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Big EcologyThe Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More

Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Jay Lund

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

An ecosystem in freefall, a shrinking water supply for cities and agriculture, an antiquated network of failure-prone levees—this is the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the major hub of California's ... More

Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal MarshesThe San Francisco Estuary

Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Arnas Palaima (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The San Francisco Bay, the biggest estuary on the west coast of North America, was once surrounded by an almost unbroken chain of tidal wetlands, a fecund sieve of ecosystems connecting the land and ... More

Fire in California's Ecosystems

Fire in California's Ecosystems

Neil Sugihara (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fires are both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. This book synthesizes knowledge of the ... More

GrassIn Search of Human Habitat

Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Joe Truett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. The book traces the evolutionary, ... More

IslandFact and Theory in Nature

Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

James Lazell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243521
eISBN:
9780520931596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243521.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and ... More

Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Walter Dodds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260405
eISBN:
9780520944541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260405.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Physics and chemistry are distinguished from biology by the way generalizations are codified into theories tested by observation and experimentation. Some theories have been sufficiently tested to ... More

Living with FireFire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Sara Jensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in ... More

Mercury in the EnvironmentPattern and Process

Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Michael Bank (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury pollution and contamination are widespread, well documented, and continue to pose a public health concern in both developed and developing countries. In response to a growing need for ... More

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