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Adaptation and the Brain

Adaptation and the Brain

Susan D. Healy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199546756
eISBN:
9780191886157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199546756.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Neurobiology

The rationale for this work is to make some sort of sense of the seeming myriad of adaptive explanations for why vertebrate brains vary in size. The role that natural selection has played in brain ... More

Dead ZonesThe Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean

Dead Zones: The Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean

David L. Kirchman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197520376
eISBN:
9780197520406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520376.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This book explores the many rivers, lakes, and oceans that are losing oxygen. Aquatic habitats with little dissolved oxygen are called dead zones because nothing can live there except some microbes. ... More

Insights from Data with RAn Introduction for the Life and Environmental Sciences

Insights from Data with R: An Introduction for the Life and Environmental Sciences

Owen L. Petchey, Andrew P. Beckerman, Natalie Cooper, and Dylan Z. Childs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198849810
eISBN:
9780191884351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849810.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Knowledge of how to get useful information from data is essential in the life and environmental sciences. This book provides learners with knowledge, experience, and confidence about how to ... More

Population Genetics with RAn Introduction for Life Scientists

Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists

Áki Jarl Láruson and Floyd Allan Reed

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198829539
eISBN:
9780191868092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829539.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Population genetics is an inherently quantitative discipline. Because the focus of population genetics studies is usually on abstract concepts like the frequencies of genetic variants over time, it ... More

Ecology of Coastal Marine SedimentsForm, Function, and Change in the Anthropocene

Ecology of Coastal Marine Sediments: Form, Function, and Change in the Anthropocene

Simon Thrush, Judi Hewitt, Conrad Pilditch, and Alf Norkko

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198804765
eISBN:
9780191843044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804765.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Ecology

Marine sediments dominate the seafloor, creating one of the largest ecosystems on earth. Marine sediments contain some of the steepest known natural chemical gradients and are extraordinarily ... More

The Science of Animal WelfareUnderstanding What Animals Want

The Science of Animal Welfare: Understanding What Animals Want

Marian Stamp Dawkins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198848981
eISBN:
9780191883682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848981.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Bioethics

This book is intended as a guide for anyone who is interested in animals and how their welfare can be assessed scientifically. It addresses the question of why, despite growing public interest in how ... More

Habitat Ecology and Analysis

Habitat Ecology and Analysis

Joseph A. Veech

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198829287
eISBN:
9780191868078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829287.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Habitat is crucial to the survival and reproduction of individual organisms as well as persistence of populations. As such, species-habitat relationships have long been studied, particularly in the ... More

Epidemiology with R

Epidemiology with R

Bendix Carstensen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198841326
eISBN:
9780191876936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841326.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This book is a practical guide designed for students and researchers with an existing knowledge of R who wish to learn how to apply it in an epidemiological context and exploit its versatility. It ... More

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases

John M. Drake, Michael Bonsall, and Michael Strand (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198853244
eISBN:
9780191887710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853244.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Ecology

Population Biology of Vector-Borne Diseases is the first comprehensive survey of this rapidly developing field. The chapter topics provide an up-to-date presentation of classical concepts, reviews of ... More

America's Scientific TreasuresA Travel Companion

America's Scientific Treasures: A Travel Companion

Stephen M. Cohen and Brenda H. Cohen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197545508
eISBN:
9780197545539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197545508.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

America’s Scientific Treasures is a comprehensive travel guide, designed for adults, that takes the reader to well-known and lesser-known sites of scientific and technological interest in the United ... More

Conservation PhysiologyApplications for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Conservation Physiology: Applications for Wildlife Conservation and Management

Christine L. Madliger, Craig E. Franklin, Oliver P. Love, and Steven J. Cooke (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198843610
eISBN:
9780191879401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843610.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Ecology

Conservation physiology is a rapidly expanding, multi-disciplinary field that uses physiological tools to characterize and solve conservation problems. This text provides a consolidated overview of ... More

Silent WitnessForensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Silent Witness: Forensic DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Humanitarian Disasters

Henry Erlich, Eric Stover, and Thomas J. White (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190909444
eISBN:
9780197539958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909444.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Forensic DNA evidence has helped convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of genocide, and reunite families torn apart by war and repressive regimes. Yet many of the ... More

Rivers and Sustainable DevelopmentAlternative Approaches and Their Implications

Rivers and Sustainable Development: Alternative Approaches and Their Implications

S. Nazrul Islam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190079024
eISBN:
9780190079055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079024.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book presents a new conceptualization of river-related policy issues, using concepts such as the Commercial and Cordon approaches to rivers and their opposite, the Ecological and Open ... More

AnacondaThe Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Anaconda: The Secret Life of the World's Largest Snake

Jesús A. Rivas

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199732876
eISBN:
9780197521007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199732876.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Written by Jesús Rivas, the undisputed expert on the biology of anacondas, this is the first authoritative book on the biology of the green anaconda, the world’s largest snake. Rivas describes his ... More

Essential Ornithology

Essential Ornithology

Graham Scott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198804741
eISBN:
9780191843037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804741.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied taxonomic groups. The book begins by considering the ... More

Game Theory in Biologyconcepts and frontiers

Game Theory in Biology: concepts and frontiers

John M. McNamara and Olof Leimar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815778
eISBN:
9780191853456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815778.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Game theory in biology seeks to predict social behaviour and other traits that influence how individuals interact. It does this by tentatively assuming that current traits are stable endpoints of ... More

Fisheries and AquacultureVolume 9

Fisheries and Aquaculture: Volume 9

Gustavo Lovrich and Martin Thiel (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190865627
eISBN:
9780197517406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865627.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

This volume examines fisheries and aquaculture. The chapters in this volume synthesize the current understanding of the diverse topics in fisheries and aquaculture. The first part of the book ... More

Reproductive BiologyThe Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 6

Reproductive Biology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 6

Rickey Cothran and Martin Thiel (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190688554
eISBN:
9780197538272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688554.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

This is the sixth volume of a ten-volume series on The Natural History of the Crustacea. The volume synthesizes in nineteen chapters our current understanding of diverse topics in crustacean ... More

Evolution and BiogeographyVolume 8

Evolution and Biogeography: Volume 8

Martin Thiel and Gary Poore (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190637842
eISBN:
9780197538265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190637842.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume examines Evolution and Biogeography of Crustacea, one of the dominant groups of animals, especially in aquatic environments. The first part of this volume is dedicated to the explanation ... More

Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean

Natural Capital and Exploitation of the Deep Ocean

Maria Baker, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, and Paul Tyler (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198841654
eISBN:
9780191877117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841654.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The deep ocean is, by far, the planet’s largest biome and holds a wealth of potential natural assets. Most of the ocean lies beyond national jurisdiction and hence is the responsibility of us all. ... More

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