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Ricklefs, Robert E.

Works: 47 works in 223 publications in 10 languages and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QH541, 577
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Most widely held works by Robert E Ricklefs
Aging : a natural history by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors ask a variety of compelling questions: How can processes that lead to death be such an integral part of life itself? Why do some species tend to die at an early age when close relatives may live much longer? Why do many species age, when others seem not to? And, perhaps most importantly, why is aging, which is so detrimental to the individual, maintained by natural selection? Finally, the authors consider the prospects for prolonging human life and improving the quality of life at older ages. Concluding that aging is induced both by environmental factors and by the biochemical processes normally present in all cells, they show aging to be an inevitable yet alterable part of life - a natural process that may limit activity but is not necessarily debilitating
The economy of nature : a textbook in basic ecology by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

52 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth edition of The Economy of Nature has been thoroughly revised to improve clarity and update coverage of many new developments in the field. As in previous editions, Robert Ricklefs balances theory with experimental studies and empirical examples of ecological patterns in a style that has made his text a favorite among students and instructors. Treatment of the biome concept of ecology - new to this edition; new coverage of phenotypic plasticity, patch dynamics, and landscape ecology among other topics; new two-color art program enhances the graphical presentation of data and concepts; expanded comparison of terrestrial and aquatic biomes; lively narrative accounts of the natural history of organisms; math-friendly presentation of models of ecological processes; and study aids include chapter-opening outlines, numbered summaries, boldfaced key terms, and a new secondary heading structure
Ecology by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

41 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition maintains this book's signature evolutionary perspective, coverage of population genetics, and emphasis on the quantitative aspects of the field of ecology, but it has been completely rewritten for today's undergraduates - with extensive new pedagogy, fresh, and immediate examples, including more aquatic coverage
Species diversity in ecological communities : historical and geographical perspectives by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introdução ao estudo da diversidade das espécies, os padrões locais e processos, coesistência em escala intermediária, perspectivas regionais, histórica e filogenética
The theory of island biogeography revisited by Jonathan B Losos( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the book transformed the science of biogeography and ecology as a whole. In The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited, some of today's most prominent biologists assess the continuing impact of MacArthur and Wilson's book four decades after its publication. Following an opening chapter in which Wilson reflects on island biogeography in the 1960s, fifteen chapters evaluate and demonstrate how the field has extended and confirmed--as well as challenged and modified--MacArthur and Wilson's original ideas. Providing a broad picture of the fundamental ways in which the science of island biogeography has been shaped by MacArthur and Wilson's landmark work, The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited also points the way toward exciting future research
Environment and population; problems and solutions by Ingrid Waldron( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of nesting mortality in birds by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avian growth and development : evolution within the altricial-precocial spectrum( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first re-appraisal in 50 years of concepts of development in birds. Although much has been written about life history evolution, few systems are as complex or rich in the potential for understanding evolutionary adaptation as the altricial-precocial spectrum of young birds. This book makes use of this rich potential and offers a unique integration of organismal biology, from comparative and functional approaches in phylogeny, morphology, and physiology, to endocrinology, behavioral science, ecology, immunology, and genetics. The comprehensive discussion provides a model system for studying life history evolution and developmental biology on the organism level."--Jacket
Écologie by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Altern : Evolutionsbiologie und medizinische Forschung by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conservation of ecological processes by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Advisory Panel on the California Condor : submitted to the National Audubon Society and the American Ornithologists' Union on May 28, 1978 by Advisory Panel on the California Condor( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diversity, prevalence, and host specificity of avian Plasmodium and Haemoproteus in a Western Amazon assemblage by Maria Svensson-Coelho( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We used PCR and DNA sequencing to screen for haemosporidian parasites (Haemoproteus and Plasmodium) in 2,488 individual birds from 104 species and 22 families, primarily understory suboscine passerines, captured in a lowland Amazonian forest in Ecuador as a first major step to understanding the transmission dynamics of this cosmopolitan group of parasites in this region. To assess diversity of avian haemosporidia in our study site, we identified putative evolutionary lineages of haemosporidia using the mtDNA gene cytochrome b (cyt b). We sampled birds over 9 years, which allowed us to assess annual variation in haemosporidian prevalence. Additionally, we investigated among-species variation in prevalence and tested relationships between traits of hosts and prevalence of haemosporidia in a comparative analysis. Finally, we estimated host specificity of each recovered parasite lineage and compared several indices with different details of host information. Prevalence of haemosporidia was 21.7% when we combined years and ranged from 5.6% to 91.2% among well-sampled host species. Prevalence varied significantly among years, ranging from 14.5% in 2006 to 33.2% in 2009. The hypothesis that haemosporidian prevalence increases with level of sexual dimorphism and decreases with foraging height of a host species received some support. We identified 65 unique cyt b haplotypes, some of which we considered variation within the same evolutionary lineage. In total, we defined 45 putative evolutionary lineages based on 363 identified parasites. Fourteen haplotypes were identical to haplotypes found elsewhere, sometimes on different continents. Host specificity varied greatly among parasite lineages. Collectively, our findings indicate that within a local Neotropical assemblage of avian haemosporidia, community organization is highly complex and part of this complexity can be attributed to differences in host life history; diversity, particularly of Plasmodium spp., is high; and individual parasite lineages can differ greatly in both abundance and number of host species
L'invecchiamento : una storia naturale by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anziani: aspetti fisiologici e medici
The economy of nature : data analysis update by Robert E Ricklefs( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book], through step-by-step instructions you will discover the effects of stochastic environmental variation on birth, death, and population growth rates and their connections to extinction. Throughout the text, Date Analysis Modules show you how to use data from the literature to answer similar questions in ecology.-Back cover
Nohwa ŭi kwahak saram ŭn wae nŭngnŭn'ga? by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Korean and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biogeography and ecology : two views of one world : papers of a theme issue( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economoy of nature + launchpad 6 month card by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practice of statistics, fathom manual + fathom 2.0 dan yates ... et al by Robert E Ricklefs( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A economia da natureza (6a. ed.) by Robert E Ricklefs( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Portuguese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aging : a natural history
Alternative Names
Riklefs, R.

Riklefs, R. 1943-

Robert E. Ricklefs US-amerikanischer Ornithologe und Ökologe

Robert Ricklefs Amerikaans ornitholoog

리클레프스, 로버트 E

リックレフズ, ロバート・E

The economy of nature : a textbook in basic ecologyEcologySpecies diversity in ecological communities : historical and geographical perspectivesThe theory of island biogeography revisitedAvian growth and development : evolution within the altricial-precocial spectrum