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Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Standardized approaches for the measurement of primary production — the rate of energy storage in the organic matter of plants — are essential to facilitate scientific comparisons and syntheses as ... More


Overexploitation

Carlos A. Peres

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/9780199554232.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this Chapter, Carlos A. Peres highlights the effects of human exploitation of terrestrial and aquatic biomes on biodiversity. Human exploitation of biological commodities involves resource ... More


Brief Remarks on Some Especially Important Considerations

Eric Post

in Ecology of Climate Change: The Importance of Biotic Interactions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148472
eISBN:
9781400846139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148472.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This concluding chapter argues that Earth's climate is warming at a pace that may very well be unprecedented, and it is doing so from a higher baseline average temperature than that which was the ... More


The Microbial State: Global Thriving and the Body Politic

Stefanie R. Fishel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781517900137
eISBN:
9781452957692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

For three centuries the rational and disembodied state has been animated by one of the most powerful metaphors in politics: the body-politic, a claustrophobic and bounded image of the collective, the ... More


Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

William J. Bond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of ‘open ecosystems’, which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and ... More


Science, Citizenship, and Humanities in the Ancient Forest of H. J. Andrews

Frederick J. Swanson

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has nurtured a large, highly interdisciplinary community that has been a ... More


Bridging Community and Ecosystem Ecology at the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Site via Collaborations

Laura Gough

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

My research in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program helped to shape me into the ecologist that I am, working at the interface between ... More


Long-Term Ecological Research Over the Long Term: A Historian’s Perspective

Christopher Hamlin

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0068
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There are many precedents for long-term research in the history of science. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program’s current identity reflects ... More


Chihuahuan Desert Fauna: Effects on Ecosystem Properties and Processes

Walter G. Whitford and Brandon T. Bestelmeyer

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This chapter focuses on the direct and indirect effects of animals on ecosystem processes and/or their effects on ecosystem properties. This set of effects has been ... More


Changing the Nature of Scientists: Participating in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Michael R. Willig and Lawrence R. Walker

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

From the outside looking in, scientists are often characterized as old men in white laboratory coats, working in splendid isolation, usually within the ... More


Sustaining Long-Term Research: Collaboration, Multidisciplinarity and Synthesis in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

Robert B. Waide

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage comparative study of ecological ... More


Reflections on Long-Term Ecological Research from National Science Foundation Program Directors’ Perspectives

Henry L. Gholz and Roberta Marinelli

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has required highly motivated leadership in both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and ... More


Interspecific competition and multispecies coexistence

David Tilman

in Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209989
eISBN:
9780191917370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209989.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Interspecific competition is an interaction in which species inhibit each other such that increased abundance of one species leads to lower growth rates of the other ... More


California Soils and Examples of Ultramafic Vegetation

Anthony T. O’Geen, Randy A. Dahlgren, and Daniel Sánchez-Mata

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The wide variety of geology, vegetation, topography, age of landscapes, and climate in California results in incredible soil diversity. This chapter discusses the diversity of California soils and ... More


An Introduction to Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response

David Greenland and Douglas G. Goodin

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The regularities of our planet’s climate determine a large part of the form and function of Earth’s ecosystems. The frequently nonlinear operation of the atmosphere ... More


Effects of Ocean Acidification on Pelagic Organisms and Ecosystems

Ulf Riebesell and Philippe D. Tortell

in Ocean Acidification

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199591091
eISBN:
9780191918001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199591091.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

Over the past decade there has been rapidly growing interest in the potential effects of ocean acidification and perturbations of the carbonate system on marine ... More


The Shortgrass Steppe: The Region and Research Sites

William K. Lauenroth and Ingrid C. Burke

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The central grassland region of North America (Fig. 1.1) is the largest contiguous grassland environment on earth. Prior to European settlement, it was a ... More


Introductory Overview

Douglas G. Goodin

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Timescale is the organizing framework of this volume. In various sections, we consider the effects of climate variability on ecosystems at timescales ... More


Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at the H. J. Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research Site

David Greenland and Frederick Bierlmaier

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0037
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The H. J. Andrews (AND) Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site represents the temperate coniferous forest of the Pacific Northwest (PNW) of the United ... More


Ecology of Mammals of the Shortgrass Steppe

Paul Stapp and Beatrice Van Horne

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/9780195135824.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

At first glance, the shortgrass steppe seems to offer little in the way of habitat for mammals. The expansive rolling plains, with little topographic ... More


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