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Evolutionary Biology

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Evolutionary biology is a vibrant discipline that has never been more exciting. Technological and conceptual advances, such as genome sequencing and evolutionary developmental biology, are moving the field forward at breakneck speed. At the same time, application of evolutionary thinking to issues of societal concern, such as forensics or the origin of swine flu, has kept the field in the public’s eye. Of course, ongoing controversy about evolution makes public knowledge of the field important as well. What is particularly exciting right now is the nexus of two developments, which jointly allow an understanding of evolutionary processes never before possible. First is the ability to sequence entire genomes, and second is the means to study natural populations over long periods of time. Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology guides scholarly research through the growing mass of unqualified academic output, offering selective annotated research paths that are insightful, increase productivity, and raise the level of quality in new scholarship.

Editor in Chief

Jonathan Losos is the Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Herpetology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. From 2002 to 2006, he was editor of The American Naturalist. In 2009, he was awarded the Edward O. Wilson Naturalist Award for his significant contribution to the study of biological diversity through his work on anole lizards in the West Indies. His book, Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles (University of California Press, 2009) was awarded the Daniel Elliot Giraud Medal in 2012 by the National Academy of Sciences. He is also editor of The Princeton Guide to Evolution (forthcoming, Princeton University Press) and recently edited two books, The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited (Princeton University Press, 2009) and In the Light of Evolution (Roberts and Co., 2011).


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Jonathan B. Losos
Harvard University
Rosemary G. Gillespie
University of California at Berkeley
Christine E. Parent
University of California at Berkeley
Martin Fichman
York University
J. David Van Dyken
Harvard University
Michael Hofreiter
York University
John P. Swaddle
College of William & Mary
Benjamin J. Ridenhour
University of Notre Dame
Luke J. Harmon
University of Idaho
Kevin R. Foster
University of Oxford
Anne-Katrin Eggert
Illinois State University
Michael Ruse
Florida State University
Andrew MacColl
University of Nottingham
Timothy A. Linksvayer
University of Pennsylvania
Virginie Orgogozo
Université Paris Diderot
Arnaud Martin
Cornell University
Simon M. Reader
McGill University
Samuel Alizon
David Hibbett
Clark University
Manyuan Long
University of Chicago
Per T. Smiseth
University of Edinburgh
Denis Réale
Université du Québec à Montréal
Alexander Weiss
University of Edinburgh
S. Craig Roberts
University of Stirling
Douglas H. Erwin
Smithsonian Institution
Alan R. Templeton
Washington University in St Louis
Jianzhi Zhang
University of Michigan
Bryan Epperson
Michigan State University
Fred W. Allendorf
University of Montana
Pietro Corsi
The University of Oxford
Garland E. Allen
Washington University In St Louis
Bernard Wood
George Washington University
Michael L. Arnold
University of Georgia
Sean P. Mullen
Boston University
Charlie K. Cornwallis
Lunds Universitet
Daniel L. Rabosky
University of Michigan
Graham J. Slater
Smithsonian Institution
Christine W. Miller
University of Florida
Ummat S. Somjee
University of Florida
Michael D. Jennions
Australia National University
Hanna Kokko
Australia National University
Charles D. Bell
University of New Orleans
Mark A. McPeek
Dartmouth College
Kevin J. Peterson
Dartmouth College
Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Koen Martens
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Tanja Schwander
University of Lausanne
Bryan C. Carstens
Ohio State University
A. Rus Hoelzel
Durham University
David Sepkoski
Max Planck Institute
Claudia Fricke
University of Muenster
Charlotta Kvarnemo
Åbo Akademi University
Richard G. Harrison
Cornell University
Jody Hey
Temple University
Simone Immler
Uppsala University
Mark L. Siegal
New York University
Michel Laurin
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
Kenneth Olsen
Washington University In St Louis
S. Blair Hedges
Pennsylvania State University


Character Displacement
Tamar Dayan
Charles Darwin
Gregory Radick
University of Leeds
Tod Stuessy
Ohio State University
Comparative Methods and Phylogenetic Tests of Adaptation
Brian O'Meara
University of Tennessee
Michael Ruse
Florida State University
Darwinian Medicine
Peter Gluckman
University of Auckland
Detecting Natural Selection in the Genome
Dmitri Petrov
Disruptive selection
Adam Siepielski
University of San Diego
Ecological Speciation
Tim Craig
Allan Larson
Washington University
Evolution and Development: Embryological Aspects
Ehab Abouheif
Evolution of Animal Mating Systems
Rhonda Snook
Evolutionary Constraints
Thomas Hansen
University of Oslo
Evolutionary Innovation
Doug Erwin
Smithsonian Institution
Gene Flow
Peter Beerli
Melanie Hopkins
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Scott Lidgard
Jason Wolf
History of Evolutionary Thought since 1950
Roberta Millstein
University of California, Davis
Human Race
Francois Balloux
University College London
Identifying the Genomic Basis Underlying Phenotypic Variation
Katie Peichel
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Lukas Keller
Interpretation of Phylogenetic Trees
Stacey Smith
University of Colorado-Boulder
Kin Selection
Olof Leimar
Landscape Genetics
Andrew Storfer
Mass Extinction
Richard Twitchett
Plymouth University
Leena Linström
University of Jyvaskyla
Population Structure
Gilles Guillot
Technical University of Denmark
Ludovic Orlando
Copenhagen University
Daniel Ortiz-Barrientois
The University of Queensland
Sexual Selection and Speciation
Kerry Shaw
Speciation Genetics and Genomics
Chris Jiggins
University of Cambridge
Katie Peichel
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Melanie Hopkins
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Scott Lidgard
Sympatric Speciation
Andreas Kautt
University of Konstanz
Axel Meyer
University of Konstanz
Taxonomy and Classification
Nico Cellinese



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“Graduate students are by necessity deeply and critically engaged in the literature within emerging areas of research. This knowledge puts them in an ideal position to write for Oxford Bibliographies. I am particularly excited about the potential of this award as a pathway to including articles on cutting-edge topics, and I think it is an important acknowledgement of the significant contribution graduate students routinely make to the production of new scholarship.”

--Damon Zucca, Reference and Online Publisher, Oxford University Press

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