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Species Responses to Climate Change

Lauren B. Buckley

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Species Responses to Climate ChangeIntroductionSpecies are being affected by shifts in both the mean and the variability of climate elements, includin...

Species-Area Relationships

Samantha M. Tessel, Kyle A. Palmquist, Robert K. Peet

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Species-Area RelationshipsIntroductionThe species-area relationship is one of the oldest known and most documented patterns in ecology. It describes t...

Stability and Ecosystem Resilience, A Below-Ground Perspective

Bryan Griffiths, Laurent Philippot

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Stability and Ecosystem Resilience, a Below-Ground PerspectiveIntroductionRenewed interest in soil stability in terms of resistance and resilience see...

Stochastic Processes

Kohmei Kadowaki

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Stochastic ProcessesIntroductionChance events (such as lightning strikes or floods) occur commonly in nature. In ecology, unpredictable events that ca...

Stoichiometry, Ecological

Mehdi Cherif, James Elser

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Ecological StoichiometryIntroductionEcological stoichiometry (ES) is the study of the balance of energy and multiple chemical elements in ecological i...

Stream Ecology

John S. Richardson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Stream EcologyIntroductionEcology is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and their environment (including other organisms); the...

Succession

David J. Gibson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Succession Introduction In the field of ecology, the study of succession enjoys a fairly long history, certainly as long as ecology has been r...

Sustainable Development

Philip M. Fearnside

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Sustainable DevelopmentIntroductionSustainable development is a concept that has quickly risen to prominence both in academic work and in policymaking...

Systematic Conservation Planning

Robert Fritz Baldwin

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Systematic Conservation PlanningIntroductionThe high rate of biodiversity loss due to human activities constitutes a sixth major extinction in the his...

Systems Ecology

Clay L. Montague

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Systems Ecology Introduction Systems ecology is an approach to ecosystem study based on formal procedures of systems thinking, synthesis, and ...

Tansley, Sir Arthur

Laura J. Cameron

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Sir Arthur TansleyIntroductionArthur George Tansley (b. 1871–d. 1955) was one of the most eminent ecologists of the 20th century and was key to the di...

Terrestrial Nitrogen Cycle

Mark Farrell

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Terrestrial Nitrogen CycleIntroductionThe importance of nitrogen (N) has been recognized for nearly 180 years when it was understood that plants could...

Terrestrial Resource Limitation

Joseph Craine

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Terrestrial Resource Limitation Introduction Limitation is a broad term in ecology, but it is used to represent a number of patterns or proces...

Territoriality

Ambika Kamath

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

TerritorialityIntroductionTerritoriality is a foundational concept in animal behavior and behavioral ecology. Territoriality is commonly defined as “t...

Theory and Practice of Biological Control

Simon Leather

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Theory and Practice of Biological ControlIntroductionCrop production, be it agriculture, horticulture, or forestry, is subject to attack by pests and ...

Thermal Ecology of Animals

Michael J. Angilletta

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Thermal Ecology of AnimalsIntroductionThermal energy—from solar radiation and geochemical reactions—sets the pace of biological systems, whether they ...

Tragedy of the Commons

Amity Doolittle

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Tragedy of the Commons Introduction In 1968, Garrett Hardin brought the concept of the tragedy of the commons into public debate in an article...

Trophic Levels

Lee A. Dyer

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Trophic Levels Introduction Trophic levels are determined by feeding relationships, with basal levels consisting of primary producers or detri...

Tropical Humid Forest Biome

Simon A. Queenborough

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Tropical Humid Forest BiomeIntroductionTropical forests, largely restricted between 23.5° south and north of the equator, are famous for both their hi...

Urban Ecology

Michael W. Strohbach, Boris Schröder

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Urban EcologyIntroductionHumans have become an urban species, but this is a rather recent phenomena. The first cities appeared around six thousand yea...

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