Ecosystem Engineers

Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-09-21
ISBN: 9780080548470
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Engineers Book Excerpt:

The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of species as ecosystem engineers allows scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this book ultimately illustrates how to inform and manage natural resources. The only consolidated treatment available Provides definitions, case studies, and examples of ecological models Discusses how ecosystem engineering can inform and improve the management of natural resources Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the leading figure in the development of the ecosystem engineer concept, and many other eminent ecologists, such as Alan Hastings

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers

Beavers  Boreal Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Carol A. Johnston
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-28
ISBN: 3319615335
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beavers Boreal Ecosystem Engineers Book Excerpt:

Bridging the fields of ecosystem science and landscape ecology, this book integrates Dr. Carol Johnston's research on beaver ecosystem alteration at Voyageurs National Park. The findings about the vegetation, soils, and chemistry of beaver impoundments synthesized in the text provide a cohesive reference useful to wetland scientists, ecosystems and landscape ecologysts, wildlife managers, and students. The beaver, Castor canadensis, is an ecosystem engineer unequaled in its capacity to alter landscapes through browsing and dam building, whose population recovery has re-established environmental conditions that probably existed for millenia prior to its near extirpation by trapping in the 1800s and 1900s. Beavers continue to regain much of their natural range throughout North America, changing stream and forest ecosystems in ways that may be lauded or vilified. Interest in beavers by ecologists remains keen as new evidence emerges about the ecological, hydrological, and biogeochemical effects of beaver browsing and construction. There is a critical need for ecologists and land managers to understand the potential magnitude, persistence, and ecosystem services of beaver landscape transformation. The 88-year record of beaver landscape occupation and alteration documented by Dr. Carol Johnston and colleagues from aerial photography and field work provides a unique resource toward understanding the ecosystem effects and sustainability of beaver activity.

Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers

Coralline Algae  Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers
Author: Laurie Carol Hofmann,Nick Kamenos,João Silva,Nadine Schubert,Paulo Antunes Horta,Julio Aguirre,Kathryn Schoenrock
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN: 2889638316
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coralline Algae Globally Distributed Ecosystem Engineers Book Excerpt:

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering
Author: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN: 1119678536
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering Book Excerpt:

Learn from this integrated approach to the management and restoration of ecosystems edited by an international leader in the field The Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest research and practical developments in the rapidly evolving fields of ecological and ecosystem engineering. Beginning with an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem services, the book addresses a wide variety of issues central to the restoration and remediation of ecological environments. The book contains fulsome analyses of the restoration, rehabilitation, conservation, sustainability, reconstruction, remediation, and reclamation of ecosystems using ecological engineering techniques. Case studies are used to highlight practical applications of the theory discussed within. The material in the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering is particularly relevant at a time when the human population is dramatically rising, and the exploitation of natural resources is putting increasing pressure on planetary ecosystems. The book demonstrates how modern scientific ecology can contribute to the greening of the environment through the inclusion of concrete examples of successful applied management. The book also includes: A thorough discussion of ecological engineering and ecosystem services theory and practice An exploration of ecological and ecosystem engineering economic and environmental revitalization An examination of the role of soil meso and macrofauna indicators for restoration assessment success in a rehabilitated mine site A treatment of the mitigation of urban environmental issues by applying ecological and ecosystem engineering A discussion of soil fertility restoration theory and practice Perfect for academic researchers, industry scientists, and environmental engineers working in the fields of ecological engineering, environmental science, and biotechnology, the Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering also belongs on the bookshelves of environmental regulators and consultants, policy makers, and employees of non-governmental organizations working on sustainable development.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
Author: Fred B. Samson,Fritz L. Knopf
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 1461240182
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Management Book Excerpt:

Ecosystem management has emerged in the past several years as the new paradigm for managing public and private land. It combines the principles of ecosystem-level ecology with the policy requirements of resource and public land management. This collection of selected readings will serve as an introduction to the concepts of biological diversity, ecological process, biotic integrity, and ecological sustainability that underlie ecosystem management.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
Author: Patrick Kangas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2003-09-25
ISBN: 0203486544
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Engineering Book Excerpt:

Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna
Author: Doug Armstrong,Matthew Hayward,Dorian Moro,Philip Seddon
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN: 148630303X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna Book Excerpt:

The publication of Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna nearly 20 years ago introduced the new science of ‘reintroduction biology’. Since then, there have been vast changes in our understanding of the process of reintroductions and other conservation-driven translocations, and corresponding changes in regulatory frameworks governing translocations. Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna is a timely review of our understanding of translocation from an Australasian perspective, ensuring translocation becomes an increasingly effective conservation management strategy in the future. Written by experts, including reintroduction practitioners, researchers and policy makers, the book includes extensive practical advice and example case studies, identifies emerging themes and suggests future directions. Topics include: key questions in reintroduction biology; population establishment; prey naivety; disease management; dispersal; the roles of trials and experiments; modelling projections; assisted colonisation; population interchange; genetic diversity; disease management; metapopulation dynamics; reintroduced species as ecological engineers; the contributions of sanctuary networks and zoos; and extensive insights from reintroduction programs. This book is aimed at conservation practitioners and researchers, as well as conservation management agencies and NGOs. Although it is based on Australasian examples, it will be of interest globally due to synergies with reintroduction programs throughout the world.

