Evolutionary Dynamics

Evolutionary Dynamics : Exploring the Interplay of Selection, Accident, Neutrality and Function

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This is an assessment and review of progress in integrating evolutionary modelling and computation, molecular and developmental evolution, and nonlinear population dynamics into evolutionary theory. It brings together a wide range of eminent researchers in evolutionary dynamics in order to formulate a comprehensive theory that builds on nonlinear mathematics and physics. The text is divided into four sections: macroevolution; ephochal evolution; population genetics, dynamics, and optimization; and evolution of co-operation, each containing several in-depth chapters and discussions.show more

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  • Hardback | 486 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures
  • 0195142640
  • 9780195142648

Table of contents

Preface: Dynamics of Evolutionary Processes; MACROEVOLUTION; The Sloshing Bucket: How the Physical Realm Controls Evolution; Developmental Morphospaces and Evolution; The Dynamics of Large Biological Systems: A Statistical Physics View of Macroevolution; EPHOCHAL EVOLUTION; On the Population Genetics of Punctuation; When Evolution is Revolution; Evolution and Speciation in a Hyperspace: The Roles of Neutrality, Selection, Mutation, and Random Drift; Molecular Insights into Evolution of Phenotypes; POPULATION GENETICS, DYNAMICS, AND OPTIMIZATION; The Nearly Neutral Theory with Special Reference to Interactions at the Molecular Level; Spectral Landscape Theory; Quasispecies Evolution on Dynamic Fitness Landscapes; Recombination and Bistability in Finite Populations; EVOLUTION OF COOPERATION; On the Dynamic Persistence of Cooperation: How Lower Individual Fitness Induces Higher Survivability; Coevolution of Strategies in n-Person Prisoner's Dilemma; Evolutionary Design of Collective Computation in Cellular Automata; Indexshow more

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