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Monday, Jan 12
Filiz Garip, Changing Dynamics of Mexico-U.S. Migration

Bobbi Low's Select Publications

Books

Braude, Stan, and Bobbi Low. 2010. An Introduction to Methods & Models in Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Abstract. Public Access.

Journal Articles

Murdock, Courtney C., M.S. Dietz, L.M. Romero, Bobbi Low, and J. Foufopoulos. Forthcoming. "Effects of food availability and parasites on stress and immune response in song birds." Journal of Animal Ecology.

Low, Bobbi. 2013. "Causes and Consequences of Human Migration: An Evolutionary Perspective." Population and Development Review, 39(2): 355-356. DOI.

Low, Bobbi, N. Parker, A. Hazel, and K. Welch. 2013. "Life Expectancy, Fertility, and Women's Lives: A Life-History Perspective." Cross-Cultural Research, 47(2): 198-225. DOI. Abstract.

Wakeley, John, Léandra King, Bobbi Low, and Sohini Ramachandran. 2012. "Gene Genealogies Within a Fixed Pedigree, and the Robustness of Kingman’s Coalescent." Genetics, 191(4): 1433-1445. PMCID: PMC3316654. DOI.

An, L., Daniel Brown, J.I. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2011. "Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: Timing, location, and driving forces." Journal of Land Use Science, 6(1): 13-32. DOI. Abstract.

Shenk, M.K., M.B. Mulder, J. Beise, G. Clark, W. Irons, D. Leonetti, Bobbi Low, S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, and P. Piraino. 2010. "Intergenerational Wealth Transmission among Agriculturalists Foundations of Agrarian Inequality." Current Anthropology, 51(1): 65-83. DOI. Abstract.

Zellner, M.L., S.E. Page, W. Rand, Daniel Brown, D.T. Robinson, J. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2009. "The emergence of zoning policy games in exurban jurisdictions: Informing collective action theory." Land Use Policy, 26(2): 356-367. DOI. Abstract.

Mulder, M.B., S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, J. Beise, G. Clark, I. Fazzio, M. Gurven, K. Hill, P.L. Hooper, W. Irons, Hillard Kaplan, D. Leonetti, Bobbi Low, F.W. Marlowe, R. McElreath, S. Naidu, D. Nolin, P. Piraino, R. Quinlan, E. Schniter, R. Sear, M. Shenk, E.A. Smith, C. von Rueden, and P. Wiessner. 2009. "Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies." Science, 326(5953): 682-688. PMCID: PMC2792081. DOI. Abstract.

Brown, Daniel, D.T. Robinson, L. An, J.I. Nassauer, M. Zellner, W. Rand, R. Riolo, S.E. Page, Bobbi Low, and Z.F. Wang. 2008. "Exurbia from the bottom-up: Confronting empirical challenges to characterizing a complex system." Geoforum, 39(2): 805-818. DOI. Abstract.

Hazel, A., Bobbi Low, K. Welch, and P.A. Nepomnaschy. 2008. "Reproductive strategies and environmental correlations in the order primates." American Journal of Human Biology, 20(2): 223-223.

Ember, M., C.R. Ember, and Bobbi Low. 2007. "Comparing explanations of polygyny." Cross-Cultural Research, 41(4): 428-440. DOI. Abstract.

Nepomnaschy, P.A., K.B. Welch, D.S. McDonnell, Bobbi Low, B.I. Strassmann, and B.G. England. 2006. "Cortisol Levels and Very Early Pregnancy Loss in Humans." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(10): 3938-3942. DOI. Abstract.

Diana, J.S., S. Maruca, and Bobbi Low. 2006. "Do increasing cormorant populations threaten sportfishes in the great lakes? A case study in Lake Huron." Journal of Great Lakes Research, 32(2): 306-320. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi. 2005. "Women's lives there, here, then, now: a review of women's ecological and demographic constraints." Evolution and Human Behavior, 26(1): 64-87. DOI. Abstract.

Epelman, M.A., S. Pollock, B. Netter, and Bobbi Low. 2005. "Anisogamy, expenditure of reproductive effort, and the optimality of having two sexes." Operations Research, 53(3): 560-567. DOI. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi. 2005. "George Williams: theoretician and guerilla environmentalist." Review of Biology, 80(1): 72-83. DOI. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi. 2004. "Editor's Introduction: Unforeseen Consequences of Policy Decisions." Population and Environment, 25(4): 277-280. DOI.

