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Diversity of Ecosystems

Edited by Mahamane Ali

Abdou Moumouni University, Niger

The ecosystems present a great diversity worldwide and use various functionalities according to ecologic regions. In this new context of variability and climatic changes, these ecosystems undergo notable modifications amplified by domestic uses of which it was subjected to. Indeed the ecosystems render diverse services to humanity from their composition and structure but the tolerable levels are unknown. The preservation of these ecosystemic services needs a clear understanding of their complexity. The role of research is not only to characterise the ecosystems but also to clearly define the tolerable usage levels. Their characterisation proves to be important not only for the local populations that use it but also for the conservation of biodiversity. Hence, the measurement, management and protection of ecosystems need innovative and diverse methods. For all these reasons, the 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 conditions.

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Diversity of EcosystemsEdited by Mahamane Ali

Published: April 27th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2276

ISBN: 978-953-51-0572-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5289-7

Copyright year: 2012

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43826 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

67 Web of Science Citations

74 Dimensions Citations


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1. Macrofaunistic Diversity in Vallisneria americana Michx. in a Tropical Wetland, Southern Gulf of Mexico

By Alberto J. Sánchez, Rosa Florido, Miguel Ángel Salcedo, Violeta Ruiz-Carrera, Hugo Montalvo-Urgel and Andrea Raz-Guzman


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2. Impacts of Carbon Dioxide Gas Leaks from Geological Storage Sites on Soil Ecology and Above-Ground Vegetation

By Raveendra H. Patil


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3. How to Keep Deep-Sea Animals

By Hiroshi Miyake, Mitsugu Kitada, Dhugal J. Lindsay, Toshishige Itoh, Suguru Nemoto and Tetsuya Miwa


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4. An introduced Polychaete in South America - Ecologic Affinities of Manayunkia speciosa (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) and the Oligochaetes of Uruguay River, Argentina

By Laura Armendariz, Fernando Spaccesi and Alberto Rodrigues Capitulo


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5. Evaluation of Aquatic Ecosystem Health Using the Potential Non Point Pollution Index (PNPI) Tool

By Camilla Puccinelli, Stefania Marcheggiani, Michele Munafò, Paolo Andreani and Laura Mancini


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6. Long Term Changes in Abundance and Spatial Distribution of Pelagic Agonidae, Ammodytidae, Liparidae, Cottidae, Myctophidae and Stichaeidae in the Barents Sea

By Elena Eriksen, Tatyana Prokhorova and Edda Johannesen


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7. Rangelands in Arid Ecosystem

By Selim Zedan Heneidy


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8. Desertification-Climate Change Interactions - Mexico's Battle Against Desertification

By Carlos Arturo Aguirre-Salado, Eduardo Javier Treviño-Garza, Oscar Alberto Aguirre-Calderón, Javier Jiménez-Pérez, Marco Aurelio González-Tagle and José René Valdez-Lazalde


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9. Envisioning Ecosystems - Biodiversity, Infirmity and Affectivity

By Diana Domingues, Cristiano Miosso, Lourdes Brasil, Rafael Morgado and Adson Rocha


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10. Ecological Research of Arctic Restricted Exchange Environments (Kandalaksha Bay, White Sea, Russian Arctic)

By Sofia Koukina, Alexander Vetrov and Nikolai Belyaev


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11. Two Species and Three Species Ecological Modeling - Homotopy Analysis

By Venkata Sundaranand Putcha


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12. Stable Isotope Research in Southern African Birds

By Craig T. Symes


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13. The Impact of Shelterbelts on Mulch Decomposition and Colonization by Fauna in Adjacent Fields

By M. Szanser


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14. New Technologies for Ecosystem Analysis Planning and Management

By Pietro Picuno, Alfonso Tortora, Carmela Sica and Rocco Capobianco


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15. Extreme Climatic Events as Drivers of Ecosystem Change

By Robert C. Godfree


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16. Primary Producers of the Barents Sea

By Pavel Makarevich, Elena Druzhkova and Viktor Larionov


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17. Protecting Ecosystems from Underground Invasions - Seed Bank Dynamics in a Semi-Arid Shrub-Steppe

By David R. Clements and Lynne B. Atwood


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18. Changes to Marine Trophic Networks Caused by Fishing

By Andrés F. Navia, Enric Cortés, Ferenc Jordán, Víctor H. Cruz-Escalona and Paola A. Mejía-Falla


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19. Diversity and Dynamics of Plant Communities in Niger River Valley (W Regional Park)

By A. Mahamane, M. Zaman Allah, M. Saadou and J. Lejoly


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20. Ecological Flexibility of the Top Predator in an Island Ecosystem - Food Habit of the Iriomote Cat

By Shinichi Watanabe


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