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  • 1. Introduction: Examining the terrain Eric Freedman & Mark Neuzil Part I: Habitat, conservation, and restoration 2. The dam dilemma for fisheries management in the Great Lakes Daniel B. Hayes, Robert McLaughlin, Brian Roth & Lisa Peterson 3. Irrigation in the Great Lakes Basin: prospects and conflicts B. Timothy Heinmiller 4. Artificial reefs and reef restoration in the Laurentian Great Lakes Edward F. Roseman, Jeremy Pritt & Matthew McLean Part II: Extinction & survival 5. Georgian Bay, Lake Huron: turtles and their wetland habitat in a changing landscape Chantel Markle & Patricia Chow-Fraser 6. Framing extinction: Societal attitudes toward the passenger pigeon in editorials and opinion pieces Bruno Takahashi, Ran Duan, Apoorva Joshi, Anthony Van Witsen & Eric Freedman 7. Recovering the ecology of fear: Cascading effects of gray wolf predation and competition in a Great Lakes Basin forest David G. Flagel 8. Linear corridors and predator movement dynamics in the Great Lakes Basin Victoria M. Donovan & Jesse N. Popp Part III: Pollution, climate change, and invasive species 9. Toxicants in the Great Lakes: living with a toxic legacy while managing for chemicals of emerging concern Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Heiko L. Schoenfuss & Jane R. Feely 10. Water quality in the Great Lakes: Interactions between nutrient pollution, invasive species, and climate change Gaston E. Small 11. Emerald ash borer, black ash, and Native American basketmaking: Invasive insects, forest ecosystems and cultural practices Therese M. Poland, Maria R. Emery, Tina Ciaramitaro, Ed Pigeon & Angie Pigeon Part IV: Public Policy 12. Legislating the Great Lakes: socially constructing water through congressional discourse Theresa R. Castor 13. Conservation authorities in Ontario: key players in the governance of invasive and endangered species Andrea Olive 14. Citizen engagement, interpretation, and resource management in the Great Lakes Basin Gail Vander Stoep 15. 7 Indigenous principles for successful cooperation in Great Lakes conservation initiatives Kyle P. Whyte, Nicholas J. Reo, Deborah McGregor, M.A. (Peggy) Smith, James F. Jenkins & Kathleen A. Rubio Part V: Conclusions 16. Through the crystal ball Mark Neuzil & Eric Freedman.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977050 20180115
The Great Lakes Basin in North America holds more than 20 percent of the world's fresh water. Threats to habitats and biodiversity have economic, political, national security, and cultural implications and ramifications that cross the US-Canadian border. This multidisciplinary book presents the latest research to demonstrate the interconnected nature of the challenges facing the Basin. Chapters by U.S. and Canadian scholars and practitioners represent a wide range of natural science and social science fields, including environmental sciences, geography, political science, natural resources, mass communications, environmental history and communication, public health, and economics. The book covers threats from invasive species, industrial development, climate change, agricultural and chemical runoff, species extinction, habitat restoration, environmental disease, indigenous conservation efforts, citizen engagement, environmental regulation, and pollution.Overall the book provides political, cultural, economic, scientific, and social contexts for recognizing and addressing the environmental challenges faced by the Great Lakes Basin.
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  • Laws, regulations, and state designations
  • The land-water interface
  • Avian uses of land-water interfaces
  • Factors affecting avian populations
  • Status of indicator species in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Comparisons among indicator species
  • Indicator species groups and unique resources
  • The future.
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  • Chapter 1. Introduction and Biogeography (Jessica Halofsky, David Peterson, and Karen Dante-Wood).- Chapter 2. Climatology (Linda Joyce and Marian Talbert).- Chapter 3. Water Resources (Chales Luce).- Chapter 4. Fisheries (Michael Young and Daniel Isaak). - Chapter 5. Forest Vegetation (Robert Keane).- Chapter 6.- Non-Forest Vegetation (Matthew Reeves).- Chapter 7. Ecological Disturbance (Rachel Loehman).- Chapter 8. - Wildlife (Kevin McKelvey and Polly Buotte).- Chapter 9. Recreation (Michael Hand and Megan Lawson).- Chapter 10.- Ecosystem Services (Travis Warziniack).- Chapter 11. Cultural Resources (Carl Davis).- Chapter 12. Applications in Resource Management and Planning (Karen Dante-Wood and Linh Hoang).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569277 20171127
This book is the result of a team of approximately 100 scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem services. Adaptation options, both strategic and tactical, were developed for each resource area. This information is now being applied in the northern rocky Mountains to ensure long-term sustainability in resource conditions.The volume chapters provide a technical assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on natural and cultural resources, based on best available science, including new analyses obtained through modeling and synthesis of existing data. Each chapter also contains a summary of adaptation strategies (general) and tactics (on-the-ground actions) that have been developed by science-management teams.
