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Case Study: Patterns of Plant Invasions in Forests and Grasslands

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/9780195172331.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the urgent need to assess rapidly the vulnerability of natural landscapes and specific habitats to plant species invasion. Systematic surveys of where non-native species have ... More


Species’ Invasions

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the use of ecological niche modeling to study species invasions, and more specifically to identify and understand genuine exceptions to ecological niche equivalency between ... More


Case Study: Evaluating the Effects of Grazing and Soil Characteristics on Plant Diversity

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/9780195172331.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Paired-plot designs are commonly used to compare the effects of fire, grazing, or other disturbances. Plots are placed in treated (or disturbed) and untreated (or control) sites, and measured ... More


Variation in the Rate and Pattern of Spread in Introduced Species and its Implications

Mark Williamson

in Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The variation in spread rate both within and between species is considerable. Managers' attention is inevitably on those that spread fast. This chapter shows that those that spread slowly need to be ... More


Linking Niches with Evolutionary Processes

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines how the process of ecological niche evolution and diversification helps us better understand ecology, biogeography, and biodiversity. It first considers how species respond to ... More


Extending Species’ Ranges

Emily W. B. Russell Southgate

in People and the Land through Time: Linking Ecology and History, Second Edition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300225808
eISBN:
9780300249590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300225808.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers movement of species over time. Many land managers and ecologists consider invasive species to be the most important factor in disrupting "natural" ecosystems today, at least in ... More


Species on the Move

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the dynamics of species invasion and its impact on biodiversity based on research at San Sebastian de la Gomera on Canary Islands, where the author of this book first arrived ... More


Introduction to Applications

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an introduction to various applications of correlative approaches used in ecological niche modeling, along with the theoretical principles on which the applications are based. ... More


Applications of the Telecoupling Framework to Land-Change Science

Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, Emilio Moran, Harini Nagendra, Simon R. Swaffield, and B. L. Turner II

in Rethinking Global Land Use in an Urban Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026901
eISBN:
9780262322126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026901.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Land systems are increasingly influenced by distal connections: the externalities and unintended consequences of social and ecological processes which occur in distant locations, and the feedback ... More


Nonnmative Terrestrial Species Invasions

S. Kelly Kearns

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Invasive plants, animals, and disease organisms strongly affect both our biological resources and economy. Some scientists believe that invasions are inevitable and feel that it is futile to attempt ... More


Conclusion: Where To From Here?

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

in Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book has explored the major methods and concepts in the field of ecophylogenetics. It has considered many of the common statistics and metrics used by ecologists when testing ecophylogenetic ... More


Epilogue: Future Directions

Mark R. Stromberg, Carla M. D’antonio, and Jeffrey D. Corbin

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/9780520252202.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This concluding chapter presents future directions for research on California grassland species and ecosystems. Future research areas that might be particularly dynamic are those with applications to ... More


Genetics of Tamarix

John F. Gaskin

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the genetics of Tamarix and how genetic studies have provided important insights about the Tamarix invasion. More specifically, it explains how genetic studies have led to a ... More


Tamarix as Wildlife Habitat

Heather L. Bateman, Eben H. Paxton, and William S. Longland

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the effects of Tamarix invasion and Tamarix control on the use of riparian habitats by wildlife species such as birds, mammals, and herpetofauna. Birds, mammals, and ... More


Tamarix: Passenger or Driver of Ecosystem Change?

Tyler D. Johnson

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines whether Tamarix is a passenger (that is, it achieves its dominance by tolerating or capitalizing on changes in the ecosystem that are outside the sphere of influence of the ... More


Change in Wisconsin's Coastal Wetlands

Jim Meeker and Gary Fewless

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Some of Wisconsin's most majestic wetlands occur along the shores of Lakes Michigan and Superior. This chapter describes these systems, noting that their diversity often hinges on regular disturbance ... More


The Politics of a Tree: How a Species Became National Policy

Tim Carlson

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores how Tamarix has drawn bipartisan political interest as an apparently problematic invasive species at a time when many other invasive-plant issues get little or no attention. ... More


Water Use by Tamarix

James R. Cleverly

in Tamarix: A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199898206
eISBN:
9780190267896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898206.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on water use by two species of Tamarix, T. chinensis and T. ramosissima, and their hybrids. It first considers the link between hydrology in the riparian corridor and Tamarix ... More


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