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Evolutionary Ecology Concepts and Case Studies

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ISBN-10: 019513155X

ISBN-13: 9780195131550

Edition: 2001

Authors: Charles W. Fox, Derek A. Roff, Daphne J. Fairbairn

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This text unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary ecology and provides a volume that can be used as a primary textbook or supplemental reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. The focus is on current concepts in evolutionary ecology and the empirical study of these concepts. Chapters are written by prominent biologists who have made significant contributions to this field and both synthesize the current state of knowledge and identify areas for future investigation. It is divided into five major sections: an overview of the major topics in evolutionary biology for ecologists, and sections on life histories, behaviour, co-evolution, and adaptation to…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 9.60" wide x 6.70" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Daphne J. Fairbairn is professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside. She has written widely on the science of sexual differences and is the coeditor of "Sex, Size, and Gender Roles".

Recurring Themes
Nature and Causes of Variation
Evolutionary Significance of Variation
Natural Selection
Phenotypic Plasticity
Population Structure
Inbreeding and Outbreeding
Life Histories
Age and Size at Maturity
Offspring Size and Number
Life Cycles
Sex and Gender
Sex Ratios and Sex Allocation
Ecological Specialization and Generalization
Mating Systems
Sexual Selection
Cooperation and Altruism
Foraging Behavior
The Evolutionary Ecology of Movement
Interspecific Interactions
Ecological Character Displacement
Predator-Prey Interactions
Parasite-Host Interactions
Plant-Herbivore Interactions
The Geographic Dynamics of Coevolution
Adaptation to Anthropogenic Change
Pesticide Resistance
Predicting the Outcome of Biological Control
Evolutionary Conservation Biology