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Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Brian D. Lee, Daniel I. Carey, and Alice L. Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Kentucky is regarded as one of the most ecologically diverse states in the nation, home to sprawling Appalachian forests, rolling green meadows, and the longest cave system in the world. None of ... More


Historic Precedents to Collaborative Conservation in Working Landscapes: The Ccoon Valley “Cooperative Conservation” Initiative, 1934

Curt Meine and Gary P. Nabhan

in Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

One of the earliest formal efforts of collaborative conservation—called cooperative conservation at the time—began in the 1930s in Coon Valley, Wisconsin. There, Aldo Leopold became an adviser to the ... More


Land Use and Land Degradation

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter focuses on the sustainable use of land which is fixed in availability and has competing uses for meeting the requirements of any economy. As agriculture for food supply is the most ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


Geomorphic Systems of Green Lakes Valley

Nel Caine

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There are at least three justifications for the examination of the geomorphology of the area in which ecosystem studies are conducted. First, the present landscape and the materials that make it up ... More


What is it all about?

Bent Greve

in Welfare, Populism and Welfare Chauvinism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447350439
eISBN:
9781447350484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350439.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

It presents the key question the book will delve into: Key points and questions for the book to delve into are: Will populist erode or support welfare states development? Can populist and chauvinist ... More


Climate Inferred from Geology and Archaeology

K. O. Emery and David Neev

in The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jericho: Geological, Climatological, and Archaeological Background

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090949
eISBN:
9780197560655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090949.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

Early climatic interpretations for the Lisan and later formations (Late Pleistocene and Holocene—Neev and Emery, 1967, figs. 16, 17) were supported and updated by ... More


Morgantina's AgoraDesign and Drains

Dora P. Crouch

in Water Management in Ancient Greek Cities

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072808
eISBN:
9780197560266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072808.003.0025
Subject:
Archaeology, Greek and Roman Archaeology

The agora fulfilled a complex role in the life of Greek cities. In Greek agoras, nearly the whole range of public activities was accommodated: ... More


Nature’s Way

Howard G. Wilshire, Richard W. Hazlett, and Jane E. Nielson

in The American West at Risk: Science, Myths, and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195142051
eISBN:
9780197561782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195142051.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Humans have demonstrated the capacity to damage land and extinguish species from very early times (figure 13.1). Our impacts have grown immensely as populations and technological prowess increased ... More


Properties and Management of Kaolinitic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Kaolinitic soils are the most widely occurring soils in the tropics, especially in tropical Africa. They comprise about 70% of the soils in the low-altitude tropics. Typically, these soils have a ... More


Properties and Management of Oxidic Soils

S. R. Juo, Anthony and Kathrin Franzluebbers

in Tropical Soils: Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195115987
eISBN:
9780197561157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195115987.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Oxidic soils are deeply weathered, fine-textured, oxide-rich soils in the tropics. These soils are the second most abundant soils in the tropics. Geographically, oxidic soils are found in Latin ... More


Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Dynamics of Shortgrass Steppe Ecosystems

Ingrid C. Burke and Arvin R. Mosier

in Ecology of the Shortgrass Steppe: A Long-Term Perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Since the days of the IBP, there has been a strong emphasis on research about the biogeochemistry of shortgrass steppe ecosystems (e.g., Clark, 1977; Woodmansee, 1978). A major theme has been ... More


Agricultural Drought and Its Monitoring and Prediction: Some Concepts

Vijendra K. Boken

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Droughts develop largely due to below-average precipitation over a land area, and they adversely affect various economic sectors in a region. Some of these adverse effects include reductions in ... More


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