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This Science Screen Report explores the challenges that marine plants and animals face in rocky shoreline areas, and vividly illustrates the diversity of those life forms. Examining crustaceans, gastropods, mollusks, and other shoreline creatures, the program shows how tide pools form a marine sub-habitat, and how rocky shore dwellers have evolved specific abilities to survive powerful waves and gather food from the ebb and flow of tides. The medicinal value of certain tidal zone organisms is also discussed in detail (25 minutes)
Marine ecologists take biopsy samples from humpback whales to study the effects of climate change. The samples allow for genetic and dietary studies of whales. Water samples are taken from different depths in the ocean..(9 minutes)
Examines the efforts made by scientists in the fields of environment, environmental protection, and environmental science. Covering a range of topics - including the Earth sciences, atmosphere, oceans, ecology, animals, plants, and exploration - this title provides a panorama of accounts of particular discoveries and the people who made them.
Human ecology is the study of the interrelationships between humans and their environment, drawing on diverse fields from biology and geography to sociology, engineering, and architecture. Steiner admirably synthesizes these perspectives through the lens of landscape architecture, a discipline that requires its practitioners to consciously connect humans and their environments. After laying out eight principles for understanding human ecology, the book's chapters build from the smallest scale of connection--our homes--and expand to community scales, regions, nations, and, ultimately, examine global relationships between people and nature.
Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From Theory to Practice describes the challenges and opportunities relating to the restoration of freshwater and estuarine wetlands in natural, agricultural, and urban environments in the coming century. The underpinnings of restoration, driven by ecological (disturbance, dispersal, succession) theory, are described and applied to various activities (restoring hydrology, soils, and biota) that are used to improve the short- and long-term success of wetland restoration projects.