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Ecological Reviews The Ecology of Plant Secondary Metabolites From Genes to Global Processes Edited by Glenn R. Iason James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Marcel Dicke Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands

and Susan E. Hartley University of York

Aimed at graduate students and researchers, this book reviews the ecology and function of plant secondary metabolites (PSMs) in natural ecosystems. It illustrates how recent methodological advances have brought new insights into the integrative roles of PSMs across multiple ecological levels and points to promising directions for future research. Ecological Reviews

2012 247 x 174 mm 352pp 43 b/w illus.  10 colour illus.  5 tables   978-0-521-19326-9 Hardback £75.00  978-0-521-15712-4 Paperback £35.00  eBook available

Birds and Habitat Relationships in Changing Landscapes Edited by Robert J. Fuller British Trust for Ornithology, Norfolk

Loss and degradation of habitat is a huge problem facing birds worldwide. Using examples from Europe, North America and Australia, this book highlights critical issues concerning how birds select and use their habitats. It will be a valuable information source for all those who study, manage or protect bird habitats. Ecological Reviews

2012 247 x 174 mm 592pp 92 b/w illus.  18 tables   978-0-521-89756-3 Hardback c. £70.00  978-0-521-72233-9 Paperback c. £40.00  Publication November 2012

Trait-Mediated Indirect Interactions Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives Edited by Takayuki Ohgushi Kyoto University, Japan

Oswald Schmitz Yale University, Connecticut

and Robert D. Holt University of Florida

Trait-mediated indirect effects are ubiquitous in ecosystems and play an important role in shaping ecological communities. This book synthesizes many facets of the rapidly developing research field of trait-mediated indirect effects, incorporating them into the conceptual framework of ecology and providing new insights into a range of ecological processes. Ecological Reviews

2012 247 x 174 mm 500pp 75 b/w illus.  14 colour illus.   978-1-107-00183-1 Hardback c. £70.00  978-0-521-17313-1 Paperback c. £38.00  Publication October 2012



Ecology and Conservation Winged Sentinels Birds and Climate Change Janice Wormworth and Cagan H. Sekercioglu University of Utah

From ice-dependent penguins of Antarctica to songbirds migrating across the Sahara, birds’ responses provide early warning signs of the impact of climate change. Illustrated with colour photographs, the book is a fascinating insight into what climate change means for birds, and the potential consequences of ignoring these warning signs. ‘… there is much to enjoy in Winged Sentinels … impressive combination of thoroughly researched scientific summaries and colorful, entertaining writing. These two factors, so rarely seen together in academically inspired literature, should bestow [this book] an important spot on the bookshelves of ornithologists or those who simply care about birds.’ Journal of Field Ornithology 2011 228 x 152 mm 296pp 978-0-521-12682-3 Paperback


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The Boreal Owl Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of a Forest-Dwelling Predator Erkki Korpimäki and Harri Hakkarainen University of Turku, Finland

context of sustaining viable Boreal Owl populations. 2012 247 x 174 mm 384pp 143 b/w illus.  41 colour illus.  43 tables   978-0-521-11371-7 Hardback c. £60.00  Publication September 2012


Conservation Second edition Clive Hambler and Susan M. Canney University of Oxford

Using examples from around the world, this compact overview integrates the process, theory and practice of conservation. Greatly revised and updated, this second edition reflects recent trends towards multidisciplinarity and emphasises the broader picture of conservation, showing how general themes, patterns and drivers come together at local levels. Contents: Preface to the Second Edition; 1. Introduction to conservation; 2. Threats to biodiversity; 3. Evaluation of priorities for species and habitats; 4. Monitoring, indicators and impact assessment; 5. Management of natural and fragmented habitats; 6. Management of species; 7. Sustainable use, semi-natural cultural landscapes, and the matrix; 8. Restoration and offsetting; 9. Environmental policy; References; Index to species names; Index. 2012 246 x 189 mm 425pp 80 b/w illus.  22 colour illus.  42 tables   978-0-521-18168-6 Paperback c. £27.99  Publication December 2012

