Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128160138, 9780128160145

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology

1st Edition

Authors: Laurence Mueller
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160138
eBook ISBN: 9780128160145
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th November 2019
Page Count: 204
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Description

Although biologists recognize evolutionary ecology by name, many only have a limited understanding of its conceptual roots and historical development. Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology fills that knowledge gap in a thought-provoking and readable format.

Written by a world-renowned evolutionary ecologist, this book embodies a unique blend of expertise in combining theory and experiment, population genetics and ecology. Following an easily-accessible structure, this book encapsulates and chronologizes the history behind evolutionary ecology. It also focuses on the integration of age-structure and density-dependent selection into an understanding of life-history evolution.

Key Features

  • Covers over 60 seminal breakthroughs and paradigm shifts in the field of evolutionary biology and ecology
  • Modular format permits ready access to each described subject
  • Historical overview of a field whose concepts are central to all of biology and relevant to a broad audience of biologists, science historians, and philosophers of science

Readership

Advanced graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, and specialists in evolutionary biology and evolutionary studies

Table of Contents

1 1859 AND IN THE BEGINNING..

2 1894 MEASURING SELECTION IN NATURE

3 1920 A THEORY OF DENSITY-DEPENDENT POPULATION GROWTH IS FORMULATED

4 1928 SELECTION IN AGE-STRUCTURED POPULATIONS

5 1930 THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF NATURAL SELECTION

6 1930 EVOLUTION OF MIMICRY

7 1930 FLUCTUATION IN NUMBERS AND GENOTYPES

8 1934 COMPETITIVE EXCLUSION

9 1940 THE COMMON GARDEN EXPERIMENT

10 1943 SEASONAL CHANGES OF GENE REGIONS IN NATURAL POPULATIONS

11 1947 THE ROLE OF PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY AS AN AGENT FOR ADAPTATION TO VARIABLE ENVIRONMENTS IS PROPOSED

12 1947 MEASURING SELECTION AND DRIFT IN A NATURAL POPULATION

13 1954 COLE’S PARADOX

14 1954 LACK’S PRINCIPLE

15 1956 CHARACTER DISPLACEMENT

16 1958 NICHE PARTITIONING BY WARBLER BIRDS

17 1961 POPULATION REGULATION AND GENETIC FEEDBACKS

18 1962 ECOLOGICAL MEASURES OF FITNESS

19 1962 GROUP SELECTION

20 1964 COMMUNITY EVOLUTION

21 1964 KIN SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

22 1965 EVOLUTION OF PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN PLANTS

23 1965 FITNESS ESTIMATION

24 1966 THE CONCEPT OF ENERGETIC TRADE-OFFS

25 1966 EVOLUTION OF DEMOGRAPHIC PARAMETERS

26 1966 OPTIMAL FORAGING BASED ON TIME AND ENERGY

27 1966 EVOLUTION OF A PLANT ANIMAL MUTUALISM

28 1967 EVOLUTION FOLLOWING COLONIZATION

29 1968 COLE’S PARADOX RESOLVED BY ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION

30 1968 EVOLUTION IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS

31 1969 THE POLYGYNY THRESHOLD MODEL

32 1970 REPRODUCTIVE EFFORT AND THE LIFE HISTORY SCHEDULE

33 1970 THE PRICE EQUATION

34 1971 POPULATION GENETIC THEORY OF DENSITY-DEPEDENT NATURAL SELECTION

35 1971 THE EVOLUTION OF HEAVY METAL TOLERANCE

36 1973 THE RED QUEEN HYPOTHESIS

37 1973 THE EVOLUTION OF MELANISM

38 1975 SEX AND EVOLUTION

39 1975 GENETICS OF MIMICRY

40 1976 EVOLUTION OF RESOURCE PARTITIONING

41 1977 LIFE HISTORY THEORY CHALLANGED

42 1977 NATURAL SELECTION FAVORS REDUCED VARIANCE IN FITNESS

43 1978 MAINTENANCE OF PROTEIN POLYMORPHISMS IN A VARIABLE ENVIRONMENT

44 1979 A CRITIQUE OF THE ADAPTATIONIST PROGRAM

45 1980 EVOLUTION OF PHILOPATRY

46 1981 TESTING DENSITY-DEPENDENT NAURAL SELECTION

47 1981 EVOLUTION OF POPULATION STABILITY: THEORY

48 1982 LIFE HISTORY EVOLUTION IN NATURE

49 1982 EVOLUTION OF VIRULENCE

50 1984 EVOLUTION OF AGE-SPECIFIC PATTERNS OF SURVIVAL AND FECUNDITY

51 1985 EVOLUTION OF PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY THEORY

52 1985 COEVOLUTION OF BACTERIA AND PHAGE

53 1986 EVOLUTION OF DARWIN’S FINCHES

54 1986 EVOLUTION ACROSS THREE TROPHIC LEVELS

55 1988 EVOLUTION OF COMPETITIVE ABILITY

56 1990 A PREDATOR-PREY ARMS RACE

57 1990 REPRODUCTIVE EFFORT AND THE BALANCE BETWEEN EGG NUMBER AND EGG SIZE

58 1991 EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION

59 1994 EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE ROLE OF NATURAL SELECTION IN THE PROCESS OF CHARACTER DISPLACEMENT

60 1994 THE GEOGRAPHIC MOSAIC THEORY OF COEVOLUTION

61 1996 COMMUNITY EVOLUTION DUE TO INDIRECT EFFECTS

62 1996 TESTS OF ADAPTIVE PHENOTYPIC PLASTICITY IN PLANTS

63 1997 EVOLUTION OF SPECIES’RANGE - THEORY

64 2000 EVOLUTION OF POPULATION STABILITY: EXPERIMENTS

65 2004 COEVOLUTION OVER SPACE AND TIME

Details

No. of pages:
204
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
18th November 2019
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128160138
eBook ISBN:
9780128160145

About the Author

Laurence Mueller

Laurence Mueller is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. His research includes the development of theoretical models to guide research and experimental evolutionary approaches to the study of adaptation. Dr. Mueller’s specific research interests include the evolution of life-history phenotypes at different population density and the evolution of population stability. More recently Dr. Mueller’s research has focused on the evolution of age-specific patterns of aging and physiological decline that occurs prior to death. He is the author of three books and over 120 research articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

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