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1 Vicenc Mendez Stochastic foundations in movement ecology I02373 eBook  
2 Michael Stocker Hear where we are I02327 eBook  
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TitleStochastic foundations in movement ecology : anomalous diffusion, front propagation and random searches
Author(s)Vicenc Mendez;Daniel Campos;Frederic Bartumeus
Description1 online resource (xvii, 310 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteThis book presents the fundamental theory for non-standard diffusion problems in movement ecology. L vy processes and anomalous diffusion have shown to be both powerful and useful tools for qualitatively and quantitatively describing a wide variety of spatial population ecological phenomena and dynamics, such as invasion fronts and search strategies. Adopting a self-contained, textbook-style approach, the authors provide the elements of statistical physics and stochastic processes on which the modeling of movement ecology is based and systematically introduce the physical characterization of ecological processes at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels. The explicit definition of these levels and their interrelations is particularly suitable to coping with the broad spectrum of space and time scales involved in bio-ecological problems. Including numerous exercises (with solutions), this text is aimed at graduate students and newcomers in this field at the interface of theoretical ecology, mathematical biology and physics
Contents NoteElements of Probability Theory -- Introduction to Stochastic Processes -- Microscopic, Mesoscopic and Macroscopic Descriptions of Dispersal- Continuous-Time Random Walks and Anomalous Diffusion -- Reaction-Dispersal Models and Front Propagation -- Stochastic Optimal Foraging Theory -- Cell Motion and Chemotaxis -- Host-Pathogen Interactions -- Biological Invasions -- Random Search in Model Organisms
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. COMPLEXITY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Genetics and Population Dynamics 6. PHYSICS 7. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General 8. Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models 9. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics 10. Zoogeography
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TitleHear where we are : sound, ecology, and sense of place
Author(s)Michael Stocker
Description1 online resource (xvi, 200 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteThroughout history, hearing and sound perception have been typically framed in the context of how sound conveys information and how that information influences the listener. Hear Where We Are inverts this premise and examines how humans and other hearing animals use sound to establish acoustical relationships with their surroundings. This simple inversion reveals a panoply of possibilities by which we can re-evaluate how hearing animals use, produce, and perceive sound. Nuance in vocalizations become signals of enticement or boundary setting; silence becomes a field ripe in auditory possibilities; predator/prey relationships are infused with acoustic deception, and sounds that have been considered territorial cues become the fabric of cooperative acoustical communities. This inversion also expands the context of sound perception into a larger perspective that centers on biological adaptation within acoustic habitats. Here, the rapid synchronized flight patterns of flocking birds and the tight maneuvering of schooling fish becomes an acoustic engagement. Likewise, when stridulating crickets synchronize their summer evening chirrups, it has more to do with the cricket community monitoring their collective boundaries rather than individual crickets establishing personal territory or breeding fitness. In Hear Where We Are the author continuously challenges many of the bio-acoustic orthodoxies, reframing the entire inquiry into sound perception and communication. By moving beyond our common assumptions, many of the mysteries of acoustical behavior become revealed, exposing a fresh and fertile panorama of acoustical experience and adaptation. Praise for Hear Where We Are: Hear Where We Are is as poetic as it is informative - in the tradition of some of the best scientific writing." Julia Whitty, Author, Deep Blue Home: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean Hear Where We Are opens up an entirely new way of understanding not only sound perception but our place within the world I no longer just hear my surroundings, rather I am now aware of how deeply sound shapes my relationship to the world around me... Kevin W. Kelley, Author, The Home Planet
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
Keyword(s)1. Animal sounds 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / General 5. Sound production by animals
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