Synthesising long-term studies of Boreal Owls, this book explores hunting modes, habitats and foods, prey interactions, reproduction and parental care, dispersal, survival and mortality, population regulation and conservation in boreal forests. It examines the effect of modern forestry practices in the

Ecology and Conservation Sacred Species and Sites Advances in Biocultural Conservation Edited by Gloria Pungetti University of Cambridge

Gonzalo Oviedo World Conservation Union (IUCN)

and Della Hooke University of Birmingham

Combining perspectives from scholars, practitioners and spiritual leaders, this book provides an in-depth investigation into the interaction between traditional spiritual beliefs and nature conservation. It guides the reader through key issues and concepts in biocultural diversity using examples from around the world of species and sites considered sacred. 2012 247 x 174 mm 504pp 157 b/w illus.  26 colour illus.  6 tables   978-0-521-11085-3 Hardback £75.00  978-0-521-12575-8 Paperback £37.00

Sustainability Science Bert J. M. de Vries Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Sustainable development is becoming the guiding principle for the twenty-first century. This textbook surveys the key concepts, models and findings of various scientific disciplines concerning major sustainability issues and associated worldviews: energy, nature, agro-food and resource systems, and economic growth. An ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses. 2012 253 x 177 mm 610pp 147 b/w illus.  19 colour illus.  26 tables   978-1-107-00588-4 Hardback c. £60.00  978-0-521-18470-0 Paperback c. £29.99  Publication December 2012

Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems Edited by Dale Vitt Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

and Jagtar Bhatti Canadian Forestry Service

Boreal ecosystems contain one-third of the world’s forests, but at a time of global climate change these regions are under increasing threat. By focussing on applying empirical research and achieving conceptual understanding, the authors, leaders in the field, provide information for ecologically sound restoration and sustainable development of boreal ecosystems. 2012 228 x 152 mm 480pp 90 b/w illus.  9 colour illus.  30 tables   978-1-107-01571-5 Hardback c. £70.00  Publication September 2012

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems Ecology, Evolution and Management Jon E. Keeley United States Geological Survey, California

William J. Bond University of Cape Town

Ross A. Bradstock University of Wollongong, New South Wales

Juli G. Pausas Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid

and Philip W. Rundel University of California, Los Angeles

Exploring the role of fire in the five Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems, this book provides unique insights into fire regime diversity and its role in the assembly and evolutionary convergence of ecosystems. Topics covered include regional patterns, the ecological role of wildfires, and the evolution of species within those systems. 2012 247 x 174 mm 522pp 145 b/w illus.  7 maps  24 tables   978-0-521-82491-0 Hardback £70.00  eBook available



Ecology and Conservation Management of Freshwater Biodiversity

Resilience and the Cultural Landscape Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments Edited by Tobias Plieninger

Crayfish as Bioindicators Julian Reynolds Trinity College, Dublin

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

and Catherine Souty-Grosset Université de Poitiers

Presenting freshwater crayfish as representatives of human-exacerbated threats to biodiversity and conservation, this book explores how freshwater communities function and are controlled, alongside the implications of conflicts over limited resources. It offers a global perspective on freshwater systems, highlighting how the conservation of crayfish will help protect ecosystem quality. 2011 247 x 174 mm 384pp 30 b/w illus.  16 colour illus.  29 tables   978-0-521-51400-2 Hardback £70.00  eBook available

Design and Analysis of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Studies Edited by Robert A. Gitzen Joshua J. Millspaugh University of Missouri, Columbia

Andrew B. Cooper Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

and Daniel S. Licht United States National Park Service

Presenting fundamental and advanced statistical tools and issues relevant to long-term ecological monitoring, this volume will enable a better understanding of how to maximise the effectiveness of monitoring. 2012 247 x 174 mm 584pp 84 b/w illus.  4 colour illus.  42 tables   978-0-521-19154-8 Hardback 978-0-521-13929-8 Paperback eBook available

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and Claudia Bieling Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany

By linking the research communities on ‘cultural landscapes’ and ‘resilience’, this book develops a new perspective on landscape changes. Based on firm conceptual contributions and rich case studies, it will appeal to anyone interested in analysing and managing change in human-shaped environments in the context of sustainability. 2012 247 x 174 mm 350pp 68 b/w illus.  13 tables   978-1-107-02078-8 Hardback c. £45.00  Publication October 2012

