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The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life

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Richard P. Shefferson, Owen R. Jones, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Michael R. Rose, Lee F. Greer, Kevin H. Phung, Grant A. Rutledge, Mark A. Phillips, Christian N. K. Anderson, Laurence D. Mueller, Hal Caswell, Esther Shyu, Alan A. Cohen, Oskar Burger, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Michael Garratt, Jean-François Lemaître, Sandra Bouwhuis, Oscar Vedder, Andre Furness, David Reznick, Eric Lucas, Laurent Keller, Baruch Rinkevich, Ralf Schaible, Felix Ringelhan, Boris H. Kramer, Alexander Scheuerlein, Maurizio Mencuccini, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Liana T. Burghardt, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Johan P. Dahlgren, Deborah A. Roach, Jennifer Gremer, Satu Ramula, Bård Pedersen, Elizabeth Crone, Peter Lesica, Anne Jäkäläniemi, Juha Tuomi, Marc F. P. M. Maas, Alfons J. M. Debets, Bas J. Zwaan, Anne D. van Diepeningen, Tomasz Bilinski, Renata Zadrag-Tecza, Charles C. Cowden
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  • Date Published: February 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107078505

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  • The existing theories on the evolution of senescence assume that senescence is inevitable in all organisms. However, recent studies have shown that this is not necessarily true. A better understanding of senescence and its underlying mechanisms could have far-reaching consequences for conservation and eco-evolutionary research. This book is the first to offer interdisciplinary perspectives on the evolution of senescence in many species, setting the stage for further developments. It brings together new insights from a wide range of scientific fields and cutting-edge research done on a multitude of different animals (including humans), plants and microbes, giving the reader a complete overview of recent developments and of the controversies currently surrounding the topic. Written by specialists from a variety of disciplines, this book is a valuable source of information for students and researchers interested in ageing and life history traits and populations.

    • A complete volume showing different perspectives on the evolution of senescence and promoting inter-disciplinary understanding and communication
    • Brings together differing views on the evolution of senescence from biologists across the discipline, ensuring that readers gain a broad view of the topic and its controversies
    • Combines research from various scientific fields on many different species, giving readers the opportunity to see the current limits of our knowledge on the subject and what the next steps could possibly be
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    • Date Published: February 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107078505
    • length: 441 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: wilting leaves and rotting branches: reconciling evolutionary perspectives on senescence Richard P. Shefferson, Owen R. Jones and Roberto Salguero-Gómez
    Part I. Theory of Senescence:
    2. The disposable soma theory - origins and evolution Thomas B. L. Kirkwood
    3. A Hamiltonian demography of life history Michael R. Rose, Lee F. Greer, Kevin H. Phung, Grant A. Rutledge, Mark A. Phillips, Christian N. K. Anderson and Laurence D. Mueller
    4. Senescence, selection gradients, and mortality Hal Caswell and Esther Shyu
    5. Taxonomic diversity, complexity, and the evolution of senescence Alan A. Cohen
    Part II. Senescence in Animals:
    6. Evolutionary demography of the human mortality profile Oskar Burger
    7. Senescence in mammalian life history traits Jean-Michel Gaillard, Michael Garratt and Jean-François Lemaître
    8. Avian escape artists? Patterns, processes and costs of senescence in wild birds Sandra Bouwhuis and Oscar Vedder
    9. The evolution of senescence in nature Andre Furness and David Reznick
    10. Explaining extraordinary lifespans: the proximate and ultimate causes of differential lifespan in social insects Eric Lucas and Laurent Keller
    11. Senescence in modular animals - botryllid ascidians as a unique ageing system Baruch Rinkevich
    12. Hydra: evolutionary and biological mechanisms for non-senescence Ralf Schaible, Felix Ringelhan, Boris H. Kramer and Alexander Scheuerlein
    Part III. Senescence in Plants:
    13. Physiological and biochemical processes related to ageing and senescence in plants Maurizio Mencuccini and Sergi Munné-Bosch
    14. The evolution of senescence in annual plants: the importance of phenology and the potential for plasticity Liana T. Burghardt and C. Jessica E. Metcalf
    15. Demographic senescence in herbaceous plants Johan P. Dahlgren and Deborah A. Roach
    16. Complex life histories and senescence in plants: avenues to escape age-related decline? Jennifer Gremer, Satu Ramula, Bård Pedersen, Elizabeth Crone, Peter Lesica, Anne Jäkäläniemi and Juha Tuomi
    Part IV. Senescence in Microbes:
    17. Why some fungi senescence and others don't: an evolutionary perspective on fungal senescence Marc F. P. M. Maas, Alfons J. M. Debets, Bas J. Zwaan and Anne D. van Diepeningen
    18. Yeast ageing: reproduction strategies determine the longevity of budding and fission yeasts Tomasz Bilinski and Renata Zadrag-Tecza
    19. Organismal senescence in plant-fungal symbioses Richard P. Shefferson and Charles C. Cowden
    Part V. Senescence across the Tree of Life:
    20. Life history trade-offs modulate the speed of senescence Roberto Salguero-Gómez and Owen R. Jones.

