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The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Weasels are the most common and the least known of the world's carnivores. In predatory power they rival any of the big cats; indeed, gram for gram they are much stronger than any lion. But they are ... More


Emphasis and Finesse

Michael Hochberg

in An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Scientific writing should be rigorous but also needs to avoid monotony. The judicious use of adverbs can greatly enhance both communicative quality and reader engagement. This chapter presents ... More


Small mustelids in New Zealand: invasion ecology in a different world

Carolyn M. King, Grant Norbury, and Andrew J. Veale

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the ecology of the three species of small mustelids introduced into New Zealand: the ferret (Mustela furo), the stoat (M. erminea) and the weasel (M. nivalis), for biological ... More


The population dynamics of bite-sized predators: prey dependence, territoriality, and mobility

Xavier Lambin

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The dependency of mustelid demographic rates on prey abundance has the potential to cause a strong coupling between predator-prey populations. Data on mustelid dynamics show that such strong ... More


InConsequence: 1853–56

Hillel Schwartz

in Hearing the Crimean War: Wartime Sound and the Unmaking of Sense

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190916749
eISBN:
9780190916787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916749.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Schwartz’s chapter deploys historical listening as a critical and creative methodology. It opens with the sound of the whistling of dying horses as a means of generating a panoply of war-related ... More


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