Ecology

Ecology
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Author: David T. Krohne
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0190638885
Release: 2017-07-14
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ecology: Evolution, Application, Integration, Second Edition, takes a unique evolutionary approach to ecology, focusing on the concepts of the discipline and the human impact on ecosystems. Helping students develop their scientific reasoning skills, this text teaches them not only what we knowabout the field, but how we know it.

Discovering Evolutionary Ecology

Discovering Evolutionary Ecology
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Author: Peter J. Mayhew
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780198570608
Release: 2006-01-05
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text provides a concise and readable introduction to evolutionary ecology, a field of questions united by the intermix of evolutionary and ecological knowledge.

Ecology and Evolution of Cancer

Ecology and Evolution of Cancer
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Author: Beata Ujvari,Benjamin Roche,Frederic Thomas
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780128043806
Release: 2017-02-08
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ecology and Evolution of Cancer is a timely work outlining ideas that not only represent a substantial and original contribution to the fields of evolution, ecology, and cancer, but also goes beyond by connecting the interfaces of these disciplines. This work engages the expertise of a multidisciplinary research team to collate and review the latest knowledge and developments in this exciting research field. The evolutionary perspective of cancer has gained significant international recognition and interest, which is fully understandable given that somatic cellular selection and evolution are elegant explanations for carcinogenesis. Cancer is now generally accepted to be an evolutionary and ecological process with complex interactions between tumor cells and their environment sharing many similarities with organismal evolution. As a critical contribution to this field of research the book is important and relevant for the applications of evolutionary biology to understand the origin of cancers, to control neoplastic progression, and to prevent therapeutic failures. Covers all aspects of the evolution of cancer, appealing to researchers seeking to understand its origins and effects of treatments on its progression, as well as to lecturers in evolutionary medicine Functions as both an introduction to cancer and evolution and a review of the current research on this burgeoning, exciting field, presented by an international group of leading editors and contributors Improves understanding of the origin and the evolution of cancer, aiding efforts to determine how this disease interferes with biotic interactions that govern ecosystems Highlights research that intends to apply evolutionary principles to help predict emergence and metastatic progression with the aim of improving therapies

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema

The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema
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Author: Mark C. Glassy
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781476608228
Release: 2015-09-11
Editor: McFarland

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to the movies and focused on such relatively new concepts as immunology, cyrobiology, and biochemistry. In the 1980s and 1990s, the focus of science fiction films has been DNA. This work of film criticism relates 71 science fiction films to the biological sciences. The author covers cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, hematology, and entomology, to name just a few topics. An analysis of each film includes a brief plot synopsis, the author’s favorite quotations, the biological principles involved, the accuracy of the laboratory, and correct and incorrect biological information. In his analyses, the author sets out what would be required to achieve in real life the results seen in the movies and whether these experiments or events could actually happen.

Environmental Physiology of Animals

Environmental Physiology of Animals
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Author: Pat Willmer,Graham Stone,Ian Johnston
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9781444309225
Release: 2009-03-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The new and updated edition of this accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of the comparative physiology of animals within an environmental context. Includes two brand new chapters on Nerves and Muscles and the Endocrine System. Discusses both comparative systems physiology and environmental physiology. Analyses and integrates problems and adaptations for each kind of environment: marine, seashore and estuary, freshwater, terrestrial and parasitic. Examines mechanisms and responses beyond physiology. Applies an evolutionary perspective to the analysis of environmental adaptation. Provides modern molecular biology insights into the mechanistic basis of adaptation, and takes the level of analysis beyond the cell to the membrane, enzyme and gene. Incorporates more varied material from a wide range of animal types, with less of a focus purely on terrestrial reptiles, birds and mammals and rather more about the spectacularly successful strategies of invertebrates. A companion site for this book with artwork for downloading is available at: www.blackwellpublishing.com/willmer/

Community Ecology

Community Ecology
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Author: Herman A. Verhoef,Peter J. Morin
Pages: 247
ISBN: 9780199228973
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is an up-to-date study of patterns and processes involving two or more species. The book strikes a balance between plant and animal species and among studies of marine, freshwater and terrestrial communities.

Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation

Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation
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Author: Daniel Beckman
Pages: 451
ISBN: 9780763773502
Release: 2012-02-15
Editor: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Written for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course, Marine Environmental Biology and Conservation provides an introduction to the environmental and anthropogenic threats facing the world's oceans and outlines the steps that can and should be taken to protect these vital habitats"--

Ecological Understanding

Ecological Understanding
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Author: Steward T.A. Pickett,Jurek Kolasa,Clive G. Jones
Pages: 206
ISBN: 9780080504971
Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: Elsevier

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ecology is an historical science in which theories can be as difficult to test as they are to devise. This volume, intended for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, reviews ecological theories, and how they are generated, evaluated, and categorized. Synthesizing a vast and sometimes labyrinthine literature, this book is a useful entry into the scientific philosophy of ecology and natural history. The need for integration of the contributions to theory made by different disciplines is a central theme of this book. The authors demonstrate that only through such integration will advances in ecological theory be possible. Ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and other serious students of natural history will want this book.

