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Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics in Western Amazonia

by Randall W. Myster

<p>The Amazon Basin contains the largest and most diverse tropical rainforest in the world. Besides the Andes and the Atlantic Ocean, the rainforest is bounded to the north by the Guiana crystalline shield and to the south by the Brazilian ...

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Games of Life

Explorations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

by Karl Sigmund

<p>&quot;A book accessible to all readers, whatever their level of numeracy … an excellent introduction to what theoretical biologists get up to in trying to understand evolutionary and ecological ideas.&quot; ? <em>Nature</em><br /> Why are ...

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Genes and Behaviour

Beyond Nature-Nurture

by David J. Hosken, John Hunt & Nina Wedell

<p><strong>Provides a broad snapshot of recent findings showing how the environment and genes influence behavior</strong></p> <p>The great debate of nature versus nurture rages on — but our understanding of the genetic basis of many behaviors ...

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Genetically Modified Planet

Environmental Impacts of Genetically Engineered Plants

by C. Neal Stewart, Jr.

<p>Genetically modified plants are currently causing controversy worldwide; a great deal has been written about their supposed environmental effects. However, the newspaper headlines and public debates often provide a level of reasoning akin to ...

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GIS for Environmental Applications

A practical approach

by Xuan Zhu

<p><em>GIS for Environmental Applications</em> provides a practical introduction to the principles, methods, techniques and tools in GIS for spatial data management, analysis, modelling and visualisation, and their applications in environmental ...

ISBN: 9781134094509

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Greening the Desert: Holistic Management in the Era of Climate Change

by Allan Savory & Hildegarde Hannum

<p>The collection of lectures and publications from the Schumacher Center for a New Economics represents some of the foremost voices on a new economics.?</p> <p>While viewing the impending threat of climate change, Allan Savory invites the ...

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Habitat Selection in Birds

by Cody, Martin L.

The present book is divided into several parts. An introductory chapter serves to make the reader aware of the diversity of the subject of habitat selection in birds. Many if the various aspects of habitat selection introduced in the first ...

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Handbook of Road Ecology

by Rodney van der Ree, Daniel J. Smith & Clara Grilo

<p><strong>Winner of the IENE Project Award 2016.</strong></p> <p>This authoritative volume brings together some of the world’s leading researchers, academics, practitioners and transportation agency personnel to present the current status of ...

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Hierarchy

Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

by T. F. H. Allen & Thomas B. Starr

<p>Although complexity surrounds us, its inherent uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction can at first make complex systems appear inscrutable. Ecosystems, for instance, are nonlinear, self-organizing, seemingly chaotic structures in which ...

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Human Ecology

The Story of Our Place in Nature from Prehistory to the Present

by Bernard Campbell

<p>This new edition of a widely adopted primary and supplementary text explores human adaptations to environments over time. It is biologically and culturally sophisticated, drawing on an impressive array of archaeological and paleontological ...

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Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

by Matthias Gross

The relationship between ignorance and surprise and a conceptual framework for dealing with the unexpected, as seen in ecological design projects. ...

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Invasion Ecology

by Julie L. Lockwood, Martha F. Hoopes & Michael P. Marchetti

<p>This new edition of <em>Invasion Ecology</em> provides a comprehensive and updated introduction to all aspects of biological invasion by non-native species. Highlighting important research findings associated with each stage of invasion, the ...

ISBN: 9781118570821

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Invasion Genetics

The Baker and Stebbins Legacy

by Spencer C. H. Barrett, Robert I. Colautti, Katrina M. Dlugosch & others

<p><em>Invasion Genetics: the Baker &amp; Stebbins legacy</em> provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the evolutionary biology of invasive species, whilst also revisiting the historical legacy of one of the most important books in evolutionary

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Island Life

Or, the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, Including a Revision and Attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>Alfred Russel Wallace is best known as the codiscoverer, with Charles Darwin, of natural selection, but he was also history’s foremost tropical naturalist and the father of biogeography, the modern study of the geographical basis of ...

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Isles of Amnesia

The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

by Mark J. Rauzon

<p>For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to ...

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Landscape Genetics

Concepts, Methods, Applications

by Niko Balkenhol, Samuel Cushman, Andrew Storfer & others

<p>Despite the substantial interest in landscape genetics from the scientific community, learning about the concepts and methods underlying the field remains very challenging. The reason for this is the highly interdisciplinary nature of the ...

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Life in the Himalaya

by Maharaj K. Pandit

<p>The collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates 50 million years ago created the Himalaya, along with massive glaciers, intensified monsoon, turbulent rivers, and an efflorescence of ecosystems. Today, the Himalaya is at risk of catastrophic ...

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Limiting factors for the short-term recruitment of savanna trees at woodland islands in the Western Soutpansberg, South Africa

by Christiane Weiner

<p>Diploma Thesis from the year 2006 in the subject Biology - Ecology, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Bremen, 83 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: A key question of plant ecology is which factors control the ...

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Lithospheric Discontinuities

by Huaiyu Yuan & Barbara Romanowicz

<p><strong>A multidisciplinary update on continental plate tectonics and plate boundary discontinuities</strong></p> <p>Understanding the origin and evolution of the continental crust continues to challenge Earth scientists. <em>Lithospheric ...

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Lyme Disease

The Ecology of a Complex System

by Richard Ostfeld

<p>Most human diseases come from nature, from pathogens that live and breed in non-human animals and are &quot;accidentally&quot; transmitted to us. Human illness is only the culmination of a complex series of interactions among species in their

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