What is evolutionary ecology? How do ecology and evolution interact? How did complexity arise and spread? How did ecological transitions arise and spread?
What kind of life history? How far to disperse?
How many males and females? How does behaviour evolve? How do botanical traits evolve?
Much of today's scientific advancement comes from the merging of two or more traditional sciences into something new that takes from both of its parents to yield new insights into how the world around us works. Such is the case with Evolutionary Ecology.
Ecology is traditionally a science of the great outdoors, dealing with the interactions between organisms and their environment. Evolution is traditionally a science of museum specimens, dealing with how lineages of organisms arise, change and eventually go extinct. While each of these have roots that go back years, only recently has the merger of the two garnered enough information, enough focus to warrant dedicated books.
This book is one of the first to cover evolutionary ecology as a separate and distinct field.
It is intended to serve as a suitable undergraduate textbook to explain the field to students. At the same time it covers the field in general so that a professional practioner in some specialized area can learn about the overal area, and finally is should have some appeal to the interested non-professional but interested reader.
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Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us. Many emerging fields are also introduced, such as metabolic ecology, the evolution of population dynamics, and the evolution of global ecology. Discovering Evolutionary Ecology highlights the connections between these different subject areas, and for the first time paints a picture of a truly integrated field.
It illustrates the research tools utilized, and demonstrates how advances in one area can spur on developments elsewhere when scientists combine evolutionary and ecological knowledge. To maximize accessibility, the book assumes only a basic knowledge of biology, includes a comprehensive glossary, and contains almost no maths. Each chapter provides suggestions for further reading, and there is also an extensive reference list. Ideal as an introduction to evolutionary ecology for undergraduates, this book will also interest established researchers, providing a broad and up-to-date context for their work.
I suspect many lecturers looking for a new textbook in evolutionary ecology will be tempted to recommend this one. It is a book that should prove an inspiration to thoughtful students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Its quality earns it a serious look as a text for a course or advanced seminar. This is an super textbook, which had me gripped from the opening sentences of the Preface Where two fields meet; 2. Traits, invariants, and theories of everything: Sons, daughters and distorters: Voyagers, residents, and sleepers: A world of specialists: The good, the bad, and the commensal: I just received my book from you - it arrived quickly and in perfect condition because it was packed so well. Promote your book on NHBS.
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