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    Richard P. Shefferson, University of Tokyo
    Richard P. Shefferson is Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo's Organization for Programs on Environmental Sciences, and earned his PhD in 2004 at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies the evolutionary ecology of plants and fungi, of which senescence is one key topic. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Ecology, and regularly serves on funding panels for the National Science Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and other agencies. He has authored more than forty scientific papers in the top journals in ecology and evolution, including Ecology, the Journal of Ecology, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

    Owen R. Jones, University of Southern Denmark
    Owen R. Jones is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, and earned his PhD in 2004 at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He has published about thirty papers in journals including Nature, Science, Ecology Letters, and Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. He currently serves as associate editor of Ecology and Evolution and has served as grant reviewer for the European Research Council, the British Ecological Society, and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

    Roberto Salguero-Gómez, University of Sheffield
    Roberto Salguero-Gómez is a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Independent Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield, an honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland, and a guest visitor of the Max Planck Society. He earned his PhD in 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania and has published around forty papers on life history evolution, population dynamics, ecophysiology, and ageing of plants and animals. He has had extensive editorial experience as associate editor of the Journal of Ecology and Plant Perspectives in Ecology, Evolution and Taxonomy, as well as serving as a guest editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology, and a speciality reviewer for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution on population dynamics. He has served as a grant reviewer for the National Geographic Society, the National Science Foundation, the Australian Research Council, the French Research Council and the Natural Environment Research Council.

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    Richard P. Shefferson, Owen R. Jones, Roberto Salguero-Gómez, Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Michael R. Rose, Lee F. Greer, Kevin H. Phung, Grant A. Rutledge, Mark A. Phillips, Christian N. K. Anderson, Laurence D. Mueller, Hal Caswell, Esther Shyu, Alan A. Cohen, Oskar Burger, Jean-Michel Gaillard, Michael Garratt, Jean-François Lemaître, Sandra Bouwhuis, Oscar Vedder, Andre Furness, David Reznick, Eric Lucas, Laurent Keller, Baruch Rinkevich, Ralf Schaible, Felix Ringelhan, Boris H. Kramer, Alexander Scheuerlein, Maurizio Mencuccini, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Liana T. Burghardt, C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Johan P. Dahlgren, Deborah A. Roach, Jennifer Gremer, Satu Ramula, Bård Pedersen, Elizabeth Crone, Peter Lesica, Anne Jäkäläniemi, Juha Tuomi, Marc F. P. M. Maas, Alfons J. M. Debets, Bas J. Zwaan, Anne D. van Diepeningen, Tomasz Bilinski, Renata Zadrag-Tecza, Charles C. Cowden

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