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Community Dynamics and Stability

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/9780691148472.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the implications of climate change for community composition, dynamics, and stability. It also looks at further examples in which climatic variability mediates interactions ... More


Community dynamics

Russell Lande, Steinar Engen, and Bernt-Erik SÆther

in Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525257
eISBN:
9780191584930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525257.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Most of conservation biology deals with one species at a time. However, increasing attention is being devoted to the conservation and restoration of landscapes, communities and ecosystems, and how ... More


The Phenological Community

Eric Post

in Time in Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182353
eISBN:
9780691185491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter studies how the concept of phenological community relates to the utilization of time by species that co-occur in the local assemblage. It also examines the consequences for phenological ... More


Consequences of Network Structure

Jordi Bascompte and Pedro Jordano

in Mutualistic Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691131269
eISBN:
9781400848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131269.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the consequences of network structure for community robustness in front of perturbations such as species extinctions, habitat loss, and biological invasions. The nested, ... More


Applied aspects of temporary waters

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines aspects of temporary waters that are largely associated with human activities. Some of these associations are ancient, for example use of temporary floodplain pools for trapping ... More


Myths and Models

MARC BRODIE

in The Politics of the Poor: The East End of London 1885-1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199270552
eISBN:
9780191710254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270552.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines some further influential, historical ‘models’ of politics in the East End. It shows the importance of the exact ‘mix’ of beliefs and local community dynamics in creating the ... More


The Impact of Predation by Weasels on Populations of Natural Prey

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses some of the ongoing theoretical debates on the role weasels play in community dynamics. There is a conspicuous difference between the far north, where weasels alone can ... More


Recruitment

MARK CARR and CRAIG SYMS

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Together, spatial and temporal variation in recruitment can have a profound effects on the distribution, dynamics and spatial characteristics, size, age, and genetic structure of reef fish ... More


Community Criminology: Fundamentals of Spatial and Temporal Scaling, Ecological Indicators, and Selectivity Bias

Ralph B. Taylor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725498
eISBN:
9780814708033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about ... More


A data-driven approach to complex ecological systems

Michio Kondoh, Kazutaka Kawatsu, Yutaka Osada, and Masayuki Ushio

in Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Interspecific interaction has been a key concept in ecology to understand the structure and dynamics of ecological communities. Important, yet often overlooked, is that an interspecific interaction ... More


Introduction

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction considers how community dynamics in Trinidad, Jamaica and Guyana have been shaped by histories of colonialism, slavery, and migration. It goes on to examine unity in diversity models ... More


Energetic Food Webs: An analysis of real and model ecosystems

John C. Moore and Peter C. de Ruiter

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566182
eISBN:
9780191774683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566182.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book bridges the gap between the energetic and species approaches to studying food webs, addressing many important topics in ecology. Species, matter, and energy are common features of all ... More


The Size- and Trait-Based Approach

Ken H. Andersen

in Fish Ecology, Evolution, and Exploitation: A New Theoretical Synthesis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691192956
eISBN:
9780691189260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192956.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter outlines four future research questions where the size- and trait-based theory can be applied: stochasticity, behavioral ecology, coupling to primary production, and thermal ecology and ... More


The Dynamic Nature of the Herbaceous Layer: A Brief Synthesis

Frank S. Gilliam

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter presents a brief synthesis of the major points brought out in the preceding chapters. As with the first edition, this will be done using the sections of the book, rather than simply ... More


Dispersal kernels: review

Ran Nathan, Etienne Klein, Juan J. Robledo-Arnuncio, and Eloy Revilla

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/9780199608898.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the basic concepts, questions, tools, and future directions in using dispersal kernels to study the behaviour and ecology of animals and plants. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Coexistence and the cheetah’s relations with other carnivores

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In the southern Kalahari densities of large carnivores are relatively low, with the brown hyena the most abundant. Resource partitioning is well defined as each species tends to concentrate on the ... More


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