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Evolution and escalation

an ecological history of life

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      • Bibliography: p. [435]-519.Includes index.

        StatementPrinceton University Press
        PublishersPrinceton University Press
        LC Classifications1987
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 75 p. :
        Number of Pages49
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100691084467

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This record of past life allows us to study the dynamic nature of the Earth and gives context to current and future ecological challenges. Interestingly, this relationship is also found in mantids. Unless other selective pressures are applied to the snail which would be the case in a natural environmentwe expect that such an encounter between snails and crabs of successive generations would bias snail morphology toward a harder shell.

Below, we consider the selection pressures that could have contributed to, or resulted from, variation in moths' hearing ranges and sensitivity. The Moran process offers an intuitive way of introducing mutant strategies into the population. In addition, it can be used, together with muscles in the foot, in locomotion and retaliation.

Vermeij, G.J. 1987. Evolution and Escalation. An Ecological History of Life. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J. 527 pp. $ 47.50., Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Today, some lepidopteran lineages remain earless, having evolved other defences against bats. Specifically, the best situation for a single player is to defect against a cooperative opponent; the second best situation for a single player but best for both players combined is for both players to cooperate.

Terminal buzz phases as counter-measures against increasingly evasive flying insects During an aerial attack, bats produce calls more rapidly as they approach prey.

That said, ever more moth species are being reported to use sound for communication, and this function might be much more common than previously realized. In general we observed that populations were often composed of one dominant memory length Evolution and escalation the majority of their evolutionary history. For rapid, reflex-like responses to predators, however, just a few cells with an appropriate threshold could provide an ideal rate of information transfer.