Texas Aquatic Science

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623492270
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas. Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of chemistry, physics, geology, geography, ecology, and biology included throughout the text. Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation, the book tells us what we can do personally to conserve for the future and presents job and volunteer opportunities in the hope that some students will pursue careers in aquatic science. Texas Aquatic Science, originally developed as part of a multi-faceted education project for middle and high school students, can also be used at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and by anyone who educates kids about nature and water. The project's home on the web can be found at http://texasaquaticscience.org

Texas Aquatic Science

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1623491932
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This classroom resource provides clear, concise scientific information in an understandable and enjoyable way about water and aquatic life. Spanning the hydrologic cycle from rain to watersheds, aquifers to springs, rivers to estuaries, ample illustrations promote understanding of important concepts and clarify major ideas. Aquatic science is covered comprehensively, with relevant principles of chemistry, physics, geology, geography, ecology, and biology included throughout the text. Emphasizing water sustainability and conservation, the book tells us what we can do personally to conserve for the future and presents job and volunteer opportunities in the hope that some students will pursue careers in aquatic science. Texas Aquatic Science, originally developed as part of a multi-faceted education project for middle and high school students, can also be used at the college level for non-science majors, in the home-school environment, and by anyone who educates kids about nature and water. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Freshwater Fishes of Texas

Author: Chad Thomas
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585445707
Format: PDF
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Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater fishes that can be found in Texas, this field guide is an indispensable reference and research tool for ichthyologists, professional fisheries biologists, amateur naturalists, and anglers alike. The introductory section offers an illustrated guide to the common counts and measurements used for fish identification; a brief explanation of fish phylogeny; and a scientific key to help identify the fish families in Texas. The book includes species accounts of native and introduced fishes found in the freshwaters of Texas. Each account covers the physical characteristics, habitat, and distribution of the fish, with additional comments of interest or importance to its life history and conservation status. With the largest collection to date of color photographs, including various color phases (breeding and non-breeding colors), the book also includes range maps within the species accounts. The closing pages of the book feature a glossary and reference section. In a time when the state’s water resources are beset by issues growing in both number and complexity, this book provides information for professionals and policy makers. It also contributes to the natural history education of the public. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Wetland Plants of Texas

Author: Steve Chadde
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479383917
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wetland Plants of Texas is a comprehensive field guide to over 1,300 vascular plant species found in the wetlands of Texas—plants of swamps, marshes, bogs, wet meadows and low prairie—plus the aquatic plants found in the state's lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and coastal areas. Based on the significant 1972 publication Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southwestern United States by Donovan and Helen Correll,Volume One covers nearly 600 species of Ferns and Fern Allies, Gymnosperms and Monocots.Volume Two treats over 700 species of Dicots. Each volume is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current nomenclature and distribution patterns in Texas. Also included are the wetland indicator status indicator ratings of the 2012 National Wetland Plant List, used in wetland delineation studies nationwide. Contents of Volume Two• Complete coverage of the dicots found in the wetlands of Texas.• Over 700 plant species in 88 plant families; each species described, including habitat and range information. • County distribution map provided for each species.• Wetland indicator status ratings for each Texas region: Arid West, Great Plains, Atlantic and Gulf Coast Plains • Identification of plants of conservation concern (endangered, endemic). • Keys to each plant family, genus and species.• Extensive glossary and complete index.• Numerous illustrations.

Fate and Effects of Sediment Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems

Author: Kenneth L. Dickson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483148122
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fate and Effects of Sediment-Bound Chemicals in Aquatic Systems presents the proceedings of the Sixth Pellston Workshop, held in Florissant, Colorado on August 12–17, 1984. This book presents the development of scientific inquiry of hazards to the aquatic environment. Organized into 27 chapters, this compilation of papers begins with an overview of water quality significance of sediment-associated contaminants to aquatic life. This text then addresses the topic of the role of suspended and settled sediments in regulating the effects of chemicals in the aquatic environment. Other chapters consider the nature and extent of partitioning and bioavailability, which are key elements in research efforts toward assessing the effects of sediments on water quality. This book discusses as well the regulatory and management strategies for chemicals entering public water supplies. The final chapter deals with conclusions and recommendations identified during the workshop. This book is a valuable resource for biologists and environmental scientists.

Freshwater Mussels of Texas

Author: Robert G. Howells
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781885696106
Format: PDF, ePub
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Species. Freshwater mussels are the most rapidly declining group of animals in North America. This guide represents a first-ofits-kind reference to assist both biologists and naturalists in the identification and study of freshwater mussels. Freshwater Mussels of Texas contains 224 pages with 226 black and white photographs, 144 color photographs and 79 line drawings covering all 52 species found in Texas waters. Introductory sections cover basic anatomy, reproduction.

Plants of Deep South Texas

Author: Alfred Richardson
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603441441
Format: PDF
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A Field Guide to the Woody and Flowering Species Covering the almost three million acres of southernmost Texas known as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, this user-friendly guide is an essential reference for nature enthusiasts, farmers and ranchers, professional botanists, and anyone interested in the plant life of Texas. Alfred Richardson and Ken King offer abundant photographs and short descriptions of more than eight hundred species of ferns, algae, and woody and herbaceous plants—two-thirds of the species that occur in this region. Plants of Deep South Texas opens with a brief introduction to the region and an illustrated guide to leaf shapes and flower parts. The book's individual species accounts cover: Leaves Flowers Fruit Blooming period Distribution Habits Common and scientific names In addition, the authors' comments include indispensible information that cannot be seen in a photograph, such as the etymology of the scientific name, the plant's use by caterpillars and its value from the human perspective. The authors also provide a glossary of terms, as well as an appendix of butterfly and moth species mentioned in the text.

Money for the Cause

Author: Rudolph A. Rosen
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603447520
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There has never been a greater need for raising the funds necessary to promote the causes that will help build a sustainable future. In Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising, veteran nonprofit executive director Rudolph A. Rosen lays out field-tested approaches that have been among those that helped him and the teams of volunteers and professionals he has worked with raise more than $3 billion for environmental conservation. As Rosen explains, fundraising events can range from elite, black-tie affairs in large cities to basement banquets and backyard barbeques in small-town America. Money for the Cause runs the gamut, demonstrating methods adaptable to most situations and illustrating both basic and advanced techniques that can be duplicated by everyone from novice volunteers to experienced event planners. Each chapter begins with a pertinent, real-life anecdote and focuses on major areas of event fundraising: business plans and budgets, raffles and auctions, tax and liability matters, contract negotiation, games and prizes, site selection, food service, entertainment, publicity, mission promotion, food and drink service, and effective team building and use of volunteers. The author applies each topic to the widest possible range of events, providing practical detail and giving multiple examples to cover the differences in types of organizations and their fundraising activities. Whatever the funding objective may be, Money for the Cause: A Complete Guide to Event Fundraising is both a textbook and a practical reference that will be indispensable to anyone involved in mission-driven organizations, whether as a volunteer, a professional, a student, or an educator.

Paddling the Guadalupe

Author: Wayne H. McAlister
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603440219
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author introduces readers to the places, people, plants, and animals along the the Guadalupe River that runs from Kerr County, Texas to San Antonio Bay on the Gulf of Mexico.