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Amphibian DeclinesThe Conservation Status of United States Species

Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Michael Lannoo (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book documents a major environmental crisis: rapidly declining amphibian populations and the developmental problems that are increasingly prevalent within many amphibian species. Horror stories ... More

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224179
eISBN:
9780520925205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224179.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true ... More

Birds of the Salton SeaStatus, Biogeography, and Ecology

Birds of the Salton Sea: Status, Biogeography, and Ecology

Michael Patten

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235939
eISBN:
9780520929449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235939.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The Salton Sea, California's largest inland lake, supports a spectacular bird population that is among the most concentrated and most diverse in the world. Sadly, this crucial stopover along the ... More

A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

Marisa Tellez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520098893
eISBN:
9780520957367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098893.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among published works, unpublished manuscripts, and international parasite catalogs. It is possible that parasites of ... More

Common Spiders of North America

Common Spiders of North America

Richard A. Bradley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274884
eISBN:
9780520954502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274884.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Spiders are fascinating animals that exhibit remarkably varied and complex behavior. Contrary to popular belief, they are mostly harmless, and many are beneficial to humans. Spiders occur in all ... More

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

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

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

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea OttersIntegrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific

Todd Braje (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267268
eISBN:
9780520948976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267268.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans from Alaska to southern California relied on aquatic animals such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters for food and raw materials. Archaeological research ... More

IguanasBiology and Conservation

Iguanas: Biology and Conservation

Allison Alberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238541
eISBN:
9780520930117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238541.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book offers an account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of the highly visible and increasingly endangered Iguana, much loved by professional ... More

International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

F. R.Hauer and Anthony Welch (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The purpose of this book is to encourage and facilitate focused research, and provide a forum for scholarly exchange about the status of Mayfly and Stonefly science. Professor John Brittain, whose ... More

Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Wade Sherbrooke

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228252
eISBN:
9780520926752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228252.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these reptiles in mythology, culture, and art. It covers ... 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

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

Moths of Western North America

Moths of Western North America

Jerry Powell

Philip Myers (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Insects boast incredible diversity, and this book treats an important component of the western insect biota that has not been summarized before: moths and their plant relationships. There are about ... More

Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Yu-Feng Hsu

Ronald Carter and William Hayes (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098473
eISBN:
9780520916067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Heliodinids are tiny, brightly colored dayflying moths. This book proposes phylogenetic relationships among genera of Heliodinidae using parsimony and character compatibility, and describes and ... More

Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Winston Ponder (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book brings together thirty-six experts on the evolution of the Mollusca to provide an up-to-date review of its evolutionary history. The Mollusca are the second largest animal phylum and boast ... More

The Quintessential NaturalistHonoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Douglas Kelt and Deborah Kaspin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Oliver P. Pearson's studies on mammalian biology remain standard reading for ecologists, physiologists, taxonomists, and biogeographers. Reflecting this, the papers gathered here continue to expand ... More

Sensory Evolution on the ThresholdAdaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

J. G. M. Thewissen (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

From crocodiles and penguins to seals and whales, this synthesis explores the function and evolution of sensory systems in animals whose ancestors lived on land. Together, the chapters explore the ... More

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