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Disturbance and Recovery of Ecological Systems: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 14-15 February 1995

by  A.A. MyersPaul S. Giller
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1996

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 194

ISBN: 9781874045397

This book covers the proceedings of a life sciences seminar held in 1995. The first section groups together papers concerned with processes of disturbance and recovery. These span natural processes such as floods and grazing competition from introduced species, and artificial processes caused by pollution, deforestation and aquaculture. The second section is concerned with restoration and management of disturbed ecosystems. A range of subject areas such as sea floor dredging, river drainage and mine tip restoration are dealt with. Practical management goals are proposed for issues such as trampling by tourists.

About the authors

A.A. Myers

Alan A. Myers is Emeritus Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork. His main research interests include the taxonomy of amphipod crustaceans particularly of the tropics, analytical biogeography and intertidal marine ecology. He is the editor of the New Survey of Clare Island: v. 3: Marine Intertidal Ecology (2002) and joint editor of Disturbance and Recovery of Ecological Systems: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 14-15 February 1995.

Paul S. Giller

Professor Paul Giller is a Zoologist and Ecologist in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork. His research expertise lies in population and community ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and freshwater biology. He is joint editor of Disturbance and Recovery of Ecological Systems: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 14-15 February 1995.