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Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

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Evolutionary Ecology simultaneously unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary ecology and provides a volume that can be used as either a primary textbook or a supplemental reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. The focus of the book is on current concepts in evolutionary ecology, and the empirical study of these concepts. The editors have assembled a group of prominent biologists who have made significant contributions to this field. They both synthesize the current state of knowledge and identity areas for future investigation. Evolutionary Ecology will be of general interest to researchers and students in both ecology and evolutionary biology. Researchers in evolutionary ecology that want an overview of the current state of the field, and graduate students that want an introduction the field, will find this book very valuable. This volume can also be used as a primary textbook or supplemental reading in both upper division and graduate courses/seminars in Evolutionary Ecology.

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Provides an overview of evolutionary ecology, a field spanning the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology and incorporating the techniques and approaches of each. Chapters are written by prominent researchers and are organized into five sections: themes in evolutionary ecology, life histories, behavior, co-evolution, and adaptation to anthropogenic change. For researchers seeking a current overview and graduate or advanced undergraduate students seeking an introduction to the field.
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Synopsis:

Evolutionary Ecology simultaneously unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary ecology and provides a volume that can be used as either a primary textbook or a supplemental reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. The focus of the book is on current concepts in

evolutionary ecology, and the empirical study of these concepts. The editors have assembled a group of prominent biologists who have made significant contributions to this field. They both synthesize the current state of knowledge and identity areas for future investigation. Evolutionary Ecology

will be of general interest to researchers and students in both ecology and evolutionary biology. Researchers in evolutionary ecology that want an overview of the current state of the field, and graduate students that want an introduction the field, will find this book very valuable. This volume can

also be used as a primary textbook or supplemental reading in both upper division and graduate courses/seminars in Evolutionary Ecology.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-413) and index.

Table of Contents

I. Recurring Themes

1. Nature and Causes of Variation, Susan J. Mazer and John Damuth

2. Evolutionary Significance of Variation, Susan J. Mazer and John D. Damuth

3. Natural Selection, Daphne J. Fairbairn and Jeff P. Reeve

4. Adaptation, David Reznick and Joseph Travis

5. Phenotypic Plasticity, Massimo Pigliucci

6. Population Structure, Leonard Nunney

7. Inbreeding and Outbreeding, Nikolas M. Waser and Charles W. Fox

II. Life Histories

8. Age and Size at Maturity, Derek A. Roff

9. Offspring Size and Number, Frank J. Messina and Charles W. Fox

10. Senescence, Marc Tatar

11. Life Cycles, Jan A. Pechenik

12. Sex and Gender, Turk Rhen and David Crews

13. Sex Ratios and Sex Allocation, Steven Hecht Orzack

14. Ecological Specialization and Generalization, Douglas J. Futuyma

III. Behavior

15. Mating Systems, Ann K. Sakai and David F. Westneat

16. Sexual Selection, Udo M. Savalli

17. Cooperation and Altruism, David Sloan Wilson

18. Foraging Behavior, Donald L. Kramer

19. Evolutionary Ecology of Movement, Hugh Dingle and Marcel Holyoak

IV. Interspecific Interactions

20. Ecological Character Displacement, Dolph Schluter

21. Predator-Prey Interactions, Peter A. Abrams

22. Parasite-Host Interactions, Curtis Lively

23. Plant-Herbivore Interactions, May R. Berenbaum

24. Mutualisms, Judith Bronstein

25. Geographic Dynamics of Coevolution, John N. Thompson

V. Adaptation To Anthropogenic Change

26. Pesticide Resistance, John A. Mckenzie

27. Predicting the Outcome of Biological Control, Judith H. Myers

28. Evolutionary Conservation Biology, Philip W. Hedrick

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195131550
Subtitle:
Concepts and Case Studies
Editor:
Fox, Charles W.
Editor:
Roff, Derek A.
Editor:
Fairbairn, Daphne J.
Editor:
Roff, Derek
Editor:
Fox, Charles W.
Author:
null, Daphne J.
Author:
Fox, Charles W.
Author:
null, Derek A.
Author:
Roff, Derek A.
Author:
null, Charles W.
Author:
Fairbairn, Daphne J.
Editor:
Roff, Derek A.
Editor:
Fairbairn, Daphne J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life Sciences | Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series Volume:
241
Publication Date:
20011019
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
106 line illus, halftones and maps
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.7 x 9.6 x 0.9 in 1.744 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Evolutionary Ecology simultaneously unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary ecology and provides a volume that can be used as either a primary textbook or a supplemental reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. The focus of the book is on current concepts in

evolutionary ecology, and the empirical study of these concepts. The editors have assembled a group of prominent biologists who have made significant contributions to this field. They both synthesize the current state of knowledge and identity areas for future investigation. Evolutionary Ecology

will be of general interest to researchers and students in both ecology and evolutionary biology. Researchers in evolutionary ecology that want an overview of the current state of the field, and graduate students that want an introduction the field, will find this book very valuable. This volume can

also be used as a primary textbook or supplemental reading in both upper division and graduate courses/seminars in Evolutionary Ecology.

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