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Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition


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...

Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations

Malcolm S. Gordon, Reinhard Blickhan, John O. Dabiri, John J. Videler
May 22, 2017

Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations is a professional-level, state of the art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial...

Targeted Gene Capture for Phylogenetic Systematics and Population Genetics

Chenhong Li, Gavin J. P. Naylor
May 15, 2017

The authors propose a book that reviews Next Generation Sequencing procedures, especially software protocols they created devoted to capturing targeted gene sequences. Such sequences are used by phylogenetists and population geneticists. The book will provide background and recommendations that...

Stochastic Communities: A Mathematical Theory of Biodiversity

A. K. Dewdney
May 05, 2017

Stochastic Communities presents a theory of biodiversity by analyzing the distribution of abundances among species in the context of a community. The basis of this theory is a distribution called the "J distribution." This distribution is a pure hyperbola and mathematically implied by the "...

Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution

Juan J. Morrone
April 13, 2017

Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution presents the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the Neotropical region derived from evolutionary biogeographic studies. The book provides a biogeographic regionalization based on distributional patterns of plant and animal taxa,...

Architecture Follows Nature-Biomimetic Principles for Innovative Design

Ilaria Mazzoleni
March 29, 2017

Applying Properties of Animals Skins to Inspire Architectural EnvelopesBiology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the...

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...

Palaeogeography and Palaeobiogeography: Biodiversity in Space and Time

Paul Upchurch, Alistair J. McGowan, Claire S.C. Slater
October 12, 2016

Biogeography represents one of the most complex and challenging aspects of macroevolutionary research, requiring input from both the earth and life sciences. Palaeogeographic reconstruction is frequently carried out by researchers with backgrounds in geology and palaeontology, who are less likely...