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  • BioGeoBEARS - A Bayesian Approach to Biogeography

    By Nicholas J. Matzke

    Biogeography has been dominated by a “dispersal versus vicariance” debate. Users of computational methods, which included assumptions with respect to this debate, were often unaware of embedded assumptions. "BioGeoBEARS" (BioGeography with Bayesian (and likelihood) Evolutionary Analysis in R…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    CRC Press

  • Phylogeny and Functional Evolution of Aerobic Bacteria and Mitochondria

    Edited by Mauro Degli Esposti

    Life on earth began with bacteria, which now colonize every corner of the planet. As the ancestors of mitochondria, bacteria are also fundamental for our cells. Most bacteria look alike, but have very different functions. Therefore, knowing the functional profile of bacteria helps understand their…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    CRC Press

  • Neotropical Birds

    Edited by Jeffrey A. Stratford

    The growth of studies from the Neotropics stands in stark contrast with the threats facing neotropical birds. Forest fragmentation, and destructive projects, such as dams, will obliterate large tracts of tropical habitat. New threats to birds includes rapidly expanding palm oil plantations,…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • The Origin of Snakes

    Insights from Morphology and the Fossil Record

    By Michael Wayne Caldwell

    This book presents perspectives on the past and present state of the understanding of snake origins. It reviews and critiques data and ideas from paleontology and neontology (herpetology), as well as ideas from morphological and molecular phylogenetics. The author reviews the anatomy and morphology…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    CRC Press

  • Atlas of Comparative Morphology of the Vertebrate Skull

    By Christopher J. Bell, Matthew Colbert

    This book is intended to be a pictorial atlas of the morphology of the vertebrate skull. The volume will include high-quality images of skulls from all the major groups of vertebrates (elasmobranchs, actinoptrygian fishes, lungfish, anurans, caudatans, gymnophionans, lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    CRC Press

  • Plant Molecular Systematics

    By Arun Kumar Pandey

    This book highlights the efficacy of molecular data in inferring phylogeny. References throughout the book illuminate the taxonomic terminology and literature. The book includes a range of topics beginning from gene to phylogenomics and provides an up-to-date information about plant molecular…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    CRC Press

  • Cretaceous Fossils of South-Central Africa

    An Illustrated Guide

    By Michael Robert Cooper

    This book serves as an introduction to the Cretaceous geology and palaeontology of south-central Africa, covering the whole of Southern and Eastern Africa and Angola. Fifty two plates illustrate almost 1000 species and provide a field guide to the macrofossils of the subcontinent. The book will be…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15 
    CRC Press

  • The Modulation of DNA Content

    Endopolyploidy, Polyteny, Aneuploidy and Chromatin Diminution

    Edited by T. Ryan Gregory, Jillian D. Bainard

    This book reviews various ways DNA content is modulated in the cells of multicellular organisms. Although the processes of endopolyploidy, polyteny, aneuploidy, and chromatin diminution have been observed for well over a century, their biological significance has not been appreciated due to the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-26 
    CRC Press

  • Targeted Gene Capture for Phylogenetic Systematics and Population Genetics

    By Chenhong Li, Gavin J. P. Naylor

    The authors propose a book that reviews Next Generation Sequencing procedures, especially software protocols they created devoted to capturing targeted gene sequences. Such sequences are used by phylogenetists and population geneticists. The book will provide background and recommendations that…

    Pack - Book & Online – 2018-09-26 
    CRC Press

  • What are Species?

    By Brent D. Mishler

    This book is an extended argument for abandoning the various single concepts and the "species" rank. The author proposes that the rank of "species" be replaced by a pluralistic view. In such taxonomy, the smallest identifiable lineages would be used within various divergent phylogenies in a context…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • Essential Experimental Evolution

    Edited by Frank Rosenzweig, Gavin Sherlock

    Experiments using microbes are the best way to make sense of evolution in real time. This edited book highlights the experimental approach, using Viruses, Bacteria, “lower” Eukaryotes and digital organisms. The contributors illustrate the ways this approach is revolutionizing our understanding of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-15 
    CRC Press

  • What Species Mean

    A User's Guide to the Units of Biodiversity

    By Julia D. Sigwart

    Everyone uses species names and yet there are communication gaps between those who who name species (systematists) and those who use species names (everyone). Species are real, and have macroevolutionary meaning. And it follows that systematists have a broadly macroevolution-oriented approach to…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21 
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

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