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Predatory Prokaryotes

Predatory Prokaryotes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edouard Jurkevitch
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Predatory Prokaryotes by Edouard Jurkevitch Summary

Predatory Prokaryotes examines the ecology of predation at the microbial level. It aims to increase the awareness of the great possibilities that predation between microbes offer for studying and discussing basic ecological and general biological concepts.

Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation

Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthony W. D. Larkum,Robert J. Orth,Carlos Duarte
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation by Anthony W. D. Larkum,Robert J. Orth,Carlos Duarte Summary

Seagrasses are unique plants; the only group of flowering plants to recolonise the sea. They occur on every continental margin, except Antarctica, and form ecosystems which have important roles in fisheries, fish nursery grounds, prawn fisheries, habitat diversity and sediment stabilisation. Over the last two decades there has been an explosion of research and information on all aspects of seagrass biology. However the compilation of all this work into one book has not been attempted previously. In this book experts in 26 areas of seagrass biology present their work in chapters which are state-of–the-art and designed to be useful to students and researchers alike. The book not only focuses on what has been discovered but what exciting areas are left to discover. The book is divided into sections on taxonomy, anatomy, reproduction, ecology, physiology, fisheries, management, conservation and landscape ecology. It is destined to become the chosen text on seagrasses for any marine biology course.

Alkaloids

Alkaloids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tadeusz Aniszewski
Editor: Elsevier
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Alkaloids by Tadeusz Aniszewski Summary

Alkaloids - Secrets of Life: Alkaloid Chemistry, Biological Significance, Applications and Ecological Role, Second Edition provides knowledge on structural typology, biosynthesis and metabolism in relation to recent research work on alkaloids, considering an organic chemistry approach to alkaloids using biological and ecological explanation. The book approaches several questions and unresearched areas that persist in this field of research. It provides a beneficial text for academics, professionals or anyone who is interested in the fascinating subject of alkaloids. Each chapter features an abstract. Appendices, a listing of alkaloids, and plants containing alkaloids are all included, as are basic protocols of alkaloid analysis. Presents the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems interdisciplinary Examines alkaloids from chemistry, biology and ecology viewpoints A single handy reference volume comprehensively reviews the origin of alkaloids and their biological uses Over 80% new information, including new chapters on the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems and extraction of alkaloids

Parthenium Weed

Parthenium Weed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen W Adkins,Asad Shabbir,Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
Editor: CABI
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Parthenium Weed by Stephen W Adkins,Asad Shabbir,Kunjithapatham Dhileepan Summary

This book explores the most important aspects of the biology, ecology and management of what is one of the world's worst weeds. Originally regarded as a major weed in Australia and India, Parthenium weed is now widespread in around 48 countries in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, and has the potential to spread to new countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. This book, which is a collective effort by 27 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, addresses research and knowledge gaps for different countries. It examines the weed's mode of spread, its impact on agricultural production, its effect on the environment and on human health, and its management using biological control, as well as cultural, physical and chemical approaches. It also considers the coordination of the weed's management, possible uses for Parthenium weed, its present distribution and how this is impacted by climate change. This book includes: A detailed analysis of Parthenium weed biology. Experiences with Parthenium weed worldwide. An explanation of practical management options. This book will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in universities and institutes, in the fields of plant ecology, botany, agriculture, conservation and restoration ecology.

Vector Biology, Ecology and Control

Vector Biology, Ecology and Control Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter W. Atkinson
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048124589
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Vector Biology, Ecology and Control by Peter W. Atkinson Summary

Mir S. Mulla joined the faculty of the Entomology Department at the University of California, Riverside in 1956, only two years after the Riverside campus was established as an independent campus within the University of California system. Prior to his appointment, Mir received his B.S. from Cornell University and then moved to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue his graduate studies. His Ph.D. from Berkeley, awarded in 1955, completed his formal American education which was the purpose of his immigration from his native Kandahar in Afghanistan. In his over 50 years at Riverside, Mir has made an incalculable impact on vector biology both within the United States and in developing countries throughout the world. Within Southern California, Mir’s basic and applied research led to the rapid and sustainable control of mosquitoes and eye gnats in the Coachella Valley and so directly enabled this region to grow to the thriving, large community it is today. In 2006 his efforts in facilitating the development of the low desert of southern California were recognized through the dedication of the Mir S. Mulla Biological Control Facility by the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. His success has been so profound that it remains somewhat cryptic to the many who now reside in, visit, and enjoy, this region of California, oblivious to the insect problems that severely restrained development until Mir and his students ?rst applied their expertise many decades ago.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series)

