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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


Make It New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

Barry M. Katz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029636
eISBN:
9780262330923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029636.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Make it New studies the formation of a professional design practice in California’s Silicon Valley and its role in the region’s “ecosystem of innovation.” In 1980, about midpoint in the story, the ... More


Cyber Security: Securing Our Cyber Ecosystem

Howard A. Schmidt

in Advances in Cyber Security: Technology, Operations, and Experiences

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823244560
eISBN:
9780823268948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244560.003.0016
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter first discusses the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), established by the White House in 2010 in response to a near-term action item in President Obama's ... More


The UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Valuing Changes in Ecosystem Services 1

Ian J. Bateman, Grischa Perino, David Abson, Barnaby Andrews, Andrew Crowe, Steve Dugdale, Carlo Fezzi, Jo Foden, David Hadley, Roy Haines-Young, Amii Harwood, Mark Hulme, Andreas Kontoleon, Paul Munday, Unai Pascual, James Paterson, Antara Sen, Gavin Siriwardena, and Mette Termansen

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter summarizes work conducted under the UK National Ecosystem Assessment and the ESRC SEER project. This synthesizes valuation studies of the effects of land-use change on agricultural ... More


Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services

Peter Kareiva, Heather Tallis, Taylor H. Ricketts, Gretchen C. Daily, and Stephen Polasky (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199588992
eISBN:
9780191774638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588992.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

In 2005, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment provided the first global assessment of the world’s ecosystems and ecosystem services. It concluded that recent trends in ecosystem change threatened ... More


Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In communities across the country and around the world, people are coming together to rebuild and restore local environments that have been affected by crisis, disinvestment, or disaster. In New ... More


The Fires of 1988: A Chronology and Invitation to Research

Linda L. Wallace, Francis J. Singer, and Paul Schullery

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter looks at the large-scale fires of 1998 that swept through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, most notably in Yellowstone National Park. It resulted from a combination of drought, ... More


On the Way Down: Fossil Fuel Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela L. Martin

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The three author-editors, Princen, Manno and Martin summarize the major contributions of the book. First, they have taken inspiration from those on the ground who are trying to keep dangerous ... More


Bushmeat Hunting in the Serengeti Ecosystem: An Assessment of Drivers and Impact on Migratory and Nonmigratory Wildlife

Dennis Rentsch, Ray Hilborn, Eli J. Knapp, Kristine L. Metzger, and Martin Loibooki

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Greater Serengeti Ecosystem (GSE), consists of a diverse mix of land-uses, management areas, and local ethnic groups; each with a unique relationship to natural resources. Among the ... More


The Value and Future of Wetlands

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Wetlands in Iowa, especially the Des Moines Lobe, have virtually disappeared due to agricultural drainage. Today the total area of wetlands on the Des Moines Lobe is more than fivefold greater than ... More


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