Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management

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  • Author : Andrea Belgrano
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • ISBN : 012417020X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity
  • Author : Andrea Belgrano,Guy Woodward,Ute Jacob
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 July 2015
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments
  • Author : Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces

Aquatic Biodiversity II

Aquatic Biodiversity II
  • Author : H. Segers,K. Martens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 20 January 2006
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Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity

Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Biodiversity in Ecosystems
  • Author : Juan A. Blanco,Yueh-Hsin Lo,Shovonlal Roy
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 17 April 2015
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The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas and so on. However, conserving biodiversity has much deeper implications than preserving a few (although important) species. Biodiversity in ecosystems is tightly linked to ecosystem functions such as biomass production, organic matter decomposition, ecosystem resilience, and others. Many of these ecological

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments
  • Author : Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 October 2013
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This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces

Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity

Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity
  • Author : Timothy G. O’Higgins
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 09 December 2021
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Aquatic ecosystems are rich in biodiversity and home to a diverse array of species and habitats, providing a wide variety of benefits to human beings. Many of these valuable ecosystems are at risk of being irreversibly damaged by human activities and pressures, including pollution, contamination, invasive species, overfishing and climate change. Such pressures threaten the sustainability of these ecosystems, their provision of ecosystem services and ultimately human well-being. Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is now widely considered the most promising paradigm for

Bed Heterogeneity and Uptake of Aquatic Functional Habitat Types in Twin Streams Catchment

Bed Heterogeneity and Uptake of Aquatic Functional Habitat Types in Twin Streams Catchment
  • Author : Helen Reid
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 09 December 2021
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This thesis examines the link between the structure of a river and its biota and the importance of natural heterogeneity as a precursor for biodiversity. The study area was the Twin Streams Catchment in West Auckland, New Zealand.

Plant Functional Diversity

Plant Functional Diversity
  • Author : Eric Garnier,Marie-Laure Navas,Karl Grigulis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 03 February 2016
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Biological diversity, the variety of living organisms on Earth, is traditionally viewed as the diversity of taxa, and species in particular. However, other facets of diversity also need to be considered for a comprehensive understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes. This novel book demonstrates the advantages of adopting a functional approach to diversity in order to improve our understanding of the functioning of ecological systems and their components. The focus is on plants, which are major components of these systems,

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Shin-ichi Nakano,Tetsukazu Yahara,Tohru Nakashizuka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 02 June 2016
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This volume examines the topic of local biodiversity conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most rapidly changing areas in the world. With a focus on aquatic systems, this book offers insight on the state of local biodiversity, challenges in management and conservation of biodiversity, and newly developed methods for monitoring biodiversity. In addition, because the service provided by an ecosystem for humans is interlinked with conservation, the final part is dedicated to evaluating the socioeconomic aspect of ecosystem

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 June 2015
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The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function. Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology

Water Science, Policy and Management

Water Science, Policy and Management
  • Author : Simon James Dadson,Dustin E. Garrick,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell,Jim W. Hall,Rob Hope,Jocelyne Hughes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 23 December 2019
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Provides an in-depth look at science, policy and management in the water sector across the globe Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. This book examines how governments, municipalities, corporations, and individuals find sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. It looks at the current politics and economics behind the management of our freshwater ecosystems and infrastructure and offers insightful essays that

Periphyton

Periphyton
  • Author : Yonghong Wu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 29 August 2016
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Periphyton: Functions and Application in Environmental Remediation presents a systematic overview of a wide variety of periphyton functions and applications in environmental remediation, providing readers with an understanding of the biological/ecological features of periphyton, the methodology of their study, and their application in environmental conservation. With increases in environmental stress, anthropogenic impacts, and the global decline in biodiversity, there is a pressing need for methods to assess and improve environmental quality that are rapid, reliable, and cost-effective. Periphyton is

Body Size: The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems

Body Size: The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Author : Alan G. Hildrew,David G. Raffaelli,Ronni Edmonds-Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 12 July 2007
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Ecologists have long struggled to predict features of ecological systems, such as the numbers and diversity of organisms. The wide range of body sizes in ecological communities, from tiny microbes to large animals and plants, is emerging as the key to prediction. Based on the relationship between body size and features such as biological rates, the physics of water and the amount of habitat available, we may be able to understand patterns of abundance and diversity, biogeography, interactions in food

Biodiversity of Pantepui

Biodiversity of Pantepui
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia,Otto Huber,Celsa Señaris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 June 2019
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Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the biota, origin, and evolution of the Pantepui biogeographical province. It synthesizes historical information and recent discoveries, covering the main biogeographic patterns, evolutionary trends, and conservational efforts. Written by international experts on the biodiversity of this pristine land, this book explores what makes Pantepui a unique natural laboratory to study the origin and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity under the influence