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The Abiotic Environment

Charles R. C. Sheppard, Simon K. Davy and Graham M. Pilling.

in The Biology of Coral Reefs

June 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 11926 words.

Coral reefs are largely restricted to shallow tropical seas, where water is warm, nutrient poor, well illuminated for photosynthesis, and where sufficient calcium carbonate (aragonite)...

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Above–belowground interactions govern the course and impact of biological invasions

Mette Vestergård, Regin Rønn and Flemming Ekelund.

in AoB PLANTS

P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Pathology and Diseases; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry; Plant-Microbe Interactions. 7372 words.

Introduction of exotic organisms that subsequently become invasive is considered a serious threat to global biodiversity, and both scientists and nature-conservationists attempt to find...

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Adaptations to the peatland habitat

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum.

in The Biology of Peatlands

July 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 6032 words.

This chapter looks at the many adaptations in plants and animals that enable them to inhabit peatlands successfully. It first considers plant adaptations to flooding and anoxic conditions...

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Adapting to a Changing Environment

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner.

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 208 pages.

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for...

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Adapting to Climate Change

Angela H. Arthington.

in Environmental Flows

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 3826 words.

Aquatic ecosystems are particularly sensitive to climate change due to the high heat capacity of water, the probability of altered thermal regimes, and changes to coupled...

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Adaptive Diversification and Speciation as Pattern Formation in Partial Differential Equation Models

Michael Doebeli.

in Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 18626 words.

This chapter discusses partial differential equation models. Partial differential equations can describe the dynamics of phenotype distributions of polymorphic populations, and they allow...

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Adaptive Diversification Due to Cooperative Interactions

Michael Doebeli.

in Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 9470 words.

This chapter focuses on adaptive diversification due to cooperative interactions. If predation has received less attention than competition as a cause for the origin and maintenance of...

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Adaptive Diversification Due to Predator-Prey Interactions

Michael Doebeli.

in Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 11481 words.

This chapter discusses adaptive diversification due to predator–prey interactions. It has long been recognized that consumption, that is, predation, can not only exert strong selection...

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Adaptive Diversification Due to Resource Competition in Asexual Models

Michael Doebeli.

in Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 15612 words.

This chapter focuses on evolutionary branching in niche position due to frequency-dependent competition. When the majority phenotype of a population is competing for one type of resource,...

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Adaptive Diversification Due to Resource Competition in Sexual Models

Michael Doebeli.

in Adaptive Diversification (MPB-48)

August 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 15417 words.

This chapter examines evolutionary branching in sexual populations. As sexual populations converge to what would be a branching point in clonal models, splitting obviously becomes a...

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