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The Resource Evolution of biological diversity, edited by Anne E. Magurran and Robert M. May

Evolution of biological diversity, edited by Anne E. Magurran and Robert M. May

Label
Evolution of biological diversity
Title
Evolution of biological diversity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anne E. Magurran and Robert M. May
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The final chapters of the book take a broader perspective on the question, and explore the fossil record for data on the origination of species diversity - and extinctions - in the past. Evolution of Biological Diversity is a must-have for all researchers and graduate students in the biological sciences who want to be abreast of the latest thinking on the evolution of biological diversity
  • Recent studies have discovered considerable genetic and morphological variation both between and within populations of the same species. Yet the relation between this intraspecific variation and the processes of speciation remains poorly understood. When, how, and why do new species arise? The chapters in this book explore the question of how variation arises within species; some emphasize the ecological and behavioural basis of differentiation; others argue for the role of natural selection in generating speciation. Several chapters focus on the important emerging links between sexual selection, sexual conflict, and population differentiation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
578.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.15.B56
LC item number
E96 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1955-
  • 1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Magurran, Anne E.
  • May, Robert M.
  • Royal Society (Great Britain)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Natural selection
  • Ecology
  • Genetic Variation
  • Biological Evolution
  • Selection, Genetic
Label
Evolution of biological diversity, edited by Anne E. Magurran and Robert M. May
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originating from contributions to a discussion meeting of the Royal Society of London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolutionary genetics of speciation / J. A. Coyne, H. A. Orr -- Genetic diversity: do marker genes tell us the whole story? / T. Tregenza, R. K. Butlin -- Genetic diversity in natural populations / J. Harwood, W. Amos -- Sympatric morphs, populations and speciation in freshwater fish with emphasis on arctic charr / S. Skʹulason, S. S. Snorrason, B. Jʹonsson -- Sexual selection and natural selection in bird speciation / T. Price -- Explosive speciation of African cichlid fishes / G. F. Turner -- Sexual conflict and speciation / L. Partridge, G. A. Parker -- Population differentiation without speciation / A. E. Magurran -- From genes to individuals: developmental genes and the generation of the phenotype / D. Tautz, K. Schmid -- Revealing the factors that promote speciation / T. G. Barraclough, A. P. Vogler, P. H. Harvey -- Gulliver's further travels: the necessity and difficulty of a hierarchical theory of selection / S. J. Gould -- Geographic range size and speciation / K. J. Gaston, S. L. Chown -- Rates of speciation in the fossil record / J. J. Sepkoski, Jr. -- The evolution of diversity in ancient ecosystems: a review / S. Conway Morris
Control code
40180385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198503040
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98047315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Evolution of biological diversity, edited by Anne E. Magurran and Robert M. May
Publication
Note
"Originating from contributions to a discussion meeting of the Royal Society of London."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolutionary genetics of speciation / J. A. Coyne, H. A. Orr -- Genetic diversity: do marker genes tell us the whole story? / T. Tregenza, R. K. Butlin -- Genetic diversity in natural populations / J. Harwood, W. Amos -- Sympatric morphs, populations and speciation in freshwater fish with emphasis on arctic charr / S. Skʹulason, S. S. Snorrason, B. Jʹonsson -- Sexual selection and natural selection in bird speciation / T. Price -- Explosive speciation of African cichlid fishes / G. F. Turner -- Sexual conflict and speciation / L. Partridge, G. A. Parker -- Population differentiation without speciation / A. E. Magurran -- From genes to individuals: developmental genes and the generation of the phenotype / D. Tautz, K. Schmid -- Revealing the factors that promote speciation / T. G. Barraclough, A. P. Vogler, P. H. Harvey -- Gulliver's further travels: the necessity and difficulty of a hierarchical theory of selection / S. J. Gould -- Geographic range size and speciation / K. J. Gaston, S. L. Chown -- Rates of speciation in the fossil record / J. J. Sepkoski, Jr. -- The evolution of diversity in ancient ecosystems: a review / S. Conway Morris
Control code
40180385
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780198503040
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98047315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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