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Food and Shelter: How Resources Influence Ant Ecology

Nico Blüthgen and Heike Feldhaar

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/9780199544639.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Food and nesting space are the most important resources for ants and contribute strongly to the structure of ant communities. Most ants can be considered omnivores; however, differences in morphology ... More


Distilling Complexity: Atmospheric Indeterminacy and the Culture of Disciplined Improvisation

Phaedra Daipha

in Masters of Uncertainty: Weather Forecasters and the Quest for Ground Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226298542
eISBN:
9780226298719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226298719.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter takes a systematic look at how NWS forecasters take stock of the weather and establishes that they have cultivated an omnivorous appetite for information, at times even enlisting ... More


Wolves and Coyotes: Creators and Tricksters

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on an intriguing aspect of the relationship of humans with wolves in North America and parts of eastern Siberia—that wolves are considered “creator” figures, suggesting that they ... More


Avian Ecological Functions and Ecosystem Services in the Tropics

Çağan H. Şekercioğlu and Evan R. Buechley

in Why Birds Matter: Avian Ecological Function and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226382463
eISBN:
9780226382777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226382777.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Although most bird species avoid agricultural areas, nearly a third of all birds regularly to occasionally use such habitats, often providing important ecosystem services like pest control, ... More


How Democratic Practice Matters

Robert M. Fishman

in Democratic Practice: Origins of the Iberian Divide in Political Inclusion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190912871
eISBN:
9780190912918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912871.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines a large range of consequences of what the book conceptualizes as “the Iberian divide in political inclusion,” that is, the major contrast between Portugal and Spain in ... More


Food Web Interactions in Freshwater Ecosystems

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

in The Biology of Lakes and Ponds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198713593
eISBN:
9780191781902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198713593.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

This chapter on food web interactions connects the organisms and their interactions with the abiotic frame and provides a helicopter perspective on the function of freshwater ecosystems. Initially, ... More


Watershed Clearcutting and Canopy Arthropods

Barbara C. Reynolds, Timothy D. Schowalter, and D. A. Crossley

in Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the impact of the Watershed 7 (WS 7) clearcut on canopy arthropods. Given the expected shift in plant types, how would the community of arthropods respond? Would the increase in ... More


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