Biodiversity and Evolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781785482779

Biodiversity and Evolution

1st Edition

Editors: Philippe Grandcolas Marie-Christine Maurel
Hardcover ISBN: 9781785482779
Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 200
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Biodiversity and Evolution includes chapters devoted to the evolution and biodiversity of organisms at the molecular level, based on the study of natural collections from the Museum of Natural History. The book starts with an epistemological and historical introduction and ends with a critical overview of the Anthropocene epoch.

Key Features

  • Explores the study of natural collections of the Museum of Natural History
  • Examines evolution and biodiversity at the molecular level
  • Features an introduction focusing on epistemology and history
  • Provides a critical overview


Students, teachers and researchers, interested in biology, epistemology and scientific cultural aspects

Table of Contents

1. From Richard Owen to Charles Darwin: The origin of Biodiversity
2. Biodiversity from Collection from Natural History Museum: at the source of Evolutionary studies
3. Evolution and diversification of Conoidea
4. Evolution of Morpho butterflies
5. Biodiversity and evolutionary history of moles in Western Europe: contribution of molecular, morphological and ecological niche modelling data
6. Infectious diseases: Effects of globalization: evolutionary consequences and selection pressures
7. Which model (s) to explain diversity (genetic)?
8. Telomeres and telomerase: a structural diversity for the same role
9. Degeneracy of the genetic code and frequency of amino acids
10. The contemporary study of microbiomes: practices between scientific exploration and paths of dependencies
11. The Anthropocene epoch and the biodiversity


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About the Editor

Philippe Grandcolas

Philippe Grandcolas is a Senior Scientist CNRS and Director at the Institut de Systematique, Evolution, Biodiversite.

Affiliations and Expertise

CNRS, France

Marie-Christine Maurel

Marie-Christine Maurel is a professor- researcher at UPMC and MNHN.

Affiliations and Expertise

UPMC and MNHN, France