Category Archives: Ecology

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

The editors utilize their 50 years of combined experience in professional engagement with the behavior and ecology of wild felids to draw together a unique network of the world’s most respected and knowledgeable experts. For the first time, this inter-disciplinary … Continue reading

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The Mediterranean Region: Biological Diversity through Time and Space

It is becoming clear that the Mediterranean region is one of the “hottest” of the biodiversity hotspots on the planet. There is also an increasing concern for the conservation, adaptive management, and restoration of the unique natural ecosystems and cultural … Continue reading

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Biocontrol-Based Integrated Management of Oilseed Rape Pests

Oilseed rape is a major arable crop in both Europe and North America. It is attacked by unique complexes of insect pests still largely controlled through the application of chemical insecticides. Crop management systems for the future must combine sustainability … Continue reading

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Introduction to Marine Genomics (Advances in Marine Genomics)

Marine biology has always played an important role in biological research, being at the origin of many key advances. To a certain extent, the influence of marine biology on the biological sciences was overshadowed over a period of several years … Continue reading

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Wytham Woods: Oxford’s Ecological Laboratory

For the first time, this book tells the Wytham story in a way that is accessible to both scientist and general reader alike. It provides a fascinating overview of what the Woods are like, their history, composition (both plant and … Continue reading

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The Biogeography of Host-Parasite Interactions

Biogeography has renewed its concepts and methods following important recent advances in phylogenetics, macroecology, and geographic information systems. In parallel, the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions has attracted the interests of numerous studies dealing with life-history traits evolution, community ecology, … Continue reading

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Desert Plants: Biology and Biotechnology

Vast areas of Earth’s landmass exist as deserts, representing quite distinct ecosystems. Desert plants and animals have evolved specialised survival strategies to cope with the harsh environment of high temperatures and scarce water resources. The life-supporting vegetation of deserts is … Continue reading

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Soil Engineering (Soil Biology)

The agricultural world has changed significantly during the last years. The excessive use of heavy machinery, waste disposal, the use of agrochemicals and new soil cultivation means led to severe problems, which agricultural engineers have to cope with in order … Continue reading

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Community Ecology: Processes, Models, and Applications (Oxford Biology)

Community ecology is the study of the interactions between populations of co-existing species. Co-edited by two prominent community ecologists and featuring contributions from top researchers in the field, this book provides a survey of the state-of-the-art in both the theory … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuels and Pollution: The Future of Air Quality (Global Warming)

Grade 9 Up—In this valuable resource, detailed maps, charts, graphs, and sidebars offer useful data on subjects ranging from coal use and production to agriculture and from biofuels to green technology. The author includes an interesting history of technology and … Continue reading

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