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Evolution of biological diversity

Author: Anne E Magurran; Robert M May; Royal Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recent studies have discovered considerable genetic and morphological variation both between and within populations of the same species. Yet the relation between this intraspecific variation and the processes of speciation remains poorly understood. When, how, and why do new species arise? The chapters in this book explore the question of how variation arises within species; some emphasize the ecological and
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
Congrès
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Evolution of biological diversity.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)647283512
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne E Magurran; Robert M May; Royal Society (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0198503059 9780198503057 0198503040 9780198503040
OCLC Number: 40180385
Notes: "Originating from contributions to a discussion meeting of the Royal Society of London."
Description: xii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The evolutionary genetics of speciation / J.A. Coyne, H.A. Orr --
Genetic diversity: do marker genes tell us the whole story? / T. Tregenza, R.K. Butlin --
Genetic diversity in natural populations / J. Harwood, W. Amos --
Sympatric morphs, populations and speciation in freshwater fish with emphasis on arctic charr / S. Skʹulason, S.S. Snorrason, B. Jʹonsson --
Sexual selection and natural selection in bird speciation / T. Price --
Explosive speciation of African cichlid fishes / G.F. Turner --
Sexual conflict and speciation / L. Partridge, G.A. Parker --
Population differentiation without speciation / A.E. Magurran --
From genes to individuals: developmental genes and the generation of the phenotype / D. Tautz, K. Schmid --
Revealing the factors that promote speciation / T.G. Barraclough, A.P. Vogler, P.H. Harvey --
Gulliver's further travels: the necessity and difficulty of a hierarchical theory of selection / S.J. Gould --
Geographic range size and speciation / K.J. Gaston, S.L. Chown --
Rates of speciation in the fossil record / J.J. Sepkoski, Jr. --
The evolution of diversity in ancient ecosystems: a review / S. Conway Morris.
Other Titles: Biological diversity
Responsibility: edited by Anne E. Magurran and R.M. May.
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Within the current context of global interest in biological diversity, this is a review of research into the evolutionary origins of biological diversity and the processes of speciation.  Read more...

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