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Hemlock as a Foundation Species

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Foundation species build and define ecosystems and maintain a wide range of services: clean air and water, wood products and wildlife, and solitude and inspiration. This chapter discusses the ... More


Reprise: Eastern Hemlock As A Foundation Species

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The eastern hemlock is identified as a foundation species—a species that creates its own ecosystem and is intimately linked to the majority of other species in the system. This chapter discusses the ... More


Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Anthony D'Amato and Benjamin Baiser

David R. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North ... More


Trophic Interaction Networks and Ecosystem Services

Christopher J. Whelan, Diana F. Tomback, Dave Kelly, and Matthew D. Johnson

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Birds function within their ecosystems in ways that include many direct and indirect chains of trophic interaction. In some interaction chains, birds exert top-down effects in “trophic cascades.” ... More


Disease outbreaks can threaten marine biodiversity

C. Drew Harvell and Joleah B. Lamb

in Marine Disease Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198821632
eISBN:
9780191860942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821632.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Disease outbreaks have driven declines in some threatened species on land, including amphibians, bats, and birds. In the oceans, infectious diseases can also drive declines and are a potential agent ... More


Disease can shape marine ecosystems

Joseph P. Morton, Brian R. Silliman, and Kevin D. Lafferty

in Marine Disease Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198821632
eISBN:
9780191860942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821632.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter reviews how marine ecosystems respond to parasites. Evidence from several marine ecosystems shows that parasites can wield control over ecosystem structure, function, and dynamics by ... More


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