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Maternal Effects in Mammals

Maternal Effects in Mammals

Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result ... More

Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed

Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226558264
eISBN:
9780226558288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558288.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Over the last several decades, mathematical models have become central to the study of social evolution, both in biology and the social sciences. But students in these disciplines often seriously ... More

Microbes from Hell

Microbes from Hell

Patrick Forterre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226265827
eISBN:
9780226265964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265964.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

The book “Microbes from Hell” is both an historical report of the discovery of hyperthermophiles and a personal recollection by the author of his own work on these microorganisms. The molecular ... More

Multiplicity in UnityPlant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals

Multiplicity in Unity: Plant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals

Carlos M. Herrera

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327938
eISBN:
9780226327952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327952.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The main purpose of this book is to present the message that when one looks at subindividual variability, a feature that was either unnoticed or taken as a nuisance turns into an opportunity for ... More

The Nature of Scientific EvidenceStatistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

The Nature of Scientific Evidence: Statistical, Philosophical, and Empirical Considerations

Mark L. Taper and Subhash R. Lele (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789552
eISBN:
9780226789583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

An exploration of the statistical foundations of scientific inference, this book asks what constitutes scientific evidence and whether scientific evidence can be quantified statistically. The ... More

The Ornaments of LifeCoevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

The Ornaments of Life: Coevolution and Conservation in the Tropics

Theodore H. Fleming and W. John Kress

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226253404
eISBN:
9780226023328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The average kilometer of tropical rainforest is teeming with life; it contains thousands of species of plants and animals. As this book reveals, many of the most colorful and eye-catching rainforest ... More

The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Paleontology has long had a troubled relationship with evolutionary biology. Suffering from a reputation as a second-tier science and conjuring images of fossil collectors and amateurs who dig up ... More

Patterns In NatureThe Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

Patterns In Nature: The Analysis of Species Co-Occurrences

James G. Sanderson and Stuart L. Pimm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226292724
eISBN:
9780226292861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292861.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the identification and interpretation of nature’s large-scale patterns of species co-occurrence and what we can deduce from them about how nature works. We present Diamond’s ... More

Plant Sensing and Communication

Plant Sensing and Communication

Richard Karban

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226264677
eISBN:
9780226264844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264844.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Research is showing that plants are in constant and lively discourse they communicate, signaling to remote organs within an individual, eavesdropping on neighboring individuals, and exchanging ... More

Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Population Fluctuations in Rodents

Charles J. Krebs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226010359
eISBN:
9780226010496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010496.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

How did rodent outbreaks in Germany help to end World War I? What caused the destructive outbreak of rodents in Oregon and California in the late 1950s, the large population outbreak of lemmings in ... More

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