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Biotic Uniqueness: An Overview

Susan P. Harrison

in Plant and Animal Endemism in California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275546
eISBN:
9780520954731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275546.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the concept of endemism; its relationship to similar concepts, such as diversity and rarity; and the dependence of levels of endemism on spatial and taxonomic scale. It then ... More


* Constructing Nature: Socio-Natural Histories of an Indian Forest

Kathleen D. Morrison and Mark T. Lycett

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Conservation and development terminology often perpetuates an overly simplistic view of human–forest interactions. In applying labels such as biodiversity hotspot and contrasting pristine or primary ... More


The lay of the land: Plant geography in the Middle East

Ahmad Hegazy and Jonathan Lovett-Doust

in Plant Ecology in the Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199660810
eISBN:
9780191820687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660810.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter focuses on local and regional endemism and the plant ecology and biogeography of the many individual countries in the Middle East. The region includes some areas that are very thoroughly ... More


The Paving Stone Theory of World Tectonics

Roy Livermore

in The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Tuzo Wilson introduces the concept of transform faults, which has the effect of transforming Earth Science forever. Resistance to the new ideas is finally overcome in the late 1960s, as the theory of ... More


Frontex: Joint Maritime Interdiction of Undifferentiated Flows—Operationalizing Pre-emptive Controls

Violeta Moreno-Lax

in Accessing Asylum in Europe: Extraterritorial Border Controls and Refugee Rights under EU Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198701002
eISBN:
9780191770517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198701002.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Until the foundation of Frontex (and the current EBCG), operational border management was subject to limited inter-governmental cooperation between the Member States. Therefore, the introduction of a ... More


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