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Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195125689
eISBN:
9780190081461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125689.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Much is conserved in vertebrate evolution, but significant changes in the nervous system occurred at the origin of vertebrates and in most of the major vertebrate lineages. This book examines these ... More


The Geography and Paleoecology of the Titicaca Basin

Charles Stanish

in Ancient Titicaca: The Evolution of Complex Society in Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232457
eISBN:
9780520928190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232457.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the modern and prehistoric paleoecology and geography of the ancient Titicaca Basin. It explains that the Titicaca Basin is classified as an intertropical climatic zone, based ... More


The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index

Nathalie Pettorelli

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199693160
eISBN:
9780191810145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693160.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

There has been a recent surge of interest in remote sensing and its use in ecology and conservation. This book focuses explicitly on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), a simple ... More


The Dinosauria

David Weishampel (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This revised edition of this book continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize this field. A thorough scientific view of ... More


A Limnological Introduction to Mirror Lake

Gene E. Likens

in Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261198
eISBN:
9780520944497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261198.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mirror Lake is a clear-water lake in the Hubbard Brook Valley of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The lake formed from an ice block, a remnant of the retreating glacier. This ice block melted ... More


Introduction

David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, and Halszka Osmólska

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/9780520242098.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Research programs across the globe are broadening our understanding of dinosaur diversity and the range of the intellectual perspectives brought to dinosaur studies. This book is devoted to issues of ... More


Introduction

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday Woldegabriel

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book addresses the geology, geochronology, paleontology, paleogeography, paleobiochronology, and paleoecology of the Middle Awash late Miocene. It synthesizes vertebrate evolution in eastern ... More


Small Mammals

Henry B. Wesselman, Michael T. Black, and Mesfin Asnake

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the systematics and paleoecology of the small mammals recovered in fossiliferous localities of the Adu-Asa Formation. The micromammalian fauna from the late Miocene of the ... More


Dinosaur Paleoecology

David E. Fastovsky and Joshua B. Smith

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/9780520242098.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the paleoecology of dinosaurs. It first examines the variety of adaptations of dinosaurs to sustain their herbivorous habits. It then describes Mesozoic paleobotany and ... More


Anthracotheriidae

Patricia A. Holroyd, Fabrice Lihoreau, Gregg F. Gunnell, and Ellen R. Miller

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0043
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Anthracotheriidae are a group of bunodont to selenodont artiodactyls distributed throughout the Old World and North America. The earliest anthracotheriids appear in the latest middle Eocene in Asia, ... More


Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in East African Mammals: Modern and Fossil

Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris, Meave G. Leakey, Benjamin H. Passey, and Naomi E. Levin

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Stable isotopes have become an important tool to study diets and behavior of fossil mammals, but the path to acceptance has been long and arduous. Phosphate studies apply only to oxygen isotopes and ... More


Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Classical Dragon Bone Localities of Baode County, Shanxi Province

Anu Kaakinen, Benjamin H. Passey, Zhao-Qun Zhang, Li-Ping Liu, Lauri J. Pesonen, and Mikael Fortelius

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the stratigraphy and paleoecology of the classical “dragon bone” localities of Baode County, Shanxi Province, China. It begins with an overview of the geological setting of the ... More


Recent Advances in Paleobiological Research of the Late Miocene Maragheh Fauna, Northwest Iran

Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Raymond L. Bernor, Dimitris S. Kostopoulos, Dominik Wolf, Zahra Orak, Gholamreza Zare, Hideo Nakaya, Mahito Watabe, and Mikael Fortelius

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter summarizes recent advances in paleobiological research of the Late Miocene Maragheh fauna in northwest Iran. The Maragheh fauna has long been considered one of the three most preeminent ... More


Landscape Transformation and Tropical Forest Regeneration through Prehistory

Robin L. Chazdon

in Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter reviews the many ways in which ancient human activities and their aftermath have transformed tropical forest landscapes throughout the world. Archaeological investigations reveal ... More


Paleocoastal Landscapes, Marginality, and Early Human Settlement of the California Islands

Amy E. Gusick and Jon M. Erlandson

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

If the California Islands were marginal for human settlement, why were several of them occupied more or less continuously since Terminal Pleistocene or Early Holocene times? The earliest human ... More


From Empirical Paleoecology to Evolutionary Paleobiology: A Personal Journey

Richard Bambach

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses the author's personal journey as a paleoecologist and evolutionary paleobiologist from the 1950s through the 1990s. It provides insights into the central developments of the ... More


From Paleoecology to Paleobiology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter argues that a crucial prerequisite to the modern paleobiological synthesis is the development and refinement of the field of paleoecology. Paleoecology itself is not a new field; ... More


From Bonebeds to Paleobiology: Applications of Bonebed Data

Donald B. Brinkman, David A. Eberth, and Philip J. Currie

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bonebeds are of interest to paleobiologists because they yield large numbers of fossils and, thus, provide important morphologic and taxonomic data sets that are the primary basis for integrative ... More


Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Bonebed Fossils: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Paleobiology

Henry Fricke

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The tissues of living animals contain carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, which are sourced from the food, water, and air that animals ingest and respire. This linkage holds true for vertebrate hardparts ... More


John Lawrence Angel (1915–1986)

Jane E. Buikstra and Eleanna Prevedorou

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a biographical sketch of John Lawrence Angel. This is followed by a discussion of his contributions to paleopathology. Angel was the founder of contemporary physical ... More


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