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Speciation and Patterns of Diversity

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Roger K. Butlin, Jon R. Bridle, Dolph Schluter, Jody Hey, Timothy G. Barraclough, Diego Fontaneto, Elisabeth A. Herniou, Claudia Ricci, Graham Bell, Thomas P. Curtis, Nigel C. Wallbridge, William T. Sloan, Jitka Polechova, Timothy H. Vines, Sergey Gavrilets, Aaron Vose, Patrik Nosil, Luke Harmon, Ole Seehausen, James Mallet, Daniel J. Funk, Douglas W. Schemske, Albert B. Phillimore, Trevor D. Price, Robert E. Ricklefs, Andy Purvis, C. David L. Orme, Nicola H. Toomey, Paul N. Pearson, John Alroy
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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521709637

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  • The diversity of species of plants and animals is the net result of the origin of new species by the splitting of existing lineages (speciation) and the loss of species through extinction. Why there are more species in some groups of organisms, in some places or at some times depends on the balance of these processes. This book explores the interaction between mechanisms and rates of speciation and these patterns of biological diversity, and is unusual in that it brings together the viewpoints of ecologists interested in the processes that generate patterns of diversity and evolutionary biologists who focus on mechanisms of speciation. It is intended to stimulate dialogue between these groups and so promote a more complete understanding of biological diversity.

    • Brings together leading ecologists and evolutionary biologists, allowing the reader to see new connections between the disciplines
    • Chapters on prokaryotes, protists, plants and animals allow readers to integrate ideas across the full range of taxa
    • Introduction gives an overview of the current problem, helping readers see the connections among chapters
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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521709637
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Speciation and patterns of diversity Roger K. Butlin, Jon R. Bridle and Dolph Schluter
    2. On the arbitrary identification of real species Jody Hey
    3. The evolutionary nature of diversification in sexuals and asexuals Timothy G. Barraclough, Diego Fontaneto, Elisabeth A. Herniou and Claudia Ricci
    4. The poverty of the protists Graham Bell
    5. Theory, community assembly, diversity and evolution in the microbial world Thomas P. Curtis, Nigel C. Wallbridge and William T. Sloan
    6. Patterns of biodiversity and limits to adaptation in time and space Jon R. Bridle, Jitka Polechova and Timothy H. Vines
    7. Dynamic patterns of adaptive radiation: evolution of mating preferences Sergey Gavrilets and Aaron Vose
    8. Niche dimensionality and ecological speciation Patrik Nosil and Luke Harmon
    9. Progressive levels of trait divergence along a 'speciation transect' in the Lake Victoria cichlid fish Pundamilia Ole Seehausen
    10. Rapid speciation, hybridization and adaptive radiation in the Heliconius melpomene group James Mallet
    11. Investigating ecological speciation Daniel J. Funk
    12. Biotic interactions and speciation in the tropics Douglas W. Schemske
    13. Ecological influences on the temporal pattern of speciation Albert B. Phillimore and Trevor D. Price
    14. Speciation, extinction, and diversity Robert E. Ricklefs
    15. Temporal patterns in diversification rates Andy Purvis, C. David L. Orme, Nicola H. Toomey and Paul N. Pearson
    16. Speciation and extinction in the fossil record of North American mammals John Alroy.

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  • Editors

    Roger Butlin, University of Sheffield
    Roger Butlin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, at the University of Sheffield. He has held a prestigious Royal Society Research Fellowship at the University of Cardiff and his work has been recognized by honorary fellowships at the Natural History Museum, Zoological Society of London and Royal Belgian Academy of Natural Sciences.

    Jon Bridle, University of Bristol
    Jon Bridle is a Lecturer in Biology, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Bristol. Since completing his PhD in Evolutionary Genetics in 1998, he has conducted postdoctoral research in quantitative genetics and evolutionary biology at UCL, University of Cardiff, and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He was awarded a fellowship at the Zoological Society of London in 2002.

    Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Dolph Schluter is Professor and Canada Research Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre and Zoology Department, at the University of British Columbia. He is a former President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and recipient of the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and of Canada.

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    Roger K. Butlin, Jon R. Bridle, Dolph Schluter, Jody Hey, Timothy G. Barraclough, Diego Fontaneto, Elisabeth A. Herniou, Claudia Ricci, Graham Bell, Thomas P. Curtis, Nigel C. Wallbridge, William T. Sloan, Jitka Polechova, Timothy H. Vines, Sergey Gavrilets, Aaron Vose, Patrik Nosil, Luke Harmon, Ole Seehausen, James Mallet, Daniel J. Funk, Douglas W. Schemske, Albert B. Phillimore, Trevor D. Price, Robert E. Ricklefs, Andy Purvis, C. David L. Orme, Nicola H. Toomey, Paul N. Pearson, John Alroy

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