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The savannah community and its conservation

Bryan Shorrocks

in The Biology of African Savannahs

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. It includes a brief examination of the diversity-stability idea. A detailed flow ... More


Island Biogeography: Concepts, Theory, and Data

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter present a brief overview of the theory, concepts, and analytical tools of island biogeography, focusing on the aspects of colonization and extinction dynamics appropriate to continental ... More


Introduction

Jonathan S. Friedlaender

in Population Genetics, Linguistics, and Culture History in the Southwest Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195300307
eISBN:
9780199790142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300307.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter describes the outline, focus, and themes of the book. The book describes the genetic and linguistic diversity in the key region of Northern Island Melanesia. Recurrent ... More


Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

James Lazell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243521
eISBN:
9780520931596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243521.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and ... More


Landscape Effects on Community Structure and Dynamics

Kimberly A. With

in Essentials of Landscape Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198838388
eISBN:
9780191874697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838388.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecological communities consist of species that interact to varying degrees within the same geographical area, and so by definition exist within a landscape context. This chapter begins by reviewing ... More


Biogeography

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198817017
eISBN:
9780191858703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817017.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals within the region. Tropical East Asia is defined as the eastern half of the Oriental Region and the other biogeographical ... More


Introduction

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book is a study of plants on the continental islands in Barkley Sound, British Columbia, and can be considered an island biogeography case history, constrained by taxon and region. It discusses ... More


Synopsis: Lessons From a Continental Archipelago

Martin L. Cody

in Plants on Islands: Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247291
eISBN:
9780520932722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247291.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides an overview of the island biogeographic picture in Barkley Sound plants and points out where the more interesting population biology and ecology was found. It also summarizes ... More


Biogeography

Richard T. Corlett

in The Ecology of Tropical East Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199681341
eISBN:
9780191789175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681341.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter deals with the geographical distribution of plants and animals within the region. Tropical East Asia is defined as the eastern half of the Oriental Region, and the other tropical ... More


From Islands to Archipelagos: Volcanism, Coral, and Geopoetics

Johannes Riquet

in The Aesthetics of Island Space: Perception, Ideology, Geopoetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198832409
eISBN:
9780191886324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832409.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The texts examined in Chapter 4 explore islands in geo(morpho)logical space-time. The chapter begins by discussing how the relational poetics of Darwin’s and Wallace’s writings ask readers to ... More


The Savannah Community and Its Conservation

Bryan Shorrocks and William (Bill) Bates

in The Biology of African Savannahs, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702702
eISBN:
9780191794131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702702.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. The latter includes a brief examination of the diversity–stability idea. A detailed ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Alan Graham

in Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter re-emphasizes the complexity of past and present plant and animal distributions, the need for a multiplicity of approaches, interpretations made in the broadest contexts, and the need ... More


Composition and Diversity of Urban Vegetation

Christopher P. Dunn and Liam Heneghan

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The vegetation of urban areas is a key component of the ecology (and livability) of urban areas. Attempts to apply principles of vegetation ecology to the urban context, and to test ecological ... More


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