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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 ...

Ecology, Microbial (Community)

Sang-Hoon Lee, Ashley Shade

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Microbial (Community) EcologyIntroductionMicroorganisms, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, and microeukaryotes, serve as the biological foundations ...

Ecology, Stochastic Processes in

Kohmei Kadowaki

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-08-28

Stochastic Processes in EcologyIntroductionChance events (such as lightning strikes or floods) occur commonly in nature. In ecology, random events tha...

Ecosystem Ecology

J.C. Moore

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Ecosystem EcologyIntroductionEcosystem ecology is a branch of study and thinking within the ecological sciences that focuses on the ecosystem—a dynami...

Ecosystem Engineers

Andrew H. Altieri

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Ecosystem Engineers Introduction Ecosystem engineers are organisms that modify, maintain and/or create habitat. The term was originally propos...

Ecosystem Multifunctionality

Peter K. Manning

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Ecosystem MultifunctionalityIntroductionEcosystem multifunctionality can be defined as the ability of an ecosystem to provide multiple functions and s...

Ecosystem Services

Forest Isbell

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Ecosystem Services Introduction Investigations of ecosystem services have journeyed from discussing how people depend on nature, through refin...

Ecosystem Services, Conservation of

Alejandra Echeverri, Kai M. A. Chan

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Conservation of Ecosystem ServicesIntroductionAs the processes by which nature renders benefits for people, ecosystem services are fundamental to heal...


Nicole M. Ardoin, Alison W. Bowers

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Ecotourism Introduction Although most agree that the term ecotourism was coined in the early 1980s, many researchers also suggest earlier root...

Elton, Charles

Daniel Simberloff

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Charles Elton Introduction Charles Elton (b. 1900–d. 1991) was a towering figure in ecology in general and animal ecology in particular. Altho...

Endophytes, Fungal

Gregory P. Cheplick

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Fungal Endophytes Introduction Symbiotic interactions between diverse species are widespread in nature. Endophytes are microbes, such as fungi...

Energy Flow

William S. Currie

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Energy Flow Introduction Energy flow in ecology encompasses a broad range of empirical and theoretical topics. It is difficult to draw a disti...

Environmental Anthropology

Patricia K. Townsend

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Environmental AnthropologyIntroductionThe term environmental anthropology only came into common use in the 1990s. In the upsurge of environmental awar...

Environmental Justice

Leah Temper

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Environmental Justice: Approaches, Dimensions, and MovementsIntroductionEnvironmental justice (EJ) is the struggle for access to a safe and healthy en...

Environments, Extreme

Robert S. Boyd, Natasha Krell, Nishanta Rajakaruna

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Extreme EnvironmentsIntroductionThe study of extreme environments is an exploration of the limits of life. Organisms perform a number of basic functio...

Ethics, Ecological

Sara Tjossem

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Ecological EthicsIntroductionScientists have long created new knowledge through methods and approaches with significant social and environmental impli...

European Natural History Tradition

Harriet Ritvo, Kit Heintzman

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

European Natural History TraditionIntroductionThough the European natural history tradition can be traced back to antiquity, it is often understood to...

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