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Geographers and environmental change

John B. Thornes

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

Within geography, physical geography is concerned with the characteristics of the natural environment, the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the biosphere; how they influence human activities and how ... More


Malaria and Rome: A History of Malaria in Ancient Italy

Robert Sallares

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248506
eISBN:
9780191714634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248506.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book is the first comprehensive study of malaria in ancient Italy since the research of the distinguished Italian malariologist, Angelo Celli, in the early 20th century. It demonstrates the ... More


Language diversity, geomorphological change, and population movements in the Sepik-Ramu basin of Papua New Guinea

William A. Foley

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

New Guinea is a crucial region for the study of prehistory as a key witness for a precontact situation before colonial disruption and/or state formation. The New Guinea region is the most ... More


Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Darold Batzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Designed as a textbook, this volume is an up-to-date survey in ecology of freshwater and estuarine wetlands. Prominent wetland scholars address the physical environment, geomorphology, ... More


Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands: An Introduction

Darold P. Batzer and Rebecca R. Sharitz

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Wetland ecology incorporates the interactions of biota (plants, animals, microbes) with the unique physical and chemical environment present in wetlands. Wetlands are foremost geologic features, and ... More


Wetland Geomorphology, Soils, and Formative Processes

Randy K. Kolka and James A. Thompson

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Landscape geomorphology influences how water moves over or through the soil, and thus hillslope hydrology and local hydrologic budgets affect soil properties and determine the formation of wetland ... More


Continental-Scale Tectonic Controls of Biogeography and Ecology

Flávio C. T. Lima and Alexandre C. Ribeiro

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter investigates the role of substrate geology and river basin geomorphology in the formation of the fauna in South America. It suggests that the major biogeographic patterns was influenced ... More


Tectonics and Geomorphology of Africa during the Phanerozoic

Timothy C. Partridge

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Cenozoic evolution of Africa cannot be comprehended satisfactorily without reference to the early history of the Gondwana supercontinent and the events that occurred during and following its ... More


Between History and Geography: The El Alamein Project: Research, Findings, and Results

Aldino Bondesan

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The El Alamein Project began in 2008 as a research project promoted by the University of Padova (Italy) and the Italian Society of Military Geography and Geology in order to study and preserve the El ... More


Reconnecting through Stream Restoration

Carmen T. Agouridis

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Abstract: Streams play a critical role in the movement of water, sediment and nutrients across our landscape. Streams provide habitat to both aquatic and terrestrial life, and in many instances, ... More


Understanding Anasazi Culture Change Through Agent-Based Modeling

Jeffrey S. Dean and George J. Gumerman

in Dynamics in Human and Primate Societies: Agent-Based Modeling of Social and Spatial Processes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131673
eISBN:
9780197561492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131673.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Traditional narrative explanations of prehistory have become increasingly difficult to operationalize as models and to test against archaeological data. As such models become more sophisticated and ... More


Introduction

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/9780199608942.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Wetlands are land areas with shallow water or saturated soils that support a wide variety of plants not found somewhere else in the surrounding uplands. Although wetlands share a number of ... More


Historical Ecology

Amber D. Manfree

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Landscape change in Suisun Marsh is best understood as a continuum, allowing us to compare and contrast shifting influences on ecological processes. The historical record reveals differential rates ... More


Alternative Futures for Suisun Marsh

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, Peggy L. Fiedler, and Teejay A. O'Rear

in Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The long history of change in Suisun Marsh is reviewed as the basis for future management, followed by assessments of likely changes to terrestrial and aquatic habitats if present trends continue. ... More


Why Are Wildebeest the Most Abundant Herbivore in the Serengeti Ecosystem?

J. Grant C. Hopcraft, Ricardo M. Holdo, Ephraim Mwangomo, Simon A. R. Mduma, Simon J. Thirgood, Markus Borner, John M. Fryxell, Han Olff, and Anthony R. E. Sinclair

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/9780226196336.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Wildebeest are abundant in Serengeti. Comparisons of specific attributes of wildebeest with other sympatric herbivores are necessary. Each section builds on the results of the previous sections to ... More


Yucatec Land and Labor before and after Spanish Incursions

Adolfo Iván Batún Alpuche, Patricia A. McAnany, and Maia Dedrick

in The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies: From Farmers' Fields to Rulers' Realms

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Yucatec land and labor arrangements before and after Spanish incursions are examined for ruptures and continuities. The Western concept of private property is found to ring hollow in a landscape in ... More


Geology, Tectonics, and Geomorphology of Costa Rica: A Natural History Approach

Guillermo E. Alvarado and Guaria Cárdenes

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents a synopsis of the geology of Costa Rica with an emphasis on the most recent history, particularly the Quaternary and within that the Holocene. After providing an overview of the ... More


Springs Geology

Jason O'Donoughue

in Water from Stone: Archaeology and Conservation at Florida's Springs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781683400097
eISBN:
9781683400301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400097.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter reviews the geological context of Florida’s springs and the St. Johns River valley. This provides a basis for understanding the abundance of springs in Florida and the forces that drive ... More


Burial Archaeology in Qatar: Landscapes, Chronology, and Typological Change from the Neolithic to the Late Pre-Islamic

Richard Thorburn Howard Cuttler and Áurea Izquierdo Zamora

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines tomb construction and its use from the Neolithic through the late Pre-Islamic period on the Gulf Peninsula of Qatar. Geomorphological and environmental factors that may have ... More


Water Resources

James L. Wescoat Jr

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0030
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

Water resources geography expanded its spatial, regional, and intellectual horizons during the 1990s. Tobin et al. (1989) reviewed earlier US geographers’ contributions to the hydrologic sciences, ... More


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