Handbook of Ecological Restoration

Author: Martin R. Perrow,Anthony J. Davy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521791298

Category: Nature

Page: 618

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

Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199268037

Category: Science

Page: 663

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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
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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

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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.
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Habitat Creation and Repair

Author: O. L. Gilbert,Penny Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198549666

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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With increasing public awareness of environmental issues, landscape managers and developers are being required to creatic substantial areas of naturalistic planting, particularly in urban areas, and to restore habitats degraded by building, development, or overuse. This book provides thedefinitive guide to habitat creation and repair, ranging from ethics, theory, and principles to the practical detail 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-depthknowledge of the existing 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 spans all of the major types of habitat to be found in the UK. OliverGilbert and Penny Anderson 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. For each habitat, the authors describe the options, problems, and solutions most likelyto be encountered, and give examples of good and bad habitat creation in practice drawn from the UK and other countries. Habitat Creation and Repair is the first comprehensive guide to habitat creation to be published for several years. It will be a key text for advanced undergraduate andpostgraduate courses in ecology, landscape architecture, resource management, and environmental science.With habitat conservation, creation, and repair increasingly a priority amongst planners, developers, and policy-makers, this book will also be welcomed by professional ecologists, environmentalconsultants, resource managers, and landscape architects.
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Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands

An International Perspective on their Ecology

Author: Darold Batzer,Dani Boix

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319249789

Category: Science

Page: 645

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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.
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Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2010

Author: Cathy Hartley,Gareth Wyn Jones,Alison Neale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857433777

Category: Reference

Page: 711

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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
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Advances in Limnology

Author: Tom Berman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783510470570

Category: Limnology

Page: 593

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The papers in this volume are the peer reviewed proceedings of the Kinneret Symposium on Limnology and Lake Management 2000+, held in September 1998 at Kibbutz Ginnosar, Israel, on the shores of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). The papers deal with all aspects of lake management, corresponding to major sessions of the Symposium: For over 30 years the Laboratory has fulfilled its mandate as ''caretaker of Lake Kinneret'' and in doing so has acquired an outstanding international reputation for innovative and significant research. As a result the laboratory has been involved in joint studies, exchange programs and training courses with many other countries, (including Australia, Belarus, Canada, Chili, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kenya, San Salvador, Sweden, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the U.S.A). Laboratory scientists continue to search for environmentally acceptable solutions to the future water requirements of Israel and her neighbours as part of the evolving Middle East Peace Process.
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Restoration of lake ecosystems

a holistic approach : a training handbook

Author: Martina Eiseltová,International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 182

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