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Biology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QH - QR (Biology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation : an Emerging Treatment Modality / edited by Taner Demirer

  • Theoretical molecular biophysics / Philipp O.J. Scherer, Sighart F. Fischer

  • Mitochondrial DNA and diseases Hongzhi Sun, Xiangdong Wang, editors

  • Skin permeation and disposition of therapeutic and cosmeceutical compounds Kenji Sugibayashi, editor

  • Data Analytics for Protein Crystallization Marc L. Pusey, Ramazan Savas Aygun

  • Modelling proteasome dynamics in a Bayesian framework / Sabine Stübler

  • Glutathione in Plant Growth, Development, and Stress Tolerance

  • Biodiversity and conservation of woody plants / M.R. Ahuja, S. Mohan Jain, editors

  • The biology of mammalian spermatogonia / Jon M. Oately, Michael D. Griswold, editors

  • Endophytes : crop productivity and protection. Dinesh K. Maheshwari, K. Annapurna, editors

  • Salicylic acid : a multifaceted hormone / Rahat Nazar, Noushina Iqbal, Nafees A. Khan, editors

  • DJ-1/PARK7 protein : Parkinson's disease, cancer and oxidative stress-induced diseases / Hiroyoshi Ariga, Sanae M.M. Iguchi-Ariga, editors

  • Pathophysiological aspects of proteases / Sajal Chakraborti, Naranjan S. Dhalla, editors

  • Computational neuroscience : first Latin American Workshop, LAWCN 2017, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 22-24, 2017, Proceedings / Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Eduardo Oliveira Teles, Christian Puhlmann Brackmann (eds.)

  • Precision medicine, CRISPR, and genome engineering moving from association to biology and therapeutics / Stephen H. Tsang, editor

  • Plant responses to hyperarid desert environments Monier M. Abd El-Ghani... [et al.]

  • Flora and vegetation of the Czech Republic

  • Strain Variation in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex its role in biology, epidemiology and control / Sebastien Gagneux, editor

  • Elements of neurogeometry functional architectures of vision / Jean Petitot

  • Chromogranins from cell biology to physiology and biomedicine / Tommaso Angelone, Maria Carmela Cerra, Bruno Tota, editors

  • Avian ecology in Latin American cityscapes Ian MacGregor-Fors, Juan F. Escobar-Ibáñez, editors

  • Ultraviolet light in human health, diseases and environment Shamim I. Ahmad, editor

  • Recent advances in applied microbiology / Pratyoosh Shukla, editor

  • The roles of remote sensing in nature conservation : a practical guide and case studies / Ricardo Díaz-Delgado, Richard Lucas, Clive Hurford, editors

  • Polyploidy : recent trends and future perspectives / Tanvir-Ul-Hassan Dar, Reiaz-Ul Rehman

  • Biology of microorganisms on grapes, in must and in wine / Helmut König, Gottfried Unden, Jürgen Fröhlich, editors

  • Protein reviews. M. Zouhair Atassi, editor

  • Medicinal plants and environmental challenges Mansour Ghorbanpour, Ajit Varma, editors

  • Mining of microbial wealth and metagenomics / Vipin Chandra Kalia... [et al.], editors

  • Behaviour and ecology of spiders contributions from the neotropical region / Carmen Viera, Marcelo O. Gonzaga, editors

  • Mangrove ecosystems structure, function, and services / Victor H. Rivera-Monroy... [et al.], editors

  • Understanding the gut-bone signaling axis : mechanisms and therapeutic implications / Laura R. McCabe, Narayanan Parameswaran, editors

  • Endophytes. biology and biotechnology / Dinesh K. Maheshwari, editor

  • Hemomath : the mathematics of blood / Antonio Fasano, Adélia Sequeira

  • Biometric recognition : 12th Chinese Conference, CCBR 2017, Shenzhen, China, October 28-29, 2017, Proceedings / Jie Zhou, Yunhong Wang, Zhenan Sun, Yong Xu, Linlin Shen, Jianjiang Feng, Shiguang Shan, Yu Qiao, Zhenhua Guo, Shiqi Yu (eds.)

  • Beyond the human-animal divide : creaturely lives in literature and culture / Dominik Ohrem and Roman Bartosch, editors

  • Mobile biometrics / edited by Guodong Guo and Harry Wechsler
    QH 323.5 M63 2017eb

    Mobile biometrics - the use of physical and/or behavioral characteristics of humans to allow their recognition by mobile/smart phones - aims to achieve conventional functionality and robustness while also supporting portability and mobility, bringing greater convenience and opportunity for its deployment in a wide range of operational environments from consumer applications to law enforcement. But achieving these aims brings new challenges such as issues with power consumption, algorithm complexity, device memory limitations, frequent changes in operational environment, security, durability, reliability, and connectivity. Mobile Biometrics provides a timely survey of the state of the art research and developments in this rapidly growing area.

