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Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Historical accounts, park records, and biologists' observations indicated that wintering elk in Yellowstone's northern range were present in low numbers prior to and at park establishment in 1872; ... More


: A Summary of Fossilized Species in Porcupine Cave

Anthony D. Barnosky

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a summary of fossilized species lists for each locality in Porcupine Cave, and provides estimates of number of identifiable specimens (NISP) and minimum numbers of individuals ... More


Bibymalagasia (Mammalia Incertae Sedis)

Lars Werdelin

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/9780520257214.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The order Bibymalagasia consists of the single genus Plesiorycteropus, with two species, P. madagascariensis and P. germainepetterae. As suggested by the generic name, Plesiorycteropus has ... More


Primitive Ungulates (“Condylarthra” and Stem Paenungulata)

Emmanuel Gheerbrant

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/9780520257214.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Africa is probably the most poorly known paleobiogeographic province in the evolutionary history of the primitive ungulates collectively called “Condylarthra.” This is related to the more general ... More


The Saga of Mooshmael: The Logic of Family Relationships

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the playful logic of family relationships by focusing on the story of Mooshmael, the moose equivalent to Herman Melville's Ishmael. In Bernard Wiseman's book, Morris the Moose ... More


Migration impacts on communities and ecosystems: empirical evidence and theoretical insights

Ricardo M. Holdo, Robert D. Holt, Anthony R.E. Sinclair, Brendan J. Godley, and Simon Thirgood

in Animal Migration: A Synthesis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explores the role of animal migrations for the communities and ecosystems that surround them. Animal movement can impact ecosystems through the transfer of materials, by shifting the ... More


Paleodietary Comparisons of Ungulates Between the Late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece

Nikos Solounias, Gina M. Semprebon, Matthew C. Mihlbachler, and Florent Rivals

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter presents the results of a study which compares the paleodiets of ungulates between the late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece. The paleobotanical record of the late ... More


Spatial Dynamics and Coexistence of the Serengeti Grazer Community

John M. Fryxell, Peter A. Abrams, Robert D. Holt, John F. Wilmshurst, A. R. E. Sinclair, and Ray Hilborn

in Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Two characteristics define the Serengeti grazer community in the minds of many observers: exceptional species diversity and exceptional mobility. Twenty-eight species of large ungulates are found in ... More


Maternal Effects in Wild Ungulates

Alastair J. Wilson and Marco Festa-Bianchet

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter reviews the evidence for maternal effects in wild ungulate populations, discussing their prevalence and the mechanisms by which they are mediated. The analysis reveals that maternal ... More


Introduction: the leaf and the pressures it faces

Edward E. Farmer

in Leaf Defence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199671441
eISBN:
9780191779626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671441.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The introduction addresses the questions of how great is the impact of herbivory on the terrestrial carbon cycle, and what proportion of leaf material is consumed by vertebrates and invertebrates? ... More


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