Ecological Systems

Ecological Systems
Author: Rik Leemans
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2012-12-12
ISBN: 1461457556
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Systems Book Excerpt:

Earth is home to an estimated 8 million animal species, 600,000 fungi, 300,000 plants, and an undetermined number of microbial species. Of these animal, fungal, and plant species, an estimated 75% have yet to be identified. Moreover, the interactions between these species and their physical environment are known to an even lesser degree. At the same time, the earth’s biota faces the prospect of climate change, which may manifest slowly or extremely rapidly, as well as a human population set to grow by two billion by 2045 from the current seven billion. Given these major ecological changes, we cannot wait for a complete biota data set before assessing, planning, and acting to preserve the ecological balance of the earth. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the scientific and engineering basis of the systems ecology of the earth in 15 detailed, peer-reviewed entries written for a broad audience of undergraduate and graduate students as well as practicing professionals in government, academia, and industry. The methodology presented aims at identifying key interactions and environmental effects, and enabling a systems-level understanding even with our present state of factual knowledge.

Wood Ants Formica Spp as Ecosystem Engineers and Their Impact on the Soil Animal Community

Wood Ants  Formica Spp   as Ecosystem Engineers and Their Impact on the Soil Animal Community
Author: Lisette Lenoir
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wood Ants Formica Spp as Ecosystem Engineers and Their Impact on the Soil Animal Community Book Excerpt:

Plant Animal Interactions

Plant Animal Interactions
Author: Kleber Del-Claro,Helena Maura Torezan-Silingardi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN: 3030668770
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Animal Interactions Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides the first overview of plant-animal interactions for twenty years focused on the needs of students and professors. It discusses a range of topics from the basic structures of plant-animal interactions to their evolutionary implications in producing and maintaining biodiversity. It also highlights innovative aspects of plant-animal interactions that can represent highly productive research avenues, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in a future career in ecology. Written by leading experts, and employing a variety of didactic tools, the book is useful for students and teachers involved in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses addressing areas such as herbivory, trophic relationships, plant defense, pollination and biodiversity.

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems
Author: Gil Rilov,Jeffrey A. Crooks
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2008-11-12
ISBN: 354079235X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion process, starting with uptake and transport, through inoculation, establishment and finally integration into new ecosystems. Basic ecological concepts - all in the context of bioinvasions - are covered, such as propagule pressure, species interactions, phenotypic plasticity, and the importance of biodiversity. The authors approach bioinvasions as hazards to the integrity of natural communities, but also as a tool for better understanding fundamental ecological processes. Important aspects of managing marine bioinvasions are also discussed, as are many informative case studies from around the world.

Mudflat Ecology

Mudflat Ecology
Author: Peter G. Beninger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN: 3319991949
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mudflat Ecology Book Excerpt:

Intertidal mudflats are distinct, highly-productive marine habitats which provide important ecosystem services to the land-sea interface. In contrast to other marine habitats, and despite a large body of primary scientific literature, no comprehensive synthesis exists, such that the scattered knowledge base lacks an integrated conceptual framework. We attempt to provide this synthesis by pulling together and contextualizing the different disciplines, tools, and approaches used in the study of intertidal mudflats. The editor pays particular attention to relationships between the various components of the synthesis, both at the conceptual and the operational levels, validating these relationships through close interaction with the various authors.

Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves

Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves
Author: Aad C. Smaal,Joao G. Ferreira,Jon Grant,Jens K. Petersen,Øivind Strand
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN: 3319967762
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goods and Services of Marine Bivalves Book Excerpt:

The aim of this open access book is to review and analyse the goods and services of bivalve shellfish. How they are defined, what determines the ecological functions that are the basis for the goods and services, what controversies in the use of goods and services exist, and what is needed for sustainable exploitation of bivalves from the perspective of the various stakeholders. The book is focused on the goods and services, and not on impacts of shellfish aquaculture on the benthic environment, or on threats like biotoxins; neither is it a shellfish culture handbook although it can be used in evaluating shellfish culture. The reviews and analysis are based on case studies that exemplify the concept, and show the strengths and weaknesses of the current applications. The multi-authored reviews cover ecological, economic and social aspects of bivalve goods and services. The book provides new insights for scientists, students, shellfish producers, policy advisors, nature conservationists and decision makers. This book is open access under the CC BY license.

30 Second Zoology

30 Second Zoology
Author: Mark Fellowes
Publsiher: Ivy Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN: 1782408568
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

30 Second Zoology Book Excerpt:

Endowed with abundant water, extraordinary ecoystems, varied climates and biomes, our planet is teeming with creatures, great and small. What produced this rich diversity? How have so many species formed, evolved and adapted? What effects are humans having on the rest of the animal kingdom and on the natural environment we share? 30-Second Zoology explains the diversification process of evolution, then introduces the main groups of invertebrates and vertebrates. Breathing, seeing, communicating and other key features of animal physiology and behaviour are explored, as are the ecological relationships between Earth’s myriad species – the predators, the prey, the parasites and the positively poisonous – before assessing the anthropogenic effects of pollution, over-harvesting and a changing climate. Covering everything from the origins of life and the most basic of organisms, all the way through to the more complex creatures that we recognise today, 30-Second Zoology aims to showcase the most fantastic examples of life on our earth, all in 300 words and one stunning illustration per topic.

