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The Amazon in Transition: The Challenge of Transforming the World’s Largest Tropical Forest Biome into a Sustainable Social-Ecological System

Toby Gardner

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The Amazon is a major biome for helping to stabilize the water and temperature of its region and possibly even the whole planet. But increasingly it is subject to droughts leading to the possibility ... More


From Baltimore to Bangkok: Interdisciplinary Issues and Strategies

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary issues and strategies relevant to a patch dynamics approach as it is applied to urban ecological systems. Many of the issues are common to a wide range of ... More


The Future of Ecology and the Ecology of the Future

Daniel B. Botkin

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter begins by outlining important advances in the science of ecology. These include the fundamental recognition that ecological systems are not steady state, but instead vary over time and ... More


The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

J. Morgan Grove, Mary L. Cadenasso, Steward T. A. Pickett, Gary E. Machlis, and William R. Burch

in The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300101133
eISBN:
9780300217865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101133.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This introductory chapter examines Baltimore as a key site for the development of a new approach to urban ecology: an ecology of cities. This approach is based on four propositions. First, the ... More


Food Webs (MPB-50)

Kevin S. McCann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Human impacts are dramatically altering our natural ecosystems but the exact repercussions on ecological sustainability and function remain unclear. As a result, food web theory has experienced a ... More


Ecological Research Promoting Positive Youth Development

Carol t. Nixon, Bernadette Doykos, Velma Mcbride Murry, Maury Nation, Nina C. Martin, Alley Pickren, and Joseph Gardella

in Academics in Action!: A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268795
eISBN:
9780823272518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268795.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, we assert that research, scholarship, and teaching in the fields of prevention and youth development can be greatly enhanced by extending the traditional scientific paradigm by ... More


BUILDING A FRAMEWORK: Health, Stress, Crisis, and Trauma

CHERYL REGEHR and TED BOBER

in In the Line of Fire: Trauma in the Emergency Services

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165029
eISBN:
9780199864089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165029.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

The field of trauma response has been influenced by a number of theories that contribute to understanding. Stress theories consider the cumulative impact of working and living in stressful ... More


Theories That Help to Understand Bullying

Faye Mishna

in Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199795406
eISBN:
9780199949687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199795406.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter will entail a review of theoretical frameworks that are typically utilized to understand and address bullying, including an ecological systems framework, social learning, cognitive ... More


Steps toward an Evolutionary Psychology of a Culture‐Dependent Specie s

Daniel M. T. Fessler

in The Innate Mind: Volume 2: Culture and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310139
eISBN:
9780199871209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310139.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Socially-transmitted information allows humans to survive in diverse social and ecological systems, a pattern that is as old as — and perhaps even predates — our species. This suggests that natural ... More


Building Adaptive Capacity

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner

in Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In many places building adaptive capacity will be a critical part of preparing for climate change. This chapter discusses ways to build adaptive capacity in society, which is defined as attempts to ... More


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