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Wright’s Shifting Balance Theory and Factors Affecting the Probability of Peak Shifts

Charles J. Goodnight

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sewall Wright's shifting balance theory remains controversial in part because it is what would today be called a complex systems model that was never developed beyond that of a metaphor. A key ... More


Wright’s Adaptive Landscape: Testing the Predictions of his Shifting Balance Theory

Michael J. Wade

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Our understanding of Wright's shifting balance theory (SBT) has deepened and its empirical predictions have been enriched by the theoretical, field and laboratory experimental research. Whereas ... More


Experimental Studies of Wright’s Shifting Balance Theory

Michael J. Wade

in Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter contains a discussion of the ecological and the genetic basis for Sewall Wright’s Shifting Balance Theory. It also relays discussions of the author with Wright about how to ... More


Adaptation in Metapopulations: How Interaction Changes Evolution

Michael J. Wade

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226129563
eISBN:
9780226129877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226129877.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The central question addressed in this book is this: How is the process of adaptation different if the members of a population live clustered in small groups instead of being homogenously distributed ... More


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