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Hierarchy Theory in the Anthropocene: Biocultural Homogenization, Urban Ecosystems, and Other Emerging Dynamics

Michael L. McKinney

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While the increasingly large global impacts of humanity on the biosphere are often referred to as the “Great Acceleration,” it is perhaps more informative to call them the “Great Blending,” as this ... More


Standing on the Shoulders: Agendas for Future Research Addressing Evolutionary and Integrative Biology in a Rapidly Evolving Songbird

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter builds on ‘priorities for future research’ as laid out in the species’ accounts of the dark-eyed and yellow-eyed junco in Birds of North America in 1999 and 2002. It also relates ... More


Cultivating the Wild on Chicago’s South Side: Stories of People and Nature at Eden Place Nature Center

Michael Bryson and Michael Howard

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter tells the story of Eden Place Nature Center, a 3.4-acre oasis of restored land located in an African American community on Chicago’s South Side, that was reclaimed over the course of ... More


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