    Topics covered in Mobile Biometrics include mobile biometric sensor design, deep neural network for mobile person recognition with audio-visual signals, active authentication using facial attributes, fusion of shape and texture features for lip biometry in mobile devices, mobile device usage data as behavioral biometrics, continuous mobile authentication using user phone interaction, smartwatch-based gait biometrics, mobile four-fingers biometrics system, palm print recognition on mobile devices, periocular region for smartphone biometrics, and face anti-spoofing on mobile devices.

  • Climate change, ocean acidification and sponges : impacts across multiple levels of organization / José Luis Carballo, James J. Bell, editors

  • A practical guide to biomedical research : for the aspiring scientist / Peter Agger, Robert S. Stephenson, J. Michael Hasenkam

  • Peptides and peptide-based biomaterials and their biomedical applications / Anwar Sunna, Andrew Care, Peter L. Bergquist, editors

  • Methods for monitoring tiger and prey populations / K. Ullas Karanth, James D. Nichols, editors

  • Current progress in medical mycology / Héctor M. Mora-Montes, Leila M. Lopes-Bezerra, editors

  • Introduction to the study of natural history / Louis Agassiz ; edited and annotated by Christoph Irmscher

  • The plastic brain / Rommy von Bernhardi, Jaime Eugenín, Kenneth J. Muller, editors

  • Computational intelligence methods for bioinformatics and biostatistics : 13th International Meeting, CIBB 2016, Stirling, UK, September 1-3, 2016, Revised selected papers / Andrea Bracciali, Giulio Caravagna, David Gilbert, Roberto Tagliaferri (eds.)

  • Systems biology of marine ecosystems Manoj Kumar, Peter Ralph, editors

  • Circadian rhythms and their impact on aging S. Michal Jazwinski, Victoria P. Belancio, Steve M. Hill, editors

  • IgM and its receptors and binding proteins / Hiromi Kubagawa, Peter D. Burrows, editors

  • Biology and biotechnology of actinobacteria / Joachim Wink, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Javad Hamedi, editors

  • The ecology and natural history of Chilean saltmarshes / José Miguel Fariña, Andrés Camaño, editors

  • Genetics and genomics of cucurbitaceae Rebecca Grumet, Nurit Katzir, Jordi Garcia-Mas, editors
    This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of the genetics and genomics of the agriculturally important Cucurbitaceae plant family, which includes crops such as watermelon, melon, cucumber, summer and winter squashes, pumpkins, and gourds.  Recent years have resulted in tremendous increases in our knowledge of these species due to large scale genomic and transcriptomic studies and production of draft genomes for the four major species, Citrullus lanatus , Cucumis melo , Cucumis sativus , and Cucurbita spp .  This text examines genetic resources and structural and functional genomics for each species group and across species groups. In addition, it explores genomic-informed understanding and commonalities in cucurbit biology with respect to vegetative growth, floral development and sex expression, fruit growth and development, and important fruit quality traits.

  • Perspectives in translational research in life sciences and biomedicine : translational outcomes research in life sciences and translational medicine. Ena Ray Banerjee

  • Auditory development and plasticity : in honor of Edwin W Rubel / Karina S. Cramer, Allison B. Coffin, Richard R. Fay, Arthur N. Popper, editors
    ​This volume presents a set of essays that discuss the development and plasticity of the vertebrate auditory system. The topic is one that has been considered before in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research (volume 9 in 1998, and volume 23 in 2004) but the field has grown substantially and it is appropriate to bring previous material up to date to reflect the wealth of new data and to raise some entirely new topics. At the same time, this volume is also unique in that it is the outgrowth of a symposium honoring two-time SHAR co-editor Professor Edwin W Rubel on his retirement. The focus of this volume, though, is an integrated set of papers that reflect the immense contributions that Dr. Rubel has made to the field over his career. Thus, the volume concurrently presents a topic that is timely for SHAR, but which also honors the pioneer in the field. Each chapter explores development with consideration of plasticity and how it becomes limited over time. The editors have selected authors with professional, and often personal, connections to Dr. Rubel, though all are, in their own rights, outstanding scholars and leaders in their fields. The specific audience will be graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and established psychologists and neuroscientists who are interested in auditory function, development, and plasticity. This volume will also be of interest to hearing scientists and to the broad neuroscience community because many of the ideas and principles associate with the auditory system are applicable to most sensory systems. The volume is organized to appeal to psychophysicists, neurophysiologists, anatomists, and systems neuroscientists who attend meetings such as those held by the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Society for Neuroscience.

