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  • Green Roof Ecosystems

    Green Roof Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319354439

    This book provides an up-to-date coverage of green (vegetated) roof research, design, and management from an ecosystem perspective. It reviews, explains, and poses questions about monitoring, substrate, living components and the abiotic, biotic and…

  • Crassulacean Acid Metabolism

    Crassulacean Acid Metabolism

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642790621

    Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) represents one of the best-studied metabolic examples of an ecological adaptation to environmental stress. Well over 5 % of all vascular plant species engage in this water-conserving photosynthetic pathway. Intensi…

  • The Everglades Experiments

    The Everglades Experiments
    av Curtis Richardson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781441931658

    The Florida Everglades ecosystem is recognised world-wide as a significant wetland whose natural processes have been altered and remain threatened. State and Federal US agencies face critical decisions about the course of conservation and restoratio…

  • Hydrological and Biological Responses to Forest Practices

    Hydrological and Biological Responses to Forest Practices

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781441928436

    The Alsea Logging and Aquatic Resources Study, commissioned by the Oregon Legislature in 1959, marked the beginning of four decades of research in the Pacific Northwest devoted to understanding the impacts of forest practices on water quality, water…

  • Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert

    Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642270963

    Having been the fourth largest lake on the globe roughly 50 years ago, today the Aral Sea no longer exists. Human activities caused its desiccation and the formation of a huge new desert, the Aralkum, which can be regarded as one of the greatest eco…

  • Minimum Animal Populations

    Minimum Animal Populations

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642782169

    H. REMMERT Small populations are very often discussed, but there seems to be no general overview touching all the self-evident but norma,lly simply neglected problems connected with small populations. First, there are many very different types of or…

  • Aquatic Humic Substances

    Aquatic Humic Substances

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540639107

    Humic substances occur in all kinds of aquatic systems, but are particularly important in northern, coniferous areas. They strongly modify the aquatic ecosystems and also constitute a major problem in the drinking water supply. This volume covers al…

  • Disturbance and Ecosystems

    Disturbance and Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642691393

    The earth's landscapes are being increasingly impacted by the activities of man. Unfortunately, we do not have a full understanding of the consequences of these disturbances on the earth's productive capacity. This problem was addressed by a group o…

  • Ecology of Tropical Savannas

    Ecology of Tropical Savannas

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642687884

    This book examines the ecological characteristics of tropical savanna- most simply defined as those ecosystems which lie between the equatorial rainforests and the deserts and semi-deserts of Africa, Australia and South America. These savannas form…

  • Peatland Forestry

    Peatland Forestry
    av Eero Paavilainen

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642081989

    Peatlands (or mires) cover at least 550 million ha globally, of which the greater part is situated between 50 and 70 N. Although the majority of peatlands are not used for human needs, there are large areas where agriculture, peat or wood production…

  • Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe

    Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540260875

    The findings presented in this volume represent a concerted effort to develop a more inclusive form of reindeer management for northernmost Europe. Our guiding principle has been to foster a new paradigm of participatory research. We wish to move be…

  • Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms

    Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030099305

    Harmful algal blooms (HABs) - blooms that cause fish kills, contaminate seafood with toxins, or cause human or ecological health impacts and harm to local economies - are occurring more often, in more places and lasting longer than in past decades.…

  • Forest-Water Interactions

    Forest-Water Interactions

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030260880

    The United Nations has declared 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development. This is a timely designation. In an increasingly thirsty world, the subject of forest-water interactions is of critical importance…

  • Predation in Vertebrate Communities

    Predation in Vertebrate Communities
    av Bogumila Jedrzejewska

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642083846

    Predation, one of the most dramatic interactions in animals' lives, has long fascinated ecologists. This volume presents carnivores, raptors and their prey in the complicated net of interrelationships, and shows them against the background of their…

  • Ecosystem Approaches to Landscape Management in Central Europe

    Ecosystem Approaches to Landscape Management in Central Europe

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642086632

    Stimulated by the concern for environmental problems that arose during the 1970s and 1980s, related both to global and national questions of sustain ability, the German government committed itself to advancing ecosystem research as a central compone…

  • The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes

    The Structuring Role of Submerged Macrophytes in Lakes

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461268710

    The rapid growth of the discipline of aquatic ecology has been driven both by scientific interest in the complexities of aquatic ecosystems and by their enormous environmental importance and sensitivity. This book focuses on the remarkably diverse r…

  • Alpine Biodiversity in Europe

    Alpine Biodiversity in Europe

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540001089

    The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, spawned a multitude of pro­ grammes aimed at assessing, managing and conserving the earth's biological diversity. One important issue addressed…

  • UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems

    UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540421061

    Although there are some biological processes that are supported by UV radiation, most organisms are stressed by it in various ways, e.g. through DNA damage. Top international experts present an integrated overview of UV radiation and its effects on…

  • Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461274681

    Global warming is likely to have the greatest impact at high latitudes, making the Arctic an important region both for detecting global climate change and for studying its effects on terrestrial ecosystems. The chapters in this volume address curren…

  • Coastal Dunes

    Coastal Dunes

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540408291

    In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers re…

  • Acidic Deposition and Forest Soils

    Acidic Deposition and Forest Soils
    av Dan Binkley

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461281672

    Knowledge in the field of acidic deposition is expanding rapidly, and both ex­ perts and non-experts are challenged to keep up with the latest information. We designed our assessment to include both the basic foundation needed by non­ experts and th…

  • Coastal Dunes

    Coastal Dunes

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540740018

    In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers re…

  • Landscape Boundaries

    Landscape Boundaries

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461276777

    The emergence of landscape ecology during the 1980s represents an impor­ tant maturation of ecological theory. Once enamored with the conceptual beauty of well-balanced, homogeneous ecosystems, ecologists now assert that much of the essence of ecolo…

  • Antarctic Ecosystems

    Antarctic Ecosystems
    av R. Bargagli

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540220916

    This volume provides an overview of climate change data, its effects on the structure and functioning of Antarctic ecosystems, and the occurrence and cycling of persistent contaminants. It discusses the role of Antarctic research for the protection…

  • Fire in Tropical Savannas

    Fire in Tropical Savannas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781475778632

    Fire is a major agent of disturbance in many biomes of the world but is a particularly important feature of tropical savannas. Up to 50% of the ext- sive tropical savanna landscapes of northern Australia are burnt each year. This includes prestigiou…

  • Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments

    Banded Vegetation Patterning in Arid and Semiarid Environments

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461265597

    Aerial photography has revealed the striking, widespread phenomenon of repeating patterns of vegetation in more arid areas of the world. Two interdependent phases, bands of dense and sparse vegetation, alternate in the landscape. This volume synthes…

  • The Gulf of Aqaba

    The Gulf of Aqaba
    av Zeev Reiss

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642697890

    The reconstruction of ancient marine environments is an important task of the Earth Sciences, of great interest to geology, pure and applied, to oceanography and climatology, as well as to such fields as ecology and evolution. In principle, such rec…

  • A Eutrophic Lake

    A Eutrophic Lake
    av Thomas D. Brock

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461264514

    Lake Mendota has often been called "the most studied lake in the world. " Beginning in the "classic" period of limnology in the late 19th century and continuing through the present time, this lake has been the subject of a wide variety of studies. A…

  • Biogeography of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

    Biogeography of Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319563626

    This book offers a timely overview and synthesis of biogeographic patterns of plants and fungi and their mycorrhizal associations across geographic scales. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides an updated definition of mycorrhizal typ…

  • Tropical Ecological Systems

    Tropical Ecological Systems

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642885358

    In 1971 the International Society of Tropical Ecology and the International Association for Ecology held a meeting on Tropical Ecology, with an emphasis on organic production in New Delhi, India. At this meeting a Working Group on Tropical Ecology w…

  • Biogeochemistry of Forested Catchments in a Changing Environment

    Biogeochemistry of Forested Catchments in a Changing Environment

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642059001

    Forest ecosystems represent a major type ofland use in Germanyand in Europe. They provide a number of functions, or ecosystem services, beneficial to humans, namely biomass production, regulation of the water- and energy cyde, C and N sequestration,…

  • Growth Dynamics of Conifer Tree Rings

    Growth Dynamics of Conifer Tree Rings
    av Eugene A. Vaganov

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540260868

    Dendrochronologists have long estimated the impact of climate on tree-ring growth by empirical-statistical methods. The use of the model is illustrated with examples from widely differing environments, and possible future directions for model develo…

  • UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems

    UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642626555

    Although there are some biological processes that are supported by UV radiation, most organisms are stressed by it in various ways, e.g. through DNA damage. Top international experts present an integrated overview of UV radiation and its effects on…

  • Long-Term Experiments with Acid Rain in Norwegian Forest Ecosystems

    Long-Term Experiments with Acid Rain in Norwegian Forest Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461276036

    Acid rain is a serious international environmental problem. Scandinavian forests have suffered especially severe damage, and have been the focus of considerable research on the causes and impacts of atmospheric pollution. This book presents the resu…

  • Pollutants in Porous Media

    Pollutants in Porous Media

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642695872

    The unsaturated zone is the medium through which pollutants move from the soil surface to groundwater. Polluting substances are subjected to complex physical, chemical and biological transformations while moving through the unsaturated zone and thei…

