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Variation in sexual size dimorphism within a widespread lizard species

Evgeny S. Roitberg

in Sex, Size and Gender Roles: Evolutionary Studies of Sexual Size Dimorphism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208784
eISBN:
9780191709036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208784.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents an analysis of geographic variation in sexual size dimorphism (SSD) within a widespread Eurasian lizard species, Lacerta agilis. Comparisons of snout-vent lengths from fifty-two ... More


Geographical variation in orangutan long calls

Roberto A. Delgado, Adriano R. Lameira, Marina Davila Ross, Simon J. Husson, Helen C. Morrogh-Bernard, and Serge A. Wich

in Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199213276
eISBN:
9780191707568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213276.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Information on geographic variation in vocal signalling is important because it complements data used to infer phylogenetic relationships, has the potential to help understand call development, and ... More


Body Size

Carolyn M. King and Roger A. Powell

in The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195322712
eISBN:
9780199894239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322712.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The size of its own body is a critically important fact of life for any animal, determining what foods it can catch, what refuges are available, what its chances are of competing for a mate, and what ... More


From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli (New York): Populations, Subspecies, and Geographic Variation in Ornamental Coloration

Geoffrey E. Hill

in A Red Bird in a Brown Bag: The Function and Evolution of Colorful Plumage in the House Finch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195148480
eISBN:
9780199893683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148480.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the biogeography of the House Finches, which has an extensive range across North America. House Finches were accidentally established by people on the east coast in the mid-20th ... More


Ecology of the guppy in Trinidad

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reveals that there are significant complexities in the Trinidadian guppy system that make the investigation of the evolutionary ecology of the guppy both more challenging than it ... More


Life-History Evolution in Native and Introduced Populations

Robert F. Denno, Merrill A. Peterson, Matthew R. Weaver, and David J. Hawthorne

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation: The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many of the best examples of rapid directional selection of life-history traits involve invasive species. The evolution of such traits in introduced populations may be rapid in part because some ... More


Genetics, geographic variation, and community ecology

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

in Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

Ecological communities are composed of coexisting animals and plants, and ecological and evolutionary forces influence their morphological features and performance capacities. Within these ... More


Comparative Effectiveness Research: A New “Silver Bullet” for U.S. Health Care Costs

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

In the early 2000’s “comparative effectiveness research”—finding out what works best in medicine—took its place in the parade of legislative proposals aimed at controlling the nation’s unsustainable ... More


Dark-Eyed Junco Song: Linking Ontogeny and Function with a Potential Role in Reproductive Isolation

Gonçalo C. Cardoso and Dustin G. Reichard

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The elaborate songs produced by many songbirds during the breeding season play an integral role in mate attraction and courtship. Depending on how song is learned and develops, it may diverge rapidly ... More


Introduction

L. Lee Grismer

in Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book serves as a guide to the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of amphibians and reptiles in Baja California, its associated Pacific islands, and the islands in the ... More


Tales of the city: diversity in diversity, working between and within local differences

Naaz Rashid

in Veiled Threats: Representing the Muslim Woman in Public Policy Discourses

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447325178
eISBN:
9781447325215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325178.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter highlights the way particular local circumstances affected how policy initiatives that were focused on Muslim women were received and implemented and that, within these geographic ... More


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