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  • Ecological Informatics: An Introduction.- Project Data Management Planning.- Scientific Databases for Environmental Research.- Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC).- Creating and Managing Metadata.- Preserve: Protecting Data for Long-term Use.- Data Discovery.- Data Integration: Principles and Practice.- Inferential Modelling of Population Dynamics.- Process-based Modeling of Nutrient Cycles and Food-web Dynamics.- Uncertainty Analysis by Bayesian Inference.- Multivariate Data Analysis by means of Self-organizing Maps.- GIS-based Data Synthesis and Visualization.- Communicating and Disseminating Research Findings.- Operational Forecasting in Ecology by Inferential Models and Remote Sensing.- Strategic Forecasting in Ecology by Inferential and Process-based Models.- Biodiversity Informatics.- Understanding Bioinvasion of Lake Champlain, U.S.A..- The Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network .- Long-Term Ecological Research in the Nakdong River: Application of Ecological Informatics to Harmful Algal Blooms.- Long-term Ecological Research in the English Lake District : From Ecological Informatics to the Generation of Ecological Knowledge.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319599267 20171204
This book introduces readers to ecological informatics as an emerging discipline that takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the valuable information to be found in ecological data, and the need to communicate results and inform decisions, including those related to research, conservation and resource management. At its core, ecological informatics combines developments in information technology and ecological theory with applications that facilitate ecological research and the dissemination of results to scientists and the public. Its conceptual framework links ecological entities (genomes, organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems, landscapes) with data management, analysis and synthesis, and communicates new findings to inform decisions by following the course of a loop. In comparison to the 2nd edition published in 2006, the 3rd edition of Ecological Informatics has been completely restructured on the basis of the generic conceptual framework provided in Figure 1. It reflects the significant advances in data management, analysis and synthesis that have been made over the past 10 years, including new remote and in situ sensing techniques, the emergence of ecological and environmental observatories, novel evolutionary computations for knowledge discovery and forecasting, and new approaches to communicating results and informing decisions.
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319524153 20171106
This book informs readers on the ecology, ecosystem services, and management of Sundaland wetland ecosystems, discussing the concepts and tools necessary to conserve these imperiled habitats. Sundaland is a biogeographically defined area of South East Asia characterised by an exceptional concentration of endemic species. The unprecedented loss of wetland habitats within Sundaland warrants urgency in implementing conservation actions. The authors are both researchers who have witnessed the ongoing losses of wetland habitats in Sundaland. The first chapter introduces fundamental concepts of ecosystems, ecological processes and ecosystem services of coastal and inland wetlands. The second chapter provides an overview of the global and regional conservation status of these ecosystems. The third chapter advances the importance of wetlands management at the landscape level (drainage basins), and proposes to adopt the concept of Ecotonal Networks (ENTs) as a sustainable management method, within the theoretical framework of Resilience Theory. The fourth chapter showcases potential flagship species that can aid in raising awareness on these endangered but poorly-known ecosystems. The fifth chapter discusses sustainable ecotourism as a viable and profitable industry to manage non-urban wetland areas of Sundaland, while providing specific suggestions for future developments. The book is written for ecosystem managers, conservation scientists, ecologists, and nature enthusiasts. It consists of a coherently arranged set of scientifically accurate tools that consider societal, cultural, and economic factors to succeed in the conservation of the Sundaland wetlands, as well as other wetland habitats in the world.
