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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


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Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Some gardeners say that they think sorrowfully about their children whilst they work, of how they might one day return to the same place and remember their parent cutting trees and carrying a heavy ... More


* Constructing Nature: Socio-Natural Histories of an Indian Forest

Kathleen D. Morrison and Mark T. Lycett

in The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Conservation and development terminology often perpetuates an overly simplistic view of human–forest interactions. In applying labels such as biodiversity hotspot and contrasting pristine or primary ... More


How a mistaken ecological narrative could be undermining orangutan conservation

Erik Meijaard

in Effective Conservation Science: Data Not Dogma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808978
eISBN:
9780191846687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores how the particular conditions in which conservation biologists conduct their studies can provide a narrow and possibly misleading view of endangered species. Orangutans are a ... More


The Winding Road to Wanglang: Creating a Panda Reserve

E. Elena Songster

in Panda Nation: The Construction and Conservation of China's Modern Icon

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199393671
eISBN:
9780199393701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199393671.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This study moves to the local level to offer a close investigation of just how the national nature protection policy, examined in Chapter 2, was implemented on the ground. The Wanglang Reserve, in ... More


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