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  • adj. Alternative spelling of top-down.

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  • This is an example of changes in "topdown" control of populations by predators, contrasting with "bottom-up" control in which lower trophic levels are affected by changes in nutrient or contaminant loading

    Featured Articles - Encyclopedia of Earth

  • Some say this will be the way global warming will be addressed, not with "topdown," legally binding treaties, but with self-assigned targets, bilateral deals to help create low-carbon economies, aspirational goals set by G-20 summits.

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  • This is an example of changes in “topdown” control of populations by predators, contrasting with “bottom-up” control in which lower trophic levels are affected by changes in nutrient or contaminant loading [27] (see also Chapter 8).

    Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • Overall, it just seems to highlight one of the fundamental differences between the two campaigns: Barack's is grassroots and ground-up, while Hillary's is topdown.

    Unions Spending Big For Obama In Texas And Ohio

  • This is the beginning of the end~ for Americans will soon no longeracceptthis topdown approach of bailingout the financial interests that caused thismassive economic crisis: AllenL Roland

    Obama Cheerleader For Banking Elite

  • We demand topdown reform of all government wildlife mismanagement agencies of the nation.

    Riding Shotgun With a Bowhunter: An Anti-hunting Odyssey.

  • Changes in species composition at northern latitudes are likely to have a topdown effect on the composition and abundance of species at lower trophic levels.

    Key findings, science gaps, and recommendations for freshwater ecosystems in the ACIA

  • Here's how she puts it: "China's topdown style of governing and state-controlled media allow for scant public input, and increasing affluence has left many residents expecting more opportunities to be heard."

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom: NIMBY Comes to China Revisited

  • My angle is obvs to do with the bottom up layer of blogs and consumer generated reviews that can be added to the typical topdown search/browse search results based on a list of keyword or category matches with Text Display of Contact Fields incl Name of Business/Person, Address, Phone Number ... and if you pay for it ... email, website, url, some bolded fonts, pictures and mapping points.

    This Would be Where I Mention Local Search Quickly.

  • They figure that if they can converse intelligently about lofty affairs in the abstract that they are equally capable of directing an enormous economy from the topdown.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Paul Hollander on the Fall of Communism

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