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  • Chapter 1Introduction: utopia, environment and natureChapter 2Environmentalism: from crisis to hopeChapter 3Deep ecology: wild nature, radical visionsChapter 4Utopian fiction: imagining the sustainable societyChapter 5No future: green utopias between apocalypse and adaptationChapter 6After nature: ecological utopianism from limits to lossChapter 7Conclusion: long live the green utopia?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745684772 20171211
Environmentalism has relentlessly warned about the dire consequences of abusing and exploiting the planet's natural resources, imagining future wastelands of ecological depletion and social chaos. But it has also generated rich new ideas about how humans might live better with nature. Green Utopias explores these ideas of environmental hope in the post-war period, from the environmental crisis to the end of nature. Using a broad definition of Utopia as it exists in Western policy, theory and literature, Lisa Garforth explains how its developing entanglement with popular culture and mainstream politics has shaped successive green future visions and initiatives. In the face of apocalyptic, despairing or indifferent responses to contemporary ecological dilemmas, utopias and the utopian method seem more necessary than ever. This distinctive reading of green political thought and culture will appeal across the social sciences and humanities to all interested in why green utopias continue to matter in the cultivation of ecological values and the emergence of new forms of human and non-human well-being.
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  • Ancient vs. Modern Oceans: Perspectives in a Climate Change ScenarioJorge E. Marcovecchio, Silvia G. De Marco and Walter D. Melo South Atlantic Circulation and Variability from a Data Assimilating ModelElbio D. Palma and Ricardo P. MatanoThe Issue of Fossil Fuels at The Ocean: Emissions to the Sea and Contribution to Global CO2A.V. Botello, G. Ponce-Velez, L.A. Soto and F.S. Villanueva Continent Derived Metal Pollution Through Time: Challenges of the Global Ocean Luiz Drude de Lacerda and Jorge Eduardo MarcovecchioEmerging Pollutants in the Global Change Scenario Bernd Markert, Stefan Franzle, Simone Wunschmann and Peter Menke-GluckertMarine Debris: Problems and Solutions of the Changing OceanH.B. JayasiriGlobal Shipping, Ballast Water and Invasive SpeciesSami Souissi, Olivier Glippa and Hans-Uwe DahmsHigh Seas Deep-sea Fisheries under the Global Changing TrendsGui Manuel Machado Menezes and Eva GiacomelloGlobalization of the Antarctic seas: Pollution and Climate Change Perspectives.Rosalinda Carmela Montone, Cesar de Castro Martins, Marcos Henrique Maruch Tonelli, Tailisi Hoppe Trevizani, Marcia Caruso Bicego, Rubens Cesar Lopes Figueira, Ilana Elazari Klein Coaracy Wainer and Jorge E. MarcovecchioInternational Regulatory Responses to Global Challenges in Marine Pollution and Climate ChangeYubing Shi and Dazhen Zhang.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482299434 20171121
This book presents a broad overview of pollution issues facing climatic, economic, and legal globalization. Topics include changes in oceans from ancient times to the present, the importance of marine currents and changing climates, marine pollution linked to climate change (fossil fuels, global carbon dioxide, heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, emerging pollutants, and marine debris), global shipping and species invasion, global climate change in the Arctic and Antarctic environments, and regulatory responses to mitigate pollution and climate change in oceans.
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  • ""Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Chapter 2: Ecological Thinking in Science and Public""; ""Proto-ecology in Natural Science: Early Developments of Ecological Thinking""; ""Carl Linnaeus""; ""James Hutton""; ""Jean-Baptiste Lamarck""; ""Alexander von Humboldt""; ""Ernst Haeckel""; ""Human Ecologies: Ecological Methodology in Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnography, and Psychology""; ""The Beginning of Human Ecology and the Chicago School""; ""Cultural Ecology in Anthropology: Julian Steward and Environmental Determinism""
  • ""Environmental Psychology: Barkerâ#x80;#x99;s Oskaloosa Study""""The Ecology of Ecological Methodology: Garfinkelâ#x80;#x99;s Ethnomethodology""; ""The Origins and Boundaries of Ecological Validity""; ""Ecological Validity and Public Engagement with Science""; ""Setting""; ""Sample""; ""Communication Medium and Deliberation""; ""Perceived Consequences""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3: Engaging Public Ecologies""; ""Unengaged Engagements""; ""Survey Studies""; ""Media Studies""; ""Oral, Curatorial, and Digital Engagements""; ""Science Fairs""; ""Science Cafés""; ""Science Museums""; ""Digital Spaces""
  • ""Deliberative Engagements""""Consensus Conferences""; ""Citizen Panels""; ""Citizen Juries""; ""Deliberative Polls""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4: Publics and Counterpublics of Engagement""; ""Philosophies of Deliberative Democracy""; ""Kantâ#x80;#x99;s Public and Private""; ""Lippmann and Dewey""; ""Rawls Versus Habermas""; ""Publics, Counterpublics, and Vernacular Rhetoric""; ""Publics and Counterpublics""; ""Vernacular Rhetoric""; ""References""; ""Chapter 5: Scientific Expertise and Engagement Experts""; ""Proto-demarcation Perspectives""; ""Popper and Kuhnâ#x80;#x99;s Competing Perspectives""
