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Animal architects as ecosystem engineers Animal architects as ecosystem engineers

Mike Hansell

in Animal Architecture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter deals with the subject of builders at the community level. It assesses whether animal builders are important ecosystem engineers, and whether they support the concept of keystone ... More


Potential effects of a keystone species on the dynamics of sylvatic plague

Chris Ray and Sharon K. Collinge

in Disease Ecology: Community structure and pathogen dynamics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567080
eISBN:
9780191717871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567080.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Plague is emerging as a threat to humans and wildlife throughout western North America. Sylvatic plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is maintained within a network of mammal species and ... More


The Huarango in the Desert Riparian and Agricultural Ecosystem

David Beresford-Jones

in The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers the subtler role of Prosopis in underpinning a fragile desert ecology. It is perhaps difficult to exaggerate the dominance of this genus within its desert environments, ... More


The role of competition and facilitation in structuring desert communities

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

It has long been considered that abiotic factors are far more important than biotic variables in controlling the structure of desert communities. In recent years, this perception has changed because ... More


Species interactions in ecological networks

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores ecological networks and their properties. Ecological networks summarize the many potential interactions between species within a community by representing species as nodes in ... More


Ecological networks

Ernesto Estrada

in The Structure of Complex Networks: Theory and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199591756
eISBN:
9780191774959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591756.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter analyses ecological networks, such as food webs, mutualistic webs, and landscape networks. It covers the global topological properties of food webs, in particular scaling relations and ... More


Avian Ecosystem Engineers: Birds That Excavate Cavities

Chris Floyd and Kathy Martin

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Woodpeckers are prominent examples of ecosystem engineers because they excavate cavities in woody plant tissue, transforming habitat in ways that create shelter for other cavity-dwelling organisms. ... More


Introduction

Barbara K. Jones

in Wild Capital: Nature’s Economic and Ecological Wealth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

By looking at nature through a social science lens, we can begin to see the natural world as an asset critical to our well-being and from that learn to appreciate its value. This appreciation can ... More


Conservation of Deserts

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Conservation of deserts can be carried out using many different approaches, including the conservation of individual desert species versus a habitat-level approach, reintroductions and ... More


The Role of Competition and Facilitation in Structuring Desert Communities

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Although abiotic factors are crucial to ensure survival in desert habitats, there are very important effects of competition and facilitation among both plants and animals. Competition is frequently ... More


Seed dispersal, dormancy, and “bet-hedging” in desert plants

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/9780199660810.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter considers seed dispersal, dormancy, and evolutionary “bet-hedging” as ways of avoiding drought. Cues that induce and release dormancy, and other environmental triggers for germination, ... More


Disease outbreaks can threaten marine biodiversity

C. Drew Harvell and Joleah B. Lamb

in Marine Disease Ecology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198821632
eISBN:
9780191860942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821632.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Disease outbreaks have driven declines in some threatened species on land, including amphibians, bats, and birds. In the oceans, infectious diseases can also drive declines and are a potential agent ... More


Conclusions

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/9780199660810.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This chapter describes how, in dryland systems, plants facilitate neighbors in various ways. Overall, this tends to produce a characteristic, large-scale “clustering” in vegetation. Various ... More


Ecosystems in Zones of Conflict: The Case for Bandwidth Management

Michel J. G. van Eeten and Emery Roe

in Ecology, Engineering, and Management: Reconciling Ecosystem Rehabilitation and Service Reliability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139686
eISBN:
9780197561713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139686.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

What profession that is core to ecosystem management is described in the following passage? … [Their professional] representation of a … system can be typified as physical, holistic, empirical, and ... More


No Word

Enrique Salmón

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

There is no word for the concept wild in the Rarámuri language, a culture indigenous to Chihuahua, Mexico, where there is a strong link between cultural diversity and biodiversity and where land ... More


Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America

Elisabeth Jay Friedman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284494
eISBN:
9780520960107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284494.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet, from its inception in the region through the explosion of social ... More


Communities: patterns

Robert M. May and Michael J. Crawley

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/9780199209989.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

In all areas of ecology, from studies of individual organisms through populations to communities and ecosystems, there have been huge empirical and theoretical ... 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


Pond-Meadow-Forest, Repeat: The Beaver’s Tale

Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth, and Catherine Owen Koning

in Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Beavers have numerous adaptations to being active underwater, and their food consumption habits and dam-building activities change the landscape for decades. Beaver dams create ponds with deep water ... More


Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Catherine Owen Koning and Sharon M. Ashworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Targeted towards a general audience, this book explains the science of wetland ecology through the real-world stories of those who wade into the muck. The book is organized by generalized wetland ... More


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