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Paleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island
  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 August 2020
  • ISBN : 0128227478
  • Pages : 298 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, it attempts to match paleoecological evidence with the results of other disciplines creating a multidisciplinary framework. This approach to the field is ideal for researchers, university professors and graduate students in a varied range of disciplines and subdisciplines, including ecology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, biogeography, sedimentology, and paleontology. Users will find synthesized information on Easter Island from the last millennia that will help pave the way towards an integrated interdisciplinary vision of the island’s environmental-ecological-cultural system as a complex functional unit. Human and environmental deterministic views are avoided and the Easter Island enigmas are analyzed under a holistic perspective of continuous feedbacks and synergies among the different components of the system. Provides the first synthesis of the available paleoecological knowledge on Easter Island Furnishes clues on how to integrate paleoecological information with evidence from other disciplines Addresses the complexity of the environmental-ecological-cultural system by analyzing the interactions (feedbacks and synergies) among its components


Paleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleoecological Research on Easter Island
  • Author : Valentí Rull
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 August 2020
GET THIS BOOKPaleoecological Research on Easter Island

Paleocological Research on Easter Island: Insights on Settlement, Climate Changes, Deforestation and Cultural Shifts examines the area’s climatic and ecological history, a topic not usually addressed in other literature. The book provides a thorough and synthetic account of all paleoecological works developed to date, including the latest discoveries. Finally, it attempts to match paleoecological evidence with the results of other disciplines creating a multidisciplinary framework. This approach to the field is ideal for researchers, university professors and graduate students


Paleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change

Paleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Santiago Giralt
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 04 September 2018
GET THIS BOOKPaleoecology of Easter Island: Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecological Change

After more than three decades of paleoecological research, the potential role of climatic and anthropogenic drivers on Easter Island's ecological and cultural change is still under discussion. This eBook aims to provide a synthetic view of the topic using evidence from different research fields such as paleoecology, archaeology, history and molecular phylogenetics. A holistic approach is provided to combine the results of these research fields into a comprehensive framework able to account for most of the available multidisciplinary evidence. This


Easter Island

Easter Island
  • Author : John Loret,John T. Tanacredi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Easter Island, a World Heritage Site is still, after over 50 years since Thor Heyerdahl's work on the island, a fascinating area to explore and learn about a culture that has only remnants remaining, while documenting a marine ecology still mostly unknown. Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm presents the research results from three years of interdisciplinary expeditions to Easter Island. The primary objectives were to investigate the effects of human population growth on the ecology


Collapse

Collapse
  • Author : Jared Diamond
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 21 March 2013
GET THIS BOOKCollapse

From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of


Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography
  • Author : Valenti Rull
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 06 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKQuaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography is an introduction on the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by a renowned ecologist with paleoecological expertise, the book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. The book offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological


Biodiversity of Pantepui

Biodiversity of Pantepui
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Teresa Vegas-Vilarrúbia,Otto Huber,Celsa Señaris
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKBiodiversity of Pantepui

Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine "Lost World" of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the biota, origin, and evolution of the Pantepui biogeographical province. It synthesizes historical information and recent discoveries, covering the main biogeographic patterns, evolutionary trends, and conservational efforts. Written by international experts on the biodiversity of this pristine land, this book explores what makes Pantepui a unique natural laboratory to study the origin and evolution of Neotropical biodiversity under the influence


Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes

Neotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Ana Carolina Carnaval
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 30 March 2020
GET THIS BOOKNeotropical Diversification: Patterns and Processes

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the patterns of biodiversity in various neotropical ecosystems, as well as a discussion on their historical biogeographies and underlying diversification processes. All chapters were written by prominent researchers in the fields of tropical biology, molecular ecology, climatology, paleoecology, and geography, producing an outstanding collection of essays, synthetic analyses, and novel investigations that describe and improve our understanding of the biodiversity of this unique region. With chapters on the Amazon and Caribbean forests, the


Assessment and Management of Plant Invasions

Assessment and Management of Plant Invasions
  • Author : James O. Luken,John W. Thieret
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKAssessment and Management of Plant Invasions

Biological invasion of native plant communities is a high-priority problem in the field of environmental management. Resource managers, biologists, and all those involved in plant communities must consider ecological interactions when assessing both the effects of plant invasion and the long-term effects of management. Sections of the book cover human perceptions of invading plants, assessment of ecological interactions, direct management, and regulation and advocacy. It also includes an appendix with descriptive data for many of the worst weeds.


Palynology and Vegetation History

Palynology and Vegetation History
  • Author : Valentí Rull,Encarni Montoya,Thomas Giesecke,Jesse L. Morris
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release : 11 January 2019
GET THIS BOOKPalynology and Vegetation History

This Research Topic commemorates the centenary of the first quantitative pollen diagram by Lennart von Post, the founder of paleoecological palynology. The main aim is to provide a thorough view of the use of palynology in aspects such as the reconstruction of Quaternary vegetation and environmental changes, the role of natural and anthropogenic drivers in the development of the Quaternary vegetation, the shaping of present-day ecological and biogeographical patterns, the potential application of this knowledge in biodiversity conservation and landscape



The Statues that Walked

The Statues that Walked
  • Author : Terry Hunt,Carl Lipo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 21 June 2011
GET THIS BOOKThe Statues that Walked

The monumental statues of Easter Island, both so magisterial and so forlorn, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island’s barren landscape, have been the source of great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans on Easter Sunday 1722. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific islands, have built such monumental works? No such astonishing numbers of massive statues are found



Pollution of Lakes and Rivers

Pollution of Lakes and Rivers
  • Author : John P. Smol
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 March 2009
GET THIS BOOKPollution of Lakes and Rivers

Now in its second edition, Pollution of Lakes and Rivers provides essential insights into present-day water quality problems from an international perspective. Explains simply and effectively how lake sediments can be used to reconstruct pollution history Includes over 200 additional references and a new chapter on recent climatic change and its effects on water quality and quantity Tackles present-day water quality problems from an international perspective Previously published by Hodder Arnold PowerPoint slides of the artwork from the book are available



Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies

Applications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies
  • Author : Kaarina Weckström,Krystyna M. Saunders,Peter A. Gell,C. Gregory Skilbeck
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 February 2017
GET THIS BOOKApplications of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies

The aim of this edited volume is to introduce the scientific community to paleoenvironmental studies of estuaries, to highlight the types of information that can be obtained from such studies, and to promote the use of paleoenvironmental studies in estuarine management. Readers will learn about the the application of different paleoecological approaches used in estuaries that develop our understanding of their response to natural and human influences. Particular attention is given to the essential steps required for undertaking a paleoecological