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The Impacts of ENSO on Terrestrial Ecosystems: A Comparison With NAO

Mauricio Lima and Fabian M. Jaksic

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter aims to cast new light upon the preceding chapters, drawing upon the authors' experience along the western fringe of South America, especially on data gained from Chilean ecosystems. The ... More


Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Glynn

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the physical setting, biogeography, El Niño cycle and climate change effects of the coral reefs of Panama. A focus on the unique role of low diversity but complex ecological ... More


Miraculous Migrants to the City of Angels: Perceptions of El Santo Niño de Atocha and San Simón as Sources of Health and Healing

Patrick A. Polk, Michael Owen Jones, Claudia J. Hernández, and Reyna C. Ronelli

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Like many other megacities in the United States, the sacred landscape of Los Angeles, California, is composed of numerous cathedrals, mosques, synagogues, storefront churches, temples, and shrines ... More


Climate and Fisheries: An Insight from the Central Pacific Ocean

Patrick Lehodey

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter presents a brief description of the climate oscillations in the Pacific Ocean and their biological consequences. It then provides another illustration of the connection between climate ... More


Subtidal Kelp-Associated Communities off the Temperate Chilean Coast

José M. Fariña, Alvaro T. Palma, and F. Patricio Ojeda

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The chapter describes the oceanography, biogeography, and the important role that the El Niño cycle plays in Chilean kelp forest ecology. The structure of the food web from primary producers to ... More


Complexity of Marine Fisheries Dynamics and Climate Interactions in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

Kevin M. Bailey, Anne B. Hollowed, and Warren S. Wooster

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The impact of climate on fisheries is highly variable, indirect, and complex. Several dominant themes related to climate change and fisheries are considered in some of the chapters in this volume ... More


Introduction to the polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the physical characteristics of polar regions, specifically in the Arctic and Antarctic. It then discusses the energy balances of the polar regions, ... More


The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

David Beresford-Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book presents an archaeological case of prehistoric human environmental impact: a study of ecological and cultural change from the arid south coast of Peru, beginning around 750 bc and ... More


Climate, Paleoclimate, and Paleovegetation

Richard A. Minnich

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the modern climate of California and the paleoclimate and paleobiogeography of the California vegetation. California's Mediterranean climate of winter precipitation and ... More


. California Climate and Fire Weather

Richard A. Minnich

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter starts by exploring some basic principles of weather. It then describes California’s Mediterranean climate from the standpoint of atmospheric circulation. This is followed by short-term ... More


Physiological Flexibility in Field Urine Osmolality of Rodents from Semi-Arid Chile: Flexibilidad FisiolóGica En La Osmolaridad Urinaria De Campo En Roedores De Chile Semi-áRido

Francisco Bozinovic, Mauricio Lima, Leonardo D. Bacigalupe, Julio R. Gutiérrez, Mario Rosenmann, and Arturo Cortés

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter assesses long-term physiological responses in field urine osmolality (Uosm) of four murid rodents from semi-arid Chile, as a function of the El Niño Southern Oscillation. It observes ... More


Global and African Regional Climate during the Cenozoic

Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many events in global tectonics and high latitude climate had significant effects on Cenozoic climate evolution. This chapter explores three revolutions in climate research that have dramatically ... More


Biogeography

MICHAEL H. HORN, LARRY G. ALLEN, and ROBERT N. LEA

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter consists mainly of an update of the distributional analysis of California coastal fishes completed more than 25 years ago. The current analysis incorporates range extensions and recent ... More


The Creation of Indian Towns and Officials, 1609–1650

Dana Velasco Murillo

in Urban Indians in a Silver City: Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1810

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796118
eISBN:
9780804799645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796118.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the creation of formal indigenous towns, municipal councils, and leaders in the seventeenth century. It argues that the impetus for creating Indian towns and municipal councils ... More


Reproduction and Population Genetics

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

All who work on dipterocarps will be aware of the almost unique supra-annual reproduction of dipterocarps in the aseasonal tropics, associated with El Niño climatic events. This ‘masting’ ... More


Effects of Biotic Interactions on Spatial Behavior of Small Mammals in a Semiarid Community in North-Central Chile: Efectos De Las Interacciones BióTicas Sobre El Comportamiento Espacial De Pequeños MamíFeros En Una Comunidad SemiáRida En El Norte-Central De Chile

John A. Yunger, Peter L. Meserve, and Julio R. Gutiérrez

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the live-trap data of four small mammal species for evidence of behavioral responses to predator and/or competitor exclusions in a semiarid thorn scrub community in ... More


Life in the Nasca Desert

Christina A. Conlee

in Beyond the Nasca Lines: Ancient Life at La Tiza in the Peruvian Desert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062020
eISBN:
9780813051857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062020.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter covers the geography, natural resources (water, soil, plant, and animal), and environment of the Nasca region. The natural and climatic phenomena that impact the area are described and ... More


Introduction

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. Biologists have long seen deserts as laboratories of nature, where natural selection is exposed at its most extreme. Generations of scientists have ... More


Abiotic Factors

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Abiotic factors are the primary reason for the differentiation of deserts from other ecosystems. Fundamentally, it is the low rainfall that deserts experience that differentiate them from other ... More


Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability in East and Southeast Asia

C. Peter Timmer

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As the center of the world rice market, East and Southeast Asia is the focal point for a number of challenges to regional and global political stability. Rice is increasingly the food staple of the ... More


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