The Biology of Peatlands, 2e

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Author: Håkan Rydin,John K. Jeglum,J. K. Jeglum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199602999

Category: Nature

Page: 382

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The Biology of Peatlands Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of peatland ecosystems, examining the entire range of biota (microbes, invertebrates, plants and vertebrates) present in this habitat and considering management, conservation and restoration issues. The second edition has been fully revised and updated with the latest research.

The Biology of Deserts

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Author: David Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198732759

Category:

Page: 416

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This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although theoretical and experimental aspects are also discussed. In this updated second edition, there is a greater focus on the effects of climate change and some of its likely effects on deserts, seeing desertification as among the most serious results of climate change, leading ultimately to the increasing size of arid and semi-arid regions. The Biology of Deserts Second Edition includes a wide range of ecological and evolutionary issues including morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants and animals, species interactions, the importance of predation and parasitism, food webs, biodiversity, and conservation. It features a balance of plant and animal (both invertebrate and vertebrate) examples, and also emphasizes topical applied issues such as desertification and invasive species. The book concludes by considering the positive aspects of desert conservation. This accessible textbook is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers working in the field of desert ecology.

The biology of polar regions

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Author: David Neville Thomas,Gordon Elliott Fogg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199298136

Category: Nature

Page: 394

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There is now an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions in the Earth system, as well as their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change, including of course global climate change. This new edition offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to polar ecology and has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, providing expanded coverage of marine ecosystems and the impact of humans. It incorporates a detailed comparison of the Arctic and Antarctic systems, with a particular emphasis on the effects of climate change, and describes marine, freshwater, glacial, and terrestrial habitats. This breadth of coverage is unique in the polar biology literature. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these extreme environments although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in polar ecology, often as part of a wider marine biology degree program. It will also be of value and use to the many professional ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic.

Biologie der Moose

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Author: Jan-Peter Frahm

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662576074

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Obgleich die Moose die zweitgrößte Gruppe grüner Landpflanzen stellen, fehlt eine aktuelle Behandlung insbesondere ihrer ökologischen Besonderheiten sowie ihrer Bedeutung in der Bioindikation und der Evolution. Dieses Fachbuch soll einen Gesamtüberblick über die Biologie der Moose geben und ein neues, lebendiges Verständnis für systematische und morphologisch-anatomische Aspekte sowie für die Ökologie, Abstammung, Fossilgeschichte, Cytologie, Phytogeographie und Physiologie der Moose ermöglichen. Das Buch soll speziell Nicht-Bryologen und Studierenden der Biologie die Gelegenheit geben, sich näher über diese Pflanzengruppe zu informieren.

Conservation Biology

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Author: T. R. New

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 422

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This is the first introductory text on conservation biology to focus clearly on southern Australia and the problems that face its native animals and plants and their habitats as a result of human interference. Beginning with a comprehensive discussion of the broad principles of conservation biology and its importance in Australia, Conservation Biology covers: the development of conservation practive and theory in Australia, using local examples to provide a framework for understanding; the extent and nature of the need for conservation in southern Australia; extinction and its significance; the meanings, levels, and interpretation of the concept of biodiversity; the notion of rarity, and its evaluation in terms of establishing the conservation status of flora and fauna; approaches to species and ecosystem conservation, including reserve design and setting priorities for conservation management, conservation beyond reserves, and ex situ conservation (encompassing captive breeding and reintroduction); the considerable number of threats to species and ecosystems; Australia's conservation responsibilities in a global context. Conservation Biology features a series of topical case histories that highlight management issues and some of the successes and disappointments that have occurred, and each chapter includes suggestions for further reading.

Natural Areas Journal

A Quarterly Publication of the Natural Areas Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

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Wetlands of Ireland

distribution, ecology, uses and economic value

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Author: Marinus L. Otte

Publisher: Univ College Dublin Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 256

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Ireland is famous--or notorious--for its wet and mild climate. Because on average more water precipitates than evaporates, the island is rich in wetlands: marshes, swamps, fens, bogs, lagoons, and flood-plains. Many of Ireland's place names refer to wet places. These rich ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming rate, including those in Ireland. This groundbreaking book brings together twenty-three specialists in wetland science to discuss in fifteen essays a wide range of topics, including the ecology, fauna, vegetation and distribution of various types of wetlands, wastewater management, the archaeology of wetlands, and protection and conservation.

Extension Note

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: N.A

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Ecology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Bulletin

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ecology

Page: N.A

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Restoration of damaged peatlands

with particular reference to lowland raised bogs affected by peat extraction

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Author: Bryan D. Wheeler,S. C. Shaw,Great Britain. Dept. of the Environment

Publisher: Hmso

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

View: 1992