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Anolis Lizards of the Caribbean: Ecology, Evolution, and Plate Tectonics


Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution (OSEE)

By: Jonathan Roughgarden(Author)

202 pages, 2 plates with colour photos; 37 b/w illustrations

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jul 1995 | #45776 | ISBN: 0195067312
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Paperback | Dec 1995 | #45778 | ISBN: 0195096053
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Floppy Disk | Dec 1995 | #49985 | ISBN: 0195097556
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About this book

The Anolis lizards are a model group from which to study evolutionary ecology: there are more than 150 species dispersed over the islands of the Caribbean, providing innumerable comparisons of physical form and behaviour. Their evolutionary divergence corresponds in geological time with the plate tectonic origins of the islands. Based on empirical work with these lizards, and on the work of others, Roughgarden has, over two decades, developed theoretical models of evolutionary ecology in the field which may well point to new directions in modelling and field biology.


- Preface
- The sentient forager
- Invasion and coevolution
- Origin of the Caribbean
- The food tangle

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