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Grant, B. Rosemary

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Works: 40 works in 129 publications in 5 languages and 5,213 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: QL696.P246, 598.8830438
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by B. Rosemary Grant
40 years of evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island by Peter R Grant( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galapagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galapagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments
How and why species multiply : the radiation of Darwin's finches by Peter R Grant( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Darwin's experiences in the Galapagos Islands in 1835 helped to guide his thoughts toward a revolutionary theory: that species were not fixed but diversified from their ancestors over many generations, and that the driving mechanism of evolutionary change was natural selection. In this concise, accessible book, Peter and Rosemary Grant explain what we have learned about the origin and evolution of new species through the study of the finches made famous by that great scientist: Darwin's finches" "Drawing upon their unique observations of finch evolution over a thirty-four-year period, the Grants trace the evolutionary history of fourteen different species from a shared ancestor three million years ago. They show how repeated cycles of speciation involved adaptive change through natural selection on beak size and shape, and divergence in songs. They explain other factors that drive finch evolution, including geographical isolation, which has kept the Galapagos relatively free of competitors and predators; climate change and an increase in the number of islands over the last three million years, which enhanced opportunities for speciation; and flexibility in the early learning of feeding skills, which helped species to exploit new food resources. Throughout, the Grants show how the laboratory tools of developmental biology and molecular genetics can be combined with observations and experiments on birds in the field to gain deeper insights into why the world is so biologically rich and diverse."--Jacket
Evolutionary dynamics of a natural population : the large cactus finch of the Galápagos by B. Rosemary Grant( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of one of the most detailed and careful examinations of the behavior and ecology of a vertebrate ever conducted in the wild, this study addresses one of the major questions in evolutionary biology: why do some populations vary so much in morphological, ecological, behavioral, and physiological traits? By documenting the full range of variation within one population of a species and investigating the causal factors, Rosemary and Peter Grant provide impressive evidence that species are capable of evolutionary change within observable periods of time. Among the most dramatic examples of recent speciation and adaptive diversification are Darwin's Finches, which live in the Galápagos Islands. Darwin theorized that these closely related birds had evolved from a common ancestor to fill the available ecological niches on this remote archipelago. Not only have they evolved into thirteen species, but more recent study has shown that many of them exhibit striking variation in beak structure and other traits. For more than a decade, the Grants have studied one of these species, the large cactus finch, on the isolated Isla Genovesa. They present information on the environment and demographic features of the population, then discuss the range of genetic, ecological, and behavioral factors responsible for the unusually large morphological variation. They place the large cactus finch in its community setting to better understand its evolution and conclude by discussing the implications of the study for the genetic structure of small populations and the problems of conserving them. They illustrate their findings with an array of drawings, tables, and photographs
In search of the causes of evolution : from field observations to mechanisms by Peter R Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Evolutionary biology has witnessed breathtaking advances in recent years. Some of its most exciting insights have come from the crossover of disciplines as varied as paleontology, molecular biology, ecology, and genetics. This book brings together many of today's pioneers in evolutionary biology to describe the latest advances and explain why a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. Contributors discuss the origins of biological diversity, mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and developmental levels, morphology and behavior, and the ecology of adaptive radiations and speciation. They highlight the mutual dependence of organisms and their environments, and reveal the different strategies today's researchers are using in the field and laboratory to explore this interdependence. Peter and Rosemary Grant-renowned for their influential work on Darwin's finches in the Galapagos-provide concise introductions to each section and identify the key questions future research needs to address
The evolution of Darwin's finches, mockingbirds and flies by Peter R Grant( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's activities (learning experiences 3 to 5 years) by Joan Faragher( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo y por qué se multiplican las especies : la radiación de los pinzones de Darwin by Peter R Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years of evolution : Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island by Peter R Grant( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1. Early problems, early solutions -- part 2. Developing a long-term perspective -- part 3. Hybridization and speciation -- part 4. Syntheses
Handing on the farm : transferring the family farm between generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aims to help farm family members focus on the need for farm succession planning"--Container
Naze dōshite shu no kazu wa fueru noka : garapagosu no dāuinfinchi by Peter R Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver Bells and Cockle Shells A Study of the Conceptions of Teachers about Humane and Ethical Behavior between Colleagues by B. Rosemary Grant( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the practice of humane and ethical behavior among faculty is crucial for a healthy and harmonious environment in a school, this research studied the conceptions of such behavior among a group of teachers through examination of personal narratives. The study identified situations and experiences where humane ethical behavior occurred according to the accounts of teachers and attempted to determine what their mental states were in that context. All the teachers were members of the same faculty and the researcher was a participant observer. Analysis of the data showed that teachers want to practice ethical and humane behavior, but seldom like to reflect on it. Teachers are not legalistic or rule-oriented, are open and vulnerable, are inclined to listen but are not apt to tell colleagues what to do. They are also patient, thoughtful, receptive to new ideas, and have a wide range of interests. The teachers who are most reflective seem more inclined to be magnanimous teachers who appear secure and comfortable with themselves. They are also committed to caring and dedicated to what they are doing. They like adults as well as young people and do not fear getting outside themselves. An appendix contains some of the study's observations in a "fictionalized" narrative format illustrated with figures. (Contains 72 references.) (JB)
The beak of the finch a story of evolution in our time by Jonathan Weiner( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution in action : Darwin's finches of the Galápagos Islands by Peter R Grant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosemary and Peter Grant discuss their research into evolution, ecology and behavior among Darwin's finches of the Galapagos Islands
Other voices : 1840-1940( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of life : [lectures presented at] Nobel Conference XXXIX, October 7 & 8, 2003 by Nobel Conference( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual conference of speakers considering the origin of life and its evolution
Art-based practice of experiential learning for understanding and respecting native people : participatory research by B. Rosemary Grant( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Following in Darwin's footsteps in the Galapagos were Peter and Rosemary Grant, who studied the features of the beaks of various species of finches and confirmed Darwin's theory of natural selection. On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould. From the Trade Paperback edition
What Darwin never saw( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Join Bill Kurtis in the Galapagos Islands where two evolutionary biologists are adding new pages to Charles Darwin's notebook. Darwin's ground-breaking theory of evolution was inspired by his visit to this isolated archipelago over 160 years ago. Observing the island's mysterious animals for only one month, the famous naturalist didn't have the chance to see how and why evolution took place there. By contrast, Peter and Rosemary Grant have spent over 20 years in Galapagos, observing and measuring Darwin's finches. Seeing what Darwin never saw, these biologists have proven that evolution can occur within a human lifetime
Evolution of Darwin's finches by Peter R Grant( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Grants have followed in Darwin's footsteps, conducting the most significant evolutionary field study of all time. Their work on Darwin's finches demonstrates how natural selection produces species that exquisitely match their environments
The settlement experiences of selected non-English speaking immigrant Australians : a Buberian perspective on four narratives by B. Rosemary Grant( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Barbara Rosemary Grant

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Grant, B. R.

Grant, B. Rosemary 1936-

Grant, Barbara Rosemary 1936-

Grant, R. 1936-

Grant, R. B. 1936-

Grant Rosemary

Grant, Rosemary 1936-

גראנט, ב. רוזמרי

גרנט, רוזמרי

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그랜트, B. 로즈메리 1936-

그랜트, 로즈메리 1936-

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