John Maynard Smith's pre-eminence in the field of evolution is based in the main on original research contributions coupled with an uncanny ability to reveal simple interpretations of apparently intractable problems. This volume contains a collection of new and original essays, spanning the whole field of evolution, all of which are inspired by his writings.
Part I. Population Genetics and Evolution Theory: 1. Population genetics R. C. Lewontin; 2. Somatic mutations as an evolutionary force M. Slatkin; 3. The flow of genes through a genetic barrier B. O. Bengtsson; 4. Intraspecific resource competition as a cause of sympatric speciation J. Seger; 5. Darwinian evolution in ecosystems: the Red Queen view N. C. Stenseth; 6. Game theory and animal behaviour G. A. Parker and P. Hammerstein; 7. Behavioural structure and the evolution of cooperation R. E. Michod and M. J. Sanderson; Part II. Adaptations, Constraints and Patterns of Evolution: 8. Evolutionary ecology and John Maynard Smith R. M. May; 9. The evolution of senescence M. R. Rose; 10. Germination strategies J. A. Leon; 11. When plants play the field J. Silvertown; 12. Homage to the null weasel P. H. Harvey and K. Ralls; 13. Asymmetric contests in social mammals: respect, manipulation and age-specific aspects C. Packer and A. Pusey; 14. Functions of communal care in mammals J. L. Gittleman; Part III. the Evolutionary Ecology of Sex: 15. Recombination and sex: is Maynard Smith necessary? J. Felsenstein; 16. Birth sex ratios and the reproductive success of sons and daughters T. H. Clutton-Brock; 17. Distribution of dioecy and self-incompatibility in angiosperms D. Charlesworth; 18. Natural selection and the evolutionary ecology of sex allocation E. L. Charnov; 19. The evolution of sexual size dimorphism in birds and mammals: a 'hot-blooded' hypothesis P. J. Greenwood and P. Wheeler; 20. Leks and the unanimity of female choice J. W. Bradbury, S. L. Vehrencamp and R. Gibson.