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Brooks, D. R. (Daniel R.) 1951-

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Works: 53 works in 173 publications in 3 languages and 5,369 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Classification 
Roles: Author, htt, Contributor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by D. R Brooks
Evolution as entropy : toward a unified theory of biology by D. R Brooks( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition in just two years offers a considerably revised second chapter, in which information behavior replaces analogies to purely physical systems, as well as practical applications of the authors' theory. Attention is also given to a hierarchical theory of ecosystem behavior, taking note of constraints on local ecosystem members resul
The nature of diversity : an evolutionary voyage of discovery by D. R Brooks( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All living things on earth-from individual species to entire ecosystems-have evolved through time, and evolution is the acknowledged framework of modern biology. Yet many areas of biology have moved from a focus on evolution to much narrower perspectives.Daniel R. Brooks and Deborah A. McLennan argue that it is impossible to comprehend the nature of life on earth unless evolution-the history of organisms-is restored to a central position in research. They demonstrate how the phylogenetic approach can be integrated with ecological and behavioral studies to produce a richer and more complete pic
Phylogenetic systematics as the basis of comparative biology by V. A Funk( )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution is the unifying concept of biology. The study of evolution can be approached from a within-lineage (microevolution) or among-lineage (macroevolution) perspective. Phylogenetic systematics (cladistics) is the appropriate basis for all among-lineage studies in comparative biology. Phylogenetic systematics enhances studies in comparative biology in many ways. In the study of developmental constraints, the use of such phylogenies allows for the investigation of the possibility that ontogenetic changes (heterochrony) alone may be sufficient to explain the perceived magnitude of phenotypic change. Speciation via hybridization can be suggested, based on the character patterns of phylogenies. Phylogenetic systematics allows one to examine the potential of historical explanations for biogeographic patterns as well as modes of speciation. The historical components of coevolution, along with ecological and behavioral diversification, can be compared to the explanations of adaptation and natural selection. Because of the explanatory capabilities of phylogenetic systematics, studies in comparative biology that are not based on such phylogenies fail to reach their potential
Phylogeny, ecology, and behavior : a research program in comparative biology by D. R Brooks( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parascript : parasites and the language of evolution by D. R Brooks( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stockholm paradigm : climate change and emerging disease by D. R Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contemporary crisis of emerging disease has been a century and a half in the making. Human, veterinary, and crop health practitioners convinced themselves that disease could be controlled by medicating the sick, vaccinating those at risk, and eradicating the parts of the biosphere responsible for disease transmission. Evolutionary biologists assured themselves that coevolution between pathogens and hosts provided a firewall against disease emergence in new hosts. Most climate scientists made no connection between climate changes and disease. None of these traditional perspectives anticipated the onslaught of emerging infectious diseases confronting humanity today. As this book reveals, a new understanding of the evolution of pathogen-host systems, called the Stockholm Paradigm, explains what is happening. The planet is a minefield of pathogens with preexisting capacities to infect susceptible but unexposed hosts, needing only the opportunity for contact. Climate change has always been the major catalyst for such new opportunities, because it disrupts local ecosystem structure and allows pathogens and hosts to move. Once pathogens expand to new hosts, novel variants may emerge, each with new infection capacities. Mathematical models and real-world examples uniformly support these ideas. Emerging disease is thus one of the greatest climate change-related threats confronting humanity. Even without deadly global catastrophes on the scale of the 1918 Spanish Influenza pandemic, emerging diseases cost humanity more than a trillion dollars per year in treatment and lost productivity. But while time is short, the danger is great, and we are largely unprepared, the Stockholm Paradigm offers hope for managing the crisis. By using the DAMA (document, assess, monitor, act) protocol, we can "anticipate to mitigate" emerging disease, buying time and saving money while we search for more effective ways to cope with this challenge." -- Provided by publisher
The major metaphors of evolution : Darwinism then and now by Salvatore J Agosta( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a unified evolutionary framework based on three sets of metaphors that will help to consolidate discussions on evolutionary transitions. Evolution is the unifying principle of life, making identifying ways to apply evolutionary principles to tackle existence-threatening crises such as climate change crucial. A more cohesive evolutionary framework will further the discussions in this regard and also accelerate the process itself. This book lays out a framework based on three dualistic classes of metaphors - time, space, and conflict resolution. Evolutionary transitions theory shows how metaphors can help us understand selective diversification, as Darwin described with his “tree of life”. Moreover, the recently proposed Stockholm paradigm demonstrates how metaphors can help shed light on the emergence of complex ecosystems that Darwin highlighted with his “tangled bank” metaphor. Taken together, these ideas offer proactive measures for coping with existential crises for humanity, such as climate change. The book will appeal to biologists, philosophers and historians alike
Advances in cladistics : proceedings of the first meeting of the Willi Hennig Society by Willi Hennig Society( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in cladistics : proceedings of the ... meeting of the Willi Hennig Society( )

in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovery of sulfur from phosphogypsum : conversion of calcium sulfate to calcium sulfide by Margaret M Ragin( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles and methods of phylogenetic systematics : a cladistics workbook( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platyhelminths of amphibians in Nebraska by D. R Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parasites of amphibians of the Great Plains by D. R Brooks( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parasites of amphibians of the Great Plains by D. R Brooks( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the first Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society : (Lawrence - Kans., October 12-14, 1980) by Willi Hennig Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of Paleoanthropology : a Springer Live Reference by Jordi Agustí( )

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

The Major Metaphors of Evolution: Visualizing the Extended Synthesis by D. R Brooks( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tobacco-Related Alterations in Airway Gene Expression are Rapidly Reversed Within Weeks Following Smoking-Cessation by Kahkeshan Hijazi( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronic kidney disease in Nicaragua: a qualitative analysis of semi-structured interviews with physicians and pharmacists by Oriana Ramirez-Rubio( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Phylogeny, ecology, and behavior : a research program in comparative biology
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The nature of diversity : an evolutionary voyage of discoveryPhylogeny, ecology, and behavior : a research program in comparative biologyThe Stockholm paradigm : climate change and emerging diseaseThe major metaphors of evolution : Darwinism then and now
Alternative Names
Brooks, D. R.

Brooks, D. R. (Daniel R.)

Brooks, Daniel R.

Brooks, Daniel R. 1951-

Brooks, Daniel Rusk, 1951-

Daniel R. Brooks Canadees onderzoeker

Daniel R. Brooks Canadian parasitologist

Daniel R. Brooks investigador canadianu

Daniel R. Brooks investigador canadiense

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