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Evolutionary Dynamics of a Natural Population: The Large Cactus Finch of the Galapagos

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Preface

1. The Variation Problem

Introduction

Darwin's Finches

Theoretical Framework

Scope and Organization of the Study

Duration of the Study

Organization of the Book

Summary

2. The Island Setting

The Physical Environment

Climate

Vegetation

Plant Phenology

Animals

Age of the Community

Summary

3. Demography: Survival

Introduction

Sources and Study Areas

Birds of Known Age

Birds of Unknown Age

The Initial Group of Adults

Individual Cohorts

A Synthetic Survivorship Curve

Environmental Determinants of Survival

Age Structure of the Breeding Population

Comparative Demography

Summary

4. Demography: Reproduction

Introduction

Timing

The Rate of Reproduction

The Amount of Reproduction

Effects of Age and Experience

Individual Variation

Lifetime Reproductive Success

Summary

5. Survival and Reproduction

Introduction

Survival and Reproduction

Comparative Demography

Summary

6. Songs and Territories

Introduction

Song Structure

Transmissions of Song

Territories and the Role of Song

Song and Breeding

Song Type, Mate Choice, and the Distribution of Territories

The Role of Song in Species, Individual, and Kin Recognition

Origin and Maintenance of the Two Song Types

Summary

7. Mate Choice

Introduction

The Mating System: Mainly Monogamy

Courtship, Pairing, and Parental Care

The Choosing Sex

Cues Used in Mate Choice

Courtship Behavior and Experience

Extra-pair Copulations

Mate Changes

Synthesis

Summary

8. Phenotypic and Genetic Variation

Introduction

Morphological Variation

Genetic Variation

Heritability

When Are Offspring Fully Grown?

Estimates of Heritability

Potential Distortions to the Estimates

Genotype-Environment Correlations

The Expression of Genetic Variation during Ontogeny

Genetic Correlations among Traits

Discontinuous Variation: A Beak Color Polymorphism

Summary

9. Hybridization and Selection

Introduction

Introgression

Effects of Interbreeding on Morphological Variance

Selection

Dry-Season Survival

Reproduction

Directional Stabilizing Selection

The Maintenance of Variation

Summary

10. Population Subdivision and Sympatric Speciation

Introduction

The Initial Observations

Subsequent Observations

How the Population Became Subdivided

Sympatric Speciation?

Population Subdivision

Summary

11. The Place of G. conirostris in Its Community

Introduction

Evolutionary History

Community Ecology

Some Speculations on Evolution and Competition

The Populations on Espaandntilde;ola and Gardner

Summary

12. Summary, Synthesis, and Some Implications for Conservation

Introduction

Synthesis

Implications for Conservation

Appendixes

I. Scientific Names of the Bird Species

II. Annual Summaries of Reproductive Characteristics

III. Demographic Characteristics of A Males and B Males

IV. Effective Population Size and Neighborhood Size

V. Nestling Beak Color Morphs Produced by A Males and B Males

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226305912
Subtitle:
The Large Cactus Finch of the Galapagos
Author:
Grant, B Rosemary
Author:
Grant, B. Rosemary
Author:
Grant, Peter R.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Bird populations
Subject:
Birds -- Evolution -- Galapagos Islands.
Subject:
Bird populations -- Galapagos Islands.
Subject:
Large cactus ground finch
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19891114
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
8 color plates, 75 halftones, 58 line dr
Pages:
370

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