  • ""Demarcation Goes to Trial""""Finding Rhetoric in the Third Wave""; ""Rhetorical Ecologies and the Turn Toward Organic Public Engagement""; ""References""; ""Chapter 6: Organic Engagement of Public Ecologies""; ""The â#x80;#x9C;Quasi-ethnographicâ#x80;#x9D; Methodology""; ""What Is Organic Public Engagement?""; ""Six Principles of Public Ecologies""; ""Using Organic Public Engagement""; ""References""; ""Chapter 7: Generating Outcomes from Organic Engagement Events""; ""Middle-Range Theories of Publics""; ""Grounded Theory""; ""The Value of Heuristics Over Theory""; ""Multi-sited Ethnography""
  • ""Using Multi-sited Engagement to Build Theories and Heuristics""""Conclusion""; ""References""; ""Bibliography""
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  • SECTION 1: Background Information on Petroleum Industry Activities and the Nigerian Environment 1. Introduction 2. The Nigerian Aquatic Environment 3. Biotic Resources of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems a. Abiotic components of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems 4. The Historical Trajectory of Crude Oil Exploration in Nigeria 5. The Physical and Chemical Components of Nigerian Crude Oil 6. Types of crude oil in Nigeria 7. Composition and properties of crude oil 8. Refinery products and By-products 9. The Global oil Industry and the Nigerian Environment. 10. The Nigerian Economy before the Discovery of crude oil. 11. The oil Boom Era: Socio-political and Economic Consequences SECTION 2: The Effects of Crude Oil Exploration on the Socio-cultural and Eco-economics of Nigerian Environment 13. The impacts of seismic activities on the geology of oil-producing regions of Nigeria 14. The effects of crude oil exploration on Fish and fisheries of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems 15. The impacts of petroleum production on terrestrial fauna and flora in oil-producing region of Nigeria 16. Petroleum industry activities and human health 17. Mapping and Modelling Ecosystem Services in Petroleum-producing Areas in Nigeria 18. The Socio-cultural Implications of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria 19. The Eco-Economics of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria 20. Managing Nigeria's Aquatic Resources 21. Payment for Ecosystem Services 22. Economic valuation of Nigerian Aquatic Resources and Services 23. Trade-off Analyses of Ecosystem Services in Nigerian waters 24. Land use/land cover change in Petroleum-producing Regions of Nigeria 25. Petroleum Industry Activities and Climate change: Global to National Perspective SECTION 3: Petroleum Industry Challenges and their Solutions 27. Politics of state/oil multinational alliance and security responses 28. Reactions to petroleum exploration from oil-bearing communities: What have we learnt? 29. The Niger Delta Amnesty Programme: Achievements, limitations and sustainability ( OR The political economy of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme) 30. Sustainable Exploration of crude oil in Nigeria 31. Dealing with oil spill scenarios in Niger Delta: Lessons from the past 32. Remediation of crude oil spillage.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093993 20171211
The Political Ecology of Oil and Gas Activities in the Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystem reviews the current status of the ecosystems and economic implications of oil and gas development in Nigeria, a key oil-producing state. The ecological and economic impacts of oil and gas development, particularly in developing nations, are crucial topics for ecologists, natural resource professionals and pollution researchers to understand. This book takes an integrative approach to these problems through the lens of one of the key oil-producing nations, linking natural and human systems through the valuation of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093993 20171211
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  • Chapter1. Introduction.- Chapter2. Rivers as Ecosystems.- Chapter3. Human Alterations of Rivers.- Chapter4. Toward Sustainable Rivers and Water Resources.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319651231 20171023
This work is designed to broaden the scope with which many people regard a river. Rivers are commonly regarded from a very simplistic perspective as conduits for downstream flows of water. In this context, it may be considered acceptable and necessary to engineer the channel to either facilitate such flows (e.g., channelization, levees) or limit flows and store water (e.g., water supply reservoirs, flood control). The book presents the concept of a river as a spatially and temporally complex ecosystem that is likely to be disrupted in unexpected and damaging ways by direct river engineering and by human activities throughout a drainage basin. Viewing a river as a complex ecosystem with nonlinear responses to human activities will help to promote a more nuanced and effective approach to managing river ecosystems and to sustaining the water resources that derive from rivers. In this context, water resources refers to ecosystem services including water supply, water quality, flood control, erosion control, and riverine biota (e.g., freshwater fisheries). Chapters in this book draw extensively on existing literature but integrate this literature from a fresh perspective. General principles are expanded upon and illustrated with photographs, line drawings, tables, and brief, site-specific case studies from rivers around the world.
