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Time in Ecology

Eric Post

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182353
eISBN:
9780691185491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. This book argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, ... More


Inuit in Cumberland Sound

Karen Routledge

in Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226580135
eISBN:
9780226580272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Up till now, this book has focused on people far from their homes. This chapter aims to provide a glimpse, albeit incomplete and translated, of what it meant to be at home in a specific time and ... More


On Being Caribou and Musk Ox

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter describes the author's efforts to study the interaction between predators and prey in Alaska, specifically caribou response to wolves. Caribou rely on different tactics to thwart ... More


Islands of Ice and Innocence

Joel Berger

in The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Even today, Greenland is mostly inaccessible. With but a few coastal roads, the favored modes of transport are snowmobiles and dog sleds in all but the capital, Nuuk. The majority of Greenlanders are ... More


Disturbance, pollution, conservation, and the future

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses disturbance and pollution in the Arctic. The nature of arctic landscapes makes periodic disturbances inevitable through avalanches, rock falls, and mud slips. Northern soils ... More


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