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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Standardized approaches for the measurement of primary production — the rate of energy storage in the organic matter of plants — are essential to facilitate scientific comparisons and syntheses as ... More


Overexploitation

Carlos A. Peres

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this Chapter, Carlos A. Peres highlights the effects of human exploitation of terrestrial and aquatic biomes on biodiversity. Human exploitation of biological commodities involves resource ... More


Brief Remarks on Some Especially Important Considerations

Eric Post

in Ecology of Climate Change: The Importance of Biotic Interactions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148472
eISBN:
9781400846139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148472.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter argues that Earth's climate is warming at a pace that may very well be unprecedented, and it is doing so from a higher baseline average temperature than that which was the ... More


The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For three centuries the rational and disembodied state has been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body-politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of the collective, the ... More


California Soils and Examples of Ultramafic Vegetation

Anthony T. O’Geen, Randy A. Dahlgren, and Daniel Sánchez-Mata

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/9780520249554.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The wide variety of geology, vegetation, topography, age of landscapes, and climate in California results in incredible soil diversity. This chapter discusses the diversity of California soils and ... More


Aquatic habitats

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/9780199575299.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines natural aquatic disturbances least affected by human activities. The ten disturbances — animal carcasses, volcanoes, hydrothermal vents, earthquakes, erosion and deposition, ... More


Paleodietary Comparisons of Ungulates Between the Late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece

Nikos Solounias, Gina M. Semprebon, Matthew C. Mihlbachler, and Florent Rivals

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter presents the results of a study which compares the paleodiets of ungulates between the late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece. The paleobotanical record of the late ... More


The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Donald M. Waller and Thomas P. Rooney (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Straddling temperate forests and grassland biomes and stretching along the coastline of two Great Lakes, Wisconsin contains tallgrass prairie and oak savanna, broadleaf and coniferous forests, ... More


Mammals of the Cerrado and Caatinga: Distribution Patterns of the Tropical Open Biomes of Central South America

Ana Paula Carmignotto, Mario de Vivo, and Alfredo Langguth (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Cerrado and Caatinga are neighboring open biomes of tropical South America, but their vegetation, soil, and climate characteristics render them distinctive formations. Despite these differences, ... More


Introduction to the History and Geography of Neotropical Mammals

Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The Neotropics are home to more than 1500 species of living mammals, almost 30% of all extant species. These charismatic organisms include remarkable animals found nowhere else on earth: armadillos ... More


Hierarchical Organization of Neotropical Mammal Diversity and Its Historical Basis

Sergio Solari, Paúl M. Velazco, and Bruce D. Patterson (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The Neotropics are home to roughly 1550 living species of mammals, 30% of all extant species, including groups found nowhere else on the Earth. This richness and uniqueness can be attributed to the ... More


Corporeal Politics

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The materiality of the body is introduced as a way to provide methodological insight into both the way the body works, and by analogy how society works. This includes an expansion and redefinition of ... More


Lively Subjects, Bodies Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter demonstrates that the relationship between humans and their commensal bacteria can help International Relations acknowledge and respect multiple perspectives and actors as vital to both ... More


States in Nature, Nature in States

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter introduces ideas and metaphors from ecological immunity and biomedicine as a way to illuminate the relationship between bodies and states. Rather than arguing that the state and the body ... More


Posthuman Politics

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter uses the posthuman to envision a creative identity based on complexity and cooperation, rather than the transcendent, unilinear arguments based on natural selection. In these metaphors, ... More


New Metaphors for Global Living

Stefanie R. Fishel

in The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter will return how metaphors work, rather than what they are for, and reiterate that the engagement with metaphor and materialism is less about defining a new approach than it is concerned ... More


Introduction

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions have long been of interest to scientists and they formed the basis for many early ecological studies. This has included comparisons of the vegetation within ... More


Allelochemical interactions among aquatic primary producers

Elisabeth M. Gross, Catherine Legrand, Karin Rengefors, and Urban Tillmann

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explains that allelopathy is a complex process involved in the interaction of primary producers with other photosynthetic target organisms. It examines laboratory studies that allow the ... More


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