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May, Robert M. (Robert McCredie) 1936-

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Most widely held works by Robert M May
Theoretical ecology : principles and applications by Robert M May( Book )

72 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third edition of May's influential text will first provide a comprehensive overview of the basic principles that underpin the structure, function and dynamics of individual populations and communities, whilst later chapters will then deal with applications
Stability and complexity in model ecosystems by Robert M May( Book )

45 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical models and stability. Stability versus complexity in multispecies models. Models with few species: limit cycles and time delays. Randomly fluctuating environments. Niche overlap and limiting similarity
Extinction rates( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is increasing need for good estimates of impending rates of extinction of plant and animal species, based on an understanding of extinction rates in the recent and far past, and on the underlying ecological and evolutionary causes. This book provides a more wide-ranging and data-driven treatment of current and likely future extinction rates than has previously been drawn together in one place. It is directed broadly at senior undergraduates, postgraduate students, and research workers in the general fields of ecology, conservation biology, and the environmental sciences. The authors highlight apparent differences in extinction rates among taxonomic groups and places, aiming to identify unresolved issues and important questions
Perspectives in ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents an overview of current accomplishments and future directions in ecological theory. The twenty-three chapters cover a broad range of important topics, from the physiology and behavior of individuals or groups of organisms, through population dynamics and community structure, to the ecology of ecosystems and the geochemical cycles of the entire biosphere.The authors focus on ways in which theory, whether expressed mathematically or verbally, can contribute to defining and solving fundamental problems in ecology. A second aim is to highlight areas where dialogue between theorists and empiricists is likely to be especially rewarding. The authors are R. M. Anderson, C. W. Clark, M. L. Cody, J. E. Cohen, P. R. Ehrlich, M. W. Feldman, M. E. Gilpin, L. J. Gross, M. P. Hassell, H. S. Horn, P. Kareiva, M.A.R. Koehl, S. A. Levin, R. M. May, L. D. Mueller, R. V. O'Neill, S. W. Pacala, S. L. Pimm, T. M. Powell, H. R. Pulliam, J. Roughgarden, W. H. Schlesinger, H. H. Shugart, S. M. Stanley, J. H. Steele, D. Tilman, J. Travis, and D. L. Urban.Originally published in 1989.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Infectious diseases of humans : dynamics and control by Roy M Anderson( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of biological diversity by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent studies have discovered considerable genetic and morphological variation both between and within populations of the same species. Yet the relation between this intraspecific variation and the processes of speciation remains poorly understood. When, how, and why do new species arise? The chapters in this book explore the question of how variation arises within species; some emphasize the ecological and behavioural basis of differentiation; others argue for the role of natural selection in generating speciation. Several chapters focus on the important emerging links between sexual selection, sexual conflict, and population differentiation
Large scale ecology and conservation biology : the 35th Symposium of the British Ecological Society with the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Southampton, 1993 by British Ecological Society( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will be the consequences of rapid climatic change? What rate of exploitation of deep sea fish stocks is sustainable? Can we predict the dynamics of epidemic diseases such as AIDS? Where should we direct our conservation efforts, given the gathering rate of loss of biological diversity? A fundamental issue in the attempt to answer these and other questions is whether we can make ecological predictions at a scale appropriate to the pressing environmental problems that need to be addressed. Much ecological theory has developed from studies conducted at a small scale within a single habitat. This volume examines the distinctive character of large-scale ecological processes by considering three main topics - first, the nature of large-scale ecological processes and the adequacy of the ecological concepts and models that describe these processes; second, the practical problems of working at a large scale and the special tools, such as remote sensing and geographic information systems, that may be needed; finally, the social, economic and political issues associated with the application of ecological ideas in decision- and policy-making. This is the first book to establish a close connection between the aims of conservation biology and the need for a large-scale approach to ecology. It is essential reading for all those interested in the area from graduate level upwards
