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Genetics, Ecological

Joanna Freeland

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

Ecological GeneticsIntroductionEcology is the study of the relationships between organisms and their environments, whereas ecological genetics focuses...

Genome Evolution

Xiao Chen, Kelsi Lindblad, Laura F. Landweber

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Genome Evolution Introduction While modern evolutionary biologists achieved a deep theoretical understanding of how genetic material changes i...

Geographic Variation

Bryan Epperson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Geographic Variation Introduction Evolutionary principles of geographic variation began to emerge early as the field of evolutionary biology d...

Gradualism

Melanie Hopkins, Scott Lidgard

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

GradualismIntroductionThe idea of gradualism is one of the key facets of macroevolution, and mostly concerns lineages of interrelated populations of o...

Group Selection

Andy Gardner

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Group SelectionIntroductionThe basic idea of group selection theory is that the logic of natural selection acting at the level of individual organisms...

Heterochrony

Miriam Zelditch

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

HeterochronyIntroductionHeterochrony, broadly defined, refers to evolutionary change in the rate or timing of development. The concept has long been c...

Heterozygosity

Fred W. Allendorf

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Heterozygosity Introduction Heterozygosity—the condition of having two different alleles at a locus—is fundamental to the study of genetic vari...

History of Evolutionary Thought before Darwin

Pietro Corsi

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

History of Evolutionary Thought before Darwin Introduction The history of early theories of evolution has suffered from two opposite assumptio...

History of Evolutionary Thought Since 1930

Roberta Millstein, Michael Dietrich, Robert A. Skipper

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

History of Evolutionary Thought Since 1930IntroductionEvolutionary biology underwent several significant transformations in the period after 1930. Whi...

History of Evolutionary Thought, 1860–1925

Garland E. Allen

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

History of Evolutionary Thought, 1860–1925IntroductionThe reaction to the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species was as varied as the source...

Human Behavioral Ecology

Bobbi Low

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

Human Behavioral EcologyIntroductionHuman behavioral ecology (HBE) asks how environmental conditions—physical, biotic, and social—shape human lifetime...

Human Evolution

Bernard Wood

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Human EvolutionIntroductionThe study of human evolution involves (1) understanding the evolutionary context and the circumstances surrounding the orig...

Hybrid Speciation

Michael L. Arnold

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Hybrid Speciation Introduction The process of hybrid speciation—the formation of evolutionarily independent lineages from genetic exchange eve...

Hybrid Zones

Sean P. Mullen

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Hybrid Zones Introduction Hybrid zones are regions where genetically distinct populations meet, mate, and produce at least some offspring of m...

Identifying the Genomic Basis Underlying Phenotypic Variation

Kara Powder, Craig Albertson

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Identifying the Genomic Basis Underlying Phenotypic VariationIntroductionSince the Modern Synthesis and the identification of the structure of DNA, ev...

Inbreeding and Inbreeding Depression

Donald M. Waller, Lukas F. Keller

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Inbreeding and Inbreeding DepressionIntroductionInbreeding (also referred to as “consanguinity”) occurs when mates are related to each other due to in...

Inclusive Fitness

Charlie K. Cornwallis

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Inclusive Fitness Introduction Cooperation is abundant throughout the natural world and exists at all biological levels, from genes forming ge...

Innovation, Evolutionary

Douglas H. Erwin

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Evolutionary Innovation Introduction Innovation has been one of the most contentious issues in evolutionary biology in the past several decade...

Islands as Evolutionary Laboratories

Anna Holmquist, Rosemary G. Gillespie

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2021-03-24

Islands as Evolutionary LaboratoriesIntroductionIslands have inspired biologists for hundreds of years as locations that foster unique biotic assembla...

Kin Selection

François Rousset, Laurent Lehmann

Subject: Evolutionary Biology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Kin SelectionIntroductionKin selection theory is a formulation of natural selection theory that is particularly suitable for understanding cases of re...

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