Adaptation

  • ID: 1752410
  • Book
  • 511 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The study of evolutionary adaptation returns to the center stage of biology with this important volume. This innovative treatise discusses new developments in adaptation, with new methods, and new theoretical foundations, achievements, and prospects for a rich intellectual future. Once again adaptation is established as a fundamental cornerstone of evolution by means of natural selection. This is an insightful reintroduction to the themes that Darwin and his successors regarded as central to any profound understanding of biology.
  • Wide-ranging and comprehensive coverage of adaptation
  • Thoroughly reviews adaptation in an up-to-date and advanced treatment
  • Includes contributions by leading authorities
  • Encourages various conflicting viewpoints
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Introduction:M.R. Rose and G.V. Lauder, Post-Spandrel Adaptationism. Concepts and Theories of Adaptation: R. Amundson, History and Concepts of Adapatation.G. Lauder, The Argument from Design.J. Seger and J.W. Stubblefield, Optimization and Adaptation.M. Kirkpatrick, Genes and Adaptation: A Pocket Guide to the Theory. Empirical Methods for Studying Adaptation:B. Sinervo and A. Basolo, Testing Adaptation Using PhenotypicManipulations.J. Losos and A. Larson, Phylogenetic Systematics of Adaptation.M.R. Rose, T.J. Nusbaum, and A.K. Chippindale, Laboratory Evolution: The Experimental Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat Syndrome.R. Hudson, The Empirical Study of Adaptation in Natural Populations.R. Hudson, Molecular Population Genetics of Adaptation.M. Novacek, Paleontological Data and the Study of Adaptation. diversity of Adaptive Processes:G. Vermeij, Resistance and Response: Adaptation and Its Implication for Individuals and Clades.M.J. Wade, Adaptation in Subdivided Populations: Kin Selection and Interdemic Selection.L.D. Hurst, Adaptation and Selection of Genomic Parasites.S.A. Frank, The Design of Naturaland Artificial Adaptive Systems.
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Subject Index.
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Rose, Michael R.
Lauder, George V.
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