The Ethics of Species An Introduction Ronald L. Sandler Northeastern University, Boston

This book evaluates the value and the ethical significance of species, applying these to several pressing contemporary issues: preserving species at risk of extinction due to global climate change; genetic modification of species; technological enhancement of humans; and creating novel species. For students of philosophy, bioethics, conservation ethics and ecology. Cambridge Applied Ethics

2012 247 x 174 mm 212pp 1 b/w illus.   978-1-107-02346-8 Hardback £50.00  978-1-107-65870-7 Paperback £18.99  Publication October 2012

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Climate Change Biological and Human Aspects Second edition Jonathan Cowie Institute of Biology, UK

The fully updated, substantially expanded textbook provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change, considering biology, ecology, human ecology and Earth system science. It is also valuable as a reference for environmental monitoring, conservation and policy making. ‘Cowie offers an excellent overview of the foremost environmental problem of the twenty-first century. As such, the book is about biology and human ecology as they relate to climate change … The author provides non-specialist readers with a very good introduction to the complexity of global climate change … a useful starting point for environmentalists, policy makers, and teachers. The book does an excellent job of pulling together the complex web of evidence for climate change … Summing up: highly recommended. All levels.’ D. F. Karnosky, Choice Contents: 1. An introduction to climate change; 2. Principal indicators of past climates; 3. Past climate change; 4. The Oligocene to the Quaternary: climate and biology; 5. Present climate and biological change; 6. Current warming and likely future impacts; 7. The human ecology of climate change; 8. Sustainability and policy; Appendix 1. Glossary and abbreviations; Appendix 2. Bio-geological chronology; Appendix 3. Calculations of energy demand/supply and orders of magnitude; Appendix 4. Further thoughts for consideration; Index.

Tropical Ecosystems and Ecological Concepts Second edition Patrick L. Osborne University of Missouri, St Louis

This introductory textbook covers the entire range of tropical ecosystems – terrestrial, freshwater and marine – and uses each system to illustrate and explain major ecological concepts, including primary and secondary production, population dynamics and community ecology. The impact of human activity, and climate change in particular, is highlighted throughout. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations and units; 1. The tropical environment and climate; 2. Dry, hot deserts and environmental factors; 3. Grasslands and primary production; 4. Savanna and population dynamics; 5. Lakes, energy flow and biogeochemical cycling; 6. Rivers, floodplains and estuaries: the river continuum and flood-pulse concepts; 7. Wetlands and succession; 8. Tropical rain forests and biodiversity; 9. Mountains, zonation and community gradients; 10. Mangroves, seagrasses and decomposition; 11. Coral reefs and community ecology; 12. Islands, archipelagos, biogeography and evolutionary ecology; 13. Cities and human ecology; Glossary; References; Index. 2012 246 x 189 mm 536pp 212 b/w illus.  44 tables   978-0-521-17734-4 Paperback


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2012 253 x 177 mm 560pp 85 b/w illus.  14 tables   978-1-107-60356-1 Paperback c. £34.99  Publication December 2012

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Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Spatio-Temporal Heterogeneity Concepts and Analyses Pierre R. L. Dutilleul McGill University, Montréal

Our living environment continuously changes in space and time. This book explains how to capture and assess these changes through the relevant statistical framework. It is a useful guide for students, teachers and researchers in the fields of biology, ecology and environmental science. Codes on the accompanying CD-ROM aid analyses. ‘Pierre Dutilleul has written a book that has a friendly style, includes pertinent examples as well as explanations and motivations … I know of no other book quite like it. I recommend the book highly …’ David Brillinger, University of California, Berkeley

‘Dutilleul’s book achieves the goal of minimizing the conceptual distance between the biologist and the applied statistician …’ Plant Science Bulletin Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2011 228 x 152 mm 416pp 93 b/w illus.  26 tables   978-0-521-79127-4 Hardback £75.00  978-1-107-40035-1 Paperback £35.00

