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Étonnants envahisseurs

Astonishing invaders

These species from elsewhere


V. Albouy

Edition 2017

Asian hornet, slipper limpet, zebra mussel, Colorado beetle, Dutch elm disease, Siberian chipmunk, Japanese knotweed, rose-ringed parakeet, primrose willow, African sacred ibis, coypu, etc. What are these exotic invasive species? How did they arrive among us and what happens when they are here? Do we know whether these invasive species can also constitute resources for other species and even be beneficial to human activities? In the style of a captivating survey using many examples, this book provides access to all the scientific explanations on these invasion phenomena.


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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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Guide des plantes invasives

Guide des plantes invasives


G. Fried

Edition 2017

Ce guide décrit plus de 120 espèces invasives ou potentiellement invasives en France et pays limitrophes. Pour chaque espèce, une fiche descriptive, avec photos et données indispensables permettent une identification sûre.


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La loire fluviale et estuarienne

The Loire, river and estuary

A changing environment


F. Moatar, N. Dupont

Edition 2016

This book is a synthesis of twenty years of work under the Loire Grandeur Nature Plan. It describes the current body of knowledge on the functioning of the fluvial-estuary Loire River system, the effects of human activities and efforts made to maintain a lasting balance.


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Les sols. Intégrer leur multifonctionnalité pour une gestion durable

Soil

Multifunctionality at the service of sustainable management


A. Bispo, H. Soubelet, C. Guellier, C. Chenu, J. Sapijanskas, E. Martin

Edition 2016

Ranging from the establishment of indicators for urban planning to the measurement of coal stocks and including legal and economic instruments for soil protection, this book from the Gessol programme summarises the latest biotechnical and general knowledge on the subject. It underscores the importance of sustainable land management among global challenges and identifies possible levers of action.


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Que ferons-nous des canards sauvages ?

What to do about wild ducks?

Hunting, Nature and Adaptive Management


R. Mathevet, M. Guillemain

Edition 2016

This book presents the biology and habits of wild ducks and also the network of players who interact with them. It invites readers to analyse recent developments in humankind’s relationship with wildlife and nature in general. This book is not intended as a mere natural history of ducks and humankind, but is rather an invitation to make sustainable use of the wild duck population and the natural environment in general in the context of a changing world.


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Guide des lichens de France

Guide des lichens de France

Lichens des roches


C. Van Haluwyn, J. Asta, M. Bertrand

Edition 2016

Ce guide de référence sur les lichens des roches traite 320 espèces et sous-espèces. Des fiches descriptives détaillées et plus de 500 photographies permettent une identification facile.


Diffusion/Distribution libraires exclusive : Belin Diffusion


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Valeurs de la biodiversité et systemes écosystémiques

Values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services

Interdisciplinary perspectives


V. Maris, H. Levrel, P. Roche, I. Geijzendorffer

Edition 2016

As pressure continues to increase on natural environments, work on the multiple values of the biodiversity and ecosystem services can help in understanding better the interactions between nature and society, anticipating the disruptions to come and designing appropriate measures for dealing with them. This book fuels the society debate on our relationship with nature and underlines the major questions that should be at the heart of biodiversity research policies in the years to come.


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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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Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae

Boom in the New Green Revolution


J. Fortin, C. Plenchette, Y. Piché

Edition 2016

Mycorrhizae are formed by microscopic fungi which work wonders in horticulture by working in symbiosis with plant roots. The scientific and practical interest of these symbioses for all plants has been demonstrated clearly in horticulture, agriculture, forestry and the environment. This new edition aims to make people understand the biology of mycorrhizae and how to take advantage of them in a great many aspects of plant cultivation and protection whilst maintaining natural balances.


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