The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199268037

Category: Science

Page: 663

View: 1475

This volume explores the climates, landscapes, ecosystems and hazards that comprise the Mediterranean world. It traces the development of the Mediterranean landscape over very long timescales and examines modern processes and key environmental issues in a wide range of settings. The Mediterranean is the only region on Earth where three continents meet and this interaction has produced a very distinctive Physical Geography. This book examines the landscapes and processes at themargins of these continents and the distinctive marine environment between them. Catastrophic earthquakes, explosive volcanic eruptions and devastating storms and floods are intimately bound up within the history and mythology of the Mediterranean world. This is a key region for the study of naturalhazards because it offers unrivalled access to long records of hazard occurrence and impact through documentary, archaeological and geological archives. The Mediterranean is also a biodiversity hotspot; it has been a meeting place for plants, animals and humans from three continents throughout much of its history. The Quaternary records of these interactions are more varied and better preserved than in any other part of the world. These records have provided important new insights into thetempo of climate, landscape and ecosystem change in the Mediterranean region and beyond. The region is unique because of the very early and widespread impact of humans in landscape and ecosystem change - and the richness of the archaeological and geological archives that chronicle this impact. This bookexamines this history and these interactions and places current environmental issues in long term context. Contributors : Ramadan Husain Abu-Zied Harriet Allen Jacques Blondel Maria-Carmen Llasat James Casford Marc Castellnou Andrew Goudie Andrew Harding Angela Hayes Tom Holt Babette Hoogakker Philip Hughes Jos Lelieveld John Lewin Francisco Lloret Francisco Lopez-Bermudez Mark Macklin Jean Margat Anne Mather Frédéric Médail Christophe Morhange Clive Oppenheimer JeanPalutikof Gerassimos Papadopoulos Josep Piñol David Pyle Jane Reed Neil Roberts Eelco Rohling Iain Stewart Stathis Stiros John Thornes Chronis Tzedakis John Wainwright

Handbook of Ecological Restoration

Author: Martin R. Perrow,Anthony J. Davy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521791298

Category: Nature

Page: 618

View: 5022

An essential handbook for anyone concerned with the restoration of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, worldwide.

Habitat Creation and Repair

Author: O. L. Gilbert,Penny Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198549666

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 7559

Responding to concerns about the environment, landscape managers and developers are using extensive naturalistic plantings to restore habitats degraded by building, development, or overuse. This book is the definitive guide to habitat creation and repair; it includes discussions of ethics, theory, and general principles, along with the practical details of designing habitats for wildlife. The authors, who have been working and teaching in the field for many years, draw on a wealth of practical experience--as well as an in-depth knowledge of the widely scattered literature--to provide an authoritative and accessible account of this rapidly developing subject. From coastal and freshwater ecosystems to mountains, forest, and grasslands, the book contains specific chapters on most of the major habitat types. The authors give advice on deciding when habitat creation is the correct path to follow, and then cover all steps from site survey through to the final design and actual realization of the scheme. A useful resource for professionals, this volume is ideal as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in ecology, landscape architecture, resource management, and environmental science.

The Ecological Bases for Lake and Reservoir Management

Author: David M. Harper,Bill Brierley,Alastair J.D. Ferguson,Geoff Phillips

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792357858

Category: Nature

Page: 469

View: 2151

The Ecological Bases for Lake and Reservoir Management provides a state-of-the-art review of the range of ecologically-based techniques necessary for the holistic management of lakes and their catchments. Most of the methods, case studies and national policies reviewed are directed towards management of the largest problem - eutrophication - with the emphasis on the multiple-scale approach needed for successful management and restoration. Case studies come from the USA and ten European countries, and range from single lakes through to lake districts and national inventories. Several essays precede the practical chapters with thought-provoking comments on the political, social and economic climate of water management.

Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands

An International Perspective on their Ecology

Author: Darold Batzer,Dani Boix

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319249789

Category: Science

Page: 645

View: 5815

Wetlands are among the world’s most valuable and most threatened habitats, and in these crucially important ecosystems, the invertebrate fauna holds a focal position. Most of the biological diversity in wetlands is found within resident invertebrate assemblages, and those invertebrates are the primary trophic link between lower plants and higher vertebrates (e.g. amphibians, fish, and birds). As such, most scientists, managers, consultants, and students who work in the world’s wetlands should become better informed about the invertebrate components in their habitats of interest. Our book serves to fill this need by assembling the world’s most prominent ecologists working on freshwater wetland invertebrates, and having them provide authoritative perspectives on each the world’s most important freshwater wetland types. The initial chapter of the book provides a primer on freshwater wetland invertebrates, including how they are uniquely adapted for life in wetland environments and how they contribute to important ecological functions in wetland ecosystems. The next 15 chapters deal with invertebrates in the major wetlands across the globe (rock pools, alpine ponds, temperate temporary ponds, Mediterranean temporary ponds, turloughs, peatlands, permanent marshes, Great Lakes marshes, Everglades, springs, beaver ponds, temperate floodplains, neotropical floodplains, created wetlands, waterfowl marshes), each chapter written by groups of prominent scientists intimately knowledgeable about the individual wetland types. Each chapter reviews the relevant literature, provides a synthesis of the most important ecological controls on the resident invertebrate fauna, and highlights important conservation concerns. The final chapter synthesizes the 15 habitat-based chapters, providing a macroscopic perspective on natural variation of invertebrate assemblage structure across the world’s wetlands and a paradigm for understanding how global variation and environmental factors shape wetland invertebrate communities.

Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2010

Author: Cathy Hartley,Gareth Wyn Jones,Alison Neale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857433777

Category: Reference

Page: 711

View: 1871

Examining environmental issues throughout the world, this reference title contains thorough definitions and explanations of terms relating to the environment. The volume includes detailed maps, an extensive bibliography and a Who's Who section, making this an essential one-stop reference work for anyone interested in environmental issues. Features of this title include: an updated A-Z section of key terms and issues surrounding the environment a comprehensive directory section organized alphabetically by country, listing main governmental and non-governmental organizations, both national and international a series of maps showing environmental features both regionally and world-wide an extensive bibliography of relevant periodicals a comprehensive who's who section of the leading personalities actively involved with environmental affairs. This new edition includes three revised and updated essays on The Politics of the Environment: 'International Environmental Politics and the State' – by Hugh Dyer 'International Organizations and the Global Environment' – by Hannes R. Stephan and Fariborz Zelli 'The Ethical Dimentionsof Global Environmental Change' – by Chukwumerije Okereke

Fundamental and Applied Limnology

Official Journal of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aquatic biology

Page: N.A

View: 7694


Restoration of lake ecosystems

a holistic approach : a training handbook

Author: Martina Eiseltová,International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 182

View: 2391


Florida Freshwater Plants

A Handbook of Common Aquatic Plants in Florida Lakes

Author: Mark V. Hoyer

Publisher: University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences


Category: Aquatic plants

Page: 264

View: 588

Amateur naturalist will find this reference/guide ideal with its aids for non-specialists: a thoroughly cross reference glossary, index of common names.

Biologische Bodensanierung


Author: Kassem Alef

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352762449X

Category: Science

Page: 283

View: 1677

Erstmals: Eine geschlossene Abhandlung der Grundlagen, Ziele und Methoden der biologischen Bodensanierung. Neben Methoden zur chemischen, mikrobiologischen und ökologischen Charakterisierung kontaminierter Böden werden die Grundlagen des mikrobiellen Abbaus von Schadstoffen vorgestellt. Die Anreicherung und Isolierung von Umweltchemikalien abbauenden Mikroorganismen sowie die Optimierung des Abbaus im Boden finden dabei besondere Berücksichtigung. Ausführliche Beschreibungen der Labor- und Feldmethoden sind in der Regel einheitlich gegliedert. Dies ermöglicht einen schnellen Vergleich der verschiedenen Verfahren; so kann der Benutzer feststellen, welche Methode für ihn am besten geeignet ist. Antworten auf die Fragen, wie solch eine Sanierung geplant und praktisch durchgeführt wird, welche Sicherheits- und sonstigen gesetzlichen Richtlinien zu beachten sind und wie die Böden dann wiederverwendet werden können, runden das Buch ab. Das Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Praktikumsbuch für Studenten der Fachrichtungen Umweltchemie, Bodenmikrobiologie, Bodenkunde und benachbarter Disziplinen.

Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964084

Category: Science

Page: 2009

View: 3612

Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecological Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecological Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at


Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105611029

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 9587

Mark Helprin hat die berühmte Geschichte von Schwanensee neu erzählt und der romantischen Fassung des Stoffs, wie sie in Peter Tschaikowskis Ballett zum Klassiker geworden ist, eine tiefere Bedeutung hinzugewonnen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Unsere kleine Farm - Laura am Silbersee

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag

ISBN: 3764191384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 4457

Nach dem langen, schweren Winter, in dem Ma und Lauras Schwestern schwer krank waren, kehrt wieder Hoffnung in das Haus am Pflaumenbach ein. Pa bekommt eine Stelle bei der Eisenbahn in Dakota! Es dauert nicht lange, da kann er seine Familie nachholen. Das Leben in der neugegründeten Stadt ist viel aufregender als in dem einsam gelegenen Haus, aber Laura vermisst ihr freies Leben, die Weite der Prärie. Da kommt Vater eines Tages mit einer freudigen Nachricht: Er hat Land gefunden, am Rand des Silbersees ...Der vierte Band der "Unsere kleine Farm"-Reihe - Der Klassiker für Klein und Groß!