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Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played an important role in the development of ecological theory and has become a model system exemplifying the integration of ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral studies to understand evolutionary diversification. This major work, written by one of the best-known investigators of Anolis, reviews and synthesizes an immense literature. Jonathan B. Losos illustrates how different scientific approaches to the questions of adaptation and diversification can be integrated and examines evolutionary and ecological questions of interest to a broad range of biologists.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Prologue: The Case for Anolis
  2. pp. xvii-xx
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  1. 1. Evolutionary Biology as Historical Science
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 2. Meet the Anoles!
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. 3. Five Anole Faunas, Part One: Greater Antillean Ecomorphs
  2. pp. 29-58
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  1. 4. Five Anole Faunas, Part Two: The Other Four
  2. pp. 59-80
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  1. 5. Phylogenetics Evolutionary Inference and Anole Relationships
  2. pp. 81-98
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  1. 6. Phylogenetic Perspective on the Timing and Biogeography of Anole Evolution
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. 7. Evolution of Ecomorphological Diversity
  2. pp. 113-134
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  1. 8. Cradle to Grave: Anole Life History and Population Biology
  2. pp. 135-160
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  1. 9. Social Behavior, Sexual Selection, and Sexual Dimorphism
  2. pp. 161-188
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  1. 10. Habitat Use
  2. pp. 189-204
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  1. 11. Ecology and Adaptive Radiation
  2. pp. 205-232
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  1. 12. Natural Selection and Microevolution
  2. pp. 233-256
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  1. 13. Form Function, and Adaptive Radiation
  2. pp. 257-290
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  1. 14. Speciation and Geographic Differentiation
  2. pp. 291-316
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  1. 15. The Evolution of an Adaptive Radiation
  2. pp. 317-350
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  1. 16. The Five Faunas Reconsidered
  2. pp. 351-382
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  1. 17. Are the Anoles Special, and If So, Why?
  2. pp. 383-410
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 411-420
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  1. References
  2. pp. 421-494
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 495-507
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520943735
Print ISBN
9780520255913
MARC Record
OCLC
536166637
Pages
528
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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