Download PDF or read online Connectivity Conservation Book by Kevin R. Crooks and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-11-02 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : One of the biggest threats to the survival of many plant and animal species is the destruction or fragmentation of their natural habitats. The conservation of landscape connections, where animals, plants, and ecological processes can move freely from one habitat to another, is therefore an essential part of any new conservation or environmental protection plan. In practice, however, maintaining, creating, and protecting connectivity in our increasingly dissected world is a daunting challenge. This fascinating volume provides a synthesis on the current status and literature of connectivity conservation research and implementation. It shows the challenges involved in applying existing knowledge to real-world examples and highlights areas in need of further study. Containing contributions from leading scientists and practitioners, this topical and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working in conservation biology and natural resource management.
Download PDF or read online The Connectivity Hypothesis Book by Ervin Laszlo and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2010-03-10 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Provides the foundations of a genuine unified field theory.
Download PDF or read online Brain Connectivity in Autism Book by Rajesh K. Kana and published by Frontiers E-books. This book was released on 2014-09-23 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The brain's ability to process information crucially relies on connectivity. Understanding how the brain processes complex information and how such abilities are disrupted in individuals with neuropsychological disorders will require an improved understanding of brain connectivity. Autism is an intriguingly complex neurodevelopmental disorder with multidimensional symptoms and cognitive characteristics. A biological origin for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) had been proposed even in the earliest published accounts (Kanner, 1943; Asperger, 1944). Despite decades of research, a focal neurobiological marker for autism has been elusive. Nevertheless, disruptions in interregional and functional and anatomical connectivity have been a hallmark of neural functioning in ASD. Theoretical accounts of connectivity perceive ASD as a cognitive and neurobiological disorder associated with altered functioning of integrative circuitry. Neuroimaging studies have reported disruptions in functional connectivity (synchronization of activated brain areas) during cognitive tasks and during task-free resting states. While these insights are valuable, they do not address the time-lagged causality and directionality of such correlations. Despite the general promise of the connectivity account of ASD, inconsistencies and methodological differences among studies call for more thorough investigations. A comprehensive neurological account of ASD should incorporate functional, effective, and anatomical connectivity measures and test the diagnostic utility of such measures. In addition, questions pertaining to how cognitive and behavioral intervention can target connection abnormalities in ASD should be addressed. This research topic of the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience addresses “Brain Connectivity in Autism” primarily from cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging perspectives.
Download PDF or read online Connectivity Conservation Management Book by Graeme L. Worboys and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-02-09 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated 'islands of wilderness' to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas and 'connectivity' thinking has started to expand to the regional and even the continental scale to match the challenges of conserving biodiversity in the face of global environmental change. This groundbreaking book is the first guide to connectivity conservation management at local, regional and continental scales. Written by leading conservation and protected area management specialists under the auspices of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, this guide brings together a decade and a half of practice and covers all aspects of connectivity planning and management The book establishes a context for managing connectivity conservation and identifies large scale naturally interconnected areas as critical strategic and adaptive responses to climate change. The second section presents 25 rich and varied case studies from six of the eight biogeographic realms of Earth, including the Cape Floristic Region of Africa, the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains, the Australian Alps to Atherton Corridor, and the Sacred Himalayan Landscape connectivity area (featuring Mount Everest.) The remarkable 3200 kilometre long Yellowstone to Yukon corridor of Canada and the United States of America is described in detail. The third section introduces a model for managing connectivity areas, shaped by input from IUCN workshops held in 2006 and 2008 and additional research. The final chapter identifies broad guidelines that need to be considered in undertaking connectivity conservation management prior to reinforcing the importance and urgency of this work. This handbook is a must have for all professionals in protected area management, conservation, land management and resource management from the field through senior management and policy. It is also an ideal reference for students and academics in geography, protected area management and from across the environmental and natural sciences, social sciences and landuse planning. Published with Wilburforce Foundation, WWF, ICIMOD, IUCN, WCPA, Australian Alps and The Nature Conservancy.
Download PDF or read online Enhancing ASEAN's Connectivity Book by Sanchita Basu Das and published by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. This book was released on 2013-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : ASEAN has a goal to create an economic community by 2015. To achieve the goal, connectivity among the member states needs to be given due importance. In 2010, ASEAN adopted the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC), which looked at physical, institutional and people-to-people connectivity. It pinned down fifteen priority projects which can potentially transform the ASEAN region, providing the conditions for a single market and production base. But MPAC is an expensive initiative, and funding remains a major challenge. The private sector needs to be actively involved as a number of infrastructure projects identified in the MPAC are lacking substantial investment. This book looks at the current state of ASEAN's physical connectivity and challenges in building better infrastructure. It contains a collection of papers that discuss specific issues pertaining to each kind of physical connectivity - transportation infrastructure, telecom connectivity, ICT and energy infrastructure. The book concludes with the steps needed to be taken for implementation of the various plans, and policy recommendations.