  • Coral Bleaching

    Coral Bleaching

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319753928

    One of the most serious consequences of global climate change for coral reefs is the increased frequency and severity of mass coral bleaching events and, since the first edition of this volume was published in 2009, there have been additional mass c…

  • Energy and Matter Fluxes of a Spruce Forest Ecosystem

    Energy and Matter Fluxes of a Spruce Forest Ecosystem

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319493879

    This book focuses on fluxes of energy, carbon dioxide and matter in and above a Central European spruce forest. The transition from a forest affected by acid rain into a heterogeneous forest occurred as a result of wind throw, bark beetles and clima…

  • Resources and Society

    Resources and Society
    av James Zucchetto

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461295747

    Although this book is about a specific area of the world (i.e., Gotland, Sweden), the interdisciplinary nature of the study, with regard to resources, environment, and society, makes it of interest to a number of fields. We have tried to make this b…

  • Responses of Northern U.S. Forests to Environmental Change

    Responses of Northern U.S. Forests to Environmental Change

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461270645

    Five years of research carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Services' Northern Global Change Program, contributing to our understanding of the effects of multiples stresses on forest ecosystems over multiple spatial and temporal…

  • Late Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington

    Late Pleistocene and Holocene Environmental Change on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington
    av Daniel G. Gavin

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319110134

    This study brings together decades of research on the modern natural environment of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, reviews past research on paleoenvironmental change since the Late Pleistocene, and finally presents paleoecological records of changi…

  • Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Latin America

    Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Latin America

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642086571

    Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins. Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and dim…

  • Nitrogen in Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Nitrogen in Terrestrial Ecosystems
    av Carl O. Tamm

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642751707

    Nitrogen is a key element in ecosystem processes. Aspects of local and global changes in nitrogen in both undisturbed and disturbed conditions are discussed. Environmental changes caused by pollution from nitrogenous compounds and changes in landuse…

  • Biological Invasions

    Biological Invasions

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783540369196

    This new volume on Biological Invasions deals with both plants and animals, differing from previous books by extending from the level of individual species to an ecosystem and global level. Topics of highest societal relevance, such as the impact of…

  • Fire, Climate Change, and Carbon Cycling in the Boreal Forest

    Fire, Climate Change, and Carbon Cycling in the Boreal Forest

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781468495324

    A discussion of the direct and indirect mechanisms by which fire and climate interact to influence carbon cycling in North American boreal forests. The first section summarizes the information needed to understand and manage fires' effects on the ec…

  • Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert

    Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642211164

    Having been the fourth largest lake on the globe roughly 50 years ago, today the Aral Sea no longer exists. Human activities caused its desiccation and the formation of a huge new desert, the Aralkum, which can be regarded as one of the greatest eco…

  • Permafrost Ecosystems

    Permafrost Ecosystems

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402096921

    Drawing from a decade-long collaboration between Japan and Russia, this important volume presents the first major synthesis of current knowledge on the ecophysiology of the coniferous forests growing on permafrost at high latitudes. It presents ecol…

  • Permafrost Ecosystems

    Permafrost Ecosystems

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789400731455

    Drawing from a decade-long collaboration between Japan and Russia, this important volume presents the first major synthesis of current knowledge on the ecophysiology of the coniferous forests growing on permafrost at high latitudes. It presents ecol…

  • Energy and Matter Fluxes of a Spruce Forest Ecosystem

    Energy and Matter Fluxes of a Spruce Forest Ecosystem

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319841519

    This book focuses on fluxes of energy, carbon dioxide and matter in and above a Central European spruce forest. The transition from a forest affected by acid rain into a heterogeneous forest occurred as a result of wind throw, bark beetles and clima…

  • The Ecology of Large Herbivores in South and Southeast Asia

    The Ecology of Large Herbivores in South and Southeast Asia

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789402413847

    Large terrestrial mammalian herbivores play critical roles in ecosystems by acting as regulators of energy and nutrient cycles, modulators of plant community composition and grassland-woodland transitions, agents of seed dispersal, and as prey for l…

  • The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe

    The Continental-Scale Greenhouse Gas Balance of Europe

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781441926289

    This book assesses the current greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring capabilities of Europe, identifies and quantifies the uncertainties involved, and outlines the direction to a continental scale GHG monitoring network. The book uniquely addresses both t…

  • A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

    A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780387220697

    Based in extensive research in geology, atmospheric science, and paleontology, this book offers a detailed history of CO2 in the atmosphere, and an understanding of factors that have influenced changes in the past. The text illuminates the role of a…