The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Author: M. Anwar Maun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019857035X

Category: Nature

Page: 265

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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coastal sand dunes. The emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this predominantly marine environment, although pollution, conservation, management and experimental aspects are considered.
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The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Author: Lawrence R. Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199575290

Category: Science

Page: 319

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Providing a global summary of the biology of disturbance ecology, this text offers both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans. It examines both natural and anthropogenic disturbances in aquatic and terrestrial habitats.
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Sand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration

Author: J. Patrick Doody

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400747314

Category: Science

Page: 306

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This book deals with the development of temperate coastal sand dunes and the way these have been influenced by human activity. The different states in which the habitat exists both for the beach/foredune and inland dune are reviewed against the pressures exerted upon them. Options for management are considered and the likely consequences of taking a particular course of action highlighted. These options include traditional approaches to the conservation and management of wildlife and landscapes as well as habitat restoration. The way the value of the areas changes under different management regimes is considered mainly from an environmental perspective. Consideration is given to new approaches to management and restoration including adopting a more dynamic approach. Audience This book will be of interest to academics, students and professionals concerned with policy formulation and /or actively managing coastal areas.
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Loe Bar and the Sandhill Rustic Moth

The Biogeography, Ecology and History of a Coastal Shingle Bar

Author: Adrian Spalding

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004270302

Category: Nature

Page: 372

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In Loe Bar and the Sandhill Rustic Moth, Adrian Spalding examines the survival of plants and animals on Loe Bar in the context of its history and geomorphology with special reference to the Sandhill Rustic moth.
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Physiological Ecology of North American Plant Communities

Author: Brian F. Chabot,Harold A. Mooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 351

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Although, as W.D. Billings notes in his chapter in this book. the development of physiological ecology can be traced back to the very beginnings of the study of ecology it is clear that the modern development of this field in North America is due in the large part to the efforts of Billings alone. The foundation that Billings laid in the late 1950s came from his own studies on deserts and subsequently arctic and alpine plants, and also from his enormous success in instilling enthusiasm for the field in the numerous students attracted to the plant ecology program at Duke University. Billings' own studies provided the model for subsequent work in this field. Physiological techniques. normally confined to the laboratory. were brought into the field to examine processes under natural environmental conditions. These field studies were accompanied by experiments under controlled conditions where the relative impact of various factors could be assessed and further where genetic as opposed to environmental influences could be separated. This blending of field and laboratory approaches promoted the design of experiments which were of direct relevance to understanding the distribution and abundance of plants in nature. Physiological mechanisms were studied and assessed in the context of the functioning of plants under natural conditions rather than as an end in itself.
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The Ostracoda

Applications in Quaternary Research

Author: Johnathan A. Holmes,Jonathan A. Holmes,A. R. Chivas

Publisher: Amer Geophysical Union

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 313

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Provides an integrated approach to the Ostracoda and their applications in Quaternary environmental reconstruction suitable for both specialist and non-specialist from the fields of earth science, environmental science, aquatic ecology, and archaeology. Presents a comprehensive review of the biology, taxonomy and ecology of ostracodes. Provides a detailed coverage of ostracode palaeoecology from marine, marginal-marine and non-marine environments. Places strong emphasis on the use of ostracode shells in geochemical analyses. Emphasizes the link between living and fossil ostracodes and it's importance in paleoenvironment reconstruction.
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