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Freshwater ecosystems



Une troisième voie entre l’État et le marché

A third way between the State and the market

Discussion with Elinor Ostrom


M. Antona, F. Bousquet

Edition 2017

Following the trip to France by the 2009 Nobel Prizewinner in Economic Sciences, Elinor Ostrom, the authors of this work set out her teaching based on her direct interactions with the public. It is an entire critique of conventional economic theories that is expressed and a renewal of social sciences thinking that is taking place. Elinor Ostrom developed an alternative path to the State and the market in her work and experiences; this targeted desirable trajectories for the social and ecological systems.


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Can man accept his limitations?

Can man accept his limitations?


G. Boeuf, J. Toussaint, B. Swynghedauw, S. Royal

Edition 2017

The effects of climate change are juxtaposed with the direct damage to the environment, for all living species. Are we going to be able to react in time? In the continuity of the work "Can man adapt to himself?", the most renowned French scientific experts give their opinions on our adaptation capacities and limitations in relation to current and future global changes. Among the main resistance factors, biological factors are considered in the same light as demographic, economic, social and psychological conditions. The positioning of the human species in its ecosystems is the question raised.


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Histoire de la pêche à la ligne

History of line fishing

Through water and over time


P. Juhel

Edition 2016

This book takes us through fresh water line fishing techniques from antiquity to 1930, year marking the beginning of the new era of innovative material which gradually replaced the ancestral know-how to better adapt to the individual behavior each fish species. It brilliantly takes us on a country stroll skilfully combining ecology, biodiversity, history and literature.


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Les services écosystemiques

Ecosystem services

Rethinking the relationship between nature and society


D. Pesche, P. Méral

Edition 2016

Over the last ten years, the concept of "ecosystem services" has become an essential part of our vocabulary when talking about biodiversity. This book discusses the origins, causes and consequences of this notion; it delves into the origin and dissemination of the concept, its spread to different areas around the nation and its actual or potential implementation through instruments or policies. 


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Quelles rivieres pour demain ?

Which Rivers for Tomorrow?

Thoughts on the Ecology and Restoration of Water Courses


C. Lévêque

Edition 2016

This book explores all aspects of man’s relations with rivers, from the legal status of water courses to the notion of “good ecological state”, via their animal population, the exploitation of their resources, the aquatic landscapes, the policies of large river cities and the imaginary world of running water. Of the view that the environment serves humanity, not the reverse, the author also wonders about the relevance of the concept of ecological “restoration”.


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Sensitivity Analysis and Exploration of Models

Sensitivity Analysis and Exploration of Models

Applications to Environmental Sciences


R. Faivre, S. Mahévas, D. Makowski, H. Monod, B. Iooss

Edition 2013

This work provides an overview of various models of sensitivity analysis and exploration of models developed in oceanography, fishery, environment, water management, ecology, agronomy, etc. It suggests an approach for choosing the method most suitable for its need and shows how to apply these methods in reality. It is targeting modellers and model users who wish to acquire or consolidate their understanding of analytical methods and exploring models through simulations.


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Introduction d'especes dans les milieux

Introduction d'especes dans les milieux

Should We Be Frightened of Biological Invasions?


C. Lévêque, J. Beisel

Edition 2010
Introducing species, currently a core ecological issue, is often perceived as a threat or as an inevitable phenomenon to which we must adapt. Should we really fear biological invasions?
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Derriere chez moi, y'a un etang :

Derriere chez moi, y'a un etang :

Ponds - Yesterday's Texts, Observations of Today and Tomorrow


R. Billard

Edition 2010

Basing himself on ancient literature, Roland Billard explains the techniques of construction and exploiting ponds and their use by past and present rural societies.


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Les lamproies en Europe de l'Ouest

Les lamproies en Europe de l'Ouest

Stages, Species and Habitats


P. Elie, C. Taverny

Edition 2010

How can we recognise the three lamprey species present in Western Europe and identify their habitats? How can we ensure better protection and sustainable management for these species?


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Le lac d'annecy et son plancton

Le lac d'annecy et son plancton


J. Druart, G. Balvay

Edition 2009

This summary places Lake Annecy within its environment. It describes how the physico-chemistry of its water and its microoorganisms have changed, along with its biocoenosis, from the appearance of new fish species to the disappearance of others.


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