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Deterministic Models

N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

in Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159287
eISBN:
9781400866557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter talks about deterministic models as expressions of ecological hypotheses. These models are based on a deterministic equation or equations making predictions that can be compared with ... More


Endemism, adaptation, and conservation

John D. Thompson

in Plant Evolution in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515340
eISBN:
9780191705687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515340.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This concluding chapter reinterprets the main themes of the book in relation to the conservation of the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying the dynamics, persistence, and evolution of ... More


Introduction

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a foundation for a theory of urban ecology by analysing the ecological and socio-ecological patterns and process in urban landscapes. It looks into the complexities of urban ... More


Having the right stuff: the effects of data constraints on ecological data analysis

Earl D. McCoy

in Ecological Statistics: Contemporary theory and application

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199672547
eISBN:
9780191796487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672547.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

The kinds of statistical analyses one can conduct, and the possible conclusions one can draw from them, are determined by the structure and size of the data set employed. In turn, the composition of ... More


Conservation issues around cheetahs

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/9780198712145.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Habitat loss and fragmentation are the main threats to the cheetah. Current dogma on cheetah conservation maintains that most protected areas are not large enough to sustain viable populations ... More


Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This latest addition to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series gives an overarching account of the recovery and management of a forest watershed ecosystem. It synthesizes and ... More


Snags and Coarse Woody Debris: An Important Legacy of Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Daniel B. Tinker and Dennis H. Knight

in After the Fires: The Ecology of Change in Yellowstone National Park

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100488
eISBN:
9780300127751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100488.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the snags and coarse woody debris (CWD) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Severe forest fires, such as those that occurred in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of 1988, ... More


Living on Chars, Drifting with Rivers

James C. Scott

in Dancing with the River: People and Life on the Chars of South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188301
eISBN:
9780300189575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188301.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores how the poor live on a diverse mix of minimal resources by examining the households, and shows how individual families manage their incomes and how people mobilize resources on ... More


Using temporal and spatial patterns as evidence

Peter Petraitis

in Multiple Stable States in Natural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199569342
eISBN:
9780191810084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569342.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter addresses the problems and issues that arise from trying to infer the existence of multiple stable states from observations of patterns in time and space. Patterns in nature are often ... More


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