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Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the identification and interpretation of nature’s large-scale patterns of species co-occurrence and what we can deduce from them about how nature works. We present Diamond’s ... More


Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Stefan Bargheer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At the center of Stefan Bargheer’s account of bird watching, field ornithology, and nature conservation in Britain and Germany stands the question how values change over time and how individuals ... More


The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226650845
eISBN:
9780226650852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the imaginative identification with animals enabled by aggression and the narcissistic aversion from them manifested as destructiveness. It explores the attraction to the society ... More


Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226302133
eISBN:
9780226302300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book provides an introduction to coevolution in both microevolutionary (ecological) and macroevolutionary (historical) time. It emphasizes the integration of cophylogenetic, comparative, and ... More


The Birds of the Bismarck and Solomon Islands

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

in Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We return to the Bismarck and Solomon islands, the locations that generated Diamond’s ideas on assembly rules. The null models generate a list of species pairs where the number of observed ... More


Wisconsin's Changing Bird Communities

Stanley A. Temple and John R. Cary

in The Vanishing Present: Wisconsin's Changing Lands, Waters, and Wildlife

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226871714
eISBN:
9780226871745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226871745.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter takes advantage of current and historic data to explore changes in the composition of ten Wisconsin bird communities over the past 55 years (1950–2004) and interpret those changes in ... More


Technology Comes to the Countryside

Stefan Bargheer

in Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 3 looks at the development of organized bird conservation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The focus is on the factors that made for the foundation of the Society for the ... More


Field Ornithology and Practical Bird Conservation

Stefan Bargheer

in Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 4 analyzes how organized bird conservation became tied to the emerging science of field ornithology in the 1930s and 1940s. In Britain, field ornithology became institutionalized through the ... More


Bird Watching as Organizational Strategy

Stefan Bargheer

in Moral Entanglements: Conserving Birds in Britain and Germany

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226376639
eISBN:
9780226543963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543963.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter 6 looks at the rise in membership numbers of the British and German bird conservation organizations since the 1970s. The focus is on the organizational strategies that facilitated this rise. ... More


The Resource Base

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

in The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Tropical plant-visiting birds and mammals feed on two distinctly different resources: nectar and fruit. This chapter describes the basic nutritional characteristics of the nectar and fruit resource ... More


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