Biogeography

A Study of Plants in the Ecosphere
Author: Joy Tivy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 452
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The third edition of this classic text, presents a broad-based study of the variations in the form and functioning of the biosphere at regional and global scale.

Vegetation Description and Data Analysis

A Practical Approach
Author: Martin Kent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119962390
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Vegetation Description and Data Analysis: A Practical Approach, Second Edition is a fully revised and up-dated edition of this key text. The book takes account of recent advances in the field whilst retaining the original reader-friendly approach to the coverage of vegetation description and multivariate analysis in the context of vegetation data and plant ecology. Since the publication of the hugely popular first edition there have been significant developments in computer hardware and software, new key journals have been established in the field and scope and application of vegetation description and analysis has become a truly global field. This new edition includes full coverage of new developments and technologies. This contemporary and comprehensive edition of this well-known and respected textbook will prove invaluable to undergraduate and graduate students in biological sciences, environmental science, geography, botany, agriculture, forestry and biological conservation. Fully international approach Includes illustrative case studies throughout Now with new material on: the nature of plant communities; transitional areas between plant communities; induction and deduction of plant ecology; diversity indices and dominance diversity curves; multivariate analysis in ecology. Accessible, reader-friendly style Now with new and improved illustrations

Plant-Derived Antimycotics

Current Trends and Future Prospects
Author: M.k. Rai,Donatella Mares
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781560229278
Category: Science
Page: 587
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An important overview of the state of the art in naturally occurring antimycotics! Here is a comprehensive and innovative examination of the antimycotic potential of essential plant oils and extracts against fungal infections affecting humans, animals, plants, and foodstuffs. Plant-Derived Antimycotics emphasizes the antimycotic activity of plants found in Central America, India, Nepal, Fiji, and China--areas rich in phyto-diversity and traditional botanical/medical knowledge. From editor M.K. Rai: “Since the inception of human civilization men have been using herbs against various mycotic infections. In the recent past, several antimycotic agents have been introduced into the market due to their rapid curative properties. Still, the quest for new antifungal agents of a fungicidal rather than fungistatic nature continues. Furthermore, there has been a dramatic increase in the new spectrum of fungal infections known as opportunistic fungal pathogens. Consequently, plant-derived antimycotics are gaining importance, being natural, cheaper, safer, eco-friendly, and within the reach of the common man.” With a distinguished list of contributors from around the world, Plant-Derived Antimycotics explores: antifungal compounds that strengthen plant-defense systems traditional herbs that have revealed their antifungal properties newer, faster methods of screening and evaluating antifungal drugs natural antimycotics derived from plants in Croatia, South America, South Africa, China, India, and Fiji the mechanism of herbal antimycotic action the diversity of antimycotic efficacy in Asteraceous and Meliaceous plants new bioactive antifungal molecules Plant-Derived Antimycotics is an essential reference for pharmacologists, microbiologists, clinical mycologists, oncologists, immunologists, drug manufacturers, botanists and ethnobotanists, phytochemists, herbalists, and everyone searching for a natural remedy for the new spectrum of opportunistic fungal infections generated by the immunocompromising difficulties encountered by AIDS and cancer patients. Color illustrations, photographs, charts, tables, and graphs make the information easier to absorb and understand.

Ecosystems


Author: Gordon Dickinson,Kevin Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113431938X
Category: Science
Page: 224
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In examining both theory and applications, this book, through useful examples, provides a stimulating introduction to ecosystems. It examines the nature, types and characteristics of ecosystems as well as investigating the interactions between various systems and human actions. Using functional ecology as the basis for applying the ecosystem concept in contemporary environmental science and ecology, this second edition of this highly successful volume has been updated to reflect the latest research. It incorporates a strengthened theme in the use of functional ecology in explaining how ecosystems work and how the ecosystem concept may be used in science and applied science, and coverage of the interactions between humans and ecosystems has been substantially bolstered with the addition of chapters on human impacts and large scale impacts on ecosystems, and global environmental change and the consequences for ecosystems. Presented in a student-friendly format, this book features boxed definitions, examples, case studies, summary points, discussion questions and annotated further reading lists. It provides a concise and accessible synthesis of both ecosystem theory and its applications, and will be a valuable resource for students of environmental studies, ecology and geography.

Zusammenhang zwischen Vegetation und Relief in alpinen Einzugsgebieten des Wallis (Schweiz)

ein multiskaliger GIS- und Fernerkundungsansatz
Author: Bianca Hörsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Vegetation and climate
Page: 256
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Geography


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Includes section "Reviews" and other bibliographical material.

Botswana Notes and Records


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Botswana
Page: N.A
View: 374
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Biogeography and ecosystems of South Africa


Author: Michael Edward Meadows
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 165
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Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen


Author: August Petermann,Ernst Behm,Alexander Supan,Paul Langhans,Nikolaus Creutzburg,Hermann Haack
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Vols. 54-57 include section "Kartographischer Monatsbericht von Hermann Haack" (title varies) v. 1-4, 1908-11.

Die Erde

Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geography
Page: N.A
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Meyers enzyklopädisches Lexikon in 25 Bánden: Tup-Wap


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, German
Page: N.A
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Sourcebook on the Environment

A Guide to the Literature
Author: Kenneth A. Hammond,George Macinko,Wilma B. Fairchild,Association of American Geographers
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226315225
Category: Reference
Page: 613
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Covers philosophies, perspectives, case studies, and environmental problems

Ecology of Lianas


Author: Stefan Schnitzer,Frans Bongers,Robyn J. Burnham,Francis E. Putz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118392485
Category: Science
Page: 504
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Lianas are woody vines that were the focus of intense study byearly ecologists, such as Darwin, who devoted an entire book to thenatural history of climbing plants. Over the past quartercentury, there has been a resurgence in the study of lianas, andliana are again recognized as important components of many forests,particularly in the tropics. The increasing amount ofresearch on lianas has resulted in a fundamentally deeperunderstanding of liana ecology, evolution, and life-history, aswell as the myriad roles lianas play in forest dynamics andfunctioning. This book provides insight into the ecology and evolution oflianas, their anatomy, physiology, and natural history, theirglobal abundance and distribution, and their wide-ranging effectson the myriad organisms that inhabit tropical and temperateforests.

Ecology and environmental management

a geographical perspective
Author: Chris C. Park
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Lehrbuch der Botanik für Hochschulen


Author: Eduard Strasburger,Peter Sitte
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 1030
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Who's who in Technology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technologists
Page: N.A
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Landscape Ecology: A Widening Foundation


Author: Vittorio Ingegnoli
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540427438
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 357
View: 6099
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The urgent need for a sustainable environment has resulted in the increased recognition of the field of landscape ecology amongst policy makers working in the area of nature conservation, restoration and territorial planning. Nonetheless, the question of what is precisely meant by the term 'landscape ecology' is still unresolved. Is it, for example, an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment at a landscape scale? Or perhaps at the level of biological organisation? Still further, has the inseparability of landscape and culture affected the scope of 'landscape ecology'? No doubt, a proper foundation of the discipline must first be cemented. This book then develops such a foundation. In doing so it provides all the diverse applications of the discipline with a solid framework and proposes an effective diagnostic methodology to investigate the ecological state and the pathologies of the landscape.

Das Antlitz der Erde


Author: Eduard Suess
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5880687481
Category: History
Page: 158
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Die Entstehung der Alpen


Author: Eduard Suess
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alps
Page: 168
View: 7000
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