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Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration: Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann
October 15, 2017

Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
October 15, 2017

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services

Domingo Alcaraz-Segura, Carlos Marcelo Di Bella, Julieta Veronica Straschnoy
October 12, 2017

A balanced review of differing approaches based on remote sensing tools and methods to assess and monitor biodiversity, carbon and water cycles, and the energy balance of terrestrial ecosystem. Earth Observation of Ecosystem Services highlights the advantages Earth observation technologies offer...

Molt in Neotropical Birds: Life History and Aging Criteria

Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe
October 11, 2017

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year...

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

Leonid F. Chernogor, Nathan Blaunstein
September 30, 2017

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment describes experimental and theoretical studies on the effects of rocket burns and launchings on the near-the-Earth environment and geomagnetic fields. It illuminates the main geophysical and...

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

Van Wallach, Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy
September 30, 2017

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...

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests

L. Katherine Kirkman, Steven B. Jack
September 12, 2017

Ecological Restoration and Management of Longleaf Pine Forests is a timely synthesis of the current understanding of the natural dynamics and processes in longleaf pine ecosystems. This book beautifully illustrates how incorporation of basic ecosystem knowledge and an understanding of socioeconomic...

Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science

Laurent Seuront
September 12, 2017

Ecologists sometimes have a less-than-rigorous background in quantitative methods, yet research within this broad field is becoming increasingly mathematical. Written in a step-by-step fashion, Fractals and Multifractals in Ecology and Aquatic Science provides scientists with a basic understanding...

Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation

N.S. Bolan, M.B. Kirkham, Y.S. Ok
September 07, 2017

The remediation of mine spoil is a global environmental issue affecting most nations. This book covers both the fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine site spoils. It follows three major themes including characterisation of mine site spoils; remediation of...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
September 01, 2017

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a...

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics

Donald H. Les
August 28, 2017

Aquatic Dicotyledons of North America: Ecology, Life History, and Systematics brings together a wealth of information on the natural history, ecology, and systematics of North American aquatic plants. Most books on aquatic plants have a taxonomic focus and are intended primarily for...

Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions

Zhilan Feng, Donald DeAngelis
August 16, 2017

Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions addresses mathematical models in the study of practical questions in ecology, particularly factors that affect herbivory, including plant defense, herbivore natural enemies, and adaptive herbivory, as well as the effects of these on plant...

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