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Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

When a computer or a user is directly connected into a network and is capable of interacting with it, for example by querying the contents of a database.

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Ecology

Edited by David J. Gibson.

P ublished online May 2012 .

Research Guide. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Made up of a rapidly expanding range of articles written by distinguished international scholars, this dynamic, continuously updated online resource offers exclusive authoritative research...

Evolution of Parental Care

James Gilbert.

in Ecology

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 24395 words.

Parental care is such a fundamental behavior to us that we often forget that it requires an evolutionary explanation. Around us in nature, though, we see a vast diversity of parental care...

Invasive Species

Peter Alpert.

in Ecology

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 11276 words.

An invasive species arrives in a region or habitat where it has not previously occurred and negatively affects species already there (see also Definitions). Most but not all species...

European Natural History Tradition

Harriet Ritvo and Kit Heintzman.

in Ecology

P ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Applied Ecology (Environmental Science); Ecology and Conservation; Plant Ecology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 12287 words.

Though the European natural history tradition can be traced back to antiquity, it is often understood to have taken on more modern characteristics during the 16th century. Knowledge of the...