natural resources


Summary: Materials or substances such as land, timber, fresh water, fossil fuels, or mineral deposits that occur in a natural state and have economic value or usefulness to humans.

Top Publications

  1. Johnston A, Fink D, Reynolds M, Hochachka W, Sullivan B, Bruns N, et al. Abundance models improve spatial and temporal prioritization of conservation resources. Ecol Appl. 2015;25:1749-56 pubmed
  2. Hiscox J, Savoury M, Toledo S, Kingscott Edmunds J, Bettridge A, Waili N, et al. Threesomes destabilise certain relationships: multispecies interactions between wood decay fungi in natural resources. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2017;93: pubmed publisher
    ..Multispecies interactions promoted species diversity within natural resources, and made community dynamics less consistent than could be predicted from pairwise interaction studies.
  3. González Maya J, Martinez Meyer E, Medellín R, Ceballos G. Distribution of mammal functional diversity in the Neotropical realm: Influence of land-use and extinction risk. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0175931 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results help to pinpoint key areas requiring urgent conservation action to reduce natural land-cover loss and areas where threatened species play influential roles on ecosystem functioning. ..
  4. Richardson J, Grose J, Bradbury M, Kelsey J. Developing awareness of sustainability in nursing and midwifery using a scenario-based approach: Evidence from a pre and post educational intervention study. Nurse Educ Today. 2017;54:51-55 pubmed publisher
    ..As a consequence, the way in which nurses and midwives use and dispose of natural resources in clinical practice, and the subsequent impact on the environment, should be integral component of nursing ..
  5. Adewumi A, Chetty S. Investigating the enhanced Best Performance Algorithm for Annual Crop Planning problem based on economic factors. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180813 pubmed publisher
    ..eBPA's results are compared against two well-known local search metaheuristic algorithms; these include Tabu Search and Simulated Annealing. The results show the potential of the eBPA for continuous optimization problems. ..