PAUL EGGLETON and RICHARD I. VANE-WRIGHT, Introduction. DANIEL R. BROOKES and DEBORAH A. MCLENNAN, Historical Ecology as a Research Programme. MARK D. PAGEL, The Adaptionist Wager. JONATHAN A. CODDINGTON, The Roles of Homology and Convergence Studies of Adaptation. JOHN W. WENZEL and JAMES M. CARPENTER, Comparing Methods. JOHN L. GITTLEMAN and HANG-KWANG LUH, Phylogeny, Evolutionary Models and Comparative Methods. E.N. ARNOLD, Investigating the Origins of Performance Advantage. DANIEL P. FAITH and L. BELBIN, Distinguishing Phylogenetic Effects in Multivariate Models Relating to EUCALYPTUS Convergent Morphology to Environment. R.S. THORPE, R.P. BROWN, M. DAY, A. MALHOTRA, D.P. MCGREGOR, And W. WUSTER, Testing Ecological and Phylogenetic Hypotheses in Microevolutionary Studies. ADRIAN E. FRIDAY, Adaptation and Phylogenetic Inference. PAUL H. HARVEY and SEAN NEE, Comparing Real with Expected Patterns from Molecular Phylogenies. ARNE M. MOOERS, SEAN NEE, And PAUL H. HARVEY, Biological and Algorithmic Correlates of Phenetic Tree Pattern. SOREN NYLIN and NINA WEDELL, Sexual Size Dimorphism and Comparative Methods. MICHAEL D. CRISP, Evolution of Bird Pollination in Some Australian Legumes. BIRGITTA SILLEN-TULLBERG and HAND TEMRIN, A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Relationship Between Polygamy, Pair Bond Length, And the Characteristics of Young Birds. FRANCIS GILBERT, GRAHAM ROTHERY, PAUL EMERSON and REHENA ZAFAR, The Evolution of Feeding Stratagies. PAUL EGGLETON and R.I. VANE-WRIGHT, Some Principles of Phylogenetics and Their Implications for Comparative Biology.