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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity
  • Author : Andrea Belgrano
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 July 2015
  • ISBN : 012417020X
  • Pages : 312 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate key ideas and an outline of potential future directions and challenges that are expected in this interdisciplinary research field. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in using network approaches to disentangle the relationship between biodiversity, community structure and functioning. Novel methods for model construction are being developed constantly, and modern methods allow for the inclusion of almost any type of explanatory variable that can be correlated either with biodiversity or ecosystem functioning. As a result these models have been widely used in ecology, conservation and eco-evolutionary biology. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable gap on how well these approaches are feasible to understand the mechanisms on how biodiversity constrains the provisioning of ecosystem services. Defines common theoretical grounds in terms of terminology and conceptual issues Connects theory and practice in ecology and eco-evolutionary sciences Provides examples for successful biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service management


Aquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity
  • Author : Andrea Belgrano,Guy Woodward,Ute Jacob
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 25 July 2015
GET THIS BOOKAquatic Functional Biodiversity

Aquatic Functional Biodiversity: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective provides a general conceptual framework by some of the most prominent investigators in the field for how to link eco-evolutionary approaches with functional diversity to understand and conserve the provisioning of ecosystem services in aquatic systems. Rather than producing another methodological book, the editors and authors primarily concentrate on defining common grounds, connecting conceptual frameworks and providing examples by a more detailed discussion of a few empirical studies and projects, which illustrate


Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments
  • Author : Noboru Okuda,Katsutoshi Watanabe,Kayoko Fukumori,Shin-ichi Nakano,Takefumi Nakazawa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKBiodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments

This book presents the latest topics in ecological and evolutionary research on aquatic biodiversity from bacteria to fishes, with special reference to Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in western Japan. With a geological history of 4 million years, Lake Biwa is the third oldest lake in the world. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot, where 1,769 aquatic species including 61 endemics are recorded, providing a rare opportunity to study the evolutionary diversification of aquatic biota and its ecological consequences. The first chapter introduces


Aquatic Biodiversity II

Aquatic Biodiversity II
  • Author : H. Segers,K. Martens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 20 January 2006
GET THIS BOOKAquatic Biodiversity II

Freshwater Biodiversity is a much underestimated component of global biodiversity, both in its diversity and in its potential to act as models for fundamental research in evolutionary biology and ecosystem studies. Freshwater organisms also reflect quality of water bodies and can thus be used to monitor changes in ecosystem health. The present book comprises a unique collection of primary research papers spanning a wide range of topics in aquatic biodiversity studies, and including a first global assessment of specific diversity


Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services
  • Author : Shin-ichi Nakano,Tetsukazu Yahara,Tohru Nakashizuka
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 02 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKAquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

This volume examines the topic of local biodiversity conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, one of the most rapidly changing areas in the world. With a focus on aquatic systems, this book offers insight on the state of local biodiversity, challenges in management and conservation of biodiversity, and newly developed methods for monitoring biodiversity. In addition, because the service provided by an ecosystem for humans is interlinked with conservation, the final part is dedicated to evaluating the socioeconomic aspect of ecosystem


Aquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation

Aquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation
  • Author : Mamta Rawat,Sumit Dookia,Chandrakasan Sivaperuman
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 28 January 2015
GET THIS BOOKAquatic Ecosystem: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation

This book brings together the latest information on the rapid advances and developments in the field of aquatic ecology. India is very rich in terms of biological diversity due to its wide range of habitats and climatic conditions. It is home to as much as 7 per cent of the world’s animal species, although it only accounts for about 2 per cent of the total landmass. The present work on biodiversity, ecology and conservation of aquatic resources represents original research in



Diversity and Eco-Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants

Diversity and Eco-Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants
  • Author : Chunhua Liu,Sidinei Magela Thomaz,ZhongQiang Li,Te CAO,Katya E. Kovalenko
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 16 June 2020
GET THIS BOOKDiversity and Eco-Physiological Responses of Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants refer to a diverse group of aquatic photosynthetic organisms large enough to be seem with the naked eye, and the vegetative parts of which actively grow either permanently or periodically (for at least several weeks each year) submerged below, floating on, or growing up through the water surface. These include aquatic vascular plants, aquatic mosses and some larger algae. Aquatic plants are grouped into life forms, each of which relates differently to limiting factors and has distinct ecological


