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Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands

Peter W. Glynn

in Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195319958
eISBN:
9780199869596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the physical setting, biogeography, El Niño cycle and climate change effects of the coral reefs of Panama. A focus on the unique role of low diversity but complex ecological ... More


Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands explores human history in the Galápagos Islands, which is today one of the world’s premier nature attractions. From its early beginnings, ... More


The Ecology and Migrations of Sea Turtles

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Carr devoted his first decade of sea turtle research to initiating long-term studies, particularly of the green turtles in Florida and at Tortuguero. With the assistance of his students, he was able ... More


Re-Imaging the Galapagos

Jil Evans

in Turning Images in Philosophy, Science, and Religion: A New Book of Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199563340
eISBN:
9780191731303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563340.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores and compares the aesthetics and cogency of two images of the Galapagos Islands: a theistic and a naturalist view of the archipelago and nature itself. While naturalism seems ... More


Fossils, Folly & Faults: Rounding South America

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter chronicles Charles Darwin's voyage aboard the Beagle, which set sail on September 7, 1835, for the Galápagos Islands and rounded South America. Catastrophes are no stranger to Darwin's ... More


Charles Darwin

Michael Ruse

in On Purpose

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195957
eISBN:
9781400888603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195957.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Charles Darwin who spent five years as the naturalist of the ship HMS Beagle, spending much time in South America and eventually going all the way around the globe. During ... More


Going South

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Jack and Dolores are married, finally, but have to wait until they finish their respective pictures before taking off on their planned honeymoon trip to the Galapagos. The couple keep a pair of ... More


Introduction

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces San Cristóbal Island, and specifically the village of El Progreso, which occupies a Zone of Special Use inside the Galápagos National Park. It outlines various problems faced ... More


Humans Encounter Galápagos

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter summarizes major events that occurred throughout an almost 500-year relationship between humans and Galápagos. Specific attention focuses on how the changing interests of humans in the ... More


Galápagos, San Cristóbal, El Progreso, and Colonos in a Changing World

Peter W. Stahl, Fernando J. Astudillo, Ross W. Jamieson, Diego Quiroga, and Florencio Delgado

in Historical Ecology and Archaeology in the Galápagos Islands: A Legacy of Human Occupation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066271
eISBN:
9780813058429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066271.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter summarizes the human history of Galápagos and its legacy in the contemporary context of a protected natural area and popular destination for conservation tourism. The recent history of ... More


Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

William H. Durham

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Why is Galápagos so endlessly fascinating, whether to read about, to visit, or both? Reasons include its menagerie of truly unusual organisms (like tree daisies, marine iguanas, and flightless ... More


Parasitism in the Endemic Galάpagos Dove (Zenaida galapagoensis) and Its Relation to Host Genetic Diversity and Immune Response

Diego Santiago-Alarcon, Robert E. Ricklefs, and Patricia G. Parker

in Emerging Avian Disease

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272378
eISBN:
9780520952201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272378.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Studies on model organisms have shown that individuals with lower genetic diversity are more susceptible to pathogens and suffer greater fitness costs than less inbred individuals. We investigated ... More


Tracing the Evolution of the Galápagos Iguanas: A Molecular Approach

Kornelia Rassmann, Melanie Markmann, Fritz Trillmich, and Diethard Tautz

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter traces the evolution of two Galápagos Iguanas: the land iguana (Conolophus) and the marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus). Using mitochondrial ribosomal DNA (rDNA) analyses, it reinvestigates ... More


Galápagos Derailed

William H. Durham

in Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The same species of Galápagos rail, a 6-inch insectivorous ground bird, has been reported on all eight islands with a highland humid zone. Evidence suggests that the rail colonized Galápagos at ... More


Not Earthbound Misfits After All

William H. Durham

in Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores two delightfully unique, flightless seabirds: the Galápagos cormorant, one of the world’s most unusual organisms, and the Galápagos penguin, the only penguin to swim in the ... More


Fishing in a Common Pool

William H. Durham

in Exuberant Life: An Evolutionary Approach to Conservation in Galápagos

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197531518
eISBN:
9780197531549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197531518.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

By 1992, overfishing along the South American coast prompted a large migration to Galápagos of fishers, middlemen, and buyers, who began a “gold rush” harvest of brown sea cucumbers (a spiny marine ... More


Determinants of Lek Mating Success in Male Galápagos Marine Iguanas: Behavior, Body Size, Condition, Ornamentation, Ectoparasite Load, and Female Choice

William K. Hayes, Ronald L. Carter, Martin Wikelski, and Jeffrey A. Sonnentag

in Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the lek mating system of marine iguanas. Marine iguanas along the coastlines of the Galápagos Islands exhibit a lek mating system in which males cluster during the mating ... More


What We Do and Don’t Know

Andrew P. Hendry

in Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691145433
eISBN:
9781400883080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter describes the scope and limitation of what people know about eco-evolutionary dynamics. What they are striving to explain is the relationship between ecology and evolution, seeking to ... More


Diablo and Galápagos

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0015
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Sierra Club narrowly votes to support the construction of a nuclear power plant at Diablo Canyon in California and Brower leads the minority opposition. Brower defies an oversight board and ... More


Anytime, Anywhere: Palmagotchi

Eric Klopfer

in Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113151
eISBN:
9780262277297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113151.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter begins with an overview of the virtual pet industry. It describes the rise of the Tamagotchi in the late 1990s and the emergence of online virtual pet sites. It then discusses the ... More


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