e-books in Ecology category
by Matthew R. Fisher (ed.) - Pressbooks , 2018
This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.
by Stephen Boyden - ANU Press , 2016
The book discusses the evolution of life and the essential ecological processes on which all life, including human civilization, depend. It describes the conditions of life and ecology of humans in the four ecological phases in human history ...
by J. Canning-Clode (ed.) - De Gruyter Open Ltd , 2015
When organisms are deliberately or accidentally introduced into a new ecosystem a biological invasion may take place. Biological invasions are one of the greatest environmental and economic threats and a leading cause of global biodiversity loss.
by Navjot S. Sodhi, Paul R. Ehrlich (eds.) - Oxford University Press , 2010
Important topics such as balancing conversion and human needs, climate change, conservation planning, designing and analyzing conservation research, endangered species management, extinctions, fire, habitat loss, and invasive species are covered.
by Oscar Grillo (ed.) - InTech , 2014
This book contains overviews and original studies focused on ecological and ecosystem functioning studies, hazards and conservation management, assessment of environmental variables affecting species diversity, also considering species richness.
by Allen H. Benton - McGraw-Hill , 1958
This book is an attempt to synthesize some of the widely scattered information primarily concerned with the non-laboratory aspects of biology and to indicate the importance of this information against the background of the whole field.
by Francis Harper - American Committee for Wild Life Protection , 1945
The present work had its origin in a strongly felt need for definite information on the mammals that have become extinct, on those that are now threatened with the same fate, and on the measures that may be undertaken for their preservation.
- World Resources Institute , 2005
This text includes inland wetlands (such as swamps, marshes, lakes, rivers, peatlands, and underground water habitats); coastal and near-shore marine wetlands (such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, and estuaries); and human-made wetlands.
by Tony Povilitis - InTech , 2012
Conservation biology is called a 'crisis discipline'. In a world undergoing rapid change, this science informs us about research, technologies, management practices, and policies that can help protect the earth's natural biological diversity.
by Mahamane Ali - InTech , 2012
The aim of this book is to bring out a general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies, invading species, the carbon dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse conditions, etc.
by Peter Moyle, et al. - The MarineBio Conservation Society , 2004
Written for an introductory course on wildlife conservation. These chapters provide an introduction to the history of wildlife in North America, biodiversity, natural selection, conservation biology, ecology, conservation legislation, etc.
by Adriano Sofo - InTech , 2011
The aim of the present book is to give an overview of the studies on biodiversity at all levels, in order to better understand the dynamics and the mechanisms at the basis of the richness of life forms both in terrestrial and marine environments.
by Michael C. Tobias, Jane G. Morrison - Dancing Star Foundation , 2011
An expansive analysis of ecological trends of the first decade of the 21st century, using New Zealand as an important paradigm for positive global change. This is an exploration of the many issues impacting the local, regional and global ecosystems.
- Wikibooks , 2010
Applied ecology is a framework for a better balance between people and nature in order to reduce human impact. This textbook provides a review of important areas of applied ecological knowledge for advanced university students and site managers.
by Thomas Eisner, Jerrold Meinwald - National Academies Press , 1995
This book highlights selected research areas that are contributing to advancement of chemical ecology. Leading experts review the chemistry of insect defense; phyletic dmoninance; social regulation; eavesdropping, alarm and deceit; and reproduction.
by Edward O. Wilson, Frances M. Peter - National Academies , 1988
This book calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure. Biodiversity creates a framework for analyzing the problem and searching for solutions.
by Herbert C. Hanson - Philosophical Library , 1962
This practical dictionary is for the use of students, teachers, and investigators in ecology and related fields such as range management, forestry, wildlife, conservation, agronomy, and limnology. It is also designed for use by the general public.
by John Harte - University of California Press , 1993
A widely respected ecological scientist draws on the poet's image and his own environmental research to demonstrate the many interconnections among the world's ecosystems. Harte offers a program for doing something about the world's current messes.
by Kent Holsinger - Oxford University Press , 1991
This work summarizes our current knowledge of the genetics and population biology of rare plants, and integrates it with practical conservation recommendations. It offers important insights for today's challenges in rare plant conservation.
by J. Woinarski, B. Mackey, H. Nix, B. Traill - ANU E Press , 2007
Northern Australia is one of the largest natural areas remaining on Earth. Its tropical savannas, rainforests, and free flowing rivers provide a basis for much of the economic activity and the quality of life for residents of the area.