Ocean Acidification and Marine Wildlife

Ocean Acidification and Marine Wildlife
Author: Guangxu Liu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-07-23
ISBN: 0128223316
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Acidification and Marine Wildlife Book Excerpt:

Ocean Acidification and Marine Wildlife: Physiological and Behavioral Impacts provides comprehensive knowledge on how decreases in the pH of the world’s oceans is affecting marine organisms. The book synthesizes recent findings about the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on marine animals, covering the physiological and behavioral effects upon marine invertebrates and vertebrates, the potential physiological and molecular mechanism affects, and interactions of OA with other environmental factors. Written by international experts in this research field, this book summarizes new discoveries of OA effects on fertilization, embryonic development, biomineralization, metabolism, immune response, foraging, anti-predation, habitat selection, and the social hierarchy of marine animals. This is an important resource for researchers and practitioners in marine conservation, marine wildlife studies, and climate change studies. In addition, it will serve as a valuable text for marine biology and animal science students. Examines the impacts of carbon dioxide increases in the world’s oceans relating to marine vertebrates and invertebrates Identifies environmental factors, including climate change and pollution and how they increase the negative effects of ocean acidification Facilitates a better understanding of ocean acidification effects for conservationism and future prevention

Wildlife and Climate Change

Wildlife and Climate Change
Author: Daniel Lunney,Pat Hutchings
Publsiher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN: 0980327261
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildlife and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

When that outspoken, provocative science communicator Paul Willis, then of ABC TV’s Catalyst, raised the option of the topic of wildlife and climate change for the 2010 RZS forum, fellow councillors of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW hesitated. As scientists, we knew that, for this subject, long-term studies were essential, although finding support for such studies is difficult, and setting up experiments in the field brought new challenges in design. It was apparent that climate change would exacerbate existing threats, such as the impacts of land clearing, pollution, drought, altered fire regimes and over-exploitation, as well as the issues of threatened species management and invasive species. It would make some locations less habitable for native fauna and flora but more habitable for invasive species, and land clearing and fragmentation would hinder adaptation by species to a changed climate. The challenge to manage this subject in a one-day forum was daunting, but we were concerned that zoological aspects of climate change were being overshadowed by the politics of the matter, such as who pays for the mitigation of the causes of climate change. The need to develop adaptation strategies for our wildlife is pressing, but it will take time to design, test and implement them for the predicted harsher world in which wildlife survival chances will have been further diminished. However, the RZS took on the idea, and the day attracted a wide range of views and studies. We are better for the leap, and more importantly, so is the Australian fauna. aul Willis, with characteristic boldness, added the subtitle of ‘towards robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna’. It was clearly no use just standing there wringing one’s hands and wondering what to do about wildlife and climate change, or hoping someone else would do something. The real need is to identify the target - robust conservation strategies - and work towards it, and to encourage others to think positively about their work and the direction it might be going. Being zoologists, we narrowed the broad theme of climate change to wildlife. Wildlife under some definitions, such as the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, includes plants, and although they are included in this forum, we kept our focus on animals. We could have used the term biodiversity, knowing it is usually recognised as encompassing genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. However, the term does not have the immediacy to it that the word ‘wildlife’ conjures up. The word ‘wildlife’ continues to resonate publicly with a great number of people, and it carries with it a sense of responsibility, from backyards in cities to the remote corners of nature reserves. We are happy as scientists to use the words interchangeably, but as zoologists, we know that animals appeal to many of our senses because of their appearance and because they capture the imagination. Biodiversity is more conceptual, and that’s fine for constructing policies, management programs and for bracketing the variety of life on Earth into one word. While we also used the word ‘fauna’, ‘wildlife’ was chosen in the opening words because the phrase ‘wildlife and climate change’ has that special resonance. However, we did use fauna in the second part of the title because it captures a sense of the animals at a location, that location here being Australia. When we wrote the flyer for the forum, which was held on Saturday, 23 October 2010 at the ANZ Conservation Lecture Theatre at Taronga Zoo, Mosman, we added a lead paragraph to give a sense of the intent of the day. A lightly-edited version of that paragraph is as follows: As awareness of climate change issues increases across society, questions arise about the possible effects on fauna, and what may need to be done to help conserve ecosystems and their wildlife populations. The key element of this forum – its focus on Australian fauna – provides an opportunity for researchers to exchange ideas and findings on the likely impacts of climate change on the particular animals and environments they study. Many future impacts are expected to be negative for fauna, including shrinking geographic ranges, increasing fragmentation of distributions, altered competitive regimes with invasive species, and increased extinction rates. Further, these impacts will be imposed on species and systems already stressed by human disturbance. The forum will discuss the potential of the Australian terrestrial fauna to adapt “under its own steam”, and the way in which management policy and practice must also adapt in a warming world. Climate change will have many different types of ecological impacts, affecting the abundance and distribution of animals and plants, interactions between species, how threats affect species, and the functioning of ecosystems. Importantly, different species will respond in different ways. The aim of the forum is to discuss the research findings and consider options for the adaptation of our fauna to a changed climate. This forum looks at both ecosystems and species, and from quite different perspectives. Climate change compounds the existing suite of threats that have already drastically changed the distribution and numbers of Australian animal populations, and strategies to assist the Australian fauna adapt to climate change will need to bear these existing threats in mind if they are to be robust. Paul Adam captures this point succinctly in his view that climate change is not a valid excuse for failing to address other threats. The plenary sessions were interposed during the day to raise questions, to put forward new ideas and consider new lines of research and policy development. The plenary sessions, which were recorded professionally by Spark and Cannon, are published here along with the papers presented, both those spoken as well as those presented as posters. We are indeed grateful to Daniel Keogh, a Catalyst colleague of Paul Willis, for so ably managing the plenary sessions so that everyone in the theatre had a chance of contributing. The forum prompted two extra papers to be written, one by Gary Luck and the other by Harry Recher. As editors, we have drawn the threads together in a final paper to give some more background to the climate change debate from a zoological perspective. We are indebted to all the authors who persisted in carefully turning their presentations into written works, and responding to the referees’ comments. We also appreciate Matt England writing the Foreword so that we can see the climatological context in which zoologists work as we face a harsher world. We are also indebted to all the referees, and each paper was independently reviewed by more than one referee. Also, each paper was edited by us for consistency of style for this publication. As editors, we have enjoyed the process, valued the outcomes, and we look forward to a stronger accent in the future on our national effort to conserve our wildlife in the face of a changing climate.