Parasites in Ecological Communities From Interactions to Ecosystems Melanie J. Hatcher University of Bristol

and Alison M. Dunn University of Leeds

Interactions, between competitors, predators and their prey form the foundations of community structure. This book investigates the roles parasites play in influencing these interactions, both detrimental and beneficial. ‘Hatcher and Dunn have done us a great service. Theirs is an important and timely book that should catalyse research at the interface of epidemiology and community ecology … With its nice combination of models and empirical examples, [this book] seems tailor-made for a graduate course in community ecology or ecological parasitology. I will certainly expect my graduate students to read parts of it, and keep my own copy within easy reach.’ Robert Poulin, Ecology ‘The ecology of infectious disease is a fast growing topic … To date, there has not been an adequate text to teach from. [This book] … fills this niche well. In contrast to contributed volumes, [it] speaks with a single voice. The authors use themes centered around mathematical epidemiology and community ecology, but they do so in such a way that is accessible to non-math savvy students … ’ Kevin Lafferty, US Geological Survey Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2011 228 x 152 mm 464pp 113 b/w illus.  7 tables   978-0-521-88970-4 Hardback 978-0-521-71822-6 Paperback

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Ecology and Conservation Zoo Conservation Biology John E. Fa

Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Stephan M. Funk Nature Heritage

and Donnamarie O’Connell RSPCA International

Written by professionals directly involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a range of sources. It is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals. ‘… essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the role – and potential – of zoos in conservation.’ WAZA News Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2011 246 x 189 mm 348pp 61 b/w illus.  16 tables   978-0-521-82763-8 Hardback 978-0-521-53493-2 Paperback

designating MPAs: ecology, fisheries science, statistics, economics, sociology and genetics.

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Marine Protected Areas A Multidisciplinary Approach Edited by Joachim Claudet Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

2011 228 x 152 mm 392pp 50 b/w illus.  20 tables   978-0-521-76605-0 Hardback 978-0-521-14108-6 Paperback

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Biodiversity in Dead Wood Jogeir N. Stokland The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute and University of Oslo, Norway

Juha Siitonen The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland

and Bengt Gunnar Jonsson Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Presenting a thorough introduction to biodiversity in decaying wood, this book studies the rich diversity of fungi, insects and vertebrates that depend upon dead wood. It describes the functional diversity of these organisms, outlining threats and management options for protecting and maintaining biodiversity. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2012 228 x 152 mm 524pp 92 b/w illus.  21 tables   978-0-521-88873-8 Hardback 978-0-521-71703-8 Paperback

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Covering the latest research into biodiversity conservation, this book provides global perspectives on the role of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in confronting human-induced environmental disturbance. The approach is multidisciplinary, covering all the fields involved in assessing and

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Ecology and Conservation Nature’s Wealth The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Poverty Edited by Pieter J. H. van Beukering Elissaios Papyrakis Jetske Bouma and Roy Brouwer Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Based on eighteen studies in more than twenty developing countries, this book explores the role of biodiversity-, marine-, forest-, water- and land-related ecosystem services in supporting the livelihoods of the poor around the world. The authors present innovative management opportunities that improve local livelihoods and alleviate poverty while enhancing ecosystem protection. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2013 228 x 152 mm 420pp 45 b/w illus.  4 colour illus.  68 tables   978-1-107-02715-2 Hardback c. £75.00  978-1-107-69804-8 Paperback c. £35.00  Publication January 2013

Landslide Ecology Lawrence R. Walker University of Nevada, Las Vegas

and Aaron B. Shiels USDA National Wildlife Research Center, Hawaii

Summarising the latest research on the ecological consequences of landslides, this book provides a framework for using ecological tools in predicting, stabilising and restoring landslides. It demonstrates how soils, plants and animals respond to landslide destruction, presenting ecological approaches as economical and resilient supplements to landslide management. Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

2013 228 x 152 mm 300pp 68 b/w illus.  16 colour illus.  17 tables   978-0-521-19052-7 Hardback c. £75.00  978-0-521-17840-2 Paperback c. £35.00  Publication January 2013


Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology Principles and Applications Göran I. Ågren and Folke O. Andersson Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Cycles of important elements such as carbon and nitrogen are increasingly altered by human activities. This book explains the structure, function and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and explores how and why they respond to environmental change. A set of sixteen principles provides starting points for analyses of ecosystem behaviour. Contents: Preface; Prologue: environmental changes and ecosystem effects – two historical examples; Part I. History and Concepts: 1. History of ecosystem research and ecosystem knowledge; 2. Ecology, ecosystem and ecosystem science; 3. Ecosystem ecology – cornerstones and scientific methodology; Part II. Ecosystem Structure and Function: 4. Ecosystem structure – vegetation and soil; 5. Energy and water; 6. Plant production; 7. Soil organic matter processes; 8. Organisms and ecosystem processes; 9. Element cycles; 10. Principles; Part III. Ecosystem Dynamics at Different Time Scales: 11. Tectonic to orbital changes; 12. Millennial to centennial or postglacial changes; 13. Centennial to annual changes; Part IV. Applications: 14. Air pollution and forest ecosystems; 15. Global change; Epilogue: society and terrestrial ecosystem ecology; Appendices: Appendix 1. Abbreviations; Appendix 2. Glossary; Appendix 3. Some useful values and symbols used to represent them; Appendix 4. Data on selected ecosystems; Index. 2011 246 x 189 mm 348pp 978-1-107-01107-6 Hardback 978-1-107-64825-8 Paperback

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Conservation Biology Ecology and Conservation of the Sirenia Dugongs and Manatees Helene Marsh James Cook University, North Queensland

Thomas J. O’Shea

Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology Sources, Sinks and Sustainability Edited by Jianguo Liu Michigan State University

U.S. Geological Survey, retired

Vanessa Hull

and John E. Reynolds III

Michigan State University

Mote Marine Laboratory. Florida

Providing comparative information on all four surviving species, this book synthesises the ecological and related knowledge pertinent to understanding the biology and conservation of dugongs and manatees. It presents detailed scientific summaries, covering sirenian feeding biology; reproduction and population dynamics; behavioural ecology; habitat requirements and threats to their continued existence. Conservation Biology, 18

2011 228 x 152 mm 536pp 116 b/w illus.  33 tables   978-0-521-88828-8 Hardback 978-0-521-71643-7 Paperback


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Anita T. Morzillo Oregon State University

and John A. Wiens PRBO Conservation Science

Ideal for researchers and naturalresource managers, this book explores new research and novel perspectives on ‘sources and sinks’ – a powerful framework for conceptualizing the population dynamics of animals, plants and microorganisms. It presents the latest advances in source-sink theory, methods and applications for sustaining natural resources and biodiversity. Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology

2011 247 x 174 mm 544pp 87 b/w illus.   978-0-521-19947-6 Hardback £80.00  978-0-521-14596-1 Paperback £40.00  eBook available


World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders Edited by Amareswar Galla International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

Published on the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this crossdisciplinary collection of case studies will provide a meeting point for researchers, practitioners and community representatives and will promote cultural and natural heritage conservation as a key vector of sustainable development and social cohesion. 2012 246x189mm 360pp 217 colour illus. 978-1-107-6107-50 Paperback   c. £24.99

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Ecology and Conservation Community Forestry Local Values, Conflict and Forest Governance Ryan C. L. Bullock University of Saskatchewan, Canada

and Kevin S. Hanna Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada

Providing an incisive examination of community forestry, this book highlights both the possibilities and challenges associated with its implementation. It studies complex issues in local forest governance, community sustainability and grassroots environmentalism, with compelling case studies and accounts from those directly involved with community forestry efforts in a pan-national context. 2012 228 x 152 mm 192pp 14 b/w illus.  4 tables   978-0-521-19043-5 Hardback £70.00  978-0-521-13758-4 Paperback £29.99

Forest Health

A Belowground View of a Changing World Martin Lukac University of Reading

and Douglas L. Godbold University of Wales, Bangor

Forest soils form the foundation that underpins the existence of all forests. This book encapsulates forest soil ecology and functioning, focusing on the effects of human activity and climate change, and is of interest to anyone studying forestry and forest ecology in European, North American and North Asian contexts. 2011 247 x 174 mm 268pp 83 b/w illus.  30 tables   978-0-521-88679-6 Hardback 978-0-521-71421-1 Paperback

