Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology

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Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology is the definitive go-to reference in the field of evolutionary biology. It provides a fully comprehensive review of the field in an easy to search structure. Under the collective leadership of fifteen distinguished section editors, it is comprised of articles written by leading experts in the field, providing a full review of the current status of each topic.

The articles are up-to-date and fully illustrated with in-text references that allow readers to easily access primary literature. While all entries are authoritative and valuable to those with advanced understanding of evolutionary biology, they are also intended to be accessible to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Broad topics include the history of evolutionary biology, population genetics, quantitative genetics; speciation, life history evolution, evolution of sex and mating systems, evolutionary biogeography, evolutionary developmental biology, molecular and genome evolution, coevolution, phylogenetic methods, microbial evolution, diversification of plants and fungi, diversification of animals, and applied evolution.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 2132 pages
  • 238.76 x 299.72 x 144.78mm | 7,230g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012800049X
  • 9780128000496

Table of contents

Animal Diversification
Applied Evolution
Evolutionary biogeography
History of Evolutionary Biology
Life History Evolution
Microbial evolution
Molecular and Genome Evolution
Phylogenetic Methods
Plant/Fungus Diversification
Population Genetics
Quantitative genetics
Sex, Recombination, and Mating Systems
Speciation and Hybridization
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About David Wake

Dr. Richard Kliman did his graduate work at Wesleyan University on quantitative genetics and photoperiodism, followed by postdoctoral work in molecular evolution and population genetics at Rutgers University and Harvard University. He is currently Professor of Biological Sciences at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, where he teaches courses in genetics, evolution, ecology, and statistics. Dr. Kliman's research interests center on questions in molecular evolution, including the evolution of codon usage bias in a variety of organisms; speciation and natural history; and ecology and conservation. Much of this work has relied on population genetics/genomics and bioinformatics approaches. He has served on multiple editorial boards and as a program director at the U.S. National Foundation, and is an active proponent of evolution education.
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