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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 2 - Amphibians (Hardcover, 2nd edition): David O. Norris, Kristin H. Lopez Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 2 - Amphibians (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David O. Norris, Kristin H. Lopez
R1,982 Discovery Miles 19 820 Within 7 - 11 working days

This series of volumes represents a comprehensive and integrated treatment of reproduction in vertebrates from fishes of all sorts through mammals. It is designed to provide a readable, coordinated description of reproductive basics in each group of vertebrates as well as an introduction to the latest trends in reproductive research and our understanding of reproductive events. Whereas each chapter and each volume is intended to stand alone as a review of that topic or vertebrate group, respectively, the volumes are prepared so as to provide a thorough topical treatment across the vertebrates. Terminology has been standardized across the volumes to reduce confusion where multiple names exist in the literature, and a comprehensive glossary of these terms and their alternative names is provided.
*A complete, essential and up to date reference for research scientists working on vertebrate hormones and reproduction - and on animlals as models in human reproductive research.
*Covers the endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behaviour and anatomy of vertebrate reproduction.
*Structured coverage of the major themes for all five vertebrate groups allows a consistent treatment for all.
*Special chapters elaborate on features specific to individual vertebrate groups and to comparative aspects, similarities and differences between them.

Great White Sharks - The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias (Paperback, New edition): A. Peter Klimley, David G Ainley Great White Sharks - The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias (Paperback, New edition)
A. Peter Klimley, David G Ainley
R1,543 Discovery Miles 15 430 Within 7 - 11 working days

The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is a marquee predator made famous by movie and myth. This text brings together the real evidence of both ecology and behaviour of these animals. This international team of separates fact from fiction and establishes a baseline from which additional research of great white sharks and sharks in general might proceed. The chapters are divided into sections on the geographic distribution, evolutionary history, behaviour with particular emphasis on the predatory relationship to seals and sea lions, movements and abundance of the species, and its interactions with man. Many of the scientific contributions resulted from the 1993 symposium in Bodega Bay, California, that attracted more than 80 specialists from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen
R2,366 Discovery Miles 23 660 Within 7 - 11 working days

This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors - all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited 2e remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals.
* More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more
* Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals
* New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles
FROM THE FIRST EDITION
This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries."
- Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE
..".establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration"
- Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE"

Speciation and Biogeography of Birds (Hardcover, New): Ian Newton Speciation and Biogeography of Birds (Hardcover, New)
Ian Newton
R2,712 Discovery Miles 27 120 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book should be of value to anyone interested in bird evolution and taxonomy, biogeography, distributional history, dispersal and migration patterns. It provides an up-to-date synthesis of current knowledge on species formation, and the factors influencing current distribution patterns. It draws heavily on new information on Earth history, including past glacial and other climatic changes, on new developments in molecular biology and palaeontology, and on recent studies of bird distribution and migration patterns, to produce a coherent account of the factors that have influenced bird species diversity and distribution patterns worldwide.
Received the Best Bird Book of the Year award for 2004 from British Birds magazine.
* Winner of the British Birds/British Trust for Ornithology, Bird Book of the Year 2004
* The first book to deal comprehensively with bird speciation and biogeography
* Up-to-date synthesis of new information
* Clearly written
* No previous book covers the same ground
* Many maps and diagrams
* Makes difficult and widely scattered information accessible and easily understood
* A sound base for future research
* Takes full account of recent developments in molecular biology

Wolves of the World - Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (Hardcover): Fred H. Harrington, Paul C. Paquet Wolves of the World - Perspectives of Behavior, Ecology and Conservation (Hardcover)
Fred H. Harrington, Paul C. Paquet
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Within 7 - 15 working days

Since the early 1940s, North America has been the focus of studies of free-ranging wolves. Much of Canada and most of Alaska support numerous, viable and sometimes thriving wolf populations. This comprehensive text considers the behavior and ecology of wild wolves in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Israel, and Iran. It also discusses wolf behavior in captivity and methods of conservation. This book and others in the Animal Science series have been used as textbooks in classrooms across the world.

Plant Tissue Culture - Techniques and Experiments (Paperback, 3rd edition): Roberta H. Smith Plant Tissue Culture - Techniques and Experiments (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Roberta H. Smith
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Plant Tissue Culture, " Third Edition builds on the classroom tested, audience proven manual that has guided users through successful plant culturing A.tumefaciens mediated transformation, infusion technology, the latest information on media components and preparation, and regeneration and morphogenesis along with new exercises and diagrams provide current information and examples.

