2014-04-12T07:00:00Z This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world's wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals driv...[Read More]
2015-12-11T08:00:00Z How can we design more sustainable industrial and urban systems that reduce environmental impacts while supporting a high quality of life for everyone? What progress has been made towards reducing resource use and waste, and what are the prospects for more resilient material-efficient economies? What are the environmental and social impacts of global supply chains, ...[Read More]
2018-06-12T07:00:00Z The number of species found at a given point on the planet varies by orders of magnitude, yet large-scale gradients in biodiversity appear to follow some very general patterns. Little mechanistic theory has been formulated to explain the emergence of observed gradients of biodiversity both on land and in the oceans. Based on a comprehensive empirical synthesis of gl...[Read More]
2011-05-04T07:00:00Z The Evolution of the Genome provides a much needed overview of genomic study through clear, detailed, expert-authored discussions of the key areas in genome biology. This includes the evolution of genome size, genomic parasites, gene and ancient genome duplications, polypoidy, comparative genomics, and the implications of these genome-level phenomena for evol...[Read More]
2019-02-20T08:00:00Z This open access multi-authored book presents a 'state of the science' synthesis of knowledge on the biodiversity of Angola, based on sources in peer-reviewed journals, in books and where appropriate, unpublished official reports. The book identifies Angola as one of the most biologically diverse countries in Africa, but notes that its fauna, flora, habitats and the...[Read More]
2019-02-26T08:00:00Z Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. In this book, Eric Post argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, maintenance, and offspring production.
Post uses insights from phenology--the study of the timing of life-cycle events--to present a theoretica...[Read More]
2019-08-26T07:00:00Z Natursch?tzer schlagen Alarm: Sie haben beobachtet, dass die Zahl der Insekten in den letzten drei, vier Jahren um achtzig Prozent abgenommen hat. Nicht nur die Bienen sind in Gefahr, sondern viele andere Insekten, die vor wenigen Jahren noch als weit verbreitet galten. Und mit den Insekten sterben die V?gel.
In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind vor allem die ...[Read More]