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Landscape Architecture - The Sense of Places, Models and Applications

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ISBN: 9781789237122 9781789237139 Year: Pages: 358 DOI: 10.5772/68006 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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This book is intended as both an introduction to the discipline for students of landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, and a source of continuing interest for more experienced environmental designers. The book offers various materials for landscape architects and other planning professionals. The book is divided into 4 parts and 17 chapters. Part I ""Introduction to the Landscape Architecture Theme"" is general reading on landscape architecture. Part II ""Art's Replica and Landscape Architecture Model"" includes three chapters. This part represents a theoretical and sensitive visual interpretation of landscape architecture. Part III ""Sustainable Prototypes of a Contemporary Landscape Architecture"" includes four chapters, with sustainability as a concept and guiding thought. Part IV ""Landscape Architecture Around the World (Study Cases)"" includes 9 chapters with many examples from different geographical practical cases.

Land Use - Assessing the Past, Envisioning the Future

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ISBN: 9781789857030 9781789857047 Year: Pages: 316 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.75839 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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The intensive increase in land use change is considered both a source of richness and a serious problem to landscape sustainability. In this scenario, although land use change plays a very important role for societal development, the impact of land use changes on economic, social, and ecological functions requires special attention. The new environmental paradigms associated with globalization and progressive climate change will certainly intensify the entropy and the instability in most of the existing land-uses. In this regard, this book aims to highlight a body of knowledge related to the discussion of the opportunities and challenges associated with the development of new sustainable landscapes, considering current and future challenges related to land-use changes and planning.

Advances in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation

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ISBN: 9789535139577 9789535139584 9789535140238 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.5772/67970 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ecology
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The pollution of soil and groundwater by harmful chemical compounds and heavy metals is becoming very serious in many countries. Although remediation is necessary as soon as possible, the performance of conventional bioremediation processes is not sufficient. This book deals with advances in bioremediation and phytoremediation processes by using excellent strains and a combination of processes. In the chapters of this book, the researchers have introduced the overall status of contamination; the characteristics of bioremediation using halobacteria, Candida yeast, and autochthonous bacteria; and phytoremediation using macrophytes. Moreover, other researchers introduced a process using biochar and electric currents, and this combination of processes and phytoremediation enhances the overall process.

Community and Global Ecology of Deserts

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ISBN: 9781789238938 9781789238945 Year: Pages: 112 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72093 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Ecology
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The aim and purpose of our book, Community and Global Ecology of Deserts, is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of desert ecological research. The ecology of deserts as a scientific discipline plays a key role in solving many of global problems due to collective adaptation methods and approaches of lifeforms living in extreme environments. If ecologists or environmental scientists are talking about desert ecological research, then almost everyone is thinking about specific desert flora, fauna, or desertification itself as a consequence of climate change, or sand dune-triggered disasters. In fact, the importance of ecological research in deserts is far more general and broader. We hope that our book will be interesting and useful for researchers, lecturers, students and anybody interested in this field.

Herbicides and Environment

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ISBN: 9789533074764 Year: Pages: 762 DOI: 10.5772/550 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biology
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Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for scientists working in the field of agriculture. It seems that the investigation of herbicide-induced effects on weeds, crop plants, ecosystems, microorganisms, and higher organism requires a multidisciplinary approach. Some important aspects regarding the multisided impacts of herbicides on the living world are highlighted in this book. I am sure that the readers will find a lot of helpful information, even if they are only slightly interested in the topic.

Research in Biodiversity - Models and Applications

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ISBN: 9789533077949 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.5772/1833 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology
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The book covers several topics of biodiversity researches and uses, containing 17 chapters grouped into 5 sections. It begins with an interesting chapter considering the ways in which the very biodiversity could be thought about. Noteworthy is the chapter expounding pretty original ""creativity theory of ecosystem"". There are several chapters concerning models describing relation between ecological niches and diversity maintenance, the factors underlying avian species imperilment, and diversity turnover rate of a local beetle group. Of special importance is the chapter outlining a theoretical model for morphological disparity in its most widened treatment. Several chapters consider regional aspects of biodiversity in Europe, Asia, Central and South America, among them an approach for monitoring conservation of the regional tropical phytodiversity in India is of special importance. Of interest is also a chapter considering the history of the very idea of biodiversity emergence in ecological researches.

Changing Diversity in Changing Environment

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ISBN: 9789533077963 Year: Pages: 404 DOI: 10.5772/1835 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biology
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As everybody knows, the dynamic interactions between biotic and abiotic factors, as well as the anthropic ones, considerably affect global climate changes and consequently biology, ecology and distribution of life forms of our planet. These important natural events affect all ecosystems, causing important changes on biodiversity. Systematic and phylogenetic studies, biogeographic distribution analysis and evaluations of diversity richness are focal topics of this book written by international experts, some even considering economical effects and future perspectives on the managing and conservation plans.

Biodiversity Loss in a Changing Planet

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ISBN: 9789533077079 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.5772/1832 Language: English
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Subject: Biology
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Every ecosystem is a complex organization of carefully mixed life forms; a dynamic and particularly sensible system. Consequently, their progressive decline may accelerate climate change and vice versa, influencing flora and fauna composition and distribution, resulting in the loss of biodiversity. Climate changes effects are the principal topics of this volume. Written by internationally renowned contributors, Biodiversity loss in a changing planet offers attractive study cases focused on biodiversity evaluations and provisions in several different ecosystems, analysing the current life condition of many life forms, and covering very different biogeographic zones of the planet.

The Dynamical Processes of Biodiversity - Case Studies of Evolution and Spatial Distribution

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ISBN: 9789533077727 Year: Pages: 378 DOI: 10.5772/1830 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biology
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Driven by the increasing necessity to define the biological diversity frame of widespread, endemic and threatened species, as well as by the stimulating chance to describe new species, the study of the evolutive and spatial dynamics is in constant execution. Systematic overviews, biogeographic and phylogenic backgrounds, species composition and distribution in restricted areas are focal topics of the 15 interesting independent chapters collected in this book, chosen to offer to the reader an overall view of the present condition in which our planet is.

Biodiversity Enrichment in a Diverse World

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ISBN: 9789535107187 9789535142874 Year: Pages: 520 DOI: 10.5772/3088 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biology
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This book - Biodiversity Enrichment in a Diverse World - considered biodiversity (plants, animals, fungi, and microbes) from three different angles: genetics, species, and ecosystems. The relationships between them are complex and it looks at these aspects from different angles and also various interventions at different levels. The scientific approach of the book demonstrates that the three levels are closely inter-connected and action is therefore needed to conserve and protect the systems if the benefits provided to human life will continue to be available. However, conservation of the biological diversity is essentially an umbrella term for traditional species, relationship to human health, ecosystem conservation and the need to manage the human use of the species and ecosystems in a sustainable way.

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