Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 11 items for:

  • Keywords: organizations x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

International Environmental Policy: Some Recollections and Reflections

Russell E. Train

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter identifies the 1960s and 1970s as a period of groundbreaking efforts in environmental protection and awareness, and traces the history of environmental conservation in Africa and the ... More


Observations on Trends and Issues in Global Conservation

James G. Teer

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses seven trends and issues in global conservation: (1) the emergence of ecology as a science, (2) the proliferation and influence of nongovernmental organizations, (3) sustainable ... More


Groups and loners: social organization

Hans Kruuk

in Otters: Ecology, behaviour and conservation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198565871
eISBN:
9780191728228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565871.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Otter societies vary between species, from solitary, to organized groups and ‘rafts’ of hundreds of individuals. They are variations on a theme of female territoriality, with independent and larger ... More


Energetic organization and food web stability

John C. Moore and Peter C. De Ruiter

in Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter uses the tool developed in Part I of the book to disentangle the observed relationship between the architecture of the food webs and their stability. Here, the stability of the developed ... More


Modeling compartments

John C. Moore and Peter C. De Ruiter

in Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores a special type of community organization: the compartmentalization and hierarchal arrangement of trophic interactions, energy flow, and biomass in space and time. Beginning with ... More


Dynamic architectures and stability of complex systems along productivity gradients

John C. Moore and Peter C. De Ruiter

in Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter veers off from the arguments of the previous chapters – which have mostly argued that productivity shapes the energetic organization of ecosystems. It thus analyzes how changes in ... More


Behavior within groups

Beth A. Kaplin and Apollinaire William

in Primate Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199659449
eISBN:
9780191774775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659449.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the major topics one needs to know about within-group primate behaviour research. It begins by defining the primate group and reviewing the array of social units identified. ... More


Soil as a Habitat

Patrick Lavelle

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins by describing the main constraints faced by organisms when living in soil, and then discusses how organisms have overcome these constraints through self-organization across ... More


Mutualism

Judith L. Bronstein (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199675654
eISBN:
9780191809422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675654.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mutualisms, interactions between two species that benefit both of them, have long captured the public imagination. Their influence transcends levels of biological organization from cells to ... More


Trait-based ecology: definitions, methods, and a conceptual framework

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/9780198757368.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Functional diversity can be studied at different levels of organization of biological systems. Here the chapter considers the individual as a key level to understanding this functional diversity. ... More


View: