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Understanding forest dynamics

Adrian C. Newton

in Forest Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567448
eISBN:
9780191717895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567448.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes methods for studying forest dynamics. Topics covered include characterizing forest disturbance regimes, analysis of forest disturbance history, characterizing forest gaps, ... More


Ecosystem Services Provided by the Soil Biota

Lijbert Brussaard

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter connects the soil biota to ecosystem structure and functioning and the concept of ecosystem services, i.e., the benefits people derive from ecosystems, and to the impact of land ... More


Functional Traits and Community Assembly during Secondary Succession

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines the life forms, functional traits, and functional groups of plants that predominate during different successional stages, and describes patterns and mechanisms of species ... More


Introduction

Karl Ritz and Wim H. van der Putten

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of the three chapters in Section 1. Chapter 1.1 considers the soil as a habitat. Chapter 1.2 reviews the levels of biodiversity that occur belowground. Chapter 1.3 ... More


Community Dynamics

Michael J. Fogarty and Jeremy S. Collie

in Fishery Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198768937
eISBN:
9780191822209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768937.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Ecological theory indicates that increasing the number of species, the number of interactions, and the strength of these interactions all tend to make communities less stable. Conversely, stability ... More


Environmental DNA for functional diversity

Pierre Taberlet, Aurélie Bonin, Lucie Zinger, and Eric Coissac

in Environmental DNA: For Biodiversity Research and Monitoring

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198767220
eISBN:
9780191821387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767220.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chapter 10 “Environmental DNA for functional diversity” discusses the potential of environmental DNA to assess functional diversity. It first focuses on DNA metabarcoding and discusses the extent to ... More


Feeding devices and foraging strategies

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

in Aquatic Entomology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter deals mainly with the feeding devices and foraging strategies of aquatic life stages. It first describes the kinds of food resources potentially available to aquatic insects, including ... More


Introduction

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199586936
eISBN:
9780191774645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586936.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter introduces the field of microbial ecology and some terms used in the rest of the book. Microbial ecology, which is the study of microbes in natural environments, is important for several ... More


The Biology of Agroecosystems

Nicola Randall and Barbara Smith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198737520
eISBN:
9780191800948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737520.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Biology of Agroecosystems provides an introduction to the biological and ecological attributes of ecosystems and the biological impacts of agriculture on the wider environment. Global human ... More


Pollination syndromes: the evidence

Beverley Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering, Second Edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199661596
eISBN:
9780191779473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661596.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The pollination syndrome concept has underpinned much of floral biology for many years. The purpose of this chapter is to assess the usefulness of the concept in understanding flowers and flowering. ... More


Introduction

David L. Kirchman

in Processes in Microbial Ecology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789406
eISBN:
9780191831256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789406.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

The goal of this chapter is to introduce the field of microbial ecology and some terms used in the rest of the book. Microbial ecology, which is the study of microbes in natural environments, is ... More


Diversity and stability in ecological communities

Anthony R. Ives

in Theoretical Ecology: Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199209989
eISBN:
9780191917370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199209989.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

How the diversity of an ecological community affects its stability is an old and important question (Forbes, 1887; Elton, 1927; Nicholson, 1933). The science of ... More


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