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This report describes conditions and information, as required by the state of Idaho, Department of Environmental Quality Reuse Permit I-161-02, for the Advanced Test Reactor Complex Cold Waste Ponds located at Idaho National Laboratory from November 1, 2015–October 31, 2016. The effective date of Reuse Permit I-161-02 is November 20, 2014 with an expiration date of November 19, 2019. This report contains the following information: • Facility and system description • Permit required effluent monitoring data and loading rates • Permit required groundwater monitoring data • Status of compliance activities • Issues • Discussion of the facility’s environmental impacts. During the 2016 permit year, 180.99 million gallons of wastewater were discharged to the Cold Waste Ponds. This is well below the maximum annual permit limit of 375 million gallons. As shown by the groundwater sampling data, sulfate and total dissolved solids concentrations are highest in well USGS-065, which is the closest downgradient well to the Cold Waste Ponds. Sulfate and total dissolved solids concentrations decrease rapidly as the distance downgradient from the Cold Waste Ponds increases. Although concentrations of sulfate and total dissolved solids are significantly higher in well USGS-065 than in the other monitoring wells, both parameters remained below the Ground Water Quality Rule Secondary Constituent Standards in well USGS-065. The facility was in compliance with the Reuse Permit during the 2016 permit year.
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  • 1.Physico-chemical boundaries of life.- 2.Microbial diversity in deep hypersaline anoxic basins.- 3.Microbial speciation in the geothermal ecosystem.- 4.Bacterial adaptation to hot and dry deserts.- 5.Extremophiles in Antarctica: Life at low temperatures.- 6.Anhydrobiotic rock-inhabiting cyanobacteria: Potential for astrobiology and biotechnology.- 7.Psychrophilic microorganisms as important source for biotechnological processes.- 8.Halophilic microorganisms from man-made and natural hypersaline environments: Physiology, ecology, and biotechnological potential.- 9.Applications of extremophiles in astrobiology: Habitability and life detection strategies.- 10.Extremophiles in spacecraft assembly clean rooms.- 11.The Extreme Biology of Meteorites: Their Role in Understanding the Origin and Distribution of Life on Earth and in the Universe.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319483252 20170502
This entirely updated second edition provides an overview on the biology, ecology and biodiversity of extremophiles. Unusual and less explored ecosystems inhabited by extremophiles such as marine hypersaline deeps, extreme cold, desert sands, and man-made clean rooms for spacecraft assembly are presented. An additional focus is put on the role of these highly specialized microorganism in applied research fields, ranging from biotechnology and nanotechnology to astrobiology. Examples such as novel psychrophilic enzymes, compounds from halophiles, and detection strategies for potential extraterrestrial life forms are discussed in detail. The book addresses researchers and advanced students in the fields of microbiology, microbial ecology and biotechnology.
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"Good agroecological practices are indispensable for the development of sustainable agriculture. In this book, principles, diversity and applications of agroecological practices for a range of systems are presented, transforming scientific research and participatory knowledge of production into practical application. It illustrates a broad range of research and teaching being used within the farming community to demonstrate best practice and current state-of-play within the field. Agroecological methods used in crop farming, grass-based livestock farming, fish production, and other complex farming systems are discussed. Conclusions are drawn from studies to provide an outlook on future trends of agroecological practices and on policies supporting implementation. Due to emphasis on real-life application, it is relevant not only to students of the agricultural sciences and public policy, but also to researchers, stakeholders and policy makers involved in the development of sustainable agriculture."--Publisher's website.
