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American BisonA Natural History

American Bison: A Natural History

Dale Lott

Jan van Wagtendonk and Kevin Shaffer (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This book combines the latest scientific information and one man's personal experience in an homage to one of the most magnificent animals to have roamed America's vast, vanished grasslands. The book ... More

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

Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Yohannes Haile-Selassie (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid ... More

Beyond CladisticsThe Branching of a Paradigm

Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Sandra Knapp (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cladistics, or phylogenetic systematics — an approach to discovering, unraveling, and testing hypotheses of evolutionary history — took hold during a turbulent and acrimonious time in the history of ... More

Big EcologyThe Emergence of Ecosystem Science

Big Ecology: The Emergence of Ecosystem Science

David Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264755
eISBN:
9780520945739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264755.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the ecosystem—a local ... More

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa RicaLearning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica: Learning the Lessons in a Seasonal Dry Forest

Gordon Frankie (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223097
eISBN:
9780520937772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223097.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's better-known rain ... More

Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle PleistoceneThe Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Anthony Barnosky (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book chronicles the discovery and analysis of animal fossils found in one of the most important paleontological sites in the world: Porcupine Cave, located at an elevation of 9,500 feet in the ... More

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The largest seaweed, giant kelp (Macrocystis) is the fastest growing and most prolific of all plants found on earth. Growing from the seafloor and extending along the ocean surface in lush canopies, ... More

Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

L. Barry Albright

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098367
eISBN:
9780520915985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098367.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book describes forty-two fossil taxa recovered during a study of the San Timoteo Badlands that used magnetobiostratigraphy to develop a temporal framework for addressing the tectonic evolution ... More

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