375 pages, 74 figs, tabs
Introduces several new theories and presents a great deal of empirical data exploring and explaining the adaptive significance and evolutionary consequences of maternal effects.
"Its main message is that maternal effects may often have evolved as adaptations for life in heterogeneous environments. The nineteen chapters fall into four groups: theoretical and conceptual issues; assessing and measuring maternal effects; reviews of maternal effects in various taxa...; and specific case studies in four taxa..." --Evolution
"The volume edited by Mousseau & Fox is concerned with maternal adaptations, those mechanisms that mothers employ to enhance the fitness of their offspring; with maternal effects, parents contribute more than genes to the next generation. . . . The volume is organized into four parts: (1) recent theoretical developments; (2) assessment and measurement of maternal effects; (3) reviews of maternal effects across taxa; and (4) case studies of the adaptive significance of maternal effects. . . . [Maternal effects] blur the distinction between genetic and environmental components of phenotypic variation and present a range of challenges from co
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