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The Origin

Jan Sapp

in Genesis: The Evolution of Biology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156195
eISBN:
9780199790340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156195.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolutionary theory Darwin developed in The Origin of Species. Topics covered include Charles Lyell's contribution to Darwin's thinking, Darwin's shift from believing in ... More


Deciphering Darwin’s Trees

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines Charles Darwin's various evolutionary trees, which deal more with his attempts to understand the process of evolution than its pattern. The idea of “descent with modification,” ... More


Species and Speciation Reconsidered, 1935–

Niles Eldredge

in Eternal Ephemera: Adaptation and the Origin of Species from the Nineteenth Century Through Punctuated Equilibria and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153164
eISBN:
9780231526753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153164.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter illustrates the reinvention of the theory of the origin of species in isolation. It was Theodosius Dobzhansky who revived this line of thinking in a short paper published in 1935, ... More


Evolution through Genetic Exchange

Michael L. Arnold

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199229031
eISBN:
9780191728266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229031.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Even before the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, the perception of evolutionary change has been a tree-like pattern of diversification — with divergent branches spreading further and ... More


What is ecological speciation?

Patrik Nosil

in Ecological Speciation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199587100
eISBN:
9780191810107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199587100.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter defines ecological speciation as the process by which barriers to gene flow evolve between populations as a result of ecologically based divergent selection between environments. It ... More


Convergent Evolution: Limited Forms Most Beautiful

George McGhee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016421
eISBN:
9780262298872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Charles Darwin famously concluded On the Origin of Species with a vision of “endless forms most beautiful” continually evolving. More than 150 years later, many evolutionary biologists see not ... More


Darwin and friends

Alan F. Dixson

in Primate Sexuality: Comparative Studies of the Prosimians, Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199544646
eISBN:
9780191810022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199544646.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This introductory chapter gives an overview of the scientific discoveries on sexology during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. It highlights Darwin's theory of evolution, and its ... More


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