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Darwin, Charles

Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Charles Darwin Introduction Charles Robert Darwin (12 February 1809–19 April 1882) was a British naturalist best known for his work establishi...

De-Glaciation, Ecology of

Kenneth R. Young

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Ecology of De-GlaciationIntroductionThe retreat of glaciers provides ecological space for colonization by plants, animals, and microbes, in turn initi...

Dead Wood in Forest Ecosystems

Jürgen Bauhus, Kristin Baber, Jörg Müller

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Dead Wood in Forest EcosystemsIntroductionDead wood occurs in every forested ecosystem. Even if trees are harvested, some of their wood remains on sit...


Beth A. Middleton

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Decomposition Introduction A cornerstone of ecosystem ecology, decomposition was recognized as a fundamental process driving the exchange of e...


Matthew D. Therrell

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Dendroecology Introduction The fact that tree rings are annual in nature and reflect the surrounding environment has undoubtedly been recogniz...

Disease Ecology

Richard S. Ostfeld

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2015-01-15

Disease EcologyIntroductionDisease ecology is a rapidly developing subdiscipline of ecology concerned with how species interactions and abiotic compon...


Ran Nathan, David Shohami

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Dispersal Introduction Dispersal refers to movements of individuals or propagules that have potential consequences for gene flow within and b...

Drought as a Disturbance in Forests

Rafael Poyatos, Enrique Doblas-Miranda

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Drought as a Disturbance in ForestsIntroductionDrought is a situation of water deficit of a system, compared to normal conditions. Operational definit...

Early Explorers, The

Peter C. Mancall

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2015-03-30

The Early ExplorersIntroductionEarly explorers played a crucial role in both ecological transformations in the early modern era (c. 1400–1800) and in ...

Earth’s Climate, The

Justin Schoof

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

The Earth’s ClimateIntroductionClimate science focuses on the behavior of the climate system, which consists of the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the c...

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics

Thomas W. Schoener

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics Introduction The effect of ecological change on evolution has been a standard scientific theme for many years, but t...

Ecological Dynamics in Fragmented Landscapes

Jaboury Ghazoul

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Ecological Dynamics in Fragmented Landscapes Introduction Dramatic changes in landscape composition and increasing concerns about global biodi...

Ecological Education

Paul Ganderton

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Ecological EducationIntroductionEcological education is the process of creating an ecological understanding or literacy whose dimensions and parameter...

Ecological Engineering

Patrick Kangas

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Ecological EngineeringIntroductionEcological engineering is a hybrid discipline developed for solving certain kinds of environmental problems. The con...

Ecological Forecasting

Michael C. Dietze, Colin Averill, John Foster, Kathryn Wheeler

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Ecological ForecastingIntroductionEcologists have long tried to predict how natural systems will behave in the future, or in response to manipulative ...

Ecological Informatics

Friedrich Recknagel

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Ecological InformaticsIntroductionThe emerging discipline of ecological informatics takes into account the data-intensive nature of ecology, the preci...

Ecological Relevance of Speciation

Glen R. Hood, Scott P. Egan

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Ecological Relevance of SpeciationIntroductionIn 1859, Charles Darwin described the formation of new species as “that mystery of mysteries.” Some 150 ...

Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic Viruses

Vincent Munster, Seth Judson, Michael Letko

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Ecology of Emerging Zoonotic VirusesIntroductionAs an emerging and evolving discipline, viral ecology has yet to be as thoroughly defined as other fie...

Ecology of the Atlantic Forest

Elise Damstra-Oddy, Cristina Banks-Leite

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

Ecology of the Atlantic ForestIntroductionExtending along the southern coast of Brazil, into Argentina and Paraguay, the Atlantic Forest is a domain t...

Ecology, Introductory Sources in

Paul A. Keddy

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Introductory Sources in EcologyIntroductionThe word “ecology” comes from the Greek word oikos, meaning “house,” and refers to the study of the living ...

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