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  • Preface; Contents; Part I: Air Pollution in East Asia; Chapter 1: Gaseous Species; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 SO2; 1.2.1 Japan; 1.2.2 China; 1.2.3 Korea; 1.3 NOx; 1.3.1 Japan; 1.3.2 China; 1.3.3 Korea; 1.4 Tropospheric Ozone; 1.4.1 Japan; 1.4.2 China; 1.4.3 Korea; 1.4.4 Trends in Ozone Concentrations Above the East China Sea Based on Aerial Observations; References; Chapter 2: Aerosols; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Aerosols and PM2.5; 2.3 Kosa and Chemical Species Transported with kosa; 2.4 Elemental Carbon (EC) and Organic Carbon (OC); 2.5 PAHs; 2.6 Metallic Elements and Source Apportionment
  • 2.7 Sulfate, Nitrate, and Ammonium Aerosols2.8 Trends of Ionic Species in Aerosols Transported from East Asia Measured by Aircraft; References; Chapter 3: Acid Deposition; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Acid Deposition Monitored by a Regional Network in East Asia; 3.2.1 Wet Deposition; 3.2.2 Dry and Total Deposition; 3.2.3 Observational Data in Forested Areas Obtained by the EANET: Relevant Studies; 3.3 Soil Acidification in Asian Countries; 3.4 Summary; References; Part II: Effects of Gaseous Air Pollutants on Plants in Japan; Chapter 4: Effects of Ozone on Japanese Agricultural Crops
  • 4.1 Introduction4.2 Studies in the 1970s; 4.3 Studies from the 1980s to 1990s; 4.4 Studies in the early 2000s and Beyond; References; Chapter 5: Effects of Ozone on Japanese Trees; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Effects of O3 on Growth and Physiological Characteristics of Japanese Trees; 5.2.1 Effects of O3 on Growth; Dry-Matter Growth; Leaf Turnover; Carbon Allocation; Phenology; 5.2.2 O3 Effects on Physiology; Stomatal Functions; Photosynthesis; Respiration; 5.3 Risk Assessment of Ozone Impact; 5.4 Free-Air Ozone Fumigation Experiment
  • 5.5 Biotic Relations5.5.1 Defense Capacity Against Biotic Stresses; 5.5.2 Symbiosis with Ectomycorrhizal Fungi; 5.6 Future Perspectives; References; Chapter 6: Combined Effects of Ozone and Other Environmental Factors on Japanese Trees; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Combined Effects of O3 and Elevated Atmospheric CO2; 6.3 Combined Effects of O3 and Soil Nitrogen Load; 6.4 Combined Effects of O3 and Soil Water Stress; 6.5 Future Perspectives; References; Chapter 7: Environmental Monitoring with Indicator Plants for Air Pollutants in Asia; 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Japanese Experience in the Application of Indicator Plants7.3 Bryophyte and Lichen Communities; 7.4 Chemical Analysis of Bryophytes and Lichens; 7.5 Use of Common Tree Species as Bio-indicators; 7.6 Summary and Future Perspectives; References; Part III: Case Studies in Japanese Forests; Chapter 8: Flux-Based O3 Risk Assessment for Japanese Temperate Forests; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Study Sites; 8.3 Estimation of Light-Saturated GPP; 8.4 Estimation of Cumulative O3 Uptake (COU); 8.5 Effects of Cumulative O3 Uptake (COU) on C Sequestering Capacity in the Beech and Oak Forests; 8.6 Conclusion
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  • Big trouble : a plague of ... giant snakes?
  • A postcard from Florida : introducing alien invasive species
  • The python's tale : establishment, spread, and detection
  • Invasional meltdown : impacts of alien invasive species
  • The Sisyphus files : eradication and control
  • Sunrise on Homogena : a new planetary paradigm.
A thoughtful, accessible look at the rapidly growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges From an award-winning adventure and science journalist comes an eye-opening exploration of a burgeoning environmental phenomenon and the science coalescing around it. Leslie Anthony leads readers on adventures physical and philosophical as he explores how and why invasive species are hijacking ecosystems around the globe. Weaving science, travel, history, and humor with diverse examples to chart and describe the phases of species invasion and human response, Anthony introduces field researchers and managers who seek to understand the biological, social, and economic aspects of this complex issue, and whose work collectively suggests the emergence of a global shadow economy centered on invasives. With tales of pythons in the Everglades, Asian carp and lamprey in the Great Lakes, Japanese knotweed seemingly everywhere, and the invasive organisms we don't see-pathogens and microbes such as the Zika virus-this book rivets attention on a new ecological reality.
