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  • The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation

    The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation
    av Dolph Schluter

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198505228

    Adaptive radiation is the evolution of diversity within a rapidly multiplying lineage. It can cause a single ancestral species to differentiate into an impressively vast array of species inhabiting a variety of environments. Much of life's diversity…

  • The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation

    The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation
    av Dolph Schluter

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198505235

    Adaptive radiation is the evolution of diversity within a rapidly multiplying lineage. It can cause a single ancestral species to differentiate into an impressively vast array of species inhabiting a variety of environments. Much of life's diversity…

  • Energetic Food Webs

    Energetic Food Webs
    av John C. Moore

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198566182

    This novel book bridges the gap between the energetic and species approaches to studying food webs, addressing many important topics in ecology. Species, matter, and energy are common features of all ecological systems. Through the lens of complex a…

  • Energetic Food Webs

    Energetic Food Webs
    av John C. Moore

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198566199

    This novel book bridges the gap between the energetic and species approaches to studying food webs, addressing many important topics in ecology. Species, matter, and energy are common features of all ecological systems. Through the lens of complex a…

  • Adaptation and the Brain

    Adaptation and the Brain
    av Susan D. Healy

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546763

    Why does brain size vary so widely among vertebrate animal species? What role has natural selection played in shaping the structure and function of the vertebrate brain? This accessible book unravels the myriad adaptive explanations that have built…

  • Adaptation and the Brain

    Adaptation and the Brain
    av Susan D. Healy

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546756

    Why does brain size vary so widely among vertebrate animal species? What role has natural selection played in shaping the structure and function of the vertebrate brain? This accessible book unravels the myriad adaptive explanations that have built…

  • The Evolutionary Biology of Species

    The Evolutionary Biology of Species
    av Timothy G. Barraclough

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198749752

    'Species' are central to understanding the origin and dynamics of biological diversity; explaining why lineages split into multiple distinct species is one of the main goals of evolutionary biology. However the existence of species is often taken fo…

  • The Evolutionary Biology of Species

    The Evolutionary Biology of Species
    av Timothy G. Barraclough

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198749745

    'Species' are central to understanding the origin and dynamics of biological diversity; explaining why lineages split into multiple distinct species is one of the main goals of evolutionary biology. However the existence of species is often taken fo…

  • Natural Selection: Domains, Levels, and Challenges

    Natural Selection: Domains, Levels, and Challenges
    av George C. Williams

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195069334

    This important new volume in the Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution examines the mechanism and action of natural selection in evolution. Williams offers his own synthesis of modern evolutionary theory - including discussions of the gene as the u…

  • The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Host-Parasitoid Interactions

    The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Host-Parasitoid Interactions
    av Michael Hassell

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540892

    This book examines our current understanding of the population dynamics of one kind of interaction - that between insect parasitoids and their hosts. Parasitoids are amongst the most abundant of all animals, and make up about 10% or more of metazoan…

  • The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Host-Parasitoid Interactions

    The Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Host-Parasitoid Interactions
    av Michael Hassell

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540885

    This book examines our current understanding of the population dynamics of one kind of interaction - that between insect parasitoids and their hosts. Parasitoids are amongst the most abundant of all animals, and make up about 10% or more of metazoan…

  • Biological Invasions: Theory and Practice

    Biological Invasions: Theory and Practice
    av Nanako Shigesada

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198548515

    This book deals with the ecological effect a species can have when it moves into an environment that it has not previously occupied (commonly referred to as an `Invasion'). It is unique in presenting a clear and accessible introduction to a highly c…

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Birds

    Evolutionary Ecology of Birds
    av Peter Bennett

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198510895

    Birds show bewildering diversity in their life histories, mating systems and risk of extinction. Why do albatrosses delay reproduction for the first 12 years of their life while zebra finches breed in their first year ? Why are fairy-wrens so sexual…

  • Quantitative Ecology and the Brown Trout

    Quantitative Ecology and the Brown Trout
    av J. M. Elliott

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540908

    This book provides, for the first time, a synthesiws of quantitative information on the ecology of the brown trout, including sea-trout, and comparisons with closely related species such as the Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, and rainbow trout. Muc…

  • Ecological Speciation

    Ecological Speciation
    av Patrik Nosil

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199587117

    The origin of biological diversity, via the formation of new species, can be inextricably linked to adaptation to the ecological environment. Specifically, ecological processes are central to the formation of new species when barriers to gene flow (…

  • Ecological Speciation

    Ecological Speciation
    av Patrik Nosil

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199587100

    The origin of biological diversity, via the formation of new species, can be inextricably linked to adaptation to the ecological environment. Specifically, ecological processes are central to the formation of new species when barriers to gene flow (…

