sven Erik Jørgensen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2003-09-18
ISBN : 047133264X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Completely updated to keep pace with current technology. * Provides a firm grounding the fundamentals, theory, and latest techniques. * Includes completely updated case studies.

30 Second Zoology

30 Second Zoology Book
Author : Mark Fellowes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-03-03
ISBN : 1782408533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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30-Second Zoology showcases 50 of the most fundamental categories and concepts from the study of Zoology, each explained in 300 words and one illustration.

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology Book
Author : Alan Hastings,Louis Gross
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2012-05-31
ISBN : 0520269659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A bold and successful attempt to illustrate the theoretical foundations of all of the subdisciplines of ecology, including basic and applied, and extending through biophysical, population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology is a compendium of clear and concise essays by the intellectual leaders across this vast breadth of knowledge."--Harold Mooney, Stanford University "A remarkable and indispensable reference work that also is flexible enough to provide essential readings for a wide variety of courses. A masterful collection of authoritative papers that convey the rich and fundamental nature of modern theoretical ecology."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University "Theoretical ecologists exercise their imaginations to make sense of the astounding complexity of both real and possible ecosystems. Imagining a real or possible topic left out of the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology has proven just as challenging. This comprehensive compendium demonstrates that theoretical ecology has become a mature science, and the volume will serve as the foundation for future creativity in this area."--Fred Adler, University of Utah "The editors have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who are a great match for their topics. Sometimes the author is a key, authoritative figure in a field; and at other times, the author has enough distance to convey all sides of a subject. The next time you need to introduce ecology students to a theoretical topic, you'll be glad to have this encyclopedia on your bookshelf."--Stephen Ellner, Cornell University “Everything you wanted to know about theoretical ecology, and much that you didn’t know you needed to know but will now! Alan Hastings and Louis Gross have done us a great service by bringing together in very accessible form a huge amount of information about a broad, complicated, and expanding field.”--Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems Book
Author : Gil Rilov,Jeffrey A. Crooks
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-11-12
ISBN : 354079235X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Herbivore Interaction

Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Herbivore Interaction Book
Author : Juan Núñez-Farfán,Pedro Luis Valverde
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-30
ISBN : 3030460126
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plant-herbivore interactions are a central topic in evolutionary ecology. Historically, their study has been a cornerstone for coevolutionary theory. Starting from classic ecological studies at the phenotypic level, it has since expanded to molecular and genomic approaches. After a historical perspective, the book’s subsequent chapters cover a wide range of topics: from populations to ecosystems; plant- and herbivore-focused studies; in natural and in man-modified ecosystems; and both micro- and macro-evolutionary levels. All chapters include valuable background information and empirical evidence. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to both students and researchers, and will hopefully stimulate further research in this exciting field of evolutionary biology.

The Effects of an Ecosystem Engineer the Beaver on Patterns of Species Richness at Multiple Spatial Scales

The Effects of an Ecosystem Engineer  the Beaver  on Patterns of Species Richness at Multiple Spatial Scales Book
Author : Justin P. Wright
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystem engineering--the physical modification of habitats by organisms--can affect species richness at different spatial scales. By altering resource levels, patches created by ecosystem engineering are likely to contain different species than unmodified patches. This can affect species richness at the landscape and patch scales. Forces controlling differences in richness between engineered patches and the distribution of engineered patches throughout the landscape can affect the magnitude of the effect of engineering on species richness at multiple spatial scales.

Entangled Life

Entangled Life Book
Author : Gillian Barker,Eric Desjardins,Trevor Pearce
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-09-05
ISBN : 9400770677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume explores the interactions between organisms and their environments and how this “entanglement” is a fundamental aspect of all life. It brings together the work and ideas of historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, uniting a range of new perspectives, methods, and frameworks for examining and understanding the ways that organisms and environments interact. The volume is organized into three main sections: historical perspectives, contested models, and emerging frameworks. The first section explores the origins of the modern idea of organism-environment interaction in the mid-nineteenth century and its development by later psychologists and anthropologists. In the second section, a variety of controversial models—from mathematical representations of evolution to model organisms in medical research—are discussed and reframed in light of recent questions about the interplay between organisms and environment. The third section investigates several new ideas that have the potential to reshape key aspects of the biological and social sciences. Populations of organisms evolve in response to changing environments; bodies and minds depend on a wide array of circumstances for their development; cultures create complex relationships with the natural world even as they alter it irrevocably. The chapters in this volume share a commitment to unraveling the mysteries of this entangled life.

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution Impacts and Management

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe  Distribution  Impacts and Management Book
Author : Erkki Leppakoski,Erkki Leppäkoski,Stephan Gollasch,Sergej Olenin
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2002-08-31
ISBN : 9781402008375
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.