The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems , David Shuker & Leigh Simmons


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 14:25

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.



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Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life , David R. Montgomery


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Professional & Technical,Engineering > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 12:20

2017-05-09T07:00:00Z
Finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

"A call to action that underscores a common goal: to change the world from the ground up."--Dan Barber, author of The Third Plate

For centuries, agricultural practices have eroded the soil that farming depends on, stripping it of the organic matter vital to its productivity....[Read More]



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Thoreau and the Language of Trees , Richard Higgins


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Nature,Fiction & Literature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 10:03

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]



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The Ptarmigan's Dilemma , John Theberge & Mary Theberge


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 08:45

2010-03-16T07:00:00Z
Winner of the 2010 Lane Anderson Award

Drawing on breakthrough research in evolution, genetics, and on their extensive work in the field and lab, wildlife biologists John and Mary Theberge explain for non-scientists the real facts of life.

Birds that suddenly grow gall bladders, when their species has none. Moose with antlers so big...[Read More]



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Bringing Nature Home , Douglas W. Tallamy


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Lifestyle & Home,Gardening,Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 04:15

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]



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Long-Term Ecological Research , Michael R. Willig & Lawrence R. Walker


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 03:53

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]



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Floodplains , Jeffrey J. Opperman, Peter B. Moyle, Eric W. Larsen, Joan L. Florsheim & Amber D. Manfree


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 19/Mar/2019 02:22

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]



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Plant-Plant Allelopathic Interactions , Udo Blum


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Nature,Professional & Technical,Engineering > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 20:16

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]



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Fire in California's Ecosystems , Jan W. van Wagtendonk


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 19:28

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]



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Natural Capital , Peter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts, Gretchen C. Daily & Stephen Polasky


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Environment,Business & Personal Finance,Economics > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 18:02

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.



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Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics , Roseli Pellens & Philippe Grandcolas


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Nature > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 17:10

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]



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Ecology of Meromictic Lakes , Ramesh D. Gulati, Egor S. Zadereev & Andrei G. Degermendzhi


Published in: itune > Ecology,Books,Science & Nature,Life Sciences,Physics,Earth Sciences > Earth biosphere | Published on 18/Mar/2019 14:18

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]



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