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A Body Matter?

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Larger animals have larger brains; different relationships across mammalian groups; quantitative matching of neurons and body with only slightly more neurons for more muscle mass; larger bodies do ... More


Resource Partitioning and Biodiversity in Fractal Environments with Applications to Dryland Communities

Mark E. Ritchie and Han Olff

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Arid and semiarid ecosystems (drylands) often contain a higher diversity of animals and plants than would be expected from their low productivity. High ... More


Herpetological Species as Paleoenvironmental Indicators

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In Chapter 5 we have seen that Pleistocene herpetofaunas are often used to suggest paleoenvironmental conditions. The present chapter discusses the ... More


Extinction Patterns in the Herpetofauna of the Pleistocene of Britain and Europe

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

As we have seen in Chapter 4, many invalid European Pleistocene amphibian and reptile species were named on the basis of insufficient and inadequately ... More


Adaptive Radiation

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0036
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Adaptive radiation is the simultaneous diversification of a lineage into numerous sublineages and specializations (Simpson, 1953a). All of the species of a ... More


Introduction: A Framework for Biodiversity Studies

James R. Gosz and Avi Perevolotsky

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Biodiversity is regarded as a scientific concept, a measurable entity, as well as a social–political construct (Gaston 1996, Wilson 1993). The aim of this volume is to ... More


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