Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution

ISBN-10: 0226797627
ISBN-13: 9780226797625
Edition: 2005
Authors: John N. Thompson
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Description: Coevolution--reciprocal evolutionary change in interacting species driven by natural selection--is one of the most important ecological and genetic processes organizing the earth's biodiversity: most plants and animals require coevolved interactions  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.308

Coevolution--reciprocal evolutionary change in interacting species driven by natural selection--is one of the most important ecological and genetic processes organizing the earth's biodiversity: most plants and animals require coevolved interactions with other species to survive and reproduce. "The Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution analyzes how the biology of species provides the raw material for long-term coevolution, evaluates how local coadaptation forms the basic module of coevolutionary change, and explores how the coevolutionary process reshapes locally coevolving interactions across the earth's constantly changing landscapes. Picking up where his influential "The Coevolutionary Process left off, John N. Thompson" synthesizes the state of a rapidly developing science that integrates approaches from evolutionary ecology, population genetics, phylogeography, systematics, evolutionary biochemistry and physiology, and molecular biology. Using models, data, and hypotheses to develop a complete conceptual framework, Thompson also draws on examples from a wide range of taxa and environments, illustrating the expanding breadth and depth of research in coevolutionary biology.

John N. Thompson is the Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Framework of Coevolutionary Biology
The Overall Argument
Raw Materials for Coevolution I: Populations, Species, and Lineages
Raw Materials for Coevolution II: Ecological Structure and Distributed Outcomes
Local Adaptation I: Geographic Selection Mosaics
Local Adaptation II: Rates of Adaptation and Classes of Coevolutionary Dynamics
The Conceptual Framework: The Geographic Mosaic Theory of Coevolution
Coevolutionary Diversification
Analyzing the Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution
Specific Hypotheses on the Classes of Coevolutionary Dynamics
Antagonists I: The Geographic Mosaic of Coevolving Polymorphisms
Antagonists II: Sexual Reproduction and the Red Queen
Antagonists III: Coevolutionary Alternation and Escalation
Mutualists I: Attenuated Antagonism and Mutualistic Complementarity
Mutualists II: The Geographic Mosaic of Mutualistic Symbioses
Mutualists III: Convergence within Mutualistic Networks of Free-Living Species
Coevolutionary Displacement
Applied Coevolutionary Biology
Major Hypotheses on Coevolution
Literature Cited

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