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Flies, Phylogeny and Islands: Evolution and Diversity of Hawaiian Drosophilia

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of distinctive and widely recognized insular adaptive radiation
  • Explores the broad implications and applications to the biogeographic study of speciation and diversification, especially throughout the Pacific region
  • Includes a thorough discussion of molecular dating methods
  • Addresses population genetics and impact of such forces on species formation on islands as well as on the mainland
  • Reviews the emergence and continuing development of genomic resources for drosophilid flies

By: Patrick Michael O'Grady(Author)

300 pages, 60 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Aug 2018 | #225641 | ISBN-13: 9781482232721
Available for pre-order: Due Aug 2018 Details
NHBS Price: £63.99 $82/€71 approx

About this book

Hawaiian Drosophila has become a well-known model system in modern biology. Flies, Phylogeny and Islands brings together all the historical information on Hawaiian Drosophilidae in a single reference with a useful summary of where Hawaiian Drosophila research resides and how work on this impressive radiation has molded the field of evolutionary biology. Rather than being presented in an encyclopedic fashion, this information is synthesized and placed in the context of broader areas of inquiry, including island biogeography, population genetics, and genomics.


- Introduction
- Morphology and Taxonomy
- Phylogenetic Relationships
- Ecological Associations
- Island Biogeography
- Population Genetics
- Founder Effect Speciation
- Genomics

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Patrick Michael O'Grady, Ph.D is an expert on Drosophilidae taxonomy, systematics, and evolutionary biology, specializing on the endemic Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian Drosophila and Scaptomyza). Dr. O'Grady is currently affiliated with the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

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