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

By Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low

This specific textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the middle strategies shared by means of those similar fields utilizing instruments and useful talents equivalent to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, uncomplicated statistical inference, and persuasive supply writing. And participants use examples from their very own state-of-the-art study, offering assorted perspectives to have interaction scholars and expand their understanding.

this can be the single textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" procedure that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has workouts that permit scholars to paintings at once with the cloth at their very own speed and in small teams. every one challenge contains info provided in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to respond to questions that illustrate styles, ideas, and techniques. subject matters diversity from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent dimension to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The ebook additionally incorporates a finished glossary.

as well as the editors, the participants 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 event with speculation trying out, experimental layout, and clinical reasoning
  • Covers middle quantitative types and techniques in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
  • Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"

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2). Working through the following problems may help you support the hypothesis of adaptation. But you are as likely to have the job of critiquing that hypothesis, and understanding these lines of inference will help you understand where the case is weakest. Problem I: Ecological and Morphological Diversity (Questions 5–6) Anolis exhibits remarkable species diversity. Nearly 300 species have been described; about half of these occur on Caribbean islands. In the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico) these lizards occur in assemblages of species that differ in the habitats that they use.

Males can weigh up to 220 kg in the wild. Females can reach 120 kg. They have rounded ears and a rather short tail. Dental formula: 3/3 1/1 4/4 2/3 (42). These include elongated canine teeth. The carnas­ sial molars are largely modified for grinding, not shearing. 11. Black bear (Ursus americanus). tail: 80–115 mm number of chromosomes: 74 Ecology and reproduction: Black bears inhabit densely wooded areas, using hollow trees for shelter. They are solitary and omnivorous. Active times vary seasonally and they may “den up” to hibernate during the winter in northern regions.

Gundlachi A. evermanni A. carolinensis A. sagrei A. 4. All eight species of Anolis can run faster on larger-diameter dowels than on smaller-diameter A. grahami dowels (and hence run faster on larger branches). However, some species are especially slow on small A. valencienni branches (Irshick and Losos, 1999). Speed (m/s) A. lineatopus A. 4. Comparisons of sprint sensitivities for eight species of Anolis over the range of dowel diameters. 4 AC ns ns * AE ns ns ns ns AGr ns ns * ns ns AA ns ns * ns ns ns AV * * ** * * ns ns * Source: Irshick and Losos (1999).

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