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Coevolution of Life on HostsIntegrating Ecology and History

Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226302133
eISBN:
9780226302300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book provides an introduction to coevolution in both microevolutionary (ecological) and macroevolutionary (historical) time. It emphasizes the integration of cophylogenetic, comparative, and ... More

Cognitive Ecology II

Cognitive Ecology II

Reuven Dukas and John M. Ratcliffe (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226169354
eISBN:
9780226169378
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169378.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This book is an attempt to describe cognitive ecology, which focuses on the ecology and evolution of “cognition,” defined as the neuronal processes concerned with the acquisition, retention, and use ... More

Constructed ClimatesA Primer on Urban Environments

Constructed Climates: A Primer on Urban Environments

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226901459
eISBN:
9780226901473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226901473.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

As our world becomes increasingly urbanized, an understanding of the context, mechanisms, and consequences of city and suburban environments becomes more critical. Without a sense of what open spaces ... 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

Darwin's OrchidsThen and Now

Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now

Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226044910
eISBN:
9780226173641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173641.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A quorum of scientists, conducting field and laboratory research on orchid pollination in eleven countries, offer reviews and results to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On The Various Contrivances ... More

Displaying Death and Animating LifeHuman-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Displaying Death and Animating Life: Human-Animal Relations in Art, Science, and Everyday Life

Jane C. Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226144054
eISBN:
9780226375519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In this book, author Jane C. Desmond offers a performative analysis of the social phenomena that construct human-animal relations. Using an interdisciplinary approach, Desmond explores the shared ... More

Diving Seals and Meditating YogisStrategic Metabolic Retreats

Diving Seals and Meditating Yogis: Strategic Metabolic Retreats

Robert Elsner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226246710
eISBN:
9780226247045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247045.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The comparative physiology of seemingly disparate organisms often serves as a surprising pathway to biological enlightenment. This book sheds new light on the remarkable physiology of diving seals ... More

Ecological NichesLinking Classical and Contemporary Approaches

Ecological Niches: Linking Classical and Contemporary Approaches

Jonathan M. Chase and Mathew A. Leibold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101798
eISBN:
9780226101811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101811.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Why do species live where they live? What determines the abundance and diversity of species in a given area? What role do species play in the functioning of entire ecosystems? All of these questions ... More

The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

The Ecology and Evolution of Ant-Plant Interactions

Victor Rico-Gray and Paulo S. Oliveira

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226713472
eISBN:
9780226713540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226713540.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Ants are probably the most dominant insect group on Earth, representing 10–15 percent of animal biomass in terrestrial ecosystems. Flowering plants, meanwhile, owe their evolutionary success to an ... More

The Energy of Nature

The Energy of Nature

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Energy is crucial for events of every kind, in this world or any other. Without energy, nothing would ever happen. Nothing would move and there would be no life. The sun wouldn't shine, winds ... More

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