2009-06-02T07:00:00Z Ecology is more quantitative and theory-driven than ever before, and A Primer of Ecology with R combines an introduction to the major theoretical concepts in general ecology with a cutting edge open source tool, the R programming language. Starting with geometric growth and proceeding through stability of multispecies interactions and species-abundance distributions...[Read More]
1994-03-10T08:00:00Z Concerns about the increasing greenhouse gases in our atmosphere and the resulting global effects have received high visibility in the general media as well as scientific journals. These concerns have been translatedinto several projects from the international scientific community-projects aimed to better understand the processes of climate and how these changes imp...[Read More]
2009-09-17T07:00:00Z Describes the latest methodologies used to study the ecology of amphibians throughout the world. Each of the 27 chapters explains a research approach or technique, with emphasis on careful planning and the potential biases of techniques. Statistical modelling, landscape ecology, and disease are covered for the first time in a techniques handbook.
2016-10-17T07:00:00Z Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs. In order to meet the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability in this epoch of human domination--known as the Anthropocene--ecologists have begun to think differently about the interdependencies b...[Read More]
2003-05-15T07:00:00Z The earth is continuously changing and evolving yet it is unclear how environmental changes will affect us in years to come. What changes are inevitable? What changes, if any, are beneficial? And what can we do as citizens of this planet to protect it and our future generations?
Larry Slobodkin, one of the leading pioneers of modern ecology, offers compelling answer...[Read More]
2016-01-14T08:00:00Z This advanced textbook is about Middle Eastern plants and plant ecology, presented within the wider context of the changing landscape, global climate change, and human history (particularly in relation to agriculture, conflict, and religion).
2017-11-27T08:00:00Z Nine nautical miles off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia, strung along the middle arc of the Seribuat Archipelago, the roving eye will spot a clutch of sun-washed islands. Narrow the lens a little to focus on the middle island, Pulau Babi Tengah (or Middle Pig Island in the Malay language) named after the wild pigs that used to roam its lands.
2016-11-22T08:00:00Z In recent years, scientists have realized that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the "long lapse of ages" emphasized by Darwin--in fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an authoritative and accessible introduction to eco-evolutionary dynamics, a cutting-edge new field that seeks to unify evolution and...[Read More]
2008-07-18T07:00:00Z Agrarian Landscapes in Transition researches human interaction with the earth. With hundreds of acres of agricultural land going out of production every day, the introduction, spread, and abandonment of agriculture represents the most pervasive alteration of the Earth's environment for several thousand years. What happens when humans impose their spatial and tempora...[Read More]
2016-07-11T07:00:00Z O'Neill Public School 8th grade science class teaches about the ecology of their local area through easily understood character narration. Designed for elementary aged learners as a introduction to basic life science concepts dealing with ecology.
2009-08-13T07:00:00Z Witness to Extinction tells the story of the demise of the beautiful Yangtze River Dolphin. It is a compelling, heartfelt account by a young naturalist involved in increasingly desperate attempts to save this legendary creature. We failed the dolphin, but we can learn from this, and fight to protect other remarkable animals before it is too late.
2017-01-26T08:00:00Z An advanced textbook adopting a theoretical modeling approach to review and discuss the current range and distributions of alien species, their rates of spread, and their impact in human-dominated ecosystems.