Novel Ecosystems

Rating: Richard J Hobbs, Eric S Higgs and Carol M Hall (eds). 2013. Novel Ecosystems – Intervening in the new ecological world order. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 1183 5422 3 It’s not every day that you get to see a new perspective in a subject but this text might well be one such case. The central argument is that since we can’t “win” in some areas because invasive species have taken over then we might as well learn to […]

Ecology of Freshwaters 4e.

Rating: Brian Moss. 2010. Ecology of Freshwaters – a view for the 21st century. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978 1 4051 1332 8. Brian Moss seems synonymous with freshwater ecology as this citation notes. Having used the first edition of this book way back in 1980 when it was first published it is pleasing to be able to report on the latest incarnation. However, it’s more than just meeting a new version; freshwaters are becoming a key part of the environmental debate […]