2013-09-10T07:00:00Z In Alternative Ecological Risk Assessment the author, Lawrence V. Tannenbaum, provides a critical review of current practices in the ecological risk assessment field and proposes alternatives that are supported by established science and keen observation. It is hoped that this approach will pave the way to a greater understanding of what appropriate an...[Read More]
2017-11-07T08:00:00Z Many arborists learn tree work practices without fully understanding the biological and physiological principles behind them. However, outcomes for the health and longevity of trees are greatly improved when an arborist understands the science behind the care of tree root systems and crowns. In Applied Tree Biology, Drs. Hirons and Thomas draw upon their deca...[Read More]
2018-05-17T07:00:00Z Swamps and marshes once covered vast stretches of the North American landscape. The destruction of these habitats, long seen as wastelands that harbored deadly disease, accelerated in the twentieth century. Today, the majority of the original wetlands in the US have vanished, transformed into farm fields or buried under city streets.
In The Marsh Builders, Sharon ...[Read More]
2019-01-09T08:00:00Z Here we report on a 25-year long-term sequence of measures to return a deteriorated recreational urban lake, Alte Donau in Vienna to acceptable water quality. Metropolitan waters require focused ecosystem management plans and intensive in-lake efforts. We explored physico-chemical conditions, food web from viruses to fish and water birds, the sediments, the littoral...[Read More]
2019-02-26T08:00:00Z Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. In this book, Eric Post argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, maintenance, and offspring production.
Post uses insights from phenology--the study of the timing of life-cycle events--to present a theoretica...[Read More]
2017-12-11T08:00:00Z This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political disc...[Read More]
2011-07-05T07:00:00Z Pollination and Floral Ecology is the most comprehensive single-volume reference to all aspects of pollination biology--and the first fully up-to-date resource of its kind to appear in decades. This beautifully illustrated book describes how flowers use colors, shapes, and scents to advertise themselves; how they offer pollen and nectar as rewards; and how th...[Read More]
2007-01-02T08:00:00Z Why do baby sharks, hyenas, and pelicans kill their siblings? Why do beetles and mice commit infanticide? Why are twins and birth defects more common in older human mothers? A Natural History of Families concisely examines what behavioral ecologists have discovered about family dynamics and what these insights might tell us about human biology and behavior. S...[Read More]
2007-06-26T07:00:00Z Twenty-five thousand years ago, sea level fell more than 400 feet below its present position as a consequence of the growth of immense ice sheets in the Northern Hemisphere. A dry plain stretching 1,000 miles from the Arctic Ocean to the Aleutians became exposed between northeast Asia and Alaska, and across that plain, most likely, walked the first people of the New...[Read More]
2006-07-11T07:00:00Z From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores t...[Read More]
2019-02-21T08:00:00Z Pr?face de Val?rie Masson-Delmotte
Depuis plus d'un quart de si?cle, diplomates et experts de pr?s de 200 pays r?fl?chissent aux moyens de ralentir le r?chauffement climatique. L'accord de Paris, sign? en 2015 ? l'issue de la COP 21, en est l'aboutissement le plus visible.
Mais, devant la lenteur des avanc?es et la croissance des ?missions de g...[Read More]
2018-11-23T08:00:00Z Das Buch bietet eine umfassende aktuelle Zusammenfassung und Bewertung der bisherigen Forschungserfahrungen zum Thema Agrarholz und ber?cksichtigt sowohl Plantagenwirtschaft als auch agroforstliche Nutzungsformen. Es greift die verschiedenen Aspekte der Etablierung von Agrarholz in der Landwirtschaft aus Sicht der Pflanzen?kologie und der ?kosystemforschung auf und ...[Read More]