The biology of disturbed habitats.

The biology of disturbed habitats. Lawrence R. Walker.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Octavo, laminated boards, black and white photographs.

This book provides readers with both the conceptual underpinnings and practical advice required to comprehend and address the unprecedented environmental challenges facing humans. This book examines both natural and anthropogenic disturbances in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. It explores how nutrients and productivity are altered in the disturbed habitats, the effects of disturbance on biodiversity, and the spatial and temporal dynamics of organisms that colonize disturbed habitats. This book also addresses how to manage disturbances through appropriate conservation and restoration measures, and discusses how climate change and overpopulation now represent the most challenging disturbances at a global scale. Also available in paperback [stock id 33421].

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