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Applied Statistics with RA Practical Guide for the Life Sciences

Applied Statistics with R: A Practical Guide for the Life Sciences

Justin C. Touchon

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198869979
eISBN:
9780191905537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869979.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Whether at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level, Applied Statistics with R: A Practical Guide for the Life Sciences teaches readers to properly analyze data in an efficient, ... More

Biological SystematicsPrinciples and Applications

Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications

Andrew V. Z. Brower and Randall T. Schuh

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501752773
eISBN:
9781501752797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752773.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Understanding the history and philosophy of biological systematics (phylogenetics, taxonomy and classification of living things) is key to successful practice of the discipline. In this thoroughly ... More

The Biology of DeathHow Dying Shapes Cells, Organisms, and Populations

The Biology of Death: How Dying Shapes Cells, Organisms, and Populations

Gary C. Howard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190687724
eISBN:
9780197601433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687724.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Death is not just the last event of life. Death is interwoven into our growth, development, protection against disease, and more. It foreclosed evolutionary pathways, thus shaping all life. And it ... More

Evolutionary ParasitologyThe Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Evolutionary Parasitology: The Integrated Study of Infections, Immunology, Ecology, and Genetics

Paul Schmid-Hempel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198832140
eISBN:
9780191870873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832140.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Parasites are ubiquitous and shape almost every aspect of their hosts, including physiology, behaviour, life histories, the structure of the microbiota, and entire communities. Hence, parasitism is ... More

The Gene's-Eye View of Evolution

The Gene's-Eye View of Evolution

J. Arvid Ågren

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198862260
eISBN:
9780191895050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862260.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To many evolutionary biologists, the central challenge of their discipline is to explain adaptation, the appearance of design in the living world. With the theory of evolution by natural selection, ... More

A Hidden LegacyThe Life and Work of Esther Zimmer Lederberg

A Hidden Legacy: The Life and Work of Esther Zimmer Lederberg

Thomas E. Schindler

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197531679
eISBN:
9780197531709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531679.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This biography of Esther Zimmer Lederberg highlights the importance of her research work, which revealed the unique features of bacterial sex, essential for our understanding of molecular biology and ... More

How Giraffes Work

How Giraffes Work

Graham Mitchell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571194
eISBN:
9780197571224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571194.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There are few creatures more beautiful, more aloof, and more fascinating than giraffes. Once they were plentiful and filled African landscapes, but in 2016 they were re-classified from “least ... More

Human MigrationBiocultural Perspectives

Human Migration: Biocultural Perspectives

María de Lourdes Muñoz-Moreno and Michael H. Crawford (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190945961
eISBN:
9780197555439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190945961.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Studies are shown on many aspects of migration, population development, human genetics, archaeology, anthropology, biology, linguistics, and a broad range of genomic studies on migration and cultural ... More

Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

Jennifer C. Owen, Dana M. Hawley, and Kathryn P. Huyvaert (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198746249
eISBN:
9780191808852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746249.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ornithology

Disease ecology is an interdisciplinary field that recognizes that the host–parasite interaction is shaped by the environment and can affect and be affected by the processes that occur across all ... More

Life HistoriesVolume 5

Life Histories: Volume 5

Martin Thiel and Gary A. Wellborn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190620271
eISBN:
9780197590461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620271.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Crustaceans are increasingly being used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource ... More

Male Choice, Female Competition, and Female Ornaments in Sexual Selection

Male Choice, Female Competition, and Female Ornaments in Sexual Selection

Ingo Schlupp

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198818946
eISBN:
9780191859892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818946.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

When Darwin first proposed sexual selection theory he suggested two mechanisms: competition among males and choice by females. There is no doubt that these mechanisms are immensely important, but ... More

The New Statistics with RAn Introduction for Biologists

The New Statistics with R: An Introduction for Biologists

Andy Hector

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198798170
eISBN:
9780191839399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798170.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Statistics is a fundamental component of the scientific toolbox, but learning the basics of this area of mathematics is one of the most challenging parts of a research training. This book gives an ... More

Predator EcologyEvolutionary Ecology of the Functional Response

Predator Ecology: Evolutionary Ecology of the Functional Response

John P. DeLong

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192895509
eISBN:
9780191914980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895509.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Predator-prey interactions form an essential part of ecological communities, determining the flow of energy from autotrophs to top predators. The rate of predation is a key regulator of that energy ... More

A Primer of Life HistoriesEcology, Evolution, and Application

A Primer of Life Histories: Ecology, Evolution, and Application

Jeffrey A. Hutchings

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198839873
eISBN:
9780191875601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198839873.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Life histories describe how genotypes schedule their reproductive effort throughout life in response to factors that affect their survival and fecundity. Life histories are solutions that selection ... More

Secret WorldsThe extraordinary senses of animals

Secret Worlds: The extraordinary senses of animals

Martin Stevens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198813675
eISBN:
9780191925887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813675.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How do animals experience the world? Many animals experience a world far richer than ours, in sight, sound, and smell, and interact with each other in ways humans simply do not pick up, and which ... More

The Silken ThreadFive Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Insects are seldom mentioned in history texts, yet they significantly shaped human history. The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History tells the stories of just five insects, ... More

A Story of UsA New Look at Human Evolution

A Story of Us: A New Look at Human Evolution

Lesley Newson and Peter Richerson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190883201
eISBN:
9780197554821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883201.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

It’s time for a new story of our origins. One reason is that there a great deal of new evidence about what humans are like and the conditions that shaped human evolution. Another is that the thinking ... More

Sustainable Governance of Natural ResourcesUncovering Success Patterns with Machine Learning

Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: Uncovering Success Patterns with Machine Learning

Ulrich Frey

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197502211
eISBN:
9780197502242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502211.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Natural resources are often overexploited. Nevertheless, there are counterexamples of sustainably using common-pool resources. This book analyses the most important factors influencing the management ... More

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