Presents a comprehensive treatment of contemporary evolutionary biology. This title addresses major themes - including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework - at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities.
Evolutionary Biology; The Tree of Life: Classification and Phylogeny; Patterns of Evolution; Evolution in the Fossil Record; The History of Life; The Geography of Evolution; The Evolution of Biodiversity; The Origin of Genetic Variation; Variation; Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random; Natural Selection and Adaptation; The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection; The Evolution of Phenotypic Traits; How to be Fit: Reproductive Success; Conflict and Cooperation; Species; Speciation; Coevolution: Evolving Interactions among Species; Evolution of Genes and Genomes; Development and Evolution; Macroevolution; Evolutionary Science and Creationism; Glossary.
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DOUGLAS J. FUTUYMA is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. His major research interests include evolution of host specificity in herbivorous insects and of interactions among insects and plants, speciation, and evolution of community structure. Dr. Futuyma received the 1997 Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists. He has served as President of both the Society for the Study of Evolution (1987) and the American Society of Naturalists (1994), and was elected a fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. A past Editor of Evolution, Dr. Futuyma currently serves as the journal's Book Review Editor, and as Editor of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.