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Reticulate Evolution and Humans: Origins and Ecology

Michael L. Arnold

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539581
eISBN:
9780191716225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539581.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book is an exploration of how the transfer of genes between divergent lineages — through a diverse array of mechanisms — has affected, and continues to affect, humans. In particular, it is a ... More


Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Jonathan Losos

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Adaptive radiation—which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment—is possibly the single most important source of ... More


Evolutionary Biology as a Historical Science

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the role of evolutionary biology as a historical science, and attempts to understand how and why evolutionary diversification has occurred. It is important to know what ... More


Evolution of Ecomorphological Diversity

Jonathan B. Losos

in Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255913
eISBN:
9780520943735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255913.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents the phylogenetic analysis of evolutionary diversification within anole ecomorphs, addressing whether the phylogenetic relationships among the ecomorph classes are the same ... More


Synthesis

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the treeshrews of Borneo. It explains that the small number of living tupaiid species and the fossil record suggests that the treeshrews' ... More


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