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Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America

J. Brian Alford, Mark S. Peterson, Christopher C. Green

October 29, 2014

At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on...

Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes

Protocols for Cytogenetic Mapping of Arthropod Genomes

Igor V. Sharakhov

October 28, 2014

Arthropods are important to worldwide agriculture, food safety, human health, and energy production. Besides their practical significance, various species represent excellent model systems for biological investigations of evolution, development, physiology, reproduction, and social interaction. For...

Fungi From Different Substrates

Fungi From Different Substrates

J. K. Misra, Jalpa P. Tewari, Sunil Kumar Deshmukh, Csaba Vágvölgyi

October 27, 2014

The book is comprised of more than a dozen chapters on fungi from different substrates including fossilized leaves. It discusses association of fungi occurring on important plants, some animals, and saprophytic substrates. Besides the taxonomic information, some ecological aspects like...

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Alessandra Cambi, Diane S. Lidke

October 27, 2014

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy describes recent advances in our understanding of membrane organization, with a particular focus on the cutting-edge imaging techniques that are making these new discoveries possible. With contributions from pioneers in the field, the book...

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage

C. Saiz-Jimenez

October 24, 2014

In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism...

Nutrition and Epigenetics

Nutrition and Epigenetics

Emily Ho, Frederick Domann

October 16, 2014

Nutrition and Epigenetics presents new information on the action of diet and nutritional determinants in regulating the epigenetic control of gene expression in health and disease. Each chapter gives a unique perspective on a different nutritional or dietary component or group of components, and...

Human Scent Evidence

Human Scent Evidence

Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton

October 14, 2014

During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human...

Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement

Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement

Noureddine Benkeblia

October 14, 2014

Increased world population, decreased water supply, and climate change all put stresses on the global food supply. An exploration of the challenges and possible solutions to improve yields of the main crops, such as cereals, roots, tubers, and grasses, Omics Technologies and Crop Improvement...

Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective

Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective

Chris Maser

October 14, 2014

Written by Chris Maser, one of the architects of the sustainability movement, Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective explores a critical number of the myriad aspects that comprise the great, reciprocal feedback loops between the mountain peaks, the deep sea, and everywhere in...

Behaviour and Management of European Ungulates

Behaviour and Management of European Ungulates

Rory Putman, Marco Apollonio

October 13, 2014

Ungulates are an extraordinarily important group of animals worldwide. In many cases, they are keystone species with a disproportionate effect on the functioning of the wider ecological systems of which they form a part. They can also serve as dominant species acting as ecological engineers and as...

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...

Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition

Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition

Mustapha Debboun, Stephen P. Frances, Daniel Strickman

September 19, 2014

The public has a great desire for products that prevent the annoyance of biting insects and ticks, but that desire does not always translate into sensible use of those products. Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Edition summarizes evidence-based information on insect repellents to inform decisions...