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The Art of the BeeShaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies

The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies

Robert E. Page

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197504147
eISBN:
9780197504178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504147.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The impact of bees on the world is immeasurable. Bees are responsible for the evolution of the vast array of brightly colored flowers and for engineering the niches of multitudes of plants, animals, ... More

Grassroots StewardshipSustainability Within Reach

Grassroots Stewardship: Sustainability Within Reach

F Stuart Chapin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190081195
eISBN:
9780190081225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190081195.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The book presents a novel strategy for addressing the major environmental and social problems of our time. It emphasizes transformative actions by individual citizens, both ordinary and ... More

DNA DemystifiedUnravelling the Double Helix

DNA Demystified: Unravelling the Double Helix

Alan McHughen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190092962
eISBN:
9780190092993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092962.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

DNA, once the exclusive domain of scientists in research labs, is now the darling of popular and social media. With personal genetic testing kits in homes and genetically modified organism (GMO) ... More

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology

Kelly C. Smith and Carlos Mariscal (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915650
eISBN:
9780197506066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915650.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This book focuses on the emerging scientific discipline of astrobiology, exploring the humanistic issues of this multidisciplinary field. To be sure, there are myriad scientific questions that ... More

Theoretical Ecologyconcepts and applications

Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Kevin S. McCann and Gabriel Gellner (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book continues the authoritative and established edited series of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical ... More

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Urban Evolutionary Biology

Marta Szulkin, Jason Munshi-South, and Anne Charmantier (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836841
eISBN:
9780191873843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836841.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Cities occupy about 3 per cent of the Earth’s habitable land area and are home to one out of two humans worldwide; both estimates are predicted to grow. Urban space is thus becoming an important, ... More

Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Bernhard Zipfel, Brian G. Richmond, and Carol V. Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The excavations at Sterkfontein Cave, Gauteng Province, South Africa, have yielded one of the largest collections of postcranial fossils of any hominin site. These fossils remain relatively ... More

Perturbation, Behavioural Feedbacks, and Population Dynamics in Social AnimalsWhen to leave and where to go

Perturbation, Behavioural Feedbacks, and Population Dynamics in Social Animals: When to leave and where to go

Daniel Oro

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198849834
eISBN:
9780191884368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849834.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

In social animals, perturbations may trigger specific behavioural responses with consequences for dispersal and complex population dynamics. Perturbations raise the need for information gathering in ... More

Marine Disease Ecology

Marine Disease Ecology

Donald C. Behringer, Brian R. Silliman, and Kevin D. Lafferty (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198821632
eISBN:
9780191860942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821632.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Whether through loss of habitat or cascading community effects, diseases can shape the very nature of the marine environment. Despite their significant impacts, studies of marine diseases have tended ... More

Integrating Evolutionary Biology into Medical Educationfor maternal and child healthcare students, clinicians, and scientists

Integrating Evolutionary Biology into Medical Education: for maternal and child healthcare students, clinicians, and scientists

Jay Schulkin and Michael Power (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814153
eISBN:
9780191851803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814153.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Clinicians and scientists are increasingly recognising the importance of an evolutionary perspective in studying the aetiology, prevention, and treatment of human disease; the growing prominence of ... More

Brains Through TimeA Natural History of Vertebrates

Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195125689
eISBN:
9780190081461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125689.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Much is conserved in vertebrate evolution, but significant changes in the nervous system occurred at the origin of vertebrates and in most of the major vertebrate lineages. This book examines these ... More

The Biology of Agroecosystems

The Biology of Agroecosystems

Nicola Randall and Barbara Smith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198737520
eISBN:
9780191800948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737520.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Biology of Agroecosystems provides an introduction to the biological and ecological attributes of ecosystems and the biological impacts of agriculture on the wider environment. Global human ... More

A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark Eldridge, Michele R. Dudash, Charles B. Fenster, Robert C. Lacy, and Paul Sunnucks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198783411
eISBN:
9780191826337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783411.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. As the size of wild animal and plant populations decreases and ... More

Sensory Transduction

Sensory Transduction

Gordon L. Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835028
eISBN:
9780191872846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835028.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Sensory Transduction provides a thorough and easily accessible introduction to the mechanisms that each of the different kinds of sensory receptor cell uses to convert a sensory stimulus into an ... More

Population Dynamics for Conservation

Population Dynamics for Conservation

Louis W. Botsford, J. Wilson White, and Alan Hastings

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198758365
eISBN:
9780191818301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758365.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book is a quantitative exposition of our current understanding of the dynamics of plant and animal populations, with the goal that readers will be able to understand, and participate in the ... More

Respiratory Biology of Animalsevolutionary and functional morphology

Respiratory Biology of Animals: evolutionary and functional morphology

Steven F. Perry, Markus Lambertz, and Anke Schmitz

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780199238460
eISBN:
9780191864056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199238460.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Developmental Biology

The aim of this book is to shed light on one of the most fundamental processes of life in the various lineages of animals: respiration. It provides a certain background on the physiological side of ... More

Sampling TheoryFor the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences

Sampling Theory: For the Ecological and Natural Resource Sciences

David Hankin, Michael S. Mohr, and Kenneth B. Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198815792
eISBN:
9780191853463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815792.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

We present a rigorous but understandable introduction to the field of sampling theory for ecologists and natural resource scientists. Sampling theory concerns itself with development of procedures ... More

Open Ecosystemsecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

Open Ecosystems: ecology and evolution beyond the forest edge

William J. Bond

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198812456
eISBN:
9780191850318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812456.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book explores the geography, ecology, and antiquity of ‘open ecosystems’, which include grasslands, savannas, and shrublands. They occur in climates that can support closed forest ecosystems and ... More

Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Effects of Climate Change on Birds

Peter O. Dunn and Anders Pape Møller (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198824268
eISBN:
9780191862809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824268.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Climate change issues are attracting rapidly increasing interest from a wide range of biologists due to their unprecedented effects on global biodiversity, although there remains a lack of general ... More

An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science

Michael Hochberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198804789
eISBN:
9780191843051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Scientists must communicate their work through clear writing and publish it where it will be read. To succeed, you need method, but also need to understand the worlds of journals, publishers and ... More

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