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Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition

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Scott Orland Rogers
May 24, 2016

Evolutionary biology has increasingly relied upon tools developed in molecular biology that allow for the structure and function of macromolecules to be used as data for exploring the patterns and processes of evolutionary change. Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition is a textbook intended...

Handbook of Australasian Biogeography

Malte C. Ebach
January 06, 2017

The Handbook of Australasian Biogeography is the most comprehensive overview of the biogeography of Australasian plants, fungi and animal taxa in a single volume. This volume is unique in its coverage of marine, freshwater, terrestrial, and subterranean taxa. It is an essential publication for...

California's Amazing Geology

Donald R. Prothero
December 02, 2016

California has some of the most distinctive and unique geology in the United States. It is the only state with all three types of plate boundaries, an extraordinary history of earthquakes and volcanoes, and it has many rocks and minerals found nowhere else. The Golden State includes both the...

Phylogenomic Data Acquisition: Principles and Practice

W. Bryan Jennings
November 23, 2016

Phylogenomics is a rapidly growing field of study concerned with using genome-wide data—usually in the form of DNA sequence loci—to infer the evolution of genes, genomes, and the Tree of Life. Accordingly, this discipline connects many areas in biology including molecular and genomic evolution,...

Assumptions Inhibiting Progress in Comparative Biology

Brian I. Crother, Lynne R. Parenti
November 11, 2016

This book is a thought-provoking assessment of assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology. The volume is inspired by a list generated years earlier by Donn Rosen, one of the most influential, innovative and productive comparative biologists of the latter 20th century. His list has...

Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management

Henry M. Streby, David E. Andersen, David Buehler
October 21, 2016

Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are migratory songbirds that breed in temperate North America, primarily in the Great Lakes region with remnant populations throughout the Appalachian Mountains, and winter in Central and northern South America. Their breeding range has contracted...

Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications

Joshua Mitteldorf
October 20, 2016

Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been...

Ants of Florida: Identification and Natural History

Mark Deyrup
September 30, 2016

Ants are familiar to every naturalist, ecologist, entomologist, and pest control operator. The identification of the 233 species of Florida ants is technically difficult, and information on Florida ants is dispersed among hundreds of technical journal articles. This book uses detailed and beautiful...

Principles of Evolution: Systems, Species, and the History of Life

Jonathan Bard
September 23, 2016

Principles of Evolution covers all aspects of the subject. Following an introductory section that provides necessary background, it has chapters on the evidence for evolution that cover the fossil record, DNA-sequence homologies, and protein homologies (evo-devo). It also includes a full history of...

Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand

Michael Heads
September 13, 2016

Biogeography and Evolution in New Zealand provides the first in-depth treatment of the biogeography of New Zealand, a region that has been a place of long-enduring interest to ecologists, evolutionary scientists, geographers, geologists, and scientists in related disciplines. It serves as a key...

Trophic Ecology

James E. Garvey, Matt Whiles
September 01, 2016

This book is a bridge between ecological paradigms – organismal/community approaches to food web dynamics and ecosystem-level approaches to production. The unification of organismal, community, and ecosystem approaches in ecology is emerging due to the growing availability of new techniques for...

Biology of Damselfishes

Bruno Frédérich, Eric Parmentier
July 15, 2016

Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are highly conspicuous, diurnal inhabitants of mainly reef areas, capturing the attention of many scientists. Their high diversity and the many interesting characteristics dealing with their way of life (sound production, breeding biology, sex change, farming and...

Edible Insects of the World

Jun Mitsuhashi
July 13, 2016

The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader’s convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location...

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