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Introduction to Ecological Sampling

Introduction to Ecological Sampling

Bryan F.J. Manly, Jorge A. Navarro Alberto

October 20, 2014

An Easy-to-Understand Treatment of Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis Including only the necessary mathematical derivations, Introduction to Ecological Sampling shows how to use sampling procedures for ecological and environmental studies. It incorporates both traditional sampling...

Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology

Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology

Leonel Pereira, Joao Magalhaes Neto

September 26, 2014

This book is divided into three thematic areas. The first covers a revision of the taxonomy of algae, based on the algae portal, as well as the general aspects of biology and the methodologies used in this branch of marine biology. The second subject area focuses on the use of algae in...

Human Diseases from Wildlife

Human Diseases from Wildlife

Michael R. Conover, Rosanna M. Vail

September 18, 2014

Human Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic diseases in the US and Canada, some of which have been national headline news like anthrax, influenza, and West Nile virus. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and...

Beach-Spawning Fishes: Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem

Beach-Spawning Fishes: Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem

Karen L.M. Martin

September 13, 2014

Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial...

Analysis of Capture-Recapture Data

Analysis of Capture-Recapture Data

Rachel S. McCrea, Byron J. T. Morgan

August 01, 2014

An important first step in studying the demography of wild animals is to identify the animals uniquely through applying markings, such as rings, tags, and bands. Once the animals are encountered again, researchers can study different forms of capture-recapture data to estimate features, such as the...

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Water and Air - Vol II

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Water and Air - Vol II

Yeqiao Wang

July 23, 2014

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of...

Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics

Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics

Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld

April 24, 2014

This book spells out the theoretical structure, methodology and philosophy of the science of autecology. The autecological approach focuses on the interactions of individual organisms (and their species-specific adaptations) with the spatio-temporal dynamics of their environment as a basis for...

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

Van Wallach, Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy

April 22, 2014

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302...

Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction

Alejandro De Las Heras

April 01, 2014

Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental...

Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies

Biology and Ecology of Sardines and Anchovies

Konstantinos Ganias

March 14, 2014

Apart from being commercially and socially significant, anchovies and sardines populations occupy crucial positions in the oceans’ ecosystems. Low in the food chain, clupeoids tend towards abundance, as if their purpose in life was to be eaten and fuel the upper levels of marine trophic chains. The...

Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition

Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition

Laura Barsanti, Paolo Gualtieri

March 05, 2014

A single-source reference on the biology of algae, Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology, Second Edition examines the most important taxa and structures for freshwater, marine, and terrestrial forms of algae. Its comprehensive coverage goes from algae's historical role through its...