Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Friedhelm Goltenboth,Kris H. Timotius,Paciencia P. Milan,Josef Margraf
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006-12-07
ISBN: 9780080467979
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist. * Focuses on the tropical ecology and insular ecosystems and biodiversity of Indonesia, as well as the agroecology of humid tropics * Contains over 300 figures * Provides an extended glossary and bibliography, as well as tables of abbreviations, converstion factors, international system of units and a geological time table * Easy-to-use index gives access to important keywords used throughout the text

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Friedhelm Göltenboth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

Annotation The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist.

Land Forests and Sustainable Community Development in Insular Southeast Asia

Land  Forests and Sustainable Community Development in Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 117
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agroforestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest Cover Map of Insular Southeast Asia

Forest Cover Map of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Institute for Environment and Sustainability (European Commission. Joint Research Centre). Global Vegetation Monitoring Unit
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Phytogeography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia
Author: Karl L. Hutterer,A. Terry Rambo,George Lovelace
Publsiher: U OF M CENTER FOR SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDI
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1985-01-01
ISBN: 0891480390
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Values and Human Ecology in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

Ecologists have long based their conceptual frameworks in the natural sciences. Recently, however, they have acknowledged that ecosystems cannot be understood without taking into account human interventions that may have taken place for thousands of years. And for their part, social scientists have recognized that human behavior must be understood in the environment in which it is acted out. Researchers have thus begun to develop the area of “human ecology.” Yet human ecology needs suitable conceptual frameworks to tie the human and natural together. In response, Cultural Values and Human Ecology uses the framework of cultural values to collect a set of highly diverse contributions to the field of human ecology. Values represent an important and essential aspect of the intellectual organization of a society, integrated into and ordained by the over-arching cosmological system, and constituting the meaningful basis for action, in terms of concreteness and abstraction of content as well as mutability and permanence. Because of this balance, values lend themselves to the kinds of analyses of ecological relationships conducted here, those that demand a reasonable amount of specificity as well as historical stability. The contributions to Cultural Values and Human Ecology are exceedingly diverse. They include abstract theoretical discussions and specific case studies, ranging across the landscape of Southeast Asia from the islands to southern China. They deal with hunting-gathering populations as well as peasants operating within contemporary nation-states, and they are the work of natural scientists, social scientists, and humanists of Western and Asian origin. Diversity in the backgrounds of the authors contributes most to the varied approaches to the theme of this volume, because differences in cultural background and academic tradition will lead to different research interests and to differences in the empirical approaches chosen to pursue given problems.

Anthropology and Religion

Anthropology and Religion
Author: Robert L. Winzeler
Publsiher: AltaMira Press
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 0759121915
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Religion Book Excerpt:

Drawing from ethnographic examples found throughout the world, this revised and updated text, hailed as the “best general text on religion in anthropology available,” offers an introduction to what anthropologists know or think about religion, how they have studied it, and how they interpret or explain it since the late 19th century.

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application  2012 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1059
Release: 2012-12-26
ISBN: 1464991103
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application 2012 Edition Book Excerpt:

Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecology Environment and Conservation. The editors have built Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecology Environment and Conservation in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Ecology Environment and Conservation Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Studies on the Dynamics of the Frontier World in Insular Southeast Asia

Studies on the Dynamics of the Frontier World in Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Forests and forestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia
Author: Philip Hirsch
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1315474883
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues raise themselves. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia is a collection of 30 chapters dealing with the most significant scholarly debates in this rapidly growing field of study. Structured in four main parts, it gives a comprehensive regional overview of, and insight into, the environment in Southeast Asia. Wide-ranging and balanced, this handbook promotes scholarly understanding of how environmental issues are dealt with from diverse theoretical perspectives. It offers a detailed empirical understanding of the myriad environmental problems and challenges faced in Southeast Asia. This is the first publication of its kind in this field; a helpful companion for a global audience and for scholars of Southeast Asian studies from a variety of disciplines.

Metapopulation Ecology

Metapopulation Ecology
Author: Ilkka Hanski,Professor in the Department of Ecology and Systematics Ilkka Hanski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1999-03-18
ISBN: 9780198540656
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metapopulation Ecology Book Excerpt:

Presenting a comprehensive synthesis of current research in this rapidly expanding area of population biology, this book encompasses both the essential theory of metapopulations and a wide range of empirical studies.

