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Niches and Geographic Distributions

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers a concept of niche that emphasizes multidimensional spaces of scenopoetic variables and provides a natural connection to the study of geographic distributions of species. It ... More


Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel B. Araújo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a first synthetic view of an emerging area of ecology and biogeography, linking individual- and population-level processes to geographic distributions and biodiversity patterns. ... More


From Niches to Distributions

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter explores the conceptual bases for the discrepancy between species’ potential geographic distributional areas and their occupied distributional areas, focusing on the case of conditions ... More


Niches and Distributions in Practice: Overview

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers the practice of modeling ecological niches and estimating geographic distributions. It first introduces the general principles and definitions underlying ecological niche ... More


Introduction

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book deals with ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling, two emerging fields that address the ecological, geographic, and evolutionary dimensions of geographic distributions ... More


TAXONOMY AND DISTRIBUTION

Ted R. Anderson

in Biology of the Ubiquitous House Sparrow: From Genes to Populations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304114
eISBN:
9780199790012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304114.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter examines the taxonomic relationships of the genus Passer, as well as the species boundaries of the House Sparrow with particular reference to the taxonomic position of the “Italian” ... More


Rodentia

Alisa J Winkler, Christiane Denys, and D. Margaret Avery

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes the geographic distribution and ecology of the extant families of African rodents. It focuses on the fossil record and discusses the systematics, biochronology, and ... More


Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Taisoo Park

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098428
eISBN:
9780520916029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098428.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In this revision of the calanoid copepod family Heterorhabdidae, 7 genera and 59 species are recognized, and 25 species are described as new. Included are keys to the genera and descriptions and ... More


The Geographic Distribution and Changes in the Tibetan Population of China

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

There are only limited data and unreliable records determining the size of the Tibetan population. This chapter attempts to review relevant information derived from a vast pool of literature, ... More


Phylogeny and Biogeography of These Mutualisms

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/9780226023328.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the evolutionary histories and geographic distributions of tropical plants and their vertebrate mutualists. It addresses the following questions: how widespread are vertebrate ... More


Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Theodore Pietsch

Enrique Lessa and Jorge Salazar-Bravo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

No environment on Earth imposes greater physical and biological constraints on life than the deep oceanic midwaters. Near-freezing temperatures, the absence of sunlight, enormous pressure, and a low ... More


Comparative overview of <i>Canis</i>

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A relatively broad perspective on canines in general, especially wolves, is essential for comparative investigations. This chapter discusses the taxonomy of Canis and relatives; their geographic ... More


Ecological tolerance and the distribution of species

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Descriptions and consequences of the environmental dependence of long-term population growth rates, i.e., of fitness, are in the focus of this chapter. The ecological tolerances of species (or other ... More


Meet the Anoles!

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces anoles, describing their diagnostic characteristics and geographic distribution, as well as species diversity. Anoles are characterized by the possession of a dewlap and of ... More


Epilogue: Where Are They Now?

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber, and John Bailey

in Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374124
eISBN:
9780199979134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374124.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

This chapter contains the follow-up interviews, conducted five to seven years after the initial observations, with seven of the system administrators described in previous chapters of the book. These ... More


Phylogenetic Perspective on the Timing and Biogeography of Anole Evolution

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses questions concerning the origin and maintenance of anole biodiversity: when did anoles arise? And how did they attain their current geographic distribution? It begins by ... More


Introduction and Historical Perspective

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Ceratioid anglerfishes are among the most intriguing of all animals, possessing a host of spectacular morphological, behavioral, and physiological innovations found nowhere else. The suborder is ... More


Prosodic Typology II: The Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing

Sun-Ah Jun (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199567300
eISBN:
9780191787980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567300.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This second volume contains detailed surveys of the intonational phonology of fourteen typologically diverse languages, described in the Autosegmental-Metrical framework. Unlike the first volume, ... More


Geology and Geochronology

Giday Woldegabriel, W. Henry Gilbert, William K. Hart, Paul R. Renne, and Stanley H. Ambrose

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the Daka Member volcanic and sedimentary stratigraphic units. It also discusses the chronostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic characteristics, geographic distributions, ... More


Fish Salting

Annalisa Marzano

in Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199675623
eISBN:
9780191757167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675623.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines fish salting as an activity related to large-scale fishing. Salting was required to preserve large quantities of fish for later consumption and distribution to areas away from ... More


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