Encyclopedia of Ecology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 008091456X

Category: Science

Page: 3120

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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

Blackwell's Concise Encyclopedia of Ecology

Author: Peter P. Calow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311468

Category: Science

Page: 168

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The language of ecology has grown rapidly and changed extensively over the last decade. From Arrhenotoky to Psammosere; from the One-tailed test to Zoocoenosis, the Blackwell Concise Encyclopedia of Ecology provides concise, non-technical definitions of over 2000 ecological terms, covering the complete spectrum of pure and applied ecological research. The definitions are drawn from the Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management, and are fully cross-referenced. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of ecological terms available. It should be invaluable to students and researchers alike. Over 2000 terms defined Avoids technical jargon Fully cross-referenced Includes common abbreviations

Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144431324X

Category: Science

Page: 832

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The Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Managementaddresses the core definitions and issues in pure and appliedecology. It is neither a short entry dictionary nor a long entryencyclopedia, but lies somewhere in between. The mixture of shortentry definitions and long entry essays gives a comprehensive andup-to-date alphabetical guide to over 3000 topics, and allows anysubject to be accessed to varying levels of detail; while thelonger entries provide general reviews of subjects, the shortdefinitions provide specific details on more specialised areas. Animportant feature of the Encyclopedia which sets it apart fromother similar works is the comprehensive cross-referencing. The most comprehensive and up-to-date reference work in pureand applied ecology. Definitions cover the entire spectrum of pure and appliedecological research. Distinguished editorial board: Dr Peter Moore, Professor JohnGrace, Professor Bryan Shorrocks, Professor Steven Stearns,Professor Don Falk. International team of distinguished authors - over 200contributors from 20 countries. 3000 headwords defined. Over 250 long entries review major topics. Heavily illustrated, with a section of colour plates. Complete one volume guide to pure and applied ecology. Presents cutting edge definitions in emerging fields as well asgrounding in well-established areas of ecology.

Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology

Author: Dr. Alan Hastings,Dr. Louis Gross

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520951786

Category: Nature

Page: 848

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This major reference is an overview of the current state of theoretical ecology through a series of topical entries centered on both ecological and statistical themes. Coverage ranges across scales—from the physiological, to populations, landscapes, and ecosystems. Entries provide an introduction to broad fields such as Applied Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Computational Ecology, Ecosystem Ecology, Epidemiology and Epidemic Modeling, Population Ecology, Spatial Ecology and Statistics in Ecology. Others provide greater specificity and depth, including discussions on the Allee effect, ordinary differential equations, and ecosystem services. Descriptions of modern statistical and modeling approaches and how they contributed to advances in theoretical ecology are also included. Succinct, uncompromising, and authoritative—a "must have" for those interested in the use of theory in the ecological sciences.

Ecosystem Ecology

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780444534675

Category: Science

Page: 521

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Jorgensen's Ecosystem Ecology provides a thorough and comprehensive overview of the world’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This derivative volume based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology (published 2008) is the only book currently published that provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format. Provides an overview of the world’s ecosystems in a concise format Covers aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Applications in Ecological Engineering

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123813688

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

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Ecological engineering involves the design, construction and management of ecosystems that have value to both humans and the environment. It is a rapidly developing discipline that provides a promising technology to solve environmental problems. Ecological Engineering covers the basic theory of ecological engineering as well as the application of these principles in environmental management. Provides an overview of the theory and application of environmental engineering International focus and range of ecosystems makes Ecological Engineering an indispensable resource to scientists Based on the best-selling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling

Applications in Environmental Management and Research

Author: S.E. Jorgensen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444535689

Category: Science

Page: 350

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Fundamentals of Ecological Modelling: Applications in Environmental Management and Research, Fourth Edition, provides a comprehensive discussion of the fundamental principles of ecological modeling. The first two editions of this book (published in 1986 and 1994) focused on the roots of the discipline the four main model types that dominated the field 30-40 years ago: (1) dynamic biogeochemical models; (2) population dynamic models; (3) ecotoxicological models; and (4) steady-state biogeochemical and energy models. The third edition focused on the mathematical formulations of ecological processes that are included in ecological models. This fourth edition uses the four model types previously listed as the foundation and expands the latest model developments in spatial models, structural dynamic models, and individual-based models. As these seven types of models are very different and require different considerations in the model development phase, a separate chapter is devoted to the development of each of the model types. Throughout the text, the examples given from the literature emphasize the application of models for environmental management and research. Presents the most commonly used model types with a step-by-step outline of the modeling procedure used for each Shows readers through an illustrated example of how to use each model in research and management settings New edition is revised to include only essential theory with a focus on applications Includes case studies, illustrations, and exercises (case study of an ecological problem with full illustration on how to solve the problem)

Ecotoxicology

Author: Erik Jorgensen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780444536297

Category: Science

Page: 402

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Ecotoxicology offers an overview of current ecotoxicological problems. It includes basic ecotoxicological concepts, as well as information about chemicals and toxic substances that may cause harmful effects on the ecosystem and its living components. The book, with a total of 48 chapters, is divided into three parts. The first part includes the basic concepts of ecotoxicology, starting with an introductory chapter on ecotoxicology as a subdiscipline of ecology; assessment on ecotoxicological effects and risk; and properties and effects of toxic chemicals. These topics are further discussed throughout the book, along with nomenclature, focal topics, and the history of ecotoxicology. The two remaining parts tackle harmful properties and harmful chemicals. The second part also covers bioaccumulation, bioavailability, biodegradability, biodegradation, and biomagnification. It also provides models for ecotoxicological populations, ecosystems and landscapes, and on food-web bioaccumulation. Chemicals including benzene, copper, lead, nitrogen, phenols, pheromones, phthalates, plutonium, and uranium are covered in separate chapters in the final part. This book will be of great value to ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and environmental managers. Provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology International focus and range of ecosystems makes Ecotoxicology an indispensable resource to scientists Based on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Ecology Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Pflanzenökologie