The included experiments demonstrate major concepts and can be conducted with a variety of plant material that are readily available throughout the year. This book provides a diverse learning experience and is appropriate for both university students and plant scientists.
Provides new exercises demonstrating tobacco leaf infiltration to observe transient expression of proteins and subcellular location of the protein, and information on development of a customized protocol for protoplast isolation for other experimental systems

Includes detailed drawings that complement both introductions and experiments

Guides reader from lab setup to supplies, stock solution and media preparation, explant selection and disinfestations, and experimental observations and measurement

Provides the latest techniques and media information, including A. tumefaciens mediated transformation and infusion technology

Fully updated literature

Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Hardcover, New): David O. Norris, Kristin H. Lopez Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Hardcover, New)
David O. Norris, Kristin H. Lopez
R8,138 Discovery Miles 81 380 Within 8 - 15 working days

This series of volumes represents a comprehensive and integrated treatment of reproduction in vertebrates from fishes of all sorts through mammals. It is designed to provide a readable, coordinated description of reproductive basics in each group of vertebrates as well as an introduction to the latest trends in reproductive research and our understanding of reproductive events. Whereas each chapter and each volume is intended to stand alone as a review of that topic or vertebrate group, respectively, the volumes are prepared so as to provide a thorough topical treatment across the vertebrates. Terminology has been standardized across the volumes to reduce confusion where multiple names exist in the literature, and a comprehensive glossary of these terms and their alternative names is provided.
About the Editors
Dr. David O. Norris is a Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Richard E. Jones is Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado. The editors have collectively studied endocrinology and reproduction of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles for more then 70 years. They previously edited "Hormones and Reproduction in Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles" (1987). This series represents a revision of that offering and is expanded to include birds and mammals. Additionally, Dr. Norris is the author of the textbook "Vertebrate Endocrinology" (2007, 4th edition) and Dr. Jones is co-author of the textbook "Human Reproductive Biology" (2006, 3rd edition).
*A complete, essential and up to date reference for research scientists working on vertebrate hormones and reproduction - and on animlals as models in human reproductive research.
*Covers the endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behaviour and anatomy of vertebrate reproduction.
*Structured coverage of the major themes for all five vertebrate groups allows a consistent treatment for all.
*Special chapters elaborate on features specific to individual vertebrate groups and to comparative aspects, similarities and differences between them.

Birds and Climate Change (Paperback): Anders Moller Birds and Climate Change (Paperback)
Anders Moller
R1,591 Discovery Miles 15 910 Within 7 - 15 working days

Temperature and other climate variables are currently changing at a dramatic rate. Birds are excellent model organisms, with a very active metabolism, they are highly sensitive to environmental changes and as highly mobile creatures they are also extremely reactive. This book discusses our current knowledge of observed changes and provides guidelines for studies in the years to come so we can document and understand how patterns of changing weather conditions may affect birds. The various chapters are written by leading experts in these fields and enlighten a broad range of aspects in bird ecology.
* Provides reviews of long-term datasets
* Incorporates meta-analyses of studies about climate change effects on birds
* Includes guidelines and suggestions for further studies

Chaos in Ecology, Volume 1 - Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics (Hardcover): J.M. Cushing, Robert F Costantino, Brian Dennis,... Chaos in Ecology, Volume 1 - Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics (Hardcover)
J.M. Cushing, Robert F Costantino, Brian Dennis, Robert A. Desharnais, Shandelle Marie Henson
R2,591 Discovery Miles 25 910 Within 7 - 15 working days

It is impossible to predict the exact behavior of all biological systems and how these same systems are exemplified by patterns of complexity and regularity. Decades of research in ecology have documented how these sorts of patterns are the consequences of deceptively simple rules that determine the nature of the patterns created. Chaos in Ecology will explain how simple beginnings result in complicated results.
Chaos in Ecology is the inaugural volume of Theoretical Ecology Series. The authors of this volume have employed data from a proven model system in population dynamics. As a result, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in the ecology of populations.
It is impossible to predict the exact behavior of almost all biological systems and yet these same systems are exemplified by patterns of complexity and regularity. Decades of research in ecology have documented that these sorts of patterns are the consequence of deceptively simple rules that determine the nature of the patterns created. In essence, simple beginnings result in complicated results.
This realization is captured in the mathematical notion of "chaos" and is rendered intuitive by the oft-repeated metaphor: "A butterfly beats its wings in China and causing a thunderstorm in the Midwest." Thus, seemingly trivial initial conditions (e.g. a butterfly in China) cascade through a series of intermediate events to create a significant large-scale event (e.g. a thunderstorm).
Chaos in Ecology is the inaugural volume of Theoretical Ecology Series. The authors of this volume have employed data from a proven model system in population dynamics. As a result, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in the ecology of populations.

