At the risk of merely adding to the bloated and growing literature available
on the disciplines of ecology and management while making little
meritorious contribution to either, this book attempts to bridge the gap
between these literatures and disciplines. As with most books, there are
few data and concepts in this text that have not been recorded previously.
However, ecology and management have not always been explicitly
linked, although each discipline can benefit from the other.
An Ecosystem Approach provides a modern perspective of insect ecology that integrates two approaches traditionally used to study insect ecology: evolutionary and ecosystem. This integration substantially broadens the scope of insect ecology and contributes to prediction and resolution of the effects of current environmental changes, as these affect and are affected by insects. The third edition includes an updated and expanded synthesis of feedback and interactions between insects and their environment.
This book is intended to be a presentation of alkaloids from chemical, biological
and ecological points of view. It is a text for chemists, biologists and ecologists
alike. However, the intended audience of this work is not limited to scientists,
teachers and other present and future specialists. In fact, I wrote this book
because I felt the need for it as a university educator and as a scientific enthusiast
on the subject.
The science of ecology and the practice of management are critical to
our understanding of the Earth’s ecosystems and our efforts to conserve
them. This book attempts to bridge the gap between ecology and natural
resource management and, in particular, focuses on the discipline of
plant ecology as a foundation for vegetation and wildlife management.
It describes how concepts and approaches used by ecologists to study
communities and ecosystems can be applied to their management. Guy
Increase in electricity demand and environmental issues resulted in fast development
of energy production from renewable resources (RES). In the long term, application of
RES can guarantee the ecologically sustainable energy supply. This book indicates
recent trends and applications of renewable energy resources that organized in 11
Diatoms are being used increasingly in a wide range of appli-
cations, and the number of diatomists and their publications
continues toincrease rapidly.Althoughseveralbookshavedealt
with various aspects of diatombiology, ecology, and taxonomy,
the ﬁrst edition of this volume, published over a decade ago,
was the ﬁrst to summarize the many applications and uses of
diatoms. However, many new and exciting papers have been
published in the intervening years.
Over the past 25 years the discipline of ecotoxicology has undergone two
major developments. Firstly, new assays have been developed, deploying
organisms that bear added relevance to the specific environment under
investigation. Several new procedures assess the effects on organisms after
exposure to environmental samples rather than to spiked water or sediment
samples. Also noteworthy is the considerable attention given to effects of
chronic exposure to low levels of contaminants.
This book is about the distribution and abundance of different
types of organism, and about the physical, chemical but especially
the biological features and interactions that determine these
distributions and abundances.
Unlike some other sciences, the subject matter of ecology is
apparent to everybody: most people have observed and pondered
nature, and in this sense most people are ecologists of sorts. But
ecology is not an easy science.
In this introductory chapter, we indicate the aims
and structure of this book. We also indicate some
of the ways in which the book is not synoptic in its
coverage, but rather offers an interlinked account
of some major developments in our understanding
of the dynamics of ecological systems, from
populations to communities, along with practical
applications to important problems.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Biology at a glance" presents the following contents: Cells, biological molecules, variation and inheritance, applications of genetics, cell division and evolution, ecology. Invite you to consult.
Environmental managers, engineers, and scientists who have had experience with industrial and
hazardous waste management problems have noted the need for a handbook that is comprehensive
in its scope, directly applicable to daily waste management problems of specific
industries, and widely acceptable by practicing environmental professionals and educators.
Whereas the mechanical performance of plant organs has often been discussed in
evolutionary biology [1,2], tree biomechanics has rarely been considered in the
context of functional ecology. Functional ecology aims at understanding the functions
of organisms that result in fluxes of biomass or energy within an ecosystem,
a forest. This discipline studies the processes controlling these fluxes, at either
the scale of an individual, community, or ecosystem, with their response to natural
or anthropic environmental variations....
Human activities may seriously affect the quality of aquatic ecosystems. Pathogen
organisms, nutrients, heavy metals, toxic elements, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and
various other organic micropollutants enter to aquatic environment through a range of
point and diffuse sources. The presence of these compounds has adverse impacts on
aquatic biota. It is well recognised that the distribution and the abundance of various
species in aquatic systems are directly related to the water quality and hydrological
The notion of environmental damage is a rather recent development in
tort law on both a national and an international level. Constant degradation
of environmental goods, such as air, water and wildlife, by
emissions and old dumpsites and spectacular industrial accidents causing
pollution created a new awareness by the public of the environment.
National legislation and new international treaties show that tort
liability is attributed an increasing role in the protection of the environment
Landscape ecology continues to grow as an exciting, dynamic ecological discipline.
With its broadscale emphasis and multidisciplinary approach, landscape
ecology lends itself both to basic research and to applications in land
management, land-use planning, wildlife management, ecosystem management,
and conservation biology.
Average depth model has a variety of applications in hydraulic engineering,
especially in applications that flow depth is much smaller than the width of the flow.
In this method the vertical variation is negligible and the hydraulic variables
average integrated from channel bed to the surface free for the vertical axis. in
equations arising management, pure hydrostatic pressure is assumed that
not really valid in the case of flow in the bed is curved and can not be described
curvature effects of the bed.
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Important factor in political decision-making is a public opinion as well. Therefore, it is very important to raise global ecological awareness and wider public education regarding ecology. Goal of this book is to bring closer to the readers new drive technologies that are intended to environment and nature protection. The book presents modern technique achievements and technologies applied in the implementation of electric vehicles. Special attention was paid to energy efficiency of EV's. Also today's trends, mathematical models and computer design elements of future cars are presented....
Ecological Applications at the Level of Communities and Ecosystems
This is the last of the trilogy of chapters dealing with the application of ecological theory. In the ﬁrst, Chapter 7, we considered how our understanding at the level of individual organisms and of single populations.
Molecular Ecology in a Wider Context
Applications of Molecular Ecology
By this stage in the book it should be evident that the acquisition and analysis of molecular data over the past two or three decades has provided us with considerable insight into the ecology of wild.