The New Ice Curtain

The New Ice Curtain
Author: Heather A. Conley,Caroline Rohloff
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 1442258837
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Ice Curtain Book Excerpt:

The New Ice Curtain explores Russia’s strategic ambitions for its Arctic region—an understudied and underappreciated region that encompasses nearly the entire northern coast of Eurasia.

Censored 2017

Censored 2017
Author: Mickey Huff,Andy Lee Roth,Project Censored
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 1609807162
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Censored 2017 Book Excerpt:

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis.

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation
Author: G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 111871444X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Conservation Book Excerpt:

Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 13
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine resources conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009 Book Excerpt:

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine resources conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative Reauthorization Act of 2009 Book Excerpt:

Marine Plankton

Marine Plankton
Author: Claudia Castellani,Martin Edwards
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199233268
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Plankton Book Excerpt:

A thorough understanding of planktonic organisms is the first step towards a real appreciation of the diversity, biology, and ecological importance of marine life. A detailed knowledge of their distribution and community composition is particularly important since these organisms are often very delicate and sensitive to change, and can be used as early indicators of environmental change. Natural and man-induced modification of the environment can affect both the distribution and composition of plankton, with important ecological and economic impacts. Marine Plankton provides a practical guide to plankton biology with a large geographic coverage spanning the North Sea to the north-eastern Atlantic coast of the USA and Canada. The book is divided into three sections: an overview of plankton ecology, an assessment of methodology in plankton research covering sampling, preservation, and counting of samples, and a taxonomic guide richly illustrated with detailed line drawings to aid identification. This is an essential reference text suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in marine ecology (particularly useful for fieldwork) as well as for professional marine biologists. It will also be of relevance and use to environmental scientists, conservation biologists, marine resource managers, environmental consultants, and other specialised practitioners.

