Mechanisms of Evolution

Editor/Author Paradise, Christopher J. and Campbell, A. Malcolm
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Momentum Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $49.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $74.93
ISBN: 978-1-60-650971-5
Category: Science - Biology
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This book is an excellent resource covering three of the four major mechanisms of evolution, natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow.

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 Selection Acts on Individuals with Variable Characteristics
  • Selection can Act on Behaviors
  • Natural Selection on a Discrete Trait
  • Chapter 2 Species May Evolve in Response to Climate Change
  • Range Expansion
  • Evolutionary Response to Changing Rainfall
  • Ethical, Legal, Social Implications: Data are Needed to Formulate Policy, but Science is Often Misused in the Process
  • Chapter 3 Two Seemingly Isolated Populations may not Actually be Isolated
  • Some Populations Have Limited Dispersal
  • Dispersal Links Geographic and Genetic Distance
  • Chapter 4 Populations can Evolve in the Absence of Natural Selection
  • Population Isolation Affects Genetic Diversity
  • A Population Bottleneck Reduces Genetic Diversity
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary