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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


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


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


Rossitten: Moving Birds

Raf de Bont

in Stations in the Field: A History of Place-Based Animal Research, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226141879
eISBN:
9780226141909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141909.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses the scientific practices involved in the study of a highly mobile research object: birds. More in particular it studies the transformation in bird study brought about by the ... More


Rome Measured and Imagined: Early Modern Maps of the Eternal City

Jessica Maier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226127637
eISBN:
9780226127774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127774.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This book recounts the history of a genre, the city portrait, through imagery of Rome. Among the most popular categories of early modern print culture, the city portrait was also one of the most ... More


Two Centuries of Changes in Grassland Bird Populations and Their Habitats in Wisconsin

David W. Sample and Michael J. Mossman

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/9780226871745.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Changes in Wisconsin's grasslands have had huge impacts on grassland bird populations. As the original native grassland habitats were altered or destroyed, bird species adapted, exploited newly ... More


The Radio Nature League

in Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226467597
eISBN:
9780226466958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226466958.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Thornton W. Burgess was a successful children's book author. His animal characters and natural history lessons had been enchanting children and their parents for many years. He also had his own show, ... More


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