Monteverde

Titre : Monteverde
Auteur : Nalini M. Nadkarni
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780199770977
Libération : 2000-03-09

Télécharger Lire en ligne



The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve has captured the worldwide attention of biologists, conservationists, and ecologists and has been the setting for extensive investigation over the past 30 years. Roughly 40,000 ecotourists visit the Cloud Forest each year, and it is often considered the archetypal high-altitude rain forest. This volume brings together some of the most prominent researchers of the region to provide a broad introduction to the biology of the Monteverde, and cloud forests in general. Collecting and synthesizing vital information about the ecosystem and its biota, the book also examines the positive and negative effects of human activity on both the forest and the surrounding communities. Ecologists, tropical biologists, and natural historians will find this volume an indispensable resource, as will all those who are fascinated by the magnificent wonders of the tropical forests.

Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology

Titre : Behavioral Ecology and Conservation Biology
Auteur : Tim Caro
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 0195355725
Libération : 1998-08-27

Télécharger Lire en ligne



In just the last few years, behavioral ecologists have begun to address issues in conservation biology. This volume is the first attempt to link these disciplines formally. Here leading researchers explore current topics in conservation biology and discuss how behavioral ecology can contribute to a greater understanding of conservation problems and conservation intervention programs. In each chapter, the authors identify a conservation issue, review the ways it has been addressed, review behavioral ecological data related to it, including their own, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the behavioral ecological approach, and put forward specific conservation recommendations. The chapters juxtapose different studies on a wide variety of taxonomic groups. A number of common themes emerge, including the ways in which animal mating systems affect population persistence, the roles of dispersal and inbreeding avoidance for topics such as reserve design and effective population size, the key role of humans in conservation issues, and the importance of baseline data for conservation monitoring and modeling attempts. Each chapter sheds new light on conservation problems, generates innovative avenues of interdisciplinary research, and shows how conservation-minded behavioral ecologists can apply their expertise to some of the most important questions we face today.

A Primer of Conservation Behavior

Titre : A Primer of Conservation Behavior
Auteur : Daniel T. Blumstein
Éditeur : Macmillan Science
ISBN-13 : 0878934014
Libération : 2010

Télécharger Lire en ligne



This Primer nurtures the development of biologists interested in using animal behavior concepts and tools to solve conservation and wildlife management problems. This is the first practical guide fostering integration and showing how to apply these methodologies to issues that would benefit from an animal behavior perspective.

Earthworm Invasion Patterns Ecological Effects and

Titre : Earthworm Invasion Patterns Ecological Effects and
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 :
Libération :

Télécharger Lire en ligne



A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Earthworm Invasion Patterns Ecological Effects and Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Front Tracking for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

Titre : Front Tracking for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws
Auteur : Helge Holden
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9783642239113
Libération : 2011-10-08

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Hyperbolic conservation laws are central in the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations and in science and technology. The reader is given a self-contained presentation using front tracking, which is also a numerical method. The multidimensional scalar case and the case of systems on the line are treated in detail. A chapter on finite differences is included. From the reviews: "It is already one of the few best digests on this topic. The present book is an excellent compromise between theory and practice. Students will appreciate the lively and accurate style." D. Serre, MathSciNet "I have read the book with great pleasure, and I can recommend it to experts as well as students. It can also be used for reliable and very exciting basis for a one-semester graduate course." S. Noelle, Book review, German Math. Soc. "Making it an ideal first book for the theory of nonlinear partial differential equations...an excellent reference for a graduate course on nonlinear conservation laws." M. Laforest, Comp. Phys. Comm.

An Introduction to Recent Developments in Theory and Numerics for Conservation Laws

Titre : An Introduction to Recent Developments in Theory and Numerics for Conservation Laws
Auteur : Dietmar Kröner
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9783642585357
Libération : 2012-12-06

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Dietmar Kröner A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de An Introduction to Recent Developments in Theory and Numerics for Conservation Laws Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendments for the Northern and Eastern Mojave Planning Area

Titre : California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendments for the Northern and Eastern Mojave Planning Area
Auteur :
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : NWU:35556034495853
Libération : 2002

Télécharger Lire en ligne



A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendments for the Northern and Eastern Mojave Planning Area Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe

Titre : Biodiversity and Conservation in Europe
Auteur : David L. Hawksworth
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 1402068654
Libération : 2007-12-03

Télécharger Lire en ligne



This book brings together a selection of original studies that address biodiversity and conservation in Europe. The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries and discuss diverse organism and habitat types. They collectively provide a snap-shot of the sorts of studies and actions being taken in Europe to address issues in biodiversity and conservation – topical examples that make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.

Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws and the Mathematical Theory of Shock Waves

Titre : Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws and the Mathematical Theory of Shock Waves
Auteur : Peter D. Lax
Éditeur : SIAM
ISBN-13 : 1611970563
Libération : 1973

Télécharger Lire en ligne



This book deals with the mathematical side of the theory of shock waves. The author presents what is known about the existence and uniqueness of generalized solutions of the initial value problem subject to the entropy conditions. The subtle dissipation introduced by the entropy condition is investigated and the slow decay in signal strength it causes is shown.

Monitoring for Conservation and Ecology

Titre : Monitoring for Conservation and Ecology
Auteur : F.B. Goldsmith
Éditeur : Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN-13 : 9789401130868
Libération : 2012-12-06

Télécharger Lire en ligne



Monitoring has become fashionable. Business now talks about monitoring its activities, efficiency, costs and profits. The National Health Service is monitoring general practices and hospitals; it is keen to have more information about efficiency and the duration of stay of patients in different hospitals undergoing different types of treatment. These activities are usually carried out in relation to specific objectives with the aim of making activities more cost effective and competitive. Does the same apply in biology, ecology and nature conservation? Or, are we still enjoying conducting field surveys for the fun of it, at best with rather vague objectives and saying to our colleagues that we do our work because we need to know what is there? This book is an opportunity to consider some of the reasons why monitoring is important, how it differs from survey, how it may be able to answer specific questions and help with site management or problem solving. It will explore some of the taxa that are suitable for recording and how you may actually set about doing it. It is not intended as a catalogue of techniques but we will in each chapter give you sources of material so that with the minimum of effort you will be able to proceed with an efficient, relevant and not too time consuming monitoring programme. Some of the points that you need to consider before starting are also set down in the synthesis at the end of the book.