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  1. Groupers of the World

    A Field and Market Guide

    By Matthew T. Craig, Yvonne J. Sadovy de Mitcheson, Phillip C. Heemstra

    Detailed but easy-to-use, this volume is a guide to the more than 160 recognized species of these mostly large, colorful tropical reef fishes, also known as rockcod. With outstanding color photographs, the book presents up-to-date biological, ecological, and population information for each species....

    Published February 8th 2012 by CRC Press

  2. Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution

    By Rui Diogo, Bernard A. Wood

    This book challenges the assumption that morphological data are inherently unsuitable for phylogeny reconstruction, argues that both molecular and morphological phylogenies should play a major role in systematics, and provides the most comprehensive review of the comparative anatomy, homologies and...

    Published January 11th 2012 by CRC Press

  3. Systematics and Evolution of Fungi

    Edited by J. K. Misra, J. P. Tewari, S. K. Deshmukh

    Examining the progress and shifts that have taken place towards understanding fungi, this volume examines most of the major groups, including Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Topics include advances in morphological and molecular taxonomy of the highly toxigenic Fusarium...

    Published January 10th 2012 by CRC Press

  4. The Biology of Squat Lobsters

    Edited by Gary C.B. Poore, Shane T. Ahyong, Joanne Taylor

    Series: Crustacean Issues

    Squat lobsters of the superfamilies Chirostyloidea and Galatheoidea are highly visible crustaceans on seamounts, continental margins, shelf environments, hydrothermal vents and coral reefs. About 1000 species are known. They frequently feature in deep-sea images taken by submersibles and are caught...

    Published December 20th 2011 by CRC Press

  5. Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea

    Edited by Christoph Held, Stefan Koenemann, Christoph D. Schubart

    Series: Crustacean Issues

    Recently, technological progress and the rise of DNA barcoding efforts have led to a significant increase in the availability of molecular datasets on intraspecific variability. Carcinologists and other organismal biologists, who want to use molecular tools to investigate patterns on the scale of...

    Published December 13th 2011 by CRC Press

  6. Palaeogeography and Palaeobiogeography: Biodiversity in Space and Time

    Edited by Paul Upchurch, Alistair J. McGowan, Claire S.C. Slater

    Series: Systematics Association Special Volumes

    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...

    Published October 24th 2011 by CRC Press

  7. Biomimetics

    Nature-Based Innovation

    By Yoseph Bar-Cohen

    Series: Biomimetics Series

    Mimicking nature – from science fiction to engineering reality Humans have always looked to nature’s inventions as a source of inspiration. The observation of flying birds and insects leads to innovations in aeronautics. Collision avoidance sensors mimic the whiskers of rodents. Optimization...

    Published September 21st 2011 by CRC Press

  8. The Biology of Gobies

    Edited by Robert Patzner, James L. Van Tassell, Marcelo Kovacic, B. G. Kapoor

    Among all vertebrates, gobies are second in diversity only to the teleost family Cyprinidae. The Gobiidae consists of more than 200 genera and nearly 2,000 species and make up the largest family of marine fishes. Gobies account for as much as 50% of the energy flow in coral reef communities. Their...

    Published September 2nd 2011 by CRC Press

  9. Integrated Molecular Evolution

    By Scott Orland Rogers

    Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, genomics, and other related topics are all critical to understanding evolutionary processes. All too frequently, however, they are treated separately in textbooks and courses, such that students fail to connect all of the concepts, principles, and nuances of the...

    Published July 27th 2011 by CRC Press

  10. The Avian Erythrocyte

    Its Phylogenetic Odyssey

    By Chester A. Glomski, Alessandra Pica

    The erythrocyte presents morphologic, cytochemical, and quantitative adaptations as it progresses through its evolutionary continuum. This text is a comprehensive exploration of the evolutionary relationship of the avian erythrocyte with the erythrocytes of the antecedent lower vertebrates—such as...

    Published July 13th 2011 by CRC Press