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- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 49.00
Temperate-zone forests are being shaped continuously by wind, fire and grazing. This book considers these disturbances and consequent issues such as recovery from disturbance, the changing composition of tree species within the forest and the formation of mosaics of different forest types across the landscape. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 58.00
The predictability of the physical arrangement of plants is a crucial aspect of vegetation. This book describes and evaluates methods for analysing a variety of characteristics of spatial pattern. Worked examples and examples from real field studies, together with numerous line figures, help guide the reader through the text. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 85.00
British Plant Communities is the first systematic and comprehensive account of the vegetation types of this country. It breaks new ground in wedding the phytosociological classification of plant communities with an understanding of how vegetation works. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 67.00
A comprehensive guide to conducting environmental risk assessments for students, researchers and professionals in ecology, conservation and resource management. Coverage includes the philosophy of uncertainty and human objectivity in risky situations. Consideration is also given to how both subjective beliefs and technical analysis can be used to make... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 65.00
This account deals with problems and approaches to invertebrate conservation in highly managed agricultural ecosystems, and how to promote biodiversity without compromising agricultural production. It draws attention to the significant functional importance of invertebrates in agriculture and in ecosystem functions, and the importance of conserving... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 64.00
The idea that nature is in balance and is only occasionally disrupted by external influences is a central concept in biology. However, much evidence contradicts this assumption. Using evidence from fossil history, studies of plant and animal populations and communities, this book shows that nonequilibrium is more widespread than equilibrium. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 79.00
This important new book by Colin Reynolds covers the adaptations, physiology and population dynamics of phytoplankton communities. It provides basic information on composition, morphology and physiology of the main phyletic groups represented in marine and freshwater systems and in addition reviews recent advances in community ecology. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 72.00
This book deals with basic spatial population processes, detailing how a number of fundamental problems relating to the abundance and distribution of organisms can be addressed, for example the effect of environmental variability. It aims to bring together analytical population dynamics, random processes and community structure into a common framework. more...