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Tropical Ecosystems in Australia: Responses to a Changing World

1st Edition

Dilwyn Griffiths
October 03, 2019

Over the last century, the world has lived through changes more rapid than those experienced at any other time in human history, leading to pressing environmental problems and demands on the world’s finite resources. Nowhere is this more evident than across the world’s warm belt; a region likely to...

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

1st Edition

Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
October 02, 2019

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book...

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach

1st Edition

V. Ernesto Méndez, Christopher M. Bacon, Roseann Cohen, Stephen R. Gliessman
October 02, 2019

Agroecology: A Transdisciplinary, Participatory and Action-oriented Approach is the first book to focus on agroecology as a transdisciplinary, participatory, and action-oriented process. Using a combined theoretical and practical approach, this collection of work from pioneers in the subject along...

Marine Eutrophication: A Global Perspective

1st Edition

Michael Karydis, Dimitra Kitsiou
September 23, 2019

Marine eutrophication has been recognized as a global problem with adverse effects on ecosystem’s health and the economies of coastal states. Most conventions regarding marine environmental protection of Regional Seas have given priority to eutrophication and relevant management practices. This...

Mining and the Environment: From Ore to Metal

2nd Edition

Karlheinz Spitz, John Trudinger
September 17, 2019

The history of mining is replete with controversy of which much is related to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. Over recent decades, this has led to increased pressure to improve the environmental and social performance of mining operations, particularly in developing countries...

Environmental Resilience and Food Law: Agrobiodiversity and Agroecology

1st Edition

Gabriela Steier, Alberto Giulio Cianci
August 28, 2019

Agrobiodiversity and agroecology go hand-in-hand in promoting environmental resilience in international food systems as well as climate change resilient food policy. This book contextualizes how various legal frameworks address agrobiodiversity and agroecology around the globe and makes it...

Applying Ecosystem and Landscape Models in Natural Resource Management

1st Edition

Robert E. Keane
August 28, 2019

Managing today’s lands is becoming an increasingly difficult task. Complex ecological interactions across multiple spatiotemporal scales create diverse landscape responses to management actions that are often novel, counter-intuitive and unexpected. To make matters worse, exotic invasions, human...

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life

1st Edition

Mevin B. Hooten, Trevor J. Hefley
June 11, 2019

Bringing Bayesian Models to Life empowers the reader to extend, enhance, and implement statistical models for ecological and environmental data analysis. We open the black box and show the reader how to connect modern statistical models to computer algorithms. These algorithms allow the user to fit...

Beneficial Insects

1st Edition

David V. Alford
May 23, 2019

Insects are key components of life on our planet, and their presence is essential for maintaining balanced terrestrial ecosystems. Without insects humans would struggle to survive, and on a world scale food production would be severely compromised. Many plants and animals depend directly or...

Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers

1st Edition

Lionel Smith
May 21, 2019

Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent...

The Biology of Sole

1st Edition

José A. Munoz-Cueto, Evaristo Mañanós-Sánchez, F. Javier Sánchez-Vázquez
May 09, 2019

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and...

The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers

1st Edition

Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig
May 03, 2019

The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus Charadrius) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, yet they provide key insights into basic ecological and...

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