Modern Trends in Applied Aquatic Ecology

Author: R.S. Ambasht
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461502210
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Organisms and environment have evolved through modifying each other over millions of years. Humans appeared very late in this evolutionary time scale. With their superior brain attributes, humans emerged as the most dominating influence on the earth. Over the millennia, from simple hunter-food gatherers, humans developed the art of agriculture, domestication of animals, identification of medicinal plants, devising hunting and fishing techniques, house building, and making clothes. All these have been for better adjustment, growth, and survival in otherwise harsh and hostile surroundings and climate cycles of winter and summer, and dry and wet seasons. So humankind started experimenting and acting on ecological lines much before the art of reading, writing, or arithmetic had developed. Application of ecological knowledge led to development of agriculture, animal husbandry, medicines, fisheries, and so on. Modem ecology is a relatively young science and, unfortunately, there are so few books on applied ecology. The purpose of ecology is to discover the principles that govern relationships among plants, animals, microbes, and their total living and nonliving environmental components. Ecology, however, had remained mainly rooted in botany and zoology. It did not permeate hard sciences, engineering, or industrial technologies leading to widespread environmental degradation, pollution, and frequent episodes leading to mass deaths and diseases.

Mikhail Chekhov

Author: L. R. Levina
ISBN: UOM:39015034127186
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Actors

Area statistics

Author: U.S. Bureau of the Census
ISBN: MINN:31951D02987750U
Release Date: 1966
Genre: United States

1940 1960

Author: Latvijas PSR Valsts Grāmatu palāta
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001739320
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Latvian periodicals

Algal Adaptation to Environmental Stresses

Author: L.C. Rai
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642594915
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Algae, generally held as the principal primary producers of aquatic systems, inhabit all conceivable habitats. They have great ability to cope with a harsh environment, e.g. extremely high and low temperatures, suboptimal and supraoptimal light intensities, low availability of essential nutrients and other resources, and high concentrations of toxic chemicals, etc. A multitude of physiological, biochemical, and molecular strategies enable them to survive and grow in stressful habitats. This book presents a critical account of various mechanisms of stress tolerance in algae, many of which may occur in microbes and plants as well.