  • Mechanosensory transduction in Drosophila melanogaster Xin Liang, Landi Sun, Zhen Liu

  • Functional metagenomics : tools and applications / Trevor C. Charles, Mark R. Liles, Angela Sessitsch, editors

  • Soil biological communities and ecosystem resilience / Martin Lukac, Paola Grenni, Mauro Gamboni, editors

  • Yeasts in natural ecosystems : diversity / Pietro Buzzini, Marc-André Lachance, Andrey Yurkov, editors

  • Exposure to microbiological agents in indoor and occupational environments / Carla Viegas, Susana Viegas, Anita Gomes, Martin Täubel, Raquel Sabino, editors

  • Yeasts in natural ecosystems : ecology / Pietro Buzzini, Marc-André Lachance, Andrey Yurkov, editors

  • Metabolic engineering for bioactive compounds strategies and processes / Vipin Chandra Kalia, Adesh Kumar Saini, editors

  • Temporal network epidemiology Naoki Masuda, Petter Holme, editors

  • Anatomical adaptations of Halophytes a review of classic literature and recent findings / Marius-Nicuşor Grigore, Constantin Toma

  • Stochastic processes, multiscale modeling, and numerical methods for computational cellular biology / David Holcman, editor
    QH 324.2 S76 2017eb

  • Transport across natural and modified biological membranes and its implications in physiology and therapy / Julita Kulbacka, Saulius Satkauskas, editors

  • Frontiers of biostatistical methods and applications in clinical oncology Shigeyuki Matsui, John Crowley, editors
    This book presents the state of the art of biostatistical methods and their applications in clinical oncology. Many methodologies established today in biostatistics have been brought about through its applications to the design and analysis of oncology clinical studies. This field of oncology, now in the midst of evolution owing to rapid advances in biotechnologies and cancer genomics, is becoming one of the most promising disease fields in the shift toward personalized medicine. Modern developments of diagnosis and therapeutics of cancer have also been continuously fueled by recent progress in establishing the infrastructure for conducting more complex, large-scale clinical trials and observational studies. The field of cancer clinical studies therefore will continue to provide many new statistical challenges that warrant further progress in the methodology and practice of biostatistics. This book provides a systematic coverage of various stages of cancer clinical studies. Topics from modern cancer clinical trials include phase I clinical trials for combination therapies, exploratory phase II trials with multiple endpoints/treatments, and confirmative biomarker-based phase III trials with interim monitoring and adaptation. It also covers important areas of cancer screening, prognostic analysis, and the analysis of large-scale molecular data in the era of big data.

  • Avian reproduction : from behavior to molecules / Tomohiro Sasanami, editor

  • Vegetation ecology of Central Europe. Christoph Leuschner, Heinz Ellenberg ; translated by Laura Sutcliffe
    This handbook in two volumes synthesises our knowledge about the ecology of Central Europe's plant cover with its 7000-yr history of human impact, covering Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Based on a thorough literature review with 5500 cited references and nearly 1000 figures and tables, the two books review in 26 chapters all major natural and man-made vegetation types with their climatic and edaphic influences, the structure and dynamics of their communities, the ecophysiology of important plant species, and key aspects of ecosystem functioning. Volume I deals with the forests and scrub vegetation and analyses the ecology of Central Europe's tree flora, whilst Volume II is dedicated to the non-forest vegetation covering mires, grasslands, heaths, alpine habitats and urban vegetation. The consequences of over-use, pollution and recent climate change over the last century are explored and conservation issues addressed.

  • Bioethics and Biopolitics Theories, Applications and Connections

  • Mental health and illness in the city : With a special contribution by D. Goldberg and G. Thornicroft / Niels Okkels, Christina Blanner Kristiansen, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, eds

  • Neural mechanisms of language / Maria Mody, editor

  • Early vocal contact and preterm infant brain development : bridging the gaps between research and practice / Manuela Filippa, Pierre Kuhn, Björn Westrup, editors

  • Quantitative human physiology : an introduction / Joseph Feher
    QP 33.6 M36 F44 2017

    Quantitative Human Physiology: An Introduction is the first text to meet the needs of the undergraduate bioengineering student who is being exposed to physiology for the first time, but requires a more analytical/quantitative approach. This book explores how component behavior produces system behavior in physiological systems. Through text explanation, figures, and equations, it provides the engineering student with a basic understanding of physiological principles with an emphasis on quantitative aspects.