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds (Paperback): Bridget J.M. Stutchbury, Eugene S Morton Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds (Paperback)
Bridget J.M. Stutchbury, Eugene S Morton
R1,678 Discovery Miles 16 780 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book examines behavioral adaptations of tropical birds in timing of breeding, life history traits, mating systems and parental care, territoriality, communication, and biotic interactions, and emphasizes the many gaps in our knowledge of tropical birds. We urge students and researchers in temperate and tropical regions alike to realize the potential they have for improving our knowledge of avian adaptations far beyond what is currently accepted as gospel. Time is running out.

Monitoring Vertebrate Populations (Hardcover): William L Thompson, Gary C. White, Charles Gowan Monitoring Vertebrate Populations (Hardcover)
William L Thompson, Gary C. White, Charles Gowan
R2,844 Discovery Miles 28 440 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is written to serve as a general reference for biologists and resource managers with relatively little statistical training. It focuses on both basic concepts and practical applications to provide professionals with the tools needed to assess monitoring methods that can detect trends in populations. It combines classical finite population sampling designs with population enumeration procedures in a unified approach for obtaining abundance estimates for species of interest. The statistical information is presented in practical, easy-to-understand terminology.
Key Features
* Presented in practical, easy-to-understand terminology
* Serves as a general reference for biologists and resource managers
* Provides the tools needed to detect trends in populations
* Introduces a unified approach for obtaining abundance estimates

Marine Mammals and Noise (Paperback, New edition): W. John Richardson, Charles R. Greene Jr., Charles I. Malme, Denis H. Thomson Marine Mammals and Noise (Paperback, New edition)
W. John Richardson, Charles R. Greene Jr., Charles I. Malme, Denis H. Thomson
R2,033 Discovery Miles 20 330 Within 7 - 15 working days

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined.
An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.

Plant Resource Allocation (Hardcover): Fakhri A. Bazzaz, John Grace Plant Resource Allocation (Hardcover)
Fakhri A. Bazzaz, John Grace; Volume editing by Fakhri A. Bazzaz, John Grace
R4,455 Discovery Miles 44 550 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book is an exploration of the latest insights into the theory and functioning of plant resource allocation. An international team of physiological ecologists has prepared chapters devoted to the fundamental topics of resource allocation.
Key Features
* Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of resource allocation in plants
* All contributors are leaders in their respective fields

Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics (Hardcover): David P. Mindell Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics (Hardcover)
David P. Mindell
R3,965 Discovery Miles 39 650 Within 7 - 15 working days

The use of DNA and other biological macromolecules has revolutionized systematic studies of evolutionary history. Methods that use sequences of nucleotides and amino acids are now routinely used as data for addressing evolutionary questions that, although not new questions, have defied description and analysis. The world-renowned contributors use these new methods to unravel particular aspects of the evolutionary history of birds. Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics presents an overview of the theory and application of molecular systematics, focusing on the phylogeny and evolutionary biology of birds. New, developing areas in the phylogeny of birds at multiple taxonomic areas are covered, as well as methods of analysis for molecular data, evolutionary genetics within and between bird populations, and the application of molecular-based phylogenies to broader questions of evolution.
Key Features
* Contains authoritative contributions from leading researchers
* Discusses the utility of different molecular markers for questions of avian evolution, involving populations and higher-level taxa
* Applies molecular-based phylogenies of birds and molecular population genetics data to broad questions of organismal and molecular evolution.
* Compares and contrasts molecular and morphological data sets

Amniote Origins - Completing the Transition to Land (Hardcover): Stuart Sumida, Karen L.M. Martin Amniote Origins - Completing the Transition to Land (Hardcover)
Stuart Sumida, Karen L.M. Martin
R4,176 Discovery Miles 41 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

To escape the constraints of water-bound reproduction, the first terrestrial vertebrates evolved a group of membranes that surround and protect developing embryos. The "amnion" is one of these membranes. It surrounds and protects in amniotic fluid, the developing embryos of birds, reptiles and mammals. Terrestrial vertebrates began to diversify and exploit their new habitats when the need to reproduce in water no longer dictated the course of their lives. Occurring in conjunction with this reproductive freedom was the evolution of non-permeable skin (to avoid cutaneous water loss), different less toxic forms of nitrogen waste and more efficient forms of locomotion and feeding. This text gives a detailed treatment of these and other changes that occurred as vertebrates completed the transition from aquatic to terrestrial life. It integrates modern systematic methods with studies of functional and physiological processes, and illustrates how studies of paleobiology can be illuminated by studies of neontology.

