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Ecology

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  • Food Webs (MPB-50)by Kevin S. McCann

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    Human impacts are dramatically altering our natural ecosystems but the exact repercussions on ecological sustainability and function remain unclear. As a result, food web theory has experienced a proliferation of research seeking to address these critical areas. Arguing that the various recent and classical food web theories can be looked at collectively... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Biodiversityby Stanley A. Rice

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 95.00

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  • An Arid Edenby Garth Owen-Smith

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 26.25

    Two remarkable tales woven together - the story of the Kaokoveld, an arid eden in the remote north-west of Namibia, so nearly lost, but regained to become one of Africa's iconic wildlife tourism destinations, and also the story of a young man's search for an African way to do conservation in Africa. Garth Owen-Smith first visited the Kaokoveld... more...

  • Islands Beyond the Horizonby Roger Lovegrove

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Islands have an irresistible attraction and an enduring appeal. Naturalist Roger Lovegrove has visited many of the most remote islands in the world, and in this book he takes the reader to twenty that fascinate him the most. Some are familiar but most are little known; they range from the storm-bound island of South Georgia and the ice-locked Arctic... more...

  • Ecosystem-Based Adaptationby Noralene Uy; Rajib Shaw

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 124.95

    This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields. Consequently, the monitoring and regulation of ecosystems need to be linked to a regular governance and institutional mechanism and be reflected in a more action-oriented agenda. more...

  • The Ecological Detective: Confronting Models with Data (MPB-28)by Ray Hilborn; Marc Mangel

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    The modern ecologist usually works in both the field and laboratory, uses statistics and computers, and often works with ecological concepts that are model-based, if not model-driven. How do we make the field and laboratory coherent? How do we link models and data? How do we use statistics to help experimentation? How do we integrate modeling and... more...

  • The Functional Consequences of Biodiversity: Empirical Progress and Theoretical Extensions (MPB-33)by David Tilman; Ann P. Kinzig; Stephen Pacala

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 78.50

    Does biodiversity influence how ecosystems function? Might diversity loss affect the ability of ecosystems to deliver services of benefit to humankind? Ecosystems provide food, fuel, fiber, and drinkable water, regulate local and regional climate, and recycle needed nutrients, among other things. An ecosyste's ability to sustain functioning may depend... more...

  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservationby Ben Collen; Nathalie Pettorelli; Jonathan E. M. Baillie; Sarah M. Durant

    Wiley 2013; US$ 159.95

    Ben Collen is head of the Indicators & Assessments Unit at the Zoological Society of London.  His research is focussed on developing indicators to monitor change in biodiversity and help guide policy responses to conservation problems.  He conducts local scale monitoring on tropical forest fauna in Liberia, and penguins in the Antarctic.... more...

  • CCEA AS Biology Student Unit Guide: Unit 2 Organisms and Biodiversityby John Campton

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 15.98

    Perfect for revision, these guides explain the unit requirements, summarise the content and include specimen questions with graded answers. Each full-colour New Edition Student Unit Guide provides ideal preparation for your unit exam:.; Feel confident you understand the unit: each guide comprehensively covers the unit content and includes topic summaries,... more...

  • Spatial Ecologyby Vikas Rai

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 44.00

    Spacial Ecology elucidates processes and mechanisms which structure dynamics of real world systems; these include lakes, ponds, forests and rivers. Readers are introduced to contemporary models in ecological literature based on the author?s research experience. The e-book starts by presenting an introduction to basic mechanisms of ecological processes.... more...