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Lizard Ecology: Historical and Experimental Perspectives - Laurie J. Vitt - Hardcover
Lizard Ecology: Historical and Experimental Perspectives - Laurie J. Vitt - Hardcover
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691036496
  • ISBN: 0691036497
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press

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In a collection rich in implications for all fields of ecology, leading lizard ecologists demonstrate the utility of the phylogenetic approach in understanding the evolution of morphology, physiology, behavior, and life histories. Lizards, which are valued for their amenability to field experiments, have been the subject of reciprocal transplant experiments and of manipulations of resource availability, habitat structure, population density, and entire sections of food webs. Such experiments are rapidly rebuilding ecological theories as they apply to all organisms. As a demonstration of state-of-the-art historical and experimental research and as a call for philosophical engagement, this volume will join its predecessors--"Lizard Ecology: A Symposium (Missouri, 1967) and "Lizard Ecology: Studies of a Model Organism (Harvard, 1983)--in directing ecological research for years to come."Lizard Ecology contains essays on reproductive ecology (Arthur E. Dunham, Lin Schwarzkopf, Peter H. Niewiarowski, Karen Overall, and Barry Sinervo), behavioral ecology (A. Stanley Rand, William E. Cooper, Jr., Emilia P. Martins, Craig Guyer, and C. MichVitt, Laurie J. is the author of 'Lizard Ecology: Historical and Experimental Perspectives - Laurie J. Vitt - Hardcover' with ISBN 9780691036496 and ISBN 0691036497.

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