Future Sea

Future Sea
Author: Deborah Rowan Wright
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN: 022654270X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Sea Book Excerpt:

The world’s oceans face multiple threats: the effects of climate change, pollution, overfishing, plastic waste, and more. Confronted with the immensity of these challenges and of the oceans themselves, we might wonder what more can be done to stop their decline and better protect the sea and marine life. Such widespread environmental threats call for a simple but significant shift in reasoning to bring about long-overdue, elemental change in the way we use ocean resources. In Future Sea, ocean advocate and marine-policy researcher Deborah Rowan Wright provides the tools for that shift. Questioning the underlying philosophy of established ocean conservation approaches, Rowan Wright lays out a radical alternative: a bold and far-reaching strategy of 100 percent ocean protection that would put an end to destructive industrial activities, better safeguard marine biodiversity, and enable ocean wildlife to return and thrive along coasts and in seas around the globe. Future Sea is essentially concerned with the solutions and not the problems. Rowan Wright shines a light on existing international laws intended to keep marine environments safe that could underpin this new strategy. She gathers inspiring stories of communities and countries using ocean resources wisely, as well as of successful conservation projects, to build up a cautiously optimistic picture of the future for our oceans—counteracting all-too-prevalent reports of doom and gloom. A passionate, sweeping, and personal account, Future Sea not only argues for systemic change in how we manage what we do in the sea, but also describes steps that anyone, from children to political leaders (or indeed, any reader of the book), can take toward safeguarding the oceans and their extraordinary wildlife.

Global Exposition of Wildlife Management

Global Exposition of Wildlife Management
Author: Gbolagade Akeem Lameed
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN: 9535130250
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Exposition of Wildlife Management Book Excerpt:

The book, Global Exposition of Wildlife Management, covers five research topics connected to wildlife management. From conservation and domestication of species from the wild, the socioeconomic importance of wildlife to Tuberculosis within wildlife species as an emerging health threat for both wildlife and humans. Topics presented also discuss bush-meat utilization and its impact on biodiversity conservation, community forestry management and its role in biodiversity conservation, food and feeding ecology, urban forestry, and integrated island management for ecologically sensitive areas. This book also presents wildlife conservation research using a public aquarium as a case study. Each chapter gives special reference to the prevailing problems in wildlife conservation and hopes to provide possible solutions.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: CD-ROMs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States Book Excerpt:

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House".

Marine Science for Kids

Marine Science for Kids
Author: Bethanie Hestermann,Josh Hestermann,Stephanie Arne
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN: 1613735383
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Science for Kids Book Excerpt:

Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, comprehensive, friendly guide to exploring the underwater world. While including all the ocean animals kids love, it delves much deeper into the complete science of aquatic study, including geology, chemistry, and biology in both salt- and freshwater environments and more accurately reflecting the real-world study and practice of aquatic science. Kids discover how and why oceans move, and learn the answers to questions such as "Why is the ocean blue?" They meet cool creatures including sharks and rays, penguins and other seabirds, whales and dolphins, squids and octopuses, and many more. They discover some of the most pressing challenges facing marine environments but are left feeling hopeful that they can use their talents to make a difference. Real-life marine scientists share what inspires them every day so kids can learn more about these exciting careers. Hands-on, cross-curricular activities in each chapter—including science experiments, arts and crafts, edible projects, and group games—make learning fun.

Poisoned Oceans

Poisoned Oceans
Author: Honor Head
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1538234955
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poisoned Oceans Book Excerpt:

Imagine a world where the beach is no longer a place to visit, and the ocean a place that is too poisonous to swim in. It may sound like the plot line of a dystopian chapter book, but every day we get closer to it becoming reality. This essential volume digs into the many ways that life depends on our oceans to survive. Bright photographs and astonishing case studies engage the reader in learning the science behind our ocean's health and how it is being compromised. This environmental science book excites and empowers readers to help reverse the toxicity in our oceans before it is too late.

Threats to the Arctic

Threats to the Arctic
Author: Scott Elias
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN: 0128232293
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Threats to the Arctic Book Excerpt:

Threats to the Arctic discusses all the current threats to this fragile region, emphasizing the interconnections between many environmental impacts, as well as the teleconnections between events already emerging in the Arctic (ocean circulation changes, melting of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets) and other parts of the world. The book's aim is to inform readers about the impending, sometimes irreversible changes coming to the Arctic. University students, environmental engineers, policymakers and sociologists with an interest in the role of the Arctic in global change will benefit from the book's unique perspective. As this remote, inhospitable part of the world that few people will ever visit provides amazing insights, we can no longer have an 'out of sight – out of mind’ approach to the environmental upheavals taking place in the Arctic. Provides the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing, critical part of the world Offers a holistic understanding of the interconnections between global environmental changes and impacts in the Arctic Examines fact-based pressure on politics and industry to preserve Arctic biota and environments

