Always setting a high standard for scientific publishing, Johns Hopkins University Press titles span the range of our natural history subject areas providing solid high-quality research from top academics. These ten books from JHUP have been – and continue to be – bestsellers at NHBS, and they are all on special offer at 35% off [...]
Tag Archives | Ecosystems
Continuing our selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion and Restoration Edited by Christa P. H. Mulder, Wendy B Anderson, David R Towns and Peter J Bellingham What? A large-scale global analysis of the ecology of seabird islands from contributors with experience of fifteen island systems. Why? Synthesizing research [...]
Two key studies of seabird ecology and behaviour have arrived in stock this week: Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion and Restoration Edited by Christa P H Mulder, Wendy B Anderson, David R Towns and Peter Bellingham This book, written collaboratively by and for ecologists and resource managers, provides the first large-scale cross-system compilation, comparison, and synthesis [...]
Continuing our new weekly selection of the very best titles available through NHBS: Animal Migration: A Synthesis Edited by EJ Milner-Gulland, John M Fryxell and Anthony R E Sinclair What? A collection of papers drawing together all the very latest theory and research about animal migration, presented thematically, and suitable for graduate students, and researchers [...]
News from BirdLife International A new report has been published which provides an analysis of the value of mangroves and coral reefs to the tourism and fisheries industry in the Dominican Republic. Coastal Capital: Valuing Coastal Ecosystems in the Dominican Republic, released yesterday by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Reef Check-Dominican Republic also looks at [...]
Norman Maclean, editor of the best-selling Silent Summer, talks to NHBS about his career, early home-grown experiments with nature conservation and the state of wildlife policy in Britain today. What first inspired you to pursue your field of study, and how old were you? I have been interested in wildlife since my earliest years (aged 6), being [...]
Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future.
Written by a team of the country’s leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.
With a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.
Plankton: A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality is now in stock at NHBS – this practical book is a key reference for environment managers, water authority ecologists, coastal engineers and research libraries. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and describes its use as a [...]
The long-running Biology of Habitats series from Oxford University Press is the only habitat by habitat treatment of the planet’s biota. Each title in this fantastic series gives an integrated overview of the physiology, ecology and behaviour of the organisms in a specific habitat. These books are intended for use by students studying biological or [...]
Some key new books on estuaries and coastal wetlands have just arrived at NHBS, including Estuaries: Dynamics, Mixing, Sedimentation and Morphology – an in-depth summary of estuarine processes. Other highlights include Ecology of Aquatic Systems with its broad survey of freshwater and marine systems and The Rivers of Europe, a comprehensive new primary source of [...]
1. The Bird Photography Field Guide 2. Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland 3. Herpetofauna Workers' Manual 4. A Field Guide to the Birds of Brazil 5. Bird Monitoring Methods 6. Birdwatching in Northern Greece 7. Primates of Africa - Poster 8. Ecology 9. Field Guide to the Seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands 10. The Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts
Recently on the Hoopoe
- Ladybirds: an interview with Helen Roy, Ecological Entomologist at the BRC
- The birding ID guide revolutionary Richard Crossley, interviewed by NHBS
- The World’s Rarest Birds: an interview with author and birder Erik Hirschfeld
- The Cambrian Explosion: an interview with paleobiologist and author Douglas H. Erwin
- Stewart McPherson’s Sarraceniaceae volumes reviewed in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society