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  • Section I: Evolution and adaptationsChapter 1. Evolution reshaped life for the water column: the skeleton of the Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica (Boulenger 1902)Olga Voskoboinikova, H. William Detrich III, R. Craig Albertson, John H. Postlethwait, Laura Ghigliotti, Eva Pisano Chapter 2. Coping with ice: Freeze avoidance in the Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) from egg to adultClive Evans, Art DeVries Chapter 3. The unique haemoglobin system of migratory Pleuragramma antarctica: correlation of haematological and biochemical adaptations with mode of lifeGuido di Prisco, Cinzia Verde Chapter 4. Pro-oxidant challenges and antioxidant adaptation of Pleuragramma antarctica in platelet iceMaura Benedetti, Maria Elisa Giuliani, Francesco Regoli Section II: Ecology and life historyChapter 5. Diet and trophic ecology of adult Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica)Matthew H. Pinkerton Chapter 6. Trophic ecology of early developmental stages of Antarctic silverfishEric Tavernier and Carolina Giraldo Chapter 7. The role of lipids in the life history of the Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarcticaWilhelm Hagen and Gerhard Kattner Chapter 8. Energetics of the Antarctic silverfish, Pleuragramma antarctica, from the Western Antarctic PeninsulaEloy Martinez, Joseph J Torres Chapter 9. Reproductive strategies of the Antarctic silverfish: known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknownsLaura Ghigliotti, Volodymyr Herasymchuk, Karl-Herman Kock, Marino Vacchi Chapter 10. Population structure and life history connectivity of Antarctic silverfish (Pleuragramma antarctica) in the Southern Ocean ecosystemJulian Ashford, Lorenzo Zane, Joseph Torres, Mario La Mesa, Alexander Simms Section III: Challenges and conservation perspectivesChapter 11. Acoustic methods of monitoring silverfish distribution and abundanceRichard L. O'Driscoll, Iole Leonori, Andrea De Felice, and Gavin J. Macaulay Chapter 12. Impact of climate change on the Antarctic silverfish and its consequences for the Antarctic ecosystemKatja Mintenbeck and Joseph J Torres Chapter 13. Conservation and management of the Antarctic silverfish Pleuragramma antarctica populations and habitatsPhilippe Koubbi, Grant Susie, David Ramm, Marino Vacchi, Laura Ghigliotti, Eva Pisano.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319558912 20170717
This book encompasses the body of available scientific information on the notothenioid fish Pleuragramma antarctica commonly known as Antarctic silverfish. This plankton-feeder of the intermediate trophic level is the most abundant fish in the coastal regions of high Antarctica, and plays a pivotal ecological role as the main prey of top predators like seals, penguins, whales and Antarctic toothfish. Broad circum-polar distribution, a key role in the Antarctic shelf pelagic ecosystem, and adaptations makes understanding the species' likely response to environmental change relevant to foresee the potential responses at the local ecosystem level. Additionally, a detailed understanding of the abundance and trophic interactions of such a dominant keystone species is a vital element of informing the development of marine spatial planning and marine protected areas in the Antarctic continental shelf region. Experts in the field provide here unique insights into the evolutionary adaptation, eco-physiology, trophic ecology, reproductive and population ecology of the Antarctic silverfish and provide new clues about its vulnerability in facing the challenges of the ongoing environmental changes.
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  • Contents Introduction to the Application of Palaeoecological Techniques in Estuaries
  • Part I. Estuaries and their Management.- Estuary Form and Function: Implications for Palaeoecological Studies
  • Geology and Sedimentary History of Modern Estuaries
  • Palaeoecological Evidence for Variability and Change in Estuaries: Insights for Management
  • Part II. Coring and Dating of Estuarine Sediments. Sediment Sampling in Estuaries ? Site Selection and Sampling Techniques
  • Some Practical Considerations Regarding the Application of 210Pb and 137Cs Dating to Estuarine Sediments
  • Radiocarbon Dating in Estuarine Environments
  • Part III. Techniques for Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions in Estuaries. Lipid Biomarkers as Organic Geochemical Proxies for the Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Estuarine Environments
  • C/N ratios and Carbon Isotope Composition of Organic Matter in Estuarine Environments
  • Physical and Chemical Factors to Consider when Studying Historical Contamination and Pollution in Estuaries
  • Diatoms as Indicators of Environmental Change in Estuaries
  • Dinoflagellate Cysts as Proxies for Holocene Environmental Change in Estuaries: Diversity, Abundance and Morphology
  • Applications of Foraminifera, Testate Amoebae and Tintinnids in Estuarine Palaeoecology
  • Ostracods as Recorders of Palaeoenvironmental Change in Estuaries
  • Application of Molluscan Analyses to the Reconstruction of Past Environmental Conditions in Estuaries
  • Corals in Estuarine Environments: Their Response to Environmental Changes and Application in Reconstructing Past Environmental Variability
  • Inferring Environmental Change in Estuaries from Plant Macrofossils
  • Applications of Pollen Analysis in Estuarine Systems
  • Part IV. Case Studies. Palaeo-Environmental Approaches to Reconstructing Sea Level Changes in Estuaries
  • Paleoecology Studies in Chesapeake Bay: A Model System for Understanding Interactions between Climate, Anthropogenic Activities and the Environment
  • Paleosalinity Changes in the Rio de la Plata Estuary and on the Adjacent Uruguayan Continental Shelf over the Past 1,200 Years: An Approach Using Diatoms as a Proxy
  • Application of Paleoecology to Ecosystem Restoration: A Case Study from South Florida's Estuaries
  • Paleolimnological History of The Coorong: Identifying the Natural Ecological Character of a Ramsar Wetland in Crisis
  • Palaeoenvironmental History of the Baltic Sea : One of the Largest Brackish-water Ecosystems in the World .
