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Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology

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By: Laurence Mueller(Author)
Publisher: Academic Press
Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology
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Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology covers major advances and breakthroughs in evolutionary ecology, from its beginning stages, to present-day. Although biologists recognize this field by name, many only have a limited understanding of its conceptual roots. Following an easily-accessible structure, it encapsulates and chronologizes the history behind evolutionary ecology since the 1970s.

Written by a world-renowned evolutionary ecologist, this book embodies a unique blend of expertise in combining theory and experiment, population genetics and ecology, and the integration of age-structure and density-dependent selection into an understanding of life-history evolution. While Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Ecology presents a wonderful springboard for discussions in undergraduate or graduate seminars in evolutionary biology and ecology, it will also appeal to researchers and professionals looking for insights into the field's history.

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1. 1859 And in the beginning..
2. 1894 Measuring selection in nature
3. 1920 A theory of density-dependent population growth is formulated
4. 1928 Selection in age-structured populations
5. 1930 The fundamental theorem of natural selection
6. 1930 Evolution of mimicry
7. 1930 Fluctuation in numbers and genotypes
8. 1934 Competitive exclusion
9. 1940 Tthe common garden experiment
10. 1943 Seasonal changes of gene regions in natural populations
11. 1947 The role of phenotypic plasticity as an agent for adaptation to variable environments is proposed
12. 1947 Measuring selection and drift in a natural population
13. 1954 Cole’s paradox
14. 1954 Lack’s principle
15. 1956 Character displacement
16. 1958 Niche partitioning by warbler birds
17. 1961 Population regulation and genetic feedbacks
18. 1962 Ecological measures of fitness
19. 1962 Group selection
20. 1964 Community evolution
21. 1964 Kin selection and the evolution of social behavior
22. 1965 Evolution of phenotypic plasticity in plants
23. 1965 Fitness estimation
24. 1966 The concept of energetic trade-offs
25. 1966 Evolution of demographic parameters
26. 1966 Optimal foraging based on time and energy
27. 1966 Evolution of a plant animal mutualism
28. 1967 Evolution following colonization
29. 1968 Cole’s paradox resolved by environmental variation
30. 1968 Evolution in changing environments
31. 1969 The polygyny threshold model
32. 1970 Reproductive effort and the life history schedule
33. 1970 The Price equation
34. 1971 Population genetic theory of density-depedent natural selection
35. 1971 The evolution of heavy metal tolerance
36. 1973 The red queen hypothesis
37. 1973 The evolution of melanism
38. 1975 Sex and evolution
39. 1975 Genetics of mimicry
40. 1976 Evolution of resource partitioning
41. 1977 Life history theory challanged
42. 1977 Natural selection favors reduced variance in fitness
43. 1978 Maintenance of protein polymorphisms in a variable environment
44. 1979 A critique of the adaptationist program
45. 1980 Evolution of philopatry
46. 1981 Testing density-dependent naural selection
47. 1981 Evolution of population stability: theory
48. 1982 Life history evolution in nature
49. 1982 Evolution of virulence
50. 1984 Evolution of age-specific patterns of survival and fecundity
51. 1985 Evolution of phenotypic plasticity theory
52. 1985 Coevolution of bacteria and phage
53. 1986 Evolution of Darwin’s finches
54. 1986 Evolution across three trophic levels
55. 1988 Evolution of competitive ability
56. 1990 A predator-prey arms race
57. 1990 Reproductive effort and the balance between egg number and egg size
58. 1991 Experimental evolution of cooperation
59. 1994 Experimental test of the role of natural selection in the process of character displacement
60. 1994 The geographic mosaic theory of coevolution
61. 1996 Community evolution due to indirect effects
62. 1996 Tests of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in plants
63. 1997 Evolution of species’range - theory
64. 2000 Evolution of population stability: experiments
65. 2004 Coevolution over space and time

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Laurence Mueller is a Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. His research includes the development of theoretical models to guide research and experimental evolutionary approaches to the study of adaptation. Dr. Mueller's specific research interests include the evolution of life-history phenotypes at different population density and the evolution of population stability. More recently Dr. Mueller's research has focused on the evolution of age-specific patterns of aging and physiological decline that occurs prior to death. He is the author of three books and over 120 research articles.

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By: Laurence Mueller(Author)
Publisher: Academic Press
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