Progress in Mathematical Ecology

Progress in Mathematical Ecology
Author: Sergei Petrovskii
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 3038973122
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in Mathematical Ecology Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Progress in Mathematical Ecology" that was published in Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology
Author: Alan Hastings,Louis Gross
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 823
Release: 2012-05-31
ISBN: 0520269659
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology Book Excerpt:

"A bold and successful attempt to illustrate the theoretical foundations of all of the subdisciplines of ecology, including basic and applied, and extending through biophysical, population, community, and ecosystem ecology. Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology is a compendium of clear and concise essays by the intellectual leaders across this vast breadth of knowledge."--Harold Mooney, Stanford University "A remarkable and indispensable reference work that also is flexible enough to provide essential readings for a wide variety of courses. A masterful collection of authoritative papers that convey the rich and fundamental nature of modern theoretical ecology."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University "Theoretical ecologists exercise their imaginations to make sense of the astounding complexity of both real and possible ecosystems. Imagining a real or possible topic left out of the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology has proven just as challenging. This comprehensive compendium demonstrates that theoretical ecology has become a mature science, and the volume will serve as the foundation for future creativity in this area."--Fred Adler, University of Utah "The editors have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who are a great match for their topics. Sometimes the author is a key, authoritative figure in a field; and at other times, the author has enough distance to convey all sides of a subject. The next time you need to introduce ecology students to a theoretical topic, you'll be glad to have this encyclopedia on your bookshelf."--Stephen Ellner, Cornell University “Everything you wanted to know about theoretical ecology, and much that you didn’t know you needed to know but will now! Alan Hastings and Louis Gross have done us a great service by bringing together in very accessible form a huge amount of information about a broad, complicated, and expanding field.”--Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

River Conservation and Management

River Conservation and Management
Author: Philip Boon,Paul Raven
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-02-10
ISBN: 1119961963
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Conservation and Management Book Excerpt:

This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years. The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York. Thirty-one chapters, with contributions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia provide a wide-ranging perspective on this complex but profoundly important subject. Following an introduction that chronicles the most important contextual changes, the book is organized into four broad topics: Catchment management, ecosystem integrity and the threats to river ecosystems – this covers progress on understanding and addressing the pressures affecting rivers, many of which will be amplified by climate change and increasing human demands for water; Methods and approaches – illustrating some recent techniques that have been developed to assess condition and conservation status across different types of river; Recovery and rehabilitation – providing an insight into the principles, practice, public involvement and institutional networks that support and make improvements to modified river reaches; Integrating nature conservation into wider river management –demonstrating the importance of integrated planning, involvement of local communities and the use of adaptive management in achieving multiple environmental and economic benefits along rivers used for different purposes. The final chapter discusses the challenges faced in dealing with an uncertain future. More than 1200 different references and numerous web-site citations provide the reader with an invaluable source of knowledge on the subject area.

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution Impacts and Management

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe  Distribution  Impacts and Management
Author: Erkki Leppakoski,Erkki Leppäkoski,Stephan Gollasch,Sergej Olenin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2002-08-31
ISBN: 9781402008375
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution Impacts and Management Book Excerpt:

This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.

River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics RCEM 2007 Two Volume Set

River  Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics  RCEM 2007  Two Volume Set
Author: C. Marjolein Dohmen-Janssen,Suzanne J.M.H. Hulscher
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1271
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1439856567
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

River Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics RCEM 2007 Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Around the world, many people live, work and recreate in river, estuarine and coastal areas, systems which are also important wildlife habitats. It is imperative to understand the physics of such systems. A key element here is morphodynamics: the mutual interaction and adjustment of landform topography and fluid dynamics involving the motion of sed

Earth System Evolution and Early Life

Earth System Evolution and Early Life
Author: A.T. Brasier,D. McIlroy,N. McLoughlin
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2017-06-09
ISBN: 1786202794
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth System Evolution and Early Life Book Excerpt:

This volume in memory of Professor Martin Brasier, which has many of his unfinished works, summarizes recent progress in some of the hottest topics in palaeobiology including cellular preservation of early microbial life and early evolution of macroscopic animal life, encompassing the Ediacara biota. The papers focus on how to decipher evidence for early life, which requires exceptional preservation, employment of state-of-the-art techniques and also an understanding gleaned from Phanerozoic lagerstätte and modern analogues. The papers also apply Martin’s MOFAOTYOF principle (my oldest fossils are older than your oldest fossils), requiring an integrated approach to understanding fossils. The adoption of the null-hypothesis that all putative traces of life are abiotic until proven otherwise, and the consideration of putative fossils within their spatial context, characterized the work of Martin Brasier, as is well demonstrated by the papers in this volume.