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accord

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr.; It.: accordo).

1 ‘Chord’.

2 The ‘tuning’ of an instrument. See accordatura.

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cloud classification

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 148 words.

The system by which clouds are accorded formal names based on their form, altitude, and the physical processes generating them.

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Fisher, Sir Ronald Aylmer (1890–1962)

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 94 words.

who demonstrated mathematically that *Mendel’s laws must lead to the results observed and that these laws accorded well with ...

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Responses of vervet monkeys in large troops to terrestrial and aerial predator alarm calls

Nicholas Ducheminsky, S. Peter Henzi and Louise Barrett.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8801 words.

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Classic work on vervet monkeys demonstrated that they produce predator-specific alarm-calls that produce distinctive predator avoidance responses...

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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...

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floral province

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

A major geographical grouping of plants, especially flowering plants, identified on the basis of distinctiveness, particularly with regard to the degree of endemism at family and generic...

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Parasitic cowbirds may defeat host defense by causing rejecters to misimprint on cowbird eggs

Bill M. Strausberger and Stephen I. Rothstein.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 8505 words.

Experiments suggest that some hosts that reject parasitic brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) eggs develop egg recognition by imprinting on their own eggs, probably at the first nest...

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Unmasking Zorro: functional importance of the facial mask in the Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)

Reuven Yosef, Piotr Zduniak and Piotr Tryjanowski.

in Behavioral Ecology

May 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 2868 words.

The facial mask is a prominent feature in the animal kingdom. We hypothesized that the facial mask of shrikes allows them to hunt into the sun, which accords them detection and...

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Non–nest mate discrimination and clonal colony structure in the parthenogenetic ant Cerapachys biroi

Daniel J.C. Kronauer, Kazuki Tsuji, Naomi E. Pierce and Laurent Keller.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5637 words.

Understanding the interplay between cooperation and conflict in social groups is a major goal of biology. One important factor is genetic relatedness, and animal societies are usually...

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Genetic Relationships among Hylocereus and Selenicereus Vine Cacti (Cactaceae): Evidence from Hybridization and Cytological Studies

NOEMI TEL-ZUR, SHAHAL ABBO, DUDY BAR-ZVI and YOSEF MIZRAHI.

in Annals of Botany

October 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4511 words.

Background and Aims Hylocereus and Selenicereus are native to tropical and sub-tropical America. Based on its taxonomic status and crossability relations it was postulated that H....

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Modelling Below- and Above-ground Biomass for Non-woody and Woody Plants

KARL J. NIKLAS.

in Annals of Botany

January 2005; p ublished online November 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4697 words.

Background and Aims Intraspecific relationships between below- and above-ground biomass (M B and M A, respectively) have been studied extensively to evaluate...

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Flower Size Variation in Rosmarinus officinalis: Individuals, Populations and Habitats

JAVIER HERRERA.

in Annals of Botany

February 2005; p ublished online December 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 3431 words.

Background and Aims Flowers are relatively invariant organs within species, but quantitative variation often exists among conspecifics. These variations represent the raw material that...

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Detection and Identification of Pathogens and Host DNA in Unfed Host-Seeking Ixodes ricinus L. (Acari: Ixodidae)

in Journal of Medical Entomology

September 2003; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Disease Ecology and Epidemiology; Entomology. 5461 words.

In this study, we have developed molecular methods for the identification of reservoir hosts of sylvatic tick-borne zoonoses. The methods are based on the analysis of the blood meal remnant...

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