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Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

David Wainhouse

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198505648
eISBN:
9780191728150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505648.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book aims to provide a critical appraisal of the theory and practice of key methods of forest pest management. The appropriate application of these ‘ecological methods’ in the development of ... More


Annuity demand theory

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter discusses Yaari's (19665) annuitization result, which states that a risk-averse individual concerned about longevity risk (uncertain length of life) will always purchase actuarially-fair ... More


Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Richard F. Casten

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507246
eISBN:
9780191709333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507246.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This textbook on nuclear structure takes a unique and complementary approach compared to existing texts on the topic. Avoiding complicated calculations and complex mathematical formalism, it explains ... More


Conclusion: Heliotropic Manoeuvres

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter employs the metaphor of the heliotrope to characterize the Chinese exotic's regional turn towards a self-conscious Asian region. It also attempts to situate the Chinese exotic ... More


Direct human impacts on high-latitude lakes and rivers

Martin J. Riddle and Derek C.G. Muir

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter reviews and compares possible causes of environmental impacts on lake and river systems in the Arctic and Antarctica, with emphasis on the direct effects of local human activities. ... More


Environmental Impact of Exotic Bees Introduced for Crop Pollination

Carlos H. Vergara

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews currently available information on the success of introduced pollinators, their effects on native ecosystems, and examines the viability of using native pollinators to prevent ... More


Sasaki–Einstein Geometry

Charles P. Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

in Sasakian Geometry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter is central to the whole book and perhaps the main reason and justification for it. Much of it is based on a new method for proving the existence of Einstein metrics on odd dimensional ... More


THE STRUCTURE SET

Andrew Ranicki

in Algebraic and Geometric Surgery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198509240
eISBN:
9780191708725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509240.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This final chapter discusses the surgery exact sequence for the manifold structure set of a Poincaré complex, relating the homotopy theory to the surgery obstruction theory.


Case Study: Patterns of Plant Invasions in Forests and Grasslands

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/9780195172331.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the urgent need to assess rapidly the vulnerability of natural landscapes and specific habitats to plant species invasion. Systematic surveys of where non-native species have ... More


Case Study: Evaluating the Effects of Grazing and Soil Characteristics on Plant Diversity

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/9780195172331.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Paired-plot designs are commonly used to compare the effects of fire, grazing, or other disturbances. Plots are placed in treated (or disturbed) and untreated (or control) sites, and measured ... More


Case Study: Assessments of Plant Diversity in Arid Landscapes

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/9780195172331.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

In arid environments, the patterns of native and non-native plant diversity may be affected by cryptobiotic crusts. This chapter is a detailed case study designed to: (1) quantify patterns of native ... More


Conserving a natural experiment

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The guppy raises three different classes of conservation issues. First, the species is a useful model for freshwater fish species — one of the most endangered vertebrate groups. Second, although ... More


Imagined Worlds: The Lure of Numinous Exoticism

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Every landscape is exotic, from the standpoint of those who stand apart from it or cannot know it fully, so that encounters with strange or forbidding landscapes may have sacred rather than escapist ... More


TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT IONS

A.F. Borghesani

in Ions and electrons in liquid helium

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199213603
eISBN:
9780191707421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213603.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter describes the study of transport properties of several different positive ions in superfluid helium. In addition to alkali and alkaline-earth ions, the still unsolved problem of the ... More


Miscellaneous topics

A.J. Leggett

in Quantum Liquids: Bose condensation and Cooper pairing in condensed-matter systems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198526438
eISBN:
9780191711954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526438.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Four different systems, mostly of recent vintage, which are known or conjectured to manifest BEC/Cooper pairing are discussed. First, various non-cuprate “exotic” superconductors (alkali fullerides, ... More


Selling the Skirt: Women’s Travel Writing and the Literary Market

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Combining paratextual and textual analysis with an examination of contemporaneous reviews and external marketing, this chapter explores how women travellers position gender identity as a key selling ... More


From the Chinese Exotic to the Asian Exotic: Critical Regionalism and Pop Culture Asianism

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Chinese exotic is a phenomenon that is constituted through ex-centric movements that mark its dispersal and displacement at local, regional, and global levels. The Asian exotic appears when the ... More


Writing the (In)visible: Exotic and Colonialist Fiction

Peter Dunwoodie

in Writing French Algeria

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159728
eISBN:
9780191673696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159728.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the exotic and colonialist fiction in the French colony of Algeria. It discusses the durable salient features of Pierre Loti's three novels which had the greatest impact on the ... More


The Transcolonial Exotic: Allegories of Palestine in Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Algerian Trilogy

Olivia C. Harrison

in Transcolonial Maghreb: Imagining Palestine in the Era of Decolonization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794213
eISBN:
9780804796859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794213.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Three analyzes the best-selling author Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Algerian trilogy, which deploys the figure of the Palestinian guerrilla fighter and poet as a transnational allegory of revolution ... More


EXOTIC NUCLEI AND RADIOACTIVE BEAMS

R. F. Casten

in Nuclear Structure from a Simple Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507246
eISBN:
9780191709333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507246.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter focuses on a new field of study in nuclear structure: the study of exotic nuclei with radioactive nuclear beams (RNBs). Exotic nuclei refer to beta-unstable nuclei with extreme ratios of ... More


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