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Integrated pest management

David Wainhouse.

in Ecological Methods in Forest Pest Management

December 2004; p ublished online April 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 12765 words.

This final chapter draws together many of the themes previously discussed, with particular emphasis on detailed case studies. A brief introduction to the concept of integrated pest...

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The Watershed Atlas Project

Brian D. Lee, Corey L. Wilson and Angela Schörgendorfer.

in Water in Kentucky

June 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 1364 words.

The Watershed Atlas project visualizes landscape indicator aspects of multiple watersheds throughout Kentucky simultaneously. By viewing the landscape from a watershed perspective, this...

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Taking the Prior Seriously: Bayesian Analysis without Subjective Probability

Daniel Goodman.

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence

October 2004; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 12412 words.

Decision theory requires the assignment of probabilities for the different possible states of nature. Bayesian inference provides such probabilities, but at the cost of requiring prior...

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Using Phylogenetic Information to Make Better Conservation Decisions

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies.

in Phylogenies in Ecology

August 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5395 words.

This chapter explains how phylogenetic information can be used to make better conservation decisions. Evidence shows that human-caused climate change is likely to be the dominant cause of...

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Summary

Philip James.

in Urban Ecology

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 1017 words.

The concept of balance has emerged as a means to link social systems with ecological systems and to address a tricky ecological issue, that of scale. Behavioural economics tackles the...

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Social-Ecological Transformations in Urban Landscapes—A Historical Perspective

Charles L. Redman.

in Urban Ecology

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4309 words.

Examining the origin and history of cities and networks of cities has the potential to reveal how decisions actually have been made in many varied contexts and the resulting short- and...

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Monitoring Rocky Shores

Steven Murray.

Edited by J. Stanford and R.L. Newell.

March 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 240 pages.

Monitoring changes in the intertidal zone of rocky shores has never been more critical. This sensitive habitat at the interface of land and ocean may well be the marine equivalent of the...

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The Impact of Invasive Alien Species on Ecosystem Services and Human Well‐being

Liba Pejchar and Harold Mooney.

in Bioinvasions and Globalization

December 2009; p ublished online May 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 14033 words.

This chapter reviews the literature to understand the significance of making decisions about the prevention and/or control of invasive alien species (IAS) that ignore impacts on ecosystem...

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Contributions of Meta-analysis to Conservation and Management

Isabelle M. Côté and Gavin B. Stewart.

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

April 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 3175 words.

This chapter looks back through the relatively short history of meta-analyses and systematic reviews of conservation interest and highlights four areas to which these methods have...

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History and Progress of Meta-analysis

Joseph Lau, Hannah R. Rothstein and Gavin B. Stewart.

in Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

April 2013; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6219 words.

Meta-analysis was first introduced in medicine and the social sciences, and was used extensively in these fields decades earlier than in ecology and evolutionary biology. This chapter...

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The Politics of a Tree

Tim Carlson.

in Tamarix

March 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7072 words.

This chapter explores how Tamarix has drawn bipartisan political interest as an apparently problematic invasive species at a time when many other invasive-plant issues get little or no...

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Statistics and the Scientific Method in Ecology

Brian Dennis.

in The Nature of Scientific Evidence

October 2004; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 21718 words.

The questioning of science and the scientific method continues within the science of ecology. The use of Bayesian statistical analysis has recently been advocated in ecology, supposedly to...

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Ecosystem Services

Arnas Palaima.

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4993 words.

The San Francisco Bay estuary's tidal marshes play an important role in its ecosystem services for human society and the local economy. Next steps in implementation of the ecosystem...

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Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James and Nancy McIntyre.

in Urban Ecology

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 1853 words.

This book has shown that urban ecology is making considerable progress as a scientific discipline and has illustrated current research on how the urban landscape is affected by humans. It...

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Urban Ecology

Edited by Jürgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James and Nancy E. McIntyre.

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 388 pages.

This book deals with urbanisation which is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society and ecosystems. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the...

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Ecosystem functions and services

Cagan H. Sekercioglu.

in Conservation Biology for All

January 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 17358 words.

In this chapter, Cagan H. Sekercioglu recapitulates natural ecosystem functions and services. Ecosystem services are the set of ecosystem functions that are useful to humans. These services...

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A Tale of Two Squirrels:

Peter Coates.

in Invasive Species in a Globalized World

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 10795 words.

Historical studies of invasive species traditionally focus on European biota in North America. Yet the lesser known and less extensively studied transfer of American species to Europe also...

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Biodiversity and Community Composition in Urban Ecosystems: Coupled Human, Spatial, and Metacommunity Processes

Christopher M. Swan, Steward T. A. Pickett, Katalin Szlavecz, Paige Warren and K. Tara Willey.

in Urban Ecology

February 2011; p ublished online December 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 4535 words.

Urban ecosystems present ecologists with the unique opportunity to study ecological communities in the context of drastic structural and environmental change unprecedented in pristine...

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I Feel That! Fluid Dynamics and Sensory Aspects of Larval Settlement across Scales

Edited by Jason Hodin, Matthew C. Ferner, Andreas Heyland and Brian Gaylord.

in Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11452 words.

A commonality among oceanic life cycles is a process known as settlement, where dispersing propagules transition to the sea floor. For many marine invertebrates, this transition is...

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Managing complex systems to enhance sustainability

Simon Willcock, Sarwar Hossain and Guy M. Poppy.

in Stressors in the Marine Environment

March 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Animal Pathology and Diseases. 7470 words.

With increasing populations, global resources and processes must be managed sustainably to ensure the continuation of livelihoods. However, this must be achieved in a fair and just manner,...

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