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Biodiversity

Kevin J. Gaston

in Conservation Biology for All

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199554232
eISBN:
9780191720666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554232.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Kevin J. Gaston defines biodiversity and lays out obstacles to its better understanding in this chapter. Biodiversity is the variety of life in all of its many manifestations. This variety can ... More


When and Where Biota Matter: Linking Disturbance Regimes, Species Characteristics, and Dynamics of Communities and Ecosystems

Todd A. Crowl, Nicholas Brokaw, Robert B. Waide, Grizelle González, Karen H. Beard, Effie A. Greathouse, Ariel E. Lugo, Alan P. Covich, D. Jean Lodge, Catherine M. Pringle, Jill Thompson, and Gary E. Belovsky

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter explores the effects of the organismal diversity to the disturbance sequences that indirectly affects their milieu—the ecosystem. It explains the scientific investigations conducted by ... More


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