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The Biology of Island Floras

An Integrated Perspective Edited by John D. Castello and Stephen A. Teale State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The first book to define an ecologically rational, conceptual framework that unifies and integrates the many subdisciplines that comprise the science of forest health and protection. ‘… a terrific new contribution to forest health science. Essentially, I see this book as forest health for ecologists. It is loaded with great information and well referenced … the assembly of authors takes a broad perspective and seeks to educate the reader by providing significant detail to reinforce the concepts in a global perspective.’  Ecology 2011 247 x 174 mm 404pp 80 b/w illus.  7 tables   978-0-521-76669-2 Hardback 978-0-521-74741-7 Paperback

Soil Ecology in Northern Forests

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Edited by David Bramwell and Juli Caujapé-Castells Jardín Botánico Canario ‘Viera y Clavijo’ – Unidad Asociada CSIC

Bringing together recent research and novel theories, this book reviews progress in island biogeography, evolution and conservation over a wide spectrum of island floras. It covers recent developments in both theory and methodology, particularly the availability of molecular data, and considers the growing threats to island biota. 2011 247 x 174 mm 536pp 72 b/w illus.  36 tables   978-0-521-11808-8 Hardback


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Ecology and Conservation Terrestrial Photosynthesis in a Changing Environment A Molecular, Physiological, and Ecological Approach Edited by Jaume Flexas Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca

Francesco Loreto Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Firenze

and Hipólito Medrano Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca

Covering all aspects, from basic concepts to methodologies, this is an integrated guide to photosynthesis in an environmentally dynamic context. It features contributions from leaders in the field, promoting a deeper understanding of the impacts of climate change on the primary productivity of the globe and on ecosystem stability. 2012 246 x 189 mm 752pp 213 b/w illus.  31 tables   978-0-521-89941-3 Hardback £90.00

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Biodiversity in Agriculture Domestication, Evolution, and Sustainability Edited by Paul Gepts Thomas R. Famula Robert L. Bettinger Stephen B. Brush Ardeshir B. Damania Patrick E. McGuire University of California, Davis

Bringing together research from a range of fields including anthropology, archaeology and ecology, this book addresses key questions relating to agriculture. It highlights how these topics can be applied to our understanding of contemporary agriculture, its long-term sustainability and the development of new crops and varieties. 2012 247 x 174 mm 630pp 111 b/w illus.  10 colour illus.  34 tables   978-0-521-76459-9 Hardback £90.00  978-0-521-17087-1 Paperback £45.00  eBook available

A Biological Monograph of the Genus Tilia Donald Pigott Lancaster University

Clarifies the notoriously confused and controversial taxonomy of lime trees, presenting data from extensive field studies of natural populations around the world. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are provided for all recognised taxa, along with more general examinations of lime tree ecology, morphology and horticulture. 2012 276 x 219 mm 336pp 314 b/w illus.   978-0-521-84054-5 Hardback £80.00  Publication August 2012

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Ecology and Conservation Crop Ecology Productivity and Management in Agricultural Systems Second edition David J. Connor University of Melbourne

Third edition W. R. Carlile Bord na Mona (Horticulture)

and A. Coules

Robert S. Loomis

Nottingham Trent University

University of California, Davis

and Kenneth G. Cassman University of Nebraska, Lincoln

An updated and thoroughly revised second edition providing in-depth coverage of the impact of environmental conditions and management on crops, resource requirements for productivity and effects on soil resources. ‘The new edition retains the strengths of the earlier edition, namely, insightful analysis of the key principles that explain crop resource use and growth, based on extensive use of peer-reviewed data, averaging more than one graph or table per page. Any practitioner or student of ‘evidencebased agriculture’ needs a copy of this book.’ R. Ford Denison, University of Minnesota, and author of Darwinian Agriculture

