Analysis of Evolutionary Processes: The Adaptive Dynamics - download pdf or read online

By Fabio Dercole

ISBN-10: 0691120064

ISBN-13: 9780691120065

There's not anything fallacious with or mistaken approximately this e-book. the matter is that the knowledge may be provided even more successfully and in reality is elsewhere!

If you are drawn to and devoted to performing some semi-rigorous math within the adaptive dynamics framework, then this ebook could most likely be a fantastic funding. besides the fact that, in case you are a biologist of any style (including theoretical biologists) there are higher areas to benefit approximately adaptive dynamics. i like to recommend the next as areas to start:

(this one for the elemental, common nuts and bolts of the theory)
Diekmann O. 2004. A beginner's advisor to adaptive dynamics. Banach middle courses n. sixty three, 47-86, Banach Intl. Mathematical Cntr., Warsaw, Poland.
(these for added mathematical aspect and evolutionary implications)
Dieckmann U, Marrow U, legislation R. 1995. J. Theor. Biol. 176, 91-102.
Dieckmann U, legislations R. 1996. J. Math. Biol. 34, 579-612.
(and for much more organic functions and implications...)
Dieckmann U, et al. 2000. "The Geometry of Ecological Interactions." Cambridge.
Dieckmann U, et al. 2004. "Adaptive Speciation." Cambridge.
Ferriere R, et al. 2004. "Evolutionary Conservation Biology." Cambridge.

Most of the chapters comprising this booklet are watered down types of papers those authors and others have already released in journals. and albeit, a few of these papers aren't precisely seminal works within the box. One instance is bankruptcy four, which provides an software of the idea to economics that seemed within the magazine "Technovation" (yeah i do know, who the heck has ever heard of that?!). An economist good friend of mine inspiration the bankruptcy used to be laughable by way of its relevance to whatever within the fiscal global whatsoever.

Save your cash and cross make copies of the correct literature at your neighborhood university's library.

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Thus, laboratory experiments on simple organisms are best suited for testing theoretical evolutionary hypotheses and evolutionary models, as those described in this book (see the sequence of papers by Lenski and coauthors on long-term evolution in Escherichia coli, from Lenski et al. (1991) to Rozen et al. (2005), and references therein). , Rainey and Travisano, 1998), testing the Red Queen hypothesis is still a rather open problem. Before closing this chapter, we now show that evolutionary phenomena not driven by genetic inheritance are relevant in biological as well as nonbiological contexts.

Other examples of evolutionary branching induced by predation pressures are proposed by van Damme and Pickford (1995) and Stone (1998) in mollusks and by Chown and Smith (1993) in beetles, while other studies on resource-consumer coevolution have been recently reviewed by Abrams (2000). Further theoretical support will be given in Chapter 5. Notice that, for all the above examples on living populations we have not shown figures representing evolutionary dynamics, as we have done for the examples from fossil records.

Rainey and Travisano, 1998), testing the Red Queen hypothesis is still a rather open problem. Before closing this chapter, we now show that evolutionary phenomena not driven by genetic inheritance are relevant in biological as well as nonbiological contexts. , 2005, for a recent theoretical study).

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