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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...

Community Genetics

Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Joseph K. Bailey

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Community Genetics Introduction Community genetics is a relatively young empirical field that focuses upon the genetic relationships among spe...

Community Phenology

David W. Inouye, Amy M. Iler

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Community Phenology Introduction Phenology is the study of the timing of seasonal events. The Greek root phainomai means to appear, and the mo...

Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities

Priyanga Amarasekare

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Competition and Coexistence in Animal Communities Introduction Competition is one of the most ubiquitous of species interactions. It occurs an...

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...

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