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The acceptability of meadow plants to the slug Deroceras reticulatum and implications for grassland restoration

Sarah E. Barlow, Andrew J. Close and Gordon R. Port.

in Annals of Botany

August 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology. 7572 words.

Background and Aims

Despite the selective pressure slugs may exert on seedling recruitment there is a lack of information in this context within grassland...

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....

Adaptation for rodent pollination in Leucospermum arenarium (Proteaceae) despite rapid pollen loss during grooming

Christopher Michael Johnson and Anton Pauw.

in Annals of Botany

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Reproduction and Propagation. 5161 words.

Background and Aims

Plants are adapted for rodent pollination in diverse and intricate ways. This study explores an extraordinary example of these...

Aerial and soil seed banks enable populations of an annual species to cope with an unpredictable dune ecosystem

Ruiru Gao, Xuejun Yang, Fan Yang, Lingling Wei, Zhenying Huang and Jeffrey L. Walck.

in Annals of Botany

June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology; Plant Physiology. 6987 words.

Background and Aims

Simultaneous formation of aerial and soil seed banks by a species provides a mechanism for population maintenance in unpredictable...

African Biomes

Anthony R.E. Sinclair and Rene L. Beyers.

in Ecology

P ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 16784 words.

Africa has a great diversity of environmental conditions. It is bisected by the equator so that the seasons are six months out of phase north and south of it. There are tropical forests on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Animal Population Ecology

Frank N. Egerton and Gregory C. Mayer.

in Ecology

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8493 words.

Animal population ecology comprises the study of the growth, regulation, and interactions of animal populations. As a level of organization, the population comes between individuals on the...

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...

Anthropocentrism

Jonathan Padwe.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 10384 words.

Anthropocentrism refers to a human-centered, or “anthropocentric,” point of view. In philosophy, anthropocentrism can refer to the point of view that humans are the only, or primary,...

Applied Ecology

David K. Skelly and L. Kealoha Freidenburg.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 4724 words.

As its name suggests, applied ecology focuses on the application of ecological knowledge to address environmental challenges. Like all ecologists, applied ecologists study the distribution,...

Aquatic Nutrient Cycling

Cédric Leo Meunier and Maarten Boersma.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5131 words.

In ecology, the use, transformation, movement, and reuse of nutrients in ecosystems is referred to as nutrient cycling. Nutrient cycles are part of the earth’s Biogeochemistry (Refer Oxford...

Artificial asymmetric warming reduces nectar yield in a Tibetan alpine species of Asteraceae

Junpeng Mu, Youhong Peng, Xinqiang Xi, Xinwei Wu, Guoyong Li, Karl J. Niklas and Shucun Sun.

in Annals of Botany

November 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Plant Ecology. 5761 words.

Background and Aims Asymmetric warming is one of the distinguishing features of global climate change, in which winter and night-time temperatures are predicted to increase...

Assembly Models

Dominique Gravel.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11496 words.

Understanding the processes that drive the assembly of a community has been a central theme of ecology since the foundation of the discipline. It concerns basic questions such as how do we...

Autecology

G.H. Walter.

in Ecology

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8920 words.

Ecology’s central question is the distribution and abundance of organisms. To this end, autecology quantifies the survival and reproductive consequences of the interactions of individual...

Benthic Ecology

Ron Etter.

in Ecology

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11086 words.

Benthic ecology is a large and very diverse field that explores how organisms that live on the ocean floor interact with and influence the biotic and abiotic environment. Studies occur in a...

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Jasper van Ruijven.

in Ecology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7133 words.

In the field of ecology, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning (BEF) research is a relative newcomer. In 1991, one year before the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro at which 193 countries...