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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

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 108 words.

An association of plants and animals living together in a particular *habitat. Species making up a community are

community

David McFarland.

in A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 108 words.

An association of plants and animals living together in a particular habitat. Species making up a community are sometimes

community ecology

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 47 words.

An approach to ecological study which emphasizes the living components of an ecosystem (the community). Typically, it involves description

community ecology

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 47 words.

An approach to ecological study which emphasizes the living components of an *ecosystem (the *community). Typically, it

Community dynamics

Russell Lande, Steinar Engen and Bernt-Erik SÆther.

in Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

April 2003; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8855 words.

Most of conservation biology deals with one species at a time. However, increasing attention is being devoted to the conservation and restoration of landscapes, communities and ecosystems,...

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Community Ecology

Edited by Herman A. Verhoef and Peter J. Morin.

November 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Book. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 264 pages.

Community ecology is the study of the interactions between populations of coexisting species. This book provides a state of the art in theory, models and applications of community ecology,...

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Community Structure

Andrew P. Hendry.

in Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

December 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 14292 words.

This chapter begins with an outline of mathematical approaches for evaluating how genotypes/phenotypes might alter community structure, which points to predictions about when such effects...

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Community ecology

Otso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt and Maria del Mar Delgado.

in Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

May 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Biomathematics and Statistics. 18631 words.

This chapter introduces mathematical and statistical modelling approaches in community ecology. It starts with a conceptual section, continues with mathematical and statistical sections,...

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Community Ecology

Herman A. Verhoef.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 5005 words.

At the beginning of the 20th century there was much debate about the “nature” of communities. The driving question was whether the community was a self-organized system of co-occurring...

Community Genetics

Jennifer A. Schweitzer and Joseph K. Bailey.

in Ecology

P ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6084 words.

Community genetics is a relatively young empirical field that focuses upon the genetic relationships among species and how these interactions shape whole communities and ecosystem function....

Community Phenology

David W. Inouye and Amy M. McKinney.

in Ecology

P ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 14284 words.

Phenology is the study of the timing of seasonal events. The Greek root phainomai means to appear, and the most commonly used metric of phenology is timing of first appearance. Humans have...

Community Dynamics and Stability

Eric Post.

in Ecology of Climate Change

August 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 20183 words.

This chapter explores the implications of climate change for community composition, dynamics, and stability. It also looks at further examples in which climatic variability mediates...

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Mutualisms and community organization

David Kothamasi, E. Toby Kiers and Marcel G.A. van der Heijden.

in Community Ecology

November 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7759 words.

A major aim in ecology is to understand the determinants of plant community structure. Here we focus on mutualisms and how these positive interactions between distinct species influence...

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Diversity and Community Structure

Karen J. Esler, Anna L. Jacobsen and R. Brandon Pratt.

in The Biology of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems

March 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 13866 words.

Similar drivers across mediterranean-type climate (MTC) regions have selected for plants with comparable traits (Chapters 3 and 6). This has resulted in the assembly of MTC region plant...

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The Phenological Community

Eric Post.

in Time in Ecology

January 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5163 words.

This chapter studies how the concept of phenological community relates to the utilization of time by species that co-occur in the local assemblage. It also examines the consequences for...

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Species Sorting in Communities

Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold.

in Ecological Niches

July 2003; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6374 words.

Ecologists have wrestled with a number of methods to study more complex communities, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses. This chapter illustrates how the niche concept can...

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Phylogenetic Patterns within Communities

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies.

in Phylogenies in Ecology

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 9806 words.

This chapter discusses the use of phylogenetic distances to infer mechanisms of ecological assembly. Mechanisms influencing patterns of community assembly act on the ecological similarities...

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Trophic dynamics of communities

Herman A. Verhoef and Han Olff.

in Community Ecology

November 2009; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4799 words.

Although much of the attention to the trophic dynamics of communities is theoretical, empirical data on the different types of dynamics and the underlying mechanisms are increasingly...

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Plankton Populations and Communities

William K. W. Li.

in Marine Macroecology

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 13822 words.

Patterns in ecology are not easily discerned. Some, such as the allometric scaling of abundance to body size, are clearly evident in the marine plankton. Others are not so obvious, but seem...

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Grazing in Kelp Communities

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster.

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 8169 words.

This chapter examines the facilitative and competitive interactions in giant kelp communities. Broadly defined, facilitation denotes positive interactions between species where at least one...

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