3964. Tác giả chính: Jan Sapp
Nhan đề: What is natural? : coral reef crisis / Jan Sapp Số phân loại : 577.789 J105; Đặc điểm vật lý: 275 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to a burnt-out rainforest. In What is Natural?, Jan Sapp both examines this ecological catastrophe and captures the intense debate among scientists about what caused the crisis, and how it should be handled .
3965. Tác giả chính: Jan Sapp
Nhan đề: What is natural? : coral reef crisis / Jan Sapp Số phân loại : 577.789 J105; Đặc điểm vật lý: xv, 275 tr. : ill. ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : The starfish plagues are arguably one of most mysterious ecological phenomena of this century. Through the window of this singular event, What is Natural lucidly illustrates the complexity of environmental issues while probing the most fundamental questions about the relationship between man and nature .
3966. Tác giả chính: Michael P. Hassell
Nhan đề: The spatial and temporal dynamics of host-parasitoid interactions / Michael P. Hassell Số phân loại : 577.857015118 M621; Đặc điểm vật lý: viii, 200Tr ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : This book examines our current understanding of the population dynamics of one kind of interaction--that between insect parasitoids and their hosts. Parasitoids are amongst the most abundant of all animals, and make up about 10% or more of metazoan species. Almost no insect species escape their attack. Host-parasitoid interactions were first modelled over fifty years ago, but for many years there was little good empirical information on the important factors that affect host and parasitoid populations .
3967. Tác giả chính: Franck Courchamp
Nhan đề: Allee effects in ecology and conservation / Franck Courchamp, Luděk Berec, Joanna Gascoign Số phân loại : 577.88 F822; Đặc điểm vật lý: 256Tr : Minh họa ; 24 cm
Tác giả khác: Luděk Berec; Joanna Gascoigne
*Tóm tắt : Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation provides a concise yet authoritative overview of the topic, collating and integrating a widely dispersed literature from various fields - marine and terrestrial, plant and animal, theoretical and empirical, academic and applied. This accessible text, with its clear and simple explanations of both empirical observations and theoretical predications is particularly suitable for professional and academic ecologists requiring an overview of the state-of-the-art in Allee effect research, as well as for graduate students in population ecology and conservation biology. It will also be of relevance to a wide readership of professionals in conservation and management requiring a concise summary of the topic .
3968. Tác giả chính: G.E. Fogg
Nhan đề: The biology of polar habitats / G.E. Fogg Số phân loại : 578.0911 F655; Đặc điểm vật lý: x, 263 tr. ; 24 cm
*Tóm tắt : The book is unusual in that it describes and compares the two polar regions, rather than focusing on one. The author's expertise lies in both the Arctic and Antarctica, and his experience encompasses marine and terrestrial ecology. This is the most authoritative and up-to-date book currently available on polar biology. The text provides an excellent introduction for anyone intending to work in research or management in the polar regions. It is also ideal for students in undergraduate and post-graduate courses in biology, ecology, microbial ecology, geography, and conservation .
3969. Nhan đề: The biology of polar regions / David N. Thomas ... [và những người khác]
Số phân loại : 578.0911 D249; Đặc điểm vật lý: 394Tr : Minh họa ; 25 cm
*Tóm tắt : As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these extreme environments although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in polar ecology, often as part of a wider marine biology degree program. It will also be of value and use to the many professional ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic .
3970. Tác giả chính: Lorraine Huxley
Nhan đề: Biology an Australian perspective / Lorraine Huxley, Margaret Walter Số phân loại : 578.0994 L434; Đặc điểm vật lý: viii, 718 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Tác giả khác: Margaret Walter
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3971. Tác giả chính: Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Nhan đề: Developmental plasticity and evolution / Mary Jane West-Eberhard Số phân loại : 578.4 M393; Đặc điểm vật lý: xx, 794tr : minh họa ; 26 cm
*Tóm tắt : This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive synthesis in the past. It uses new concepts and specific examples to show how to relate environmentally sensitive development to the genetic theory of adaptive evolution and to explain major patterns of change. In this book development includes not only embryology and the ontogeny of morphology, sometimes portrayed inadequately as governed by "regulatory genes," but also behavioral development and physiological adaptation, where plasticity is mediated by genetically complex mechanisms like hormones and learning .
3972. Tác giả chính: Jeffrey S. Levinton
Nhan đề: Marine biology : function, biodiversity, ecology / Jeffrey S. Levinton Số phân loại : 578.77 J201; Đặc điểm vật lý: xi, 515Tr ; Minh họa ; 26 cm
*Tóm tắt : This new and revised second edition of Jeffrey S. Levinton's Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology promises to be as fascinating and informative as the first, with additions that bring it up-to-date on current research issues. Designed for one-semester junior/senior courses, this established volume stands as one of the most current and thorough resources for students in the multidisciplinary field of marine biology. The new edition includes significantly expanded coverage of marine mammals and hypothesis testing and offers entirely new sections on subtidal rocky reefs, metapopulations, marine invasions, marine protected areas and no-take fishery zones, and molecular approaches to marine biology and fisheries. It emphasizes the relationship of the functional ecology of organisms to higher levels of organization, including major marine habitats and ecosystems. It effectively describes a variety of current research areas, conveying the dynamic range of activity in the field, and uses "Hot Topics" Essays to teach students that scientific study is an active and ongoing process .