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Introduction

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter focuses on the application of ecological techniques in forest conservation and management. It presents a brief overview of recent developments in international forest ... More


The Future of Ecology and the Ecology of the Future

Daniel B. Botkin

in Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309454
eISBN:
9780199871261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter begins by outlining important advances in the science of ecology. These include the fundamental recognition that ecological systems are not steady state, but instead vary over time and ... More


The Origin and Evolution of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program

David C. Coleman

in Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The IBP served to incorporate ecosystem ecology, and this resulted in a permanent increase in funding support for the field. The IBP led to the creation of numerous smaller-scale models of ecological ... More


Ecology Transformed: The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and the Changing Patterns of Ecological Research

Edward J. Hackett, John N. Parker, David Conz, Diana Rhoten, and Andrew Parker

in Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151207
eISBN:
9780262281041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes how the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Systems (NCEAS) originated, and analyses the network patterns and social processes involved in research projects undertaken ... More


Management Implications and Applications of Long-Term Ecological Research

Ariel E. Lugo, Frederick N. Scatena, Robert B. Waide, Effie A. Greathouse, Catherine M. Pringle, Michael R. Willig, Kristiina A. Vogt, Lawrence R. Walker, Grizelle González, William H. McDowell, and Jill Thompson

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter illustrates the contributions of the Long-Term Ecological Research to the growing awareness of the management of Puerto Rican government in conserving Luquillo Mountains' ecosystem. It ... More


Ecological concepts of development? The case of colonial Zambia

Sven Speek

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The focus of the chapter is plant ecological and agro-ecological research in colonial Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), from the Great Depression to the beginning of the so called “Second Colonial ... More


The Opportunities and Challenges of Citizen Science as a Tool for Ecological Research

Caren B. Cooper, Wesley M. Hochachka, and André A. Dhondt

in Citizen Science: Public Participation in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449116
eISBN:
9780801463952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449116.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the opportunities and challenges of citizen science as a tool for undertaking ecological research. Before assessing the potential for large-scale citizen science to advance our ... More


Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More


Ecological Paradigms for the Tropics: Old Questions and Continuing Challenges

Ariel E. Lugo, Robert B. Waide, Michael R. Willig, Todd A. Crowl, Frederick N. Scatena, Jill Thompson, Whendee L. Silver, William H. McDowell, and Nicholas Brokaw

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the ecological response mechanisms of the Luquillo Mountains to natural and human-induced disturbances, such as hurricanes and land cover change. It identifies the ecosystems ... More


Where the Dry Forest Feeds the Sea: The Gulf of Nicoya Estuary

José A. Vargas and Alfonso Mata

in Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter focuses on the Gulf of Nicoya estuary located in the northwestern part of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It discusses the main physical, chemical, and biological features of the ... More


Ecology

Paul Schmid-Hempel

in Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199229482
eISBN:
9780191774744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229482.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses how ecology and ecological communities affect both the life-history and evolution of the parasite and the host. Ecological communities consist of populations of different ... More


Mind the Gaps: Why Are Niche Construction Models So Rarely Used?

Ayelet Shavit and James Griesemer

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Niche construction refers to a process by which organisms modify the abiotic and biotic features of their environments. This chapter discusses problems of accepting the phenomenon of niche ... More


Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory

Peter Savill, Christopher Perrins, Keith Kirby, and Nigel Fisher (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199605187
eISBN:
9780191810039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book tells the Wytham story in an accessible way. It provides a fascinating overview of what the Woods are like, their history, composition (both plant and animal), and how their wildlife has ... More


When and Where Biota Matter: Linking Disturbance Regimes, Species Characteristics, and Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems

Todd A. Crowl, Nicholas Brokaw, Robert B. Waide, Grizelle González, Karen H. Beard, Effie A. Greathouse, Ariel E. Lugo, Alan P. Covich, D. Jean Lodge, Catherine M. Pringle, Jill Thompson, and Gary E. Belovsky

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the effects of the organismal diversity to the disturbance sequences that indirectly affects their milieu—the ecosystem. It explains the scientific investigations conducted by ... More


Introduction to environmental DNA (eDNA)

Pierre Taberlet, Aurélie Bonin, Lucie Zinger, and Eric Coissac

in Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198767220
eISBN:
9780191821387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767220.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter “Introduction to environmental DNA (eDNA)” defines the central concepts of this book. Environmental DNA (eDNA) corresponds to a mixture of genomic DNA from many different organisms found in ... More


The Woods in the modern landscape

K.J. Kirby and C.W.D. Gibson

in Wytham Woods: Oxford's Ecological Laboratory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199605187
eISBN:
9780191810039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605187.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the role of Wytham Woods in the field of ecological research. It describes the area's role in helping to understand how ecology works at the medium to large landscape scale. It ... More


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