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Valuing dragonflies as service providers

John P. Simaika and Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Valuing the services provided by ecosystems and their components is emerging as a new, practical tool for conservation of biodiversity. One such framework for quantifying those components of ... More


Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. This book provides a comprehensive ... More


The use of dragonflies in the assessment and monitoring of aquatic habitats

Beat Oertli

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Odonata constitute a valuable tool for various types of bioassessment and biomonitoring of aquatic habitats, such as the measure of biodiversity, the appraisal of waterbody health or integrity ... More


Ant Diversity and Function in Disturbed and Changing Habitats

Stacy M. Philpott, Ivette Perfecto, Inge Armbrecht, and Catherine L. Parr

in Ant Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Habitat transformation and disturbance are important threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem function, and can strongly affect ant communities. As with other animal communities, ... More


Otter ecology and its background

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/9780198565871.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter outlines environmental and conservation concerns that underlie the research described in this book. There are examples of observations of otters of different species in the wild, main ... More


Habitats

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/9780198565871.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes terrestrial and underwater habitats for different otter species. Results of surveys of terrestrial habitat selection based on distribution of faeces (‘spraints’) should be ... More


Resources: about fish and other prey

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/9780198565871.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes the methodology for sampling fish populations, biomass, and productivity. It presents details of the effects of otters on prey populations. Eurasian otter numbers in Scottish ... More


Syntheses: challenges to otter survival

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/9780198565871.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses general ecological, behavioural, and physiological characteristics of otters. All thirteen species are closely-related and unusually vulnerable carnivores. They are ... More


Aquatic Entomology

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Aquatic insects are the dominant invertebrate fauna in most freshwater ecosystems, and these insects figure prominently in the work of researchers, students, and managers, from diverse backgrounds. ... More


Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems: empirical evidence and theoretical insights

Ricardo M. Holdo, Robert D. Holt, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Brendan J. Godley, and Simon Thirgood

in Animal Migration: A Synthesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the role of animal migrations for the communities and ecosystems that surround them. Animal movement can impact ecosystems through the transfer of materials, by shifting the ... More


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