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Periglacial and terrestrial habitats in polar regions

David N. Thomas, G.E. (Tony) Fogg, Peter Convey, Christian H. Fritsen, Josep-Maria Gili, Rolf Gradinger, Johanna Laybourn-Parry, Keith Reid, and David W.H. Walton

in The Biology of Polar Regions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199298112
eISBN:
9780191711640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the terrestrial ecosystems of the Arctic and Antarctic. It begins discussing some of their physical and chemical characteristics and then subsequent subsections detail the ... More


Estimating Moss and Lichen Ground Layer Net Primary Production in Tundra, Peatlands, and Forests

Dale H. Vitt

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/9780195168662.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Bryophytes and lichens comprise a high proportion of biomass and primary production in many high latitude ecosystems. This chapter outlines the special problems encountered and approaches available ... More


Parts and wholes: Implicative patterns in inflectional paradigms

Farrell Ackerman, James P. Blevins, and Robert Malouf

in Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547548
eISBN:
9780191720628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Humans show an amazing ability to produce novel words based on previous experience. What analogical processes are at work in this process, and how do analogical generalizations emerge from complex ... More


Above-ground trophic interactions and soil biological communities

Richard D. Bardgett

in The Biology of Soil: A community and ecosystem approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525035
eISBN:
9780191728181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525035.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines some of the many ways that above-ground herbivores may influence below-ground organisms and processes, and how these changes in soil biological properties may in turn feedback ... More


The Modern Environment, Flora, and Vegetation of South Park, Colorado

David J. Cooper

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

South Park is one of the four large intermountain basins that characterize the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This chapter discusses the landscape, climate, flora, and vegetation of South Park, which ... More


Introductory Overview

David Greenland, Douglas G. Goodin, and Raymond C. Smith (eds)

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Television images of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, and drought conditions are among the most vivid that leap into our minds when we think of ... More


Introductory Overview

David Greenland, Douglas G. Goodin, and Raymond C. Smith

in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response in Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195150599
eISBN:
9780197561881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195150599.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Television images of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow and ice storms, and drought conditions are among the most vivid that leap into our minds when we think of short-term climatic events and ... More


Wild Swans

Alison Townsend

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at how tundra swans arrived the day before Thanksgiving in the town of Island Lake in Wisconsin. Navigating by the stars and their memory of earth's moonlit landscape, they came, ... More


Tundra-Taiga Biology

Robert M. M. Crawford

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Arctic Tundra and adjacent Boreal Forest or Taiga support the most cold-adapted flora and fauna on Earth. The evolutionary capacity of both plants and animals to adapt to these thermally limiting ... More


Proximate possessors

Irina Nikolaeva and András Bárány

in Prominent Internal Possessors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198812142
eISBN:
9780191850103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812142.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter describes possessive constructions in Tundra Nenets (Uralic) with a particular focus on the behavioural and functional properties of lexical possessors. While pronominal possessors ... More


Top of the World Collaborations: Lessons from above Treeline

Katharine N. Suding

in Long-Term Ecological Research: Changing the Nature of Scientists

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199380213
eISBN:
9780197562949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199380213.003.0046
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

My involvement at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site began when I was an undergraduate summer research assistant, and it has extended through a postdoctoral fellowship, a ... More


The Beaver Meadow on North St. Vrain Creek

Ellen Wohl

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

There is a place, about a mile long by a thousand feet wide, that lies in the heart of the Southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Here at the eastern margin of Rocky Mountain National Park, along a ... More


January Of Rocks and Ice

Ellen Wohl

in Saving the Dammed: Why We Need Beaver-Modified Ecosystems

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190943523
eISBN:
9780197559949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943523.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The beaver meadow is quiet in January. For many plants and animals, winter is a season of subdued activity, or of waiting. North St. Vrain Creek remains open along the main channel, the water ... More


Fire Trends in the Alaskan Boreal Forest

Eric S. Kasischke and David L. Verbyla

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Fire is ubiquitous throughout the global boreal forest (Wein 1983, Payette 1992, Goldammer and Furyaev 1996, Kasischke and Stocks 2000). The inter- and intra-annual patterns of fire in this biome ... More


Denali-Yukon, Domain 9

Earl B. Alexander, Roger G. Coleman, Todd Keeler-Wolfe, and Susan P. Harrison

in Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America: Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195165081
eISBN:
9780197562123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195165081.003.0027
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

The Denali-Yukon domain occupies a broad arc that, in general, follows the path of the Denali Fault along the Alaska Range and southwestward into the Yukon Territory. An ophiolite in the ... More


Tundra diversity

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins by considering definitions of the term Tundra. The term is currently used to describe arctic lands devoid of forest. As a modern ecological term, Tundra is used to describe the ... More


Taiga and bog

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the ecological diversity of the most northerly forests in the world, the Taiga and the Boreal Forest. The Taiga-Boreal Forest complex and its associated bogs and wetlands ... More


Plant survival in cold habitats

R. M. M. Crawford

in Tundra-Taiga Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199559404
eISBN:
9780191810053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199559404.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the survival of plants in the frozen lands of the Tundra and Taiga. These plants reveal a wide range of adaptations, which are not just for surviving the vicissitudes of frost ... More


Terrestrial Ecosystems at Toolik Lake, Alaska

Gaius R. Shaver, James A. Laundre, M. Syndonia Bret-Harte, F. Stuart Chapin, Joel A. Mercado-Díaz, Anne E. Giblin, Laura Gough, William A. Gould, Sarah E. Hobbie, George W. Kling, Michelle C. Mack, John C. Moore, Knute J. Nadelhoffer, Edward B. Rastetter, and Joshua P. Schimel

in Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on the overall structure and major functions of contrasting tundras near Toolik Lake. It describes and compares key physical, chemical, and biological controls over the ... More


A Genetic Perspective on the Origin and Migration of the Samoyedic-Speaking Populations from Siberia

Tatiana M. Karafet, Ludmila P. Osipova, and Michael F. Hammer

in Human Migration: Biocultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190945961
eISBN:
9780197555439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945961.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To study the affinities of Siberian populations and to address hypotheses on the origin of the Samoyed peoples, 567,096 autosomal genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and 147 ... More


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