Pathogen Indexing Technologies, Volume 23 (Hardcover): J.A. Callow Pathogen Indexing Technologies, Volume 23 (Hardcover)
J.A. Callow; Volume editing by S.H. De Boer, John H. Andrews, Inez C. Tommerup
R4,336 Discovery Miles 43 360 Within 7 - 15 working days

Significant advancements have been made in pathogen detection technologies during the last decade. Indexing of plants and plant parts for the presence of specific pathogens has been most effective in some instances for avoiding and/or controlling disease. The new technologies for detecting low levels of pathogens will increase the value of indexing as a tool for plant disease control. Providing an overview of the status of detection technology, this volume is directed not only to scientists and students interested in detection technology, but also to those interested in formulating and implementing disease control and quarantine regulations. This book provides a conceptual framework which presents the current scientific literature, state-of-the-art assessments, and speculations on future developments and requirements of pathogen indexing methods. Chapters cover the different pathogen groups, review current practices in areas where detection technology has become important, and provide perspectives on how indexing technologies can be applied, how well it has worked, and which problems remain. Statistical treatment of detection limits, sampling strategies, risk assessment, cost, standardization, and quality control are also covered.

Bioavailability of Nutrients for Animals - Amino Acids, Minerals, Vitamins (Hardcover): Clarence B. Ammerman, David P. Baker,... Bioavailability of Nutrients for Animals - Amino Acids, Minerals, Vitamins (Hardcover)
Clarence B. Ammerman, David P. Baker, Austin J. Lewis
R1,532 Discovery Miles 15 320 Within 7 - 15 working days

This practical book provides crucial information necessary to formulate diets with appropriate amounts of amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. The factors that influence how well animals obtain these critical nutrients and methods for determining bioavailability are reviewed in this comprehensive text. In addition, data from both ruminants and nonruminants are included as well as established estimates of bioavailability for particular feed stuffs and feed supplements.

Resource Physiology of Conifers - Acquisition, Allocation, and Utilization (Hardcover): William K. Smith, Thomas M. Hinckley Resource Physiology of Conifers - Acquisition, Allocation, and Utilization (Hardcover)
William K. Smith, Thomas M. Hinckley; Series edited by Jacques Roy
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Within 7 - 15 working days

Coniferous forests are among the most important of ecosystems. These forests are widespread and influence both the financial and biological health of our globe. This text focuses attention on conifers and how these trees acquire, allocate and utilize the resources that sustain this crucial productivity. An international team of experts has surveyed and synthesized the information from an expanding area of inquiry. The first half of the book describes how resources are acquired both by means of photosynthesis and through root systems. The latter half of the volume focuses upon how resources are stored and used. As conifers continue as a resource and ever increasingly important contributor to the regional and global environment sustainability, this book should help establish how much sustainability can be expected and maintained.

Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods (Hardcover): Neil F. Hadley Water Relations of Terrestrial Arthropods (Hardcover)
Neil F. Hadley
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book surveys the ways in which land dwelling arthropods deal with water in terrestrial environments. From scorpion to beetle and spider to hover fly, water is a crucial component of activity. This new synthesis and integration of recent research summarizes the ways water is managed by these diverse terrestrial invertebrates. The mechanisms, processes and structures employed by arthropods represent evolutionary innovations and compromises. Those fascinated by the limitations and opportunities represented by terrestrial lifestyles will want this new book.

Interpreting the Hierarchy of Nature - From Systematic Patterns to Evolutionary Process Theories (Hardcover): Lance Grande,... Interpreting the Hierarchy of Nature - From Systematic Patterns to Evolutionary Process Theories (Hardcover)
Lance Grande, Olivier Rieppel
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book explores ways in which systematic patterns are used to infer evolutionary processes. Among evolutionary biologists and systematists there is a constant interchange between those that study the process of evolution (e.g., mutation, selection, speciation) and those that study its patterns (e.g., variation, geographic distribution, ontogeny, phylogeny). Because patterns influence the development of theories, and processes yield patterns, it is not always easy to distinguish one from another. This book is dialectic and helps crystallize a continuing debate over the relationship of patterns to process theories.
Key Features
* Contributions by leading systematists, evolutionary biologists, and philosophers
* Illustrates the debate over how and if evolutionary processes can be inferred from systematic patterns
* Illustrates a continuing interplay between systematics and evolutionary theory

The Roles of Amino Acid Chelates in Animal Nutrition (Hardcover, New): H.DeWayne Ashmead The Roles of Amino Acid Chelates in Animal Nutrition (Hardcover, New)
H.DeWayne Ashmead
R1,541 Discovery Miles 15 410 Within 7 - 15 working days

The latest research results on the roles of amino acid chelates in animal nutrition are covered in this book, with careful attention to scientific detail and accuracy. The book presents the work of 42 international contributors; and will interest nutritionists, veterinarians, and all those concerned with animal feeds and feeding programs -- particularly those supplying mineral supplements to the diet in a form which can be absorbed readily and digested properly.

