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Discovering evolutionary ecology : bringing together ecology and evolution

Author: Peter J Mayhew
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This text provides a concise and readable introduction to evolutionary ecology, a field of questions united by the intermix of evolutionary and ecological knowledge.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Mayhew
ISBN: 0198525281 0198570600 9780198525288 9780198570608
OCLC Number: 61724338
Awards: Winner of Nominated for THES Young Author of the Year Award 2006.
Description: 215 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Where two fields meet --
Evolutionary cover-stories --
Brave new Worlds --
Traits, invariants, and theories of everything --
Sons, daughters, and distorters --
Voyagers, residents, and sleepers --
Doing adaptive things --
Evolution and numbers --
A world of specialists --
The good, the bad, and the commensal --
Evolving together --
Birth of species --
Death of species --
Big evolution --
Big ecology --
Combining in diversity.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: Peter J. Mayhew.
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Why are some kinds of organism species - rich and others species - poor? How do new species arise and why do some go extinct? Suitable for undergraduates, this book provides an introduction to  Read more...

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