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Marine Fisheries Management

Jonathan H. Grabowski, Sean P. Powers, Steven B. Scyphers

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Marine Fisheries ManagementIntroductionHuman civilizations have relied on the sea as a source of protein for millennia, with shellfish middens serving...

Mass Effects

Jani Heino, Luis Mauricio Bini

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Mass EffectsIntroductionIn the last two decades, community ecology has matured to consider biotic communities as a product of both local and regional ...

Mathematical Ecology

Kevin S. McCann

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mathematical Ecology Introduction Most people do not think of mathematics when they think of ecology. Nonetheless, mathematical ecology has a ...

Mating Systems

Barry Sinervo, Ashley Robart

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Mating SystemsIntroductionMating system theory, based on economics of territorial defense, has been applied to describe the diversity in social system...

Maximum Sustainable Yield

Louis W. Botsford

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Maximum Sustainable Yield Introduction Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) is a statement of two long-standing desirable goals of exploiting a pop...

Metabolic Scaling Theory

Chuck Price

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Metabolic Scaling Theory Introduction Body size is among the most influential variables one could measure in attempting to understand interspe...

Metacommunity Dynamics

Florian Altermatt

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Metacommunity DynamicsIntroductionUnderstanding the distribution of species, their abundance, and their interactions with other species is the central...

Metapopulations and Spatial Population Processes

Ilkka Hanski

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Metapopulations and Spatial Population Processes Introduction Many habitats have a fragmented spatial distribution at the landscape level, suc...

Microclimate Ecology

Michael Kearney

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Microclimate EcologyIntroductionMicroclimates are the thermal, hydric, and radiative conditions in the first meter or so above and below the earth’s s...

Mimicry

David W. Kikuchi, David W. Pfennig

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mimicry Introduction Among nature’s most exquisite adaptations are examples in which natural selection has favored a species (the mimic) to re...

Multiple Stable States and Catastrophic Shifts in Ecosystems

Sonia Kéfi

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Multiple Stable States and Catastrophic Shifts in EcosystemsIntroductionThe idea that ecosystems may have multiple alternative stable states dates bac...

Mutualisms and Symbioses

Judith Bronstein

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mutualisms and SymbiosesIntroductionMutualisms, interactions between two species that benefit both of them, have long captured the public imagination....

Mycorrhizal Ecology

Baoming Ji, James D. Bever

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Mycorrhizal Ecology Introduction Mycorrhizae are ubiquitous in terrestrial ecosystems. With an increasing awareness that this symbiotic asso...

Natural History Tradition, The

Michael P. Branch, Johanna R. Landis, William V. Lombardi, Sarah Nolan, Andrew B. Ross

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

The Natural History Tradition Introduction The natural history tradition emerged from ancient philosophy and over time became more scientifica...

Networks, Ecological

Paulo R. Guimarães Jr.

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Ecological Networks Introduction In any given ecological community individuals of hundreds of different species interact in multiple ways, for...

Niche Versus Neutral Models of Community Organization

Lindsay A. Turnbull

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Niche Versus Neutral Models of Community Organization Introduction Until very recently, the field of ecology has operated almost entirely ar...

Niches

Dan L. Warren, Nichole Bennett

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Niches Introduction The concept of the niche is one of the most important ideas in ecology, and yet it is one of the most muddled and confused...

Nutrient Foraging in Plants

Angela Hodge

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Nutrient Foraging in PlantsIntroductionSoils are physically the most complex of all environments, comprising solid, liquid, and gas phases, and vary c...

Ocean Sprawl

Louise Firth

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2021-11-23

Ocean SprawlIntroductionOcean sprawl is the proliferation of engineered artificial structures in coastal and offshore marine environments. These inclu...

Odum, Eugene and Howard

Joel Hagen

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Eugene and Howard OdumIntroductionEugene P. (b. 1913–d. 2002) and Howard T. (b. 1924–d. 2002) Odum were leading figures in the development of ecosyste...

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