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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...


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...


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...

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...

Old Fields

Adam Clark

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-08-23

Old FieldsIntroductionOld fields are ecosystems that form on previously human-managed land after management has ceased. Traditionally, the term “old f...

Ordination Analysis

David J. Gibson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Ordination Analysis Introduction Ordination is a multivariate method of gradient analysis and data reduction in which the distribution of sa...

Organic Agriculture, Ecology of

Miguel A. Altieri, Marcos Lana, Karin Stein-Bachinger, Johann Bachinger

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

The Ecology of Organic AgricultureIntroductionOrganic agriculture can be defined as a holistic production management system that avoids use of synthet...


Alistair Seddon

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Paleoecology Introduction Paleoecology, the ecology of the past, uses geological and biological evidence from fossil deposits to investigate t...


John P. Smol

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

PaleolimnologyIntroductionThe study of inland waters, such as lakes and rivers, is called limnology. However, one of the biggest challenges faced by e...

Parental Care, Evolution of

James Gilbert

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Evolution of Parental Care Introduction Parental care is such a fundamental behavior to us that we often forget that it requires an evolutiona...

Pastures and Pastoralism

Nicolas Schoof, Rainer Luick

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

Pastures and PastoralismIntroductionPastureland (synonymously grassland) is land devoted to the production of forage for harvest by grazing, cutting, ...

Patch Dynamics

Lindsey Gillson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Patch Dynamics Introduction Patch dynamics is the study of spatial patterns in landscapes and the ecological and environmental processes that ...

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