Ecology and Conservation of Owls

Ecology and Conservation of Owls
Author: Ian Newton,Rodney Kavanagh,Jerry Olsen,Iain Taylor
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2002-08-12
ISBN: 0643098879
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Conservation of Owls Book Excerpt:

Owls in Australia are difficult to find and study, so comparatively little is known about their biology. Even less is known about the status, taxonomy, and biology of those species and sub-species living in tropical and subtropical environments and on islands. Many island species and subspecies are at risk, some have already been lost. Ecology and Conservation of Owls includes sections on population ecology, distribution, habitat and diet, conservation and management, and voice structure and taxonomy. It contains a number of review chapters that bring together findings from a wide range of previous research, including recent developments in owl taxonomy and systematics, and studies of population limitation in northern hemisphere owls. The chapters in this book derive from papers presented at the Owls 2000 conference held in Canberra, Australia, which was third in a series of international meetings on owls.

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire
Author: Corey Ross
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199590419
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire Book Excerpt:

This is a wide-ranging environmental history of late-19th and 20th century European imperialism, relating the expansion of modern empire, global trade, and mass consumption to the momentous ecological shifts they entailed and providing a historical background to the social, political, and environmental issues of the twenty-first century

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology

Tropical Forests  Management and Ecology
Author: Ariel E. Lugo,Carol Lowe
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461224985
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Forests Management and Ecology Book Excerpt:

Forestry professors used to remind students that, whereas physicians bury their mistakes, foresters die before theirs are noticed. But good institutions live longer than the scientists who contribute to building them, and the half-century of work of the USDA Forest Service's Institute of Tropical Forestry (ITF) is in plain view: an unprecedented corpus of accomplishments that would instill pride in any organization. There is scarcely anyone interested in current issues of tropical forestry who would not benefit from a refresher course in ITF's findings: its early collaboration with farmers to establish plantations, its successes in what we now call social forestry, its continuous improvement of nursery practices, its screening trials of native species, its development of wood-processing technologies appropriate for developing countries, its thorough analysis of tropical forest function, and its holistic approach toward conservation of endangered species. Fortunately, ITF has a long history of information exchange through teaching; like many others, I got my own start in tropical forest ecology fromjust such a course in Puerto Rico. And long before politicians recognized the global importance of tropical forestry, the ITF staff served actively as ambassadors of the discipline, visiting tropical coun tries everywhere to learn and, when invited to do so, to help solve local problems. It is a general principle of biogeography that species' turnover rates on islands are higher than those on continents. Inevitably, the same is true of scientists assigned to work on islands.

Dipterocarp Biology Ecology and Conservation

Dipterocarp Biology  Ecology  and Conservation
Author: Jaboury Ghazoul
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-22
ISBN: 0191087831
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dipterocarp Biology Ecology and Conservation Book Excerpt:

Asian tropical forests are amongst the most diverse on the planet, a richness that belies the fact that they are dominated by a single family of trees, the Dipterocarpaceae. Many other families contribute to Asia's natural diversity, but few compare to the dipterocarps in terms of the number and variety of species that occupy the forest canopy. Understanding the ecology and dynamics of Asian forests is therefore, to a large extent, a study of the Dipterocarpaceae. This book synthesises our current knowledge concerning dipterocarps, exploring the family through taxonomic, evolutionary, and biogeographic perspectives. Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation describes the rich variety of dipterocarp forest formations in both the ever-wet and seasonal tropics, including the less well known African and South American species. Detailed coverage of dipterocarp reproductive ecology and population genetics reflects the considerable research devoted to this subject, and its particular importance in shaping the ecology of Asian lowland rain forests. Ecophysiological responses to light, water, and nutrients, which underlie mechanisms that maintain dipterocarp species richness, are also addressed. At broader scales, dipterocarp responses to variation in soil, topography, climate, and natural disturbance regimes are explored from both population and community perspectives. The book concludes with a consideration of the crucial economic values of dipterocarps, and their extensive exploitation, discussing future opportunities for conservation and restoration. This will be a useful resource for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in tropical forest ecology and management, as well as professional researchers in tropical plant ecology, forestry, geography, and conservation biology.

