Douglas Futuyma presents an overview of current thinking on theories of evolution, aimed at an undergraduate audience.
- Hardback | 656 pages
- 231.14 x 281.94 x 27.94mm | 1,927.76g
- 21 Aug 2013
- Sinauer Associates Inc.,U.S.
- Sunderland, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
About Douglas Futuyma
Douglas J. Futuyma is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA. His major research interests include evolution of host specificity in herbivorous insects and of interactions among insects and plants, speciation, and evolution of community structure. Dr. Futuyma received the 1997 Sewall Wright Award of the American Society of Naturalists and the 2012 Joseph Leidy Award of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. He has served as President of the Society for the Study of Evolution (1987), the American Society of Naturalists (1994), and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (2007), and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. Dr. Futuyma has served as Editor of Evolution and is currently Editor of the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.
Table of contents
1. Evolutionary Biology 2. The Tree of Life: Classification and Phylogeny 3. Patterns of Evolution 4. Evolution in the Fossil Record 5. A History of Life on Earth 6. The Geography of Evolution 7. The Evolution of Biodiversity 8. The Origin of Genetic Variation 9. Variation: The Foundation of Evolution 10. Genetic Drift: Evolution at Random 11. Natural Selection and Adaptation 12. The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection 13. Phenotypic Evolution 14. The Evolution of Life Histories 15. Sex and Reproductive Success 16. Conflict and Cooperation 17. Species 18. Speciation 19. The Evolution of Interactions among Species 20. Evolution of Genes and Genomes 21. Evolution and Development 22. Macroevolution: Evolution above the Species Level 23. Evolutionary Science, Creationism and Society Glossary