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Measuring Plant Diversity

Author: Thomas J. Stohlgren
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195172337
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Presenting sampling approaches, designs and field techniques for measuring plant diversity, this book lays out a range of methods for mapping and measuring species diversity.

New Perspectives On The History Of Life Sciences And Agriculture

Author: Denise Phillips
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319121855
Size: 36.84 MB
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This volume explores problems in the history of science at the intersection of life sciences and agriculture, from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Taking a comparative national perspective, the book examines agricultural practices in a broad sense, including the practices and disciplines devoted to land management, forestry, soil science, and the improvement and management of crops and livestock. The life sciences considered include genetics, microbiology, ecology, entomology, forestry, and deal with US, European, Russian, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese contexts. The book shows that the investigation of the border zone of life sciences and agriculture raises many interesting questions about how science develops. In particular it challenges one to re-examine and take seriously the intimate connection between scientific development and the practical goals of managing and improving – perhaps even recreating – the living world to serve human ends. Without close attention to this zone it is not possible to understand the emergence of new disciplines and transformation of old disciplines, to evaluate the role and impact of such major figures of science as Humboldt and Mendel, or to appreciate how much of the history of modern biology has been driven by national ambitions and imperialist expansion in competition with rival nations.

Biology Laboratory Set Student Manual

Author: Christian Liberty Press
Publisher: Christian Liberty Press
ISBN: 9781930367944
Size: 61.11 MB
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Student Study Guide/Lab Manual for Biology: A Search for Order in Complexity. Provides biology students with a wide variety of hands-on experiments that will enhance their biology study. This laboratory manual is designed for a day-school setting, rather than a homeschool setting, but most of the experiments and activities can be still done at home.

Assessing Carbon Stocks And Modelling Win Win Scenarios Of Carbon Sequestration Through Land Use Changes

Author: Raul Ponce-Hernandez
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251051580
Size: 21.54 MB
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This publication contains a methodology and software tools for assessing carbon stocks and modelling scenarios of carbon sequestration developed and tested in pilot field studies in Mexico and Cuba. The models and tools enable the analysis of land use change scenarios in order to identify in a given area (watershed or district) land use alternatives and land management practices that can both maximise food production, soil carbon sequestration and biodiversity and minimize land degradation. The aims is to develop and implement "win-win" options that satisfy the multiple goals of farmers, land users and other stakeholders in relation to food security, carbon sequestration, biodiversity and land conservation. The publication also contains a CD-ROM including three case studies and a Soil-C program demo, program and user manual.