Geographic Mosaic of Coevolution
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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.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/2005
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
John N. Thompson is the Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
|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|
|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|
|Applied Coevolutionary Biology|
|Major Hypotheses on Coevolution|