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Specialization, Speciation, and RadiationThe Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects

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

Kelley Tilmon (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251328
eISBN:
9780520933828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The intimate associations between plants and the insects that eat them have helped define and shape both groups for millions of years. This book provides a treatment of the evolutionary biology of ... More

SpeciesA History of the Idea

Species: A History of the Idea

John Wilkins

Daniel Doak (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260856
eISBN:
9780520945074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260856.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The complex idea of “species” has evolved over time, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This work takes a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from ... More

Steward's ForkA Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

Steward's Fork: A Sustainable Future for the Klamath Mountains

James Agee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251250
eISBN:
9780520933798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251250.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores northwest California's magnificent Klamath Mountains—a region which boasts a remarkable biodiversity, a terrain so rugged that significant landscape features are still being ... More

Suisun MarshEcological History and Possible Futures

Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures

Peter B. Moyle, Amber D. Manfree, and Peggy L. Fiedler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520276086
eISBN:
9780520957329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276086.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Suisun Marsh is the largest tidal wetland in California and a major component of the San Francisco Estuary. It is a refuge for native plants and animals and is major area of “open space” in an ... More

Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Gavin Prideaux

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This work represents an exhaustive review of one of the most important late Cenozoic radiations of Australian marsupials: the short-faced, or sthenurine kangaroos. Sthenurines originated in the ... More

Systematics and Phylogeny of Sparganothina and Related Taxa (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Sparganothini)

Systematics and Phylogeny of Sparganothina and Related Taxa (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Sparganothini)

Bernard Landry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098404
eISBN:
9780520916005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This work provides a hypothesis of evolutionary relationships within the Neotropical genus Sparganothina, and between this genus and other lineages of Sparganothini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). ... More

A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

John Lattke

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098442
eISBN:
9780520916043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098442.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Ants belonging to the genus Gnamptogenys are important and diverse predators in the forests of the tropics of the Americas, Southeast Asia, and Australasia. The recent rapid accumulation of these ... More

Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Taxonomy and Distribution of the Calanoid Copepod Family Heterorhabdidae

Taisoo Park

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098428
eISBN:
9780520916029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098428.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

In this revision of the calanoid copepod family Heterorhabdidae, 7 genera and 59 species are recognized, and 25 species are described as new. Included are keys to the genera and descriptions and ... More

Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Michael Barbour (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This thoroughly revised, entirely rewritten edition of what is the essential reference on California's diverse and ever-changing vegetation now brings readers a state-of-the-art view of California's ... More

TupaiA Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Louise Emmons

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one time thought ... More

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