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Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

William J. Bond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of ‘open ecosystems’, which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and ... More


Diversity and Community Structure

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Similar drivers across mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions have selected for plants with comparable traits (Chapters 3 and 6). This has resulted in the assembly of MTC region plant communities ... More


Energy Development and Greater Sage-Grouse

David E. Naugle, Kevin E. Doherty, Brett L. Walker, Matthew J. Holloran, and Holly E. Copeland

in Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and Its Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267114
eISBN:
9780520948686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267114.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Rapidly expanding energy development in western North America poses a major new challenge for conservation of Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus). This chapter reviews the scientific ... More


Dynamics of Woody Species in the California Grassland

Claudia M. Tyler, Dennis C. Odion, and Ragan M. Callaway

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the dynamics between grasses and shrub vegetation, focusing on the factors that lead to transitions between grassland and shrublands and the stabilizing feedbacks and ... More


Introduction

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen, and R. Brandon Pratt

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198739135
eISBN:
9780191802218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739135.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions have long been of interest to scientists and they formed the basis for many early ecological studies. This has included comparisons of the vegetation within ... More


Introduction to open ecosystems: a global anomaly and a local example

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/9780198812456.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the light side of ecology, the non-forested open ecosystems of the world. More than a quarter of the world’s land area is dominated by open, non-forested ecosystems in climates ... More


Drivers, ecology, and management of fire in fynbos

Tineke Kraaij and Brian W. van Wilgen

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire is a fundamental driving force in the dynamics of fynbos. This chapter discusses the role of fire in fynbos shrublands but also covers other fire-prone or fire-sensitive vegetation types ... More


Wyoming

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0036
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of Wyoming's prairies followed by a list of prairies by county. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a brief ... More


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