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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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community

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.

Generally, any grouping of populations of different organisms that are found living together in a particular environment; essentially, the biotic component of an ecosystem. The organisms...

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pioneer community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 26 words.

The earliest *sere developing on a raw site. A pioneer species is a plant species dominating a community in

European Community

Ida J. Koppen.

in Encyclopedia of Global Change

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 1178 words.

The European Community (EC) is a supranational organization composed of fifteen countries; it has some features of an international organization

plant community

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

An assembly of different species of plants growing together in a particular habitat; the floral component of an ecosystem. The concept of community can be applied to a range of scales from...

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pioneer community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 27 words.

The earliest *sere developing on a raw site. A pioneer species is a plant species dominating a community in the first stage of succession....

climax community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 124 words.

An *ecosystem which experiences a turnover of species, but with an overall steady state. This steady-state ecosystem is characterized by a complex, highly integrated community structure...

imagined community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 85 words.

This term was first used (B. Anderson 2006) to describe a nation, for even in the smallest nation, people will never know, meet, or hear about all their fellow-countrymen, but most people...

Community Mapping

Christopher Perkins.

in Geography

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Human Geography. 6811 words.

Community mapping is best characterized as a collaborative mapping exercise, in which local voices are articulated, as against standardized modes of mapping, which have historically...

community

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 55 words.

In ecology, a general term applied to any grouping of populations of different organisms found living together in a particular

community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 249 words.

1 In ecology, a naturally occurring, non-random, collection of plant and animal life within a specified environment. Badano and Cavieres

community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 248 words.

1 In ecology, a naturally occurring, non-random, collection of plant and animal life within a specified environment. Badano and Cavieres...

community

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 57 words.

In ecology, a general term applied to any grouping of populations of different organisms found living together in a particular environment; essentially, the ...

community-supported Agriculture

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Arts and Humanities.

(CSA)

A CSA is organized around a contract between a farmer, commonly an organic producer, and a set of local residents, who share the risks of the farming enterprise by...

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Using visual approaches with Indigenous communities

Andrea Berardi, Jay Mistry, Lakeram Haynes, Deirdre Jafferally, Elisa Bignante, Grace Albert, Rebecca Xavier, Ryan Benjamin and Géraud de Ville.

in Mapping Environmental Sustainability

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 9298 words.

This chapter portrays the development of a research program involving a number of phases and funded projects over the longer term. The authors depict a lay expertise model of development...

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Punctuated Equilibrium versus Community Evolution

Arthur J. Boucot.

in The Paleobiological Revolution

June 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 9690 words.

This chapter examines punctuated equilibrium and compares it to the idea of community evolution that emerged from ecological study of the fossil record. It identifies what is believed to be...

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Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Tim Forsyth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Natural Disasters (Environmental Science). 9423 words.

Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is an approach to adaptation that aims to include vulnerable people in the design and implementation of adaptation measures. The most...

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Understanding and developing communities of practice through diagramming

Chris Blackmore, Natalie Foster, Kevin Collins and Ray Ison.

in Mapping Environmental Sustainability

September 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 8597 words.

This chapter draws on the authors' experiences over many years of research into social learning systems. The authors particularly focus on their work on communities of practice as social...

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plant community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 142 words.

An assembly of different species of plants growing together in a particular habitat; the floral component of an *ecosystem

climax community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 123 words.

An *ecosystem which experiences a turnover of species, but with an overall steady state. This steady-state ecosystem is characterized

plant community

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 140 words.

An assembly of different species of plants growing together in a particular habitat; the floral component of an *ecosystem...