Author: Ernst-Detlef Schulze,Erwin Beck,Klaus Müller-Hohenstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783827409874

Category:

Page: 846

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Das Lehrbuch behandelt die PflanzenAkologie in folgenden Teilgebieten: Molekulare A-kophysiologie (Stressphysiologie) AutAkologie (WArme-, Wasser-, Kohlenstoff- und NAhrelementhaushalt der Gesamtpflanze) A-kosystemkunde (A-kosystemtheorie und die Pflanze als Teil von A-kosystemen) SynAkologie (Populationsbiologie der Pflanzen und VegetationsAkologie) Globale Aspekte der PflanzenAkologie (StoffkreislAufe, internationale Abkommen und sozioAkonomische Wechselwirkungen) Die A-kophysiologie untersucht Pflanzen am natA1/4rlichen Standort, bei denen mehr oder weniger starker Stress auf den Organismus einwirkt. In der molekularen A-kophysiologie wird der Einfluss von abiotischem und biotischem Stress zell- und molekularbiologisch bis hin zu den Genen verfolgt. SchAden und Anpassungen werden in der molekularen Dimension betrachtet. Hier beginnt das VerstAndnis fA1/4r die Vielfalt, mit der Pflanzen auf die Lebensbedingungen auf der Erde reagieren. In der AutAkologie kommen auf der Ebene der Einzelpflanze Struktur und Architektur als MAglichkeiten der Anpassung hinzu, auf der Ebene der A-kosysteme gewinnt auch die biologische und abiotische Umgebung zusAtzlichen Einfluss. Dies leitet A1/4ber zur Populationsbiologie und VegetationsAkologie, die die rAumliche Verteilung von Arten, die zeitliche Dynamik der AktivitAt und die biologischen Interaktionen berA1/4cksichtigen. Damit erreicht die PflanzenAkologie die Ebene der globalen StoffkreislAufe, die vor allem in Hinblick auf die anthropogenen Eingriffe in die Natur und die sich abzeichnende Bewirtschaftung des Kohlenstoffkreislaufs dargestellt werden. Das Buch behandelt nicht nur natA1/4rliche Vegetationen, sondern auch Akologische Aspekte der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Das Lehrbuch der PflanzenAkologie richtet sich vor allem an Biologiestudenten sowie Wissenschaftler der Botanik, der Geowissenschaften und der LandschaftsAkologie. Es ist auch gedacht als Grundlage fA1/4r alle, die mit Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Landnutzung und mit Eingriffen in die Landschaft zu tun haben.

Blackwell's Concise Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Author: Peter P. Calow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311484

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

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Drawing on entries from The Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management, this concise reference will provide an essential quick guide for those working in the field of environmental management: consultants, planners, environmental advisors in industry, and students. Approximately 1500 key terms are defined in language that can easily be understood by the non-expert. Key acronyms, socio/economic terms, and scientific terms are all discussed. Over 1500 key terms Avoids technical jargon Includes key acronyms

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Global Ecology

A Derivative of Encyclopedia of Ecology

Author: Sven Erik Jørgensen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780444536266

Category: Science

Page: 462

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Global Ecology focuses on the perception of the biosphere or the ecosphere as a unified cooperative system with numerous synergistic effects, which describe the distinctive properties of this sphere. This book is subdivided into five parts dealing with diverse aspects in global ecology. The first part of the book provides comprehensive description of the biosphere, including its unique characteristics and evolution. This part also describes various spheres in the biosphere, such as the hydrosphere, noosphere, and pedosphere as well as their composition. The next part focuses on the global cycles, including calcium, carbon, iron, microbial nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur, and water cycles. In addition, global balances and flows are explained. Presented in the third part are the results of the global cycles and flows as well as the patterns of the climatic factors and marine currents. There is also a part discussing the climate interactions, climatic changes, and its effect on the living organisms. The book concludes by covering the application of stoichiometry in the biosphere and in ecosystems. The book offers a comprehensive view of global ecology and ecological stoichiometry, which will aid in the processes of global ecology. - Provides an overview of the theory and application of global ecology - International focus and range of ecosystems makes Global Ecology an indispensable resource to scientists - Based on the bestselling Encyclopedia of Ecology - Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding

Models of the Ecological Hierarchy

From Molecules to the Ecosphere

Author: N.A

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444594051

Category: Science

Page: 594

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In the application of statistics to ecological inference problems, hierarchical models combine explicit models of ecological system structure or dynamics with models of how ecological systems are observed. The principles of hierarchical modeling are applied in this book to a wide range of problems ranging from the molecular level, through populations, ecosystems, landscapes, networks, through to the global ecosphere. Provides an excellent introduction to modelling Collects together in one source a wide range of modelling techniques Covers a wide range of topics, from the molecular level to the global ecosphere

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Ecological Imaginations in the World Religions

An Ethnographic Analysis

Author: Tony Watling

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441152806

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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The field of religion and ecology is an emerging and growing movement that is becoming relevant and influential in the world. It seeks to analyse, encourage, inspire, use, compare, and combine religious traditions to engage and shape environmental issues. Tony Watling seeks to ethnographically analyse this important field and its expressions. In particular, he analyses and compares its explorations of different world religions for ecological themes and the resulting expressions of ecological visions, in what he terms 'religious ecotopias' - idealized, environmentally-friendly re-imaginings of nature and humanity, and correspondingly religion, which seek to influence environmental attitudes.