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Emerging trends in applications and infrastructures for computational biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology : systems and applications
Tran, Quoc-Nam, author
Boston : Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann, 
On Display at Dana QH324.2 .T733 2016
The society of genes
Yanai, Itai, 1975- author
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Evolving cancer in eight easy steps -- How your enemies define you -- What's the point of having sex? -- The Clinton paradox -- Promiscuous genes in a complex society -- The chuman show -- It's in the way that you use it -- Theft, imitation, and the roots of innovation -- A secret life in the shadows -- Life's unwinnable war against freeloaders.
Nearly four decades ago Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene, famously reducing humans to "survival machines" whose sole purpose was to preserve "the selfish molecules known as genes." How these selfish genes work together to construct the organism, however, remained a mystery. Standing atop a wealth of new research, this book now provides a vision of how genes cooperate and compete in the struggle for life. Pioneers in the nascent field of systems biology, Itai Yanai and Martin Lercher present a compelling new framework to understand how the human genome evolved and why understanding the interactions among our genes shifts the basic paradigm of modern biology. Contrary to what Dawkins's popular metaphor seems to imply, the genome is not made of individual genes that focus solely on their own survival. Instead, our genomes comprise a society of genes which, like human societies, is composed of members that form alliances and rivalries. In language accessible to lay readers, The Society of Genes uncovers genetic strategies of cooperation and competition at biological scales ranging from individual cells to entire species. It captures the way the genome works in cancer cells and Neanderthals, in sexual reproduction and the origin of life, always underscoring one critical point: that only by putting the interactions among genes at center stage can we appreciate the logic of life.--From book jacket.
Dana QH437 .Y36 2016
Detecting and responding to alien plant incursions
Wilson, John R., 1977- author
Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press, 2017
1. Introduction -- Box 1.1 Incursion response in New Zealand / Philip E. Hulme -- 2. Prediction (pre- and post-border) -- Box 2.1 Plant traits associated with impact on native plant species richness / Montserrat Vilà, Rudolf P. Rohr, José L. Espinar, Philip E. Hulme, Jan Pergl, Johannes J. Le Roux, Urs Schaffner and Petr Pyšek -- Box 2.2 Lag phases: theory, data, and practical implications / Petr Pyšek -- Box 2.3 Species distribution models / Jane Elith -- 3. Detection and delimitation -- Box 3.1 Risk mapping to underpin post-border weed management activities /Rieks D. van Klinken and Justine V. Murray -- Box 3.2 Estimating detectability using search experiments / Cindy E. Hauser and Joslin L. Moore -- 4. Evaluation of management options -- Box 4.1 Is it feasible to eradicate or contain plant incursions in the Galapagos Islands? / Mark R. Gardener -- 5. Evaluation of management performance -- Box 5.1 Allocating resources / Oscar Cacho -- 6. Legislation and agreements -- Box 6.1 Legislation in Antarctica / Dana M. Bergstrom and Justine D. Shaw -- Box 6.2 Regulating the use of potential invaders for bioenergy / Lauren D. Quinn -- Box 6.3 Managing invasive ornamental trees / Curtis C. Daehler -- 7. Strategies and actions -- Box 7.1 National strategies for dealing with biological invasions, South Africa as an example / Brian W. van Wilgen -- Box 7.2 Costing invasions in the UK / Richard H. Shaw -- 8. Implementation -- Box 8.1 What is a Cooperative Weed Management Area? / Al Tasker -- Box 8.2 The European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization: co-ordinating the response to invasive plants across borders / Sarah Brunel -- Box 8.3 Invasive species Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR): a land conservation challenge for the twenty-first century / Randy Westbrooks and Steven Manning -- Box 8.4 Raising awareness about invasive plants in Portugal / Elizabete Marchante and Hélia Marchante -- 9. Conclusions and future directions.
"Ecologists, land managers and policymakers continue to search for the most effective ways to manage biological invasions. An emerging lesson is that proactive management can limit negative impacts, reduce risks and save money. This book explores how to detect and respond to alien plant incursions, summarising the most current literature, providing practical recommendations and reviewing the conditions and processes necessary to achieve prevention, eradication and containment. Chapter topics include assessing invasiveness and the impact of alien plants, how to improve surveillance efforts, how to make timely management decisions, and how legislation and strategic planning can support management. Each chapter includes text boxes written by international experts that discuss topical issues such as spatial predictive modelling, costing invasions, biosecurity, biofuels, and dealing with conflict species"--Publisher's summary.
On Display at Dana SB613.5 .W55 2017
Protein moonlighting in biology and medicine
Henderson, Brian (Professor), author
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley Blackwell, 
An introduction to the protein molecule -- How proteins evolve -- A brief history of protein moonlighting -- The structural basis to protein moonlighting -- Protein moonlighting and new thoughts about protein evolution -- Biological consequences of protein moonlighting -- Protein moonlighting and human health and idiopathic human disease -- Protein moonlighting and infectious disease -- Protein moonlighting : the future.
