Evolution and Ecology of the Organism

Evolution and Ecology of the Organism

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For sophomore- to junior-level courses in Evolution, with an Introductory Biology prerequisite.



This text introduces biology majors to the basic concepts of the fields comprising Darwinian biology: population genetics, population ecology, community ecology, macroevolution, physiological ecology, systematics, and functional morphology. The general theme is the interconnectedness of organism, environment, and evolution. Just as biochemistry and molecular biology provide the foundation for our understanding of the cell, evolutionary biology and ecology are used to construct a foundation for understanding the organism. Using evocative language and an eye-catching magazine format, the authors aim to prepare undergraduates for more advanced specialist courses in Darwinian biology as they pursue their degrees.
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  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 214 x 274 x 26mm | 1,560.37g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130104043
  • 9780130104045
  • 2,147,452

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Introduction and concludes with Chapter Summary, Further Readings, Key Terms, and Review Questions.)



I. AN INTRODUCTION TO DARWINIAN BIOLOGY

1. Darwin, Ecology, and Evolution

2. Evolutionary Trees in the Ecological Garden

II: MACHINERY OF EVOLUTION

3. The Genetic Engine

4. Natural Selection

5. Molecular Evolution

6. Speciation and Extinction



III. THE DARWINIAN ORGANISM



7. Life History of the Organism

8. Physical Ecology of the Organism

9. How Organisms Work

10. Balancing Birth and Death



11. Dispersal

IV. ECOLOGY OF INTERACTING SPECIES

12. Competition

13. Predation

14. Parasitism and Mutualism

15. Communities and Ecosystems

16. The Biosphere and the Physical Environment

17. Conservation

V. DARWINIAN BIOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE

18. Evolution and Ecology of Sex

19. Mating Strategies

20. Social Evolution

21. Human Evolution And Human Behavior



22. Darwinian MedicineSTATISTICAL APPENDICES:

Appendix A: Random variables and the rules of probability

Appendix B. Statistical distributions and correlation

Appendix C: Linear regression and the analysis of variance.



GLOSSARY



INDICES:

Subject

Name

Organism
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