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Endemism, adaptation, and conservation

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This concluding chapter reinterprets the main themes of the book in relation to the conservation of the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying the dynamics, persistence, and evolution of ... More


Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This latest addition to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series gives an overarching account of the recovery and management of a forest watershed ecosystem. It synthesizes and ... More


Intelligent genomes

Anthony Trewavas

in Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Barbara McClintock’s identification of transposons heralded much new understanding of the complexity involved in the control of gene expression. Her information indicated that the cell is the master ... More


Plant traits and ecosystem properties

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

in Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the controls that plants exert on ecosystem properties (EP), which refer to both the pools (quantities) and fluxes (flows) of materials and energy in ecological systems. Two ... More


Disturbance Regime

Frederick N. Scatena, Juan Felipe Blanco, Karen H. Beard, Robert B. Waide, Ariel E. Lugo, Nicholas Brokaw, Whendee L. Silver, Bruce L. Haines, and Jess K. Zimmerman

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the causes, frequencies, and distinct and cumulative impacts of natural disturbances on both geographical and ecological space of Luquillo. It discusses the traditional scheme ... More


Habitat Heterogeneity and Maintenance of Species in Understory Communities

Susan W. Beatty

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the effects of four factors in determining the species composition and richness of northeastern deciduous forest communities in the context of spatially and temporally ... More


Using temporal and spatial patterns as evidence

Peter Petraitis

in Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199569342
eISBN:
9780191810084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569342.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses the problems and issues that arise from trying to infer the existence of multiple stable states from observations of patterns in time and space. Patterns in nature are often ... More


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