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Evolution on islands : originating from contributions to a discussion meeting of the Royal Society of London

Author: Peter R Grant
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Intended for students, researchers and teachers in the fields of evolutionary biology, ecology, and biogeography, this text includes coverage of patterns on islands and microevolution, and natural  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Grant
ISBN: 0198501714 9780198501718 0198501722 9780198501725
OCLC Number: 248386892
Notes: Based on contributions to a Royal Society discussion meeting held Dec. 1995
Description: XIV, 334 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme, Karten
Contents: 1. Patterns on islands and microevolution ; 2. The reproductive biology and genetics of island plants ; 3. Evolution of small mammals ; 4. The maintenance of genetic polymorphism in small island populations: large mammals in the Hebrides ; 5. Molecular and morphological evolution within small islands ; 6. Speciation ; 7. Natural selection and random genetic drift as causes of evolution on islands ; 8. Island hopping in Drosophila: genetic patterns and speciation mechanisms ; 9. Speciation and hybridization of birds on islands ; 10. Ecological speciation in postglacial fishes ; 11. How 'molecular leakage' can mislead us about island speciation ; 12. Radiations, communities and biogeography ; 13. Ecological and evolutionary determinants of the species-area relation in Caribbean anoline lizards ; 14. Lake level fluctuations and speciation in rock dwelling cichlid fish in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa ; 15. Islands in Amazonia ; 16. Biotic drift or the shifting balance - did forest islands drive the diversity of warningly coloured butterflies? ; 17. Adaptive plant evolution on islands : classical patterns, molecular data, new insights ; 18. Epilogue and questions
Responsibility: ed. by Peter R. Grant

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The contributed chapters are almost all excellent, and the book is well worth reading, particularly for those interested in speciation.J Coyne, Evolution, 52(6) P1877, 1998 I would certainly add Read more...

 
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