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An Iconic Species

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the hemlock's distinctive characteristics, including its wide-ranging effects on the environment and other organisms. The hemlock's dense foliage allows almost no light to ... More


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Philip Gerard

in Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602073
eISBN:
9781469608136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469602073.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the ferry dock for the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry where the brick remains of a twenty-foot-tall lighthouse, Price's Creek Light, stand. Built in 1849, it was one of eight ... More


Too Much of a Good Thing

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter describes photosynthesis in plants as a mechanism for putting energy into food chains. This chapter also presents the impact of excess light, producing photo-oxidative stress in plants, ... More


Vision at the Threshold

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter describes the feature of the eyes, their adoption to ambient light levels, and the photosensitivity of the retina. The role of the rhodopsin molecule in rod cells of the retina and its ... More


A More Delightful Vision

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter describes color vision, color blindness, true color blindness, and the perception of color due to variation in human visual pigment genes. This chapter discusses variation in ... More


A Novel Method of Weed Control

Pete A. Ensminger

in Life Under the Sun

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088045
eISBN:
9780300133523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088045.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Photosynthesis involves biological energy transduction, the transformation of light energy into chemical energy, and photosensory pigments, which play an important role in the process. Phytochrome, a ... More


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