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Ricklefs, Robert E.

Works: 61 works in 363 publications in 10 languages and 8,806 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 958
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Most widely held works by Robert E Ricklefs
Ecology by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

106 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition maintains this book's signature evolutionary perspective, coverage of population genetics, and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field of ecology, but it has been completely rewritten for today's undergraduates - with extensive new pedagogy, fresh, and immediate examples, including more aquatic coverage
The theory of island biogeography revisited by Jonathan B Losos( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the book transformed the science of biogeography and ecology as a whole. In The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, some of today's most prominent biologists assess the continuing impact of MacArthur and Wilson's book four decades after its publication. Following an opening chapter in which Wilson reflects on island biogeography in the 1960s, fifteen chapters evaluate and demonstrate how the field has extended and confirmed--as well as challenged and modified--MacArthur and Wilson's original ideas. Providing a broad picture of the fundamental ways in which the science of island biogeography has been shaped by MacArthur and Wilson's landmark work, The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited also points the way toward exciting future research
The economy of nature : a textbook in basic ecology by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

109 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of The Economy of Nature has been thoroughly revised to improve clarity and update coverage of many new developments in the field. As in previous editions, Robert Ricklefs balances theory with experimental studies and empirical examples of ecological patterns in a style that has made his text a favorite among students and instructors. Treatment of the biome concept of ecology - new to this edition; new coverage of phenotypic plasticity, patch dynamics, and landscape ecology among other topics; new two-color art program enhances the graphical presentation of data and concepts; expanded comparison of terrestrial and aquatic biomes; lively narrative accounts of the natural history of organisms; math-friendly presentation of models of ecological processes; and study aids include chapter-opening outlines, numbered summaries, boldfaced key terms, and a new secondary heading structure
Aging : a natural history by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of aging is familiar to, and usually dreaded by, all of us. We all know what it feels like to grow older, but what exactly is aging, why does it happen, and can anything be done to slow or prevent it? An original treatment of human aging that draws on biomedical research and the natural history of animals and plants, Aging: A Natural History describes this biological phenomenon in fascinating detail, helping the reader to understand its complex processes. In the aging patterns of humans and many other species, biologists Robert E. Ricklefs and Caleb E. Finch find some answers to why aging must exist at all, and why it is so spectacularly different in different species
Species diversity in ecological communities : historical and geographical perspectives by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneering work, "Species Diversity in Ecological Communities" looks at biodiversity in its broadest geographical and historical contexts. For many decades, ecologists have studied only small areas over short time spans in the belief that diversity is regulated by local ecological interactions. However, to understand fully how communities come to have the diversity they do, and to properly address urgent conservation problems, scientists must consider global patterns of species richness and the historical events that shape both regional and local communities. The authors use new theoretical developments, analyses, and case studies to explore the large-scale mechanisms that generate and maintain diversity. Case studies of various regions and organisms consider how local and regional processes interact to determine patterns of species richness. The contributors emphasize the fact that ecological processes acting quickly on a local scale do not erase the effects of regional and historical events that occur more slowly and less frequently. This book compels scientists to rethink the foundations of community ecology and sets the stage for further research using comparative, experimental, geographical, and historical data. Published: July 2014
An analysis of nesting mortality in birds by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and population; problems and solutions by Ingrid Waldron( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avian growth and development : evolution within the altricial-precocial spectrum( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first re-appraisal in 50 years of concepts of development in birds. Although much has been written about life history evolution, few systems are as complex or rich in the potential for understanding evolutionary adaptation as the altricial-precocial spectrum of young birds. This book makes use of this rich potential and offers a unique integration of organismal biology, from comparative and functional approaches in phylogeny, morphology, and physiology, to endocrinology, behavioral science, ecology, immunology, and genetics. The comprehensive discussion provides a model system for studying life history evolution and developmental biology on the organism level."--Jacket
Écologie by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altern : Evolutionsbiologie und medizinische Forschung by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation of ecological processes by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity, prevalence, and host specificity of avian Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in a Western Amazon assemblage by Maria Svensson-Coelho( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We used PCR and DNA sequencing to screen for haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus and Plasmodium) in 2,488 individual birds from 104 species and 22 families, primarily understory suboscine passerines, captured in a lowland Amazonian forest in Ecuador as a first major step to understanding the transmission dynamics of this cosmopolitan group of parasites in this region. To assess diversity of avian haemosporidia in our study site, we identified putative evolutionary lineages of haemosporidia using the mtDNA gene cytochrome b (cyt b). We sampled birds over 9 years, which allowed us to assess annual variation in haemosporidian prevalence. Additionally, we investigated among-species variation in prevalence and tested relationships between traits of hosts and prevalence of haemosporidia in a comparative analysis. Finally, we estimated host specificity of each recovered parasite lineage and compared several indices with different details of host information. Prevalence of haemosporidia was 21.7% when we combined years and ranged from 5.6% to 91.2% among well-sampled host species. Prevalence varied significantly among years, ranging from 14.5% in 2006 to 33.2% in 2009. The hypothesis that haemosporidian prevalence increases with level of sexual dimorphism and decreases with foraging height of a host species received some support. We identified 65 unique cyt b haplotypes, some of which we considered variation within the same evolutionary lineage. In total, we defined 45 putative evolutionary lineages based on 363 identified parasites. Fourteen haplotypes were identical to haplotypes found elsewhere, sometimes on different continents. Host specificity varied greatly among parasite lineages. Collectively, our findings indicate that within a local Neotropical assemblage of avian haemosporidia, community organization is highly complex and part of this complexity can be attributed to differences in host life history; diversity, particularly of Plasmodium spp., is high; and individual parasite lineages can differ greatly in both abundance and number of host species
Report of the Advisory Panel on the California Condor : submitted to the National Audubon Society and the American Ornithologists' Union on May 28, 1978 by Advisory Panel on the California Condor( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ouder worden : over de biologie van veroudering by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'invecchiamento : una storia naturale by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anziani: aspetti fisiologici e medici
A economia da natureza (6a. ed.) by Robert E Ricklefs( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economy of nature : data analysis update by Robert E Ricklefs( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book], through step-by-step instructions you will discover the effects of stochastic environmental variation on birth, death, and population growth rates and their connections to extinction. Throughout the text, Date Analysis Modules show you how to use data from the literature to answer similar questions in ecology.-Back cover
Rōka( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nohwa ŭi kwahak saram ŭn wae nŭngnŭn'ga? by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A economia da natureza (7a. ed.) by Robert E Ricklefs( )

1 edition published in 2016 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The theory of island biogeography revisited
The theory of island biogeography revisitedThe economy of nature : a textbook in basic ecologyAging : a natural historySpecies diversity in ecological communities : historical and geographical perspectivesAvian growth and development : evolution within the altricial-precocial spectrum
Alternative Names
Ricklefs, Robert 1943-

Ricklefs, Robert Eric.

Riklefs, R.

Riklefs, R. 1943-

Robert E. Ricklefs US-amerikanischer Ornithologe und Ökologe

Robert Ricklefs Amerikaans ornitholoog

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