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Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Laws, Theories, and Patterns in Ecology

Walter Dodds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260405
eISBN:
9780520944541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260405.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Physics and chemistry are distinguished from biology by the way generalizations are codified into theories tested by observation and experimentation. Some theories have been sufficiently tested to ... More

Life's OriginThe Beginnings of Biological Evolution

Life's Origin: The Beginnings of Biological Evolution

J.William Schopf (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233904
eISBN:
9780520928701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233904.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Always a controversial and compelling topic, the origin of life on Earth was considered taboo as an area of inquiry for science as recently as the 1950s. Since then, however, scientists working in ... More

Living with FireFire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Living with Fire: Fire Ecology and Policy for the Twenty-first Century

Sara Jensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255890
eISBN:
9780520942516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255890.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in ... More

LizardsWindows to the Evolution of Diversity

Lizards: Windows to the Evolution of Diversity

Eric Pianka

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234017
eISBN:
9780520939912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234017.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From tiny to gigantic, from drab to remarkably beautiful, from harmless to venomous, lizards are spectacular products of natural selection. This book provides a comprehensive reference on lizards ... More

Lizards in an Evolutionary TreeEcology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Jonathan Losos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Adaptive radiation—which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment—is possibly the single most important source of ... More

Malformed FrogsThe Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Malformed Frogs: The Collapse of Aquatic Ecosystems

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255883
eISBN:
9780520942530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages ... More

Mammalian DiversificationFrom Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Mammalian Diversification: From Chromosomes to Phylogeography

Eileen Lacey (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098534
eISBN:
9780520916098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098534.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book combines a series of research papers with more informal recollections of James L. Patton, who served as Curator of Mammals in the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and as Professor of ... More

Mercury in the EnvironmentPattern and Process

Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Michael Bank (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Mercury pollution and contamination are widespread, well documented, and continue to pose a public health concern in both developed and developing countries. In response to a growing need for ... More

Mirror LakeInteractions among Air, Land, and Water

Mirror Lake: Interactions among Air, Land, and Water

Thomas Winter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261198
eISBN:
9780520944497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261198.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Lakes change constantly in response to their surrounding landscape, and their airshed. Mirror Lake, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, has been carefully researched since the 1960s. ... More

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Michael Heads

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Molecular studies have revealed highly ordered geographic patterns in plant and animal groups, and this book discusses examples from the tropics. During evolution, phases of community immobilism that ... More

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