General Ecology

General Ecology
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Author: David T. Krohne
Pages: 722
ISBN: UOM:39015043796955
Release: 1998
Editor: Cengage Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text uses an evolutionary approach and focuses on ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms. It also integrates some environmental problems to emphasize the relevancy of the field. It contains balanced coverage of all topics.

Carrion Ecology Evolution and Their Applications

Carrion Ecology  Evolution  and Their Applications
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Author: M. Eric Benbow,Jeffery K. Tomberlin,Aaron M. Tarone
Pages: 577
ISBN: 9781466575479
Release: 2015-08-18
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a plethora of new information. Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications covers a broad spectrum of topics including the molecular mechanistic foundations that provide the basis for intra- and interspecific interactions related to population biology, community ecology, and how this manifests into habitat- and ecosystem-level importance. The book connects the science of carrion decomposition from genes to ecosystems in multidisciplinary synthesis of the science. This book brings together a team of global experts involved with measuring and understanding the process and effects of carrion ecology in nature, with special application in such applied fields as forensic entomology, habitat management, animal production (e.g., livestock and aquaculture), and human and environmental health. It fills a large literature gap in ecology, providing a synthesis and future directions important for studies of carrion decomposition that improve the general understanding of decomposition in ecosystems. The book fuses multiple disciplines into a single message explaining the importance of vertebrate carrion ecology in nature. Illustrates Carrion Decomposition in a 16-Page Color Insert with 40 Photos The authors illustrate how the study of carrion transcends the globe and expands systems of inquiry, broadening awareness of this important ecosystem process. Whether you are a student, academic, or professional, you will find this book insightful for the fields of molecular ecology, microbiology, entomology, forensics, population biology, community and ecosystem ecology, and human and environmental health.

Ecology on Campus

Ecology on Campus
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Author: Robert W. Kingsolver
Pages: 436
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114501799
Release: 2006
Editor: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This flexible laboratory manual contains nearly 60 exercises involving small-scale ecological systems that can be conducted within a weekly lab period right on campus, regardless of the weather or resources available. Each chapter describes an ecological concept, and provides a choice of exercises involving outdoor observation and measurement, hands-on modeling, small-scale laboratory systems, biological collections, problem sets or computer-based analyses. In order to help build quantitative and critical thinking skills, record sheets, graphs, and calculation pages are provided as needed for in-class data analysis. Question sets are provided in each chapter, and computer step-by-step instructions walk through standard mathematical models and commonyly used statistical methods. Suggestions for further investigation present each topic as an open-ended subject of inquiry." -- book cover.

Structural Equation Modeling

Structural Equation Modeling
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Author: Bruce H. Pugesek,Adrian Tomer,Alexander von Eye
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1139435396
Release: 2003-01-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a technique that is used to estimate, analyse and test models that specify relationships among variables. The ability to conduct such analyses is essential for many problems in ecology and evolutionary biology. This book begins by explaining the theory behind the statistical methodology, including chapters on conceptual issues, the implementation of an SEM study and the history of the development of SEM. The second section provides examples of analyses on biological data including multi-group models, means models, P-technique and time-series. The final section of the book deals with computer applications and contrasts three popular SEM software packages. Aimed specifically at biological researchers and graduate students, this book will serve as valuable resource for both learning and teaching the SEM methodology. Moreover, data sets and programs that are presented in the book can also be downloaded from a website to assist the learning process.

Ecology

Ecology
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Author: Michael Lee Cain,William D. Bowman,Sally D. Hacker
Pages: 648
ISBN: 0878936017
Release: 2011
Editor: Sinauer Associates

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As well as emphasising the links to evolution, 'Ecology' covers all the levels of the ecological hierarchy at which the subject is studied. It focuses on their integration to ensure that students are able to grasp how events in nature are interconnected.

Ecology

Ecology
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Author: J. L. Chapman,M. J. Reiss
Pages: 330
ISBN: 0521588022
Release: 1999
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition has been brought up to date with current syllabuses by the addition of further material on the key issue of conservation providing coverage of the principles of conservation and using case studies to provide examples of conservation policies in practice.

Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine
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Author: Jens Kurreck,Cy Aaron Stein
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9783527331895
Release: 2016-02-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Easy to read, yet comprehensive, this is the perfect introduction into the molecular basis of disease and the novel treatment options that have become available. The authors, Jens Kurreck and Cy Stein, have both long-standing teaching experience on the subject, one from a biologist's angle, the other with a medical background. Together, they have produced a modern textbook for courses in Molecular Medicine that incorporates modules from immunology to signaling, from virology to gene therapy, and the latest development in personalized medicine.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology
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Author: Mike Calver,Alan Lymbery,Jennifer McComb
Pages: 671
ISBN: 9780521679824
Release: 2009-05-18
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Environmental Biology offers a fresh approach to the topic in demonstrating how biological principles are applied to solve environmental problems.

