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Landscape Effects on Community Structure and Dynamics

Kimberly A. With

in Essentials of Landscape Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198838388
eISBN:
9780191874697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838388.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecological communities consist of species that interact to varying degrees within the same geographical area, and so by definition exist within a landscape context. This chapter begins by reviewing ... More


The Ecology of Exotic Birds in Novel Locations

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

in Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers how exotic birds interact with native species, and how they serve to re-shape global biodiversity patterns. Both exotic and native species are distributed unevenly across the ... More


Biogeography, macroecology, community ecology, and the interactions between bats and other organisms

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the distribution of bats and their relationship with the environment. It looks into the various species area relations (SARs) that vary with organism, ecosystem, geographical ... More


Patterns of biological diversity

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter examines how biodiversity, the variety of life, is distributed across the globe and within local communities. It begins by considering some of the challenges associated with assessing ... More


The maximum entropy theory of ecology (METE)

John Harte

in Maximum Entropy and Ecology: A Theory of Abundance, Distribution, and Energetics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199593415
eISBN:
9780191774614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593415.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents METE, a comprehensive, parsimonious, and testable theory of the distribution, abundance, and energetics of species across spatial scales. It develops the structure and ... More


Bays and Estuaries

LARRY G. ALLEN, MARY M. YOKLAVICH, GREGOR M. CAILLIET, and MICHAEL H. HORN

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes: California and Adjacent Waters

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246539
eISBN:
9780520932470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Estuaries are among the most productive areas on earth, and fish biomass in these habitats ranks with that of the marine regions of upwelling, coral reefs, and kelp beds. This chapter characterizes ... More


Biodiversity and Biogeography

Peter J. Hogarth

in The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, Third Edition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716549
eISBN:
9780191802676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716549.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

The Indo-West Pacific region (IWP) has more species of mangrove than the Atlantic-Caribbean-East Pacific (ACEP). This and other biogeographical patterns can be understood only with reference to ... More


Maximum Entropy: A Foundation for a Unified Theory of Ecology

John Harte

in Advances in Info-Metrics: Information and Information Processing across Disciplines

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190636685
eISBN:
9780190636722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636685.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A major goal of ecology is to predict patterns and changes in the abundance, distribution, and energetics of individuals and species in ecosystems. The maximum entropy theory of ecology (METE) ... More


Diversity patterns and population regulation

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mechanisms of abiotic environmental factors influencing basic community properties like standing biomass, productivity, species diversity, structure, fluctuations, persistence, and resilience are ... More


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