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The environmental context of development

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/9780199587070.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology

Individual development unfolds through a dynamic interplay of regulatory elements, including environmental inputs. This chapter provides a general overview of the mechanisms currently understood to ... 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


The Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise and Fall and Rise of Altruism in Evolutionary Biology

David Sloan Wilson and Elliott Sober

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Altruism has many meanings both in science and in common language. In multilevel selection theory, “increase” and “decrease” are defined in relative terms. If an individual increases the fitness of ... More


Thinking About Change and Stability in Living Systems

Gillian Barker

in Beyond Biofatalism: Human Nature for an Evolving World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171885
eISBN:
9780231540391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171885.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Evolutionary psychologists' thinking about stability and change in human cognition and behavior has been shaped by two bad metaphors: the "blank slate" and "hard-wired" human nature. These metaphors ... 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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