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Roughgarden, Joan

Overview
Works: 14 works in 90 publications in 3 languages and 4,513 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QH541.15.B56, 305.3
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Most widely held works by Joan Roughgarden
Evolution's rainbow : diversity, gender, and sexuality in nature and people by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 2,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, the author challenges accepted wisdom about gender identity and sexual orientation. She takes on the medical establishment, the Bible, social science - and even Darwin himself. She leads the reader through a ... discussion of diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates. She argues that principal elements of Darwinian sexual selection theory are false and suggests a new theory that emphasizes social inclusion and control of access to resources and mating opportunity. She disputes a range of scientific and medical concepts, including Wilson's genetic determinism of behavior, evolutionary psychology, the existence of a gay gene, the role of parenting in determining gender identity, and Dawkins's "selfish gene" as the driver of natural selection. She dares social science to respect the agency and rationality of diverse people shows that many cultures across the world and throughout history accommodate people we label today as lesbian, gay, and transgendered and calls on the Christian religion to acknowledge the Bible's many passages endorsing diversity in gender and sexuality. In the book, she concludes with bold recommendations for improving education in biology, psychology, and medicine for democratizing genetic engineering and medical practice and for building a public monument to affirm diversity as one of our nation's defining principles
Perspectives in ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The genial gene : deconstructing Darwinian selfishness by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores evidence that suggests whether selfishness and individuality are subjective biological traits, examining social behaviors that relate to sex, gender, and family, and discussing an alternative evolutionary theory called "social selection" that focuses on cooperation
The science of ecology by Paul R Ehrlich ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Primer of ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le gène généreux : pour un darwinisme coopératif by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory of population genetics and evolutionary ecology : an introduction by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The basics of population genetics; Complex genetic systems; Special topics in evolution; Evolutionary ecology of single populations; Evolutionary ecology of interacting populations
Anolis lizards of the Caribbean ecology, evolution, and plate tectonics by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of this treatise uses the Anolis lizard to demonstrate the concept of ecology models - how ecological context supplies the natural selection that drives evolution and how evolutionary change among species in turn affects their ecological station
The genial gene deconstructing Darwinian selfishness by Joan Roughgarden ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are selfishness and individuality - rather than kindness and cooperation - basic to biological nature? Does a "selfish gene" create universal sexual conflict? In The Genial Gene, Joan Roughgarden forcefully rejects these and other ideas that have come to dominate the study of animal evolution
Coevolution by D. J Futuyama ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolução do gênero e da sexualidade by Joan Roughgarden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Competititon and theory in community ecology by Joan Roughgarden ( )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This essay is about competition as an ecological and evolutionary force and about theory in community ecology, particularly competition theory. It responds to Connel (1980), Strong et al. (1979) and Connor and Simberloff (1979) (who criticize the evidence for competition and the theoretical attention that competition has received.) These criticisms imply that competition theory, including its extension to the coevolution of competitors, is irrelevant to natural processes and is unworthy of testing regardless of whether the testing is feasible. As someone active in community theory, I wish to explain why these criticism are unfounded and what the nature anf function of theory is in community ecology. The essay is in three parts. The first is philosophical and concerns how one establishes an empirical fact in science. The essay begins with a philosophical discussions because the criticisms spring from what I feel are untenable positions in the philosophy of science. The second part detais some serious technical flaws in the proposals of the critics. The third is an account of what theory in community ecology is, what it is trying to do, how it should be judged and what some of the sources are of misundestanding between theorethical and empirical points of view
An ecological economy : notes on harvest and growth by Gardner Mallard Brown ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Can economics protect biodiversity? by Joan Roughgarden ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Roughgarden, Joan E. 1946-
Roughgarden, Jonathan
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Languages
English (86)
French (2)
Portuguese (1)
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