Methods in Stream Ecology

Author: F. Richard Hauer
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128132692
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: Science

Methods in Stream Ecology: Volume 2: Ecosystem Structure, Third Edition, provides a complete series of field and laboratory protocols in stream ecology that are ideal for teaching or conducting research. This new two-part edition is updated to reflect recent advances in the technology associated with ecological assessment of streams, including remote sensing. Volume two covers community interactions, ecosystem processes and ecosystem quality. With a student-friendly price, this new edition is key for all students and researchers in stream and freshwater ecology, freshwater biology, marine ecology and river ecology. This book is also supportive as a supplementary text for courses in watershed ecology/science, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and landscape ecology. Provides a variety of exercises in each chapter Includes detailed instructions, illustrations, formulae and data sheets for in-field research for students Presents taxonomic keys to common stream invertebrates and algae Includes website with tables and a links written by leading experts in stream ecology

Life Vol II Evolution Diversity and Ecology

Author: David E. Sadava
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 071677674X
Release Date: 2006-12-01
Genre: Science

THE NEXT GREAT CHAPTER IN THE STORY OF LIFE The science of biology evolves. The science classroom and lab evolve. In this edition, as always, "Life: The Science of Biology" evolves with them, in innovative, authoritative, and captivating ways. From the first edition to the present, "Life" has set the standard for being the most balanced experimentally-based introductory biology text. "Life" has always presented how we know (the process of science through experiments) as well as what we know (facts derived from these experiments). The new edition builds on this legacy, again teaching fundamental concepts and the latest developments by taking students step by step through the research that revealed them. To achieve this, all of the Ninth Edition's innovations--new authorship, new and reororganized chapters, new experimental content, enhanced features, reinvisioned art, and new media tools--are focused on giving students and instructors the best tools for bringing the best of biological research and applications into the introductory majors biology course. Also avalable, Volume Splits: --paperbound in full color Volume I: The Cell and Heredity (Chapters 1-20) Volume II: Evolution, Diversity and Ecology (Chapters 1, 21-33, 54-59) Volume III: Plants and Animals (Chapters 1, 34-53) A GREENER LIFEAnother first, the new edition of "Life" is printed on paper earning the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label, the "gold standard" in green paper products. "Life "paper includes 10% pre-consumer waste, 10% post-consumer waste, and is manufactured from wood from well-managed sustainable forests. Additionally, "Life's" green initiatives include: - 5% soy based ink - Covers printed on stock with 10% post-consumer waste - 100% recycled paper coverboards - Digitized work flow to reduce paper waste All of which also earn us Courier Printing Company's Green Edition designation for reducing our environmental footprint. The environmental savings we have achieved on the first printing alone are: - Number of trees saved: 469 - Air emissions eliminated (GHG's): 52,240 pounds - Water saved: 171,250 gallons - Solid waste eliminated: 28,335 pounds

Edible Forest Gardens Volume II

Author: Dave Jacke
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781931498807
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Gardening

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier take the vision of the forest garden and basic ecological principles from Vol. I and move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.

Ecology Volume II

Author: Antonio Bodini
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781848262911
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre:

Ecology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment. The term "ecology" was introduced by Ernst Haeckel, at the end of the nineteenth century. Since that time spectacular advances have been made. Much has been learned about the relationship between organisms and environmental factors, and about the processes that regulate the abundance and distribution of species. The Theme on Ecology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses the Science of Ecology for a Sustainable World. The two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology

Author: Bernard C. Patten
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483262772
Release Date: 2013-09-17
Genre: Science

Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology, Volume II, concludes the original concept for Systems Analysis and Simulation in Ecology, and at the same time initiates a continuing series under the same title. The original idea, in 1968, was to draw together a collection of systems ecology articles as a convenient benchmark to the state of this emerging new field and as a stimulus to broader interest. These purposes will continue to motivate the series in highlighting, from time to time, accomplishments, trends, and prospects. The present volume is organized into four parts. Part I outlines for ecologists the concepts upon which systems science as a discipline is built. Part II presents example applications of systems analysis methods to ecosystems. Part III is devoted to new theory, including an investigation into the feasibility of several nonlinear formulations for use in compartment modeling of ecosystems; and the important topic of connectivity in systems. Part IV presents a sampling of systems ecology applications. It provides a reasonably balanced and accurate picture of the practical capability of ecological systems analysis and simulation. Performance does not come up to publicity, but prospects for rapid improvement are good given a willingness to let pragmatism guide sound scientific development without demanding unrealistic short-term successes.

Methods in Chemical Ecology Volume 2

Author: Kenneth F. Haynes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461554110
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Identification of chemicals that affect the naturally occurring interactions be tween organisms requires sophisticated chemical techniques, such as those docu mented in volume 1, in combination with effective bioassays. Without an effective bioassay, the identification becomes akin to looking for a needle in a haystack, but without any idea of what a needle looks like. To a large extent serniochemical identifications must be driven by bioassays. The design of bioassays for use in chemical ecology is governed by the sometimes conflicting objectives of ecological relevance and the need for simplic ity. Bioassay design should be based on observations of the interactions between organisms in their natural context, a theme that appears throughout this volume. As a result, this volume is as much about ecology and behavior as it is about specific methods. It is impossible to design a relevant bioassay, whether it is simple or complex, without understanding at least the fundamentals of how chemical cues or signals mediate the interaction in nature. Thus, the development of bioassay methods must be driven by an understanding of ecology and a knowledge of the natural history of the organisms under study. Given such an understanding, it is often possible to design assays that are both ecologically relevant and easy to perform.