Yanca, C., and Bobbi Low. 2004. "Female Allies and Female Power - a Cross-Cultural Analysis." Evolution and Human Behavior, 25(1): 9-23. DOI. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi, Carl P. Simon, and Kermyt G. Anderson. 2002. "An Evolutionary Ecological Perspective on Demographic Transitions: Modeling Multiple Currencies." American Journal of Human Biology, 14(2): 149-167. Abstract.

Clarke, A.L., and Bobbi Low. 2001. "Testing Evolutionary Hypotheses With Demographic Data." Population and Development Review, 27(4): 633-660. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi. 2001. "Human Behavior and Conservation." Endangered Species Update, 21(1): 14-22. Abstract.

Knodel, John E., Bobbi Low, Chanpen Saengtienchai, and Rachel Lucas. 1997. "An Evolutionary Perspective on Thai Sexual Attitudes and Behavior." The Journal of Sex Research, 34(3): 292-303. Abstract. Licensed Access.

Chapters

Low, Bobbi. 2009. "Marriage and family: the evolutionary ecological context." In Marriage and family: perspectives and complexities edited by H. Elizabeth Peters and Claire M. Kamp Dush. New York: Columbia University Press.

Low, Bobbi. 2006. "Ecological and Sociocultural influences on mating and marriage systems." In The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology edited by Robin Dunbar and Louise Barrett. Oxford University Press.

Low, Bobbi. 2006. "Whither thou goest: an evolutionary perspective on migration." In Cultural psychology of immigrants edited by Mahalingam, Ram . Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum.

Low, Bobbi. 2005. "Families: An Anthropological Approach." In Families in Global Perspective edited by J. L. Roonarine and U. Gielen. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Low, Bobbi. 2004. "Ecological and Social Complexities of Human Monogamy." In The Evolution of Monogamy edited by C. Boesch and U. Reichart. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Low, Bobbi. 2004. "The Biological Bases of Sex Differences." In The Encyclopedia of Men and Women edited by M. Ember, M. and C. Ember. New York: Kluwer Press.

Low, Bobbi, Carl P. Simon, and D. Finkbeiner. 2004. "Favored Places in the Selfish Herd: Positional Costs and Benefits in Fish Schools." In Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems edited by L. Bookner, S. Forrest, M. Mitchell and R. Riolo. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Anderson, Kermyt G., and Bobbi Low. 2003. "Nonmarital First Births and Women's Life Histories." In The Biodemography of Fertility edited by J. Rodgers and H. P. Kohler. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Low, Bobbi, E. Ostrom, Carl P. Simon, and J. Wilson. 2003. "Redundancy and Diversity: Do They Influence Optimal Management?" In Navigating Nature's Dynamics edited by J. Colding and C. Folke. Pp. 83-114. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Low, Bobbi, Carl P. Simon, and Kermyt G. Anderson. 2002. "The Biodemography of Modern Women: Tradeoffs When Resources Become Limiting." In The Biodemography of Fertility edited by J Rodgers and H.P. Kohler. Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Low, Bobbi. 2001. "Sex, Wealth, and Fertility: Old Rules, New Environments." In Adaptation and Human Behavior: An Anthropological Perspective edited by L. Cronk, N. Chagnon and W. Irons. New York: Aldine.

Costanza, R., Bobbi Low, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson. 2001. "Ecosystems and Human Systems: A Framework for Exploring the Linkages." In Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability edited by R. Costanza, R., B.S. Low, E. Ostrom and J. Wilson. Pp. 3-20. New York: Lewis Publishers.

Low, Bobbi, E. Ostrom, R. Costanza, and J. Wilson. 2001. "Human-Ecosystems Interactions: a Basic Dynamic Integrated Model." In Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability edited by R. Costanza, R., B.S. Low, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson. Pp. 33-57. New York: Lewis Publishers.

Wilson, J., R. Costanza, Bobbi Low, and E. Ostrom. 2001. "Scale Misperceptions and the Spatial Dynamics of a Social-Ecological System." In Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability edited by R. Costanza, R., B.S. Low, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson. Pp. 59-75. New York: Lewis Publishers.

Costanza, R., Bobbi Low, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson. 2001. "Future Directions." In Institutions, Ecosystems, and Sustainability edited by R. Costanza, R., B.S. Low, E. Ostrom, and J. Wilson. Pp. 233-245. New York: Lewis Publishers.

PSC Reports

Anderson, Kermyt G., and Bobbi Low. 2002. "Nonmarital First Births and Women's Life Histories." PSC Research Report No. 02-505. May 2002. Abstract. PDF.