Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low's An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, PDF

By Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low

ISBN-10: 0691127239

ISBN-13: 9780691127231

This designated textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative versions and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the center ideas shared via those similar fields utilizing instruments and sensible talents akin to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, easy statistical inference, and persuasive furnish writing. And participants use examples from their very own state-of-the-art examine, delivering varied perspectives to have interaction scholars and increase their understanding.

this is often the single textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" strategy that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has workouts that allow scholars to paintings without delay with the cloth at their very own velocity and in small teams. each one challenge comprises information provided in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to reply to questions that illustrate styles, ideas, and strategies. themes diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent measurement to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The publication additionally incorporates a accomplished glossary.

as well as the editors, the individuals are James Beck, Cawas Behram Engineer, John Gaskin, Luke Harmon, Jon Hess, Jason Kolbe, Kenneth H. Kozak, Robert J. Robertson, Emily Silverman, Beth Sparks-Jackson, and Anton Weisstein.

  • Provides adventure with speculation checking out, experimental layout, and medical reasoning
  • Covers center quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
  • Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"

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2). 3). 5. We are interested in the relationship between the morphology of “legginess” and perch diameter for each of the species. 2. Morphology, perch diameter, and sprint performance of the six Anolis ecomorphs. Ecomorph Feature Crown giant Twig dwarf Trunk-crown Trunk Trunk-ground Grass-bush Size >100 mm <50 mm >70 mm >60 mm >60 mm <50 mm Modal perch Typically high in tree crown Twigs of canopy Canopy and upper trunk On trunk between trunkcrown and trunk-ground On lower trunk On grasses or bushes Body proportions Head large, massive, often casqued Long head, short body, short legs Large head, body tending to be long, short legs Head and body short Head relatively short, body short and stocky, limbs long Head moderately long, body slender, tail long Foraging behavior Primarily a canopy forager A slow searcher on twigs A searcher on leaves and branches Primarily a forager on its trunk perch Sit-and-wait predator on ground prey Primarily a grass-bush forager Defense behavior Primarily aggressive Primarily cryptic Flight upward Squirreling (rapid movement to the opposite side of the trunk) Flight downward Flight downward Source: Williams, 1983.

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5(b)). Average measurements: total length: 414 mm hind foot: 89 mm tail: 49 mm number of chromosomes: 42 Ecology and reproduction: The eastern cottontail is solitary, herbivorous, and primarily crepuscular and nocturnal. During the day cottontails sleep in a variety of shelters. Three to six offspring are born following a gestation period of 28–29 days in a duplex uterus. There is a well-developed placenta. 8) Identifying characteristics: A brown, coarse-furred rat with a naked, scaly tail. The Norway rat is commonly found in and around human dwellings.

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