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Ecology

Recycling and Reuse Approaches for Better Sustainability

This book covers the latest in recycling and reuse research focused toward greater sustainability and includes chapters authored by the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in the field. Topics covered include recycling and reuse, solid waste management, renewable energy, environmental studies, and wastewater management. T...

GAJAH - 48

Gajah 48 presents two research articles, six short communications and three meeting reports. The publications are about wild elephants in India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and captive elephants in Australia, Europe and Myanmar.

Impacts of Elephant Crop-Raiding on Subsistence Farmers and Approaches to Reduce Human Elephant Farming Conflict in Sagalla, Kenya

As human and elephant populations grow in Kenya, elephants increasingly leave parks to eat farmers’ crops while foraging, which creates epicenters of human-elephant conflict (HEC). This conflict compromises farmers’ food and economic security, impedes elephant conservation initiatives, and threatens the safety of humans and elep...

Kallar elephant corridor in the Western Ghats, India: trend of human interface vis-à-vis feasibility of wildlife-friendly flyover and land acquisition

The present account from Kallar elephant corridor is a case-history which elucidates that delay in implementing management recommendations leads to unmanageable trends in land-use pattern, traffic intensity, human–elephant interface, and escalation of costs for management options like land acquisition and engineering structures ...

BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show (Hardcover)

One hundred entertaining and informative essays from the popular public radio feature program, BirdNote, accompanied by original illustrations throughout--an illuminating volume for bird and nature lovers across North America.Here are the best stories about our avian friends from the public radio show BirdNote, each brief essay ...

Services Ecosystemiques et protection des sols - Analyses juridiques et eclairages agronomiques

En s’appuyant sur les analyses d’agronomes et de juristes, cet ouvrage propose des voies de réflexion sur l’apport de la notion de service écosystémique à la protection des sols par le droit. Il a été rédigé dans le cadre du programme de recherche « Travail du sol, services écosystémiques et compensation. Aspects agronomiques et...

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene [article]

We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabilization of the climate at intermediate temperature rises and cause continued warming on a “Hothouse Earth” pathway even as human emissions are reduced. Crossing the threshold would le...

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference provides basic information on harmful algal blooms (HAB) and references for individuals in need of technical information when faced with unexpected or unknown harmful algal events. Chapters in this volume will provide readers with information on causes of HAB, successful manageme...

Genomic Approaches in Earth and Environmental Sciences

The first comprehensive synthesis of genomic techniques in earth sciences The past 15 years have witnessed an explosion of DNA sequencing technologies that provide unprecedented insights into biology. Although this technological revolution has been driven by the biomedical sciences, it also offers extraordinary opportunities in ...