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Population and Community Ecology

Alfonso Valiente-Banuet and Héctor Godínez-Alvarez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti show considerable diversity of life form in tropical and subtropical America. Species diversity increases considerably toward the tropics, Mexico being the most important center, with 850 ... More


Development of Wetland Plant Communities

Rebecca R. Sharitz and Steven C. Pennings

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Plant communities in different types of wetlands vary greatly in species composition, species richness, and productivity. They are influenced to varying degrees by a long list of abiotic factors ... More


Multi-determinism in natal dispersal: the common lizard as a model system

Jean Clobert, Manuel Massot, and Jean-François Le Galliard

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents an overview of the results of a test on the integrated approach of natal dispersal and focuses on two major topics. Firstly, the knowledge on all proximate determinants of ... More


Scales of Change in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Kristine L. Metzger, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Sandy Macfarlane, Michael Coughenour, and Junyan Ding

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes what is known about the abiotic environment of the Serengeti ecosystem as it changes over different scales. This chapter first looks at the broad scale, then looks at physical ... More


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