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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...

Vegetation Classification

Miguel De Cáceres

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Vegetation Classification ...

Vegetation Mapping

D.A. Tierney, M.J. Powell, C.E. Eriksson

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Vegetation MappingIntroductionVegetation maps are critical for understanding biodiversity patterns through space and time and underpin biodiversity ma...

Vicariance Biogeography

Ingi Agnarsson, Jason Ali, David S. Barrington

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Vicariance BiogeographyIntroductionVicariance biogeography seeks geo-physical explanations for disjunct distributions of organisms. Optimally, vicaria...

Weed Ecology

Lauren M. Schwartz, Karla L. Gage

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Weed EcologyIntroductionIn this article, “weed ecology” is defined as the study of the interaction or relationship between a weed and another plant an...

Wetland Ecology

Curtis J. Richardson, R. Scott Winton

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Wetland EcologyIntroductionWetland ecosystems comprise only 3–5 percent of the world’s land surface, but their unique habitats and specialized and rar...

Whittaker, Robert H.

Thomas R. Wentworth

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Robert H. Whittaker Introduction Robert Harding Whittaker (b. 1920–d. 1980) was one of the foremost international scholars of ecology and evol...

Wildlife Ecology

Mark S. Boyce

Subject: Ecology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Wildlife Ecology Introduction Wildlife ecology began as applied science discipline during the 1920s and 1930s at the University of Wisconsin–M...

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