  • Aboveground-Belowground Linkages

    Aboveground-Belowground Linkages
    av Richard D. Bardgett

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546886

    Aboveground-Belowground Linkages provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of recent advances in our understanding of the roles that interactions between aboveground and belowground communities play in regulating the structure and fun…

  • Aboveground-Belowground Linkages

    Aboveground-Belowground Linkages
    av Richard D. Bardgett, David A. Wardle, Richard D. Bardgett

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199546879

    Aboveground-Belowground Linkages provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive synthesis of recent advances in our understanding of the roles that interactions between aboveground and belowground communities play in regulating the structure and fun…

  • Infectious Diseases in Primates

    Infectious Diseases in Primates
    av Charles Nunn

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198565857

    Recent progress in the field of wildlife disease ecology demonstrates that infectious disease plays a crucial role in the lives of wild animals. Parasites and pathogens should be especially important for social animals in which high contact among in…

  • Infectious Diseases in Primates

    Infectious Diseases in Primates
    av Charles L. Nunn, Sonia Altizer, Charles L. Nunn

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198565840

    An advanced textbook suitable for graduate level students as well as professional researchers in the fields of behavioural ecology, primatology, conservation biology, biological anthropology, public health and wildlife epidemiology.

  • Sexual Selection and the Barn Swallow

    Sexual Selection and the Barn Swallow
    av Anders Pape Moller

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540281

    An important empirical test of the theoretical predictions of sexual selection theory, this book presents a long-term field study of the monagamous barn swallow. By using information on behaviour, ecology, morphology, genetics, and evolution, the bo…

  • Maximum Entropy and Ecology

    Maximum Entropy and Ecology
    av John Harte

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199593422

    This pioneering graduate textbook provides readers with the concepts and practical tools required to understand the maximum entropy principle, and apply it to an understanding of ecological patterns. Rather than building and combining mechanistic mo…

  • Maximum Entropy and Ecology

    Maximum Entropy and Ecology
    av John Harte

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199593415

    This pioneering graduate textbook provides readers with the concepts and practical tools required to understand the maximum entropy principle, and apply it to an understanding of ecological patterns. Rather than building and combining mechanistic mo…

  • Metapopulation Ecology

    Metapopulation Ecology
    av Ilkka Hanski

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540656

    Metapopulation Ecology presents a comprehensive synthesis of current research in this rapidly expanding area of population biology, from an author who is world-famous for his ground-breaking work on metapopulations. It encompasses both the essential…

  • Evolutionary Ecology

    Evolutionary Ecology
    av Anne E. Magurran

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198527862

    This book celebrates the guppy's unique contribution to evolutionary ecology. Ever since Caryl Haskins described guppy populations as a 'natural experiment' because of the way predation pressure varies over a small geographical area, generations of…

  • The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology

    The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology
    av Paul H. Harvey

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198546405

    From Darwin onward, it has been second nature for evolutionary biologists to think comparatively because comparisons establish the generality of evolutionary phenomena. Do large genomes slow down development? What lifestyles select for large brains?…

  • Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    av Otso Ovaskainen

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198714873

    This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between env…

  • Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    av Otso Ovaskainen

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198714866

    This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between env…

  • Game Theory in Biology

    Game Theory in Biology
    av John M. McNamara

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198815785

    The principles of game theory apply to a wide range of topics in biology. This book presents the central concepts in evolutionary game theory and provides an authoritative and up-to-date account. The focus is on concepts that are important for biolo…

  • Game Theory in Biology

    Game Theory in Biology
    av John M. McNamara

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198815778

    The principles of game theory apply to a wide range of topics in biology. This book presents the central concepts in evolutionary game theory and provides an authoritative and up-to-date account. The focus is on concepts that are important for biolo…

  • The Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges

    The Structure and Dynamics of Geographic Ranges
    av Kevin J. Gaston

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198526414

    No species occurs everywhere. Indeed, the majority are absent from most places, and where they do occur they are usually quite rare. Gaston discusses the structure of these distributions - the structure of the geographic ranges of species. Gaston is…

  • Natural Hybridization and Evolution

    Natural Hybridization and Evolution
    av Michael L. Arnold

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195099751

    Natural Hybridation and Evolution includes data from numerous sources that support the paradigm of natural hybridization as an important evolutionary process. The review of these data results in a challenge of the dogma that is the explicit or impli…

  • Mitonuclear Ecology

    Mitonuclear Ecology
    av Geoffrey E. Hill

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198818250

    This novel text provides a concise synthesis of how the interactions between mitochondrial and nuclear genes have played a major role in shaping the ecology and evolution of eukaryotes. The foundation for this new focus on mitonuclear interactions o…

