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Experimental Evolution
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Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes—forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species. This unique volume summarizes studies in experimental evolution, outlining current techniques and applications, and presenting the field’s full range of research—from selection in the laboratory to the manipulation of populations in the wild. It provides work on such key biological problems as the evolution of Darwinian fitness, sexual reproduction, life history, athletic performance, and learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Part I: Introduction to Experimental Evolution
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Darwin's Other Mistake
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. 2. The Importance of Experimental Studies in Evolutionary Biology
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 3. Modeling Experimental Evolution Using Individual-Based Variance Components Models
  2. pp. 31-64
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  1. Part II: Types of Experimental Evolution
  2. pp. 65-66
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  1. 4. Experimental Evolution from the Bottom Up
  2. pp. 67-88
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  1. 5. Experimental Evolutionary Domestication
  2. pp. 89-110
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  1. 6. Long-Term Experimental Evolution and Adaptive Radiation
  2. pp. 111-134
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  1. 7. The Experimental Study of Reverse Evolution
  2. pp. 135-172
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  1. 8. Field Experiments, Introductions, and Experimental Evolution: A Review and Practical Guide
  2. pp. 173-194
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  1. Part III: Levels of Observation in Experimental Evolution
  2. pp. 195-196
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  1. 9. Fitness, Demography, and Population Dynamics in Laboratory Experiments
  2. pp. 197-216
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  1. 10. Laboratory Selection Studies of Life-History Physiology in Insects
  2. pp. 217-262
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  1. 11. Behavior in Neurobiology
  2. pp. 263-300
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  1. 12. Selection Experiments and Experimental Evolution of Performance and Physiology
  2. pp. 301-352
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  1. 13. Through a Glass, Clearly: Experimental Evolution as a Window on Adaptive Genome Evolution
  2. pp. 353-388
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  1. Part IV: Applications of Experimental Evolution
  2. pp. 389-390
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  1. 14. Understanding Evolution Through the Phages
  2. pp. 391-418
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  1. 15. Experimental Approaches to Studying the Evolution of Animal Form: The Shape of Things to Come
  2. pp. 419-478
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  1. 16. Sexual Exploits in Experimental Evolution
  2. pp. 479-522
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  1. 17. Physiological Adaption in Laboratory Environments
  2. pp. 523-550
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  1. 18. Evolution of Aging and Late Life
  2. pp. 551-584
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  1. 19. Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to the Evolution of Altruism and the Levels of Selection
  2. pp. 585-630
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  1. 20. Laboratory Experiments on Speciation
  2. pp. 631-656
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  1. Part V: Conclusion
  2. pp. 657-658
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  1. 21. A Critique of Experimental Phylogenetics
  2. pp. 659-670
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  1. 22. Laboratory Evolution Meets Catch-22: Balancing Simplicity and Realism
  2. pp. 671-702
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 703-730
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 750-750
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