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Dynamics of Phytophagous Insects and Their Pathogens in Alaskan Boreal Forests

Richard A. Werner and Kenneth F. Raffa

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Boreal forests support an array of insects, including phytophagous (plant-eating) insects, saprophagous (detritus-eating) insects, and their associated parasites, predators, and symbionts. The ... More


Alternate Highlands

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses John Walker's first journey through the Hebrides in 1764, with Walker believing that every island contained hidden riches planted there by providence. The discovery of the ... More


Larch Autarky

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses a scheme that involved the planting of several million seedlings of larch, which was intended to secure the naval timber supply of the Perthshire Highlands, and of the whole of ... More


Population Cycles: Causes and Analysis

Alan A. Berryman

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Ever since Elton’s classic book Voles, Mice and Lemmings (Elton 1942), understanding and explaining the causes of regular multiannual cycles in animal populations has been a central issue in ... More


Understanding the Snowshoe Hare Cycle through Large-scale Field Experiments

Stan Boutin, Charles J. Krebs, Rudy Boonstra, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, and Karen E. Hodges

in Population Cycles: The Case for Trophic Interactions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The 10-year cycles of the snowshoe hare and lynx seen in Hudson’s Bay fur returns represent a classic example of cyclic population dynamics. Hare cycles have been the subject of time series ... More


Soft Gold

Rane Willerslev

in On the Run in Siberia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676262
eISBN:
9781452947907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676262.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In this chapter, the author describes his experience in the Siberian taiga hunting for sables. Known as Siberia’s soft gold, the sable is valued for its fur, which is dark, almost black, with an ... More


Population Cycles of the Larch Budmoth in Switzerland

Peter Turchin and Cheryl J. Briggs

in Population Cycles: The Case for Trophic Interactions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The population dynamics of the larch budmoth (LBM), Zeiraphera diniana, in the Swiss Alps are perhaps the best example of periodic oscillations in ecology (figure 7.1). These oscillations are ... More


Population Cycles Inferences from Experimental, Modeling, and Time Series Approaches

Xavier Lambin and Charles J. Krebs

in Population Cycles: The Case for Trophic Interactions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Some of the most interesting debates in population ecology have taken place within the context of population cycles. Their study has been a fertile ground for the development of ideas on how ... More


Do Trophic Interactions Cause Population Cycles?

Alan A. Berryman

in Population Cycles: The Case for Trophic Interactions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

My motivation in editing this book has been to present as compelling and credible a story as possible. Although I am personally convinced of the soundness of our argument, that food web ... More


Hot Spots and the Globalization of Conservation

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0024
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Eight friends were seated around the dining room table, two bulging photo albums at the ready, about to start a round of that curious adult version of Show and Tell known as Our Summer Vacation. ... More


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