On the Wings of Checkerspots: A Model System for Population Biology

On the Wings of Checkerspots: A Model System for Population Biology

by Paul R. Ehrlich
     
 

Hanski, a leading thinker in metapopulation ecology, studies checkerspot butterfly populations in Finland. Ehrlich, one of the leading ecologists and conservation biologist, investigates checkerspot butterfly populations in California. This book reports on and synthsizes the major long-term research of both workers' careers on the population biology of checkerspot

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Hanski, a leading thinker in metapopulation ecology, studies checkerspot butterfly populations in Finland. Ehrlich, one of the leading ecologists and conservation biologist, investigates checkerspot butterfly populations in California. This book reports on and synthsizes the major long-term research of both workers' careers on the population biology of checkerspot butterflies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195158274
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Personal Prefaces, Paul R. Ehrlich and Ilkka Hanski
1. Checkerspot Research: Background and Origins, Paul R. Ehrlich and Ilkka Hanski
2. Introducing Checkerspots: Taxonomy and Research, Dennis D. Murphy, Niklas Wahlberg, Ilkka Hanski, Paul R. Ehrlich
3. Structure and Dynamics of Euphydryas edith Populations, Jessica J. Hellmann, Stuart B. Weiss, John F. McLaughlin, Paul R. Ehrlich, Dennis D. Murhpy, and Alan E. Launer
4. Structure and Dynamics of Melitea cinxia Metapopulations
5. Checkerspot Reproductive Biology, Carol L. Boggs and Marko Nieminen
6. Oviposition Preference: Its Measurement, its Correlates and its Importance in the Life of Checkerspots, Michael C. Singer
7. Larval Biology of Checkerspots, Mikko Kuussaari, Saskya van Nouhuys, Jessican Hellmann, and Michael C. Singer
8. Natural Enemies of Checkerspots, Saskya van Nouhuys and Ilkka Hanski
9. Dispersal Behavior and Evolutionary Metapopulation Dynamics, Michael C. Singer and Ilkka Hanski
10. Genetics of Checkerspot Populations, Ilik J. Saccheri, Carol L. Boggs, Ilkka Hanski, Paul R. Ehrlich
11. Bay Checkerspot and Glanville Fritillary Compared with Other Species, Niklas Wahlberg, Paul R. Ehrlich, Carol L. Boggs, and Ilkka Hanski
12. Checkerspots as a Model System in Population Biology, Ilkka Hanski, Jessica J. Hellmann, Carol L. Boggs, and John F. McLaughlin
13. Checkerspots and Conservation Biology, Ilkka Hanski, Paul R. Ehrlich, Marko Nieminen, Dennis D. Murphy, Jessica J. Hellmann, Carol L. Boggs, and John F. McLaughlin
14. What have we Learned?, Paul R. Ehrlich, Ilkka Hanski, and Carol L. Boggs
15. Afterword: A Look to the Future, Ilkka Hanski and Paul R. Ehrlich
Acknowledgements

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