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Zooplankton respiration

Santiago Hernández-León and Tsutomu Ikeda

in Respiration in Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527084
eISBN:
9780191713347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527084.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter reviews metazooplankton (>200 μm) respiration in aquatic systems. It discusses methodology, modifying agents (physical, chemical, and biological factors), definitions, and carbon ... More


Primary Production: Guiding Principles and Standards for Measurement

Timothy J. Fahey and Alan K. Knapp

in Principles and Standards for Measuring Primary Production

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195168662
eISBN:
9780199790128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168662.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

A uniform guiding set of principles and standards is needed to provide conformity of primary production measurements even though specific procedures must be adapted to accommodate the unique features ... More


The Evolutionary Rationality of Social Learning

Richard McElreath, Annika Wallin, and Barbara Fasolo

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The field of evolutionary ecology has long been interested in the design and diversity of social learning heuristics, simple strategies that animals use to extract useful information from their ... More


The Political Regime

Pippa Norris

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the third of four on the question of legitimacy in the EU, and deals with the political institutions of the EU and its policy processes. The first section elaborates on these aspects ... More


Transport and Introduction

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/9780199232543.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter considers the first two steps on the invasion pathway: transport and introduction. It starts by summarizing why what we know about the history of avian invasions leads us to expect ... More


Solar Variability

Joanna D. Haigh and Peter Cargill

in The Sun's Influence on Climate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153834
eISBN:
9781400866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153834.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter studies the solar atmosphere's temporal variation, particularly the reverse in polarity of the solar magnetic field roughly every 11 years—a complete solar cycle occurs approximately ... More


Assessment of pain

Fiona Hicks and Karen H. Simpson

in Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses assessing pain, which is an important prerequisite of successful pain management. It classifies pain as nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain. Nociceptive pain is caused by ... More


Temporal variation in dispersal kernels in a metapopulation of the bog fritillary butterfly (Boloria eunomia)

Nicolas Schtickzelle, Camille Turlure, and Michel Baguette

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter aims to quantify the temporal variation existing in the dispersal kernel by making the kernels comparable. Variation of dispersal kernels in time has received less attention, even if ... More


Starvation and Famines

Amartya Sen

in Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198284635
eISBN:
9780191596902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198284632.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The specific problem of starvation and famines is analysed in general terms. First, starvation and famine are compared and contrasted, and their relationship to poverty outlined. They are then ... More


Macroecological Patterns in Insect Body Size

Kevin J. Gaston and Steven L. Chown

in Animal Body Size: Linking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226012148
eISBN:
9780226012285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012285.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter provides an overview of the current understanding of the form of macroecological patterns in insect body size, with particular emphasis on global patterns, patterns through time, and ... More


The Historical Course of Change in the Distribution of Income

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The similarity of the distributions of income in some Western countries in recent years that was demonstrated in the last chapter prompts conjecture that this kind of distribution is governed ... More


Evolution of genetically integrated dispersal strategies

Renée A. Duckworth

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the extensive spatio-temporal environmental variation that parents and offspring are likely to experience during dispersal, making its costs and benefits more likely to be ... More


Variation in Ant-Plant Interactions

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

in The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The distribution of species is far from even, creating a spatial mosaic of species richness. In general, the tropics contain more species than equivalent areas at higher latitudes, although ... More


Dynamic Utility Functions Proposed

Michio Morishima

in Theory of Economic Growth

Published in print:
1969
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281641
eISBN:
9780191596667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281641.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Various dynamic utility functions are proposed for optimum economic growth. The different sections of the chapter discuss: maximization of satisfaction over time; whether dynamic utility should be ... More


Looking for Times: How Type-Variety Analysis Helps Us “See” the Early Postclassic in Northwestern Honduras

Patricia A. Urban, Edward M. Schortman, and Marne T. Ausec

in Ancient Maya Pottery: Classification, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042367
eISBN:
9780813043487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042367.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Urban, Schortman, and Ausec examine their use of type-variety classification to identify the Early Postclassic in three areas of Honduras. These authors stress the flexibility of type: variety-mode, ... More


Alkaline‐earth atoms and ions

Massimo Inguscio and Leonardo Fallani

in Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198525844
eISBN:
9780191780059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525844.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter starts with the description of alkaline-earth atoms, which feature the same two-electron structure as helium. These atoms are of utmost importance in frontier atomic physics, since their ... More


Overview and Perspectives

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

in The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ants are probably the most dominant insect family on earth, and flowering plants have been the dominant plant group on land for more than 100 million years. The evolutionary success of angiosperms ... More


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