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Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Geoffrey E. Hill

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker holds the attention of birders and naturalists like no other species of bird, so it was huge news in 2005 when the Cornell Lab of Ornithology announced that an ... More


Conservation and management

Franck Courchamp, Luděk Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

in Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198570301
eISBN:
9780191717642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter deals with the more applied aspects of the Allee effect. It starts by considering the role and impact of Allee effects in the conservation of rare and endangered populations, including ... More


Structural Chemistry of Rare-Earth Elements

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter begins with a description of the characteristic properties of the lanthanide elements, including their metallic and ionic radii (lanthanide contraction), crystal structures, oxidation ... More


MINIMAL AND OTHER TYPES

Roman Kossak and James H. Schmerl

in The Structure of Models of Peano Arithmetic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568278
eISBN:
9780191718199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568278.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter gives a thorough treatment of minimal types and other types such as indiscernible, end-extensional, rare, and selective types. Their connections with each other are discussed. How types ... More


Introduction

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews why standard methods for plant diversity studies have been slow to develop. It provides specific examples why plant diversity studies are inherently difficult due to issues of ... More


Case Study: Comparing Rangeland Vegetation Sampling Techniques

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

As what was learned from Chapter 6, studies that compare older sampling techniques to newer ones sometimes are necessary to advance the science of plant ecology. This chapter presents another ... More


Case Study on Multiphase and Multiscale Sampling

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Only a small portion of any landscape can be affordably sampled. Estimating the patterns of plant diversity in the much larger, unsampled landscape is important and challenging. For example, many ... More


Importance and stewardship of temporary waters

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter underlines the importance of temporary water habitats as repositories for rare species and genotypes, at a time when such wetland habitats are being destroyed or altered at a rapid rate. ... More


The initial evolution of warning displays

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the mechanisms by which aposematic signals might evolve and be maintained. Of particular importance are the roles of spatial aggregation and kin selection in the evolution of ... More


Case Study: Testing a Nested-Intensity Sampling Design

Thomas J. Stohlgren

in Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The variability inherent in all natural landscapes poses a significant challenge in designing accurate and complete inventories of plant diversity given typical cost constraints. One option is to ... More


Extinctions and the practice of preventing them

Stuart L. Pimm and Clinton N. Jenkins

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/9780199554232.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Stuart L. Pimm and Clinton N. Jenkins explore why extinctions are the critical issue for conservation science. Extinctions are irreversible, unlike many other environmental threats that we can ... More


Rare, Literary, and Technical Terms

Philip Burton

in The Old Latin Gospels: A Study of their Texts and Language

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269885
eISBN:
9780191600449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269889.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An analysis of the use of rare, obscure, and technical terms as a translation feature in the Old Latin Gospels. It is suggested that these forms need not be ’archaisms’ or ’vulgarisms’ (as is often ... More


Quantitative Analysis and Qualitative Case Study Research

Dale C. Copeland

in Economic Interdependence and War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161587
eISBN:
9781400852703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161587.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the degree to which an expectations approach can help us make sense of the seemingly contradictory findings of the large-N quantitative research that has dominated the study of ... More


Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Mak

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This text is an updated English version of a class-tested textbook originally published in Chinese in 2006. Its contents are based on the lecture notes of several courses taught by the authors at The ... More


Spin-dependent Compton scattering

N. Sakai

in X-Ray Compton Scattering

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198501688
eISBN:
9780191718045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198501688.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter chronicles the development of the study of ferro- and ferri-magnetic materials through Compton scattering, comparing the information with that obtainable through neutron scattering ... More


TRANSITION-METAL IONS

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0022
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The colours of many minerals are determined by transition metal impurities, and such impurities demonstrate a wide range of magnetic and optical behaviour. This chapter discusses the systematics of ... More


Word Status and Imitation in Hardy's Language

Dennis Taylor

in Hardy's Literary Language and Victorian Philology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122616
eISBN:
9780191671494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122616.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores Hardy's commitment to the standard ‘ dialect’ and its capacity to use different classes of language for expressive purposes. While criticism traditionally has explicated Hardy's ... More


From “Recycled Molecule” to Orphan Drug: Lessons from Makena

Kate Greenwood

in FDA in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171182
eISBN:
9780231540070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171182.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration made the controversial decision not to enforce the Orphan Drug Act’s period of market exclusivity for Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection), ... More


Periphrastic Tense Forms

T. V. Evans

in Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch: Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270102
eISBN:
9780191683909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270102.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Periphrastic tense forms are a recognized feature of the Greek verbal system from the language of Homer through to the Modern period. Yet their analysis involves both major theoretical difficulties ... More


The Death Penalty in India

A.G. Noorani and South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

in Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198074144
eISBN:
9780199080823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074144.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The death penalty is considered a violation of a person's right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhumane, and degrading punishment. Described as ‘the ultimate denial of civil ... More


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