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Animal architects as ecosystem engineers Animal architects as ecosystem engineers

Mike Hansell

in Animal Architecture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter deals with the subject of builders at the community level. It assesses whether animal builders are important ecosystem engineers, and whether they support the concept of keystone ... More


The Biology of Polar Regions

D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

There is now an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions in the Earth system, as well as their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change, including of course global climate change. ... More


Flood Pulsing and the Development and Maintenance of Biodiversity in Floodplains

Wolfgang J. Junk and Karl Matthias Wantzen

in Ecology of Freshwater and Estuarine Wetlands

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247772
eISBN:
9780520932890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247772.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Twenty-five percent of the earth's total vertebrate biodiversity resides in inland waters and wetlands. Yet wetlands are highly threatened ecosystems. The impacts of anthropogenic activities cascade ... More


Predicting Global Biodiversity Patterns from Theory

Boris Worm and Derek P. Tittensor

in A Theory of Global Biodiversity (MPB-60)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691154831
eISBN:
9781400890231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154831.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The previous chapter developed a global theory of biodiversity incorporating gradients in ambient temperature and habitat area or productivity. It showed that a metacommunity model implementation of ... More


Property, Environment, and the Limits of Law

Christopher P. Rodgers

in The Law of Nature Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199543137
eISBN:
9780191747120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543137.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter brings together the book's principal themes and argues that the role of property rights as a tool for resource allocation is fundamental to understanding how the law of nature ... More


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