  • Mitonuclear Ecology

    Mitonuclear Ecology
    av Geoffrey E. Hill

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198818267

    This novel text provides a concise synthesis of how the interactions between mitochondrial and nuclear genes have played a major role in shaping the ecology and evolution of eukaryotes. The foundation for this new focus on mitonuclear interactions o…

  • Dunnock Behaviour and Social Evolution

    Dunnock Behaviour and Social Evolution
    av N. B. Davies

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198546757

    At first sight just a small brown bird, the dunnock's unobtrusive appearance belies its extraordinary behaviour and mating patterns. In this book Nick Davies gives a full account of the mating systems of the dunnock or hedge sparrow, Prunella modula…

  • Life History Invariants

    Life History Invariants
    av Eric L. Charnov

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540717

    In this book, Eric Charnov uses ideas about symmetry, invariance, and scaling laws to explore aspects of population dynamics and the evolution of male and female life histories. Charnov's work is internationally known and will attract great interest…

  • Evolutionary Biomechanics

    Evolutionary Biomechanics
    av Graham Taylor

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198566373

    Evolutionary biomechanics is the study of evolution through the analysis of biomechanical systems. Its unique advantage is the precision with which physical constraints and performance can be predicted from first principles. Instead of reviewing the…

  • The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry

    The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry
    av Douglas W. Mock

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198577447

    One of the main tenets of evolutionary biology is that organisms behave so as to maximize the number of their genes that will be passed on to future generations. Parents often produce more offspring than they can rear in case special opportunities o…

  • Evolutionary Ecology of Birds

    Evolutionary Ecology of Birds
    av Peter Bennett

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198510888

    Birds show bewildering diversity in their life histories, mating systems and risk of extinction. Why do albatrosses delay reproduction for the first 12 years of their life while zebra finches breed in their first year ? Why are fairy-wrens so sexual…

  • The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses

    The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses
    av Edward C. Holmes

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199211135

    RNA viruses provide unique insights into the patterns and processes of evolutionary change in real time. The study of viral evolution is especially topical given the growing awareness that emerging and re-emerging diseases (most of which are caused…

  • The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses

    The Evolution and Emergence of RNA Viruses
    av Edward C. Holmes

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199211128

    RNA viruses provide unique insights into the patterns and processes of evolutionary change in real time. The study of viral evolution is especially topical given the growing awareness that emerging and re-emerging diseases (most of which are caused…

  • Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

    Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation
    av Russell Lande

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198525257

    All populations fluctuate stochastically, creating a risk of extinction that does not exist in deterministic models, with fundamental consequences for both pure and applied ecology. This book provides the most comprehensive introduction to stochasti…

  • Principles of Social Evolution

    Principles of Social Evolution
    av Andrew F.G. Bourke

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199231157

    Living things are organized in a hierarchy of levels. Genes group together in cells, cells group together in organisms, and organisms group together in societies. Even different species form mutualistic partnerships. Throughout the history of life,…

  • Principles of Social Evolution

    Principles of Social Evolution
    av Andrew F.G. Bourke

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199231164

    Living things are organized in a hierarchy of levels. Genes group together in cells, cells group together in organisms, and organisms group together in societies. Even different species form mutualistic partnerships. Throughout the history of life,…

  • Behaviour and Social Evolution of Wasps

    Behaviour and Social Evolution of Wasps
    av Yosiaki Ito

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198540465

    In this book, Yosiaki Ito presents data on tropical wasps which suggests that kin-selection has been over-emphasized as an evolutionary explanation of sociality. He concentrates on the Vespidae (paper wasps and hornets), a group much discussed by ev…

  • Evolutionary Biomechanics

    Evolutionary Biomechanics
    av Graham Taylor

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198566380

    Evolutionary biomechanics is the study of evolution through the analysis of biomechanical systems. Its unique advantage is the precision with which physical constraints and performance can be predicted from first principles. Instead of reviewing the…

  • Cooperation Among Animals

    Cooperation Among Animals
    av Lee Alan Dugatkin

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195086225

    This book outlines four different categories of co-operation — reciprocal altruism, kinship, group-selected co-operation, and by-product mutualism — and ties them together in a single framework called the Co-operator's Dilemma. Hundreds…

  • Living in Groups

    Living in Groups
    av Jens Krause

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198508182

    Group Living is a widespread phenomenon within the animal kingdom and has attracted considerable attention in a number of different contexts. This book is focused on the unifying concepts regarding group behaviour that have been developed over the l…

