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  1. 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 12th 2011 by CRC Press

  2. 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 23rd 2011 by CRC Press

  3. 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 20th 2011 by CRC Press

  4. 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 1st 2011 by CRC Press

  5. 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 26th 2011 by CRC Press

  6. 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 12th 2011 by CRC Press

  7. Animal Behavior Desk Reference

    A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition

    By Edward M. Barrows

    "Words are our tools, and, as a minimum, we should use clean tools. We should know what we mean and what we do not, and we must forearm ourselves against the traps that language sets us." -- The Need for Precise Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8) It follows that, for effective and efficient...

    Published April 25th 2011 by CRC Press

  8. Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Snakes

    Edited by Robert D. Aldridge, David M. Sever

    Series: Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny

    Offering coverage of a wide range of topics on snake reproduction and phylogeny, this comprehensive book discusses everything from primordial germ migration in developing embryos to semelparity (death after reproduction) in the aspic viper. Beginning with a review of the history of snake...

    Published April 14th 2011 by CRC Press

  9. Key Transitions in Animal Evolution

    Edited by Rob Desalle, Bernd Schierwater

    Tackling one of the most difficult and delicate of the evolutionary questions, this challenging book summarizes the more recent results in phylogenetics and developmental biology that address the evolution of key innovations in metazoans. Divided into three sections, the first considers the...

    Published December 6th 2010 by CRC Press

  10. The Biology of Lungfishes

    Edited by Jorden Morup Jorgensen, Jean Joss

    The Biology of Lungfishes presents an up-to-date collection of reviews on some of the most important aspects of the life of lungfishes. The book draws on contributions from well-known experts with a long record of scientific work within their respective fields. The general natural history of the...

    Published November 28th 2010 by CRC Press