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Ecology

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  • Applied Population and Community Ecologyby Jim Hone

    Wiley 2012; US$ 133.95

    Part of the Zoological Society of London's Conservation Science and Practice Series, Applied Population and Community Ecology evaluates theory in population and community ecology using a case study of feral pigs, birds and plants in the high country of south-eastern Australia. In sequence, the book reviews the relevant theory and uses long-term... more...

  • Lime-trees and Basswoodsby Donald Pigott

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 116.00

    Analyses the biology, ecology and geographical distribution of lime trees, using extensive field data to clarify their notoriously confusing taxonomy. more...

  • New Perspectives on People and Forestsby Eva Ritter; Dainis Dauksta

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    The aim of this book is to elucidate the role of forests as part of a landscape in the life of people. Most landscapes today are cultural landscapes that are influenced by human activity and that in turn have a profound effect on our understanding of and identification with a place. The book proposes that a better understanding of the bond between... more...

  • Environmental Governanceby Karl Hogl; Eva Kvarda; Ralf Nordbeck

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Environmental policy making has become an experimental field for new modes of governance. This timely book focuses on three prominent characteristics of new governance arrangements: the broad participation of non-state actors, the attempt to improve vertical and horizontal coordination, and the effort to integrate different types of expertise in an... more...

  • Late Cretaceous/Paleogene WANT Terrestrial Biota and its Intercontinental Affinitiesby Marcelo Reguero; Francisco Goin; Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche; Sergio Marenssi; Tania Dutra

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    One of the most intriguing paleobiogeographical phenomena involving the origins and gradual sundering of Gondwana concerns the close similarities and, in most cases, inferred sister-group relationships of a number of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrate taxa, e.g., dinosaurs, flying birds, mammals, etc., recovered from uppermost Cretaceous/ Paleogene... more...

  • The Iowa Lakeside Laboratoryby Michael J. Lannoo

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 19.00

    Imagine a place dedicated to the long-term study of nature in nature, a permanent biological field station, a teaching and research laboratory that promotes complete immersion in the natural world. Lakeside Laboratory, founded on the shore of Lake Okoboji in northwestern Iowa in 1909, is just such a place. In this remarkable and insightful book,... more...

  • Stalking the Wild Sweetgrassby Robert J. Dufault

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Stalking the Wild Sweetgrass: Domestication and Horticulture of the Grass Used in African-American Coiled Basketry is concerned with the historical domestication of sweetgrass, the main construction/structural grass used in the three century old African-American tradition of coiled basketry in South Carolina. During the plantation era in southern agriculture,... more...

  • Phytosociology of the Beech (Fagus) Forests in East Asiaby Sandro Pignatti

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book describes the mountain forests of East Asia (Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan), the tree layers of which contain different species of the genus Fagus. The vegetation is primarily deciduous in the northern regions, whereas in South China evergreen trees can also be found: a total of 21 plant communities are described, with data on species... 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...

  • Ecology for Nonecologistsby Frank R. Spellman

    Government Institutes 2007; US$ 34.99

    Written for anyone who works with chemicals or has a general interest in ecology, this book examines the interrelationship of life forms in our environment and provides straightforward explanations about the complicated interactions among nature and humans. Emphasizing basic concepts, definitions, and descriptions, the author presents illustrative... more...