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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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Washington University in St. Louis
Cornell University
Clark University
The University of Sydney
Dartmouth College
University of Georgia
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Sheffield
University of Florida
Washington State University
Lund University


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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
Gregory Radick
University of Leeds
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
Michael Ruse
Florida State University
Andrew MacColl
University of Nottingham
Adam M. Siepielski
Dartmouth College
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
Thomas F. Hansen
Universitetet i Oslo
Douglas H. Erwin
Smithsonian Institution
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
Stacey D. Smith
University of Colorado Boulder
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
Gilles Guillot
Technical University of Denmark
Ludovic Orlando
University of Copenhagen
David Sepkoski
Max Planck Institute
Claudia Fricke
University of Muenster
Charlotta Kvarnemo
Åbo Akademi University
Richard G. Harrison
Cornell University
Chris Jiggins
University of Cambridge
Catherine Peichel
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jody Hey
Temple University
Simone Immler
Uppsala University
Axel Meyer
Universität Konstanz
Andreas F. Kautt
Universität Konstanz
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


Adaptive Landscape
Erik Svensson
Lund University
Character Displacement
Tamar Dayan
Cryptic Female Choice
Hanne Løvlie
Linköping University
Darwinian Medicine
Peter Gluckman
The University of Auckland
Ecological Speciation
Tim Craig
Epigenetics and Behavior
Eva Jablonka
Zohar Bronfman
Tel-Aviv Universiy
Allan Larson
Washington University
Evolution and Development: Embryological Aspects
Ehab Abouheif
Evolution of Gene Expression
David Stern
Evolutionary Neuroscience
Hans Hoffman
Experimental Evolution
David Hosken
Kevin Boyce
Gene Flow
Peter Beerli
Genetic Drift
Patrick Phillips
Genetic Networks
Veronica Hinman
Genome Evolution
Laura Landweber
Genotype by Environment (GxE) Interactions and Evolution
John Hunt
Melanie Hopkins
American Museum of Natural History
Scott Lidgard
Field Museum of Natural History
Eleanor O'Brien
University of Bath
John Hunt
University of Exeter
Jason Wolf
University of Bath
History of Evolutionary Thought since 1930
Roberta Millstein
University of California, Davis
Michael Dietrich
Dartmouth College
Robert Skipper Jr.
University of Cincinnati
Lukas Keller
Key Innovations
Jukka Jernvall
Landscape Genetics
Andrew Storfer
Washington State University
Mass Extinction
Richard Twitchett
Plymouth University
Maternal Effects
Chuck Fox
Leena Linström
University of Jyvaskyla
Johanna Mappes
University of Jyväskylä
Niche Conservatism
Kenneth Kozak
Phenotypic Plasticity
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
University of Tennessee
John Huelsenbeck
Daniel Ortiz-Barrientois
The University of Queensland
Scott Lidgard
Field Museum of Natural History
Melanie Hopkins
American Museum of Natural History
Taxonomy and Classification
Nico Cellinese
University of Florida


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Alex Mesoudi
Queen Mary University of London
Daniel E. Brown
University of Hawai'i
Jonathan Marks
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Anne Buchanan
Pennsylvania State University
Kenneth Weiss
Pennsylvania State University


Michael A. Brockhurst
University of Liverpool
Kayla C. King
University of Liverpool
Herman A. Verhoef
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
David Coltman
University of Alberta
Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis
University of Florida
David W. Kikuchi
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
David W. Pfennig
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dan L. Warren
The University of Texas at Austin
Nichole Bennett
The University of Texas at Austin
Ryan Calsbeek
Dartmouth College
Nathan G. Swenson
Michigan State University
Rob Kulathinal
Temple University


Lisabeth DiLalla
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Zachary Hohman
The University of Arizona
Bruce Ellis
The University of Arizona



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