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Accounting for Ecological Capital

Susan Ogilvy and Robert Costanza.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8246 words.

In this article, ecological-capital assets are defined in keeping with economic and accounting convention as classes of durable nonfinancial asset that are used to produce future benefits....

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Advances in seed conservation of wild plant species: a review of recent research

Fiona R. Hay and Robin J. Probert.

in Conservation Physiology

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Ecology and Conservation. 8440 words.

Seed banking is now widely used for the ex situ conservation of wild plant species. Many seed banks that conserve wild species broadly follow international genebank guidelines for seed...

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Agroecology

David A. Cleveland.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11962 words.

In this article, “agroecology” is defined as a comprehensive perspective of agrifood systems including the relationships between the biophysical and sociocultural components and between...

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Air Pollution and Weather Interaction in East Asia

Aijun Ding, Xin Huang and Congbin Fu.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Science; Biomes and Habitats; Pollution and Threats to the Environment (Social Science); Earth Sciences and Geography. 9986 words.

Air pollution is one of the grand environmental challenges in developing countries, especially those with high population density like China. High concentrations of primary and secondary...

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Aldo Leopold

Curt Meine.

in Ecology

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 18035 words.

Aldo Leopold (b. 1887–d. 1948) is best known as the author of the conservation classic A Sand County Almanac, and Sketches Here and There (Leopold 1949, cited under Books). The Almanac was...

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Allelopathy

Diego A. Sotomayor and Christopher J. Lortie.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8196 words.

Allelopathy—the production by an organism of substances inhibitory or harmful to other organisms—as a concept has been utilized for more than 2,000 years, although the term was coined in...

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Allocation of Reproductive Resources in Plants

Andrew C. McCall.

in Ecology

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8929 words.

Plants, like other organisms, have a limited lifespan and limited resources to allocate during the time in which they grow and reproduce. Because plants are usually sessile and often very...

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Alpine Biome

Lazslo Nagy.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 13060 words.

Temperature decreases with latitude from the equator to the poles and with elevation from the lowlands to mountains peaks. A parallel change in biota, most apparent in how plant growth...

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ancient woodland

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Ecology and Conservation.

Both primary and secondary woodland that originated prior to a particular date, which in Britain is often set at around 1600, as secondary woodland was rarely created by planting before...

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Antarctic Environments and Ecology

Roberto Bargagli.

in Ecology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8652 words.

Greek philosophers suggested the existence of a southern landmass (Antarktikos) to “balance” the weight of lands known to exist in the Northern Hemisphere (under the constellation of...

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