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Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Ecosystems

Thomas S. Bianchi and Elizabeth A. Canuel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134147
eISBN:
9781400839100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134147.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This textbook provides a unique and thorough look at the application of chemical biomarkers to aquatic ecosystems. Defining a chemical biomarker as a compound that can be linked to particular sources ... More


Introduction

Karl Ritz and Wim H. van der Putten

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of the three chapters in Section 1. Chapter 1.1 considers the soil as a habitat. Chapter 1.2 reviews the levels of biodiversity that occur belowground. Chapter 1.3 ... More


Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold Batzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an up-to-date survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, ... More


Processes in Microbial Ecology

David L. Kirchman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789406
eISBN:
9780191831256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789406.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

Processes in Microbial Ecology discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists—the microbes—in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. The ... More


Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands: An Introduction

Darold P. Batzer and Rebecca R. Sharitz

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Wetland ecology incorporates the interactions of biota (plants, animals, microbes) with the unique physical and chemical environment present in wetlands. Wetlands are foremost geologic features, and ... More


Biogeochemistry and Bacterial Ecology of Hydrologically Dynamic Wetlands

Paul I. Boon

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many studies fail to acknowledge that wetlands are by nature incredibly dynamic habitats in terms of hydrology, and that episodic wetting and drying has a profound influence on chemical reactions and ... More


Atmospheric Chemistry, Modeling, and Biogeochemistry of Mercury

Noelle Eckley Selin

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Current knowledge about the atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry of environmental mercury is summarized and analyzed. The global budget of mercury is described, including emission and deposition ... More


Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

J. Baird Callicott

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Aldo Leopold’s land ethic is located in an evolutionary-ecological worldview: Homo sapiens is “kin” to all other “fellow voyagers in the odyssey of evolution” and is a “plain member and citizen” of a ... More


A Limnological Introduction to Mirror Lake

Gene E. Likens

in Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261198
eISBN:
9780520944497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mirror Lake is a clear-water lake in the Hubbard Brook Valley of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The lake formed from an ice block, a remnant of the retreating glacier. This ice block melted ... More


Processes in Microbial Ecology

David L. Kirchman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199586936
eISBN:
9780191774645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This book, which discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists – the microbes – in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems, focuses on ... More


An introduction to ice environments and their biology

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Tranter Martyn, and Hodson Andrew J.

in The Ecology of Snow and Ice Environments

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199583072
eISBN:
9780191774669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583072.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the physical and chemical nature of ice and snow environments, and their biology. The communities of ice and snow environments are dominated by microorganisms, including ... More


Ecosystem processes

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Disturbances disrupt ecosystem processes, thereby affecting the distribution and abundance of biota. Disturbances alter light and temperature regimes, carbon dioxide and nutrient fluxes, and ... More


Tracing Tiwanaku Childhoods: A Bioarchaeological Study of Age and Social Identities in Tiwanaku Society

Deborah E. Blom and Kelly J. Knudson

in Tracing Childhood: Bioarchaeological Investigations of Early Lives in Antiquity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049830
eISBN:
9780813050324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049830.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter fills a gap in studies of the ancient Andes by incorporating age identities into previous research into the formation of social identities in the Tiwanaku polity (ca. AD 500 – 1150). A ... More


Migration as a Response to Environmental and Political Disruption: The Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate Periods in the South-Central Andes

Kelly J. Knudson and Christina Torres-Rouff

in Migration and Disruptions: Toward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060804
eISBN:
9780813050874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter investigates the role of environmental and political disruption on migration patterns in the South-Central Andes during the Middle Horizon (c. A.D. 500–1100) and Late Intermediate Period ... More


The Earth Ethic: A Critical Account of Its Scientific Metaphysical Foundations

J. Baird Callicott

in Thinking Like a Planet: The Land Ethic and the Earth Ethic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199324880
eISBN:
9780199347285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324880.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

P. D. Ouspensky’s metaphysics is undisciplined. V. I. Vernadsky’s concepts of the biosphere and noösphere, his science of biogeochemistry, and his metaphysics of living matter and its local ... More


Ecological Paradigms for the Tropics: Old Questions and Continuing Challenges

Ariel E. Lugo, Robert B. Waide, Michael R. Willig, Todd A. Crowl, Frederick N. Scatena, Jill Thompson, Whendee L. Silver, William H. McDowell, and Nicholas Brokaw

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the ecological response mechanisms of the Luquillo Mountains to natural and human-induced disturbances, such as hurricanes and land cover change. It identifies the ecosystems ... More


Ecology of Streams of the Toolik Region

William B. Bowden, Bruce J. Peterson, Linda A. Deegan, Alex D. Huryn, Jonathan P. Benstead, Heidi Golden, Michael Kendrick, Stephanie M. Parker, Elissa Schuett, Joseph J. Vallino, and John E. Hobbie

in Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the basic ecology of streams in the Toolik Region. It provides information gathered from monitoring year-to-year variability and to identify long-term changes in the ecology of ... More


Cultural Beliefs, Values, and the Biogeochemical Cycling of P: P is for People

Timothy Crews, James Cotner, and Carol McCreary

in Phosphorus, Food, and Our Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199916832
eISBN:
9780190267926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916832.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter explores how cultural values, beliefs, and traditions affect the fluxes of phosphorus in the biosphere. It examines three human-culture interactions with phosphorus biogeochemistry: (a) ... More


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