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Big Questions in Ecology and Evolution

Thomas N. Sherratt and David M. Wilkinson


Why do we age? Why cooperate? Why do so many species engage in sex? Why do the tropics have so many species? When did humans start to affect world climate? This book provides an introduction to a range of fundamental questions that have taxed evolutionary biologists and ecologists for decades. Some of the phenomena discussed are, on first reflection, simply puzzling to understand from an evolutionary perspective, whilst others have direct implications for the future of the planet. All of the questions posed have at least a partial solution, all have seen exciting breakthroughs in recent years, ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199548606
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199548606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas N. Sherratt, author

David M. Wilkinson, author