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Phylogenetic Ecology: A History, Critique, and Remodeling

Nathan G. Swenson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671475
eISBN:
9780226671642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671642.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Phylogenetic trees are hypotheses depicting the degree of relatedness between species and have, therefore, been critical pieces of information for evolutionary biologists in their research programs ... More


The Legacy of Extinction Risk Lessons From Giant Pandas And Other Threatened Carnivores

John L. Gittleman and Andrea J. Webster

in Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter concentrates the life-history patterns to show which traits of giant pandas (e.g., birth weight, growth rate) are significantly different from reproductive rates in related terrestrial ... More


Dinosaur Physiology

Kevin Padian and John R. Horner

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the physiology, metabolism, and behavior of dinosaurs. It discusses the evolution of endothermy and examines the typological and transformational approaches to dinosaurian ... More


Comparative overview of Canis

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199646661
eISBN:
9780191796302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646661.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

A relatively broad perspective on canines in general, especially wolves, is essential for comparative investigations. This chapter discusses the taxonomy of Canis and relatives; their geographic ... More


Evolution of Dynamic Coordination

Evan Balaban, Shimon Edelman, Sten Grillner, Uri Grodzinski, Erich D. Jarvis, Jon H. Kaas, Gilles Laurent, and Gordon Pipa

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Comparative biology can offer important insights into the evolution of dynamic coordination in the brain. This chapter explores the neural machinery and computations shared by all nervous systems ... More


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