Описание: This book provides the first synthesis of the remarkable diversity, evolutionary complexity, and conservation importance of the flora and fauna in the Mediterranean region, with emphasis on the three major peninsular refugia. The book highlights biodiversity importance in Southern Europe for European biota conservation, and includes chapters from authorities in phylogeography: John Avise, Remy Petit, Ettore Randi.
Автор: Macdonald, David (Department of Zoology, Universit Название: The New Encyclopedia of Mammals ISBN: 0198508239 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198508236 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 4026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The last decades of the 20th century saw a flowering of knowledge about the behaviour, ecology, and evolution of mammals. This volume should be authoritative enough be used as a serious reference work by professionals, while retaining an accessibility for the general reader
Описание: The aim of this textbook is to provide undergraduate students with an introduction to the basic theoretical models of computability, and to develop some of the model's rich and varied structure. Students who have already some experience with elementary discrete mathematics will find this a well-paced first course, and a number of supplementary chapters introduce more advanced concepts. The first part of the book is devoted to finite automata and their properties. Pushdown automata provide a broader class of models and enable the analysis of context-free languages. In the remaining chapters, Turing machines are introduced and the book culminates in discussions of effective computability, decidability, and GГ¶del's incompleteness theorems. Plenty of exercises are provided, ranging from the easy to the challenging. As a result, this text will make an ideal first course for students of computer science.
Автор: Ceballos, Gerardo Название: Mammals of Mexico ISBN: 1421408430 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781421408439 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 12821 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This unparalleled collection of scientific information on, and photographs of, Mexican wildlife belongs on the shelf of every mammalogist, in public and academic libraries, and in the hands of anyone curious about Mexico and its wildlife.
Описание: Balkan Biodiversity is the first attempt to synthesise our current understanding of biodiversity in the great European hot spot. The conservation of biodiversity is one of todayвЂ™s great ecological challenges but Balkan biodiversity is still poorly understood, in a region with complex physical geography and a long history of political conflict. The Balkans exhibit outstanding levels of endemism, particularly in caves and ancient lakes such as Ohrid; lying at the crossroads of Europe and Asia they are also renowned as a focus of Pleistocene glacial refugia. This volume unites a diverse group of international researchers for the first time. Its interdisciplinary approach gives a broad 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. The book should be read by zoologists, botanists, speleobiologists, palaeoecologists, palaeolimnologists and environmental scientists.
Описание: Reviews the biology of the rabbit as a successful invader and colonizer, summarizing long-term scientific studies and the history of efforts to control it in Britain, continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The rabbit is often at the centre of ecological controversy.
Автор: Guido van den Thillart; Sylvie Dufour; J. Cliff Ra Название: Spawning Migration of the European Eel ISBN: 1402090943 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781402090943 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 21485 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The European eel Anguilla anguilla is a common fish species in West European countries supporting several thousands of small-scale fisheries. In June 2007, it has been listed in Annex B of CITES after the 99% decline in recruitment. This book discusses the factors that may contribute to the collapse of the European eel population.
Описание: This book is the first to explore the diversity of management objectives and the different approaches to wildlife management of large ungulates in a wide range of different European countries. Specialist authors from each country present an analysis of the species present, numerical status and distribution of different ungulates which occur in their particular country and consider issues which must be addressed by management (whether management for conservation, for control of damaging impacts or for exploitation). Management systems are described (and both legislative and administrative structures) together with an evaluation of how effective current management practices may be in addressing problems identified - or the extent to which they may contribute to those problems. The book is aimed primarily at those who may be actively involved in research into improving methods of wildlife management; practising wildlife managers and game-keepers; policy makers in local regional or national administrations, responsible for formulating policies.
Описание: The book aims at synthesizing our current knowledge of Acipenser sturio and its management. This species, one of the most widespread sturgeon species all over Western Europe ranging from the Black Sea to the Baltic, is now on the verge of extinction. Major aspects of its biology and management, including mismanagement, are provided in a historic perspective. Similarly, the changes in the restoration programs (in situ and ex situ) initiated in France and Germany are presented. As the species occurred in sympatry with Acipenser oxyrinchus in Germany and Poland and very recently in France as well, a brief outlook on restoration-management programs of A. oxyrinchus are also provided for both North America and Northern European countries, namely Germany and Poland. As conservation-restoration actions go beyond scientific issues, non-governmental stakeholders and marine professional fishermen’s organizations have also been asked to contribute, and the key role of a French-German cooperation plan is underlined. A part of the book is devoted to perspectives. Illustrations of the European sturgeon, mainly in photographs, but also in stamps and paintings, are presented.
Автор: Vazquez F. Javier Sanchez Название: Biology of European Seabass ISBN: 1466599456 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781466599451 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 15015 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Biology of European Seabasspresents up-to-date reviews on key topics of seabass biology, written by leading scientific experts with extensive knowledge of seabass as well as their respective field of expertise. The book covers the biology and ecology of the different sea basses and the latest findings in molecular biology, physiology, and behavior of this species. Ranging from larval development to nutrition to pathology and immune system, the chapters cover a broad spectrum. The final chapter deals with novel tools such as transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. The social and commercial impact (fisheries and aquaculture) of seabass is also assessed.
The bibliography provides information about the presence and distribution of plants and animals in cities throughout Europe. It will be of considerable interest to and should be used by a wide range of people including academics, researchers, librarians, school teachers, and people with a general interest in the natural history of cities. The bibliography is an important tool for the professions involved in the planning, design and management of high quality urban developments, including biologists, architects, urban designers, planners, consultants, medics., sociologists, engineers, politicians, landscape architects, building surveyors, agronomists and landscape managers.
Автор: Barrett Название: Landscape Ecology of Small Mammals ISBN: 0387986464 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387986463 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 19532 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Describes and analyzes the well-known case studies and provides insights into how landscape patterns and processes have had an impact on small mammals and how small mammals have, in turn, affected landscape structure and composition.
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