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The Biology of Deserts

The Biology of Deserts

David Ward

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary and applied focus. Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. Deserts are widespread ... More

Costa Rican Ecosystems

Costa Rican Ecosystems

Maarten Kappelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The first book to deal in an integrated manner the full range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems that occur in Costa Rica, Costa Rican Ecosystems provides an overview of Costa Rica’s ... More

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals

Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals

Philip C. Withers, Christine E. Cooper, Shane K. Maloney, Francisco Bozinovic, and Ariovaldo P. Cruz Neto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199642717
eISBN:
9780191830334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642717.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book describes the physiology of mammals in an ecological and environmental context. It first describes the basic bauplan and history of living mammals from an evolutionary viewpoint. General ... More

Floral Mimicry

Floral Mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Mimicry is a classic example of adaptation through natural selection. The traditional focus of mimicry research has been on defense in animals (protective mimicry), but there is now also a highly ... More

SnowbirdIntegrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Ellen D. "Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This edited volume applies concepts and approaches from integrative organismal biology and evolutionary biology to a songbird genus, Junco. Among the most common and abundant groups of songbirds in ... More

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