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Coextinction: anecdotes, models, and speculation

Robert R. Dunn

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Nearly all conservation and extinction research focuses on vertebrates and plants, but most organisms on earth are poorly studied or undescribed invertebrates, the majority of which are parasites or ... More


Oral infections - an introduction

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

The oral cavity supports the growth of several and different microflora. There are more than 500 different taxa found within the mouth and the role of most of these taxa in health and disease has not ... More


Seed Dispersal by Corvids: Birds That Build Forests

Diana F. Tomback

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Birds of the family Corvidae, which comprise the familiar jays, magpies, crows, ravens, and their allies, occur nearly worldwide. They include species that are common human commensals in urban and ... More


The Creole Art of the Table

Myriam Arcangeli

in Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060422
eISBN:
9780813050652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060422.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Both at the sites and in the texts, tableware represented the largest sub-ensemble of objects. Sociability and hospitality were an intrinsic part of life in the colonies, and Guadeloupeans used this ... More


Potlucks

Alice P. Julier

in Eating Together: Food, Friendship, and Inequality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037634
eISBN:
9780252094880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037634.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the social significance of potlucks. In the United States, the word potluck has come to mean a particular category of commensal events, where each participant brings a “dish to ... More


Evolutionary Medicine Viewed Through the Lens of Pregnancy and the Obesity Epidemic

Chloe Zera and Louise Wilkins-Haug

in Integrating Evolutionary Biology into Medical Education: for maternal and child healthcare students, clinicians, and scientists

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814153
eISBN:
9780191851803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814153.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

The rapid rise of the global obesity epidemic is one of the most significant microevolutions of the past century. Identification, evaluation and weight-altering interventions are sustainable only ... More


Alcohol as Embodied Material Culture: Anthropological Reflections on the Deep Entanglement of Humans and Alcohol

Michael Dietler

in Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198842460
eISBN:
9780191878442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842460.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive agent in the world, and it has a very deep history. Human beings have demonstrated remarkable creativity in producing alcoholic beverages from a diverse ... More


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