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Plant Disturbance Ecology

Plant Disturbance Ecology Book
Author : Edward A. Johnson,Kiyoko Miyanishi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-21
ISBN : 0128188146
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Disturbance ecology continues to be an active area of research, having undergone advances in many areas in recent years. One emerging direction is the increased coupling of physical and ecological processes, in which disturbances are increasingly traced back to mechanisms that cause the disturbances themselves, such as earth surface processes, mesoscale, and larger meteorological processes, and the ecological effects of interest are increasingly physiological. Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition encourages movement away from the informal, conceptual approach traditionally used in defining natural disturbances and clearly presents how scientists can use a multitude of approaches in plant disturbance ecology. This edition includes nine revised chapters from the first edition, as well new, more comprehensive chapters on fire disturbance and beaver disturbance. Edited by leading experts in the field, Plant Disturbance Ecology, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for scientists interested in understanding plant disturbance and ecological processes. Advances understanding of natural disturbances by combining geophysical and ecological processes Provides a framework for collaboration between geophysical scientists and ecologists studying natural disturbances Includes fully updated research with 5 new chapters and revision of 11 chapters from the first edition

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity

Disturbance Ecology and Biological Diversity Book
Author : Erik A. Beever,Inger Suzanne Prange,Dominick A. DellaSala
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-10-30
ISBN : 0429530498
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents cascading effects of ecological disturbances on a multitude of ecosystem components. It includes agricultural development, large infrequent disturbances, forest harvesting, non-native grazing in deserts, ground transportation, powerline corridors, fires, urban ecology, disturbance in aquatic ecosystems, land-use dynamics on diversity, habitat fragmentation, sedimentation of wetlands, and contemporary climate change. The book facilitates users in understanding why disturbances are occurring while recommending mitigation and remediation strategies.

Disturbance and Ecosystems

Disturbance and Ecosystems Book
Author : H. A. Mooney,M. Godron
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 3642691374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The earth's landscapes are being increasingly impacted by the activities of man. Unfortunately, we do not have a full understanding of the consequences of these disturbances on the earth's productive capacity. This problem was addressed by a group of French and U.S. ecologists who are specialists at levels of integration extending from genetics to the biosphere at a meeting at Stanford, California, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. With a few important exceptions it was found at this meeting that most man-induced disturbances of ecosystems can be viewed as large scale patterns of disturbances that have occurred, generally on a small scale, in ecosystems through evolutionary time. Man has induced dramatic large-scale changes in the environment which must be viewed at the biosphere level. Acid deposition and CO increase are two 2 examples of the consequences of man's increased utilization of fossil fuels. It is a matter of considerable concern that we cannot yet fully predict the ecological consequences of these environmental changes. Such problems must be addressed at the international level, yet substantive mechanisms to do this are not available.

Invasive Plant Ecology

Invasive Plant Ecology Book
Author : Shibu Jose,Harminder Pal Singh,Daizy Rani Batish,Ravinder Kumar Kohli
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2013-01-09
ISBN : 1439881278
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Invasion of non-native plant species, which has a significant impact on the earth's ecosystems, has greatly increased in recent years due to expanding trade and transport among different countries. Understanding the ecological principles underlying the invasive process as well as the characteristics of the invasive plants is crucial for making good

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry

A Caribbean Forest Tapestry Book
Author : Nicholas Brokaw,Todd Crowl,Ariel Lugo,William McDowell,Frederick Scatena,Robert Waide,Michael Willig
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-06-28
ISBN : 0195334698
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explains how to foresee and manage ecosystem changes in the Luquillo Mountains in Puerto Rico, by looking at underlying causes and effects. The lessons from the abiotic and biotic environments, populations, and ecosystems in this region apply to analogous forest biomes in Central and South America, as well as around the world.

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert

Plant Diversity and Ecology in the Chihuahuan Desert Book
Author : Maria C. Mandujano,Irene Pisanty,Luis E. Eguiarte
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-18
ISBN : 3030449637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental and specific diversity in the Chihuahuan desert in general, and in the Cuatro Ciénegas Basin in particular, has long been recognized as outstanding. This book provides a global ecological overview, together with in-depth studies of specific processes. The Chihuahuan desert is the warmest in North America, and has a complex geologic, climatic and biogeographical history, which affects today’s distribution of vegetation and plants and generates complex phylogeographic patterns. The high number of endemic species reflects this complex set of traits. The modern distribution of environments, including aquatic and subaquatic systems, riparian environments, gypsum dunes and gypsum-rich soils, low levels of phosphorous and organic matter, and high salinity combined with an extreme climate call for a range of adaptations. Plants are distributed in a patchy pattern based on punctual variations, and many of them respond to different resources and conditions with considerable morphological plasticity. In terms of physiological, morphological and ecological variability, cacti were identified as the most important group in specific environments like bajadas, characterized by high diversity values, while gypsophytes and gypsovagues of different phylogenies, including species with restricted distribution and endemics.

