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Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective

Frederic H. Wagner

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/9780195309454.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the development of the livestock industry and grazing management and policy in the United States. It describes the climatic and vegetative conditions in the four major ... More


Collaboration between Academia and Private Industry

Adil E. Shamoo and David B. Resnik

in Responsible Conduct of Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368246
eISBN:
9780199867615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter examines some of the ethical dilemmas and issues arising from relationships between higher learning institutions and private industry, including conflicts of interest, research bias, ... More


Natural Products and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Richard Firn

in Nature's Chemicals: The Natural Products that shaped our world

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566839
eISBN:
9780191721700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566839.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Natural Products have been exploited by humans as a means of treating illness, ailments and infections throughout recorded human history. Worldwide, NPs are still of major importance in health care. ... More


Threats to the Conservation of Tropical Dry Forest in Costa Rica

Mauricio Quesada and Kathryn E. Stoner

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses factors that threaten the preservation of tropical dry forests in Costa Rica. These factors include the growth of the cattle industry, illegal logging, agricultural production, ... More


Turf

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the beginnings of the grass lawn aesthetic and the historical relation between domestic grazers and turf in the Old World. The thick and short grasses imported from around the ... More


Open FutureXSafe Harbor

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) provides a wealth of information on genomic companies and other corporations, and is the place where the “self-regulating” securities industry that ... More


FastXFast

Mike Fortun

in Promising Genomics: Iceland and deCODE Genetics in a World of Speculation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247505
eISBN:
9780520942615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247505.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses how speed genomics spurred a complex political economy in Iceland, focusing on the experiences of three of the earliest genomics-based companies: Human Genome Sciences Inc., ... More


Communication and the Evolution of Cognition

James A. Evans

in Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019552
eISBN:
9780262314787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The cognitive institutions of knowledge and culture emerge, circulate, and evolve through communication. This chapter explores the scaffolding role of communication protocols and structures, which ... More


The Line in the Water

Carmel Finley

in All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226249667
eISBN:
9780226249681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The American fishing industry was one of the many domestic American industries that came into conflict with U.S. foreign policy. This chapter discusses the conflict that arose after the drafting by ... More


Talking about Bushmeat

Dale Peterson

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bushmeat commerce currently removes as much as five million metric tons of wild animal biomass per year from the Congo Basin ecosystem—an amount that is completely unsustainable. It also threatens ... More


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