All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Ecology  Evolutionary Ecology

Niche Construction The Neglected Process in Evolution

By: F John Odling-Smee, Kevin N Laland and Marcus W Feldman
472 pages, 30 illus, 16 tabs
Major reassessment of the significance of niche
Niche Construction
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Niche Construction ISBN: 9780691044378 Paperback Aug 2003 Usually dispatched within 4 days
  • Niche Construction ISBN: 9780691044385 Hardback Dec 2003 Out of Print #140641
Selected version: £61.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

By transforming biotic and abiotic sources of natural selection in external environments, niche construction generates feedback in evolution on a scale hitherto underestimated. It also plays a critical role in ecology, supporting ecosystem engineering and influencing the flow of energy and nutrients through ecosystems. This book extends evolutionary theory by formally including niche construction and ecological inheritance as evolutionary processes. The authors support their historic move with empirical data, theoretical population genetics, and conceptual models. They demonstrate how their theory can resolve long-standing problems in ecology, particularly by advancing the sorely needed synthesis of ecology and evolution.

Customer Reviews


F. John Odling-Smee is a Lecturer in Oxford University's Institute of Biological Anthropology. Kevin N. Laland is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Biology at the University of St. Andrews. Marcus W. Feldman is Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor of Biological Sciences at Stanford University.
By: F John Odling-Smee, Kevin N Laland and Marcus W Feldman
472 pages, 30 illus, 16 tabs
Major reassessment of the significance of niche
Media reviews
In Niche Construction, Odling-Smee et al extend the Darwinian approach to provide a systemic framework for thinking about how environments are modified by organisms and the extent to which these constructed environments influence the evolution of other species. -- David Krakauer Times Higher Education Supplement Niche construction takes off from standard population genetics theory, but reinvents both the niche and evolutionary theory in ways that require a revolutionary re-thinking of ecological and evolutionary dynamics... A brief review cannot do justice to the excitement that [the authors] generate with their ideas. The relatively simple observation that at least some, if not most organisms modify their environment is shown by [them] to have dramatic consequences for our understanding of evolution by natural selection. -- Aaron M. Ellison Ecology A marvelous achievement... [The authors] present a sustained, rigorous, and highly original argument for the extended evolutionary theory they advocate, that blends theoretical, empirical and philosophical considerations in a most impressive way. -- Samir Okasha Biology and Philosophy
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife