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Adaptation in MetapopulationsHow Interaction Changes Evolution

Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Michael J. Wade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed ... More

All the Fish in the SeaMaximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

All the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

Carmel Finley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226249667
eISBN:
9780226249681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249681.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Between 1949 and 1955, the State Department pushed for an international fisheries policy grounded in maximum sustainable yield (MSY). The concept is based on a confidence that scientists can predict, ... More

The Amboseli ElephantsA Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it was ... More

Animal Body SizeLinking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Animal Body Size: Linking Pattern and Process across Space, Time, and Taxonomic Group

Felisa A. Smith and S. Kathleen Lyons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226012148
eISBN:
9780226012285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012285.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Galileo wrote that “nature cannot produce a horse as large as twenty ordinary horses or a giant ten times taller than an ordinary man unless by miracle or by greatly altering the proportions of his ... More

Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they will assure you that, yes, animals have personalities. And science is beginning to agree. Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and ... More

The Ark and BeyondThe Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, and James P. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Today, many zoos promote the preservation of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As “arks” for endangered species and, increasingly, as leaders in field conservation projects such as ... More

The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World

The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Joel Berger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

At dawn on a brutally cold January morning, the author crouched in the icy grandeur of the Teton Range. It had been three years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone after a sixty-year ... More

The Biology of Sharks and Rays

The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Peter A. Klimley and Steven Oerding

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book provides a resource on the biological and physiological characteristics of the cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays, and chimaeras. In sixteen chapters, the book covers a broad spectrum of ... More

Bombs AwayMilitarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

David G. Havlick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent decades, hundreds of millions of acres of militarized landscapes around the world have transitioned to new purposes of wildlife conservation. These land use changes offer valuable ... More

BonebedsGenesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Raymond R. Rogers, David A. Eberth, and Anthony R. Fiorillo (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long ... More

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