    Features a quantitative approach that includes physical and chemical principles Provides a more integrated approach from first principles, integrating anatomy, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology Includes clinical applications relevant to the biomedical engineering student (TENS, cochlear implants, blood substitutes, etc.) Integrates labs and problem sets to provide opportunities for practice and assessment throughout the course


    Expansion of many sections to include relevant information Addition of many new figures and re-drawing of other figures to update our understanding and clarify difficult areas Substantial updating of the text to reflect newer research results Addition of several new appendices including statistics, nomenclature of transport carriers, and structural biology of important items such as the neuromuscular junction and calcium release unit Addition of new problems within the problem sets Addition of commentary to power point presentations

  • The great apes : a short history / Chris Herzfeld ; translated by Kevin Frey ; foreword by Jane Goodall
    QL 737 P94 H4713 2017
    A unique, beautifully illustrated exploration of our fascination with our closest primate relatives, and the development of primatology as a discipline

    This insightful work is a compact but wide-ranging survey of humankind's relationship to the great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans), from antiquity to the present. Replete with fascinating historical details and anecdotes, it traces twists and turns in our construction of primate knowledge over five hundred years. Chris Herzfeld outlines the development of primatology and its key players and events, including well-known long-term field studies, notably the pioneering work by women such as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birut#65533; Galdikas.

    Herzfeld seeks to heighten our understanding of great apes and the many ways they are like us. The reader will encounter apes living in human families, painting apes, apes who use American Sign Language, and chimpanzees who travelled in space.

    A philosopher and historian specializing in primatology, Herzfeld offers thought-provoking insights about our perceptions of apes, as well as the boundary between "human" and "ape" and what it means to be either.

  • The first domestication : how wolves and humans coevolved / Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg
    QL 737 C22 P54 2017
    A riveting look at how dog and humans became best friends, and the first history of dog domestication to include insights from indigenous peoples

    In this fascinating book, Raymond Pierotti and Brandy Fogg change the narrative about how wolves became dogs and in turn, humanity's best friend. Rather than describe how people mastered and tamed an aggressive, dangerous species, the authors describe coevolution and mutualism. Wolves, particularly ones shunned by their packs, most likely initiated the relationship with Paleolithic humans, forming bonds built on mutually recognized skills and emotional capacity.

    This interdisciplinary study draws on sources from evolutionary biology as well as tribal and indigenous histories to produce an intelligent, insightful, and often unexpected story of cooperative hunting, wolves protecting camps, and wolf-human companionship. This fascinating assessment is a must-read for anyone interested in human evolution, ecology, animal behavior, anthropology, and the history of canine domestication.

  • Rebel genius : Warren S. McCulloch's transdisciplinary life in science / Tara H. Abraham
    QP 353.4 M33A27 2016eb

    Warren S. McCulloch (1898--1969) adopted many identities in his scientific life -- among them philosopher, poet, neurologist, neurophysiologist, neuropsychiatrist, collaborator, theorist, cybernetician, mentor, engineer. He was, writes Tara Abraham in this account of McCulloch's life and work, "an intellectual showman," and performed this part throughout his career. While McCulloch claimed a common thread in his work was the problem of mind and its relationship to the brain, there was much more to him than that. In Rebel Genius , Abraham uses McCulloch's life as a window on a past scientific age, showing the complex transformations that took place in American brain and mind science in the twentieth century -- particularly those surrounding the cybernetics movement.

    Abraham describes McCulloch's early work in neuropsychiatry, and his emerging identity as a neurophysiologist. She explores his transformative years at the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute and his work with Walter Pitts -- often seen as the first iteration of "artificial intelligence" but here described as stemming from the new tradition of mathematical treatments of biological problems. Abraham argues that McCulloch's dual identities as neuropsychiatrist and cybernetician are inseparable. He used the authority he gained in traditional disciplinary roles as a basis for posing big questions about the brain and mind as a cybernetician. When McCulloch moved to the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT, new practices for studying the brain, grounded in mathematics, philosophy, and theoretical modeling, expanded the relevance and ramifications of his work. McCulloch's transdisciplinary legacies anticipated today's multidisciplinary field of cognitive science.

  • Parallax of growth : the philosophy of ecology and economy / Ole Bjerg
    QH 540.5 B54 2016
    Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent ?debt drive?, whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt.

    Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The book aims to shift the inquiry from ?what shall we do? to ?why have we not already done it? In order to address the challenges of our contemporary times of crisis, we need to understand how the idea of growth is deeply ingrained in the ideology as well as the organization of our society. The book aims to open the space for philosophical thinking about this important issue.