Life The Science of Biology Volume II

Author: William K. Purves
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0716758091
Release Date: 2003-12-08
Genre: Science

This is an authoritative introductory text that presents biological concepts through the research that revealed them. "Life" covers the full range of topics with an integrated experimental focus that flows naturally from the narrative.

Studies in Viral Ecology Volume 2

Author: Christon J. Hurst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470624296
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Genre: Science

This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (this 2-volume set covers animals as well as microbes and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles and vectoring species.

Studies in Viral Ecology

Author: Christon J. Hurst
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118025652
Release Date: 2011-06-20
Genre: Science

This book explains the ecology of viruses by examining their interactive dynamics with their hosting species (in this volume, in microbes and plants), including the types of transmission cycles that viruses have evolved encompassing principal and alternate hosts, vehicles, and vectoring species. Examining virology from an organismal biology approach and focusing on the concept that viral infections represent areas of overlap in the ecologies of the involved species, Viral Ecology is essential for students and professionals who either may be non-virologists or virologists whose previous familiarity has been very specialized.

Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology II

Author: Frans J. de Bruijn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470647196
Release Date: 2011-09-27
Genre: Science

"Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology I: Metagenomics and Complementary Approaches is the first comprehensive reference covering the various metagenomics in a large variety of habitats, which could not previously have been analysed without metagenomic methodology. This Volume includes topics such as species designations in microbiology, metagenomics, consortia and databases, bioinformatics, microarrays, and other metagenomics applications. This reference is ideal for researchers in metagenomics, microbiology, environmental microbiology, those working on the Human Microbiome Project, microbial geneticists, molecular microbiology, and bioinformatics"--

Methods in Chemical Ecology Volume 2

Author: Kenneth Haynes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1461374715
Release Date: 2012-10-30
Genre: Science

Identification of chemicals that affect the naturally occurring interactions be tween organisms requires sophisticated chemical techniques, such as those docu mented in volume 1, in combination with effective bioassays. Without an effective bioassay, the identification becomes akin to looking for a needle in a haystack, but without any idea of what a needle looks like. To a large extent serniochemical identifications must be driven by bioassays. The design of bioassays for use in chemical ecology is governed by the sometimes conflicting objectives of ecological relevance and the need for simplic ity. Bioassay design should be based on observations of the interactions between organisms in their natural context, a theme that appears throughout this volume. As a result, this volume is as much about ecology and behavior as it is about specific methods. It is impossible to design a relevant bioassay, whether it is simple or complex, without understanding at least the fundamentals of how chemical cues or signals mediate the interaction in nature. Thus, the development of bioassay methods must be driven by an understanding of ecology and a knowledge of the natural history of the organisms under study. Given such an understanding, it is often possible to design assays that are both ecologically relevant and easy to perform.

The Biology of Sea Turtles

Author: Peter L. Lutz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420040807
Release Date: 2002-12-17
Genre: Science

The success of the first volume of The Biology of Sea Turtles revealed a need for broad but comprehensive reviews of major recent advances in sea turtle biology. Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume II emphasizes practical aspects of biology that relate to sea turtle management and to changes in marine and coastal ecosystems. These topics include the interactions of humans and sea turtles, an introduction to sea turtle anatomy, sensory and reproductive biology, sea turtle habitat use and ecology, stress and health, and the maintenance of captured animals. This volume provides both historical and up-to-date information.

Ecology Volume I

Author: Antonio Bodini
Publisher: EOLSS Publications
ISBN: 9781848262904
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre:

Ecology is a component of Encyclopedia of Environmental and Ecological Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Ecology is the study of the interrelationships between living organisms and their environment. The term "ecology" was introduced by Ernst Haeckel, at the end of the nineteenth century. Since that time spectacular advances have been made. Much has been learned about the relationship between organisms and environmental factors, and about the processes that regulate the abundance and distribution of species. The Theme on Ecology with contributions from distinguished experts in the field discusses the Science of Ecology for a Sustainable World. The two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems Volume II

Author: Andreas Deutsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817645564
Release Date: 2007-10-12
Genre: Mathematics

Volume II of this two-volume, interdisciplinary work is a unified presentation of a broad range of state-of-the-art topics in the rapidly growing field of mathematical modeling in the biological sciences. Highlighted throughout are mathematical and computational apporaches to examine central problems in the life sciences, ranging from the organization principles of individual cells to the dynamics of large populations. The chapters are thematically organized into the following main areas: epidemiology, evolution and ecology, immunology, neural systems and the brain, and innovative mathematical methods and education. The work will be an excellent reference text for a broad audience of researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in this rapidly growing field at the intersection of applied mathematics, experimental biology and medicine, computational biology, biochemistry, computer science, and physics.