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Wild Capital: Nature's Economic and Ecological Wealth

Barbara K. Jones

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683401049
eISBN:
9781683401728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401049.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

How we determine what is nature, what is wild, or even what in nature is worth protecting occurs through our human perspective. Whether it is a charismatic manatee or a majestic redwood, we care ... More


Holocene extinctions in the sea

Nicholas K. Dulvy, John K. Pinnegar, and John D. Reynolds

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Few Holocene marine species extinctions have been recorded, and these have been of range-restricted species, mainly mammals and birds, over the past 300 years. However, marine extinctions may be more ... More


Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Sharon Levy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Until about 13,000 years ago, Europe and North America were home to a menagerie of massive mammals. Mammoths, camels, and lions walked the ground that has become our cities and streets. Then, just as ... More


The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Alan Mikhail

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book tells the story of Ottoman Egypt’s political, social, economic, and environmental transformations between 1517 and 1882 through the history of human-animal relations. Its main contention is ... More


Enchantment

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the history of charismatic megafauna in the early modern Ottoman Empire. It begins with a discussion of the place of Ottoman Egypt and Istanbul in the early modern charismatic ... More


Harvesting Natural Resources

Emily W. B. Russell Southgate

in People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History, Second Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300225808
eISBN:
9780300249590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225808.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

People have always had to rely on hunting and gathering for food, fuel and shelter. The first evidence for possible major impact of these activities is the early Holocene extinction of most megafauna ... More


Diversity and Species Extinctions

Emily W. B. Russell Southgate

in People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History, Second Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300225808
eISBN:
9780300249590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225808.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Species extinction leads to diversity in terms of number of species worldwide. Locally, however, immigration of species may at the same time in many areas increase the number of species, that is, the ... More


Epilogue: The Giants this Time

Sharon Levy

in Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This epilogue examines the relationship of the present inhabitants with the extinct megafauna, particularly its significance to today's ecosystem. It then provides arguments from palaeontologists ... More


Countervailing Forces

D. G. Webster

in Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029551
eISBN:
9780262329972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

While genuine conservation measures tend to be a last resort the increasing number of fisheries crises in the 2nd half of the 20th century led to numerous innovations in fisheries management and the ... More


Mega Mammals in Ancient India: Rhinos, Tigers, and Elephants

Shibani Bose

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190120412
eISBN:
9780199099887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190120412.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book ventures to look into eras bygone in order to chronicle the passage of three mega species—the rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), tiger (Panthera tigris), and elephant (Elephas ... More


The First People: The Cutler Fossil Site

Robert S. Carr

in Digging Miami

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042060
eISBN:
9780813043463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042060.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents a summary of the discovery and documentation of the Cutler Site, 8DA2001, the earliest known archaeological site in southeastern Florida. Unraveling the mystery of human remains ... More


A Comparative Overview of Early Man Sites

I. Randolph Daniel and Michael Wisenbaker

in Harney Flats: A Florida Paleoindian Site

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400226
eISBN:
9781683400950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400226.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Many early sites throughout North America bear similarities regarding their lack of worked bifaces. Conversely, unifacially flaked tools at sites ranging from Blackwater Draw in New Mexico to Debert ... More


Where The Wild Things Were: Re-wilding and the Sixth Extinction

Lindsey Gillson

in Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The effects of global warming, habitat loss, and alien species are pushing extinction rates to new heights. We are currently in the midst of a mass extinction event, which began in the Pleistocene ... More


Vertebrate herbivory and open ecosystems

William J. Bond

in Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Can herbivores account for the widespread occurrence of open ecosystems? Some suggest that Pleistocene megafauna did so, and large mammal herbivory is still important in some regions today. Exclosure ... More


The Holocene at high latitudes

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter first details the advent of post-glacial period at northern latitudes after ice volumes peaked about 21,000 years ago. There were a number of climatic oscillations during the final ... More


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