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Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Yuri Leite

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098497
eISBN:
9780520916074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098497.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This study focuses on the Atlantic Forest tree rats of the genus Phyllomys (Rodentia: Echimyidae), one of the most poorly understood mammal genera inhabiting the coastal rain forests Brazil, the most ... More

Evolution's WedgeCompetition and the Origins of Diversity

Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Among evolutionary biology's most persistent challenges is the challenge to explain why there are so many different species and why they tend to differ in ecologically relevant traits. This book, ... More

The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

The Evolutionary History and a Systematic Revision of Woodrats of the Neotoma lepida Group

James Patton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098664
eISBN:
9780520942592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098664.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book details the evolutionary history of the desert woodrat complex (lepida group, genus Neotoma) of western North America. The analyses include standard multivariate morphometrics of museum ... More

Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Experimental Approaches to Conservation Biology

Malcolm Gordon (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240247
eISBN:
9780520930636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240247.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

We are living in the early stages of a looming worldwide extinction crisis. Abundant evidence shows that the current rate of species extinctions is nearing its highest level since the asteroid ... More

Experimental EvolutionConcepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Experimental Evolution: Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments

Theodore (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247666
eISBN:
9780520944473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247666.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary ... More

Fire in California's Ecosystems

Fire in California's Ecosystems

Neil Sugihara (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246058
eISBN:
9780520932272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246058.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fires are both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. This book synthesizes knowledge of the ... More

For the Rock RecordGeologists on Intelligent Design

For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design

Jill Schneiderman (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257580
eISBN:
9780520943711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257580.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

According to the idea of intelligent design, nature's complexity is the result of deliberate planning by a supernatural creative force. To date, most scientific arguments against this form of ... More

Freshwater Mussel EcologyA Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

David Strayer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255265
eISBN:
9780520942523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255265.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) live in lakes, rivers, and streams around the world. These bivalves play important roles in freshwater ecosystems and were once both culturally and economically valuable ... More

Giant PandasBiology and Conservation

Giant Pandas: Biology and Conservation

Donald Lindburg (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238671
eISBN:
9780520930162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238671.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The much-loved giant panda, a secretive denizen of the dense bamboo forests of western China, has become an icon worldwide of progress in conservation and research. This book, written by an ... More

GrassIn Search of Human Habitat

Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Joe Truett

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. The book traces the evolutionary, ... More

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