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Methods for studying human-induced changes in estuaries

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at the assessment of biological change due to man's activities. It asks: what is normal situation and what are the limits of expected variability? Has there been a change from the ... More


Scales of Change in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Kristine L. Metzger, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Sandy Macfarlane, Michael Coughenour, and Junyan Ding

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/9780226196336.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes what is known about the abiotic environment of the Serengeti ecosystem as it changes over different scales. This chapter first looks at the broad scale, then looks at physical ... More


Water Services in Urban Landscapes

Peter Bridgewater

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/9780199563562.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Themes that characterise urban wetlands in this century are: an association with human activities, especially development, education, and culture; invasive species management; migratory species ... More


Tamarix: Passenger or Driver of Ecosystem Change?

Tyler D. Johnson

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines whether Tamarix is a passenger (that is, it achieves its dominance by tolerating or capitalizing on changes in the ecosystem that are outside the sphere of influence of the ... More


Socially Mediated Issues

Tee L. Guidotti

in Health and Sustainability: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325337
eISBN:
9780190238803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325337.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Unsustainable situations may result in health outcomes that are mediated indirectly by social, economic, and shared behavioral responses. Social systems exist to mitigate risk: that is why human ... More


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