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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

Rereading the Fossil RecordThe Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, ... More

Second GrowthThe Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Second Growth: The Promise of Tropical Forest Regeneration in an Age of Deforestation

Robin L. Chazdon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117911
eISBN:
9780226118109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226118109.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book brings tropical regenerating forests into clear focus, synthesizing information from hundreds of studies of forest regeneration following different types and intensities of disturbance ... More

Serengeti IIIHuman Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

A. R. E. Sinclair, Craig Packer, and Simon A. R. Mduma (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Serengeti National Park is one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, a natural laboratory for ecology, evolution, and conservation, with a history that dates back at least four million years to the ... More

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