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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...

Ecotourism

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...

Evolutionarily Stable Strategies

Michael D. Breed

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Evolutionarily Stable StrategiesIntroductionEvolutionarily stable strategies (ESS) are phenotypes that persist in populations over evolutionary time a...

Facilitation and the Organization of Communities

Christopher J. Lortie

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Facilitation and the Organization of Communities Introduction Species interactions are a cornerstone of ecological research wherein the effect...

Fern and Lycophyte Ecology

Klaus Mehltreter, Joanne M. Sharpe

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Fern and Lycophyte EcologyIntroductionFern ecology is a relatively new branch of research. Fern research and fern societies were focused for more than...

Fire Ecology

John Parminter

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Fire Ecology Introduction Abiotic natural disturbance agents include wildfire, wind, landslides, snow avalanches, volcanoes, flooding, and ot...

Food Webs

Mary I. O'Connor, Joanna R. Bernhardt, Natalie C. Caulk

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2015-06-29

Food Webs Introduction The food web is a network description of energy, species, and individuals in communities and ecosystems according to fe...

Foraging Behavior, Implications of

Ronald C. Ydenberg

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Implications of Foraging Behavior Introduction The scientific study of ecology began in the 20th century with ideas about population dynamics ...

Foraging, Optimal

David W. Stephens

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Optimal Foraging Introduction All organisms face problems of resource acquisition, and in the broadest sense foraging theory is an attempt to ...

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