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Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Charles W. Fox, Derek A. Roff, and Daphne J. Fairbairn


Evolutionary Ecology simultaneously unifies conceptual and empirical advances in evolutionary ecology and provides a volume that can be used as either a primary textbook or a supplemental reading in an advanced undergraduate or graduate course. The focus of the book is on current concepts in evolutionary ecology, and the empirical study of these concepts. The editors have assembled a group of prominent biologists who have made significant contributions to this field. They both synthesize the current state of knowledge and identity areas for future investigation. Evolutionary Ecology will be of ... More

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131543
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195131543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. Fox, editor

Derek A. Roff, editor

Daphne J. Fairbairn, editor

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Part I Recurring Themes

1 Nature and Causes of Variation

Susan J. Mazer and John Damuth

2 Evolutionary Significance of Variation

Susan J. Mazer and John Damuth

3 Natural Selection

Daphne J. Fairbairn and Jeff P. Reeve

4 Adaptation

David Reznick and Joseph Travis

5 Phenotypic Plasticity

Massimo Pigliucci

6 Population Structure

Leonard Nunney

7 Inbreeding and Outbreeding

Nickolas M. Waser and Charles F. Williams

Part II Life Histories

9 Offspring Size and Number

Frank J. Messina and Charles W. Fox

10 Senescence

Marc Tatar

11 Life Cycles

Jan A. Pechenik

12 Sex and Gender

Turk Rhen and David Crews

13 Sex Ratios and Sex Allocation

Steven Hecht Orzack

Part III Behavior

15 Mating Systems

Ann K. Sakai and David F. Westneat

16 Sexual Selection

Udo M. Savalli

17 Cooperation and Altruism

David Sloan Wilson

18 Foraging Behavior

Donald L. Kramer

19 The Evolutionary Ecology of Movement

Hugh Dingle and Marcel Holyoak

Part IV Interspecific Interactions

24 Mutualisms

Judith L. Bronstein

Part V Adaptation To Anthropogenic Change

26 Pesticide Resistance

John A. McKenzie

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