The Phytopathogen: Evolution and Adaptation

So often new phytopathogens emerge and appear primarily in acute form and then take a chronic form; such populations, however, in general have a limited appearance because of the lack of suitable environmental conditions. The emergence of new pathogens needs to be explored in the light of their evolutionary adaptation. This new volume focuses on the study of quantitative aspects of host-phytopathogen linkages that result in the emerg...

Biology for the IB Diploma, 2nd Edition

Provide clear guidance to the 2014 changes and ensure in-depth study with accessible content, directly mapped to the new syllabus and approach to learning. This second edition of the highly regarded textbook contains all SL and HL content, which is clearly identified throughout. Options are available free online, along with appendices and data and statistics. - Improve exam performance, with exam-style questions, including from past ...

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection

Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection compiles, synthesizes and interprets the current state of the knowledge on the science and practice of nature-based shoreline protection. This book will serve as a valuable reference to guide scientists, students, managers, planners, regulators, environmental and engineering consultants, and others engaged in the design and implementation of living shore...

Evolutionsprozesse im Tierreich

Die Evolutionsbiologie ist ein zentrales Forschungsgebiet der Biologie. Sie beschäftigt sich mit Veränderungen in der Morphologie, der Physiologie und den Interaktionen von Organismen mit ihrer belebten und unbelebten Um­ welt. Die Evolutionslehre ist ursprünglich als eine biologische Theorie zur Erklärung der Abstammung verschiedener Organismen voneinander entstan­ den. Sie hat über die Erweiterung der biologischen Erkenntnis aber a...

The Brain's Representational Power

  Although science has made considerable progress in discovering the neural basis of cognitive processes, how consciousness arises remains elusive. In this book, Cyriel Pennartz analyzes which aspects of conscious experience can be peeled away to access its core: the "hardest" aspect, the relationship between brain processes and the subjective, qualitative nature of consciousness. Pennartz traces the problem back to its historic...

Charles Darwin's Life With Birds

Much of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking work as an evolutionary biologist stemmed from his study of birds. It is universally acknowledged that Darwin's observation of bird groups and species like the Galapagos finches, mockingbirds, and rock doves was critical to the development of his theories on natural selection, evolution, and sexual selection. The significant number of diverse birds that Darwin covered in his published works rep...

Aranas saltarinas (Aranas) (Spanish Edition)

Your skin is sure to crawl when you read all about jumping spiders! This title will get you as close as you'll ever want to be to this spider through beautiful full-bleed photographs. Beginning readers will love the simple, easy-to-read text, bolded glossary terms, and the More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

T-Cell Trafficking: Methods and Protocols (2nd edition)

This second edition provides updated and new chapters on T-Cell trafficking. In addition to detailed experimental procedures, the interested reader will find informative introductory chapters on the relevance of T-Cell trafficking in thymic population and maturation, traffic through secondary lymphoid organs during ‘physiological’ resolving inflammation and during immune responses, as well as T-Cell trafficking in chronic inflammator...

Male Hypogonadism

Recent advances in cellular and molecular biology have markedly increased our understanding of normal and abnormal hypothalamic–pituitary–testicular function. Like other volumes in the Contemporary Endocrinology series, the goal of Male Hy- gonadism: Basic, Clinical, and Therapeutic Principles is to link current knowledge of basic biology to the practice of medicine. The development of new methods for testost- one replacement has sub...

Fish Reproductive Biology: Implications for Assessment and Management

Fish recruitment is a key process for maintaining sustainable fish populations. In the marine environment, fish recruitment is carried out in many different ways, all of which have different life history strategies. The objective of this book is to argue for greater linkages between basic and applied research on fisheries recruitment, and assessment and management of exploited fish stocks. Following an introductory chapter, this seco...