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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
Douglas J. Futuyma is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York. His research has focused on the evolution of species interactions, especially the host-plant associations of herbivorous insects. He is the author of Science on Trial: The Case for Evolution and the textbook Evolutionary Biology (3 editions) and its successor, Evolution (4 editions, the most recent with Mark Kirkpatrick). He is Editor of Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, has served as president of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the American Society of Naturalists, and the American Institute of Biological Sciences, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.
* = recently published
Genomes and the Evolution of Development
History of Evolutionary Thought
Phylogenetics and the History of Life
Selection and Adaptation
Speciation and Macroevolution
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