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Aquatic Food WebsAn ecosystem approach

Aquatic Food Webs: An ecosystem approach

Andrea Belgrano, Ursula M. Scharler, Jennifer Dunne, and Robert E. Ulanowicz (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198564836
eISBN:
9780191713828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564836.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a synthesis of theoretical and empirical food web research. Whether they are binary systems or weighted networks, food webs are of particular interest to ecologists by providing a ... More

Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Yohannes Haile-Selassie (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid ... More

Are We Hardwired?The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The role of genes in governing behavior remains one of the most controversial topics in human biology. Early in this century, over-eager promotion of a genetic basis for behavior led to the excesses, ... More

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's TreeThe Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

J. Archibald

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book explores the rich history of visual metaphors that have been used to picture biological order and looks at the influence of these metaphors on the perception people have of their place in ... More

Avian Flight

Avian Flight

John J. Videler

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Bird flight has always intrigued mankind. This book provides an up-to-date account of the existing knowledge on the subject, offering new insights and challenges some established views. A brief ... More

Avian InvasionsThe Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Avian Invasions: The Ecology and Evolution of Exotic Birds

Tim M. Blackburn, Julie L. Lockwood, and Phillip Cassey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232543
eISBN:
9780191715983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As people have spread around the world, they have taken with them a broad range of other species to satisfy a variety of human needs. Some of these species went on to establish wild populations well ... More

The Avian MigrantThe Biology of Bird Migration

The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

John Rappole

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231146784
eISBN:
9780231518635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231146784.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual ... More

Avian Urban Ecology

Avian Urban Ecology

Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems ... More

Avoiding AttackThe Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Graeme D. Ruxton, Tom N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The book discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey can avoid or survive attacks by predators, both from ecological and evolutionary perspectives. There is a particular focus on sensory ... More

BatsFrom Evolution to Conservation

Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

John D. Altringham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book ... More

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