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  • Behaviour of Pinnipeds

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780412305405
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: November 2007
    Investigates several aspects of the lifestyles of seals, sea lions, and walruses, which are ecologically peculiar because they depend on the sea for feeding and on the land or ice for mating thus the evolution of their behavior is quite different from either purely terrestrial or aquatic animals. The separately-authored chapters vary in technical level; most are accessible to the general reader. The topics include mating, the behavior of neonates, communication (especially non-acoustic signaling), the physiology of behavior, reproductive and foraging energetics, and sensory reception and processing. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Lough Neagh: the Ecology of a Multipurpose Water Resource

    By R. B. Wood

    Our Price: $379.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048142361
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1993
    Lough Neagh is the largest lake in the British Isles. It covers an area of 383 km2 being 30 km along its longest axis. From pre-historic times the lake and its rivers influenced the settlements of man in the role of a fishery and communication link with the interior of Ireland. Ireland's first canal, completed in 1787, linked the small but significant coal deposits of Tyrone to Dublin by way of the lough and later the Lagen Canal became an important commercial route to the new city of Belfast. Today, only sand barge transport persists but the lough supports Europe's largest eel fishery and provides commercial salmon, trout and perch catches, besides acting as an important centre for recreational pursuits. Increasingly it has become the major water resource for Northern Ireland supplying much of the demand for the heavily populated Belfast area. Biologically the lough is rich, sustaining enormous invertebrate populations of, for example, chironomids and gammarids alongside the comparatively exotic glacial relict, Mysis relicta. Its bird life makes the lough an area of very special conservation interest as a Ramsar site. The book describes the basic ecology of the lough with particular emphasis on both the interaction of the physical, chemical and biological components and the role of ecology in resource management. Extensive recent researches are set in geological, geographical and historical context and together with palaeolimnological studies of the sediments are used to trace major changes in the ecology of the lough under man's influence, especially in the past 100 years.
  • Marine Biotechnology I

    By Yves Le Gal

    Our Price: $399.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783642065064
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2005
    This review series covers trends in modern biotechnology, including all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology, requiring knowledge, methods, and expertise from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science.
  • Marine Biotechnology II

    By Yves Le Gal

    Our Price: $349.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783642065101
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2005
  • Marine Pelagic Cyanobacteria: Trichodesmium and Other Diazotrophs

    By E. J. Carpenter

    Our Price: $319.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048141265
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 1992
    Planktonic marine cyanobacteria are abundant and significant in the biogeochemistry of the sea. This volume focuses on the filamentous cyanobacteria, particularly those in the genus Trichodesmium which are common in tropical and subtropical seas. A portion of this book also concerns bloom-forming cyanobacteria in the Baltic Sea area. Filamentous cyanobacteria are important as primary producers and for the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and thus are significant in global cycling of both of these elements. In recent years, through the application of new techniques and intensive multi-disciplinary research programs, progress has been made in understanding both the biology of these cyanobacteria and their place in the marine food web. A broad range of topics is covered in this book, ranging from molecular biology, physiology, ultrastructure, enzyme localization, toxicology, remote sensing, buoyancy, herbivory and the ecology of these organisms in the marine food web. This volume is an outgrowth of a NATO-sponsored meeting held in May 1991 in Bamberg, Germany, and represents the latest synthesis on these marine phytoplankters.
  • Satellite Communication Systems Design

    By S. Tirro

    Our Price: $349.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306441479
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: July 1993
  • The Ecology of River Systems

    By Bryan R. Davies

    Our Price: $399.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048185153
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 2010

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