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Stochastic soil moisture dynamics and vegetation response

Amilcare Porporato and Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe

in Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter describes work on a stochastic soil moisture model that has been used to investigate the relationship between the hydrologic and vegetation dynamics ecohydrology in water-controlled ... More


Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Gus Mills and Margaret Mills

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book demonstrates how cheetahs are adapted to arid savannahs like the southern Kalahari, and makes comparisons with other areas, especially the Serengeti. Topics dealt with are: demography and ... More


Epilogue

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The main findings from the study, some of which have led to altering perceptions of cheetah biology, are summarized. It is hoped that this will highlight topics for future cheetah research in order ... More


South Africa

Or Rabinowitz

in Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198702931
eISBN:
9780191772412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702931.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Using new documents and interviews, the chapter discusses the how the harsh international reaction to what was perceived as South African test preparations in 1977 led South African decision-makers ... More


Take Kalahari Hoodia for Hunger

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter situates hoodia within the longer history of the creation of healing plant Diasporas in South Africa from San settlement up through the process of plant prospecting at the Council for ... More


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