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Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel

Frank N. Egerton

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271746
eISBN:
9780520953635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271746.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Roots of Ecologytraces the history of ideas and observations about ecology from Plato and Aristotle down to Ernst Haeckel, who named and defined ecology in 1866. The earliest ecological idea was the ... More


Ecology Emergent

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Ever since life’s debut on the earth, biotic evolution has been a near-balancing act. On virtually every level, competition and cooperation, shifting endlessly between foreground and background, have ... More


Energy Flows

Raymond L. Neubauer

in Evolution and the Emergent Self: The Rise of Complexity and Behavioral Versatility in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150705
eISBN:
9780231521680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150705.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores theories in physics that see unity in the increasing complexity of matter from the first elements to molecules and life. The field of physics now recognizes a special class of ... More


Importance of species interactions in moderating altered levels of reactive nitrogen

Martin Solan

in Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198718826
eISBN:
9780191788352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The amount of anthropogenic reactive nitrogen that is generated and emitted at a global scale has greatly increased since the pre-industrial period, disrupting the natural balance of the nitrogen ... More


Migration under ephemeral conditions

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

If the presence of habitats is highly variable through time, as in deserts or with ecological succession, migration may be a favored strategy to escape deteriorating habitats and to colonize new ... More


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