Biodiversity in Ecosystems

Biodiversity in Ecosystems
  • Author : Juan A. Blanco,Yueh-Hsin Lo,Shovonlal Roy
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 17 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKBiodiversity in Ecosystems

The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas and so on. However, conserving biodiversity has much deeper implications than preserving a few (although important) species. Biodiversity in ecosystems is tightly linked to ecosystem functions such as biomass production, organic matter decomposition, ecosystem resilience, and others. Many of these ecological


Aquatic Biodiversity II

Aquatic Biodiversity II
  • Author : H. Segers,K. Martens
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 July 2005
GET THIS BOOKAquatic Biodiversity II

Water is Life. Freshwater is one of the most valuable commodities on our planet, and this resource should be managed in a sustainable way. Yet, we are less than careful in the way we use water and many of our non-marine, aquatic habitats are threatened by anthropogenic impacts. Eutrophication, for example, could well turn into one of the major social as well as economic problems of the 21st century. Reduction of water quality also has a profound effect on the


Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 14 May 2005
GET THIS BOOKValuing Ecosystem Services

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies


Mexican Aquatic Environments

Mexican Aquatic Environments
  • Author : Ana Laura Ibáñez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKMexican Aquatic Environments

Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, this book highlights current challenges in, and potential solutions to, environmental water management in Mexico. It includes an essential review of current literature and state of the art research, providing a one-stop resource for researchers, graduate students and environmental water managers alike. The result of a cooperation between 35 researchers from seven Mexican academic institutions, two Federal Commissions and one international organization, the book links science to practice for living organisms and their environment, while also addressing


Balkan Biodiversity

Balkan Biodiversity
  • Author : Huw I. Griffiths,Boris Kryštufek,Jane M. Reed
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 19 March 2013
GET THIS BOOKBalkan Biodiversity

This is the first attempt to synthesize current understanding of biodiversity in the great European hot spot. A diverse group of international researchers offers perspective on biodiversity at the level of the gene, species and ecosystem, including contributions on temporal change. Biological groups include plants, mammals, spiders and humans, cave-dwelling organisms, fish, aquatic invertebrates and algae.


Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 June 2015
GET THIS BOOKTrait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function

The theme of this volume is Trait-Based Ecology - From Structure to Function. Advances in Ecological Research is one of the most successful series in the highly competitive field of ecology Each volume publishes topical and important reviews, interpreting ecology as widely as in the past, to include all material that contributes to our understanding of the field Topics in this invaluable series include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology


Water Science, Policy and Management

Water Science, Policy and Management
  • Author : Simon James Dadson,Dustin E. Garrick,Edmund C. Penning-Rowsell,Jim W. Hall,Rob Hope,Jocelyne Hughes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 23 December 2019
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Provides an in-depth look at science, policy and management in the water sector across the globe Sustainable water management is an increasingly complex challenge and policy priority facing global society. This book examines how governments, municipalities, corporations, and individuals find sustainable water management pathways across competing priorities of water for ecosystems, food, energy, economic growth and human consumption. It looks at the current politics and economics behind the management of our freshwater ecosystems and infrastructure and offers insightful essays that


Algae

Algae
  • Author : Nooruddin Thajuddin,Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 29 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKAlgae

Algae - Organisms for Imminent Biotechnology will be useful source of information on basic and applied aspects of algae for post graduate students, researchers, scientists, agriculturists, and decision makers. The book comprises a total of 12 chapters covering various aspects of algae particularly on microalgal biotechnology, bloom dynamics, photobioreactor design and operation of microalgal mass cultivation, algae used as indicator of water quality, microalgal biosensors for ecological monitoring in aquatic environment, carbon capture and storage by microalgae to enhancing CO2 removal,