Perception Design and Ecology of the Built Environment

Perception  Design and Ecology of the Built Environment
Author: Mainak Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN: 3030258793
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perception Design and Ecology of the Built Environment Book Excerpt:

This edited volume is a compilation of the ‘built environment’ in response to many investigations, analyses and sometimes mere observations of the various dialogues and interactions of the built, in context to its ecology, perception and design. The chapters concentrate on various independent issues, integrated as a holistic approach, both in terms of theoretical perspectives and practical approaches, predominantly focusing on the Global South. The book builds fabric knitting into the generic understanding of environment, perception and design encompassing ‘different’ attitudes and inspirations. This book is an important reference to topics concerning urbanism, urban developments and physical growth, and highlights new methodologies and practices. The book presumes an understanding unearthed from various dimensions and again woven back to a common theme, which emerges as the reader reads through. Various international experts of the respective fields working on the Global South contributed their latest research and insights to the different parts of the book. This trans-disciplinary volume appeals to scientists, students and professionals in the fields of architecture, geography, planning, environmental sciences and many more.

Reimagining Political Ecology

Reimagining Political Ecology
Author: Aletta Biersack,James B. Greenberg
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN: 9780822336723
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reimagining Political Ecology Book Excerpt:

A collection of ethnographies grounded in second-generation political ecology, which focuses on the interchanges between nature and culture, and the local and the global.

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas
Author: Tomas Tomascik
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 800
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780198501862
Category: Coastal zone management
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of the Indonesian Seas Book Excerpt:

Located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and between the Asian and Australian continents, the seas of the Indonesian Archipelago have a significant role in global weather patterns and oceanic circulation. The dynamic interplay between geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes, past and present, has given rise to one of the most diverse marine regions on the planet. Using maps and numerous illustrations, This text describes the complex coastal and marine ecosystems of the region in detail. Discussion of development, resource use and ecologically sustainable management plans is also incorporated.

Bat Evolution Ecology and Conservation

Bat Evolution  Ecology  and Conservation
Author: Rick A. Adams,Scott C. Pedersen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1461473977
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bat Evolution Ecology and Conservation Book Excerpt:

Recent advances in the study of bats have changed the way we understand this illusive group of mammals. This volume consist of 25 chapters and 57 authors from around the globe all writing on the most recent finding on the evolution, ecology and conservation of bats. The chapters in this book are not intended to be exhaustive literature reviews, but instead extended manuscripts that bring new and fresh perspectives. Many chapters consist of previously unpublished data and are repetitive of new insights and understanding in bat evolution, ecology and conservation. All chapters were peer-reviewed and revised by the authors. Many of the chapters are multi-authored to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the topics.

Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation

Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation
Author: Julien Louys
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2012-04-25
ISBN: 3642250386
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paleontology in Ecology and Conservation Book Excerpt:

The fossil record contains unique long-term insights into how ecosystems form and function which cannot be determined simply by examining modern systems. It also provides a record of endangered species through time, which allow us to make conservation decisions based on thousands to millions of years of information. The aim of this book is to demonstrate how palaeontological data has been or could be incorporated into ecological or conservation scientific studies. This book will be written by palaeontologists for modern ecologists and conservation scientists. Manuscripts will fall into one (or a combination) of four broad categories: case studies, review articles, practical considerations and future directions. This book will serve as both a ‘how to guide’ and provide the current state of knowledge for this type of research. It will highlight the unique and critical insights that can be gained by the inclusion of palaeontological data into modern ecological or conservation studies.

Tropical Fire Ecology

Tropical Fire Ecology
Author: Mark Cochrane
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2010-04-11
ISBN: 3540773819
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Fire Ecology Book Excerpt:

The tropics are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are currently the frontier for human settlement. Tropical ecosystems are being converted to agricultural and other land uses at unprecedented rates. Land conversion and maintenance almost always rely on fire and, because of this, fire is now more prevalent in the tropics than anywhere else on Earth. Despite pervasive fire, human settlement and threatened biodiversity, there is little comprehensive information available on fire and its effects in tropical ecosystems. Tropical deforestation, especially in rainforests, has been widely documented for many years. Forests are cut down and allowed to dry before being burned to remove biomass and release nutrients to grow crops. However, fires do not always stop at the borders of cleared forests. Tremendously damaging fires are increasingly spreading into forests that were never evolutionarily prepared for wild fires. The largest fires on the planet in recent decades have occurred in tropical forests and burned millions of hectares in several countries. The numerous ecosystems of the tropics have differing levels of fire resistance, resilience or dependence. At present, there is little appreciation of the seriousness of the wild fire situation in tropical rainforests but there is even less understanding of the role that fire plays in the ecology of many fire adapted tropical ecosystems, such as savannas, grasslands and other forest types.