Mediterranean Ecosystems: Dynamics, Management and Conservation

$210.00

Gina S. Williams (Editor)

Series: Earth Sciences in the 21st Century, Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: NAT045050

This new book presents topical research in the study of the management and conservation of Mediterranean ecosystems. Also discussed in this compilation is conserving biodiversity through the protection and management of forest fragments in changing semiarid Mediterranean landscapes and the implications of land use changes in Mediterranean mountain ecosystems by rural abandonment. (Imprint: Nova)

 

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Preface

Conservation of European Wildcat (Felis Silvestris) in Mediterranean Environments: A Reassessment of Current Threats, pp. 1-32
(Jorge Lozano, Aurelio F. Malo, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Mostoles, Madrid, Spain, and others)

The Aerial Arthropod Community as a Descriptor of Farming Management in Arable Systems: From a Taxonomical to a Functional Approach, pp. 33-56
(Berta Caballero-López, José M. Blanco-Moreno, Juli Pujade-Villar, Daniel Ventura, Josep A. Sánchez, F. Xavier Sans, Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Comparing Several Mathematical Methods to Predict Potential Distribution of Mediterranean Forest Types using CORINE Land Cover Data and Soil Related Variables, pp. 57-76
(María Anaya-Romero, Rafael Pino, Antonio Jordán, Lorena Martínez-Zavala, Nicolás Bellinfante, Departamento de Cristalografía, Mineralogía y Química Agrícola, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain, and others)

Conserving Biodiversity through the Protection and Management of Forest Fragments in Changing Semiarid Mediterranean Landscapes, pp. 77-100
(Francisco Robledano Aymerich, Víctor M. Zapata Pérez, Department of Ecology and Hidrology, University of Murcia, Espinardo, Spain)

Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Soil Food Webs in a Mediterranean Arid Ecosystem, pp. 101-114
(Enrique Doblas-Miranda, Francisco Sanchez-Pinero, Adela Gonzalez-Megias, Centre de Recerca Ecologica I Aplicacions Forestals, Spain)

Microbial Ecosystem of Traditional Dry Fermented Sausages in Mediterranean Countries and Slovakia, pp. 115-128
(R. Talon, I. Lebert, S. Leroy, M. Garriga, T. Aymerich, E.H. Drosinos, E. Zanardi, A. Ianieri, M.J. Fraqueza, L. Patarata, A. Laukova, INRA, Saint-Genès Champanelle, France, and others)
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Dynamics of a Very Special Mediterranean Coastal Area: The Gulf of Naples, pp. 129-150
(Daniela Cianelli, Marco Uttieri, Berardino Buonocore, Pierpaolo Falco, Giovanni Zambardino, Enrico Zambianchi, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Naples, Italy, and others)

Shrub Plants and Associated Mycorrhizal Fungi Sustainably Improve the Native Tree Establishment in Mediterranean Ecosystems, pp. 151-166
(Najat Manaut, Kaoutar Chaffii, Ahmed Ouhammou, Lahcen Ouahmane, Jean Thioulouse, Mohamed Hafidi, Ali Boumezzough, Yves Prin, Antoine Galiana, Ezekiel Baudoin, Michel Lebrun, Robin Duponnois, Laboratoire Ecologie & Environment, Morocco, and others)

Index, pp. 167-174

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