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Biological Oceanography

  • 3rd Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Susanne Menden-Deuer
  • English
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An Introduction to Biological Oceanography is completely revised and updated based on the prior edition by Carol M. Lalli and Timothy Parsons. This revision aims to provide scientific understanding of how biological processes in the ocean work and how they are affected by physical, chemical and geological processes. This understanding is foundational for humans to assess our impact on the oceans, how to best implement conservation and management practices and ultimately, ensure sustainability of the many ways humans depend on the ocean. A rich tapestry of images supports the text, including data figures, info-graphics and artistic renditions.Since the book was last published, major new discoveries, including a new domain of life and global human impacts that change the oceans and biosphere have required a revision and amendment of the prior edition. However, many themes in this book remain timeless, such as the interactions of light with water and the importance and beauty of species diversity. A major theme is to develop intuition and predictive skills to relate environmental conditions with biological processes and structures, such as production and food webs across seasons or latitudes.This volume is designed so that it can be read on its own. The science of oceanography as a whole is multidisciplinary, and early chapters include fundamental principles in physics, chemistry and geology to highlight how underlying mechanisms constrain biological processes in the ocean. For the same reason, there is also some basic biology, particularly ecology covered.

The Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchanges on Sustainability

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Heriberto Cabezas + 4 more
  • English
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The Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchanges on Sustainability is a comprehensive foundational look at sustainability science, developed directly from the outcomes and learnings of the Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchanges on Sustainability (TARDIS) workshop that has been ongoing since 2004. The book brings together the most thorough recent advances in concepts, theories, methods, models and applications to steer the course towards a sustainable and resilient future. It provides a source of information on sustainability science directly from the experiences of global sustainability scientists and their research data not found elsewhere. This book will be an all-encompassing source of information on all aspects of sustainability science for academics, researchers and students in sustainability science and any applicable science that takes sustainability into account.

Adapting to Polluted Seas

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Pedro M. Costa
  • English
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Adapting to Polluted Seas: The Co-evolutionary History of Toxicants and Marine Life presents an understanding of the effects pollution has on our seas and its ever-increasing threats and challenges. The book explains how pollution changes whole ecosystems, what makes some marine species more resilient, how contamination of global oceans is affecting the evolution of detoxification pathways, DNA repair and sex hormone regulation, how this affects paradigmatic methods for risk assessments, and more. This book is directed for a broad range of environmental scientists with its focus on how pollution is shaping marine ecosystems and forcing organisms to disappear, adapt or evolve. It can be used in teaching and training of young students and researchers, as well as in non-guided formation of non-academic technician and specialists (e.g. toxicologists, analysts and decision-makers). The compilation of critically-analyzed case studies makes this book an especially important asset that can assist decision-making and the design of monitoring programs.

Biochar for Environmental Remediation

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Willis Gwenzi
  • English
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Biochar for Environmental Remediation: Principles, Applications, and Prospects synthesizes state-of-the-art knowledge on biochar-based systems for environmental remediation. The book examines a wide variety of biochar applications for the remediation of inorganic, organic, microbial and emerging contaminants in various environmental media, including drinking water, industrial wastewater, urban stormwater, industrial and indoor air pollution, and contaminated lands and soils. Researchers, engineers and graduate students will find this to be a valuable reference for understanding opportunities for the use of biochar in environmental remediation as it fills the gaps in existing literature and offers a clear roadmap to guide future research.An increasing body of evidence shows that biochars have potential applications in environmental remediation of contaminants in soils, aqueous systems, and air pollution control. This book uses a systematic approach, covering biochar preparation, properties and characteristics, removal mechanisms, industrial applications, regeneration and disposal of spent biochar, lifecycle analysis and environmental and human health risks.

Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Germano Leão Demolin-Leite
  • English
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Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity assesses the status of all global aquatic and terrestrial biomes, including impacts on species biodiversity and biome climates. It summarizes operational and potential monitoring tools to conserve or to recover biomes on a global scale, using proven scientific case studies.This is a collaborative project with experts from around the world who specialize in types of biomes or regional studies to create a global picture of climate change and human impacts. This links the main challenges and threats causing major biome decline to their living organisms, such as arthropods, birds, mammals, and invertebrates.Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity is a vital resource for conservationists and scientists studying biodiversity, ecology, and zoology amidst global climate change. Students, academics, and policy makers can also benefit from the practical case study information included in this book

Biomedical Waste Management in the COVID-19 Era

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Vivek Kumar Morya + 3 more
  • English
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Biomedical Waste Management in COVID-19 Era: A Global Scenario covers the STI approach for addressing sustainable management of biomedical waste from highly contagious pandemic situations in the future. In addition, it discusses the challenges of biomedical waste management produced during the pandemic along with environmental sustainability and economic burden. This book addresses the challenges, opportunities, and future perspectives related to the pandemic situation and biomedical waste management in consequences to the environment and health. It provides a collection of opinions, viewpoints, inferences, and possible solutions based on case studies carried out by various experts across the globe.

Machine Learning in Geohazard Risk Prediction and Assessment

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Biswajeet Pradhan + 2 more
  • English
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Machine Learning in Geohazard Risk Prediction and Assessment: From Microscale Analysis to Regional Mapping presents an overview of the most recent developments in machine learning techniques that have reshaped our understanding of geo-materials and management protocols of geo-risk. The book covers a broad category of research on machine-learning techniques that can be applied, from microscopic modeling to constitutive modeling, to physics-based numerical modeling, to regional susceptibility mapping. This is a good reference for researchers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, professionals, and practitioners in the field of geotechnical engineering and applied geology.

Decontamination of Subsurface Water Resources System using Contemporary Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • English
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Decontamination of Subsurface Water Resources System using Contemporary Technologies provides a comprehensive approach to addressing the decontamination of subsurface water resources. It covers field experimentations, modelling strategies, remote-sensing methods, and the application of artificial intelligence. This broad coverage ensures that readers gain a well-rounded understanding of the topic. Purchasing this book offers a unique opportunity to access up-to-date, comprehensive, and scientifically grounded insights into subsurface water decontamination. For the student, researcher, policymaker, or industry practitioner, this book will inform your work and contribute to positive change in the field of water resource management.

Artificial Intelligence in Microbiology: Scope and Challenges volume-II

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 56
  • January 1, 2025
  • Akanksha Srivastava + 1 more
  • English
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Nowadays, the field of microbiology is undergoing a revolutionary change due to the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is being used to analyze massive data in a predictable form, about the behavior of microorganisms, to solve microbial classification-related problems, exploring the interaction between microorganisms and the surrounding environment. It also helps to extract novel microbial metabolites which have been used in various fields like medical, food and agricultural industries. As the pace of innovation in Microbiology is accelerating, the use of AI in these industries will be beneficial. AI will not only show its extraordinary potential in expanding the market of antibiotics, food, and agriculture but also offer an eco-friendly, safer, and profitable solution to the respective industries. It would be challenging to search out specific features and discuss future research on AI in microbiology with a wide perspective.

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

  • 4th Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Omar Defeo + 1 more
  • English
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The Ecology of Sandy Shores, Fourth Edition provides both a holistic and conceptual introduction for the beginner, yet at the same time gives an in-depth and cutting-edge analysis for the researcher interested in sandy shores. There is no other book covering the ecology of sandy beaches, despite the extent and economic importance of these systems. This guide is designed to both introduce students to the basic principles of sandy shore ecology, to serve as a ready reference for doctoral students and researchers working on these systems, and to provide a handbook for land and coastal managers.This new edition will focus on humans as part of the sandy beach environment, including aspects such as global change in coastal systems and its impacts on sandy littoral zones through ‘coastal squeeze’. Further, prominence will be given to resource use, such as artisanal fisheries and to the critical area of coastal zone management and governance. Considering these two main issues, the concept of sandy beaches as social-ecological systems will be developed together with an illustrative framework related to this approach.