2013-06-18T07:00:00Z The oak tree was a boon companion as humans expanded their presence across much of the globe. While oak woodlands (Quercus spp.) come today in stunningly diverse forms, the stately dehesas of Spain and the dramatic oak-dominated ranchlands of California are working landscapes where cultivation and manipulation for a couple of millennia have shaped Mediterrane...[Read More]
2009-07-22T07:00:00Z From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's anci...[Read More]
2007-07-02T07:00:00Z Archie Carr, one of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, played a leading part in finding a new and critical role for natural history and systematics in a post-1950s world dominated by the glamorous science of molecular biology. With the rise of molecular biology came a growing popular awareness of species extinction. Carr championed endangered sea turt...[Read More]
2019-09-24T07:00:00Z ? J'ai des choses ? dire ? mes enfants... ?
Invit? par la for?t amazonienne ? lui pr?ter sa plume, Laurent Huguelit nous fait d?couvrir l'enseignement de ce grand esprit que les peuples indig?nes appellent ? Madre ? - la M?re. Pr?sentation C'est lors d'un s?jour en Amazonie que l'auteur a ?t? d?sign? porte-parole de la grande for?t par...[Read More]
2018-05-21T07:00:00Z Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference provides basic information on harmful algal blooms (HAB) and references for individuals in need of technical information when faced with unexpected or unknown harmful algal events. Chapters in this volume will provide readers with information on causes of HAB, successful management and monitoring pro...[Read More]
2019-08-20T07:00:00Z Nearly one-third of the land area on our planet is classified as arid or desert. Therefore, an understanding of the dynamics of such arid ecosystems is essential to managing those systems in a way that sustains human populations. This second edition of Ecology of Desert Systems provides a clear, extensive guide to the complex interactions involved in these ar...[Read More]
2014-12-29T08:00:00Z 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.
2019-09-09T07:00:00Z This book is an open access publication.
Forest ecosystems in Central Europe are changing as a result of anthropogenic influences and changing climate conditions. As such, a large-scale monitoring programme was undertaken in order to understand the influence of site modification, deposition of air pollutants, and climate.
2011-09-02T07:00:00Z Humans have directly modified half of the ice-free terrestrial surface and use 40\% of terrestrial production. We are causing the sixth major extinction event in the history of life on Earth. With the Earth's climate, flora, and fauna changing rapidly, there is a pressing need to understand terrestrial ecosystem processes and their sensitivity to environmental and b...[Read More]
2016-10-17T07:00:00Z How the science of ecology is changing to meet the daunting challenges of environmental sustainability
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...[Read More]
2017-10-20T07:00:00Z Fundamentals of Soil Ecology, 3rd Edition, offers a holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, providing students and ecosystem researchers with a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The text emphasizes the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosyste...[Read More]
2013-04-16T07:00:00Z This topical and exciting textbook describes fisheries exploitation, biology, conservation and management, and reflects many recent and important changes in fisheries science. These include growing concerns about the environmental impacts of fisheries, the role of ecological interactions in determining population dynamics, and the incorporation of uncertainty and pr...[Read More]