Ecosystem Engineers

The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of species as ecosystem engineers allows scientists to forge new explanatory generalizations. Key for all ecologists and environmentalists, this book ultimately illustrates how to inform and manage natural resources. The only consolidated treatment available Provides definitions, case studies, and examples of ecological models Discusses how ecosystem engineering can inform and improve the management of natural resources Includes contributions from Clive Jones, the leading figure in the development of the ecosystem engineer concept, and many other eminent ecologists, such as Alan Hastings

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 432 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080548470
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Ecosystem Engineers

Ecosystem Engineers
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 21 September 2011
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The first book entirely devoted to this topic, Ecosystem Engineers begins with the history of the concept, presenting opposing definitions of ecosystem engineeing. These varied definitions advance the debate and move past trivial difficulties to crystallize key issues such as the value of process-based vs. outcome-based. Authors include case studies spanning a wide spectrum of species and habitats, including above and below-ground, aquatic and terrestrial, and extant and paleontological examples. These studies enable readers to understand how the categorization of

Linking Species & Ecosystems

Linking Species & Ecosystems
  • Author : Clive G. Jones,John H. Lawton
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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I was asked to introduce this volume by examining "why a knowledge of ecosys tem functioning can contribute to understanding species activities, dynamics, and assemblages." I have found it surprisingly difficult to address this topic. On the one hand, the answer is very simple and general: because all species live in ecosystems, they are part of and dependent on ecosystem processes. It is impossible to understand the abundance and distribution of populations and the species diversity and composition of communities

Beavers: Boreal Ecosystem Engineers

Beavers: Boreal Ecosystem Engineers
  • Author : Carol A. Johnston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 August 2017
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Bridging the fields of ecosystem science and landscape ecology, this book integrates Dr. Carol Johnston's research on beaver ecosystem alteration at Voyageurs National Park. The findings about the vegetation, soils, and chemistry of beaver impoundments synthesized in the text provide a cohesive reference useful to wetland scientists, ecosystems and landscape ecologysts, wildlife managers, and students. The beaver, Castor canadensis, is an ecosystem engineer unequaled in its capacity to alter landscapes through browsing and dam building, whose population recovery has re-established

Gopher Tortoises: Nature’s Ecosystem Engineers!

Gopher Tortoises: Nature’s Ecosystem Engineers!
  • Author : Dr. Richard A. NeSmith
  • Publisher : Applied Principles of Education & Learning
  • Release : 28 July 2021
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Most people have never seen an endemic North American gopher tortoise. They have limited habits but can be found west and east of the Mississippi River. There are small regions in the American southwest, but the largest population is found in the "Deep South," particularly southeast Texas, southeast Lousiana, southern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, southeastern South Carolina, and most of Florida. These land tortoises are threatened and federally protected. Their importance in the ecosystem is vital. They have been identified as

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering
  • Author : Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 June 2021
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Learn from this integrated approach to the management and restoration of ecosystems edited by an international leader in the field The Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest research and practical developments in the rapidly evolving fields of ecological and ecosystem engineering. Beginning with an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem services, the book addresses a wide variety of issues central to the restoration and remediation of ecological environments.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
  • Author : Patrick Kangas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 September 2003
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Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering
  • Author : Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 25 May 2021
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering

Learn from this integrated approach to the management and restoration of ecosystems edited by an international leader in the field The Handbook of Ecological and Ecosystem Engineering delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest research and practical developments in the rapidly evolving fields of ecological and ecosystem engineering. Beginning with an introduction to the theory and practice of ecological engineering and ecosystem services, the book addresses a wide variety of issues central to the restoration and remediation of ecological environments.

Ecosystem Management

Ecosystem Management
  • Author : Fred B. Samson,Fritz L. Knopf
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 01 December 2013
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Ecosystem management has emerged in the past several years as the new paradigm for managing public and private land. It combines the principles of ecosystem-level ecology with the policy requirements of resource and public land management. This collection of selected readings will serve as an introduction to the concepts of biological diversity, ecological process, biotic integrity, and ecological sustainability that underlie ecosystem management.

Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering
  • Author : Patrick Kangas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 September 2003
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Less expensive and more environmentally appropriate than conventional engineering approaches, constructed ecosystems are a promising technology for environmental problem solving. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals need an introductory text that details the biology and ecology of this rapidly developing discipline, known as

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management

Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management
  • Author : Erkki Leppäkoski,Stephan Gollasch,Sergej Olenin
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 June 2013
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The global scale of alien species invasions is becoming more and more evident in the beginning ofthe new millennium. Though the problem ofbiological invasions became a rapidly growing research area, there are large gaps still, both geographically and the matically, to be filled in the near future. This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to Volga River and the Caspian

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna

Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna
  • Author : Doug Armstrong,Matthew Hayward,Dorian Moro,Philip Seddon
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 15 May 2015
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The publication of Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna nearly 20 years ago introduced the new science of ‘reintroduction biology’. Since then, there have been vast changes in our understanding of the process of reintroductions and other conservation-driven translocations, and corresponding changes in regulatory frameworks governing translocations. Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna is a timely review of our understanding of translocation from an Australasian perspective, ensuring translocation becomes an increasingly effective conservation management strategy

Land Use Intensification

Land Use Intensification
  • Author : Saul Cunningham,Andrew Young,David Lindenmayer
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release : 18 July 2012
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There can be little doubt that there are truly colossal challenges associated with providing food, fibre and energy for an expanding world population without further accelerating already rapid rates of biodiversity loss and undermining the ecosystem processes on which we all depend. These challenges are further complicated by rapid changes in climate and its additional direct impacts on agriculture, biodiversity and ecological processes. There are many different viewpoints about the best way to deal with the myriad issues associated with