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Freshwater community interactions and malaria

Eliška Rejmánková, John Grieco, Nicole Achee, Penny Masuoka, Kevin Pope, Donald Roberts, and Richard M. Higashi

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/9780198567080.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

The incidence of malaria has recently increased in many parts of the tropics. This increase is due mainly to drug resistance and the failure of disease control measures. But changes in vector ... More


Influences of the Human Footprint on Sagebrush Landscape Patterns: Implications for Sage-Grouse Conservation

Matthias Leu and Steven E. Hanser

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystems in the western United States have changed in quantity and configuration from a variety of causes including agriculture and human population growth since ... More


The Watershed Atlas Project: A Different Way to Look at the Commonwealth

Brian D. Lee, Corey L. Wilson, and Angela Schörgendorfer

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/9780813168685.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Watershed Atlas project visualizes landscape indicator aspects of multiple watersheds throughout Kentucky simultaneously. By viewing the landscape from a watershed perspective, this atlas is ... More


Measuring and Monitoring Land Cover, Land use, and Vegetation Characteristics

Ned Horning, Julie A. Robinson, Eleanor J. Sterling, Woody Turner, and Sacha Spector

in Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199219940
eISBN:
9780191917417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199219940.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

In terrestrial biomes, ecologists and conservation biologists commonly need to understand vegetation characteristics such as structure, primary productivity, and spatial distribution and extent. ... More


Predicting Avian Community Responses to Increasing Urbanization

Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, John M. Marzluff, and Marina Alberti

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

We predicted changes in avian communities that are likely to occur given predicted land cover and land use twenty-eight years into the future for the lowlands of the Central Puget Sound of western ... More


Agricultural Expansion and Human Population Trends in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem from 1984 to 2003

Anna B. Estes, Tobias Kuemmerle, Hadas Kushnir, V. C. Radeloff, and H. H. Shugart

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/9780226196336.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Protected areas are impacted by what takes place around their borders, and the nature and severity of these impacts is influenced by reserve size, land use and human populations. Contrary to the ... More


Environment

Vaclav Smil

in Grand Transitions: How the Modern World Was Made

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190060664
eISBN:
9780197548516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060664.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Large-scale, anthropogenic impact on the biosphere is not a new phenomenon, but the past two centuries have seen an unprecedented extent and intensity of land-use changes, ecosystemic degradation, ... More


Landscape Changes in Space and Time

Andrés Viña and Jianguo Liu

in Pandas and People: Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198703549
eISBN:
9780191820700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703549.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Much of the Earth’s land surface is currently experiencing environmental degradation due to myriad human impacts, resulting in profound land-use and land-cover changes. This chapter describes the ... More


Provincializing the Anthropocene: Eurocentrism in the Earth System

Kathleen D. Morrison

in At Nature's Edge: The Global Present and Long-term History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489077
eISBN:
9780199093908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489077.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The proposal that we have entered a new geological period, the Anthropocene, has gained currency both inside and outside of scientific circles. It is, therefore, worth understanding where this idea ... More


Transformation

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Extensive habitat loss and habitat conversion has occurred across all mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions, driven by increasing human populations who have converted large tracts of land to ... More


When to use remote sensing

Ned Horning, Julie A. Robinson, Eleanor J. Sterling, Woody Turner, and Sacha Spector

in Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199219940
eISBN:
9780191917417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199219940.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Remote sensing technologies can benefit a large number of environmental conservation and management tasks. However, understanding the limitations is as important as understanding the benefits. ... More


Data post processing

Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh

in Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198787617
eISBN:
9780191829727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787617.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses how data that have been collected with drones can be used to derive orthomosaics and digital surface models through structure-from-motion software and how these can be ... More


Frank Robinson’s Map

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the role of cartography in stabilizing new regions as coherent geographic units with recognizable environmental problems.Focusing on narratives of deforestation in the Panama ... More


Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198787617
eISBN:
9780191829727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this book, we introduce the use of drones for wildlife conservation. We provide a broad overview of when drone technology can be useful for wildlife conservation before going into the different ... More


Deciding to use a drone

Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh

in Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198787617
eISBN:
9780191829727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787617.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this chapter a brief introduction is given on three main aspects that drones are used for: detecting animals; land-cover mapping; and anti-poaching. Then the chapter focuses on which ... More


Monte

Ashley Carse

in Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, set in a rural community called Boquerónnear the Panama Canal, introduces two competing ways of conceptualizing and managing rural landscapesin Panama’s transit zone: farm and forest. ... More


Global Conservation

Ned Horning, Julie A. Robinson, Eleanor J. Sterling, Woody Turner, and Sacha Spector

in Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199219940
eISBN:
9780191917417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199219940.003.0023
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

On 24 December 1968, as they watched the half-illuminated earthrise over the surface of the moon, the crew of the Apollo 8 lunar mission captured an image that changed humankind’s view of our ... More


Carnivore Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Luigi Boitani and Roger A. Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199558520
eISBN:
9780191774546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558520.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people, and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attracts interest from ... More


Terrain and Soils

Ned Horning, Julie A. Robinson, Eleanor J. Sterling, Woody Turner, and Sacha Spector

in Remote Sensing for Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199219940
eISBN:
9780191917417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199219940.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Building on the foundations of working with images and measuring land cover and vegetation in the previous two chapters, we now add the discussion of elevation and geology. Terrain attributes (such ... More


Types of Data and the General Framework of Analysis

Joseph A. Veech

in Habitat Ecology and Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198829287
eISBN:
9780191868078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829287.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

For most habitat analyses, researchers typically collect and examine environmental data from the landscape scale (a few square kilometers to hundreds of square kilometers) all the way down to the ... More


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