First Ecology

Author: Alan Beeby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199298082
Format: PDF
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How much do we know about the living world? Enough to predict its future? First Ecology: ecological principles and environmental issues provides a critical and evaluative introduction to the science of ecology. Alan Beeby and Anne-Maria Brennan present a succinct survey of ecology, describing and explaining the relationship between living organisms and their environment. The third edition of this popular book continues to introduce ecology from a human perspective. This view of humanity as part of the ecology of the planet makes the fundamental relevance of ecology to all life science students apparent throughout. First Ecology develops in sequence the core themes in ecology at each level of organisation - subcellular, population, ecosystem, landscape and planetary. Understanding this hierarchy - and the interplay between these levels - is crucial to the environmental decisions our species faces at the start of the twenty-first century. First Ecology is the ideal primer for you to develop this understanding. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features the following materials: For lecturers (password protected): · A virtual field course comprising a series of basic exercises using real data helps students prepare for, and gain more from, their time in the field · Figures from the book, available to download to facilitate lecture preparation · PowerPoint slides introducing key concepts, supported with integrated figures from the book, help to save time in preparing and planning lectures · Routes help students follow and understand various themes and connections throughout the book and offer schemes for independent study · Answers to exercises provided in the book For students: · Hyperlinks to the primary literature cited in the book to facilitate access to original research papers · Routes map out how key themes are developed throughout the book . Web link library of all the URLs included in the book, together with additional web links on specific topics

An Introduction to Ecological Economics

Author: Robert Costanza
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420048353
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.

Fire Ecology of Pacific Northwest Forests

Author: James K Agee
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610913787
Format: PDF, Docs
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The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire. James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development patterns. His discussion of the natural fire environment and the environmental effects of fire is applicable to a wide range of temperate forests.

Thrive in Ecology and Evolution

Author: Alan Beeby
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199644055
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Thrive in Bioscience revision guides are written to help undergraduate students achieve exam success in all core areas of bioscience. They communicate all the key concepts in a succinct, easy-to-digest way, using features and tools - both in the book and in digital form - to make learning even more effective.

Ecology of Arctic Environments

Author: Sarah J. Woodin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521839983
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Leading ecologists discuss the issues currently affecting the Arctic's environment in this important review. Early chapters provide a background to the soils and periglacial processes of the Arctic, and to the role of microbial and plant communities in ecosystem function. The following chapters consider the relationship between individual arctic species and their environment, particularly in the context of climate, whilst a further chapter draws together terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The book concludes with chapters concentrating on man's impacts on the arctic environment.

The Biology of Mutualism

Author: Douglas H. Boucher
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195053923
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The view of nature as `red in tooth and claw', as a jungle in which competition and predation are the predominant themes, has long been important in both the scientific and popular literature. However, in the past decade another view has become widespread among ecologists: the idea that mutualisms--mutually beneficial interactions between species--are just as important as competition and predation. This book is one of the first to explore this theme. Ideas and theories applicable to all sorts of mutualisms are presented and, where appropriate, examined in the light of concrete data. Themes explored include: the organisms involved, both animal and plant; how specializations evolved once mutualisms formed; how mutualisms affect population dynamics and community structure; and the role of mutualisms in different environments. The book will be of special interest to ecologists and a wide range of biologists.

The International Handbook of Political Ecology

Author: Raymond L Bryant
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857936174
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The International Handbook of Political Ecology features chapters by leading scholars from around the world in a unique collection exploring the multi-disciplinary field of political ecology. This landmark volume canvasses key developments, topics, iss

Policy for Land

Author: Lynton Keith Caldwell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847677795
Format: PDF, Docs
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Because God Said 'You Are Very Special' was stirred in Karen's heart after hearing her son-in-law's first sermon as pastor. Jason spoke on creation and Karen felt burdened to share with all children how powerful GOD'S Word is; when GOD spoke, life began. Karen went home that afternoon and began to write from Genesis 1 and Psalm 139. She wrote BECAUSE GOD SAID 'You Are Very Special' with every child's heart in mind. Children need to know they are created and have purpose. They are valued and loved by a personal, yet powerful God. Come join a mother and her son as they discover God's creation. Every child will delight in the colorful illustrations and searching for 'Froggy McButterpants'. This little green frog wants to be a part of this incredible adventure just as much as your little one will.

A Political Ecology of Youth and Crime

Author: A. France
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291486
Format: PDF
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This book explores young people's 'nested' and 'political' ecological relationships with crime through an empirical investigation of the important 'places' and 'spaces' in young people's lives; in their social relationships with peers and family members; and within formal institutional systems such as education, youth justice and social care.