Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree : Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles. (eBook, 2009) [WorldCat.org]
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Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree : Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles.

Author: Jonathan B Losos
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
Series: Organisms and environments.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan B Losos
ISBN: 9780520943735 0520943732 1282360957 9781282360952 9786612360954 661236095X
OCLC Number: 536166637
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (528 pages).
Contents: Cover; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; PROLOGUE; 1. Evolutionary Biology as Historical Science; 2. Meet the Anoles!; 3. Five Anole Faunas, Part One; 4. Five Anole Faunas, Part Two; 5. Phylogenetics Evolutionary Inference and Anole Relationships; 6. Phylogenetic Perspective on the Timing and Biogeography of Anole Evolution; 7. Evolution of Ecomorphological Diversity; 8. Cradle to Grave; 9. Social Behavior, Sexual Selection, and Sexual Dimorphism; 10. Habitat Use; 11. Ecology and Adaptive Radiation; 12. Natural Selection and Microevolution; 13. Form Function, and Adaptive Radiation. 14. Speciation and Geographic Differentiation15. The Evolution of an Adaptive Radiation; 16. The Five Faunas Reconsidered; 17. Are the Anoles Special, and If So, Why?; AFTERWORD; REFERENCES; INDEX.
Series Title: Organisms and environments.
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Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has become a model system exemplifying the integration of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral studies to understand evolutionary diversification. This major work, written by one of t.

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