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Evolution since Darwin

The First 150 Years
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Michael Bell
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This book combines the work of thirty-nine authors from twenty-two universities and two museums in five countries. It summarizes the progress in the major areas of research in evolutionary biology since Darwin, reviewing the current state of knowledge and active research, and looking toward the future of the field.
A major summary of the research in evolutionary biology since Darwin, this volume reviews the current state of knowledge and research, and looks toward the future of the field
PART I: EVOLUTION SINCE DARWIN.- Evolutionary Biology: 150 Years of Progress; D.J.Futuyma.- Rethinking Darwin's Position in the History of Science; P.J.Bowler.- Commentary 1: Where Are We? Historical Reflections on Evolutionary Biology in the Twentieth Century; V.B.Smocovitis.- PART II: POPULATION, GENES, AND GENOMES.- The Concepts of 'Population' and 'Metapopulation' in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology; R.L.Millstein.- Evolutionary Genetics: Progresses and Challenges; J.G.Zhang.- Natural Selection and Coalescent Theory; J.Wakeley.- On the Power of Comparative Genomics: Does Conservation Imply Function?; B.Kolaczkowski & A.D.Kern.- Commentary 2: The Potential for Microorganisms and Experimental Studies in Evolutionary Biology; D.E.Dykhuizen.- PART III: THE EVOLUTION OF FORM.- Limits on Rates of Adaptation: Why Is Darwin's Machine So Slow?; M.Kirkpatrick.- Evolvability: The Missing Piece of the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis; G.P.Wagner.- Embryos and Evolution: 150 Years of Reciprocal Illumination; G.A.Wray.- PART IV: ADAPTATION AND SPECIATION .- Tradeoffs and Negative Correlations in Evolutionary Ecology; A.Agrawal, J.K.Conner & S.Rasmann.- Elucidating Evolutionary Mechanisms in Plant-Insect Interactions: Key Residues as Key Innovations; M.Berenbaum & M.A.Schuler.- Behavioral Ecology: The Natural History of Evolutionary Theory; H.Kokko & M.D.Jennions.- Understanding the Origin of Species: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?; R.G.Harrison.- Commentary 3: The Role of Ecology in Evolutionary Biology; M.A.McPeek.- PART V: DIVERSITY AND THE TREE OF LIFE.- The Origin and Early Evolution of Life: Did It All Start in Darwin's Warm Little Pond?; A.Lazcano.- Commentary 4: The Genomic Imprint of Endosymbiosis; C.E.Lane.- Adaptive Radiation: The Interaction of Ecological Opportunity, Adaptation, and Speciation; J.B.Losos & D.L.Mahler.- Phylogenetic Progress and Applications of the Tree of Life; D.M.Hillis.- Paleontological Perspectives on Morphological Change; P.J.Wagner.- The Geological History of Biodiversity; M.Foote.- Commentary 5: Thinking about Diversity and Diversification: What If Biotic History Is Not Equilibrial?; J.Cracraft.- PART VI: HUMAN EVOLUTION.- Hominid Paleobiology: How Has Darwin Done?; T.D.White.- Darwin on the Role of Culture in Human Evolution; P.J.Richerson & R.Boyd.- PART VII: APPLICATIONS OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY.- Applying Evolutionary Biology: From Retrospective Analysis to Direct Manipulation; F.Gould.- Commentary 6: A Clade's-Eye View of Global Climate Change; C.C.Davis, E.J.Edwards & M.J.Donoghue.- PART VIII: PROSPECTS .- Evolutionary Biology: The Next 150 Years; H.E.Hoekstra.- Commentary 7: Towards a More Richly Integrated Biology; C.Marshall.- Commentary 8: Balance between Organismal and Molecular Training; J.Rest.
Evolution since Darwin: The First 150 Years comprises 22 chapters and eight shorter commentaries that emerged from a symposium held in November 2009 at Stony Brook University, USA. Thirty-nine authors from 22 universities and two museums in five countries write on areas of evolutionary biology and related topics on which their research focuses. Their essays cover the history of evolutionary biology, populations, genes and genomes, evolution of form, adaptation and speciation, diversification and phylogeny, paleobiology, human cultural and biological evolution, and applied evolution. The volume summarizes progress in major areas of research in evolutionary biology since Darwin, reviewing the current state of knowledge and active research in those areas, and looking toward the future of the broader field. A major summary of the research in evolutionary biology since Darwin, this volume reviews the current state of knowledge and research, and looks toward the future of the field