  • Living in Groups

    Living in Groups
    av Jens Krause

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198508175

    Group Living is a widespread phenomenon within the animal kingdom and has attracted considerable attention in a number of different contexts. This book is focused on the unifying concepts regarding group behaviour that have been developed over the l…

  • The Role of Chromosomal Change in Plant Evolution

    The Role of Chromosomal Change in Plant Evolution
    av Donald A. Levin

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195138603

    The application of new molecular technology has greatly increased our understanding of the role of chromosomal change in plant evolution. There is now a broad database on genome size variation within and among species and a wide array of nuclear and…

  • The Causes of Molecular Evolution

    The Causes of Molecular Evolution
    av John H. Gillespie

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195092714

    This work provides a unified theory that addresses the important problem of the origin and maintenance of genetic variation in natural populations. With modern molecular techniques, variation is found in all species, sometimes at astonishingly high…

  • From Individual Behaviour to Population Ecology

    From Individual Behaviour to Population Ecology
    av William J. Sutherland

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198549109

    Population dynamics and animal behaviour are two subjects which have developed almost independently, despite widespread acceptance of the idea that they must be related. This book provides a novel framework for combining these two subjects and then…

  • Parasites and the Behavior of Animals

    Parasites and the Behavior of Animals
    av Janice Moore

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195146530

    This volume presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioral alterations in parasitized hosts. Alterations may result from natural selection favoring the host or parasite, or there may be side effec…

  • The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species

    The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species
    av Donald A. Levin

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195127287

    Each plant species has its own unique passage that is affected by its gene pool, dispersal ability, interactions with competitors and pests, and the habitats and climactic conditions to which it is exposed. This book will explore plant species as dy…

  • The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species

    The Origin, Expansion, and Demise of Plant Species
    av Donald A. Levin

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195127294

    Each plant species has its own unique passage that is affected by its gene pool, dispersal ability, interactions with competitors and pests, and the habitats and climactic conditions to which it is exposed. This book will explore plant species as dy…

  • Computational Molecular Evolution

    Computational Molecular Evolution
    av Ziheng Yang

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198566991

    The field of molecular evolution has experienced explosive growth in recent years due to the rapid accumulation of genetic sequence data, continuous improvements to computer hardware and software, and the development of sophisticated analytical meth…

  • Computational Molecular Evolution

    Computational Molecular Evolution
    av Ziheng Yang

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198567028

    The field of molecular evolution has experienced explosive growth in recent years due to the rapid accumulation of genetic sequence data, continuous improvements to computer hardware and software, and the development of sophisticated analytical meth…

  • Animal Signals

    Animal Signals
    av The late John Maynard Smith
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198526858

    Why are most animal signals reliable? This is the central problem for evolutionary biologists interested in signals. A number of theoretical answers have been proposed and empirical studies made, but a considerable amount of confusion still remains.…

  • Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology

    Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology
    av Colin W. Clark

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195122664

    This book introduces readers to a set of powerful and extremely flexible modelling techniques, starting at "square one" and continuing with carefully chosen applications. Some of these applications of methodology include insect oviposition behavior,…

  • Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology

    Dynamic State Variable Models in Ecology
    av Colin W. Clark

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195122671

    This book introduces readers to a set of powerful and extremely flexible modelling techniques, starting at "square one" and continuing with carefully chosen applications. Some of these applications of methodology include insect oviposition behavior,…

  • Evolution of Social Insect Colonies

    Evolution of Social Insect Colonies
    av Ross H. Crozier

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198549420

    This book is about the genetics and behaviour of individuals within colonies of social insects - bees, wasps, ants, and termites. Colonial living is characterized by division of labour and finely coordinated organization, by reproductive function be…

  • Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean

    Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean
    av Jonathan Roughgarden

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780195067316

    The Anolis lizards of the Caribbean are a model group from which to study evolutionary ecology: there are more than 150 species dispersed over the islands of the Caribbean, providing innumerable comparisons of physical form and behaviour. Their evol…

  • Asymmetry, Developmental Stability and Evolution

    Asymmetry, Developmental Stability and Evolution
    av Anders Pape Moller

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198548942

    Why does nature love symmetry? In Asymmetry, Developmental Stability and Evolution, Møller and Swaddle analyse the evolutionary implications of symmetry. They advance and explain their theory that symmetry is related to genetic stability and fitness…

  • Ecology and Evolution in Anoxic Worlds

    Ecology and Evolution in Anoxic Worlds
    av Tom Fenchel, Bland J. Finlay, Tom Fenchel

    Häftad - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198548379

    This is a book about the natural history of oxygen-free environments and their microbial inhabitants. Life originated in the pre-oxic world, and anoxic conditions still persist in many places on Earth such as lake sediments, the guts of ruminants, a…