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Evolutionary Biology of the Threespine Stickleback

Edited By: MA Bell and SA Foster

592 pages, 6 b/w photos, 91 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Mar 1994 | #24763 | ISBN: 0198577281
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A fish of northern coastal and fresh waters, the threespine stickleback exhibits extraordinary phenotypic diversity throughout its range. It is also remarkably amenable to laboratory observation, providing a valuable means for the study of many evolutionary issues. This is a critically acclaimed review of the current research findings.


Introduction to the evolutionary biology of the threespine stickleback. 1: Systematics and morphology of the Gasterosteiformes. 2: Allozyme variation of the Gasterosteus aculeatus complex. 3: Physiological ecology and evolution. 4: Energy allocation. 5: Life history variation in females. 6: Ecology on the breeding grounds. 7: Evolution of foraging behaviour. 8: Predators and morphological evolution. 9: Adaptive variation in antipredator behaviour. 10: Proximate determinants of stickleback behaviour. 11: Evolution of aggresive behaviour. 12: Evolution of reproductive behaviour. 13: Speciation and the evolution of reproductive isolation in the sticklebacks of south-western British Columbia. 14: Palaeobiology and evolution. 15: Evolutionary inference: the value of viewing evolution through stickleback-tinted glasses. References. Author index. Subject index

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