Synopses & Reviews
A concise, rigorous, and readable introduction to evolutionary ecology, a field of questions united by the intermix of evolutionary and ecological knowledge. Although not designed as a textbook, the author's enthusiastic and accessible style will inspire students (both undergraduate and graduate) to use the book in conjunction with the primary literture and more extensive reviews of individual topics.
"This book reflects a high level of scholarship and attention to production detail."--ECOLOGY
About the Author
Dr. Peter J. Mayhew
is Lecturer in Ecology in the Department of Biology at the University of York.
Table of Contents
Preface: What is evolutionary ecology?
1. How do ecology and evolution interact?
2. How did complexity arise and spread?
3. How did ecological transitions arise and spread?
4. What kind of life history?
5. How far to disperse?
6. How many males and females?
7. How does behaviour evolve?
8. How do botanical traits evolve?
9. How do ecological interactions evolve?
10. How do lineages split, how much do they change, and how do they terminate?
11. How does evolution vary from place to place?
12. How many species in a community or a clade?
13. What have we learnt and how have we done it?