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Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Kevin N. Laland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit ... More


Natural selection in the light of the organism–environment relationship

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

Selection arises from the encounter between phenotypes, which are environmentally influenced, and environments, which in turn are modified by the organisms themselves. This chapter examines selective ... More


Evolutionary community ecology

Gary G. Mittelbach and Brian J. McGill

in Community Ecology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198835851
eISBN:
9780191873379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835851.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Ecology and evolution go hand in hand. However, since evolution occurs over relatively long time scales, ecologists had long thought it unlikely that evolutionary events could affect population ... More


The organism–environment relationship: Ecological niches, adaptation, eco-devo, and niche construction

Sonia E. Sultan

in Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

As G. G. Simpson wrote, organisms and their environments are “not really separable.” This chapter examines the biologically intimate organism–environment relationship. It begins by critiquing the ... More


Organism and Environment: Ecological Development, Niche Construction, and Adaptation

Sonia E. Sultan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199587070
eISBN:
9780191814013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587070.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

The biologically intimate, causally reciprocal relationship between organisms and their environments shapes individual adaptation, ecological communities, and selective evolution. The book ... More


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