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Balakrishnan
Editor: Scientific Publishers
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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (21st Century Biology and Agriculture: Textbook Series) by M. Balakrishnan Summary

This book on Wildlife Ecology is designed to be used as a textbook for college and university students for courses on Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology. Examples are drawn from the tropics where biodiversity is rich, and where natural habitats and wildlife are seriously affected by the increasing human population. Applications of remote sensing and geographic information system, and camera trapping of wild and elusive animals are introduced to students to equip them to be able to take up professional career in wildlife research, management and conservation, using modern tools and trends in ecological sciences.

Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology

Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tim Caro
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology by Tim Caro Summary

In just the last few years, behavioral ecologists have begun to address issues in conservation biology. This volume is the first attempt to link these disciplines formally. Here leading researchers explore current topics in conservation biology and discuss how behavioral ecology can contribute to a greater understanding of conservation problems and conservation intervention programs. In each chapter, the authors identify a conservation issue, review the ways it has been addressed, review behavioral ecological data related to it, including their own, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral ecological approach, and put forward specific conservation recommendations. The chapters juxtapose different studies on a wide variety of taxonomic groups. A number of common themes emerge, including the ways in which animal mating systems affect population persistence, the roles of dispersal and inbreeding avoidance for topics such as reserve design and effective population size, the key role of humans in conservation issues, and the importance of baseline data for conservation monitoring and modeling attempts. Each chapter sheds new light on conservation problems, generates innovative avenues of interdisciplinary research, and shows how conservation-minded behavioral ecologists can apply their expertise to some of the most important questions we face today.

The Princeton Guide to Ecology

The Princeton Guide to Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon A. Levin,Stephen R. Carpenter,H. Charles J. Godfray,Ann P. Kinzig,Michel Loreau,Jonathan B. Losos,Brian Walker,David S. Wilcove
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The Princeton Guide to Ecology by Simon A. Levin,Stephen R. Carpenter,H. Charles J. Godfray,Ann P. Kinzig,Michel Loreau,Jonathan B. Losos,Brian Walker,David S. Wilcove Summary

The Princeton Guide to Ecology is a concise, authoritative one-volume reference to the field's major subjects and key concepts. Edited by eminent ecologist Simon Levin, with contributions from an international team of leading ecologists, the book contains more than ninety clear, accurate, and up-to-date articles on the most important topics within seven major areas: autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management. Complete with more than 200 illustrations (including sixteen pages in color), a glossary of key terms, a chronology of milestones in the field, suggestions for further reading on each topic, and an index, this is an essential volume for undergraduate and graduate students, research ecologists, scientists in related fields, policymakers, and anyone else with a serious interest in ecology. Explains key topics in one concise and authoritative volume Features more than ninety articles written by an international team of leading ecologists Contains more than 200 illustrations, including sixteen pages in color Includes glossary, chronology, suggestions for further reading, and index Covers autecology, population ecology, communities and ecosystems, landscapes and the biosphere, conservation biology, ecosystem services, and biosphere management

Biology, Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants

Biology, Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Caffrey,Philip R.F. Barrett,Maria Teresa Ferreira,Ilidio S. Moreira,Kevin J. Murphy,Philip Max Wade
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Biology, Ecology and Management of Aquatic Plants by Joseph Caffrey,Philip R.F. Barrett,Maria Teresa Ferreira,Ilidio S. Moreira,Kevin J. Murphy,Philip Max Wade Summary

