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Can we predict the effects of global change on biodiversity loss and ecosystem functioning?

Shahid Naeem, Daniel E. Bunker, Andy Hector, Michel Loreau, and Charles Perrings

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The efficacy and practicability of an idea, and the will of individuals or society to explore it, determine whether it catalyzes change or merely enters the vast store of quiescent ideas that make up ... 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


Valuing Species and Ecosystems

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers some of the ecological scientific inroads that support a more complete valuation of species and ecosystems. It describes a very utilitarian, purely economic way of valuing ... More


Scientific Revolution

Frank N. Egerton

in Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271746
eISBN:
9780520953635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271746.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

During the 1600s, Italy and England led the way in exploring nature. The first experiment in plant physiology, repeated since antiquity, involved weighing both a plant and a pot of dirt; the plant ... More


Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Martin Solan and Nia Whiteley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Anthropogenic changes to the marine environment are causing some considerable concern and yet there is very little information on the overall effects of either single or multiple human influences on ... More


Plant-Female Iconography in Neolithic Europe

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Plant-Female Iconography in Neolithic Europe” covers the Neolithic transition to agriculture in the Aegean and Europe, which was accompanied by the production of a large corpus of anthropomorphic ... More


What does conservation research do, when should it stop, and what do we do then?: Questions answered with water voles

Tom Moorhouse, David W. Macdonald, Rob Strachan, and Xavier Lambin

in Wildlife Conservation on Farmland Volume 1: Managing for nature on lowland farms

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198745488
eISBN:
9780191807558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745488.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter details the aims and stages of the entire process of conservation research, using as its example a twenty-year retrospective of research on water voles, Arvicola amphibious, in the UK. ... More


Connubial Fidelity and The Vicar of Wakefield

Charles Officer and Jake Page

in A Fabulous Kingdom: The Exploration of the Arctic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837809
eISBN:
9780190267872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837809.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the series of naval expeditions to the Arctic that took place in the early nineteenth century sent by John Barrow, the British navy's internal operations, and founder of the ... More


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