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Ecology

  • Ten Commitments Revisitedby Steve Morton; David Lindenmayer; Stephen Dovers

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 49.95

    What are the 10 key issues that must be addressed urgently to improve Australia's environment? In this follow up to the highly successful book Ten Commitments: Reshaping the Lucky Country's Environment, Australia?s leading environmental thinkers have written provocative chapters on what must be done to tackle Australia's environmental problems ? in... more...

  • Where Do Camels Belong?by Ken Thompson

    Greystone Books 2014;

    Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest diversity in South America and have their only wild populations in Australia. This is a classic example of the problems that underlie the... more...

  • Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebratesby James H. Thorp; D. Christopher Rogers

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 130.00

    Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume... more...

  • Sprinter and Sprummerby Timothy Entwisle

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Sprinter and Sprummer challenges the traditional four seasons, and encourages us to think about how we view changes in our natural world. Since 1788, Australia has carried the yoke of four European seasons that make no sense in most parts of the country. We may like them for historical or cultural reasons, or because they are the same throughout the... more...

  • Primate Tourismby Anne E. Russon; Janette Wallis

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Primate tourism as a primate conservation tool: weighing its effects and developing informed guidelines for ongoing and future tourism ventures. more...

  • Production, Growth, and the Environmentby William L. Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 139.95

    Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after the fact, when their remediation is more expensive,... more...

  • Freshwater Fungiby E. B. Gareth Jones; Ka-Lai Pang; Kevin D Hyde

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    Freshwater habitats are rich in fungi with some 3,000 described species, most literature focussing on their identification, substrata they grow on and world distribution. However, these fungi play an important role in the freshwater ecosystem, and are primarily involved in the breakdown of leaf litter contributing food for detritus feeders. This book... more...

  • Crustacean Nervous Systems and Their Control of Behaviorby Charles Derby; Martin Thiel

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 174.95

    Crustacean Nervous Systems and their Control of Behavior is the third volume of the series The Natural History of the Crustacea. This volume is on the functional organization of crustacean nervous systems, and how those nervous systems produce behavior. It complements other volumes on related topics of feeding biology, reproductive biology, endocrine... more...

  • Fossil Fungiby Thomas N Taylor; Michael Krings; Edith L. Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Fungi are ubiquitous in the world and responsible for driving the evolution and governing the sustainability of ecosystems now and in the past. Fossil Fungi is the first encyclopedic book devoted exclusively to fossil fungi and their activities through geologic time. The book begins with the historical context of research on fossil fungi (paleomycology),... more...

  • Foundations of Wildlife Diseasesby Richard G. Botzler; Richard N. Brown

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 85.00

    Foundations of Wildlife Diseases is a comprehensive overview of the basic principles that govern the study of wildlife diseases. The authors integrate theoretical foundations with a thorough examination of the factors that can affect the health and fitness of animals. They include specific information on a wide array of infectious agents such as... more...