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Evolutionary ecology : the Trinidadian guppy

Author: Anne E Magurran
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
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The Trinidadian guppy represents a uniguely tractable vertebrate system, which has raised key questions in evolutionary ecology and supplied many of the answers. This work discusses this study and incorporates significant new findings and insights.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Magurran, Anne E., 1955-
Evolutionary ecology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005019560
(OCoLC)61027428
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne E Magurran
ISBN: 9780198527855 0198527853 9780198527862 0198527861 9780191523663 0191523666
OCLC Number: 271202211
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 206 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. Preview --
2. Ecology of the guppy in Trinidad --
3. Evading predators --
4. Reproduction --
5. Life-history patterns --
6. Evolution of reproductive isolation --
7. Conserving a natural experiment --
8. Postscript and prospects.
Series Title: Oxford series in ecology and evolution.
Responsibility: Anne E. Magurran.
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