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Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Reconstructing phylogeny is but a step in our enquiry on the evolution animal form and function. Features representing key innovations result, as a rule, from the successful combination of a number ... More


Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Niles Eldredge, Telmo Pievani, Emanuele Serrelli, and Ilya Tëmkin (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The hierarchical approach to evolution, emerged since the 1980s at the crossroads of paleobiology, genetics, and developmental biology, has grown into a unifying perspective on the natural world and ... More


Monophyly and the Two Hierarchies

Olivier Rieppel

in Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267725
eISBN:
9780520947993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267725.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The school of biological systematics known as cladistics is notorious for drawing a distinction between pattern and process. The pattern is one of relative degrees of relationships, the process is ... More


General Principles of Biological Hierarchical Systems

Ilya Tëmkin and Emanuele Serrelli

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This contribution sets the stage for the following selection of articles addressing general aspects of the hierarchy theory of evolution. It does so by reviewing basic principles of hierarchical ... More


Lineages and Systems: A Conceptual Discontinuity in Biological Hierarchies

Gustavo Caponi

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Systems and lineages are two kinds of individuals whose differences must be recognized and understood in order to comprehend a sort of ontological discontinuity that exists between the two major ... More


Revisiting the Phenotypic Hierarchy in Hierarchy Theory

Silvia Caianiello

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The hierarchy theory at its onset was primarily committed to vindicate the distinctness of macro-evolutionary phenomena from micro-evolutionary processes, minimizing the explanatory relevance of ... More


Zoon Politicon: The Evolutionary Roots of Human Sociopolitical Systems

Herbert Gintis and Carel van Schaik

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Our primate ancestors evolved a complex sociopolitical order based on a social dominance hierarchy in multi-male/multi-female groups. The emergence of bipedalism and cooperative breeding in the ... More


Sibling competition and cooperation over parental care

Alexandre Roulin and Amélie N. Dreiss

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sibling competition refers to rivalry between siblings over access to limited parental resources. The cause of sibling rivalry stems from offspring demanding more resources from their parents than ... More


The Checkered Career of Hierarchical Thinking in Evolutionary Biology

Niles Eldredge

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This article reconstructs the history and significance of hierarchical thinking in evolutionary theory, suggesting further development of hierarchical approaches in evolutionary biology. Darwin’s ... More


Pattern versus Process and Hierarchies: Revisiting Eternal Metaphors in Macroevolutionary Theory

Bruce S. Lieberman

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A topic extensively debated is whether sciences that focus on historical entities are somehow fundamentally different from those sciences that are not concerned with the history of the entities they ... More


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