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Adaptation in metapopulations : how interaction changes evolution

Author: Michael John Wade
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed like grass on a lawn? The field is called 'evolution in subdivided populations' or 'adaptation in metapopulations.' The book covers a diverse array of topics, including group selection, family selection, kin selection  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Wade
ISBN: 9780226129877 022612987X
OCLC Number: 1027068177
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Description: online resource (vi, 260 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction --
What is group selection? --
Group selection in the 1970s --
Career beginnings and science after the thesis --
Experimental studies of population heritability --
Population ecology and population heritability --
The evolution of sociality --
Calibrating the laboratory to nature --
Experimental studies of Wright's shifting balance theory --
Beyond the shifting balancing theory.
Responsibility: Michael J. Wade.
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The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed like grass on a lawn? The field is called 'evolution in subdivided populations' or 'adaptation in metapopulations.' The book covers a diverse array of topics, including group selection, family selection, kin selection and sexual selection, as well as speciation genetics, maternal and paternal genetic effects, and host-symbiont co-evolution. These topics are addressed using a combination of conceptual, theoretical, field and laboratory studies and a diversity of living systems ranging from the laboratory model of flour beetles in the genus, Tribolium, to willow leaf beetles, to other animals, plants and microbes.

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"How do organisms (individuals, kin, or groups) interact, and how does natural selection work? These are the questions Wade attempts to answer. . . . The book is arranged chronologically, starting Read more...

 
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