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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

Avoiding AttackThe Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Graeme D. Ruxton, William L. Allen, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199688678
eISBN:
9780191868498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688678.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Avoiding Attack discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid predator attacks and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved through natural selection. It considers how ... More

The Biology of Grasslands

The Biology of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This accessible text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of global grasslands. Grasslands are vast in their extent, with native and non-native grasslands now covering ... More

The Biology of Urban Environments

The Biology of Urban Environments

Philip James

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198827238
eISBN:
9780191866142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827238.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Urban environments are characterized by the density of buildings and elements of a number of infrastructures that support urban residents in their daily life. These built elements and the activities ... 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

Conservation DronesMapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Conservation Drones: Mapping and Monitoring Biodiversity

Serge A. Wich and Lian Pin Koh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198787617
eISBN:
9780191829727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787617.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In this book, we introduce the use of drones for wildlife conservation. We provide a broad overview of when drone technology can be useful for wildlife conservation before going into the different ... More

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseasespathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Benjamin Roche, Hélène Broutin, and Frédéric Simard (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

During the last thirty years, the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases has been studied extensively. Understanding how pathogens are transmitted in time and space, how they are evolving ... More

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits

Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830870
eISBN:
9780191868986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830870.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Quantitative traits—be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene—usually show ... More

Flora UnveiledThe Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was exploited during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In contrast, sex in plants wasn’t discovered until ... More

HierarchyPerspectives for Ecological Complexity

Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Complexity is all around us now to the point where practitioners across many fields must engage with it. But complexity comes with uncertainty, ambiguity and contradiction that makes it arcane on ... More

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