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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 190 new and published books in the subject of Biodiversity — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Ecological Sustainability for Non-timber Forest Products

    Dynamics and Case Studies of Harvesting

    By Charlie M. Shackleton, Ashok K. Pandey, Tamara Ticktin

    Series: People and Plants International Conservation

    There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem

    Edited by James A. Entry, Andrew D. Gottlieb, Krish Jayachandran, Andrew Ogram

    The first synthesis of current research regarding Everglades microbial community structure and function, this book provides an understanding of the physical and chemical factors affecting the structure of microbial communities, including nutrient effects, sea level rise, and other potential...

    Published March 25th 2015 by CRC Press

  3. Phosphate in Soils

    Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides and Heavy Metals

    Edited by H. Magdi Selim

    Series: Advances in Trace Elements in the Environment

    Edited by One of the Best Specialists in Soil Science Recent studies reveal that Phosphorus (P) in the form of phosphate, a macronutrient essential for plant growth, and crop yields can influence the bioavailability, retention, and mobility of trace elements, metal(loid)s, and radio nuclides in...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by CRC Press

  4. Conservation and Development in Cambodia

    Exploring frontiers of change in nature, state and society

    Edited by Sarah Milne, Sango Mahanty

    Series: Earthscan Conservation and Development

    Written by leading authorities from Australasia, Europe and North America, this book examines the dynamic conflicts and synergies between nature conservation and human development in contemporary Cambodia. After suffering conflict and stagnation in the late twentieth century, Cambodia has...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Unstructured Cellular Automata in Ecohydraulics Modelling

    By Yuqing Lin

    Series: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis Series

    The field of ecohydraulics integrates hydrodynamic and ecodynamic processes. While hydrodynamic processes are usually well described by partial differential equations (PDE’s) based on physical conservation principles, ecosystem dynamics often involve specific interactions at the local scale....

    Published January 24th 2015 by CRC Press

  6. Biopesticides Handbook

    Edited by Leo M.L. Nollet, Hamir Singh Rathore

    The need to feed an ever-growing global population combined with increasing demand for sustainable agricultural practices has generated a significant rise in demand for biopesticides. By responding concurrently to the interests of farming, forestry, and industrial sectors, biopesticides offer a...

    Published January 21st 2015 by CRC Press

  7. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    Published January 18th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration

    Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

    Edited by Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann

    Series: Studies in Avian Biology

    Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability...

    Published January 14th 2015 by CRC Press

  9. Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Impact of Global Changes on Mountains

    Responses and Adaptation

    Edited by Velma I. Grover, Axel Borsdorf, Jürgen Breuste, Prakash Chandra Tiwari, Flavia Witkowski Frangetto

    Mountain regions encompass nearly 24 percent of the total land surface of the earth and are home to approximately 12 percent of the world’s population. Their ecosystems play a critical role in sustaining human life both in the highlands and the lowlands. During recent years, resource use in high...

    Published December 18th 2014 by CRC Press