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Alaska's Changing ArcticEcological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

John E. Hobbie and George W. Kling (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book synthesizes the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based in Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been active since the mid-1970s. The book presents research concerning the ... More

Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Jason Rosenhouse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Why do so many Americans reject the modern theory of evolution? Seeking answers, the author became a regular attendee at creationist conferences and other gatherings. After ten years of attending ... More

Animal AthletesAn Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This work examines the wonders of animal athletics, both from an ecological perspective and from an evolutionary perspective. Animals are remarkable for their amazing abilities to perform tasks such ... More

Animal Locomotion

Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More

Animal Movement Across Scales

Animal Movement Across Scales

Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199677184
eISBN:
9780191785696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book takes a broad approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales. Movement and migration on land, in the air, and in water are pervading features of animal life—from the ... More

Ant Ecology

Ant Ecology

Lori Lach, Catherine Parr, and Kirsti Abbott (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

From scorching, barren deserts to humid tropical forests, from deep in the soil, to high in the tree canopies, ants are everywhere! Comprising a substantial part of living biomass on earth, ants are ... More

Antarctic Lakes

Antarctic Lakes

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199670499
eISBN:
9780191788536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Antarctica possesses a remarkably diverse range of lakes, including freshwater and saline lakes (some as salty as the Dead Sea), tidal freshwater lakes (epishelf lakes), lakes on ice shelves and ... More

Avian Urban Ecology

Avian Urban Ecology

Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199661572
eISBN:
9780191810176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199661572.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

As natural habitat continues to be lost and the world steadily becomes more urbanized, biologists are increasingly studying the effect this has on wildlife. Birds are particularly good model systems ... More

Bayesian ModelsA Statistical Primer for Ecologists

Bayesian Models: A Statistical Primer for Ecologists

N. Thompson Hobbs and Mevin B. Hooten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159287
eISBN:
9781400866557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159287.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Bayesian modeling has become an indispensable tool for ecological research because it is uniquely suited to deal with complexity in a statistically coherent way. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

Big EcologyThe Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human WellbeingAn Ecological and Economic Perspective

Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Shahid Naeem, Daniel E. Bunker, Andy Hector, Michel Loreau, and Charles Perrings (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

How will biodiversity loss affect ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, and human wellbeing? In an age of accelerating biodiversity loss, this volume summarizes recent advances in ... More

Bioinvasions and GlobalizationEcology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Bioinvasions and Globalization: Ecology, Economics, Management, and Policy

Charles Perrings, Harold Mooney, and Mark Williamson (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199560158
eISBN:
9780191721557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560158.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bioinvasions and Globalization synthesises our current knowledge of the ecology and economics of biological invasions, providing an in-depth evaluation of the science and its ... More

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More

The Biology of African Savannahs

The Biology of African Savannahs

Bryan Shorrocks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198570660
eISBN:
9780191717680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570660.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Savannahs are one of the largest biomes of the world, comprising about 20% of the land surface. Stated simply, they are tropical and subtropical grasslands, with scattered bushes and trees. Most ... More

The Biology of African Savannahs, 2nd Edn

The Biology of African Savannahs, 2nd Edn

Bryan Shorrocks and William Bates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198702702
eISBN:
9780191794131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702702.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Savannahs are one of the largest biomes of the world, covering about 20% of the land surface. Stated simply, they are tropical and subtropical grasslands, with scattered bushes and trees. Most ... More

The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198820765
eISBN:
9780191860485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820765.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Caves and other subterranean habitats with their often strange (even bizarre) inhabitants have long been objects of fascination, curiosity, and debate. The question of how such organisms have ... More

The Biology of Coral Reefs

The Biology of Coral Reefs

Charles Sheppard, Simon Davy, Graham Pilling, and Nicholas Graham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198787341
eISBN:
9780191829420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787341.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Coral reefs represent the most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem on the planet as well as a critical source of protein and income for many millions of people. Ecologically they are as complex ... More

The Biology of Deserts

The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199211470
eISBN:
9780191728143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology, and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book ... More

The Biology of Deserts

The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary and applied focus. Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. Deserts are widespread ... More

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Lawrence R. Walker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book is a global synthesis of the concepts needed to understand and manage ecological responses to all types of terrestrial and aquatic disturbances. Natural disturbances such as volcanoes, ... More

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