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Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783398
eISBN:
9780191826313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783398.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. As the size of animal and plant populations decrease and fragmentation ... More

Kalahari CheetahsAdaptations to an arid region

Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Gus Mills and Margaret Mills

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book demonstrates how cheetahs are adapted to arid savannahs like the southern Kalahari, and makes comparisons with other areas, especially the Serengeti. Topics dealt with are: demography and ... More

Messages from IslandsA Global Biodiversity Tour

Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Ilkka Hanski

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

From a small island in the Baltic Sea to the large tropical islands of Borneo and Madagascar, this book is a global tour of these natural, water-bound laboratories. The book draws upon the many ... More

SportA Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Sport: A Biological, Philosophical, and Cultural Perspective

Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231176767
eISBN:
9780231541978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176767.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sports are as varied as the people who play them. We run, jump, and swim. We kick, hit, and shoot balls. We ride sleds in the snow and surf in the sea. From the Olympians of ancient Greece to today’s ... More

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