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Ecological science, the Biosphere

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Urban Biodiversity and Ecological Design for Sustainable Cities

Urban Biodiversity and Ecological Design for Sustainable Cities

Author: Keitaro Ito Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2021

This book highlights various designs for urban green spaces and their functions. It provides an interesting meeting point between Asian, European and North America specialists (researchers, planners, landscape architects) studying urban biodiversity; urban biodiversity and green space; relations between people and biodiversity. The most important feature of this book is the unique point of view from each contributor towards the relationship between nature and people in urban areas , in the context of the ecosystem and biodiversity in urban areas and how to manage them. All chapters explore and consider the relationship between humans and nature in cities, a subject which is taking on increasing importance as new cities are conceptualized and planned. These discussion and examples would be useful for urban ecology researchers, biologists, city planners, government staff working in city planning, architects, landscape architects, and university instructors. This book can also be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate city planning, architecture or landscape architecture courses.

Arctic Ecology

Arctic Ecology

Author: David N. Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2021

The Arctic is often portrayed as being isolated, but the reality is that the connectivity with the rest of the planet is huge, be it through weather patterns, global ocean circulation, and large-scale migration patterns to name but a few. There is a huge amount of public interest in the 'changing Arctic', especially in terms of the rapid changes taking place in ecosystems and exploitation of resources. There can be no doubt that the Arctic is at the forefront of the international environmental science agenda, both from a scientific aspect, and also from a policy/environmental management perspective. This book aims to stimulate a wide audience to think about the Arctic by highlighting the remarkable breadth of what it means to study its ecology. Arctic Ecology seeks to systematically introduce the diverse array of ecologies within the Arctic region. As the Arctic rapidly changes, understanding the fundamental ecology underpinning the Arctic is paramount to understanding the consequences of what such change will inevitably bring about. Arctic Ecology is designed to provide graduate students of environmental science, ecology and climate change with a source where Arctic ecology is addressed specifically, with issues due to climate change clearly discussed. It will also be of use to policy-makers, researchers and international agencies who are focusing on ecological issues and effects of global climate change in the Arctic. About the Editor David N. Thomas is Professor of Arctic Ecosystem Research in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. Previously he spent 24 years in the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Wales. He studies marine systems, with a particular emphasis on sea ice and land-coast interactions in the Arctic and Southern Oceans as well as the Baltic Sea. He also edited a related book: Sea Ice, 3rd Edition (2017), which is also published by Wiley-Blackwell.

Aristotle's Classification of Animals

Aristotle's Classification of Animals

Author: Pierre Pellegrin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

Aristotle's Classification of Animals

Aristotle's Classification of Animals

Author: Pierre Pellegrin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1986.

The Fishes and the Forest

The Fishes and the Forest

Author: Michael Goulding Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1980.

The Fishes and the Forest

The Fishes and the Forest

Author: Michael Goulding Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1980.

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents

Ocean Currents of the World: Physical Drivers in a Changing World opens with an introduction to ocean currents, covering basic principles of cause and effect, measurement and modeling, etc. The book is made up of a sequence of chapters covering distinct aspects of contrasting ocean currents: broad and slow, deep and shallow, narrow and swift, large-scale and small-scale, low latitudes and high latitudes, and moving in horizontal and vertical planes. Through this approach, the authors cover a range of applications-from local to global-with considerable geographical context. Each chapter concludes with an assignment and accompanying resource, thus helping readers apply the information.

Recent Highlights in the Discovery and Optimization of Crop Protection Products

Recent Highlights in the Discovery and Optimization of Crop Protection Products

Author: Peter (Research Portfolio Manager / Insect Control and Seedcare, Syngenta) Maienfisch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Recent Highlights in the Discovery and Optimization of Crop Protection Products highlights the most prominent, recent results in the search for safe and effective new crop protection products. With a focus on the design, synthesis, optimization and/or structure-activity relationships of new chemistries targeting insect, disease, weed, nematode, vector and animal parasite control, the book also includes recent developments in crop enhancement chemistries and new approaches to crop protection products. The inclusion of information on testing tools, green chemistry approaches, and the latest discovery tools, like modeling, structure-based design, and testing tools makes this volume complete. Based on key presentations given at the 14th International IUPAC conference on Crop Protection, May 19-24, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium, this book includes the many exciting new discoveries and findings reported. It is designed to inspire additional research and advancement in the field.

Pollinators and Pollination

Pollinators and Pollination

Author: Jeff Ollerton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2021

A unique and personal insight into the ecology and evolution of pollinators, their relationships with flowers, and their conservation in a rapidly changing world. The pollination of flowers by insects, birds and other animals is a fundamentally important ecological function that supports both the natural world and human society. Without pollinators to facilitate the sexual reproduction of plants, the world would be a biologically poorer place in which to live, there would be an impact on food security, and human health would suffer. Written by one of the world's leading pollination ecologists, this book provides an introduction to what pollinators are, how their interactions with flowers have evolved, and the fundamental ecology of these relationships. It explores the pollination of wild and agricultural plants in a variety of habitats and contexts, including urban, rural and agricultural environments. The author also provides practical advice on how individuals and organisations can study, and support, pollinators. As well as covering the natural history of pollinators and flowers, the author discusses their cultural importance, and the ways in which pollinator conservation has been portrayed from a political perspective. The book draws on field work experiences in South America, Africa, Australia, the Canary Islands and the UK. For over 30 years the author has spent his career researching how plants and pollinators evolve relationships, how these interactions function ecologically, their importance for society, and how we can conserve them in a rapidly changing world. This book offers a unique and personal insight into the science of pollinators and pollination, aimed at anyone who is interested in understanding these fascinating and crucial ecological interactions.

Estuarine Ecology

Estuarine Ecology

Author: Byron C. Crump, Jeremy M Testa, Kenneth H Dunton Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2021

Interpreting Ecological Complexity

Interpreting Ecological Complexity

This book illustrates how the choice of relevant data collection and data analysis techniques is critical for a sound and objective description of the complexity of space-time patterns and processes in ecology and the aquatic sciences. It reviews the concept of complexity in a general ecological context, before introducing a unifying definition of complexity in marine ecology. The book shows that convincing results can arise from very simple, sound, and well-thought-out approaches. The authors underline the risks related to modern techniques of data assimilation that can lead to data inundation, a loss of focus, and ultimately an erroneous scientific approach.

The Analysis of Ecological Data Using R

The Analysis of Ecological Data Using R

Author: Thomas C. (Utah State University, Utah, USA) Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

With an emphasis on experimental design and sampling, The Analysis of Ecological Data Using R presents all of the necessary statistical methods along with the ecological background for each problem. Establishing common themes, the text describes a statistical basis for each test with a discussion of when to use the test, the models involved, basic assumptions that can be made, and other related tests. Each example includes data characteristics and demonstrates the interpretation of results. The authors devote an entire chapter to different types of design, from simple to complex designs such as Nested and factorial designs. With exercises in each chapter, the book also provides explanations of all code covered in the book.