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  • The Biology of Coral Reefs by Charles R.C. Sheppard
    The Biology of Coral Reefs (English, Paperback) Charles R.C. Sheppard, Simone Davy

    A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coral reefs, providing an overview of the ecology of coral reefs and their functioning, and the biology of their major species groups. The responses to modern environmental pressures, climate change, and use of their resources is also described.

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  • The Biology of Soil by Richard D. Bardgett
    The Biology of Soil (English, Paperback) Richard D. Bardgett

    Considers above-ground/below-ground feedback, herbivores, and the functional significance and regulation of soil biodiversity. This text is suitable for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology and ecosystem science, as well as professional researchers in the fields of ecology and environmental biology.

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  • The Biology of Deserts by David Ward
    The Biology of Deserts (English, Paperback) David Ward

    A revised and thoroughly updated edition of this concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology.

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  • The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems by Karen J. Esler
    The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems (English, Paperback) Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen

    This book provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to Mediterranean-type ecosystems with the emphasis being on the organisms that dominate these regions although their management, conservation, and restoration will also be considered.

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  • The Biology of African Savannahs by Bryan Shorrocks
    The Biology of African Savannahs (English, Paperback) Bryan Shorrocks, William Bates

    This is a comprehensive update of this popular and practical introduction to savannah ecology, examining a range of ecological issues including population regulation, species interactions, food webs, biodiversity and conservation.

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  • The Biology of Soft Shores and Estuaries by Colin Little
    The Biology of Soft Shores and Estuaries (English, Paperback) Colin Little

    Describes soft sediments in the sea and in estuaries as habitats for a wide range of animals and plants and techniques used to study them. This book discusses organisms and their adaptations on sandy shores, mudflats, seagrass beds, salt marshes, mangrove swamps and below the tide marks. It emphasizes the special characteristics of estuaries.

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  • The Biology of Alpine Habitats by Laszlo Nagy
    The Biology of Alpine Habitats (English, Paperback) Laszlo Nagy, Georg Grabherr

    A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of alpine (mountain) habitats. As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis will be on the organisms that dominate alpine environments although global change, management and conservation aspects (including restoration) will also be considered.

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  • The Biology of Coral Reefs by Charles R.C. Sheppard
    The Biology of Coral Reefs (English, Hardback) Charles R.C. Sheppard, Simone Davy

    A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coral reefs, providing an overview of the ecology of coral reefs and their functioning, and the biology of their major species groups. The responses to modern environmental pressures, climate change, and use of their resources is also described.

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  • The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands by Arnold G. van der Valk
    The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands (English, Paperback) Arnold G. van der Valk

    A concise, easy to read introduction for anyone working in the field of wetland ecology. Besides updating and expanding the material in all chapters of the first edition, the second edition includes new chapters on global climate change, invasive species, and restoration and creation.

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  • The Biology of Streams and Rivers by Paul S. Giller
    The Biology of Streams and Rivers (English, Paperback) Paul S. Giller, Bjorn Malmqvist

    Provides an introduction to stream and river biology. Beginning with the physical features that define running water ('lotic') habitats, this book considers the organisms that inhabit them, their adaptations to their environment, and their ecology. It concludes with a discussion of the many applied issues surrounding water use.

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  • The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems by Karen J. Esler
    The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems (English, Hardback) Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen

    This book provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to Mediterranean-type ecosystems with the emphasis being on the organisms that dominate these regions although their management, conservation, and restoration will also be considered.

    $120.75
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  • The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses by Peter J. Hogarth
    The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses (English, Paperback) Peter J. Hogarth

    A comprehensive update of this popular and practical introduction to mangrove and seagrass biology providing a concise and affordable overview.

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  • The Biology of Peatlands by Hakan Rydin
    The Biology of Peatlands (English, Paperback) Hakan Rydin, John K. Jeglum

    This book provides a comprehensive and up to date overview of peatland ecosystems. It examines the entire range of biota present in this habitat and considers management, conservation, and restoration issues.

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  • The Biology of Rocky Shores by Colin Little
    The Biology of Rocky Shores (English, Paperback) Colin Little, Gray A. Williams

    This book is about how animals and plants on rocky seashores live - how they feed, grow, reproduce and interact, and why they are found in particular places but not in others. It discusses why some shores appear so different from others, and it analyses the ways in which human influence has altered so many.

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  • The Biology of Disturbed Habitats by Lawrence R. Walker
    The Biology of Disturbed Habitats (English, Paperback) Lawrence R. Walker

    This book provides the first global synthesis of the biology of disturbed habitats and offers readers both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans.

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  • The Biology of Grasslands by Brian Wilsey
    The Biology of Grasslands (English, Hardback) Brian Wilsey

    A comprehensive introduction to the biology of native and non-native grasslands which now cover approximately 50% of the terrestrial environment, providing essential ecosystem services and some of the most important areas for the production of food and fibre worldwide.

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  • The Biology of Grasslands by Brian Wilsey
    The Biology of Grasslands (English, Paperback) Brian Wilsey

    A comprehensive introduction to the biology of native and non-native grasslands which now cover approximately 50% of the terrestrial environment, providing essential ecosystem services and some of the most important areas for the production of food and fibre worldwide.

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  • The Biology of African Savannahs by Bryan Shorrocks
    The Biology of African Savannahs (English, Paperback) Bryan Shorrocks

    Savannahs are tropical and subtropical grasslands with scattered bushes and trees, and comprise about 20% of the earth's land surface. This book looks at the major plants and animals that live in African savannahs, and details the biological and ecological factors that influence their population size, interactions and community composition.

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  • The Biology of Peatlands by Hakan Rydin
    The Biology of Peatlands (English, Paperback) Hakan Rydin, John R. Jeglum

    Provides an overview of peatland ecosystems. This book provides a coverage that is international, with a focus on boreal and north temperate peatlands. It exposes a older literature where a repository of natural history has accumulated. It provides a coverage of the moss genus Sphagnum, an important functional plant group in northern peatlands.

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  • The Biology of Lakes and Ponds by Christer Bronmark
    The Biology of Lakes and Ponds (English, Paperback) Christer Bronmark, Lars-Anders Hansson

    The Biology of Lakes and Ponds ,now in its second edition, is a valuable text for university tuition. Its lucid explanations and descriptions of adaptation, dominance, dispersal, and succession of organisms, as well as the effects of abiotic factors, predation, and competition, ensure its relevance and use to a broad audience of biologists and naturalists with an interest in freshwater ecology.

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