On the Wings of Checkerspots: A Model System for Population Biology
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Its structure could be a model for anyone wanting to write an overview of their particular research system. This is a very nicely edited and professionally produced book that is an important and useful review of checkerspot work over the past 40 years." -- TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution"To cite the editors' ultimate purpose, the major intellectual challenge of population biology "is understanding the functioning of natural populations - how they are distributed and structured, how and why their sizes change, and how they
He is the author or coauthor of many books, including, "The Population Bomb, ""The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment", and "Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family, and Big Changes for a Viable Future. Ehrlich lives in California, where he is the Bing Professor of Population Studies and the pr
"a thorough collection of solid research" according to Amazon Customer. Any one interested in ecology and evolutionary biology will find something useful in this book. Checkerspots are a great model system, and despite all of the careful and thorough research reported in this volume, there is still room for many more creative research questions. This is a refreshing change from so many edited volumes that report cute little studies (much like what you might see in Science or Nature) that will not stand the test of time. I recommend this for all levels of academia (undergraduate through faculty or professional scientist).
This book reports on and synthsizes the major long-term research of both workers' careers on the population biology of checkerspot butterflies.. 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