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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

Serengeti IVSustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Kristine L. Metzger, Simon A. R. Mduma, and John M. Fryxell (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For many, the vast savannas of the Serengeti and its incredible inhabitants, from the lions to the Maasai, conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of ... 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

The Social Lives of ForestsPast, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence

Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226322667
eISBN:
9780226024134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226024134.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Deforestation was one of the defining features of the late 20th century, but forest recovery is one of the surprising dynamics of the 21st. New research in ecology, geography, anthropology, ... More

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Warren D. Allmon and Margaret M. Yacobucci (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The nature and concept of "species" are central to paleontology, yet the resurgence of interest in species in evolutionary biology over the past few decades has had surprisingly little impact on how ... More

Stitching the West Back TogetherConservation of Working Landscapes

Stitching the West Back Together: Conservation of Working Landscapes

Susan Charnley, Thomas E. Sheridan, and Gary P. Nabhan (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226165684
eISBN:
9780226165851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165851.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Contradictory land management policies dating to the mid-19th century resulted in today’s patchwork of public, private, and tribal land ownership and land use in the American West. Such boundaries ... More

StormwaterA Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

William G. Wilson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

As a village grows into a city, its surfaces increasingly become covered by materials that prevent rain from soaking into the ground. Even small rainfalls on these impervious surfaces produce high ... More

Stratigraphic PaleobiologyUnderstanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide array of ... More

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