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Evolution's wedge : competition and the origins of diversity

Author: David W Pfennig; Karin S Pfennig
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Organisms and environments.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evolutionary biology has long sought to explain how new traits and new species arise. In their synthetic and provocative book David and Karin Pfennig explore competition's role in generating and maintaining biodiversity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Pfennig; Karin S Pfennig
ISBN: 9780520954045 0520954041 0520274180 9780520274181 9781283584142 128358414X
OCLC Number: 811411282
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages).
Contents: Discovery of a unifying principle --
Why character displacement occurs --
When character displacement occurs --
How character displacement unfolds --
Diversity and novelty within species --
Ecological consequences --
Sexual selection --
Speciation --
Macroevolution --
Major themes and unresolved problems.
Series Title: Organisms and environments.
Responsibility: David W. Pfennig, Karin S. Pfennig.

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Evolutionary biology has long sought to explain how new traits and new species arise. In their synthetic and provocative book David and Karin Pfennig explore competition's role in generating and maintaining biodiversity.

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