There is a growing need for appropriate management of aquatic plants in rivers and canals, lakes and reservoirs, and drainage channels and urban waterways. This management must be based on a sound knowledge of the ecology of freshwater plants, their distribution and the different forms of control available including chemical and physical, and biological and biomanipulation. This series of papers from over 20 different countries was generated from the tenth in the highly successful series of European Weed Research Society symposia on aquatic plant management, this being the tenth. It provides a valuable insight into the complexities involved in managing aquatic systems, discusses state-of-the-art control techniques and deals with patterns of regrowth and recovery post-management. Careful consideration is given to the use of chemicals, a practice which has come under scrutiny in recent years. Underpinning the development of such control techniques is a growing body of knowledge relating to the biology and ecology of water plants. The authorship of the papers represents the collective wisdom of leading scientists and experts from fisheries agencies, river authorities, nature conservation agencies, the agrochemical industry and both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Semi-aquatic Mammals

Semi-aquatic Mammals Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glynnis A. Hood
Editor: JHU Press
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Semi-aquatic Mammals by Glynnis A. Hood Summary

Her analysis takes readers to the haunts of intriguing semi-aquatic mammals from around the world,; introducing the "paradoxical platypus,an Australian egg-laying monotreme that detects prey through electroreception; venturing into the swamps and mangroves of Southeast Asia, where fishing cats wave their paws above the water's surface to lure prey; trawling the streams and lakes of South America, where the female water opossum uses its backward-facing pouch to keep her babies warm during deep dives; spending time with species that engineer freshwater habitats into more productive and complex systems, including North American beavers and Africa's common hippopotamusFeaturing award-winning artist Meaghan Brierley's stunning illustrations throughout, Semi-aquatic Mammals is an unparalleled reference on some of the world's most tenacious and fascinating mammals.

Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation

Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luciano M. Verdade,Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge,Carlos I. Piña
Editor: Springer
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Applied Ecology and Human Dimensions in Biological Conservation by Luciano M. Verdade,Maria Carolina Lyra-Jorge,Carlos I. Piña Summary

This book provides both the conceptual basis and technological tools that are necessary to identify and solve problems related to biodiversity governance. The authors discuss intriguing evolutionary questions, which involve the sometimes surprising adaptive capacity of certain organisms to dwell in altered and/or changing environments that apparently lost most of their structure and functionality. Space and time heterogeneities are considered in order to understand the patterns of distribution and abundance of species and the various processes that mold them. The book also discusses at which level—from genes to the landscape, including individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems—men should intervene in nature in order to prevent the loss of biodiversity.

Population Biology

Population Biology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: K. Wöhrmann,S.K. Jain
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
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Population Biology by K. Wöhrmann,S.K. Jain Summary

Fascinated by the diversity of living organisms, humans have always been curious about its origin. Darwin was the first to provide the scholary and persuasive thesis for gradual evolution and speciation under natural selection. Although we now have much information on evolution, we still don't understand it in detail. Many questions still remain open due to the complexity and multiplicity of interacting factors. Several approaches mainly arising from population ecology and genetics are presented in this book in order to help understand genetic variation and evolution.

General Biology II

General Biology II Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dennis Holley
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1457554046
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General Biology II by Dennis Holley Summary

GENERAL BIOLOGY is an introductory level college biology textbook that provides students with an understandable and engaging encounter with the fundamentals of biology. Written for a two-semester undergraduate course of biology majors and presented as a bound set of two distinct volumes, this reader-friendly textbook(s) is concept driven vs. terminology driven. That is, the book(s) are based on the underlying concepts and principles of biology rather than the strict memorization of biological terms and terminology. Written in a student-centered and conversational style, this educational research-based book(s) connects students to all aspects of biology from the molecular to the biosphere. End-of-chapter questions challenge students to think critically and creatively while incorporating science process skills and biological principles.

