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The Resource Macroevolution : explanation, interpretation and evidence, Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier, editors

Macroevolution : explanation, interpretation and evidence, Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier, editors

Label
Macroevolution : explanation, interpretation and evidence
Title
Macroevolution
Title remainder
explanation, interpretation and evidence
Statement of responsibility
Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is divided in two parts, the first of which shows how, beyond paleontology and systematics, macroevolutionary theories apply key insights from ecology and biogeography, developmental biology, biophysics, molecular phylogenetics, and even the sociocultural sciences to explain evolution in deep time. In the second part, the phenomenon of macroevolution is examined with the help of real life-history case studies on the evolution of eukaryotic sex, the formation of anatomical form and body-plans, extinction and speciation events of marine invertebrates, hominin evolution and species conservation ethics. The book brings together leading experts, who explain pivotal concepts such as Punctuated Equilibria, Stasis, Developmental Constraints, Adaptive Radiations, Habitat Tracking, Turnovers, (Mass) Extinctions, Species Sorting, Major Transitions, Trends, and Hierarchies? key premises that allow macroevolutionary epistemic frameworks to transcend microevolutionary theories that focus on genetic variation, selection, migration and fitness. Along the way, the contributing authors review ongoing debates and current scientific challenges; detail new and fascinating scientific tools and techniques that allow us to cross the classic borders between disciplines; demonstrate how their theories make it possible to extend the Modern Synthesis; present guidelines on how the macroevolutionary field could be further developed; and provide a rich view of just how it was that life evolved across time and space. In short, this book is a must-read for active scholars and, because the technical aspects are fully explained, it is also accessible for non-specialists. Understanding evolution requires a solid grasp of above-population phenomena. Species are real biological individuals, and abiotic factors impact the future course of evolution. Beyond observation, when the explanation of macroevolution is the goal, we need both evidence and theory that enable us to explain and interpret how life evolves at the grand scale
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
560
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH371.5
LC item number
.M333 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 D-999
  • QH 371.5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Serrelli, Emanuele
  • Gontier, Nathalie
Series statement
Interdisciplinary evolution research,
Series volume
volume 2
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  • Macroevolution
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Biological Evolution
  • Biodiversity
  • Adaptation, Biological
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Macroevolution
Label
Macroevolution : explanation, interpretation and evidence, Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Macroevolutionary issues and approaches in evolutionary biology / Emanuele Serrelli and Nathalie Gontier -- Part I. Macroevolutionary Explanations and Interpretations. Can modern evolutionary theory explain macroevolution? / Douglas J. Futuyma ; Evolution as a largely autonomous process / Folmer Bokma ; Visualizing macroevolution : from adaptive landscapes to compositions of multiple spaces / Emanuele Serrelli ; Toward a natural philosophy of macroevolution / Stanley N. Salthe ; Networks and hierarchies : approaching complexity in evolutionary theory / Ilya Tëmkin and Niles Eldredge ; Uniting micro- with macroevolution into an extended synthesis : reintegrating life's natural history into evolution studies / Nathalie Gontier -- Part II. Evidencing macroevolution with Case Studies. Using microevolution to explain the macroevolutionary observations for the evolution of sex / Lutz Becks and Yasaman Alavi ; Speciation : expanding the role of biogeography and niche breadth in macroevolutionary theory / Alycia L. Stigall ; Morphological misfits and the architecture of development / Alessandro Minelli ; Macroevolution in and around the hominin clade / Bernard Wood and Mark Grabowski ; Facing the big sixth : from prioritizing species to conserving biodiversity / Elena Casetta and Jorge Marques da Silva
Control code
898532066
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9783319150444
Lccn
2014959855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898532066
Label
Macroevolution : explanation, interpretation and evidence, Emanuele Serrelli, Nathalie Gontier, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Macroevolutionary issues and approaches in evolutionary biology / Emanuele Serrelli and Nathalie Gontier -- Part I. Macroevolutionary Explanations and Interpretations. Can modern evolutionary theory explain macroevolution? / Douglas J. Futuyma ; Evolution as a largely autonomous process / Folmer Bokma ; Visualizing macroevolution : from adaptive landscapes to compositions of multiple spaces / Emanuele Serrelli ; Toward a natural philosophy of macroevolution / Stanley N. Salthe ; Networks and hierarchies : approaching complexity in evolutionary theory / Ilya Tëmkin and Niles Eldredge ; Uniting micro- with macroevolution into an extended synthesis : reintegrating life's natural history into evolution studies / Nathalie Gontier -- Part II. Evidencing macroevolution with Case Studies. Using microevolution to explain the macroevolutionary observations for the evolution of sex / Lutz Becks and Yasaman Alavi ; Speciation : expanding the role of biogeography and niche breadth in macroevolutionary theory / Alycia L. Stigall ; Morphological misfits and the architecture of development / Alessandro Minelli ; Macroevolution in and around the hominin clade / Bernard Wood and Mark Grabowski ; Facing the big sixth : from prioritizing species to conserving biodiversity / Elena Casetta and Jorge Marques da Silva
Control code
898532066
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 403 pages
Isbn
9783319150444
Lccn
2014959855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)898532066

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