2016-11-25T08:00:00Z Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there is a strong, worldwide desire to upgrade our monitoring systems, but little clarity on what is actually needed and how it can be assembled from the elements...[Read More]
2017-01-16T08:00:00Z This is a book about the scientific process and how you apply it to data in ecology. You will learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble data, how to analyze data and finally how to present the results. The book uses Microsoft Excel and the powerful Open Source R program to carry out data handling as well as producing graphs.
2015-04-27T07:00:00Z The first book of its kind, this work discusses the global extent of ranaviruses, principles of ranavirus ecology and evolution. The research included provides guidance on designing ranavirus surveillance studies to determine risk. Ranaviruses are are double-stranded DNA viruses that cause hemorrhagic disease in amphibians, reptiles, and fish. Ranaviruses ...[Read More]
2016-06-22T07:00:00Z This manuscript discusses the potentials of the approaches as mentioned below to monitor the AIVs in WMW. Molecular diagnostic platforms enable for accurate detection of the AIVs in the feces of infected birds. Similar technologies can be used to determine the bird species through DNA barcoding, enabling non-invasive research on the epidemiology of the disease....[Read More]
2016-09-01T07:00:00Z Cowspiracy ? considerato l'erede spirituale di film come Fast Food Nation e Food, Inc., che hanno puntato i riflettori sul business delle industrie della carne, delle uova e dei latticini. Kip Andersen e Keegan Khun partono da una domanda molto semplice: se ogni anno la zootecnia produce pi? emissioni di gas serra di tutti i trasporti messi insieme, inquinando o dis...[Read More]
2019-06-25T07:00:00Z A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction
Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of their extreme rarity, these butterflies are not well-k...[Read More]
2018-12-19T08:00:00Z This open access book provides a comprehensive examination of the European Landing Obligation policy from many relevant perspectives. It includes evaluations of its impacts at economical, socio-cultural, ecological and institutional levels. It also discusses the feasibility and benefits of several potential mitigation strategies. The book was timely published, exact...[Read More]
2019-04-16T07:00:00Z There is a growing crisis in our oceans as rates of infectious disease outbreaks are on the rise. Marine epidemics have the potential to cause a mass die-off of wildlife from the bottom to the top of the food chain, impacting the health of ocean ecosystems as well as lives on land. Fueled by sewage dumping, unregulated aquaculture, and drifting plastic in warming se...[Read More]
2019-04-15T07:00:00Z ?Alles ?ber kleine Kreaturen von gro?em Wert, unterhaltsam und voll klugem Witz.? Maja Lunde, Autorin des Bestsellers ?Die Bienen?
Insekten gibt es ?berall, in den h?chsten H?hen und den tiefsten H?hlen, in W?ldern, Wiesen und Bergen. Sie leben in der W?ste, unter der Eisdecke eines zugefrorenen Sees, in den Nasenl?chern eines Walrosses und sogar in Compu...[Read More]
2014-11-17T08:00:00Z Climate Change Biology, 2e examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modeling, and current observati...[Read More]
2012-03-23T07:00:00Z Are you excited about permaculture but unclear how to put it into practice for yourself? Permaculture Design: A Step-by-Step Guide is just what you need! In this unique, full colour guide, experienced permaculture teacher Aranya leads you through the design process from beginning to end, using clear explanations, flowcharts and diagrams.