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Biome, Grassland

David J. Gibson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Grassland BiomeIntroductionGrassland is the most extensive terrestrial biome, occupying 41–56 ×; 106 km2, or 31–43 percent of Earth’s surface (see Whi...

Biome, Savanna

Michael J. Hill

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Savanna Biome Introduction The savanna biome represents the complex of vegetation made up of grassland with trees in varying densities and arr...

Biome, Tundra

Bruce C. Forbes

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Tundra BiomeIntroductionThe tundra biome is the youngest on the planet, having developed its current structure and geography during the close of the P...

Biomes, African

Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Rene L. Beyers

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

African Biomes Introduction Africa has a great diversity of environmental conditions. It is bisected by the equator so that the seasons are si...

Biomes, East Asian

John MacKinnon

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

East Asian Biomes Introduction East Asian biomes include the major biological ecosystems that make up the land area of East Asia, specifically...

Biomes, Mountain

Christoph Kueffer

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Mountain Biomes Introduction Mountains are landforms that rise prominently above the surrounding landscape. They are topographic features that...

Biomes, North American

Debra P.C. Peters, Stacey L.P. Scroggs, Jin Yao

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

North American Biomes Introduction Biomes of North America are contained within the land area of Canada, the United States, Mexico, and countr...

Biomes, South Asian

Priya Davidar

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

South Asian BiomesIntroductionSouth Asia includes regions south of the Himalayan Mountains bounded by the Indian Ocean, West Asia, Central Asia, South...

Braun, E. Lucy

Frank S. Gilliam

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

E. Lucy BraunIntroductionEmma Lucy Braun (b. 1889–d. 1971) was one of the more influential plant ecologists of the 20th century. She is known primaril...

Bryophyte Ecology

Heinjo During

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Bryophyte Ecology ...

Butterfly Ecology

Sarah E. Diamond

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Butterfly Ecology Introduction Butterflies are charismatic and widespread, and they occur in a diversity of habitat types; because of this, th...

Carson, Rachel

David K. Hecht

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Rachel Carson Introduction Rachel Carson (b. 1907–d. 1964) was an American nature writer whose books played a major role in shaping and popula...

Chemical Ecology

André Kessler

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Chemical Ecology Introduction “Ours is a world of sights and sounds. We live by our eyes and ears and tend generally to be oblivious to the ch...

Classification Analysis

Otto Wildi

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Classification Analysis Introduction Classification is the grouping of similar objects to produce a classification. It is a necessary process ...

Coastal Dune Habitats

Thomas E. Miller, Marina Lauck

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Coastal Dune HabitatsIntroductionCoastal dunes occur along the majority of coastlines worldwide, often as parts of barrier islands, and are one of the...


Michael A. Brockhurst, Kayla C. King

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Coevolution Introduction Coevolution, the reciprocal evolutionary change of ecologically interacting species, is a central process shaping the...

Communities and Ecosystems, Indirect Effects in

Thomas E. Miller, Casey P. terHorst

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Indirect Effects in Communities & Ecosystems Introduction The goal of ecology is to understand the distribution and abundance of organisms, gen...

Communities, Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of

Jonathan B. Shurin

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Regulation of Communities Introduction The dichotomy between top-down and bottom-up forces acting on populations and co...

Community Concept, The

Mark Vellend

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

The Community ConceptIntroductionFor almost as long as ecology has been a discipline, it has struggled to define what constitutes an ecological commun...

Community Ecology

Herman A. Verhoef

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Community Ecology Introduction At the beginning of the 20th century there was much debate about the “nature” of communities. The driving quest...

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