‘… a timely update of a foundational text for college or graduate curricula providing comprehensive treatment of ecological principles and concepts central to achieving global food security and to conducting the environmental accounting critical to sustaining productivity through judicious natural resource management … an essential desk reference for practising systems agronomists, agro-ecologists, and agricultural economists and biological engineers pursuing biophysical life cycle analyses.’ Sylvie M. Brouder, Purdue University 2011 247 x 174 mm 568pp 169 b/w illus.  66 tables   978-0-521-76127-7 Hardback 978-0-521-74403-4 Paperback

Control of Crop Diseases

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Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current and emerging practices, this book outlines the major diseases of field and glasshouse crops and the methods used to control them. It includes a comprehensive account of modern fungicides and reviews recent diagnostic techniques, particularly nucleic acid and immunological based procedures. 2012 228 x 152 mm 192pp 72 b/w illus.  24 colour illus.   978-0-521-13331-9 Paperback


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Advances in Irrigation Agronomy Plantation Crops M. K. V. Carr With contributions by Rob Lockwood and Jerry Knox Cranfield University, UK

Examines the factors influencing water productivity in nine key plantation crops in the context of increased pressure on water resources. ‘Mike Carr is to be congratulated on producing a rigorous but readable assessment of the state of knowledge of the water needs and irrigation agronomy of [ten] major plantation crops. He has used his 45 years of experience and knowledge as researcher, tutor and editor to produce a valuable reference book for anyone studying irrigation agronomy or planning to conduct research on plantation crops. For the busy reader he has produced a helpful summary at the end of each section – for

Ecology and Conservation those needing more information the conclusions are supported by over 800 references …’ Andrew Bennett, President, Tropical Agriculture Association

‘The crops covered produce important internationally traded commodities, and this book will be useful to anyone working with these crops, or wishing to understand their future as competition for water supplies increases.’ Hereward Corley 2012 247 x 174 mm 360pp 82 b/w illus.  32 colour illus.  8 tables   978-1-107-01247-9 Hardback £65.00  eBook available


The Insects Structure and Function Fifth edition R. F. Chapman Edited by Stephen J. Simpson University of Sydney

and Angela E. Douglas Cornell University, New York

Building on the strengths of Chapman’s original text, this 5th edition has been updated by a team of eminent insect physiologists. The chapters focus on functional systems rather than taxonomic groups, providing a comprehensive understanding of how insects work. It remains the essential text for students, researchers and applied entomologists.

system, blood and the immune system Angela E. Douglas and Michael T. Siva-Jothy; 6. Fat body Deborah K. Hoshizaki; Part II. The Thorax and Locomotion: 7. Thorax Graham K. Taylor; 8. Legs and locomotion Graham K. Taylor; 9. Wings and flight Graham K. Taylor; 10. Muscles John C. Sparrow; Part III. The Abdomen, Reproduction and Development: 11. Abdomen Leigh W. Simmons; 12. Reproductive system: male Leigh W. Simmons; 13. Reproductive system: female Leigh W. Simmons; 14. The egg and embryology Michael R. Strand; 15. Postembryonic development Stuart Reynolds; Part IV. The Integument, Gas Exchange and Homeostasis: 16. Integument Hans Merzendorfer; 17. Gaseous exchange Jon F. Harrison and Lutz Thilo Wasserthal; 18. Excretion and salt and water regulation Julian Dow; 19. Thermal relations John S. Terblanche; Part V. Communication; Section 1. Physiological Co-ordination within the Insect: 20. Nervous system Stephen Rogers; 21. Endocrine system Stuart Reynolds; Section 2. Perception of the Environment: 22. Vision Michael F. Land and Lars Chittka; 23. Mechanoreception Tom Matheson; 24. Chemoreception Bronwen Cribb and David Merritt; Section 3. Communication with other Organisms: 25. Visual signals: colour and light production Peter Vukusic and Lars Chittka; 26. Mechanical communication: producing sound and substrate vibrations Ralf Heinrich; 27. Chemical communication: pheromones and chemicals with interspecific significance Jeremy McNeil and Jocelyn G. Millar; Taxonomic index; Subject index. 2012 246 x 189 mm 850pp 597 b/w illus.  29 tables   978-0-521-11389-2 Paperback Publication November 2012

