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Environmental History of the Mississippi River and Delta  

Christopher Morris

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Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Environmental Science
The Mississippi River, the longest in North America, is really two rivers geophysically. The volume is less, the slope steeper, the velocity greater, and the channel straighter in its ... More

The Environmental Kuznets Curve  

David I. Stern

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May 2017
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Environmental Science
The environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) is a hypothesized relationship between environmental degradation and GDP per capita. In the early stages of economic growth, pollution emissions and ... More

The Environment in Health and Well-Being  

George Morris and Patrick Saunders

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Mar 2017
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Environmental Science
Most people today readily accept that their health and disease are products of personal characteristics such as their age, gender, and genetic inheritance; the choices they make; and, of ... More

Ethics of the Zoo  

Jozef Keulartz

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Feb 2017
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Environmental Science
The animal world is under increasing pressure, given the magnitude of anthropogenic environmental stress, especially from human-caused rapid climate change together with habitat ... More

Evolutionary Impacts of Climate Change  

Juha Merilä and Ary A. Hoffmann

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Aug 2016
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Environmental Science
Changing climatic conditions have both direct and indirect influences on abiotic and biotic processes and represent a potent source of novel selection pressures for adaptive evolution. In ... More

Evolution of Agricultural Practices and the Transformation of the English Landscape  

Tom Williamson

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Mar 2017
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Environmental Science
Agriculture has been the principal influence on the physical structure of the English landscape for many thousands of years. Driven by a wider raft of demographic, social, and economic ... More

Fisheries Science and Its Environmental Consequences  

Jennifer Hubbard

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May 2017
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Environmental Science
Fisheries science emerged in the mid-19th century, when scientists volunteered to conduct conservation-related investigations of commercially important aquatic species for the governments ... More

Framing, Modeling, and Managing Complexity in Environmental Health  

Hans Keune and Timo Assmuth

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Environmental Science
This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Environmental Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

From Plows, Horses, and Harnesses to Precision Technologies in the North American Great Plains  

David E. Clay, Sharon A. Clay, Thomas DeSutter, and Cheryl Reese

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Feb 2017
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Environmental Science
Since the discovery that food security could be improved by pushing seeds into the soil and later harvesting a desirable crop, agriculture and agronomy have gone through cycles of ... More

Global-Scale Impact of Human Nitrogen Fixation on Greenhouse Gas Emissions  

Wim De Vries, Enzai Du, Klaus Butterbach Bahl, Lena Schulte Uebbing, and Frank Dentener

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Environmental Science
Human activities have rapidly accelerated global nitrogen (N) cycling since the late 19th century. This acceleration has manifold impacts on ecosystem N and carbon (C) cycles, and thus on ... More

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