  • Hierarchy : perspectives for ecological complexity / T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr
    QH 541.15 M3 A55 2017
    Although complexity surrounds us, its inherent uncertainty, ambiguity, and contradiction can at first make complex systems appear inscrutable. Ecosystems, for instance, are nonlinear, self-organizing, seemingly chaotic structures in which individuals interact both with each other and with the myriad biotic and abiotic components of their surroundings across geographies as well as spatial and temporal scales. In the face of such complexity, ecologists have long sought tools to streamline and aggregate information. Among them, in the 1980s, T. F. H. Allen and Thomas B. Starr implemented a burgeoning concept from business administration: hierarchy theory. Cutting-edge when Hierarchy was first published, their approach to unraveling complexity is now integrated into mainstream ecological thought.

    This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of Hierarchy reflects the assimilation of hierarchy theory into ecological research, its successful application to the understanding of complex systems, and the many developments in thought since. Because hierarchies and levels are habitual parts of human thinking, hierarchy theory has proven to be the most intuitive and tractable vehicle for addressing complexity. By allowing researchers to look explicitly at only the entities and interconnections that are relevant to a specific research question, hierarchically informed data analysis has enabled a revolution in ecological understanding. With this new edition of Hierarchy , that revolution continues.

  • Planet of microbes : the perils and potential of Earth's essential life forms / Ted Anton
    QR 56 A58 2017
    We live in a time of unprecedented scientific knowledge about the origins of life on Earth. But if we want to grasp the big picture, we have to start small--very small. That's because the real heroes of the story of life on Earth are microbes, the tiny living organisms we cannot see with the naked eye. Microbes were Earth's first lifeforms, early anaerobic inhabitants that created the air we breathe. Today they live, invisible and seemingly invincible, in every corner of the planet, from Yellowstone's scalding hot springs to Antarctic mountaintops to inside our very bodies--more than a hundred trillion of them. Don't be alarmed though: many microbes are allies in achieving our--to say nothing of our planet's--health.

    In Planet of Microbes , Ted Anton takes readers through the most recent discoveries about microbes, revealing their unexpected potential to reshape the future of the planet. For years, we knew little about these invisible invaders, considering them as little more than our enemies in our fight against infectious disease. But the more we learn about microbes, the more it's become clear that our very lives depend on them. They may also hold the answers to some of science's most pressing problems, including how to combat a warming planet, clean up the environment, and help the body fight off a wide variety of diseases. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the determined scientists who hope to harness the work of microbes, and he breaks down the science while also sharing incredible behind-the-scenes stories of the research taking place everywhere from microbreweries to Mars.

    The world's tiniest organisms were here more than three billion years before us. We live in their world, and Planet of Microbes at last gives these unsung heroes the recognition they deserve.

  • American tropics : the Caribbean roots of biodiversity science / Megan Raby
    QH 541.15 B56 R33 2017
    Biodiversity has been a key concept in international conservation since the 1980s, yet historians have paid little attention to its origins. Uncovering its roots in tropical fieldwork and the southward expansion of U.S. empire at the turn of the twentieth century, Megan Raby details how ecologists took advantage of growing U.S. landholdings in the circum-Caribbean by establishing permanent field stations for long-term, basic tropical research. From these outposts of U.S. science, a growing community of American "tropical biologists" developed both the key scientific concepts and the values embedded in the modern discourse of biodiversity.

    Considering U.S. biological fieldwork from the era of the Spanish-American War through the anticolonial movements of the 1960s and 1970s, this study combines the history of science, environmental history, and the history of U.S.-Caribbean and Latin American relations. In doing so, Raby sheds new light on the origins of contemporary scientific and environmentalist thought and brings to the forefront a surprisingly neglected history of twentieth-century U.S. science and empire.

  • I am Josephine : (and I am a living thing) / written by Jan Thornhill ; illustrations by Jacqui Lee
    QL 706.2 T56 2016
    Meet Josephine: a spirited and curious girl, a big sister, and a human being. She's also a mammal, an animal, and a living thing--all identities she explores with readers in this simple informational picture book.

    Josephine presents her family (and herself) as examples of human beings, and then familiar creatures like her dog and her mom (and herself) as mammals. Next, she adds whales, lobsters, hummingbirds, and elephants (and herself) as examples of animals. Finally, she shares examples of living things, including moose, foxes, butterflies, flowers, and bugs... and, of course, herself!

    Inspired by science and nature writer Jan Thornhill's many classroom visits, this book is intended to help children recognize themselves as part of the natural world, with an emphasis on how all living things share similarities.

    Playful, kid-friendly illustrations in vibrant colors paired with minimal text make this an easy introduction to the classification of living things. Endmatter goes into further detail about the unique characteristics of humans, mammals, animals, and living things.
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