Materials and the Environment

Materials and the Environment
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Author: M. F. Ashby
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9780123859716
Release: 2013
Editor: Butterworth-Heinemann

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Addressing the growing global concern for sustainable engineering, Materials and the Environment, 2e is the only book devoted exclusively to the environmental aspects of materials. It explains the ways in which we depend on and use materials and the consequences these have, and it introduces methods for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of minimizing environmental impact. Along with its noted in-depth coverage of material consumption, the material life-cycle, selection strategies, and legislative aspects, the second edition includes new case studies, important new chapters on Materials for Low Carbon Power and Material Efficiency, all illustrated by in-text examples and expanded exercises. This book is intended for instructors and students as well as materials engineers and product designers who need to consider the environmental implications of materials in their designs. Introduces methods and tools for thinking about and designing with materials within the context of their role in products and the environmental consequences Contains numerous case studies showing how the methods discussed in the book can be applied to real-world situations Includes full-color data sheets for 40 of the most widely used materials, featuring such environmentally relevant information as their annual production and reserves, embodied energy and process energies, carbon footprints, and recycling data New to this edition: New chapter of Case Studies of Eco-audits illustrating the rapid audit method New chapter on Materials for Low Carbon Power examines the consequences for materials supply of a major shift from fossil-fuel based power to power from renewables New chapter exploring Material Efficiency, or design and management for manufacture to provide the services we need with the least production of materials Recent news-clips from the world press that help place materials issues into a broader context.are incorporated into all chapters End-of-chapter exercises have been greatly expanded The datasheets of Chapter 15 have been updated and expanded to include natural and man-made fibers

Spider Monkeys

Spider Monkeys
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Author: Christina J. Campbell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781316583104
Release: 2008-09-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Spider monkeys are one of the most widespread New World primate genera, ranging from southern Mexico to Bolivia. Although they are common in zoos, spider monkeys are traditionally very difficult to study in the wild, because they are fast moving, live high in the canopy and are almost always found in small subgroups that vary in size and composition throughout the day. This book is an assimilation of both published and previously unpublished research. It is a comprehensive source of information for academic researchers and graduate students interested in primatology, evolutionary anthropology and behavioral ecology and covers topics such as taxonomy, diet, sexuality and reproduction, and conservation.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
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Author: Jari Niemelä,Jürgen H. Breuste,Glenn Guntenspergen,Nancy E. McIntyre,Thomas Elmqvist,Philip James
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780191613234
Release: 2011-11-17
Editor: OUP Oxford

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Urbanization is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the relentless expansion of cities and towns proceeds sustainably. Urban ecology, the interdisciplinary study of ecological patterns and processes in towns and cities, is a rapidly developing field that can provide a scientific basis for the informed decision-making and planning needed to create both viable and sustainable cities. Urban Ecology brings together an international team of leading scientists to discuss our current understanding of all aspects of urban environments, from the biology of the organisms that inhabit them to the diversity of ecosystem services and human social issues encountered within urban landscapes. The book is divided into five sections with the first describing the physical urban environment. Subsequent sections examine ecological patterns and processes within the urban setting, followed by the integration of ecology with social issues. The book concludes with a discussion of the applications of urban ecology to land-use planning. The emphasis throughout is on what we actually know (as well as what we should know) about the complexities of social-ecological systems in urban areas, in order to develop urban ecology as a rigorous scientific discipline.

Soil Microbiology Ecology and Biochemistry

Soil Microbiology  Ecology and Biochemistry
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Author: Eldor A. Paul
Pages: 598
ISBN: 9780123914118
Release: 2014-11-14
Editor: Academic Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The fourth edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry updates this widely used reference as the study and understanding of soil biota, their function, and the dynamics of soil organic matter has been revolutionized by molecular and instrumental techniques, and information technology. Knowledge of soil microbiology, ecology and biochemistry is central to our understanding of organisms and their processes and interactions with their environment. In a time of great global change and increased emphasis on biodiversity and food security, soil microbiology and ecology has become an increasingly important topic. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this work relates the breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field to its history as well as future applications. The new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for its many applied and fundamental disciplines. Professionals turn to this text as a reference for fundamental knowledge in their field or to inform management practices. New section on "Methods in Studying Soil Organic Matter Formation and Nutrient Dynamics" to balance the two successful chapters on microbial and physiological methodology Includes expanded information on soil interactions with organisms involved in human and plant disease Improved readability and integration for an ever-widening audience in his field Integrated concepts related to soil biota, diversity, and function allow readers in multiple disciplines to understand the complex soil biota and their function