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Metamorphosis

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154573
eISBN:
9780199790272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses fungus that infects insects. The Cordyceps fungus, for instance, is capable of piercing the chitinous exoskeleton of insects. Although Cordyceps poses no threat to humans, its ... More


Triumph of the Fungi

Nicholas P. Money

in Mushroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

There are more than 16,000 species of mushrooms. These include species with familiar umbrella-shaped fruit bodies, brackets with gills, spines, and tubes, and others that bear spores on flattened ... More


Dermatology

Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, and Sam Patel (eds)

in Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199680269
eISBN:
9780191918360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199680269.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine


Diversity of life in peatlands

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Peatlands host a wide diversity of species and life forms. The plants are the most obvious, since they provide the structural foundation and are the source of organic compounds derived from ... More


The Neoproterozoic

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter shows how we can get some clues as to the nature of the first colonizers from what happens when bare rock is colonised today. The first organisms to get a foothold are usually not ... More


Nature of Soils and Soil Development

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

We walk on soils frequently, but we seldom observe them. Soils are massive, even though they are porous. Soil 1m (40 inches) deep over an area of 1 hectare ... More


How Have Wisconsin's Lichen Communities Changed?

Susan Will-Wolf and Matthew P. Nelsen

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews some of what we know about lichens and their sensitivity to substrates and environmental conditions. It draws on both direct and indirect lines of evidence to infer that lichen ... More


How will the Biosphere End?

Thomas N. Sherratt and David M. Wilkinson

in Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199548606
eISBN:
9780191917769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199548606.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This fictional description of the destruction of much of life on Earth comes from a novel by the astronomer Fred Hoyle, co-authored with his son Geoffrey. In the ... More


Close to Nature

Douglas Allchin

in Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490362
eISBN:
9780197559659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490362.003.0038
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

“Appreciation of life” is not listed on many biology curricula nowadays. Yet no other theme seems more central, nor so intensely personal, for many ... More


The Vegetation: Hierarchical Species-Environment Relationships

Marilyn D. Walker and Donald A. Walker

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The vegetation of Niwot Ridge has a rich history of study, beginning with phytosociological studies directly on the Ridge and in the surrounding mountains ... More


More Field Ecology: Rightofway Island

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/9780195148527.003.0035
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

On all but one of the field trips in my Field Ecology course, I take my students to the sorts of places that they have been to before: the beach, the ... More


Degrees of Intimacy

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/9780195148527.003.0037
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

When we arrived in Vancouver at the start of our vacation, the tabloid headline at the newspaper stand caught our attention. “World’s Bravest Mom,” it ... More


Fire and Plant Interactions

Joann Fites-Kaufman, Anne F. Bradley, and Amy G. Merrill

in Fire in California's Ecosystems

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter addresses first the plant structures that resist fire and second the persistence of vascular plants. It describes nonvascular plants (mosses and lichens) and microbes (bacteria and ... More


Animals, Fungi, and Microorganisms

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

Although plants are the major living components of terrestrial geoecosystems, other organisms are very important. Some animals move large amounts of soil, ... More


Gulf of Alaska, Domain 8

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The Gulf of Alaska domain extends eastward from Kodiak Island across the Kenai Peninsula, around the Chugach Mountains, and beyond Tonsina, curves ... More


Denali-Yukon, Domain 9

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0027
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The Denali-Yukon domain occupies a broad arc that, in general, follows the path of the Denali Fault along the Alaska Range and southwestward into the Yukon ... More


Northern Alaska–Kuskokwim Mountains, Domain 10

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0028
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The ultramafic rocks in this domain are in the western part of the Brooks Range, the interior Alaska lowlands of the Koyukuk–Yukon Basin, the interior ... More


Hydrology, River Regimes, and Sediment Yield

John Thornes and Jamie Woodward

in The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199268030
eISBN:
9780191919305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199268030.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

In comparison to the rest of Europe, Africa, and Asia, most rivers arising and flowing within the Mediterranean watershed typically drain small catchments ... More


Epilogue: Natural Complexity

Paul Charbonneau

in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

In this epilogue, the author reflects on complexity in nature, first by sharing his observations on lichens in the slickrock mountain bike trails of the Moab region in southeastern Utah. More ... More


A Heart for Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau did have a stern and prickly side. But trees brought out another side. They stirred a boyish joy in his heart and drew bursts of praise from his pen. Their postures and colors delighted him; ... More


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