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
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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 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

Aquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation

Aquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
  • Author : Mamta Rawat,Sumit Dookia,Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 January 2015
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This book brings together the latest information on the rapid advances and developments in the field of aquatic ecology. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its wide range of habitats and climatic conditions. It is home to as much as 7 per cent of the world’s animal species, although it only accounts for about 2 per cent of the total landmass. The present work on biodiversity, ecology and conservation of aquatic resources represents original research in

Biodiversity

Biodiversity
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences/Smithsonian Institution,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,E.O. Wilson
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 January 1988
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This important book for scientists and nonscientists alike calls attention to a most urgent global problem: the rapidly accelerating loss of plant and animal species to increasing human population pressure and the demands of economic development. Based on a major conference sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, Biodiversity creates a systematic framework for analyzing the problem and searching for possible solutions.

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

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing
  • Author : Shahid Naeem
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 30 July 2009
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In an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, this timely and critical volume summarizes recent advances in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research and explores the economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The book starts by summarizing the development of the basic science and provides a meta-analysis that quantitatively tests several biodiversity and ecosystem functioning hypotheses. It then describes the natural science foundations of biodiversityand ecosystem functioning research including: quantifying functional diversity, the development of the field into a predictive science, the effects of

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

Diversity and Eco-Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants

Diversity and Eco-Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants
  • Author : Chunhua Liu,Sidinei Magela Thomaz,ZhongQiang Li,Te CAO,Katya E. Kovalenko
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 16 June 2020
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Aquatic plants refer to a diverse group of aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to be seem with the naked eye, and the vegetative parts of which actively grow either permanently or periodically (for at least several weeks each year) submerged below, floating on, or growing up through the water surface. These include aquatic vascular plants, aquatic mosses and some larger algae. Aquatic plants are grouped into life forms, each of which relates differently to limiting factors and has distinct ecological

Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era

Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era
  • Author : Surajit Das,Hirak Ranjan Dash
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 September 2018
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Microbial Diversity in the Genomic Era presents insights on the techniques used for microbial taxonomy and phylogeny, along with their applications and respective pros and cons. Though many advanced techniques for the identification of any unknown bacterium are available in the genomics era, a far fewer number of the total microbial species have been discovered and identified to date. The assessment of microbial taxonomy and biosystematics techniques discovered and practiced in the current genomics era with suitable recommendations is the

Dynamic Food Webs

Dynamic Food Webs
  • Author : Peter C de Ruiter,Volkmar Wolters,John C Moore
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 December 2005
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Dynamic Food Webs challenges us to rethink what factors may determine ecological and evolutionary pathways of food web development. It touches upon the intriguing idea that trophic interactions drive patterns and dynamics at different levels of biological organization: dynamics in species composition, dynamics in population life-history parameters and abundances, and dynamics in individual growth, size and behavior. These dynamics are shown to be strongly interrelated governing food web structure and stability and the role of populations and communities play in

Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment

Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment
  • Author : E.V. Balian,C. Lévêque,H. Segers,K. Martens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 27 April 2008
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This book offers a comprehensive study of species- and genus-level diversity and chorology of the global freshwater fauna to date. It gives a state of the art assessment of the diversity and distribution of Metazoa in the continental waters of the world.

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity
  • Author : Danny Hunter,Luigi Guarino,Charles Spillane,Peter C. McKeown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 03 October 2017
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The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has moved to the top of research and policy agendas. This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of agricultural biodiversity in a series of specially commissioned chapters. It draws on

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 June 2015
GET THIS BOOKTrait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

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

Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning and Biodiversity

Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning and Biodiversity
  • Author : Roberto Danovaro
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 December 2009
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For years scientists viewed the deep sea as calm, quiet, and undisturbed, with marine species existing in an ecologically stable and uniform environment. Recent discoveries have completely transformed that understanding and the deep sea is recognized as a complicated and dynamic environment with a rich diversity of marine species. Carefully designed to provide practical information in an easily accessible format, Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning, and Biodiversity covers how to investigate the biological components through analysis