By Marie-Josée Fortin,Mark R. T. Dale
By Michael Allaby
Frühling. Ein Sonntagsspaziergang im Park. Es blüht und duftet überall. Aber haben Sie sich schon einmal überlegt, warum die Pflanzen sich so auffällig präsentieren?
Genau genommen ist die Pracht einer bunten Blumenwiese nichts anderes als die Einladung zu wildem, hemmungslosem Gruppensex. Und weil die Pflanzen nun mal nicht selbst auf Partnersuche gehen können, brauchen sie Kuppler – je mehr, je besser.
Dabei ist’s bei den Blumen wie bei den Menschen: Es gibt die Schüchternen und die Selbstverliebten, die Vordrängler, die Betrüger und die, die in aller Öffentlichkeit um Freier buhlen. Wer ins Unterholz schaut, wird Zeuge der Unzüchtigkeit von Waldpflanzen. In den Hecken hingegen finden die raffinierteren Verabredungen statt. Und in der Wüste geht’s naturgemäß heiß her. Hier greift die Devise: Laut und schnell.
Tiefsinnig und mit feinem Gespür für Zusammenhänge und Vergleiche zeigt Michael Allaby, was once Blumen wirklich antreibt beim Liebesspiel...
By Joe C. Truett,Stephen R. Johnson
- First largely on hand synthesis of arctic oil box ecology and natural world biology
- Concise but readable therapy of a various polar ecosystem
- Useful for land managers, coverage makers in addition to ecologists, and inhabitants biologists
- Chapters authored through well-known gurus and contributions are peer-reviewed for accuracy and clinical rigor
- Illustrations attractively designed to augment comprehension
By Peter E. Busher,Ryszard M. Dzieciolowski
By Jennifer Gebelein
Beginning within the period of the Spanish conquest and taking the reader correct as much as the current day, this booklet makes a speciality of how the panorama of Cuba has replaced and advanced into the surroundings we see this present day. It illustrates the variety of things – financial, political and cultural – that experience made up our minds Cuba’s actual geography, and explores the moving conservation measures that have been instituted according to new equipment in agriculture and land administration. The textual content makes use of historic records, fieldwork, Geographic info process (GIS) facts and remotely-sensed satellite tv for pc imagery to aspect Cuba’s large land-use historical past in addition to its strength future.
The writer is going additional to research the way, pace and strategies of panorama switch, and examines the historic context and governing agendas that experience had an effect at the courting among Cuba’s population and their island. Gebelein additionally assesses the most important position performed through agricultural construction within the framework of foreign exchange required to maintain Cuba’s humans and its financial system. The publication concludes with a evaluate of present efforts by way of Cuban and different examine scientists, in addition to deepest traders, conservation managers and college professors who're taken with shaping Cuba’s evolving panorama and dealing with it through the country’s attainable transition to a extra politically assorted, enfranchised and open polity.
By Walter M. Elsasser
This publication is constituted of 5 chapters and starts with an summary of the actual starting place of biology, paying specific awareness to preformationism and the idea of epigenesis. the 1st bankruptcy explores suggestions and keep watch over through evaluating the keep an eye on gear of a extra differentiated organism, the worried process, with the corresponding achievements of digital engineering. The reader is then brought to the speculation of knowledge, targeting the concept that yes quantitative facets of the knowledge content material of messages might be separated from the explicit actual gains of the equipment sending the message. the subsequent chapters take care of the significance of garage or reminiscence units for a fancy practical mechanism; the compatibility of biotonic legislation with the standard legislation of physics; and actual interpretation of the speculation of microscopic techniques.
This monograph could be of curiosity to physicists, biologists, and chemists.
By Takashi Kohyama,Josep Canadell,Dennis S. Ojima,Louis F. Pitelka
Coastal East and Southeast Asia are characterised by means of rainy becoming seasons, and species-rich woodland ecosystems advance in the course of the latitudinal and altitudinal gradients. during this sector, the worldwide switch affects on Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia (TEMA) venture was once performed as a special contribution to the overseas undertaking worldwide switch and Terrestrial Ecosystems. TEMA aimed to combine woodland atmosphere methods, from leaf body structure to meteorological funds and prediction of long term swap of plants composition and structure via demographic techniques. specific cognizance was once given to watershed methods, the place wooded area surroundings metabolism impacts the houses and biogeochemical budgets of freshwater ecosystems, and the place rivers, wetlands, and lakes are topic to direct and oblique results of environmental switch. This quantity provides the scaling-up proposal for larger knowing of environment functioning.
By David Maehr,Reed F. Noss,Jeffery L. Larkin,Melvin E. Sunquist
By Maharaj K. Pandit,Peter H. Raven,Kamal Bawa
By Keith B. Aubry,William J. Zielinski,Martin G. Raphael,Gilbert Proulx,Steven W. Buskirk
Mammals within the genus Martes are mid-sized carnivores of significant significance to woodland ecosystems. This booklet, the successor to Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation, offers a systematic foundation for administration and conservation efforts designed to take care of or increase the populations and habitats of Martes species in the course of the global. The twenty synthesis chapters contained during this publication collect the views and services of sixty three scientists from twelve international locations, and are prepared by way of the 5 key subject matters of evolution and biogeography, inhabitants biology and administration, habitat ecology and administration, study concepts, and conservation.
Recent advancements in learn applied sciences resembling modeling and genetics, organic wisdom approximately pathogens and parasites, and matters in regards to the capability results of world warming at the distribution and standing of Martes populations make new syntheses of those components particularly well timed. the quantity presents an outline of what's recognized whereas clarifying projects for destiny study and conservation priorities, and should be of curiosity to mammalogists, source managers, utilized ecologists, and conservation biologists.