Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology, Three-Volume Set book cover

Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology, Three-Volume Set

In today's world, knowledge about the environment and our relationship with it is extremely crucial. Academic Press proudly presents the Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology, a much-needed reference with detailed information on the environmental issues affecting you. Written for law offices, environmental groups, city planners, and government officials, these three volumes contain 150 expressly prepared articles exploring the impact of global change on plants, animals, and habitats. The Encyclopedia examines the causes and the cures of environmental degradation in an easy-to-use, comprehensive format.

Audience
Law offices; environmental action groups; city planning and government offices.

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Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-226730-7

Reviews

  • authors and editor have succeeded in making the material accessible to the nonspecialist reader. The writing is generally clear and to the point and each article is followed by a glossary to assist those unfamiliar with the topic as well as by a short bibliography. The encyclopaedia should be helpful to government officials and lawyers."
    --NATUREA


    "Sterling effort worth a place on any library shelf, not least for its combination of academic rigour and environmental relevance... The greatest strength of these columns is the rigour of their editing."
    --BBC WILDLIFE
    "This encyclopedia will be a useful resource for any academic library."
    --JOURNAL OF PESTICIDE REFORM
    "The quality of scholarship is very high and all articles contain current bibliographies... For...professionals in environmentally related fields, the encyclopedia is very thorough and needed. An excellent specialized encyclopedia, useful for all college libraries and for professionals."
    --CHOICE
    "The set fills a void in reference collections in the area of environmental biology...The entries are readable and easy to understand without being too simplified, making the set appropriate for public, high school, and academic libraries...highly recommended."
    --ARBA

Contents

  • LIST of ARTICLES: Acid Rain. Agriculture and Grazing on Arids Lands. Agroecology. Air Pollution and Forests. Antarctic Marine Food Webs. Aquatic Weeds. Arboreta. Artificial Habitats for Fish. Aspects of the Environmental Chemistry of Elements. Atmosphere-Terrestial Ecosystem Modeling. Atmospheric Ozone and the Biological Impact of Solar Ultraviolet Radiation. Bioregradation of Pollutants. Biodiversity. Biodiversity, Processes of Loss. Biodiversity, Economic Appraisal. Biodiversity, Values and Uses. Biogeochemical Cycles. Biogeochemistry. Biological Communities of Tropical Oceans. Biological Control. Biological Engineering for Sustainable Biomass Production. Biomass Burning. Biosphere Reserves. Bird Communities. Bog Ecology. Captive Breeding and Management of Endangered Species. Community Based Management of Common Property Resources. Conservation Agreements, International. Conservation Programs for Endangered Plant Species. Continental Shelf Ecosystems. Controlled Ecologies. Coral Reef Ecosystems. Deciduous Forests. Deforestation. Desertification: Causes and Processes. Deserts. Deserts, Australian. Diversity Crises in the Geologic Past. Duties to Endangered Species. Ecological Energetics of Ecosystems. Ecological Energetics of Terrestrial Vertebrates. Ecological Restoration. Ecology and Genetics of Virulence and Resistance. Ecology of Mutualism. Ecology of Size, Shape, And Age Structure in Animals. Ecology, Aggregate Variables. Ecophysiology. Ecosystem Integrity. Impact of Traditional Peoples. Ecotoxicology. Environmental Radioactivity and Radiation. Environmental Stress and Evolution. Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Concepts in Ecological Models. Eutrophication. Everglades, Human Transformations of a Dynamic Ecosystem. Evolution and Extinction. Evolutionary History of Biodiversity. Evolutionary Taxonomy Versus Cladism. Farming, Dry Land. Fire Ecology.Fish Conservation. Fish Ecology. Foraging Strategies. Foraging By Ungulate Herbivores. Forest Canopies. Forest Clear-Cutting, Soil Response. Forest Genetics. Forest Hydrology. Forest Insect Control. Forest Pathology. Forest Stand Regeneration, Natural and Artificial. Forests, Competition and Succession. Galapagos Islands. Gene Banks. Germplasm Conservation. Global Anthropogenic Influences. Global Carbon Cycle. Grassland Ecology. Great Plains, Climate Variability. Greenhouse Gases in the Earth's Atmosphere. Hydrologic Needs of Wetland Animals. Industrial Development, Arctic. Insect Demography. Insect Interactions with Trees. Intertidal Ecology. Introduced Species. Introduced Species, Zebra Mussels in North America. Invertebrates, Freshwater. Island Biogeography, Theory and Applications. Keystone Species. Krill, Antarctic. Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone. Landscape Ecology. Life Histories. Limnology, Inland Aquatic Ecosystems. Mammalian Reproductive Strategies, Biology of Infanticide. Management of Large Marine Ecosystems. Marine Biology, Human Impacts. Marine Biology, Human Impacts. Marine Microbial Ecology. Marine Productivity. Mass Extinction, Biotic and Abiotic. Modeling Forest Growth. Molecular Evolution. Nature Preserves. Nitrogen Cycle Interactions with Global Change Porcesses. Nitrous Oxide Budget. Northern Polar Ecosystems. Nutrient Cycling in Forests. Nutrient Cycling in Tropical Forests. Ocean Ecology. Packrat Middens, Archives of Desert Biotic History. Paleolimnology. Parasitism, Ecology. Park and Wilderness Management, Physiological Ecology of Forest Stands. Plant Conservation. Plant Ecophysiology. Plant Sources of Natural Drugs and Compounds. Plant-Animal Interactions. Plant and High CO2. Pollution Impacts on Marine Biology. Pollution of Urban Wet Weather Discharge. Population Regulation. Population Viability Analysis. Range Ecology and Grazing. Restoration Ecology. Rhizosphere Ecophysiology. River Ecology. Sahara. Sahel, West Africa. Seed Banks. Seed Dispersal, Germination and Flowering Strategies of Desert Plants. Sex Ratio. Shifting Cultivation. Soil Ecosystems. Soil Management in the Tropics. Speciation. Speciation and Adaptive Radiation. Species Diversity. Terrestrial Halophytes. Territoriality. Traditional Conservation Practices. Tragedy of the Commons. Tundra, Arctic and Sub-Arctic. Virgin Forests and Endangered Species, Northern Spotted Owl and Mt. Graham Red Sqirrel. Wastewater Treatment Biology. Wastewater Treatment for Inorganics. Water Quality Improvement Functions of Wetlands. Wetland Restoration and Creation. Wetlands Ecology. Wild Crops. Wildlife Management. Wildlife Radiotelemetry. Zoological Parks. Subject Index. Author Index.

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