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Competition in Plant Communities

Paul A. Keddy, James Cahill

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Competition in Plant CommunitiesIntroductionCompetition is generally understood to refer to the negative effects on plant growth or fitness caused by ...

Complexity Theory

John T. Murphy

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Complexity TheoryIntroductionComplexity theory is a collection of theories and approaches that began to grow to prominence in the 1990s, that attempt ...

Conservation Biology

Luc Lens, H. Eggermont

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Conservation Biology Introduction Conservation biology is defined as a “mission-oriented crisis discipline” studying the nature and status of...

Conservation Genetics

David Coltman

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Conservation Genetics Introduction Conservation genetics is a multidisciplinary field that applies the principles of heredity to the preservat...

Coral Reefs

Nancy Knowlton

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Coral Reefs Introduction Coral reefs are the most diverse of marine ecosystems, with hundreds of thousands if not millions of species associat...

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 ...

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