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The Radiological Assessment Process

John E. Till

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter lays the foundation for the book. It explains the components of radiological assessment and discusses how these components must be undertaken in a systematic process to provide ... More


Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

John E. Till and Helen Grogan (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This book is an update and major revision to Radiological Assessment: A Textbook on Environmental Dose Analysis published by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1983. It focuses on risk to the ... More


Conservation Biology for All

Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book provides cutting-edge but basic conservation science for the inhabitants of both developing as well as developed countries. Authoritative chapters are written by top names in conservation ... More


Introduction

Navjot S. Sodhi and Paul R. Ehrlich

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/9780199554232.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This introduction briefly introduces all the chapters. This book provides cutting‐edge but basic conservation science for the inhabitants of both developing as well as developed countries. ... More


Evolution in Space, Time, and Form: Beyond Centers of Origin, Dispersal, and Adaptation

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter extends the discussion past the factors of space and time to include evolution in form. The critique of the center of origin-adaptation-dispersal (CODA) model that is presented here ... More


Tropical Dry-Forest Mammals of Palo Verde: Ecology and Conservation in a Changing Landscape

Kathryn E. Stoner and Robert M. Timm

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

A wide variety of mammals contribute to the maintenance of dry tropical forests through seed dispersal and pollination. Bats, primates, rodents, and several generalist carnivores are important seed ... More


Recombination and linkage disequilibrium in evolutionary signatures

Asher D. Cutter

in A Primer of Molecular Population Genetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198838944
eISBN:
9780191874826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838944.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 6, “Recombination and linkage disequilibrium in evolutionary signatures,” explores the role of partial genetic linkage within and between genes in influencing patterns of nucleotide ... More


Evolution of human erythrocyte-specific genes involved in malaria susceptibility

Wen-Ya Ko, Felicia Gomez, and Sarah A. Tishkoff

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

During the course of the evolutionary battle between humans and malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites, rapid protein evolution has been identified in several erythrocyte-surface receptors to evade ... More


What is Energy? Some Preliminary Physics

E. C. Pielou

in The Energy of Nature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter addresses the question: What is energy? It discusses the concept of work, energy conversions, potential energy (PE), and kinetic energy. Energy results from two kinds of forces. One ... More


Evolution of the vertebrate globin gene family

Jay F. Storz

in Hemoglobin: Insights into protein structure, function, and evolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198810681
eISBN:
9780191847929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810681.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Chapter 5 provides an overview of the evolutionary history of the globin gene superfamily and places the evolution of vertebrate-specific globins in phylogenetic context. The duplication and ... More


Global agricultural expansion: The sky isn’t falling (yet)

Jonathan R. B. Fisher

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter asks whether evidence supports the widely held belief that land used for agriculture around the world has continued to rapidly expand via conversion of natural habitat in response to the ... More


Transformations to multiaged stand structures

Kevin L. O’Hara

in Multiaged Silviculture: Managing for Complex Forest Stand Structures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703068
eISBN:
9780191788796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703068.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

There is a growing, international interest in transforming even-aged to multiaged stands. There are many possible pathways for transformation or conversion of stands, and many different possible ... More


Conversion Stories

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author considers the role of conversion stories in intelligent design (ID) discourse. Conversion stories feature prominently in creationist rhetoric. Just as evangelical ... More


Why I Love Being Jewish

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author, who is Jewish, discusses cultural religion. He explains why he loves being Jewish despite his mordant atheism. For example, he loves that Jews like him not only do not ... More


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