On Display at Dana QD431.25.S85 H46 2017
Urban forests : ecosystem services and management
edited by J. Blum, PhD
Waretown, NJ : Apple Academic Press, 
On Display at Dana SB436 .U722 2017
Cannabis : a complete guide
Small, Ernest, 1940- author
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 
"Features: Serves as the most comprehensive available guide for scientists, doctors, economists, students, industries, and governments to evaluate risks and benefits of all aspects of cannabis ; Incorporates a very high level of scholarship, including a thorough and up-to-date analysis of the literature (with more than 1,700 literature citations), almost half a century of personally published research by the author, and consultations with leading experts ; The text is accessible, user-friendly, concise, and well-organized, making numerous complex topics comprehensible and easily digested, and therefore readable not only by specialists but also by students and the general public ; Over 280 high-quality colour illustrations are included to complement the text ; Numerous topics are presented in an entertaining fashion, including a section for each chapter that features memorable, fascinating, or humorous facts" -- Provided by publisher's website.
On Display at Dana SB295.C35 S63 2017
Biological invasions and animal behaviour
edited by Judith S. Weis, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and Daniel Sol, National Spanish Research Council (CSIC), Spain
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Preface / Judith S. Weis and daniel Sol -- Contributors -- 1. Introduction / Andrew V. Suarez and Phillip Cassey -- Part I. Behaviour and the Invasion Process. 2. The role of behavioural variation across different stages of the introduction process / David G. Chapple and Bob B.M. Wong ; 3. Invading new environments : a mechanistic framework linking motor diversity and cognition to establishment success / Andrea S. Griffin, D. Guez, I. Federspiel, Marie Diquelou and F. Lermlte -- 4. Invader endocrinology : the regulation of behaviour in pesky phenotypes / Lynn B. Martin, Amber J. Brace, Holly J. Kilvitis and Stephanie S. Gervasi ; 5. Life history, behaviour and invasion success / Daniel Sol and Joan Maspons ; 6. Behaviour on invasion fronts, and the behaviour of invasion fronts / Ben L. Phillips ; 7. The role of dispersal behaviour and personality in post-establishment spread / Jennifer S. Rehage, Julien Cote and Andrew Sih -- Part II. Behavioural Interactions Between Invaders and Native Species. 8. Invasive plants as novel food resources, the pollinators' perspective / Ignasi Bartomeus, Jochen Fründ and Neal M. Williams ; 9. In the light of introduction : importance of introduced populations for the study of brood parasite-host coevolution / Tomáš Grim and Bård G. Stokke ; 10. Flight behaviour of an introduced parasite affects its Galápagos Island hosts : Philornis downsi and Darwin's finches / Sonia Kleindorfer, Katharina J. Peters, Leon Hohl and Frank J. Sulloway ; 11. Eat or be eaten : invasion and predation in aquatic ecosystems / Judith S. Weis ; 12. Evolutionary novelty and the behaviour of introduced predators / Edwin D. Grosholz and Elizabeth H. Wells -- Part III. Case Studies. 13. Behaviours mediating ant invasions / Jules Silverman and Grzegorz Buczkowski ; 14. Invasions by mosquitoes : the roles of behaviour across the life cycle / Steven A. Juliano and L. Philip Lounibos ; 15. How behaviour contributes to the success of an invasive poeciliid fish : the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as a model species / Amy E. Deacon and Anne E. Magurran ; 16. How behaviour has helped invasive crayfish to conquer freshwater ecosystems / Elena Tricarico and Laura Aquiloni ; 17. Behaviours of Pacific lionfish facilitate invasion of the Atlantic / Mark A. Albins ; 18. Wildlife trade, behaviour and avian invasions / Martina Carrete and José L. Tella.
On Display at Dana QL86 .B56 2016
The ethics and rhetoric of invasion ecology
edited by James Stanescu and Kevin Cummings
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
When species invade / James Stanescu and Kevin Cummings -- Beyond the management of pe(s)ts / Matthew Calarco -- Alien ecology, or, how to make ontological pluralism / James Stanescu -- Guests, pests, or terrorists? : speciesed ethics and the colonial intelligibility of "invasive" others / Rebekah Sinclair and Anna Pringle -- The Judas pig : the killing of "feral" pigs on the Santa Cruz Islands, biopolitics, and the rise of the post-commodity fetish / Vasile Stanescu -- Spectacles of belonging : (un)documenting citizenship in a multispecies world / Banu Subramaniam -- Welcoming the stranger : coercive reproduction and invasive species / Kelsey Cummings and Kevin Cummings -- Paradise and warfare : Aldo Leopold and the rhetorical origins of restoration ecology / Casey R. Schmitt -- Rooting for the unrooted : invasive species and uncanny ecosystems in Peter Carey's "exotic pleasures" / Mica Hilson.
On Display at Dana QH353 .E84 2017
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