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology

Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology Book
Author : Vicky M. Temperton,Richard J. Hobbs,Tim Nuttle,Stefan Halle
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2013-04-10
ISBN : 159726590X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding how ecosystems are assembled -- how the species that make up a particular biological community arrive in an area, survive, and interact with other species -- is key to successfully restoring degraded ecosystems. Yet little attention has been paid to the idea of assembly rules in ecological restoration, in both the scientific literature and in on-the-ground restoration efforts. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology, edited by Vicky M. Temperton, Richard J. Hobbs, Tim Nuttle, and Stefan Halle, addresses that shortcoming, offering an introduction, overview, and synthesis of the potential role of assembly rules theory in restoration ecology. It brings together information and ideas relating to ecosystem assembly in a restoration context, and includes material from a wide geographic range and a variety of perspectives. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology contributes new knowledge and ideas to the subjects of assembly rules and restoration ecology and represents an important summary of the current status of an emerging field. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of restoration, making it a vital compendium of information and ideas for restoration ecologists, professionals, and practitioners.

The Nature of Plant Communities

The Nature of Plant Communities Book
Author : J. Bastow Wilson,Andrew D. Q. Agnew,Stephen H. Roxburgh
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-03-31
ISBN : 110848221X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a comprehensive review of the role of species interactions in the process of plant community assembly.

Plant Functional Diversity

Plant Functional Diversity Book
Author : Eric Garnier,Marie-Laure Navas,Karl Grigulis
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0198757360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This book is based on 'Diversitae fonctionnelle des Plantes - Traits des Organismes, Structure des Communautaes, Propriaetaes des Ecosystaemes' authored by Eric Garnier and Marie-Laure Navas, and published in 2013 by De Boeck. It has been substantially enriched compared to the French version, and some chapters have been extensively revised and completed"--Page vii.

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology

An Introduction to Disturbance Ecology Book
Author : Corrado Battisti,Gianluca Poeta,Giuliano Fanelli
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-07-19
ISBN : 3319324764
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there are conflicts between the natural components and human activity. It is also addressed to students of applied ecology, ecosystem management, land-use planning and environmental impact assessment. It discusses a number of topics covered in the programs of many university courses related to basic ecology and ecology of disturbance, the latter constituting a field of great interest because of its implications and repercussions in applied territorial science. The book is divided into two parts: the first focuses on the theoretical and disciplinary framework of the ecology of disturbance, while the second is devoted to the analysis of anthropogenic threats. This, in particular, discusses the most recent approach, which uses a conventional nomenclature to allow a coarse-grained quantification and objective assessment of threat impact on different environmental components. Such an approach facilitates the comparison of hierarchically different events and, therefore, helps define the priorities for management and conservation strategies.

Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology Book
Author : Paul A. Keddy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-04-30
ISBN : 1107114233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a global and interdisciplinary approach to plant ecology, guiding students through essential concepts with real-world examples.

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes

Forest Dynamics and Disturbance Regimes Book
Author : Lee E. Frelich
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-01-10
ISBN : 1139439332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Temperate-zone forests have been shaped by fire, wind and grazing over thousands of years. This book provides a major contribution to the study of their dynamics by considering three important themes: • The combined influence of wind, fire and herbivory on the successional trajectories and structural characteristics of forests • The interaction of deciduous and evergreen tree species to form mosaics which, in turn, influence the environment and disturbance regime • The significance of temporal and spatial scale with regard to the overall impact of disturbances These themes are explored via case studies from the forests in the Lake States of the USA (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan) where the presence of large primary forest remnants provides a unique opportunity to study the long-term dynamics of near-boreal, pine and hardwood-hemlock forests. The comparability of these forests to forests in other temperate zones allows generalizations to be made that may apply more widely.

Ecological responses to environment stresses

Ecological responses to environment stresses Book
Author : Jelte Rozema,J.A.C. Verkleij
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400905998
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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September 1987, the Faculty Biology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam commemorated the fact that Prof. Dr. Wilfried Hans Otto Ernst had been active as a scientist for 25 years. This period of 25 years of scientific research started at the Institut flir Angewandte Botanik (Institute of Applied Botany) of the University of Munster, FRG. In 1965 he completed his Ph. D. thesis, entitled "Untersuchungen der Schwermetallpflanzengesellschaften Mitteleuropas unter Einschluss der Alpen. " He was appointed full Professor at the Department of Ecology of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam in 1973. On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as a scientist, a promise was made, though in covert terms, which we could not redeem at that time. The promise held to offer Prof. Ernst a book, in which his former and present staffmembers, Ph. D. students and colle ages should write a review about their specialism concerning a central theme. Now, at the beginning of 1990 we consider the chapters of "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" to be completed. The book reflects the wide range of research approaches that has been initiated and organized by Wilfried Ernst. The editors hope to have attained the primary aim of the production of the book of friends, that is to gather relevant papers of staff-members and colleagues of Wilfried Ernst. The title of the book "Ecological Responses to Environmental Stresses" covers the majority of the chapters included.

