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The Ark and BeyondThe Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

The Ark and Beyond: The Evolution of Zoo and Aquarium Conservation

Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, and James P. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226538327
eISBN:
9780226538631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226538631.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Today, many zoos promote the preservation of biodiversity as a significant part of their mission. As “arks” for endangered species and, increasingly, as leaders in field conservation projects such as ... More

Bombs AwayMilitarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

Bombs Away: Militarization, Conservation, and Ecological Restoration

David G. Havlick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226547541
eISBN:
9780226547688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226547688.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent decades, hundreds of millions of acres of militarized landscapes around the world have transitioned to new purposes of wildlife conservation. These land use changes offer valuable ... More

HierarchyPerspectives for Ecological Complexity

Hierarchy: Perspectives for Ecological Complexity

T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226489544
eISBN:
9780226489711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226489711.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Complexity is all around us now to the point where practitioners across many fields must engage with it. But complexity comes with uncertainty, ambiguity and contradiction that makes it arcane on ... More

Land BridgesAncient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Alan Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The New World has been connected to and separated from distant lands by five land bridges that during the late Cretaceous and Cenozoic periodically served as barriers and pathways for migration: the ... More

Visions of Cell BiologyReflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Visions of Cell Biology: Reflections Inspired by Cowdry's "General Cytology"

Karl S. Matlin, Jane Maienschein, and Manfred D. Laubichler (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226520483
eISBN:
9780226520650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226520650.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Although cell biology is often considered to have arisen following World War II in tandem with certain technological developments—in particular, the electron microscope and cell fractionation—its ... More

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