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Classic Food Web Theory

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the basic assumptions of classic food web theory. It first considers the classic whole-community approach, which assumes that any specific matrix represents a sample from a ... More


Reintegration: From Quick Fixes to Sustainable Social Rehabilitation

Thorsten Benner, Stephan Mergenthaler, and Philipp Rotmann

in The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199594887
eISBN:
9780191729065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594887.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on three cases of learning on the social and economic reintegration of former combatants. The first case deals with the effort to make timely and predictable long-term funding ... More


Environment and policy interventions to prevent obesity in children

Dianne S. Ward, Amy V. Ries, and Rachel Tabak

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents environmental and policy interventions which have demonstrated an impact on a measure of body weight or been successful in improving eating or physical activity behaviours among ... More


General Conclusion

Jean‐Marie Baland and Jean‐Philippe Platteau

in Halting Degradation of Natural Resources: Is There a Role for Rural Communities?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198290612
eISBN:
9780191601613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290616.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the most significant findings or propositions of this study on managing village or local resources, and their policy implications. Given the variety of situations that can ... More


Epidemiology and Health Policy

Ross C. Brownson

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the relationship of epidemiology with health policy. It focuses on several important areas, including underlying definitions; goals, impacts, and settings; epidemiologic tools, ... More


The Care Act 2014

Paul Burstow

in Social Determinantsof Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447336846
eISBN:
9781447336891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336846.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the significance of Care Act 2014, a piece of legislation that modernises more than six decades of care and support law into a single, clear statute, which takes into account ... More


The Power of Science?

Charlotte Epstein

in The Power of Words in International Relations: Birth of an Anti-Whaling Discourse

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050920
eISBN:
9780262272384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050920.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter problematizes a set of common expectations regarding science and its relationship to policy making that underpin the International Whaling Commission (IWC). It starts by questioning the ... More


Coyotes, Compassionate Conservation, and Coexistence: Why Ignoring Nature Means Ineffective “Predator Managemen”

Camilla H. Fox

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) predator control program, which killed over five million animals in 2010. Predators targeted include coyotes, wolves, ... More


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