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Evolution of Life Histories of Mammals

Theory and Pattern

by Mark S. Boyce

  • 377 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Mammals,
  • Nature / Mammals,
  • Science-General,
  • Organic Evolution,
  • Science,
  • Congresses,
  • Evolution,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10317941M
    ISBN 100300040849
    ISBN 109780300040845

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Evolution of Life Histories of Mammals by Mark S. Boyce Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book concludes with speculations on various areas where research seems most urgent for the development of a comprehensive understanding of mammal life history evolution. According to the authors, the field is rich with questions, and opportunities Evolution of life histories: theory and patterns from mammals / Mark S.

Boyce --Geographic variation in life history traits of the Hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) / Guy N. Cameron and Polley A. McClure --Cohort analysis: environmental cues and diapause in microtine rodents / Norman C. Negus and Patricia J. Berger --Life history   Mammals range in body size from the gigantic blue whale to the tiny Etruscan shrew.

Elephants and man may live for nearly one hundred years, while Evolution of Life Histories of Mammals book shrews die before they are three months old. During the past decade, mammalogists and evolutionary biologists have begun to unravel the numerous factors that shape the enormous diversity of mammal life ://   The Evolution of Life Histories concentrates on those theoretical developments that have been tested experimentally.

It will interest both students and professionals in evolution, evolutionary ecology, mathematical and theoretical biology, and zoology and :// adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A B/abstract.

The Evolution of Life Histories does this by showing that natural selection is the principal underlying force molding life history variation. The book describes in particular There are many different types of organisms in the world: they differ in size, physiology, appearance, and life :// There are many different types of organisms in the world: they differ in size, physiology, appearance, and life history.

The challenge for evolutionary biology is to explain how such diversity arises. The Evolution of Life Histories does this by showing that natural selection is the principal underlying force molding life history variation.

The book describes in particular the ways in which It has recently been proposed that life-history evolution is subject to a fundamental size-dependent constraint.

This constraint limits the rate at which biomass can be produced so that production per unit of body mass is inevitably slower in larger organisms than in smaller ones. Here we derive predictions for how changes in body size and production rates evolve in different lifestyles   'The Evolution of Life Histories by Stephen C.

Stearns stands as a signpost to the resolution of the debate. The book justifiably focuses on the evolution of life-history traits. The successful predictions of optimality models that are amply demonstrated in the book indicate the fruitfulness of this  › Books › Science & Math › Biological Sciences.

Many life table characteristics of mammals are interrelated, although not necessarily in the ways predicted by theory.

Design constraints may preclude significant differences in life history patterns among mammals, so that the life table characteristics of only a few species may depict the pattern of life table evolution in most eutherian Life Tables, Ecologypdf. 1. Introduction. The evolution of cooperative breeding systems, where breeding females are assisted by non-breeding group members in protecting and feeding their offspring, poses important challenges for the theory of natural selection [1–4].Recent comparative studies of vertebrates using phylogenetic reconstruction have shown that the evolution of cooperative breeding systems has been Evolution of life histories of mammals: theory and pattern edited by Mark S.

Boyce Yale University Press,   This book is the first comprehensive summary of life-history evolution, a field that holds a central position in modern ecology, evolution, and population biology.

The book offers an up-to-date description of the analytical tools used in evolutionary explanation: demographics, quantitative genetics, reaction norms, trade-offs, and phylogenetic Download Citation | Evolution of mammal life histories | If we assume that adult life span and age-at-maturity are described correctly by quarter power allometries across (typical) mammal species   This book introduces life history evolution to postgraduate students just beginning their research in population biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology.

It discusses major analytical tools, gives examples of their applications, and provides problems for discussion at the end of each :// This book is the first comprehensive summary of life-history evolution, a field that holds a central position in modern ecology, evolution, and population biology.

The book offers an up-to-date description of the analytical tools used in evolutionary explanation: demographics, quantitative genetics, reaction norms, trade-offs, and phylogenetic Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES) Log in to check access.

Buy eBook. USD Instant download and the Evolution of Life Histories. Introductory Chapter Genetics, Ecology, and the Evolution of Life Histories. Hugh Dingle, Joseph P. Hegmann. Pages Theory. Front Matter. Pages PDF. Some Theoretical The Evolution of Life Histories is a superb book The evolution of life histories is very readable each chapter addressess its subject in both mathematical and empirical terms and concludes with a succinct, but informative summary, which adds greatly to the value of the book The book is extremelly well organised with clear chapter sub-divisions, well thought out tables and excellent use  › Life Sciences › Evolutionary & Developmental Biology.

LIFE HISTORIES OF MAMMALS: ANALYSES AMONG AND WITHIN SPERMOPHILUS COLUMBIANUS LIFE TABLES1 RICHARD M. ZAMMUTO Kananaskis Centre for Environmental Research, University of Calgary, Seebe, Alberta TOL lXO, Canada Abstract. Eleven theoretical predictions (or assumptions) of life history evolution Life History Evolution, Ecologypdf.

The Evolution of Mammals Mammals are vertebrates. They have a backbone which encloses a sheath of nerves that lead in turn to a brain in a box or skull.

They also have four limbs and special pentadactyl ends to these limbs (i.e. 5 fingers and toes). Reptiles, amphibians and even birds – as well as [ ]. Harvey PH, Read AF () How and why do mammalian life histories vary?

In: Boyce MS (ed) Evolution of life histories: Pattern and process from Mammals. Yale University Press, New Haven, pp Additional Physical Format: Online version: Seton, Ernest Thompson, Life histories of northern animals.

New York, Arno Press, [©]Bat life histories: Testing models of mammalian life-history evolution Article (PDF Available) in Evolutionary ecology research 3(4) May with Reads How we measure 'reads'