Earth System Responses to Global Change - Contrasts Between North and South America (Hardcover): Harold A. Mooney, Eduardo R.... Earth System Responses to Global Change - Contrasts Between North and South America (Hardcover)
Harold A. Mooney, Eduardo R. Fuentes, Barbara I Kronberg
R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Within 7 - 15 working days

This book examines the differences and similarities in the earth system components - the ocean, atmosphere, and the land - between western portions of the northern and southern Western Hemispheres, past, present, and projected. The book carefully examines the physical and biological patterns and responses of given biomes, or ecological communities in the two regions. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship of physicial and biotic systems to biogeochemistry and the evolving biota patterns of land margins and surfaces. The text concludes with an assessment of the direct impact on humans on these biomes, giving full consideration to the land-use drivers of global change.

* Integrated view of earth system processes on the west coasts of North and South America

Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites - Ecological and Evolutionary Processes (Hardcover, 2nd... Herbivores: Their Interactions with Secondary Plant Metabolites - Ecological and Evolutionary Processes (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Gerald A. Rosenthal, May R. Berenbaum
R5,869 Discovery Miles 58 690 Within 7 - 15 working days

This volume presents the latest research on herbivores, aquatic and terrestrial mammals and insects. The Second Edition, written almost entirely by new authors, effectively complements the initial work. It includes advances in molecular biology and microbiology, ecology, and evolutionary theory that have been achieved since the first edition was published in 1979. The book also incorporates relatively new methodologies in the area of molecular biology, like protein purification and gene cloning. Volume II, Ecological and Evolutionary Processes, also opens up entirely new subjects: The discussions of interactions have expanded to include phenomena at higher trophic levels, such as predation and microbial processing and other environmental influences.
Both this and Volume I, The Chemical Participants, will be of interest to chemists, biochemists, plant and insect ecologists, evolutionary biologists, physiologists, entomologists, and agroecologists interested in both crop and animal science.
Key Features
* Presents coevolution of herbivores and host plants
* Examines resource availability and its effects on secondary metabolism and herbivores
Studies physiology and biochemistry of adaptation to hosts
* Includes tri-trophic interactions involving predators and microbes

Plant Physiology, Volume 21 (Hardcover): J. Sebanek Plant Physiology, Volume 21 (Hardcover)
J. Sebanek
R7,569 Discovery Miles 75 690 Within 7 - 15 working days

The book summarizes present scientific knowledge in plant physiology with regards to plant production. The authors, mainly professors of plant physiology at agricultural universities in Czechoslovakia, present the individual fields of plant physiology with regard to the demands of agricultural practice and education of students and doctorani at these universities.
The first chapters discuss metabolism ie. photosynthesis, respiration, mineral and heterotrophic nutrition, and water regime of plants. What follows is a discussion of the physiology of plant growth, development and movements, and finally resistance of plants against unfavourable abiotic and biotic effects.
The book shows how to increase the yield of crops by manipulating photosynthesis and also studies the possible flow of photosynthetic products to the commercially valuable parts of the biomass. Rational plant production, however, cannot do without knowledge of plant nutrition and water regime as a theoretical basis for fertilization and irrigation. The reader will find this knowledge detailed as well as information about the ecological and physiological principles of the resistance of plants against drought, frost, heat, diseases and other unfavourable effects.

Effects of Resource Distribution on Animal Plant Interactions (Hardcover): Mark D. Hunter, Takayuki Ohgushi, Peter W. Price Effects of Resource Distribution on Animal Plant Interactions (Hardcover)
Mark D. Hunter, Takayuki Ohgushi, Peter W. Price
R1,959 Discovery Miles 19 590 Within 7 - 15 working days

Aimed primarily at advanced graduate students and professional biologists, this book explores the degree to which animal*b1plant interactions are determined by plant and animal variability. Many of the patterns seen in natural communities appear to result from cascading effects up as well as down the trophic system. Variability among primary producers can influence animal and plant population quality and dynamics, community structure, and the evolution of animal*b1plant interations.

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