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The Abiotic Environment

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy, and Graham M. Pilling

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198566359
eISBN:
9780191713934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566359.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Coral reefs are largely restricted to shallow tropical seas, where water is warm, nutrient poor, well illuminated for photosynthesis, and where sufficient calcium carbonate (aragonite) exists in ... More


Marine Pollution

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198726289
eISBN:
9780191843815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726289.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We use more than 100 000 chemicals in our daily lives to promote health, treat disease, facilitate transportation, use in industrial processes, grow food and access clean water. While these ... More


Light Acquisition

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Seedling establishment, growth, and survival depend on access to light, water, and nutrients. Across dipterocarp species there are a wide range of responses to light and, consequently, relative ... More


Physiological and behavioural changes

Philip James

in The Biology of Urban Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198827238
eISBN:
9780191866142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827238.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Faced with novel environments animals adapt their genotypes, phenotypes, and behaviours in many different ways. This chapter focuses on birds, as these have been the most intensely studied animal ... More


The physical environment

Philip James

in The Biology of Urban Environments

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198827238
eISBN:
9780191866142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827238.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Elements of the physical aspects of urban environments determine which micro-organisms, plants, and animals live in urban environments. In this chapter, climate, air, water, soil, noise, and light ... More


Nutrients, light, and temperature

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines how nutrients, light, and temperature vary within and among different types of peatlands. It first explains the importance of nutrient cycling in the growth and metabolism of ... More


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