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  • Volume 1. Ghosts. Introduction : haunted landscapes of the Anthropocene / Elaine Gan, Nils Bubandt, Anna Tsing, and Heather Swanson
  • A garden or a grave? : the canyonic landscape of the Tijuana-San Diego region / Lesley Stern
  • Marie Curie's fingerprint : nuclear spelunking in the Chernobyl zone / Kate Brown
  • Shimmer : when all you love is being trashed / Deborah Bird Rose
  • Future megafaunas : a historical perspective on the scope for a wilder Anthropocene / Jens-Christian Svenning
  • Ladders, trees, complexity, and other metaphors in evolutionary thinking / Andreas Hejnol
  • No small matter : mushroom clouds, ecologies of nothingness, and strange topologies of spacetimemattering / Karen Barad
  • Haunted geologies : spirits, stones, and the necropolitics of the Anthropocene / Nils Bubandt
  • Ghostly forms and forest histories / Andrew S. Mathews
  • Establishing new worlds : the lichens of Petersham / Anne Pringle
  • Coda : concept and chronotope / Mary Louise Pratt.
  • Volume 2. Monsters. Introduction : bodies tumbled into bodies / Heather Swanson, Anna Tsing, Nils Bubandt, and Elaine Gan
  • Deep in admiration / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Symbiogenesis, sympoiesis, and art Science activisms for staying with the trouble / Donna Haraway
  • Noticing microbial worlds : the postmodern synthesis in biology / Margaret McFall-Ngai
  • Holobiont by birth : multilineage individuals as the concretion of cooperative processes / Scott F. Gilbert
  • Wolf, or, Homo homini lpus / Carla Freccero
  • Unruly appetites : salmon domestication "all the way down" / Marianne Elisabeth Lien
  • Without planning : the evolution of collective behavior in ant colonies / Deborah M. Gordon
  • Synchronies at risk : the Intertwined lives of horseshoe crabs and red knot birds / Peter Funch
  • Remembering in our amnesia, seeing in our blindness / Ingrid M. Parker
  • Coda : beautiful monsters : terra in the Cyanocene / Dorion Sagan.
Living on a damaged planet challenges who we are and where we live. This timely anthology calls on twenty eminent humanists and scientists to revitalize curiosity, observation, and transdisciplinary conversation about life on earth. As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent arts of living.Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publications two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste-in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch. Contributors: Karen Barad, U of California, Santa Cruz; Kate Brown, U of Maryland, Baltimore; Carla Freccero, U of California, Santa Cruz; Peter Funch, Aarhus U; Scott F. Gilbert, Swarthmore College; Deborah M. Gordon, Stanford U; Donna J. Haraway, U of California, Santa Cruz; Andreas Hejnol, U of Bergen, Norway; Ursula K. Le Guin; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, U of Oslo; Andrew Mathews, U of California, Santa Cruz; Margaret McFall-Ngai, U of Hawaii, Manoa; Ingrid M. Parker, U of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Louise Pratt, NYU; Anne Pringle, U of Wisconsin, Madison; Deborah Bird Rose, U of New South Wales, Sydney; Dorion Sagan; Lesley Stern, U of California, San Diego; Jens-Christian Svenning, Aarhus U.
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