Using the Biological Literature

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466558571
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Using The Biological Literature

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824741714
Release Date: 2001-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in this edition."

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences

Author: Victoria E. McMillan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312649715
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of writing.

Using the Biological Literature

Author: Elisabeth B. Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 0824713745
Release Date: 1981-01-01
Genre: Biological literature

Comprehensive listing of important sources that may be found in large research libraries, with emphasis on current materials in the English language. Includes main areas of the biological sciences; excludes applied areas, e.g., medicine. Certain retrospective titles are also included to give historical perspective. Broad subject arrangement in chapters divided by forms of materials. Entries give bibliographical information and, often, annotations. Index.

Developing Bioinformatics Computer Skills

Author: Cynthia Gibas
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1565926641
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Offers a structured approach to biological data and the computer tools needed to analyze it, covering UNIX, databases, computation, Perl, data mining, data visualization, and tailoring software to suit specific research needs.

Describing Species

Author: Judith Winston
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231506656
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Genre: Science

New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task world-wide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions. New collecting techniques and new technology have led to a dramatic increase in the number of species that are discovered. Explorations of unstudied regions and new habitats for almost any group of organisms can result in a large number of new species discoveries—and hence the need to be described. Yet there is no one source a student or researcher can readily consult to learn the basic practical aspects of taxonomic procedures. Species description can present a variety of difficulties: Problems arise when new species are not given names because their discoverers do not know how to write a formal species description or when these species are poorly described. Biologists may also have to deal with nomenclatural problems created by previous workers or resulting from new information generated by their own research. This practical resource for scientists and students contains instructions and examples showing how to describe newly discovered species in both the animal and plant kingdoms. With special chapters on publishing taxonomic papers and on ecology in species description, as well as sections covering subspecies, genus-level, and higher taxa descriptions, Describing Species enhances any writer's taxonomic projects, reports, checklists, floras, faunal surveys, revisions, monographs, or guides. The volume is based on current versions of the International Codes of Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature and recognizes that systematics is a global and multicultural exercise. Though Describing Species has been written for an English-speaking audience, it is useful anywhere Taxonomy is spoken and will be a valuable tool for professionals and students in zoology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and other fields of biology.

Writing A Manual for the Digital Age Brief Spiral bound Version

Author: David Blakesley
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133168942
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evolutionary Computation Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics

Author: Leonardo Vanneschi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783642371899
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation, Machine Learning and Data Mining in Bioinformatics, EvoBIO 2013, held in Vienna, Austria, in April 2013, colocated with the Evo* 2013 events EuroGP, EvoCOP, EvoMUSART and EvoApplications. The 10 revised full papers presented together with 9 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of biological data analysis and computational biology. They address important problems in biology, from the molecular and genomic dimension to the individual and population level, often drawing inspiration from biological systems in oder to produce solutions to biological problems.

Synthesis on the Literature on the Biology Ecology and Management of Western Hemlock Dwarf Mistletoe

Author: John A. Muir
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437906554
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre:

Hemlock dwarf mistletoe (HDM) (¿Arceuthobium tsugense¿) is a small, inconspicuous parasite that has significant effects on tree growth and stand structure in coastal forest ecosystems of west. N. Amer. Previous clearcut harvesting of areas that removed all infected trees, and forestry practices that established even-aged stands of trees effectively prevented HDM impacts. However, current forest practices that restrict clearcut harvesting to small openings, and retain live trees to preserve attributes of old-growth forests create conditions that are favorable for enhanced seed production by HDM, early spread of the HDM to infect young trees, and, increased growth impacts to residual trees. More info. is needed on the biology and impacts of HDM. Illustrations.

Discovering Biomolecular Mechanisms with Computational Biology

Author: Frank Eisenhaber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387367477
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Science

This anthology presents critical reviews of methods and high-impact applications in computational biology that lead to results that non-bioinformaticians must also know to design efficient experimental research plans. Discovering Biomolecular Mechanisms with Computational Biology explores the methodology of translating sequence strings into biological knowledge and considers exemplary groundbreaking results such as unexpected enzyme discoveries. This book also summarizes non-trivial theoretical predictions for regulatory and metabolic networks that have received experimental confirmation.

Multiple Representations in Biological Education

Author: David Franklin Treagust
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400741928
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Science

This new publication in the Models and Modeling in Science Education series synthesizes a wealth of international research on using multiple representations in biology education and aims for a coherent framework in using them to improve higher-order learning. Addressing a major gap in the literature, the volume proposes a theoretical model for advancing biology educators’ notions of how multiple external representations (MERs) such as analogies, metaphors and visualizations can best be harnessed for improving teaching and learning in biology at all pedagogical levels. The content tackles the conceptual and linguistic difficulties of learning biology at each level—macro, micro, sub-micro, and symbolic, illustrating how MERs can be used in teaching across these levels and in various combinations, as well as in differing contexts and topic areas. The strategies outlined will help students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills, enhance their ability to construct mental models and internal representations, and, ultimately, will assist in increasing public understanding of biology-related issues, a key goal in today’s world of pressing concerns over societal problems about food, environment, energy, and health. The book concludes by highlighting important aspects of research in biological education in the post-genomic, information age.