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Time in Ecology

Eric Post

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182353
eISBN:
9780691185491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ecologists traditionally regard time as part of the background against which ecological interactions play out. This book argues that time should be treated as a resource used by organisms for growth, ... More


States and Social Movements: Conclusions

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans‐Kristian Hernes

in Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249022
eISBN:
9780191599095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249024.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

States and social movements cannot escape one another, and the outcomes of their interaction give shape to the political world. The state continues to be important in providing a large part of the ... More


The Influence of Dutch and EU Government Policies on Philips' Information Technology Product Strategy

Jan van den Ende, Nachoem Wijanberg, and Albert Meijer

in Information Technology Policy: An International History

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241057
eISBN:
9780191714290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter focuses on the IT policies of the Dutch and European governments in the period from 1960 to 1980. The success of different government policies and instruments is evaluated against the ... More


Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Alessandro Minelli

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Animal phylogeny is currently undergoing a major revolution due to the availability of an exponentially increasing amount of molecular data and the application of novel methods of phylogenetic ... More


Cross‐Cohort Differences in Health on the Verge of Retirement

Joyce Manchester, David Weaver, and Kevin Whitman

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter focuses on how Baby Boomers compare to prior groups on the verge of retirement. Specifically, it evaluates the stock of health which Early Boomers bring to retirement and compares it to ... More


Risk modelling and measurement

Tony Van Gestel and Bart Baesens

in Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts: Financial Risk Components, Rating Analysis, Models, Economic and Regulatory Capital

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545117
eISBN:
9780191720147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545117.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter highlights the conceptual aspects of a rating system without focusing on mathematical and technical aspects. An overview is provided of the different aspects of risk measurement and ... More


Clonality in Utero: Polyembryony

John C. Avise

in Clonality: The Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution of Sexual Abstinence in Vertebrate Animals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369670
eISBN:
9780199871063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369670.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Polyembryony or “twinning” is an intra-generational rather than an inter-generational form of clonality. It happens when a fertilized egg divides mitotically and splits before initiating the ... More


Life Cycle Ecophysiology of Osmia Mason Bees Used as Crop Pollinators

Jordi Bosch, Fabio Sgolastra, and William P. Kemp

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Several solitary bee species in the genus Osmia have been studied as potential pollinators of fruit trees and other early-blooming crops. Methods to manage large populations in agro-ecosystems have ... More


 Why Companies Invest Overseas

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The seemingly simple explanation of why a company invests overseas — to seek greater profits — is inadequate to provide satisfactory insight into the multiple rationales for establishing foreign ... More


Epigraphy and Demography: Birth, Marriage, Family, and Death

Walter Scheidel

in Epigraphy and the Historical Sciences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265062
eISBN:
9780191754173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265062.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter uses evidence from all over the Graeco-Roman world. It shows that inscriptions are second only to papyri in providing the quantitative evidence without which the study of populations is ... More


Effects of Climate Variability on Benthic Communities

Jacob Hagberg, Björn G. Tunberg, Gunther Wieking, Ingrid Kröncke, and Andrea Belgrano

in Marine Ecosystems and Climate Variation: The North Atlantic: A Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507499
eISBN:
9780191709845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507499.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Climatic variability is most likely to have an effect on marine populations and it is important to understand further the synchronicity between climatic oscillations and the life cycle of benthic ... More


Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem

Kevin D. Lafferty, Ryan F. Hechinger, Jenny C. Shaw, Kathleen Whitney, and Armand M. Kuris

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/9780198567080.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Salt marshes provide a model ecosystem for analyzing the role of parasites in community dynamics. These habitats include an abundant and diverse community of trematode parasites which have complex ... More


Food webs in lakes—seasonal dynamics and the impact of climate variability

Dietmar Straile

in Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564836
eISBN:
9780191713828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Studies on lakes provide some of the most complete investigations on the structure, dynamics, and energetics of food webs encompassing organisms from bacteria to vertebrates. The life cycle of ... More


Viral Life History Traits

Joshua S. Weitz

in Quantitative Viral Ecology: Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161549
eISBN:
9781400873968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161549.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter discusses a number of key commonalities and differences among viral life history traits. Viruses have two key life history stages: inside and outside a host cell. Viral infections of ... More


Single Women and Property

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.02
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Approximately twenty percent of Galician women never married — some by choice, some because the sex ratio of many parishes was such that there were often two women for every man. Half of those who ... More


The Meaning of Festivals: A Typology

Teofilo F. Ruiz

in A King Travels: Festive Traditions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153575
eISBN:
9781400842247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153575.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents a typology of the diversity of ludic events, their origins, and evolution in late medieval and early modern Spain. There has long been an argument that Spanish festivals, ... More


Environmental management accounting

Kazbi Soonawalla

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the emergence of the environmental movement within the context of corporate responsibility and sustainability management, focusing on the development of environmental ... More


Colonial Reproduction and Life Histories

Christian Peeters and Mathieu Molet

in Ant Ecology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

All ants live in perennial colonies that exhibit three phases, namely foundation (initiation of new colonies), growth (production of more workers), and reproduction (production of sexuals). A greater ... More


The life cycle and its evolution

Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To some extent, the evolution of multicellular organisms such as metazoans is the evolution of their cells, whose prototypical characters are frequently abandoned, as with syncytia or as a ... More


The Constant Age

ALEXANDRA SHEPARD

in Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199299348
eISBN:
9780191716614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299348.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Apart from gender, age was the most directly acknowledged difference to inform constructions of normative manhood. Manhood was a distinct phase in the life cycle as well as a qualitative set of ... More


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