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The Llama Tree: Venerable Trees in the Nashville Basin

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Nashville Basin is a limestone karst region with geologic and topographic similarities to the Bluegrass. The Inner Nashville Basin has much thinner soils than the Inner Bluegrass. There is a ... More


Karst: Shaped by Water from the Inside Out

James C. Currens

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/9780813168685.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the extent and formation of karst in Kentucky: how the dissolution of limestone by water shapes the underground and surface of over half of Kentucky; the ways that hydro ... More


Chronology

James S. Dunbar

in Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062686
eISBN:
9780813051673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062686.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chronological context, an understanding of when human occupations and activities took place, is the focus of chapter 3. North American archaeologists have relied heavily relied on the radiocarbon ... More


The Woodford Groves: The Bluegrass Today

Tom Kimmerer

in Venerable Trees: History, Biology, and Conservation in the Bluegrass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165660
eISBN:
9780813166681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165660.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The striking scenery of the Bluegrass—gently rolling pastures with plank fences, elegant estate houses, horses, and woodland pastures of huge, old tree—is unique. The ecological region of the ... More


Springs and the Settlement of Pioneer Kentucky

Gary A. O’Dell

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/9780813168685.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the role that mineral and freshwater springs played in the settlement of Kentucky. Springs served as the focal points of a network of trails created by bison and used by ... More


Water and People at the Confluence

Amanda Abnee Gumbert

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/9780813168685.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Kentucky’s waterways carry a history of the landscape as well as life-sustaining water. Watersheds are any area of land draining water to a common water body, and the quality of the water body ... More


Calcrete aquifers

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan

in Shallow Subterranean Habitats: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199646173
eISBN:
9780191780233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646173.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Calcrete aquifers are carbonate deposits in desert terrains, the equivalent of karst in arid climates. While occurring in desert areas throughout the world, the fauna has only been well studied in ... 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


French and Belgian Uplands

Bernard Etlicher

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0022
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The French Uplands were built by the Hercynian orogenesis. The French Massif Central occupies one-sixth of the area of France and shows various landscapes. It is the highest upland, 1,886 m at the ... More


The Parisian Basin

Yvette Dewolf and Charles Pomerol

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The Parisian basin is a geographical entity whose limits are easily defined by the Armorican massif, the Massif Central, the Vosges, the Ardennes, and the English Channel. Both Burgundy and Poitou ... More


French Alps and Alpine Forelands

Yvonne Battiau-Queney

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

The French Alps are the western part of the 1,200-km-long Alpine range extending eastward to the Vienna basin. They have the highest summits of the range, in the Mont-Blanc massif (4,807 m a.s.l.). ... More


Geography of Subterranean Biodiversity

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan

in The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820765
eISBN:
9780191860485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820765.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Globally, for troglobionts, southern Europe, especially the Dinaric karst, and the Canary Islands are regions of high richness. For stygobionts, southern Europe, especially the Dinaric karst, is a ... More


The geological setting, cave formation, and stratigraphy of the fossil-bearing deposits at Sterkfontein Caves

Dominic Stratford

in Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Understanding the formation of the Sterkfontein Caves is critical for interpreting the geologic age and patterns of accumulation of the fossils found there. The complex stratigraphy of the caves has ... More


The Benefits of Long-Term Environmental Research, Friendships, and Boiled Peanuts

Evelyn E. Gaiser

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0029
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has enabled me to conduct more broadly relevant science by addressing questions within an interdisciplinary framework and to unravel the causes for ... More


Diversity of Freshwater Ecosystems and Global Distributions

G. Randy Milton and C. Max Finlayson

in Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Freshwater ecosystems are found on all continents comprising many different types and sizes; and defined and classified in different ways. The hydrologic regime influences the many physical and ... More


Geomorphology in Archaeology

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Geomorphology is the study of the evolution of landforms. Analysis of surficial deposits provides much of the evidence for changes in landforms over time. These deposits may be residual materials, ... More


Sediments and Soils

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Sediments are not soils. Sediments are layered, unconsolidated materials of lithic and/or organic origin. Soils are mixtures of organic and lithic materials capable of supporting plant growth. ... More


Landforms of Southeast Asia

Avijit Gupta

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Southeast Asia is a corner of the continent of Asia which ends in an assemblage of peninsulas, archipelagos, and partially enclosed seas. Towards the northwest, the physical contact of this region ... More


Volcanic Islands

Herman Th. Verstappen

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Volcanism is of widespread occurrence in the tectonically active zones of Southeast Asia. It is a dominant feature in many (particularly smaller) islands where other landform types are absent or ... More


Karst in Southeast Asia

David Gillieson

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Flying over the patchwork quilt of land uses that comprise Southeast Asia, one often sees extensive tracts of rugged topography with plateaux pitted with depressions, deep gorges, rivers arising at ... More


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