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Title Taxonomic tapestries : the threads of evolutionary, behavioural and conservation research / edited by Alison M Behie and Marc F Oxenham ; chapters written in honour of Professor Colin P. Groves.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2015.


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapter, and index.
Contents Part I ; The Groves effect : 50 years of influence on behaviour, evolution and conservation research / Alison M. Behie and Marc F. Oxenham -- Part II ; Characterisation of the endemic Sulawesi Lenomys meyeri (Muridae, Murinae) and the description of a new species of Lenomys / Guy G. Musser -- Gibbons and hominoid ancestry / Peter Andrews and Richard J. Johnson -- Hurricanes and coastlines : the role of natural disasters in the speciation of howler monkeys / Alison M. Behie, Travis S. Steffens, Tracy M. Wyman, Mary S.M. Pavelka -- Adolf Remane : notes on his work on primates / Prof Ulrich Welsch -- Retouch intensity on Quina scrapers at Combe Grenal : a test of the reduction model / Peter Hiscock and Chris Clarkson -- What are species and why does it matter? anopheline taxonomy and the transmission of malaria / Robert Attenborough -- Part III ; Lamarck on species and evolution / Marc F. Oxenham -- Naming the scale of nature / Juliet Clutton-Brock -- Changes in human tooth-size and shape with the Neolithic transition in Indo-Malaysia / David Bulbeck -- Variation in the Early and Middle Pleistocene : the phylogenetic relationships of Ceprano, Bodo, Daka, Kabwe and Buia / Debbie Argue -- Human evolution in Sunda and Sahul and the continuing contributions of Professor Colin Groves / Michael C. Westaway, Arthur Durband and David Lambert -- Part IV ; The domestic and the wild in the Mongolian horse and the takhi / Natasha Fijn -- Rhino systematics in the times of Linnaeus, Cuvier, Gray and Groves / Kees Rookmaaker -- Conservation consequences of unstable taxonomies : the case of the red colobus monkeys / John Oates and Nelson Ting -- The phylogenetic species concept and its role in Southeast Asian mammal conservation / Erik Meijaard and Benjamin Rawson -- Conserving gorilla diversity / Angela Meder -- The warp and weft : synthesising our taxonomic tapestry / Marc F. Oxenham and Alison M. Behie.
Summary This volume explores the complexity, diversity and interwoven nature of taxonomic pursuits within the context of explorations of humans and related species. It also pays tribute to Professor Colin Groves, whose work has had an enormous impact on this field. Recent research into that somewhat unique species we call humankind, through the theoretical and conceptual approaches afforded by the discipline of biological anthropology, is showcased. The focus is on the evolution of the human species, the behaviour of primates and other species, and how humans affect the distribution and abundance of other species through anthropogenic impact. Weaving together these three key themes, through the considerable influence of Colin Groves, provides glimpses of how changes in taxonomic theory and methodology, including our fluctuating understanding of speciation, have recrafted the way in which we view animal behaviour, human evolution and conservation studies.
Language English.
Subject Biology -- Classification.
Biology -- Philosophy.
Human ecology -- Research.
Coexistence of species -- Research.
Evolution (Biology) -- Research.
Animal behavior.
Conservation of natural resources.
Evolution (Biology)
Life sciences.
Human behavior.
Physical sciences.
Medical care.
Behavior, Animal
Conservation of Natural Resources
Biological Evolution
Biological Science Disciplines
Technology, Industry, and Agriculture
Genetic Phenomena
Biological Phenomena
Natural Science Disciplines
Technology, Industry, Agriculture
Environment and Public Health
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
Delivery of Health Care
Phenomena and Processes
Disciplines and Occupations
Psychiatry and Psychology
Biologie -- Classification.
Biologie -- Philosophie.
Coexistence des espèces -- Recherche.
Animaux -- Mœurs et comportement.
Conservation des ressources naturelles.
Évolution (Biologie)
Sciences de la vie.
Comportement humain.
Sciences physiques.
Prestation de soins.
biological sciences.
human behavior.
physical sciences.
Biology, life sciences.
Mathematics and science.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Primatology.
Biology. (OCoLC)fst00832383
Biology -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00832439
Evolution (Biology) -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00917322
Human ecology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00962980
Taxonomists. (OCoLC)fst01144071
Indexed Term Taxonomy
Biological Anthropology
Colin Groves
Human Evolution
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Classification. (OCoLC)fst01697073
Added Author Behie, Alison M., editor.
Oxenham, Marc, editor.
Groves, Colin P., honouree.
Other Form: Print version: Taxonomic tapestries. Acton, ACT, Australia : Australian National University Press, [2015] 9781925022360 (DLC) 2014471756 (OCoLC)902750700
ISBN 9781925022377 (electronic bk.)
1925022374 (electronic bk.)
9781925022360 (paperback)
1925022366 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_569097 doi
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GBVCP 869966367
AU@ 000071217146

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