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 Evolution of the DNA World and the Chance Events That Accompanied It: More about Complexity

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

First life-forms appeared at least as early as 3.5 billion years ago in the form of prokaryotes. Some of these species developed oxygenic photosynthesis, which resulted in the presence of oxygen gas ... More


Coevolution of life on hosts

Dale H. Clayton, Sarah E. Bush, and Kevin P. Johnson

in Coevolution of Life on Hosts: Integrating Ecology and History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226302133
eISBN:
9780226302300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302300.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter summarizes the book using a graphical framework that integrates the coadaption and codiversification ends of coevolution with five “zones” of coevolution. This framework can be applied ... More


Cancer as a microevolutionary process

Natalia L. Komarova and Dominik Wodarz

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mathematical models of cancer evolution can provide helpful insights. This chapter describes a way to model cancer in which carcinogenesis is a microevolutionary process inside an organ. It uses both ... More


Natural Selection and Microevolution

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/9780520255913.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter demonstrates how natural selection leads to phenotypic divergence among populations, first reviewing the evidence regarding natural selection and microevolutionary change in anole ... More


Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples: Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida

Christopher M. Stojanowski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044637
eISBN:
9780813046167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044637.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Much is known about the Spanish mission period in Florida and Georgia (La Florida). Nearly a century of historical, ethnohistorical, and archaeological research has outlined the major trends and ... More


Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Bioarchaeological Research

Christopher M. Stojanowski

in Mission Cemeteries, Mission Peoples: Historical and Evolutionary Dimensions of Intracemetery Bioarchaeology in Spanish Florida

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044637
eISBN:
9780813046167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044637.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter establishes the author's rationale for writing the book and summarizes the intellectual history of Spanish mission period bioarchaeology. Previous research on evolutionary effects of the ... More


Religious People Are All Young-Earth Creationists

Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle

in Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190650629
eISBN:
9780190650650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190650629.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Typically the origin of the earth is thought of as a two-sided issue: you either believe in evolution or creationism. However, this chapter illuminates the nuance and variety in people’s beliefs ... More


Shifts in Hormonal, Morphological, and Behavioral Traits in a Novel Environment: Comparing Recently Diverged Junco Populations

Jonathan W. Atwell, Danielle J. Whittaker, Trevor D. Price, and Ellen D. Ketterson

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In a rapidly changing world, understanding how organisms and populations respond to new or changing environments is of importance for addressing challenges related to conservation of biodiversity, ... More


Standing on the Shoulders: Agendas for Future Research Addressing Evolutionary and Integrative Biology in a Rapidly Evolving Songbird

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter builds on ‘priorities for future research’ as laid out in the species’ accounts of the dark-eyed and yellow-eyed junco in Birds of North America in 1999 and 2002. It also relates ... More


Macroevolution

David W. Pfennig and Karin S. Pfennig

in Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520274181
eISBN:
9780520954045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274181.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The relationship between microevolution and macroevolution has long been controversial. Much of this controversy centers on whether the same processes cause evolution at both scales. Although many ... More


Browsing the Bookstore

Jason Rosenhouse

in Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Frontline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744633
eISBN:
9780190267827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744633.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

In this chapter, the author discusses creationist jargon, beginning with “compromise,” a ubiquitous term usually hurled at Christians willing to accept a non-literal interpretation of Genesis. ... More


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