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The Art of the BeeShaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies

The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies

Robert E. Page

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197504147
eISBN:
9780197504178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504147.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The impact of bees on the world is immeasurable. Bees are responsible for the evolution of the vast array of brightly colored flowers and for engineering the niches of multitudes of plants, animals, ... More

Brains Through TimeA Natural History of Vertebrates

Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195125689
eISBN:
9780190081461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125689.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Much is conserved in vertebrate evolution, but significant changes in the nervous system occurred at the origin of vertebrates and in most of the major vertebrate lineages. This book examines these ... More

A Different Kind of AnimalHow Culture Transformed Our Species

A Different Kind of Animal: How Culture Transformed Our Species

Robert Boyd

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195902
eISBN:
9781400888528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195902.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human beings have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability—people are just smarter than all the rest. ... More

DNA DemystifiedUnravelling the Double Helix

DNA Demystified: Unravelling the Double Helix

Alan McHughen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190092962
eISBN:
9780190092993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092962.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

DNA, once the exclusive domain of scientists in research labs, is now the darling of popular and social media. With personal genetic testing kits in homes and genetically modified organism (GMO) ... More

Grassroots StewardshipSustainability Within Reach

Grassroots Stewardship: Sustainability Within Reach

F Stuart Chapin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081195
eISBN:
9780190081225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081195.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The book presents a novel strategy for addressing the major environmental and social problems of our time. It emphasizes transformative actions by individual citizens, both ordinary and ... More

Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Bernhard Zipfel, Brian G. Richmond, and Carol V. Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The excavations at Sterkfontein Cave, Gauteng Province, South Africa, have yielded one of the largest collections of postcranial fossils of any hominin site. These fossils remain relatively ... More

Marine Disease Ecology

Marine Disease Ecology

Donald C. Behringer, Brian R. Silliman, and Kevin D. Lafferty (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198821632
eISBN:
9780191860942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821632.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Whether through loss of habitat or cascading community effects, diseases can shape the very nature of the marine environment. Despite their significant impacts, studies of marine diseases have tended ... More

Perturbation, Behavioural Feedbacks, and Population Dynamics in Social AnimalsWhen to leave and where to go

Perturbation, Behavioural Feedbacks, and Population Dynamics in Social Animals: When to leave and where to go

Daniel Oro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198849834
eISBN:
9780191884368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849834.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

In social animals, perturbations may trigger specific behavioural responses with consequences for dispersal and complex population dynamics. Perturbations raise the need for information gathering in ... More

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Kelly C. Smith and Carlos Mariscal (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915650
eISBN:
9780197506066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915650.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book focuses on the emerging scientific discipline of astrobiology, exploring the humanistic issues of this multidisciplinary field. To be sure, there are myriad scientific questions that ... More

Theoretical Ecologyconcepts and applications

Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Kevin S. McCann and Gabriel Gellner (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book continues the authoritative and established edited series of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical ... More

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Marta Szulkin, Jason Munshi-South, and Anne Charmantier (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836841
eISBN:
9780191873843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836841.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Cities occupy about 3 per cent of the Earth’s habitable land area and are home to one out of two humans worldwide; both estimates are predicted to grow. Urban space is thus becoming an important, ... More

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