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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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Arcata Community Forest

Mark Andre.

in Stitching the West Back Together

September 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 1290 words.

Northern California’s Arcata Community Forest (ACF) is owned by the residents of the city of Arcata and managed jointly by the city’s Natural Resources Division of the Environmental...

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Functional Traits and Community Assembly during Secondary Succession

Robin L. Chazdon.

in Second Growth

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 9878 words.

This chapter examines the life forms, functional traits, and functional groups of plants that predominate during different successional stages, and describes patterns and mechanisms of...

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The Sonso community2

Vernon Reynolds.

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest

June 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7973 words.

This chapter describes the process of habituating the Sonso community. Five years elapsed before the total population and range of the group were established. Birth and death rates,...

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Wisconsin's Changing Bird Communities

Stanley A. Temple and John R. Cary.

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

September 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 2530 words.

This chapter takes advantage of current and historic data to explore changes in the composition of ten Wisconsin bird communities over the past 55 years (1950–2004) and interpret those...

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Why Build Biodiverse Communities?

Mark E. Hostetler.

in The Green Leap

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4860 words.

This chapter discusses the importance of conserving urban biodiversity. The construction and maintenance of urban communities affect natural resource consumption and impact surrounding...

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Connecting classes and communities with conservation

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff and Martha C. Monroe.

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

March 2006; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 14911 words.

Effective conservation aims to integrate, rather than compete, with the needs of the human communities that share the landscape with biological communities. This chapter includes tips for...

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Connecting classes and communities with conservation

Susan K. Jacobson, Mallory D. McDuff and Martha C. Monroe.

in Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 13542 words.

Effective conservation aims to integrate, rather than compete with, the needs of the human and biological communities that share landscapes. This chapter focuses on techniques to connect...

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Patterns of Regional and Community Diversity

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress.

in The Ornaments of Life

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 12304 words.

This chapter discusses patterns of regional and community diversity. It addresses the following questions: how does the diversity, defined simply as number of species or species richness of...

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Improving Community Engagement and Understanding

Mark E. Hostetler.

in The Green Leap

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 3418 words.

This chapter discusses the importance of community engagement and understanding about how to properly manage homes, yards, and neighborhoods over the long term. Strategies are listed for...

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Some Representative Subterranean Communities

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan.

in The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6806 words.

Among shallow subterranean habitats, representative communities of hypotelminorheic (Lower Potomac seeps, Washington, DC), epikarst (Postojna–Planina Cave System, Slovenia), milieu...

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Plant Communities of Great Lakes Islands

Emmet J. Judziewicz.

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

September 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 3750 words.

This chapter explores how the isolated plant communities of two archipelagos in the Great Lakes are changing. Both the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior and the Grand Traverse Islands in...

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Coastal Communities’ Responses to Disturbance

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua E. Cinner.

in Adapting to a Changing Environment

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 5959 words.

Climate change will affect various aspects of coastal ecology and have social and economic consequences for coastal communities. The social and economic impacts of climate change to marine...

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Intra-community killing — the case of Zesta

Vernon Reynolds.

in The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest

June 2005; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 4066 words.

Whereas inter-community killing has been described for chimpanzees at a number of study sites, intra-community killing of adult males is rare. One such case occurred in the Sonso community...

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Carnivore Communities in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Meggan E. Craft, Katie Hampson, Joseph O. Ogutu and Sarah M. Durant.

in Serengeti IV

April 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 10970 words.

The Serengeti-Mara ecosystem harbors a rich community of carnivores, and we are making gains to understand their ecology and distribution. In this system seasonality is important in driving...

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Interactions between changes in marine ecosystems and human communities

R. Ian Perry, Rosemary E. Ommer, Edward H. Allison, Marie‐Caroline Badjeck, Manuel Barange, Lawrence Hamilton, Astrid Jarre, Renato A. Quiñones and U. Rashid Sumaila.

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

February 2010; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 14844 words.

Humans are integral parts of marine social—ecological systems. Changes in marine ecosystems impact human communities, and changes in human communities impact marine ecosystems. The...

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Biotic Interactions and Community Structure

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan.

in The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7114 words.

A general pattern emerges from studies of subterranean communities. At a regional scale, hydrogeological and historical factors exert a controlling influence on many species, and the...

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Predicting evolution in diverse communities

Timothy G. Barraclough.

in The Evolutionary Biology of Species

June 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Genetics and Genomics. 9228 words.

Following the outline of basic theory and evidence in chapters 7 and 8, this chapter sets the challenge of attempting to predict evolutionary dynamics in realistically diverse communities....

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The Savannah Community and Its Conservation

Bryan Shorrocks and William (Bill) Bates.

in The Biology of African Savannahs, 2nd Edn

November 2014; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 15578 words.

This chapter looks at energy flow through the community (primary and secondary production) and food web dynamics. The latter includes a brief examination of the diversity–stability idea. A...

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Spatial Dynamics and Coexistence of the Serengeti Grazer Community

John M. Fryxell, Peter A. Abrams, Robert D. Holt, John F. Wilmshurst, A. R. E. Sinclair and Ray Hilborn.

in Serengeti III

October 2008; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 7265 words.

Two characteristics define the Serengeti grazer community in the minds of many observers: exceptional species diversity and exceptional mobility. Twenty-eight species of large ungulates are...

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Community Ecology

Jaboury Ghazoul.

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry; Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. 11752 words.

The structure of Asian dipterocarp forests is explored at local and regional scales, with particular consideration of possible explanations for the dominance of dipterocarps in Asian...

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