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Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Eileen Lacey (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book combines a series of research papers with more informal recollections of James L. Patton, who served as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and as Professor of ... More


Introduction

J. Alan Holman

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

There is disagreement about the time of the beginning of the Pleistocene. For instance, Repenning (1987), a North American, puts the beginning date at 1.9 million ybp. On the other hand, some ... More


The Pleistocene in Britain and Europe

J. Alan Holman

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

A general introduction to the Pleistocene with an emphasis on herpetological remains was presented in the companion volume Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in North America (Holman, 1995c). For ... More


Changing the Mission:: From the Cold War to Climate Change

Naomi Oreskes

in Science and Technology in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027953
eISBN:
9780262326100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027953.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the early 1990s a group of American oceanographers sought to change their focus away from Cold War military concerns and toward environmental matters related to anthropogenic climate change. ... More


Vertebrates

David M. Armstrong, James C. Halfpenny, and Charles H. Southwick

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

Vertebrates of alpine tundra are near the limits of their genetic tolerance, and thus the alpine provides a natural laboratory for the study of the ecology of these organisms in a climatically ... More


lant-Herbivore Interactions

Denise Dealing

in Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem: Niwot Ridge, Colorado

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117288
eISBN:
9780197561171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117288.003.0021
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The alpine provides a tremendous opportunity for studying plant-herbivore interactions at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. For herbivores, variations in topography and microclimate ... More


The Proposal: Part I—The Framework for a New Approach

Cameron S. G. Jefferies

in Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190493141
eISBN:
9780190493172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190493141.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents the framework for a new implementing agreement, titled “Draft Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 ... More


Adaptive Evolution

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/9780195122343.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Adaptive evolution—phenotypic improvement due to selection—is the central theme of Darwinian evolutionary biology. The concept of adaptive evolution by ... More


Deletion

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/9780195122343.003.0017
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Deletion, or trait loss, may seem a step backward rather than a step toward something new. Goldschmidt (1940) emphasized the regressive aspect of deletion ... More


Reversion

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/9780195122343.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Deletion sets the stage for reversion, the reappearance during evolution of traits lost earlier in the evolution of a lineage. Reversion can also refer to ... More


Heterotopy

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/9780195122343.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Heterotopy is the spatial analogue of heterochrony: it is evolutionary change in the site of expression of a phenotypic trait. Gould (1977) attributes the ... More


Phenotypic Recombination Due to Learning

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/9780195122343.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Learning, like consciousness, is something that everybody can recognize and no one can define without provoking controversy. Perhaps this is why some ... More


Historical background

Tony Hallam

in Catastrophes and Lesser Calamities: The causes of mass extinctions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198524977
eISBN:
9780191916434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198524977.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

Georges Cuvier has not been treated with much respect in the English-speaking world for his contributions to the study of Earth history. Charles Lyell is thought to have effectively demolished his ... More


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