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The adaptive landscape in evolutionary biology

Author: Erik I Svensson; Ryan Calsbeek
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"No published volume has yet critically discussed the past, present state, and future prospect of the Adaptive Landscape in evolutionary biology. This volume brings together prominent historians of science, philosophers, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists, with the aim of discussing the state of the art of the Adaptive Landscape from several different perspectives."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik I Svensson; Ryan Calsbeek
ISBN: 9780199595372 0199595372 9780199595389 0199595380
OCLC Number: 776772527
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Marie Louise Rosenthal Book Fund 3909 (2012-Q4).
Acc no.: 256365.
1. A shifting terrain: a brief history of the adaptive landscape / Michael R. Dietrich and Robert A. Skipper, Jr. -- 2. Sewall Wright's adaptive landscape: philosophical reflections on heuristic value / Robert A. Skipper, Jr. and Michael R. Dietrich -- 3. Landscapes, surfaces, and morphospaces: what are they good for? / Massimo Pigliucci -- 4. Wright's adaptive landscape versus Fisher's fundamental theorem / Steven A. Frank -- 5. Wright's adaptive landscape: testing the predictions of his shifting balance theory / Michael J. Wade -- 6. Wright's shifting balance theory and factors affecting the probability of peak shifts / Charles J. Goodnight -- 7. Fluctuating selection and dynamic adaptive landscapes / Ryan Calsbeck, Thomas P. Gosden, Shawn R. Kuchta, and Erik I. Svensson -- 8. The adaptive landscape in sexual selection research / Adam G. Jones, Nicholas L. Ratterman, and Kimberly A. Paczolt --^9. Analyzing and comparing the geometry of individual fitness surfaces / Stephen F. Chenoweth, John Hunt, and Howard D. Rundle -- 10. Adaptive accuracy and adaptive landscapes / Christophe Pélabon, W. Scott Armbruster, Thomas F. Hansen, Geir H. Bolstad, and Rocío Pérez-Barrales -- 11. Empirical insights into adaptive landscapes from bacterial experimental evolution / Tim F. Cooper -- 12. How humans influence evolution on adaptive landscapes / Andrew P. Hendry, Virginie Millien, Andrew Gonzalez, and Hans C.E. Larsson -- 13. Adaptive landscapes and macroevoluntary dynamics / Thomas F. Hansen -- 14. Adaptive dynamics: a framework for modeling the long-term evolutionary dynamics of quantitative traits / Michael Doebeli -- 15. Adaptive landscapes, evolution, and the fossil record / Michael A. Bell -- 16. Mimicry, saltational evolution, and the crossing of fitness valleys / Olof Leimar, Birgitta S. Tullberg, and James Mallet --^17. High-dimensional adaptive landscapes facilitate evolutionary innovation / Andreas Wagner -- 18. Phenotype landscapes, adaptive landscapes, and the evolution of development / Sean H. Rice -- 19. The past, the present, and the future of the adaptive landscape / Erik I. Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek.
Description: xv, 319 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A shifting terrain : a brief history of the adaptive landscape / Michael R. Dietrich and Robert A. Skipper, Jr. --
Sewall Wright's adaptive landscape : philosophical reflections on heuristic value / Robert A. Skipper, Jr. and Michael R. Dietrich --
Landscapes, surfaces, and morphospaces : what are they good for? / Massimo Pigliucci --
Wright's adaptive landscape versus Fisher's fundamental theorem / Steven A. Frank --
Wright's adaptive landscape : testing the predictions of his shifting balance theory / Michael J. Wade --
Wright's shifting balance theory and factors affecting the probability of peak shifts / Charles J. Goodnight --
Fluctuating selection and dynamic adaptive landscapes / Ryan Calsbeek, Thomas P. Gosden, Shawn R. Kuchta, and Erik I. Svensson --
The adaptive landscape in sexual selection research / Adam G. Jones, Nicholas L. Ratterman, and Kimberly A. Paczolt --
Analyzing and comparing the geometry of individual fitness surfaces / Stephen F. Chenoweth, John Hunt, and Howard D. Rundle --
Adaptive accuracy and adaptive landscapes / Christophe Pélabon, W. Scott Armbruster, Thomas F. Hansen, Geir H. Bolstad, and Rocío Pérez-Barrales --
Empirical insights into adaptive landscapes from bacterial experimental evolution / Tim F. Cooper --
How humans influence evolution on adaptive landscapes / Andrew P. Hendry, Virginie Millien, Andrew Gonzalez, and Hans C.E. Larsson --
Adaptive landscapes and macroevoluntary dynamics / Thomas F. Hansen --
Adaptive dynamics : a framework for modeling the long-term evolutionary dynamics of quantitative traits / Michael Doebeli --
Adaptive landscapes, evolution, and the fossil record / Michael A. Bell --
Mimicry, saltational evolution, and the crossing of fitness valleys / Olof Leimar, Birgitta S. Tullberg, and James Mallet --
High-dimensional adaptive landscapes facilitate evolutionary innovation / Andreas Wagner --
Phenotype landscapes, adaptive landscapes, and the evolution of development / Sean H. Rice --
The past, the present, and the future of the adaptive landscape / Erik I. Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek.
Responsibility: edited by Erik I. Svensson and Ryan Calsbeek.
Local System Bib Number:
35711000189853

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