Ant Ecology

Ant Ecology Book
Author : Lori Lach,Catherine Parr,Kirsti Abbott
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0199544638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The incredible global diversity of ants, and their important ecological roles, mean that we cannot ignore the significance of ants in ecological systems. Ant Ecology takes the reader on a journey of discovery from the beginnings of ants many hundreds of thousands of years ago, through to the makings of present day distributions.

Plants and Vegetation

Plants and Vegetation Book
Author : Paul Keddy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-06-07
ISBN : 1139464256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Plants make up 99.9 percent of the world's living matter, provide food and shelter, and control the Earth's climate. The study of plant ecology is therefore essential to understanding the biological functions and processes of the biosphere. This vibrant introductory textbook integrates important classical themes with recent ideas, models and data. The book begins with the origin of plants and their role in creating the biosphere as the context for discussing plant functional types and evolutionary patterns. The coverage continues logically through the exploration of causation with chapters, amongst others, on resources, stress, competition, predation, and mutualism. The book concludes with a chapter on conservation, addressing the concern that as many as one-third of all plant species are at risk of extinction. Each chapter is enriched with striking and unusual examples of plants (e.g., stone plants, carnivorous plants) and plant habitats (e.g., isolated tropical tepui, arctic cliffs). Paul Keddy writes in a lively and thought-provoking style which will appeal to students at all levels.

Dendroecology

Dendroecology Book
Author : Mariano M. Amoroso,Lori D. Daniels,Patrick J. Baker,J. Julio Camarero
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-12
ISBN : 3319616692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dendroecologists apply the principles and methods of tree-ring science to address ecological questions and resolve problems related to global environmental change. In this fast-growing field, tree rings are used to investigate forest development and succession, disturbance regimes, ecotone and treeline dynamics and forest decline. This book of global scope highlights state-of-the-science dendroecological contributions to paradigm-shifts in our understanding of ecophysiology, stand dynamics, disturbance interactions, forest decline and ecosystem resilience to global environmental change and is fundamental to better managing our forested ecosystems for the full range of ecosystem goods and services that they provide.

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground

Ecosystems of Disturbed Ground Book
Author : L.R. Walker
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 1999-12-17
ISBN : 9780080550848
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the human population inexorably grows, its cumulative impact on the Earth's resources is hard to ignore. The ability of the Earth to support more humans is dependent on the ability of humans to manage natural resources wisely. Because disturbance alters resource levels, effective management requires understanding of the ecology of disturbance. This book is the first to take a global approach to the description of both natural and anthropogenic disturbance regimes that physically impact the ground. Natural disturbances such as erosion, volcanoes, wind, herbivory, flooding and drought plus anthropogenic disturbances such as foresty, grazing, mining, urbanization and military actions are considered. Both disturbance impacts and the biotic recovery are addressed as well as the interactions of different types of disturbance. Other chapters cover processes that are important to the understanding of disturbance of all types including soil processes, nutrient cycles, primary productivity, succession, animal behaviour and competition. Humans react to disturbances by avoiding, exacerbating, or restoring them or by passing environmental legislation. All of these issues are covered in this book. Managers need better predictive models and robust data-collections that help determine both site-specfic and generalized responses to disturbance. Multiple disturbances have a complex effect on both physical and biotic processes as they interact. This book provides a wealth of detail about the process of disturbance and recovery as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge about disturbance theory, with extensive documentation.

Comparative Plant Succession Among Terrestrial Biomes of the World

Comparative Plant Succession Among Terrestrial Biomes of the World Book
Author : Karel Prach,Lawrence R. Walker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1108472761
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides a comparative approach to plant succession among all terrestrial biomes and disturbances, helping to reveal generalizable patterns.

Invasive Plant Ecology and Management

Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Book
Author : Thomas A. Monaco,Roger L. Sheley
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1845938119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bringing together ecology and management of invasive plants within natural and agricultural ecosystems, this book bridges the knowledge gap between the processes operating within ecosystems and the practices used to prevent, contain, control and eradicate invasive plant species. The book targets key processes that can be managed, the impact of invasive plants on these ecosystem processes and illustrates how adopting ecologically based principles can influence the ecosystem and lead to effective land management.

Plants in Changing Environments

Plants in Changing Environments Book
Author : F. A. Bazzaz,Bazzaz F. a.
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996-10-13
ISBN : 9780521398435
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the effects of disturbance, species competition and coexistence, and the processes of plant succession.