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21838

Altered Ecologies

Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes Vol. 32

 

ANU E Press, 2010.

Título de la serie/colección: Terra Australis.

ISBNs 9781921666810 9781921666803

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): Like a star chart this volume orientates the reader to the key issues and debates in Pacific and Australasian biogeography, palaeoecology and human ecology. A feature of this collection is the diversity of approaches ranging from interpretation of the biogeographic significance of plant and animal distributional patterns, pollen analysis from peats and lake sediments to discern Quaternary climate change, explanation of the patterns of faunal extinction events, the interplay of fire on landscape evolution, and models of the environmental consequences of human settlement patterns. The diversity of approaches, geographic scope and academic rigor are a fitting tribute to the enormous contributions of Geoff Hope. As made apparent in this volume, Hope pioneered multidisciplinary understanding of the history and impacts of human cultures in the Australia- Pacific region, arguably the globe's premier model systems for understanding the consequences of human colonization on ecological systems. The distinguished scholars who have contributed to this volume also demonstrate Hope's enduring contribution as an inspirational research leader, collaborator and mentor. Terra Australis leave no doubt that history matters, not only for land management, but more importantly, in alerting settler and indigenous societies alike to their past ecological impacts and future environmental trajectories.

Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


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16692

Amniote Origins

Completing the Transition to Land

 

Academic Press, 1997.

ISBNs 9780126764604

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Amniote Origins integrates modern systematic methods with studies of functional and physiological processes, and illustrates how studies of paleobiology can be illuminated by studies of neonatology. For this reason, comparative anatomists and physiologists, functional morphologists, zoologists, and paleontologists will all find this unique volume very useful. Inspired by the prospect of integrating fields that have long been isolated from one another, Amniote Origins provides a thorough and interdisciplinary synthesis of one of the classic transitions of evolutionary history.

Key Features
* Integrates modern systematic methods with studies of functional and physiological processes
* Illustrates how studies of paleobiology can be illuminated by studies of neonatology
* Provides a thorough and interdisciplinary synthesis of one of the classic transitions of evolutionary history


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16730

Ancient Marine Reptiles

 

Academic Press, 1997.

ISBNs 9780121552107

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animals that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that have become sea creatures. Most of these marine reptiles, often wrongly called "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited book is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods to live in the ocean.

Key Features
* First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles
* Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles
* Prepared by the world's most prominent experts in the field
* Well illustrated


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22265

Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera

 

2nd, rev. ed. UCL Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9781910634264 9781910634257

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): The role of fossil planktonic foraminifera as markers for biostratigraphical zonation and correlation underpins most drilling of marine sedimentary sequences and is key to hydrocarbon exploration. The first - and only - book to synthesize the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera,Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminiferaunifies existing biostratigraphic schemes and provides an improved correlation reflecting regional biogeographies. Renowned micropaleontologist Marcelle K. Boudagher-Fadel presents a comprehensive analysis of existing data on fossil planktonic foraminifera genera and their phylogenetic evolution in time and space. This important text, now in its Second Edition, is in considerable demand and is now being republished by UCL Press. Features include: New, updated version of a gold standard text widely regarded as an essential resource for anyone with an interest in planktonic foraminifera The first - and only - book to synthesize the whole biostratigraphic and geological usefulness of planktonic foraminifera by presenting all available biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental data for significant genera and species Provides the basis needed to understand the geological and biostratigraphic importance of planktonic foraminifera which are vital in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis Coverage includes presentation and discussion of rarely studied thin sections of planktonic foraminifera, allowing for new developments in dating planktonic foraminifera in carbonates and expand their usefulness in hydrocarbon exploration Unifies existing biostratigraphic schemes to provide an improved biostratigraphic correlation reflecting regional biogeographies

Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


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23265

Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera, Updated Second Edition

 

UCL Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9781910634257 9781910634264 9781910634240 9781910634271

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books


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17076

Bones, Stones and Molecules

“Out of Africa” and Human Origins

 

Academic Press, 2004.

ISBNs 9780121569334

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Bones, Stones and Molecules provides some of the best evidence for resolving the debate between the two hypotheses of human origins. The debate between the 'Out of Africa' model and the 'Multiregional' hypothesis is examined through the functional and developmental processes associated with the evolution of the human skull and face and focuses on the significance of the Australian record. The book analyzes important new discoveries that have occurred recently and examines evidence that is not available elsewhere. Cameron and Groves argue that the existing evidence supports a recent origin for modern humans from Africa. They also specifically relate these two theories to interpretations of the origins of the first Australians. The book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the fossil, archaeological and the molecular evidence, specifically as it relates to Asia, and Australia in particular.

* Readily accessible to the layperson and professional
* Provides concise coverage of current scientific evidence
* Presents a robust computer-generated model of human speciation over the last 7 million years
* Well illustrated with figures and photographs of important fossil specimens
* Presents a synthesis of great ape and human evolution


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28621

Illacrimate sepolture

 

Firenze University Press, 2006.

ISBNs 8884535212 8884535220

Colección: Directory of Open Access Books


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22071

Peopled Landscapes

Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes Vol. 34

 

ANU E Press, 2012.

Título de la serie/colección: Terra Australis.

ISBNs 9781921862724 9781921862717

Colección: JSTOR

Resumen (en inglés): This impressive collection celebrates the work of Peter Kershaw, a key figure in the field of Australian palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Over almost half a century his research helped reconceptualize ecology in Australia, creating a detailed understanding of environmental change in the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. Within a biogeographic framework one of his exceptional contributions was to explore the ways that Aboriginal people may have modified the landscape through the effects of anthropogenic burning. These ideas have had significant impacts on thinking within the fields of geomorphology, biogeography, archaeology, anthropology and history. Papers presented here continue to explore the dynamism of landscape change in Australia and the contribution of humans to those transformations. The volume is structured in two sections. The first examines evidence for human engagement with landscape, focusing on Australia and Papua New Guinea but also dealing with the human/environmental histories of Europe and Asia. The second section contains papers that examine palaeoecology and present some of the latest research into environmental change in Australia and New Zealand. Individually these papers, written by many of Australia's prominent researchers in these fields, are significant contributions to our knowledge of Quaternary landscapes and human land use. But Peopled Landscapes also signifies the disciplinary entanglement that is archaeological and biogeographic research in this region, with archaeologists and environmental scientists contributing to both studies of human land use and palaeoecology. Peopled Landscapes reveals the interdisciplinary richness of Quaternary research in the Australasian region as well as the complexity and richness of the entangled environmental and human pasts of these lands. - Prof. Peter Hiscock, The Australian National University

Licencia de uso: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International


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21649

Variation

 

Academic Press, 2005.

ISBNs 9780120887774

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection was based on the observation that there is variation between individuals within the same species. This fundamental observation is a central concept in evolutionary biology. However, variation is only rarely treated directly. It has remained peripheral to the study of mechanisms of evolutionary change. The explosion of knowledge in genetics, developmental biology, and the ongoing synthesis of evolutionary and developmental biology has made it possible for us to study the factors that limit, enhance, or structure variation at the level of an animals' physical appearance and behavior. Knowledge of the significance of variability is crucial to this emerging synthesis. This volume situates the role of variability within this broad framework, bringing variation back to the center of the evolutionary stage.

·Provides an overview of current thinking on variation in evolutionary biology, functional morphology, and evolutionary developmental biology
·Written by a team of leading scholars specializing on the study of variation
·Reviews of statistical analysis of variation by leading authorities
·Key chapters focus on the role of the study of phenotypic variation for evolutionary, developmental, and post-genomic biology


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