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The BeaverIts Life and Impact

The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Bees play a vital role as pollinators for many agricultural crops. This book discusses the interplay between bees, agriculture, and the environment. Although honey bees are well recognized as ... More

Behavioural Responses to a Changing WorldMechanisms and Consequences

Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Ulrika Candolin and Bob B.M. Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have ... More

The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World

The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World

Joel Berger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226043630
eISBN:
9780226043647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

At dawn on a brutally cold January morning, the author crouched in the icy grandeur of the Teton Range. It had been three years since wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone after a sixty-year ... 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

Beyond the Stony MountainsFollowing in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Beyond the Stony Mountains: Following in the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark

Daniel B. Botkin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162431
eISBN:
9780199790043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

America's great epic of exploration — the journey of Lewis and Clark — was also one of the most successful scientific expeditions in history. In notebooks filled with vivid and remarkably accurate ... 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 and Environmental ChangeUsing palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Biodiversity Conservation and Environmental Change: Using palaeoecology to manage dynamic landscapes in the Anthropocene

Lindsey Gillson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198713036
eISBN:
9780191781421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713036.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Faced with urgent issues of climate change, habitat loss, extinctions, pollution, and socioecological transformation, there is a need for a long-term perspective that guides ecosystem management, ... 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

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