This note utilizes an integrative approach to
examine conservation, sustainability, and biodiversity of tropical ecosystems.
Topics covered includes: Tropical life zones, The rainforest and how it
functions, Evolution in the tropics, Tropical plants, Tropical plant compounds
and Bioprospecting, Plant-Animal Interactions, Tropical birds and mammals,
Tropical fish, amphibians and reptiles, Humans and the rainfores, Global
environmental problems and the future of tropical ecosystems.
This note covers the
following topics: Forests and Society, Ecosystem Concept and Forest Ecosystem
Goods, Forest Population Ecology, Forest Community Ecology, Forest Production
Ecology, Forest Nutrition and Biogeochemistry, Forest Silviculture, Forest
Restoration, Forest Restoration and Forest Conservation.
aim of this note is to introduce students to the basic variables associated with
the studying of the natural resources in our world. Topics covered includes:
Nature of resources, Man and the natural environment, Sustainability in the use
of resources, Policies, laws and regulations on natural resources, Instruments
of environmental protection, Conflicts in resource conservation, Economic,
cultural, political and social considerations in resource, conservation and
management, Watershed management and nature reserves, Wildlife conservation in
Africa and Emerging issues in resources conservations.
Author, Clements is best known for his
theory of community development or plant succession. The authors were brought
together in this task of attempting to correlate the fields of plant and animal
ecology by the common belief that it would tend to advance the science of
ecology in general.
Edward Clements and Victor E. Shelford
Aim of this book is to bring out a
general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies,
invading species, the response of organisms to modifications, the carbon
dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse
This practical dictionary is for the
use of students, teachers, and investigators in ecology and related fields such
as range management, forestry, wildlife, conservation, agronomy, and limnology.
The aim of this dictionary is to fill the need for definitions of many new terms
that have come into usage during the past thirty years and also to include many
of the old terms that are used in current literature.
This Introductory Ecology
Module explains the hierarchical structure of ecology-species, populations,
communities, and ecosystems. Each lecture will focus on a key ecological
principle then provide applied examples to further demonstrate the concept.