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Adapting to a Changing EnvironmentConfronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change

Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199754489
eISBN:
9780199918843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754489.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Societies must choose how they wish to deal with climate change. Not doing anything or pursuing ‘business as usual’ is likely to lead down a path that will have devastating consequences for many ... More

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Erik Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book aims to present different voices and perspectives on the adaptive landscape, its past, present, and future position in evolutionary biology. Chapters have been written by scientists in ... More

Aging of the GenomeThe dual role of DNA in life and death

Aging of the Genome: The dual role of DNA in life and death

Jan Vijg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569237
eISBN:
9780191728242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569237.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Aging has long since been ascribed to the gradual accumulation of DNA mutations in the genome of somatic cells. However, it is only recently that the necessary sophisticated technology has been ... More

Alaska's Changing ArcticEcological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

John E. Hobbie and George W. Kling (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199860401
eISBN:
9780190267889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199860401.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book synthesizes the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based in Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been active since the mid-1970s. The book presents research concerning the ... More

Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Allee Effects in Ecology and Conservation

Franck Courchamp, Ludek Berec, and Joanna Gascoigne

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198570301
eISBN:
9780191717642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570301.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Allee effects are broadly defined as a decline in individual fitness at low population size or density, that can result in critical population thresholds below which populations crash to extinction. ... More

Among the CreationistsDispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Jason Rosenhouse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Why do so many Americans reject the modern theory of evolution? Seeking answers, the author became a regular attendee at creationist conferences and other gatherings. After ten years of attending ... More

The Anatomy of PalmsArecaceae - Palmae

The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Palms are an economically important group of plants and support major agronomic and horticultural industries, quite apart from their regional use in the cultures of many tropical countries as sources ... More

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

William Louis Stern

Mary Gregory and David F. Cutler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

For many years orchids have been among the most popular of ornamental plants, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers. ... More

Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

David A Liberles (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Ancestral sequence reconstruction is a technique of growing importance in molecular evolutionary biology and comparative genomics. As a powerful tool for testing evolutionary and ecological ... More

Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture

Mike Hansell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507529
eISBN:
9780191709838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507529.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Construction behaviour occurs across the entire spectrum of the animal kingdom and affects the survival of both builders and other organisms associated with them. This book provides a comprehensive ... More

Animal AthletesAn Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This work examines the wonders of animal athletics, both from an ecological perspective and from an evolutionary perspective. Animals are remarkable for their amazing abilities to perform tasks such ... More

Animal EvolutionGenomes, Fossils, and Trees

Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Maximilian J. Telford and D.T.J. Littlewood (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Animal life, now and over the past half billion years, is incredibly diverse. Describing and understanding the evolution of this diversity of body plans — from vertebrates such as humans and fish to ... More

Animal EvolutionInterrelationships of the Living Phyla

Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Claus Nielsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of evolution in the animal kingdom. It reviews the classical, morphological information from structure and embryology, as well as the new data gained from ... More

Animal Eyes

Animal Eyes

Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199581139
eISBN:
9780191774652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581139.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book provides a comparative account of all the types of eye in the animal kingdom. It gives an outline of the structure and function of each kind of eye, with an emphasis on the nature of the ... More

Animal Locomotion

Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More

Animal MigrationA Synthesis

Animal Migration: A Synthesis

E.J. Milner-Gulland, John M. Fryxell, and Anthony R.E. Sinclair (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568994
eISBN:
9780191774676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568994.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book takes a comparative, integrated view of migration, linking evolution with ecology and management, theory with empirical research, and embracing all the major migratory taxa (including ... More

Animal Movement Across Scales

Animal Movement Across Scales

Lars-Anders Hansson and Susanne Åkesson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199677184
eISBN:
9780191785696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677184.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book takes a broad approach to animal movement across both temporal and spatial scales. Movement and migration on land, in the air, and in water are pervading features of animal life—from the ... More

Animal Osmoregulation

Animal Osmoregulation

Timothy J. Bradley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198569961
eISBN:
9780191728273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569961.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Water is fundamental to life and to the maintenance of an appropriate environment for physiological functions at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level. Water balance is also the principal ... More

Animal Social Networks

Animal Social Networks

Jens Krause, Richard James, Daniel W. Franks, and Darren P. Croft (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The scientific study of networks — computer, social, and biological — has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of ... More

Ant Ecology

Ant Ecology

Lori Lach, Catherine Parr, and Kirsti Abbott (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199544639
eISBN:
9780191720192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544639.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

From scorching, barren deserts to humid tropical forests, from deep in the soil, to high in the tree canopies, ants are everywhere! Comprising a substantial part of living biomass on earth, ants are ... More

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