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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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