Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean

Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean : Ecology, Evolution and Plate Tectonics

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The author of this treatise uses the Anolis lizard to demonstrate the concept of ecology models - how ecological context supplies the natural selection that drives evolution and how evolutionary change among species in turn affects their ecological station. There are more than 150 species of Anolis lizard dispersed over the islands of the Caribbean, providing innumerable comparisons of physical form and behavior. Roughgarden synthesizes two decades of research and points to new directions in modelling and field biology.show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 pp colour, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195096053
  • 9780195096057

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"[Roughgarden's] careful effort to bring all the observations and experiments together to answer the questions is refreshing. Every step of the way there is a crystal-clear logical development with succinct prose." --Science"Roughgarden describes the foraging energetics, behavious, evolution, and biogeography of Caribbean island Anolis lizards. [He] has combines expertise in theoretical modeling with his extensive field experience to produce this unique, scholarly contribution to the biology of a diverse saurian genus."--Choice"After decades of fruitful research in the Caribbean, especially on the lizard genus Anolis, Roughgarden is undeniably one of the world's foremost authorities on the topic." --Copeia"Roughgarden, a recognized leader in the field of theoretical ecology, has apparently taken the next logical step in education, that of lucidly providing the theoretical basis of ecological theory, along with the software to examine the consequences and predictions derived from various foraging strategies . . . . Overall, it is a wealth of information on theoretical ecology as it applies to anole lizards and is exceptionally easy to read."--The Canadian Field-Naturalistshow more

About Jonathan Roughgarden

Jonathan Roughgarden is highly regarded as one of the world's leading ecologists. He has spent the last twenty years developing theoretical models of evolutionary ecology. He is a member of the Departments of Biological Sciences andshow more

Table of contents

Preface. The sentient forager. Invasion and coevolution. Origin of the Caribbean. The food tangle. Contents of the disketteshow more

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