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Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

1st Edition

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J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

Key features: Presents a brief history of past classifications, a summary of present classification, and speculation on how the classification may evolve in the future Includes keys for the identification of families and subfamilies of the Pentatomoidea and for the tribes in the Pentatomidae Explain...

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing

2nd Edition

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Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

AAP Prose Award Finalist 2018/19   Key features - Offers a revised, updated, and comprehensive first-line management book for those working in animal care and use programs who have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of the animals in the highest quality research environment - Serves as an...

Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers

1st Edition

Lionel Smith
May 20, 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...

Biotechnology of Microorganisms: Diversity, Improvement, and Application of Microbes for Food Processing, Healthcare, Environmental Safety, and Agriculture

1st Edition

Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Somboon Tanasupawat, Pradnya Pralhad Kanekar
May 14, 2019

Microbial biotechnology is an important contributor to global business, especially in agriculture, the environment, healthcare, and the medical, food, and chemical industries. This volume provides an exciting interdisciplinary journey through the rapidly changing backdrop of invention in microbial...

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...

Stress Physiology of Woody Plants

1st Edition

Wenhao Dai
May 09, 2019

Woody plants have distinct growth and development habits. Being sessile and perennial species, woody plants are challenged by multiple stresses year-round or facing repeated stress attacks during their lives. A stress challenge in one season may impact the plant performance in other seasons or...

Stewarding the Sound: The Challenge of Managing Sensitive Coastal Ecosystems

1st Edition

Leah Bendell, Patricia Gallaugher, Shelley McKeachie, Laurie Wood
May 09, 2019

Stewarding the Sound uses different perspectives to build awareness of the wealth and fragility of this ecosystem by balancing economic and social needs with conservation. This book, the first ever compilation of the ecological importance of the Sound, demonstrates the cumulative stresses that are...

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...

Microbiology Of Chlamydia

1st Edition

Almen L. Barron
May 03, 2019

First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into microbiology of Chlamydia and its relationship with our bodies. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, pictures, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Medicine, and...

Understanding Cancer: An Introduction to the Biology, Medicine, and Societal Implications of this Disease

1st Edition

Richard Mcintosh/Mcd Biology
May 02, 2019

Understanding Cancer is a brand-new undergraduate textbook that uses simple language and well-chosen examples to explain the biological processes that underlie cancer and inform our methods for the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. The book has been carefully designed to provide key...

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal: Botany, Natural Products, & Ethnopharmacology

1st Edition

Christophe Wiart
May 01, 2019

Medicinal Plants of Bangladesh and West Bengal is a complete compendium. It provides the scientific name, classification, local name(s), historical background, local medicinal uses, botanical description, chemical constituents, pharmacological activity and toxicology of more than 100...

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
April 30, 2019

Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job… this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student."―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text … will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters...

Fungi in Polar Regions

1st Edition

Masaharu Tsuji, Tamotsu Hoshino
April 29, 2019

Fungi that inhabit polar-region can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures play important roles in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. Thus, changes in the mycoflora affect the ecological recycling in these regions, and understanding the cold-adaptation...

Enzymatic Technologies for Marine Polysaccharides

1st Edition

Antonio Trincone
April 29, 2019

The bioactivity potential of marine polysaccharides has long been considered an underexploited aspect. These molecules found in seaweed, microalgae, bacteria, and animal fish (shellfish, mollusks, etc.) and the derived oligosaccharides need to be explored thoroughly with an interdisciplinary...

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