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By Stanton Braude, Bobbi S. Low

This targeted textbook introduces undergraduate scholars to quantitative versions and strategies in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. It explores the center ideas shared by means of those similar fields utilizing instruments and sensible abilities equivalent to experimental layout, producing phylogenies, easy statistical inference, and persuasive furnish writing. And members use examples from their very own state of the art examine, supplying diversified perspectives to interact scholars and expand their understanding.

this is often the single textbook at the topic that includes a collaborative "active studying" technique that emphasizes hands-on studying. each bankruptcy has workouts that let scholars to paintings at once with the cloth at their very own velocity and in small teams. each one challenge contains information offered in a wealthy array of codecs, which scholars use to reply to questions that illustrate styles, rules, and techniques. subject matters variety from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium and inhabitants potent measurement to optimum foraging and indices of biodiversity. The ebook additionally incorporates a finished 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 event with speculation trying out, experimental layout, and medical reasoning
  • Covers middle quantitative versions and strategies in ecology, behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation
  • Turns "discussion sections" into "thinking labs"

Professors: A supplementary Instructor's guide is obtainable for this e-book. it truly is limited to academics utilizing the textual content in classes. for info on easy methods to receive a replica, confer with: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html

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The young begin to breed at 1 year of age. Once an adult has bred at a locale, it returns to that locale in subsequent breeding seasons. Maximum reported longevity is 9 years and 2 months. The flickers’ predators are several species of hawk, which take both adults and fledglings (Moore, 1995).

What selective advantage might toepads confer? 4. What other information do you need to test the hypothesis that toepads are actually an adaptation? Small-Group / In-Class Exercise When you come to class all groups will be asked to work on the following four problems. Once you have completed that work, one group will present their findings and conclusions in the format of a scientific seminar. The other groups will be assigned roles as audience members. (a) Some groups will act as students of Richard Lewontin or Stephen Jay Gould (staunch critics of adaptationism).

16 • chapter 2 2. Which data helped you discriminate between a nonaptative and an aptative role for toepads? 3. In what ways might the increased clinging ability provided by toepads be important to the fitness of these lizards? What selective advantage might toepads confer? 4. What other information do you need to test the hypothesis that toepads are actually an adaptation? Small-Group / In-Class Exercise When you come to class all groups will be asked to work on the following four problems. Once you have completed that work, one group will present their findings and conclusions in the format of a scientific seminar.

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