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The Resource Biodiversity and extinction, John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors

Biodiversity and extinction, John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors

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Biodiversity and extinction
Title
Biodiversity and extinction
Statement of responsibility
John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors
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Contributor
Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"This is the second volume from the In the Light of Evolution series, based on a series of Arthur M. Sackler colloquia, and designed to promote the evolutionary sciences. Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Individually and collectively, the ILE series aims to interpret phenomena in various areas of biology through the lens of evolution, address some of the most intellectually engaging as well as pragmatically important societal issues of our times, and foster a greater appreciation of evolutionary biology as a consolidating foundation for the life sciences."--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
CIT
Dewey number
575
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH359
LC item number
.I55 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/meetingDate
2007
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In the Light of Evolution: Biodiversity and Extinction (Colloquium)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1934-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Avise, John C.
  • Ayala, Francisco José
  • Hubbell, Stephen P.
  • In the Light of Evolution (Colloquium)
  • Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences
Series statement
In the light of evolution
Series volume
volume II
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • SCIENCE
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
Label
Biodiversity and extinction, John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from home page (viewed July 29, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-394) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Contemporary patterns and processes in animals. Ecological extinction and evolution in the brave new ocean / Jeremy B.C. Jackson -- Are we in the midst of the sixth great extinction? : a view from the world of amphibians / David B. Wake and Vance T. Vredenburg -- Patterns of biodiversity and endemism on Indo-West Pacific coral reefs / Marjorie L. Reaka, Paula J. Rogers, and Alexei U. Kudla -- Homage to Linnaeus : how many parasites? How many hosts? / Andy Dobson, Kevin D. Lafferty, Armand M. Kuris, Ryan F. Hechinger, and Walter Jetz -- Part II. Contemporary patterns and processes in plants and microbes. Species invasions and extinction : the future of native biodiversity on islands / Dov F. Sax and Steven D. Gaines -- How many tree species are there in the Amazon and how many of them will go extinct? / Stephen P. Hubbell, Fangliang He, Richard Condit, Luis Borda-de-Água, James Kellner and Hans Ter Steege -- Microbes on mountainsides : contrasting elevational patterns of bacterial and plant diversity / Jessica A. Bryant, Christine Lamanna, Hélène Morlon, Andrew J. Kerkhoff, Brian J. Enquist, and Jessica L. Green -- Resistance, resilience, and redundancy in microbial communities / Steve D. Allison and Jennifer B.H. Martiny -- Part III. Trends and processes in the paleontological past. Exinction as the loss of evolutionary history / Douglas H. Erwin -- Exintction and the spacial dynamics of biodiversity / David Jablonski -- Dynamics of origination and extinction in the marine fossil record / John Alroy -- Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of quarternary and future extinctions / Anthony D. Barnosky -- Part IV. Prospects for the future. A phylogenetic perspective on the distribution of plant diversity / Michael J. Donoghue -- Phylogenetic trees and the future of mammalian biodiversity / T. Jonathan Davies, Susanne A. Fritz, Richard Grenyer, C. David L. Orme, Jon Bielby, Olaf R. Binida-Emonds, Marcel Cardillo, Kate E. Jones, John L. Gittleman, Georgina M. Mace, and Andy Purvis -- Three ambitious (and rather unorthodox) assignments for the field of biodiversity genetics / John C. Avise -- Engaging the public in biodiversity issues / Michael J. Novacek -- Further engaging the public on biodiversity issues / Peter J. Bryant -- Where does biodiversity go from here? : a grim business-as-usual forecast and a hopeful portfolio of partial solutions / Paul R . Ehrlich and Robert M. Pringle
Control code
743313379
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 414 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309127448
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743313379
Label
Biodiversity and extinction, John C. Avise, Stephen P. Hubbell, and Francisco J. Ayala, editors
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from home page (viewed July 29, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-394) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Contemporary patterns and processes in animals. Ecological extinction and evolution in the brave new ocean / Jeremy B.C. Jackson -- Are we in the midst of the sixth great extinction? : a view from the world of amphibians / David B. Wake and Vance T. Vredenburg -- Patterns of biodiversity and endemism on Indo-West Pacific coral reefs / Marjorie L. Reaka, Paula J. Rogers, and Alexei U. Kudla -- Homage to Linnaeus : how many parasites? How many hosts? / Andy Dobson, Kevin D. Lafferty, Armand M. Kuris, Ryan F. Hechinger, and Walter Jetz -- Part II. Contemporary patterns and processes in plants and microbes. Species invasions and extinction : the future of native biodiversity on islands / Dov F. Sax and Steven D. Gaines -- How many tree species are there in the Amazon and how many of them will go extinct? / Stephen P. Hubbell, Fangliang He, Richard Condit, Luis Borda-de-Água, James Kellner and Hans Ter Steege -- Microbes on mountainsides : contrasting elevational patterns of bacterial and plant diversity / Jessica A. Bryant, Christine Lamanna, Hélène Morlon, Andrew J. Kerkhoff, Brian J. Enquist, and Jessica L. Green -- Resistance, resilience, and redundancy in microbial communities / Steve D. Allison and Jennifer B.H. Martiny -- Part III. Trends and processes in the paleontological past. Exinction as the loss of evolutionary history / Douglas H. Erwin -- Exintction and the spacial dynamics of biodiversity / David Jablonski -- Dynamics of origination and extinction in the marine fossil record / John Alroy -- Megafauna biomass tradeoff as a driver of quarternary and future extinctions / Anthony D. Barnosky -- Part IV. Prospects for the future. A phylogenetic perspective on the distribution of plant diversity / Michael J. Donoghue -- Phylogenetic trees and the future of mammalian biodiversity / T. Jonathan Davies, Susanne A. Fritz, Richard Grenyer, C. David L. Orme, Jon Bielby, Olaf R. Binida-Emonds, Marcel Cardillo, Kate E. Jones, John L. Gittleman, Georgina M. Mace, and Andy Purvis -- Three ambitious (and rather unorthodox) assignments for the field of biodiversity genetics / John C. Avise -- Engaging the public in biodiversity issues / Michael J. Novacek -- Further engaging the public on biodiversity issues / Peter J. Bryant -- Where does biodiversity go from here? : a grim business-as-usual forecast and a hopeful portfolio of partial solutions / Paul R . Ehrlich and Robert M. Pringle
Control code
743313379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 414 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309127448
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743313379

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