The Seven Year Fix

The Seven Year Fix
Author: Jan Moxley
Publsiher: Gatekeeper Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN: 1887926038
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seven Year Fix Book Excerpt:

During the last ten years Jan Moxley developed this seven-year plan to enable the world to curb global warming and coexist with rapid climate change. This comprehensive plan's sustainable development goal increases global distribution of food, water, electricity, and healthcare services to eliminate famine, poverty, and human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. This initiative will require numerous newly developed technologies that have been pioneered by entrepreneurs, innovators, scientists, and engineers, which will vastly improve our daily lives without sacrificing our environment or disrupting the normal routines of the citizens of rich industrialized nations. But for citizens of developing nations and poorer countries, immigrants, and millions of refugees (fleeing oppression and the effects of global warming), it will greatly enhance their quality of life. This global plan includes ocean water desalination, organic regenerative agriculture, land-based aquaculture, renewable energy generation, rigid airships (supplying emergency aid to disaster affected areas, and transit to islands and remote regions), high-speed magnetic levitation freight and passenger transit, an improved education curriculum (including “Preventative Security Strategies” instruction in observation techniques for spotting, identifying and reporting potential criminal and terrorist activity), and worldwide healthcare reform including comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services. It also comprises technology for decreasing cattle methane emissions and environmental cleanup of the earth’s oceans, land, and atmosphere after decades of accumulated manmade pollution. The plan provides reconnaissance to local authorities for protection of endangered wildlife from poachers, and illegal hunters and trappers, and designs its infrastructure around wildlife refuges and migration routes to avoid encroachment into wildlife habitats. As the title indicates, it is a comprehensive global solution and it can be accomplished in a seven-year period, which is three years less than the United States Congress’ proposed “Green New Deal,” and decades less than the ratified United Nations’ “Paris Climate Accord.” This book details how to fund this global solution, how to pay back the massive amount of funding required and, as an incentive for countries to bestow a unanimous endorsement of this plan, how it will ultimately payoff the external national debts of all countries ratifying this global initiative. It is a capitalistic resolution without economic hardship and is not socialistic reform. Governments have failed miserably in their attempts to resolve the earth’s terrestrial threats. As the point of no return rapidly approaches, the people must take the lead and the leaders must follow. Those that believe a vast global solution is too expensive, I ask this question: What value do you place on saving our planet?

Blueplanet

Blueplanet
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blueplanet Book Excerpt:

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Congressional Record Book Excerpt:

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Beach Explorer

Beach Explorer
Author: Heather Buttivant
Publsiher: September Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN: 1912836750
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beach Explorer Book Excerpt:

Explore the beach and its secrets as never before! What makes the tides tick? Do sharks lay eggs? Why are sea levels rising? Investigate the wonderful world of sand, watch how crabs move and marvel at spectacular seashells as you become a beach explorer. This book is bursting with hands-on activities, fascinating experiments and amazing facts to discover at home or on the shore. You can: Become a tide fort champion Create a miniature rock pool Find out what makes star­fish so special Spy on a hermit crab battle Design your own­ fish Identify where beach litter comes from Experiment with seashells. Heather Buttivant, award-winning wildlife blogger and author of Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides, invites you on an adventure to meet the mysterious creatures that live on the beach and discover what you can do to protect them. Please note this is a fixed-format ebook with colour images and may not be well-suited for older e-readers.

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 June 5 2009 111 1 House Report 111 137 Part 1

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009  June 5  2009  111 1 House Report 111 137  Part 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 June 5 2009 111 1 House Report 111 137 Part 1 Book Excerpt:

The Changing Arctic and the European Union

The Changing Arctic and the European Union
Author: Adam Stepien,Timo Koivurova,Paula Kankaanpää
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN: 9004303189
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Arctic and the European Union Book Excerpt:

The Changing Arctic and the European Union a book based on the report “Strategic Assessment of the Development of the Arctic: Assessment Conducted for the European Union”. It provides a balanced overview of changes taking place in the Arctic. The ways how the EU affects Arctic developments is considered, including the process of formulating an umbrella EU Arctic policy.