Lizard Ecology (inbunden)
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Princeton University Press
Pianka, Eric R. (ed.), Vitt, Laurie J. (ed.)
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Lizard Ecology (inbunden)

Lizard Ecology

Historical and Experimental Perspectives

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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., Emulia P. Martins, Craig Guyer, and C. Michael Bull), evolutionary ecology (Raymond B. Huey, Jean Clobert et al., Donald B. Miles, and Theodore Garland, Jr.), and population and community ecology (Ted Case, Robin M. Andrews and S. Joseph Wright, Craig D. James, and Jonathan B. Losos). Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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"Organized into four theme areas containing a total of 14 topics, each [paper] is preceded by an insightful introduction written by a specialist in that area [and] ... includes a section on future work and new questions that should be explored... a welcome addition for anyone wishing to examne research in this fascinating field."--Choice "The topics, [in this volume] represent an impressive diversity of approaches, ranging from detailed life-history studies of single species and in-depth analyses of lizard communities to broad-based comparisons of multiple traits across all groups of lizards... [Lizard Ecology] not only provides a context in which to view these individual studies but opens a unique window on lizard ecology past, present, and future."--Science

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ContributorsIntroduction and Acknowledgments1Measuring Trade-offs: A Review of Studies of Costs of Reproduction in Lizards72Understanding Geographic Life-History Variation in Lizards313Lizard Egg Environments514Experimental Tests of Reproductive Allocation Paradigms735Prey Chemical Discrimination, Foraging Mode, and Phylogeny956Phylogenetic Perspectives on the Evolution of Lizard Territoriality1177Mate Limitation in Male Norops humilis1458Population Dynamics and Pair Fidelity in Sleepy Lizards1599Determinants of Dispersal Behavior: The Common Lizard as a Case Study18310Covariation between Morphology and Locomotory Performance in Sceloporine Lizards20711Phylogenetic Analyses of Lizard Endurance Capacity in Relation to Body Size and Body Temperature23712Long-Term Population Fluctuations of a Tropical Lizard: A Test of Causality26713Spatial and Temporal Variation in Structure of a Diverse Lizard Assemblage in Arid Australia28714Historical Contingency and Lizard Community Ecology319References335Author Index389Species Index397