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Epilogue

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/9780691131269.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This epilogue summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book examined one of the most intriguing and central components of biodiversity: ecological interactions. The analysis has ... More


A functional guide to functional diversity measures

Owen L. Petchey, Eoin J. O’Gorman, and Dan F. B. Flynn

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter asks the questions: what kinds of resources do organisms exploit, where do they exploit them, and when do they exploit them? Each of these characteristics, and many others, can be a ... More


What If Ecological Communities Are Not Wholes?

Rachel Bryant

in The Environment: Philosophy, Science, and Ethics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017404
eISBN:
9780262301770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017404.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the assumption that ecological communities are wholes and on explaining its importance to a community. This assumption posits that communities are closed networks of ... More


Models for large ecological communities—a random matrix approach

Stefano Allesina and Jacopo Grilli

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/9780198824282.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Lotka and Volterra were among the first to attempt to mathematize the dynamics of interacting populations. While their work had a profound influence on ecology, leading to many of the results that ... More


Invertebrates of the Serengeti: Disturbance Effects on Arthropod Diversity and Abundance

Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann, Robert F. Foster, Ally K. Nkwabi, Kristine L. Metzger, Andrew W. Harvey, and Anthony R. E. Sinclair

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/9780226196336.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Our understanding of Serengeti’s invertebrates greatly lags behind our knowledge of Serengeti’s vertebrates. However, here we show some examples of interesting ecological interactions between these ... More


Agroforestry and Soil Health: Linking Trees, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Services

Edmundo Barrios, Gudeta W. Sileshi, Keith Shepherd, and Fergus Sinclair

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Agricultural landscapes hold a large proportion of the world's biodiversity. Nevertheless, there is poor understanding of the contribution of agricultural management practices to conservation of ... More


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