Download PDF or read online The Connectivity Cooperation Between China and Europe Book by Liu Zuokui and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is the first systematic China-based study on connectivity cooperation between China and Europe. It is packed with discussion of scholars not just from China, but also Central and Eastern Europe on the origin and paradigm of China-European connectivity from a range of different perspectives. As a result of intensive coordination efforts, the study co-edited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Serbia, aims at providing policy suggestions for fostering greater links between China and European countries heading into the future. Furthermore, this Cooperation is used as a special research case to showcase and promote cooperation between China and Europe along with its achievements and challenges. This collection of essays is the fruit of extensive transnational efforts and will be a valuable resource for all those working in the areas of International Relations and Political Science with a focus on China and Europe.
Download PDF or read online Imaginaries of Connectivity Book by Luis Lobo-Guerrero and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2019-11-20 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This edited collection addresses the problem of how the creation of novel spaces of governance relates to imaginaries of connectivity in time. While connectivity seems almost ubiquitous today, it has been imagined and practiced in various ways and to varying political effects in different historical and geographical contexts. Often the conception of new connectivities also gives birth to new spaces of governance. The political denomination of spaces – whether maritime, continental, social, or virtual – reflects the situatedness of power. Yet, such crafting of new spaces also expresses particular imaginaries and technologies of connectivity that make governance possible. Whereas the study of international relations has traditionally focused on the role of agency and structure in power relations, the affects, beliefs, attitudes, and practices that intervene in how groups of people connect in given times have not attracted much scholarly attention Overall, the detailed and original case studies examined in the book range from the 16th century, to the 19th century, to the present, and from Spain, to the Maritime Alps, to Germany, to the Mediterranean, to China, to East Asia. The historical and geographical variety of the cases serves to highlight the diversity of the meaning and function of connectivity in the constitution of novel spaces of governance.
Download PDF or read online Functional Connectivity, An Issue of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, E-Book Book by Jay J. Pillai and published by Elsevier Health Sciences. This book was released on 2017-10-11 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This issue of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America focuses on Functional Connectivity, and is edited by Dr. Jay Pillai. Articles will include: Applications of rs-fMRI to presurgical mapping: sensorimotor mapping; Dynamic functional connectivity methods; Machine learning applications to rs-fMRI analysis; Frequency domain analysis of rs-fMRI; Applications of rs-fMRI to epilepsy; Data-driven analysis methods for rs-fMRI; Applications of rs-fMRI to presurgical mapping: language mapping; Limitations of rs-fMRI in the setting of focal brain lesions; Applications of rs-fMRI to neuropsychiatric disease; Applications of rs-fMRI to Traumatic Brain Injury; Applications of rs-fMRI to neurodegenerative disease; Graph theoretic analysis of rs-fMRI; and more!
Download PDF or read online Enhancing Connectivity through Transport Infrastructure Book by Collectif and published by OECD. This book was released on 2018-10-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Transport infrastructure is crucial to connect developing countries and help them to boost trade, growth and regional integration. This is because cross-border or long-distance roads and railways as well as international ports and airports are needed to move products and people around in a globalised world. What can bilateral and multilateral development partners do to help connect developing countries through transport infrastructure? This report takes stock of continental and regional transport plans in Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of Europe to place development co-operation in context. It then examines the strategies and activities of development partners for transport connectivity. It also takes a hard look at the allocation of official development finance for transport connectivity, particularly in relation to the distribution of private investment for the same types of infrastructure. How large is the financing gap for transport connectivity to meet the Sustainable Development Goals? What can development partners do to fill this gap? How can they create an environment that can help mobilise more private resources? The report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of play as well as food for thought on what can be done to move forward. It also features 16 profiles of development partners and their activities for improving transport connectivity.
