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Pest Control and its Ecology

Produced in 1974 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the control of insect pests on growing crops. The issues involved are biological and ecological. The answer affects food supply, standard of living and the environment. In the modern concept of sustainable...

Science and the Fisheries

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet seeks to state the contemporary problems facing fisheries biologists. Such issues remain current as exploitation of marine resources has increased steadily. Nations have co-operated in certain parts of the world in...

Animals for Man

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at domesticated farm animals and their contribution to human needs.

The booklet contains sections covering topics that include:
* The uses of animals
* Environment and adaptation
*...

A Biology of Locusts

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet aims to bring together field and laboratory studies of locusts. Emphasis is placed on the three locust species most fully studied by scientists in Africa and the Middle East.

Sections in the book cover topics...

Population Cytogenetics

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines how chromosome variation occurs both within and between populations of a species.

Most species are not uniformly distributed over the territory they occupy. Rather they are subdivided into a series...

Life in Sandy Shores

Produced in 1978 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the ecology and physiology of the microorganisms and fauna of sandy shores.

It contains sections that cover topics such as:
* Habitat conditions: substrate grain size, oxygen, bacteria and...

The Genetic Code

Produced 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the elucidation of the genetic code. It includes information about how macromolecular components interact in the cell to make proteins. The booklet considers some of the experimental details which gave rise to...

Phytochrome and Plant Growth

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at how plants utilise energy from sunlight in the process of photosynthesis. It also examines how the intensity, quality and duration of light can regulate the growth and development of a plant independently of...

Ecology of Fishes in Tropical Waters

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet reviews the ecology of fish found in tropical waters. Fish has long been one of the main food sources in tropical countries. With rapidly rising human populations, fisheries development in tropical waters has been...

The Optical Microscope in Biology

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet introduces the use of the optical microscope in biology. The use of contrast-enhancing techniques allows the detailed structural changes of living cells to be studied, whilst fluorescent markers allow dynamic...

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