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology

Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Klaus H. Hoffmann
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482231891
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Insect Molecular Biology and Ecology by Klaus H. Hoffmann Summary

Insects represent the most abundant and diverse animal group on Earth. The number of described species is more than one million and up to ten million are estimated. Insects have one of the widest distributions in the world because they have adapted to extreme ranges of environments.Molecular ecology studies ecological processes based on the analysi

Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture

Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sandra E. Shumway,G. Jay Parsons
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Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture by Sandra E. Shumway,G. Jay Parsons Summary

Scallops are among the better known shellfish and are widely distributed throughout the world. They are of great economic importance, support both commercial fisheries and mariculture efforts and occupy a unique niche in the marine environment. Contributions from world leaders in scallop research and culture cover all facets of scallop biology including anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, ecology, larval biology and neurobiology. Chapters are also devoted to diseases and parasites, genetics, population dynamics and the adductor muscle, with extensive reference lists provided for each chapter. Since the publication of the first edition of Scallops: Biology, Ecology and Aquaculture in 1991, commercial interest in scallops has grown globally and this is reflected in the seventeen extensive chapters covering both fisheries and aquaculture for all species of scallops in all countries where they are fished or cultured. The Second Edition is the only comprehensive treatise on the biology of scallops and is the definitive reference source for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, mariculturists, managers and researchers. It is a valuable reference for anyone interested in staying abreast of the latest advances in scallops. * Offers over 30 detailed chapters on the developments and ecology of scallops * Provides chapters on various cultures of scallops in China, Japan, Scandinivia, Eastern North American, Europe, and Eastern North America * Includes details of their reproduction, nervous system and behavior, genetics, disease and parasites, and much more * Complete updated version of the first edition

Biology and Ecology of Aphids

Biology and Ecology of Aphids Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andreas Vilcinskas
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Biology and Ecology of Aphids by Andreas Vilcinskas Summary

Most people know of aphids as garden pests, infesting the soft green tissues of plants in vast numbers and killing them by sucking out the sap. Indeed, among the 4000 or so known species of aphids about 250 are pests, and in temperate regions several are economically important agricultural pests that damage crops directly during feeding or act as vectors for plant pathogens. But aphids are also important model organisms in evolutionary biology and ecology because they combine a number of unique features such as complex life cycles involving the development of morphological distinct phenotypes (polyphenism), sexual and asexual reproduction strategies and changes of host plants. Aphids can also be regarded as holobionts because they are colonized by obligate and facultative microbes which enable them to feed exclusively on phloem sap and influence their resistance against pathogens, parasitoids or environmental stress. This book combines fundamental information about aphids with chapters addressing state-of-the-art research in topics such as aphid-related phylogeny, genome biology, epigenetics and chemical ecology.

The Giraffe

The Giraffe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bryan Shorrocks
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118587448
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The Giraffe by Bryan Shorrocks Summary

Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies from Laikipia Kenya, Etosha National Park, Namibia andSamburu National Reserve, Kenya

Australian Echinoderms

Australian Echinoderms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy O'Hara,Maria Byrne
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
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Australian Echinoderms by Timothy O'Hara,Maria Byrne Summary

Echinoderms, including feather stars, seastars, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, are some of the most beautiful and interesting animals in the sea. They play an important ecological role and several species of sea urchins and sea cucumbers form the basis of important fisheries. Over 1000 species live in Australian waters, from the shoreline to the depths of the abyssal plain and the tropics to Antarctic waters. Australian Echinoderms is an authoritative account of Australia’s 110 families of echinoderms. It brings together in a single volume comprehensive information on the identification, biology, evolution, ecology and management of these animals for the first time. Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs and written in an accessible style, Australian Echinoderms suits the needs of marine enthusiasts, academics and fisheries managers both in Australia and other geographical areas where echinoderms are studied.

Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes

Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Samantha Capon,Cassandra James,Michael Reid
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643104526
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Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes by Samantha Capon,Cassandra James,Michael Reid Summary

Vegetation communities in Australia's riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia. The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides context with respect to the spatial and temporal dimensions of riverine landscapes in Australia. The second section examines key groups of riverine plants, while the third section provides an overview of riverine vegetation in five major regions of Australia, including patterns, significant threats and management. The final section explores critical issues associated with the conservation and management of riverine plants and vegetation, including water management, salinity, fire and restoration. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes highlights the incredible diversity and dynamic nature of riverine vegetation across Australia, and will be an excellent reference for researchers, academics and environmental consultants.