Exploitation of marine communities : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Exploitation of Marine Communities, Berlin 1984, April 1-6 by Robert M May( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virology by M. A Nowak( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population biology of infectious diseases : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Population Biology of Infectious Disease Agents, Berlin 1982, March 14-19 by Roy M Anderson( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the design of control programs; in extreme cases (as dis cussed below, by Fine et al., this volume, and elsewhere) it can happen that immunization programs, although they protect vaccinated individuals, actually increase the overall incidence of a particular disease. The possibility that many nonhuman animal populations may be regulated by parasitic infections is another topic where it may be argued that conventional disciplinary boundaries have retarded investigation. While much ecological research has been devoted to exploring the extent to which competition or predator-prey interactions may regulate natural populations or set their patterns of geographical distribution, few substan tial studies have considered the possibility that infectious diseases may serve as regulatory agents (1,8). On the other hand, the many careful epidemiological studies of the trans mission and maintenance of parasitic infections in human and other animal populations usually assume the host population density to be set by other considerations, and not dynamically engaged with the disease (see, for example, (1,2)). With all these considerations in mind, the Dahlem Workshop from which this book derives aimed to weave strands together -- testing theoretical analysis against empirical facts and patterns, and identifying outstanding problems -- in pursuit of a better un derstanding of the overall population biology of parasitic in fections. For the purpose of the workshop, the term "parasite" was de fined widely to include viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and helminths
Population regulation and dynamics : proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 23 and 24 May 1990 by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Britannica guide to climate change : an unbiased guide to the key issue of our age by Robert M May( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are a few subjects that divide opinion more than climate change. What is the truth? Can the solution be found in a global political treaty or individual action? This Britannica guide gives a clear overview of the scientific evidence, from data showing how the atmosphere has changed in the last 4.5 billion years to more recent studies on the symptoms of a warming planet and the global effects of greenhouse gases, deforestation, and population. The guide introduces you to the possible solutions and to key figures in the debate, from the origins of environmentalism through to the Kyoto Prot
Cosmic consciousness revisited : the modern origins and development of a western spiritual psychology by Robert M May( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a crisis?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most striking feature of life on Earth is its richness and variety. But research shows that the planet's biodiversity is seriously threatened with destruction by human activities. From the depths of the oceans to the tops of rainforest canopies, from the African savannas to the soil underfoot, this program ... reveals the extent of that living bounty -- and the chilling rate at which species are becoming extinct. The research of paleontologist Peter Ward, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, entomologist Terry Erwin, and biologists Sir Robert May, Edward Wilson, and John Lawton is featured."--Http://
Science and government by C. P Snow( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the intense rivalry between two scientists, each with his own studied opinion on how the British government should best carry out the air war against Germany during World War II
Technology foresight : Britain's future economy by Robert M May( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bestimmung der Abstände von Proteinen der großen ribosomalen Untereinheit durch Neutronenkleinwinkelstreuung mit Hilfe der Markentriangulationsmethode by Robert M May( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das dicke Bein : Grundlagen, Diagnostik, Therapie by Urs Brunner( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first printing of the first edition (1871), not previously available in paperback. The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shoes that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended discussion of the differences between the sexes of many species and how they arose as a result of selection. Here Darwin lays the foundation for much contemporary research by arguing that many characteristics of animals have evolved not in response to the selective pressures exerted by their physical and biological environment, but rather to confer an advantage in sexual competition. These two themes are drawn together in two final chapters on the role of sexual selection in humans. In their Introduction, Professors Bonner and May discuss the place of The Descent in its own time and relation to current work in biology and other disciplines
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Stability and complexity in model ecosystemsExtinction ratesPerspectives in ecological theoryInfectious diseases of humans : dynamics and controlEvolution of biological diversityLarge scale ecology and conservation biology : the 35th Symposium of the British Ecological Society with the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Southampton, 1993Virus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virologyThe Britannica guide to climate change : an unbiased guide to the key issue of our age