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  • Assessment of the Fate and Effects of Toxic Agents on Water Resourcesby I. Ethem Gonenc; Vladimir G. Koutitonsky; Brenda Rashleigh

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Like all limited and vulnerable resources, water has become one of the potential targets of terrorists. This volume addresses the basic scientific concepts that must be integrated to minimize damages and optimize recovery operations in the aftermath of such an attack. more...

  • Carbon and Nitrogen in the Terrestrial Environmentby R. Nieder; D. K. Benbi

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Carbon and Nitrogen in the Terrestrial Environment is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary description of C and N fluxes between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere; issues related to C and N management in different ecosystems and their implications for the environment and global climate change; and the approaches to mitigate emission of greenhouse... more...

  • Management of Invasive Weedsby Inderjit

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Biological invasions are one of the major threats to our native biodiversity. This book discusses: ecological approaches needed to design effective management strategies, progress in management methods and tools, success and failure of management efforts for some of the worst invaders, and restoration and conservation of invaded land. more...

  • Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppeby W. K. Lauenroth; I. C. Burke

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 68.99

    Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective summarizes and synthesizes more than sixty years of research that has been conducted throughout the shortgrass region in North America. The shortgrass steppe was an important focus of the International Biological Program's Grassland Biome project, which ran from the late 1960s until the... more...

  • Tropical Forest Ecologyby Egbert Giles Leigh

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 98.99

    Introduction. 1. Barro Colorado Island: The Background. 2. Dramatis Personaie. 3. Tropical Climates. 4. Runoff, Erosion, and Soil. 5. Telling the Trees from the Forest: Tree Shape and Leaf Arrangement. 6. Biomass and Productivity of Tropical Forest. 7. The Seasonal Rhythms of Fruiting and Leaf Flush, and the Regulation of Animal Populations. 8. Tropical... more...

  • Bioeconomics of Invasive Speciesby Reuben P. Keller; David M. Lodge; Jason F. Shogren

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 48.99

    Biological invasions are one of the strongest drivers of global environmental change, and invasive species are now often in the public discourse. At the same time, economists have begun to take a real interest in determining how invasive species interact with economic systems, and how invaders should be controlled to optimize societal wealth. Although... more...

  • Invasion Biologyby Mark A. Davis

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 55.00

    This is an up-to-date overview of the field of invasion biology, which includes an overview of the science, the impacts, and management of invasive species, as well as a critical assessment of the field itself. - ;With the exception of climate change, biological invasions have probably received more attention during the past ten years than any other... more...

  • Introduction to Bryophytesby Alain Vanderpoorten; Bernard Goffinet

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 44.00

    Opens the door to the curious mind, inspiring students, from late undergraduates to post-doctoral researchers, to engage in bryological research. more...

  • Impacts of Point Polluters on Terrestrial Biotaby Mikhail Kozlov; Elena Zvereva; Vitali Zverev

    Springer 2009; US$ 319.00

    Identifies general patterns in responses of terrestrial biota to industrial pollution and the sources of variation in these responses. This book presents an analysis that is based on original data on soils, plants and animals collected around 18 industrial polluters in six countries. It is suitable for ecologists and ecotoxicologists. more...

  • Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomicsby C. Neal Stewart

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2009; US$ 232.00

    Weedy and Invasive Plant Genomics offers a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on genetic and genomics research in weedy and invasive plants. Forward-looking in its approach, the work also assesses the areas of future research necessary to defeat these agricultural pests. This research-based, scholarly work engenders a further understanding of weeds... more...