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Population Dynamics and Stability

Eric Post

in Ecology of Climate Change: The Importance of Biotic Interactions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148472
eISBN:
9781400846139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148472.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the implications of climate change for population dynamics and stability. Population dynamics, or the variation in abundance of a population through time, can be decomposed into ... More


The Evolutionary Rationality of Social Learning

Richard McElreath, Annika Wallin, and Barbara Fasolo

in Simple Heuristics in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195388435
eISBN:
9780199950089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388435.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The field of evolutionary ecology has long been interested in the design and diversity of social learning heuristics, simple strategies that animals use to extract useful information from their ... More


Braided Waters: Environment and Society in Molokai, Hawai'i

Wade Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520298590
eISBN:
9780520970656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298590.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book sheds new light on the relationship between environment and society by charting the history of Hawaii's Molokai island over a thousand-year period of repeated settlement. From the arrival ... More


Environmental Influences on Body Size of Two Species of Herbivorous Desert Lizards

Christopher R. Tracy

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/9780520238541.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the relationships between environmental variation and interpopulational differences in body size of two desert lizards: chuckwallas (Sauromalus obesus) and desert iguanas ... More


Local Adaptation in Heterogeneous Landscapes: Reciprocal Transplant Experiments and Beyond

Jessica W. Wright and Maureen L. Stanton

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Reciprocal transplant experiments in general, and those involving serpentine systems in particular, are important tools for understanding plant adaptation to heterogeneous environments. This chapter ... More


Evolution of genetically integrated dispersal strategies

Renée A. Duckworth

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the extensive spatio-temporal environmental variation that parents and offspring are likely to experience during dispersal, making its costs and benefits more likely to be ... More


Conclusions and Future Directions

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, and Stephen P. Roberts

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199225941
eISBN:
9780191774607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225941.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This chapter consolidates the conclusions arrived at through the studies and cases tackled throughout the book. Insect environmental physiology is seen to have an extraordinarily bright and ... More


Mosquito—Virus Interactions

Christine M. Reitmayer, Michelle V. Evans, Kerri L. Miazgowicz, Philip M. Newberry, Nicole Solano, Blanka Tesla, and Courtney C. Murdock

in Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

Vector-borne viruses (arboviruses) are emerging threats to both human and animal health. The global expansion of dengue virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, and most recently Zika virus are prominent ... More


Geographic and Ecological Setting of the Luquillo Mountains

William H. McDowell, Frederick N. Scatena, Robert B. Waide, Nicholas Brokaw, Gerardo R. Camilo, Alan P. Covich, Todd A. Crowl, Grizelle González, Effie A. Greathouse, Paul Klawinski, D. Jean Lodge, Ariel E. Lugo, Catherine M. Pringle, Barbara A. Richardson, Michael J. Richardson, Douglas A. Schaefer, Whendee L. Silver, Jill Thompson, Daniel J. Vogt, Kristiina A. Vogt, Michael R. Willig, Lawrence L. Woolbright, Xiaoming Zou, and Jess K. Zimmerman

in A Caribbean Forest Tapestry: The Multidimensional Nature of Disturbance and Response

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195334692
eISBN:
9780190267742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195334692.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes the geologic, geographic, and ecological context of the location of Luquillo Mountains, particularly the factors affecting the response mechanisms of terrestrial and aquatic ... More


Polymorphisms and polyphenisms

Hugh Dingle

in Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199640386
eISBN:
9780191780714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640386.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The most extreme forms of migratory variation are polymorphisms (genetic variation) and polyphenisms (environmental variation). They are particularly prevalent in insects in which they take a variety ... More


Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, and Stephen P. Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199225941
eISBN:
9780191774607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225941.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Insects are the most ecologically important multicellular heterotrophs in terrestrial systems. They play critical roles in ecological food webs, remain devastating agricultural and medical pests, and ... More


The Challenge of Novelty

Kim Sterelny

in The Evolved Apprentice: How Evolution Made Humans Unique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262016797
eISBN:
9780262302814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016797.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter argues for two crucial ideas. First, over deep history and at different times and places, humans have experienced very different physical, biological, economic and social environments. ... More


Evolution of condition-dependent dispersal

Eva Kisdi, Margarete Utz, and Mats Gyllenberg

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes and expands on the previous attempts at modelling condition-dependent dispersal. Whether competitively strong or weak individuals should disperse becomes the focal question ... More


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