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Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
The finding that Amazonia is dominated by just 227 tree species implies that most biogeochemical cycling in the world’s largest tropical forest is performed by a tiny sliver of its diversity.
Trends In Outside Support For Insurgent Movements
Abstract : State support or sponsorship of an insurgency as an instrument of foreign policy was common during the Cold War. The United States, the Soviet Union, and a host of regional powers backed
Holy Terror : The Implications of Terrorism Motivated by a Religious Imperative
One of the distinguishing features of international terrorism the past fifteen years has been the resurgence and proliferation of terrorist groups motivated by a religious imperative. Such groups are
Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition
Analysis of plant distributions, archaeological sites, and environmental data indicates that modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.
Terrorism, Signaling, and Suicide Attack
This article examines the strategic utility of suicide terrorism. Suicide terrorism, we suggest, can be thought of as a form of strategic "signaling." We define terrorism as a signaling game in which
Importance Indices in Ethnobotany
This paper compares RCI indices in four broad categories and presents a step-by-step guide to some specific methods, including ethnographic methods, use categorization, sampling, and statistical analysis.
Species Distribution Modelling: Contrasting presence-only models with plot abundance data
This pipeline provides a conservative estimate of a species’ area of occupancy, within an area slightly larger than its extent of occurrence, compatible to e.g. IUCN red list assessments.
Rethinking Terrorism and Counterterrorism Since 9/11
This article examines what has been learned since 11 September 2001 about the nature of twenty-first-century terrorism, the challenges that it poses, and how it must be countered. It attempts to
RAND's research on terrorism formally began in 1972. Two bloody terrorist incidents that year - the Japanese Red Army attack on passengers at the Lod Airport in Israel and the seizure of Israeli
Steege Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora
Hans ter Steege Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora and its consequences are illustrated by a large number of simple and complex graphs.