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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

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

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Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among published works, unpublished manuscripts, and international parasite catalogs.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

Plant and Animal Endemism in California

Plant and Animal Endemism in California

Susan Harrison

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275546
eISBN:
9780520954731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275546.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book modernizes our understanding of why California is so rich in unique biological diversity. It brings together, for the first time, what recent evolutionary studies have revealed about the ... More

Bone Histology of Fossil TetrapodsAdvancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Kevin Padian and Ellen-Therese Lamm (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273528
eISBN:
9780520955110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273528.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

The microscopic examination of fossilized bone tissue is a sophisticated and increasingly important analytical tool for understanding the life history of ancient organisms. This book provides an ... More

Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History

Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

John G. T. Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the ... 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

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

During the past decade, the study of birds in urban systems has come to the forefront of ornithology. As a result, urban bird research is widespread and covers numerous topics, from population ... 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

Environmental FlowsSaving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

Angela H. Arthington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273696
eISBN:
9780520953451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273696.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millenniumis a singular source of information on the subject of environmental flows-the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows and regimes ... More

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