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The coevolutionary process

Author: John N Thompson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1994.
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"Traditional ecological approaches to species evolution have frequently dealt with too few species, relatively small areas, and relatively short time spans. In The Coevolutionary Process, John N. Thompson advances a new conceptual approach to the evolution of species interactions - the geographic mosaic theory of coevolution. Thompson demonstrates how an integrated study of life histories, genetics, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Thompson, John N.
Coevolutionary process.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1994
(DLC) 94014140
(OCoLC)30109218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John N Thompson
ISBN: 9780226797670 0226797678 9780226797595 0226797597
OCLC Number: 593240132
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The entangled bank : Specialization within Darwin's entangled bank --
From the entangled bank to the evolutionary synthesis --
Specialization and coevolution since the evolutionary synthesis --
The evolution of specialization : Phylogeny of specialization --
Evolutionary genetics of specialization --
Ontogeny of specialization --
Natural selection and the geographic structure of specialization : Why parasitism is special --
Choosing among multiple victims --
Coping with multiple enemies: the geography of defense --
Extreme specialization in mutualists --
Further limitations on specialization in mutualisms --
Specialization and coevolution : Genetics of coevolution --
The geographic mosaic theory of coevolution --
Diversifying coevolution --
Asymmetries in specialization and coevolution --
Pushing the limits of coevolution --
Synthesis : The geographic mosaic in evolving interactions --
Epilogue : Specialization, coevolution, and conservation.
Responsibility: John N. Thompson.
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