2014-07-31T07:00:00Z Insects display a staggering diversity of mating and social behaviours. This edited work brings together insights into a wide range of evolutionary and behavioural questions, such as the evolution of sex, sexual selection, conflict, and parental care.
2017-04-04T07:00:00Z Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau's creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their l...[Read More]
2009-09-01T07:00:00Z "If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web--and it is an intricate web, not a chain--is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home." --The New York Times
As development and subsequent habitat destr...[Read More]
2016-04-12T07:00:00Z The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program is, in a sense, an experiment to transform the nature of science, and represents one of the most effective mechanisms for catalyzing comprehensive site-based research that is collaborative, multidisciplinary, and long-term in nature. The scientific contributions of the Program are prodigious, but the broader impacts ...[Read More]
2017-09-05T07:00:00Z Floodplains provides an overview of floodplains and their management in temperate regions. It synthesizes decades of research on floodplain ecosystems, explaining hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological processes and how under appropriate management these processes can provide benefits to society ranging from healthy fish populations to flood-risk reducti...[Read More]
2011-02-18T08:00:00Z In an effort to implement conservation measures farmers have used a variety of production methods including reduced or zero tillage. With the implementation of these methods there has been an increase in the use of small grain and legume cover crops and their residues. One benefit of these production methods has been early season weed control. Pres...[Read More]
2018-06-08T07:00:00Z Fire in California's Ecosystems describes fire in detail--both as an integral natural process in the California landscape and as a growing threat to urban and suburban developments in the state. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume is an ideal authoritative reference tool and the foremost synthesis of knowledge...[Read More]
2011-04-07T07:00:00Z The editors have assembled the world's leading scientists in the fields of conservation, policy analysis, and resource economics to provide the most intensive and best technical analyses of ecosystem services to date.
2016-02-24T08:00:00Z Phylogenetic diversity is now a key concept for biodiversity conservation due to its link to option value, evolutionary potential and to the possibility of guiding conservation across scales. Present facilities for obtaining molecular sequences and metagenomes are powering this research field, rendering available detailed information of phylogenetic diversity for a ...[Read More]
2017-02-22T08:00:00Z This volume presents recent advances in the research on meromictic lakes and a state-of-the art overview of this area. After an introduction to the terminology and geographic distribution of meromictic lakes, three concise chapters describe their physical, chemical and biological features. The following eight chapters present case studies of more than a dozen meromi...[Read More]