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‘The coverage in most sections is breathtakingly thorough and the writing is lucid and well targeted to the audience.’ Sanford D. Eigenbrode, University of Idaho Contents: Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The scope of insect ecology; Part II. Behavioral Ecology: 2. Behavior, mating systems, and sexual selection; 3. Social insects: the evolution and ecological consequences of sociality; Part III. Species Interactions: 4. Plant and herbivore interactions; 5. Lateral interactions: competition, amensalism, and facilitation; 6. Mutualisms; 7. Prey and predator interactions; 8. Host and parasite interactions; 2011 246 x 189 mm 816pp 259 b/w illus.  36 tables   978-0-521-83488-9 Hardback 978-0-521-54260-9 Paperback

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Written for students of medical entomology, the fifth edition of this popular textbook has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest strategies for controlling insects, ticks and mites. Useful features include a glossary of entomological and epidemiological terms and a list of commonly used insecticides and their common trade names. Review of the Third Edition ‘… a very well written book that is well suited for its purpose as an introduction for students … it would serve well as a quick refresher to the subject even for experienced medical entomologists.’ The Lancet 2012 228 x 152 mm 324pp 128 b/w illus.  32 colour illus.   978-1-107-66818-8 Paperback


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Synthesises discussion surrounding the ‘everything is everywhere’ hypothesis, bringing together viewpoints of leading experts in taxonomy, ecology and biogeography. ‘This book is a reservoir of ideas on the biogeography of microorganisms and their potentials and limits compared to macroorganisms. It aids in understanding the spatial patterns and the general processes in biogeography. The writers’ passions are obvious and the book is of great interest for anyone interested [in] the topic.’ Télesphore Sime-Ngando, L&O Bulletin ‘… thorough and readable … helps to move the field beyond the EiE discussion to the many outstanding and varied questions about the distribution of microbial diversity.’ Frontiers of Biogeography 2011 246 x 189 mm 384pp 75 b/w illus.  1 colour illus.   978-0-521-76670-8 Hardback


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Flowers on the Tree of Life Edited by Livia Wanntorp Swedish Museum of Natural History

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A broad introduction to modern flower systematics that demonstrates the enormous potential morphological studies have in botanical research. Experts in floral morphology and evolution highlight important parts of the tree of life for which morphological and ontogenetic studies have had a major impact in clarifying relationships and evolution. 2011 246 x 189 mm 326pp 79 b/w illus.  9 tables   978-0-521-76599-2 Hardback


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‘Every so often, a researcher or teacher comes across a book and exclaims ‘I wish I had had a book like this when I started!’ … Statistics Explained is such a book. Steve McKillup writes with empathy for students’ anxiety about statistics. He replaces complex-looking formulae with graphics and realistic examples. He is a biologist writing for fellowbiologists … the book … explains why the statistical test is needed before describing the test. Essential features of good survey and experimental design are clearly outlined … This is not ‘just another biostatistics textbook’. Its sheer readability will restore confidence to the most anxious student while experienced researchers will savour the clarity of the explanations of the common univariate and multivariate analyses … an ideal core text for anyone teaching or studying biostatistics …’ Andrew Boulton, University of New England, Australia 2011 228 x 152 mm 418pp 199 b/w illus.  102 tables  51 exercises   978-1-107-00551-8 Hardback £50.00  978-0-521-18328-4 Paperback £26.99 

Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands University of Cambridge

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Bringing together more than 30 experienced and successful science communicators from across the academic, commercial and media worlds ‘telling it like it is’, this practical, one-stop resource is essential reading for practising scientists and other professionals who want to share their knowledge. ‘… a book that should be recommended reading for all those who are involved in any way with science. There is no better current comprehensive and succinct source that gives such an excellent background to the issues around science communication and explains how to engage with the public, with much valuable practical advice.’ Sir Walter Bodmer, FRS 2011 228 x 152 mm 492pp 62 b/w illus.   978-1-107-00332-3 Hardback £65.00  978-0-521-17678-1 Paperback £27.99  eBook available

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