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Anolis lizards of the Caribbean : ecology, evolution, and plate tectonics

Author: Joan Roughgarden
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of this treatise uses the Anolis lizard to demonstrate the concept of ecology models - how ecological context supplies the natural selection that drives evolution and how evolutionary  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Roughgarden
ISBN: 0195067312 9780195067316 0195096053 9780195096057 0195097556 9780195097559
OCLC Number: 30810894
Description: xi, 200 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm + 1 computer disc (3 1/2 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disk: IBM-compatible PC with 386 microprocessor or better; MS-DOS 3.3 or higher or MS-Windows 3.0 or higher.
Contents: Preface --
1. The Sentient Forager --
1.1. The Optimal Foraging Distance --
1.2. Learning to Forage Optimally --
1.3. Energy as a Criterion --
1.4. Seasonality and Growth, St. Martin --
1.5. Growth of an Optimal Forager --
1.6. Optimal Life History of an Optimal Forager --
1.7. Discussion --
2. Invasion and Coevolution --
2.1. Biogeography of Body Size --
2.2. Early Hypotheses --
2.3. Evidence for Competition --
2.4. Theory of Faunal Assembly --
2.5. Historical Evidence --
2.6. Hypotheses Evaluated --
2.7. Biogeography of Habitat Use --
2.8. Theory of Habitat Use --
2.9. Discussion --
3. Origin of the Caribbean --
3.1. Systematics of Anolis --
3.2. Biogeographic Data --
3.3. Geologic Data --
3.4. Discussion --
4. The Food Tangle --
4.1. Food Webs --
4.2. St. Martin Web--First Pass --
4.3. St. Martin Web--Second Pass --
4.4. Puerto Rico --
4.5. Discussion --
Contents of Diskette.
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Responsibility: Jonathan Roughgarden.
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