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Plant Competition and Facilitation in Systems with Strong Environmental Gradients

Kara A. Moore and Sarah C. Elmendorf

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores how plant interactions and their effects on community organization vary with stress, productivity, and environmental heterogeneity in serpentine ecosystems and along their ... More


Gradients, response traits, and ecological strategies

Eric Garnier, Marie-Laure Navas, and Karl Grigulis

in Plant Functional Diversity: Organism traits, community structure, and ecosystem properties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757368
eISBN:
9780191817281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757368.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Environmental gradients, defined as gradual changes in biotic or abiotic environmental factors, are essential determinants of the structure and functioning of ecological systems and their components. ... More


Multiscale Sampling

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reveals that sampling plant diversity at multiple spatial scales may allow for a deeper understanding of relationships between species distributions and composition shifts relative to ... More


Greater Sage-Grouse as an Umbrella Species for Shrubland Passerine Birds: A Multiscale Assessment

Steven E. Hanser and Steven T. Knick

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Working groups and government agencies are planning and conducting land actions in sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) habitats to benefit Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) populations. Managers ... More


Introduction

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews why standard methods for plant diversity studies have been slow to develop. It provides specific examples why plant diversity studies are inherently difficult due to issues of ... More


Water and Soil

Arnold G. van der Valk

in The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608942
eISBN:
9780191774805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608942.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The distribution of plants and animals found on wetlands is influenced by environmental factors that operate at various scales and determine what organisms will be found in a given wetland. ... More


The geography of ecological speciation

Patrik Nosil

in Ecological Speciation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199587100
eISBN:
9780191810107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587100.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the geographic component of ecological speciation. It begins by giving different definitions of the geography of speciation and then studies the effects of geography on the ... More


Peatland habitats

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602995
eISBN:
9780191810138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602995.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the diverse and fascinating world of peatlands, which represent very special kinds of transitional, amphibious ecosystems with habitats between uplands and water. A multitude of ... More


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