Download PDF or read online Aquatic Habitat Ecology & Conservation: Continental and Marine Ecosystems Connectivity Book by Mario Barletta and published by Frontiers Media SA. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The ‘Aquatic Habitat Conservation in South America’ Symposium occurred during the XXI Brazilian Society of Ichthyology Meeting. The proceedings were published as a special issue in the Journal of Fish Biology (vol. 89, Number 1, June 2016). In this special issue, authors provided an analytical overview of problems faced by the conservation of fishes and aquatic habitats of South America. Habitat loss emerged as the greatest concern for all South American aquatic ecosystems, with a long list of causes related to unsustainable development models. Based on this finding, we would like to extend this topic to other continents, different climates, fauna and flora around the world. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of variables that influence flora and fauna distributions and shape their ecological interactions within aquatic ecosystems
Download PDF or read online Asean-china Cooperation On Regional Connectivity And Sustainability Book by Yanjun Guo and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Since 2019, Network of ASEAN-China Think-tanks (NACT) has been publishing joint researches of all its Working Groups. This book is a collection of research papers contributed by ASEAN and China scholars.This book is published at a time of growing debate in the region over connectivity. The contributing scholars provide their ingenious and insightful thoughts from either a national or regional perspective. The book also contains Working Group Report that include innovative and practical policy recommendations on strengthening the connectivity between ASEAN and China.
Download PDF or read online Challenging the Functional Connectivity Disruption in Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Therapeutic Perspectives through Non-Invasive Neuromodulation and Cutting-Edge Technologies Book by Giancarlo Zito and published by Frontiers Media SA. This book was released on 2018-10-05 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The neurorehabilitation field is increasingly focused on understanding how to efficiently revert the effects that acute (i.e., stroke or traumatic brain injury) or chronic (i.e., neurodegenerative diseases) insults play either on small or large-scale networks, encompassing motor, sensory and cognitive domains. The link between the disrupted neuronal pulse generators and their effectors is being re-shaped through a wide scenario that embraces biorobotics, robot-aided rehabilitation, non-invasive neurostimulation, nanoprosthetics and neuroengineering. For the past decade and at an amazing speed, large investments and efforts allowed enthusiastic and only apparently heterogeneous researchers to borrow theories from neurophysiology, pharmacology, physics and quantum mechanics in order to generate together highly sophisticated tools that restore, resemble or even substitute the basic biological architecture. The idea of actually reverting weakened functions and/or replacing the faulty parts either of the human body or the central and peripheral nervous system is becoming a new reality, opening a fascinating era in this field. In this Research Topic, several researchers showed how the above principles became reality, from theory to the bedside of patients, providing full explanations of the whole mechanistic processes and how they were implemented, up to the final stage.
Download PDF or read online Connectivity Frameworks for Smart Devices Book by Zaigham Mahmood and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-07-25 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This timely volume provides a review of the state-of-the-art frameworks and methodologies for connecting diverse objects and devices according to the vision for an Internet of Things (IoT). A specific focus is placed on the communication, security, and privacy aspects of device connectivity in distributed environments. Insights and case studies are provided by an authoritative selection of contributors of international repute into the latest research advances and practical approaches with respect to the connectivity of heterogeneous smart and sensory devices. Topics and features: Examines aspects of device connectivity within the IoT Presents a resource-based architecture for IoT, and proposes a resource management framework for corporate device clouds Reviews integration approaches for the IoT environment, and discusses performance optimization of intelligent home networks Introduces a novel solution for interoperable data management in multi-clouds, and suggests an approach that addresses the debate over network neutrality in the IoT Describes issues of data security, privacy, access control, and authentication in the distributed IoT environment Reviews the evolution of VANETs in relation to the Internet of Vehicles, and provides a perspective on developing smart sustainable cities This invaluable text/reference will be of great benefit to a broad audience, from students and researchers interested in the IoT vision, to practicing communication engineers and network security specialists.
Download PDF or read online AutoCAD Database Connectivity Book by Scott McFarlane and published by Delmar Pub. This book was released on 2000 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Well-suited for professionals in the architecture, engineering, construction, facilities management, and GIS industries, this book explains how to design a simple database and how to create an interface that will allow the user to connect to and manage that database from within AutoCAD. The accompanying CD-ROM will get users up and running quickly.
Download PDF or read online PC Magazine Guide to Connectivity Book by Frank J. Derfler and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This supercharged second edition of the bestselling connectivity bible includes PC Magazine's most up-to-date product information, plus a special section on modern communications. This guide includes two completely updated disks that contain a full-featured e-mail progra, performance testing utilities, and many other applications.
Download PDF or read online The LAN Manager's Internet Connectivity Guide Book by Sidnie Feit and published by Computing McGraw-Hill. This book was released on 1998 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Despite the torrent of Internet guides, none has been aimed at LAN managers until now. This much-needed book is the most comprehensive LAN-specific Internet reference, covering the topic from all angles. Extensive case studies shed light on the workings of Internet/LAN connections in the corporate world.
Download PDF or read online Phase Transitions and Connectivity in Three-dimensional Vortex Equilibria Book by James Hiroshi Akao and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :