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

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The Anolis lizards of the Caribbean are ideally suited for the study of evolutionary ecology. Offering fascinating insights into the more than 150 species dispersed throughout the Caribbean islands, Jonathan Roughgarden details the differences between species in a wide range of behavioral and physical characteristics, including foraging behaviors, body size, and habitat use, resulting from evolutionary divergences concurrent with the plate-tectonic origins of the region. This book will be of interest to students ...
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Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics

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The Anolis lizards of the Caribbean are ideally suited for the study of evolutionary ecology. Offering fascinating insights into the more than 150 species dispersed throughout the Caribbean islands, Jonathan Roughgarden details the differences between species in a wide range of behavioral and physical characteristics, including foraging behaviors, body size, and habitat use, resulting from evolutionary divergences concurrent with the plate-tectonic origins of the region. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in ecology and theoretical, tropical, and population biology. Separately available on a DOS disk that runs on most PCs, Roughgarden's software programs provide quantitative models for foraging behavior, community assemblage, and food webs.
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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-Naturalist

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Meet the Author

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 and

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Table of Contents

1 The sentient forager 1
2 Invasion and coevolution 79
3 Origin of the Caribbean 129
4 The food tangle 159
References 175
Index 197
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    Posted July 17, 2012

    A bit pricey

    50 .00 is alot of money for a book but it was worth
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