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A Conceptual Roadmap to Homology

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter proposes a conceptual roadmap to homology, with the goal of supporting the research program of developmental evolution that seeks to explain the patterns of phenotypic diversity. It ... More


3 Biodiversity Along Core�Periphery Clines

Sergei Volis and Salit Kark

in Biodiversity in Drylands: Toward a Unified Framework

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139853
eISBN:
9780197561720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The study of biodiversity has received wide attention in recent decades. Biodiversity has been defined in various ways (Gaston and Spicer, 1998, Purvis and Hector 2000, and chapters in this volume). ... More


Morphology and Morphological Diversity

Maclaurin James and Sterelny Kim

in What Is Biodiversity?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500805
eISBN:
9780226500829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500829.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Chapter 3 showed that it is difficult to make the notion of disparity empirically and theoretically tractable. A central theme of this chapter is that, while species richness does not determine ... More


Maternal Effects in Wild Ungulates

Alastair J. Wilson and Marco Festa-Bianchet

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter reviews the evidence for maternal effects in wild ungulate populations, discussing their prevalence and the mechanisms by which they are mediated. The analysis reveals that maternal ... More


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