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7. Looking after the plants that support us

7. Looking after the plants that support us  

Timothy Walker

in Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
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9780191777837
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584062.003.0007
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9780199584062
7. Looking after the plants that support us
10. Back to the future

10. Back to the future  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0010
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9780192805041
10. Back to the future
5. Making sense of plant diversity

5. Making sense of plant diversity  

Timothy Walker

in Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777837
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584062.003.0005
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9780199584062
5. Making sense of plant diversity
Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Forests: A Very Short Introduction  

Jaboury Ghazoul

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May 2015
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May 2015
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9780191785306
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10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.001.0001
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9780198706175
A Very Short Introduction
5. Microbial and planktonic engines of the reef

5. Microbial and planktonic engines of the reef  

Charles Sheppard

in Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
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9780191779978
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682775.003.0005
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9780199682775
5. Microbial and planktonic engines of the reef
Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

Lakes: A Very Short Introduction  

Warwick F. Vincent

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191821035
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10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.001.0001
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9780198766735
A Very Short Introduction
7. Evolving

7. Evolving  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0007
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9780192805041
7. Evolving
6. What have plants ever done for us?

6. What have plants ever done for us?  

Timothy Walker

in Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777837
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584062.003.0006
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9780199584062
6. What have plants ever done for us?
Plants: A Very Short Introduction

Plants: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Walker

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777837
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584062.001.0001
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9780199584062
A Very Short Introduction
4. Disturbance and dynamics

4. Disturbance and dynamics  

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Forests: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785306
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198706175.003.0004
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9780198706175
4. Disturbance and dynamics Forests are in a constant state of change, and the natural state of any given woodland applies only, to borrow a phrase from Thomas Hardy, ‘at this point of time, at this point of space’. Some perturbations are dramatic, such as forest fires or storms. Others, such as tree diseases, spread slowly through a forest and are both chronic and cryptic. Forest management has often sought to protect forests from such disturbances, but in the process we have disrupted processes of change that are very much integral to the functioning of forest ecosystems. To appreciate how

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