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Speciation and Patterns of Diversity (Ecological Reviews) epub

by Roger Butlin,Jon Bridle,Dolph Schluter


Speciation and Patterns of Diversity (Ecological Reviews) epub

ISBN: 0521709636

ISBN13: 978-0521709637

Author: Roger Butlin,Jon Bridle,Dolph Schluter

Category: Other

Subcategory: Science & Mathematics

Language: English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 2, 2009)

Pages: 346 pages

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Bridle, D. Schluter (Ed. Symposium of the British Ecological Society, last year’s pub-. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2009). lication of ‘Speciation and Patterns of Diversity’ came at the. ideal time for a blend of ecology and evolutionary biology, offering a fresh look at diversity patterns. Schluter in the introductory chapter, there are still large gaps. in knowledge concerning mechanisms and rates of speciation. and the documentation of biodiversity in general.

Roger Butlin, Jon Bridle, Dolph Schluter. The contributors discuss questions such as: Are species equivalent units, providing meaningful measures of diversity?

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The diversity of species of plants and animals is the net result of the origin of new species by the splitting of existing .

The diversity of species of plants and animals is the net result of the origin of new species by the splitting of existing lineages (speciation) and the loss of species through extinction. Why there are more species in some groups of organisms, in some places or at some times depends on the balance of these processes.

Extinction, ecological opportunity, and the origins of. .

Extinction, ecological opportunity, and the origins of global snake diversity. Evolution, Vol. 66, Issue. Sensory drive speciation and patterns of variation at selectively neutral genes. Evolutionary Ecology, Vol. 28, Issue. Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Online publication date: June 2012. He is a former President of the Society for the Study of Evolution and recipient of the Sewall Wright Award from the American Society of Naturalists. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and of Canada.

The contributors explore such issues as the nature of species, how species are counted, limits on diversity, mechanisms of speciation and adaptation, and speciation rates.

Science 03 Jul 2009: Vol. 325, Issue 5936, pp. 35 DOI: 1. 126/science. The contributors explore such issues as the nature of species, how species are counted, limits on diversity, mechanisms of speciation and adaptation, and speciation rates. Vol 325, Issue 5936 03 July 2009. Print Table of Contents.

Roger Butlin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, at the University of Sheffield.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press. Roger Butlin is Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Animal and Plant Sciences, at the University of Sheffield. Jon Bridle is a Lecturer in Biology, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Bristol.

Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. xi + 333 p. + 4 p. il. index. ISBN: 9780521883184 (hc); 9780521709637 (pb). Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois.

The diversity of species of plants and animals is the net result of the origin of new species by the splitting of existing lineages (speciation) and the loss of species through extinction. Why there are more species in some groups of organisms, in some places or at some times depends on the balance of these processes. This book explores the interaction between mechanisms and rates of speciation and these patterns of biological diversity, and is unusual in that it brings together the viewpoints of ecologists interested in the processes that generate patterns of diversity and evolutionary biologists who focus on mechanisms of speciation. It is intended to stimulate dialogue between these groups and so promote a more complete understanding of biological diversity.
This provides a good overview of some of the current theories in speciation and evolution. The format is good and most of the articles are well written. However, it is not for the casual reader because the articles are data-specific and can be quite intensive. It is good for graduate-level studies.
The package came in a timely manner. The book was exactly what I was asking for and was in perfect condition. Great seller.
I read this book cover-to-cover while studying for my comprehensive exams. This is a fairly advanced book, and the intended audience appears to be graduate students and researchers. A background in evolutionary biology is necessary to read this book and familiarity with mathematical biology and modeling would be helpful for many chapters.

Each chapter is written by different author(s) and some chapters are good, some are bad, and many are forgettable. The order of the chapters doesn't have much in the way of overt organization, which I found frustrating. In addition, the different chapters cover a very broad range of topics that are only loosely connected in terms of the overall theme of speciation, and I felt that they often didn't meld together well.

I found the earlier chapters on microbial and asexual speciation fascinating and informative. These chapters are definitely worth reading. However, the book then entered a dead zone until chapter 12, when it hit the chapter on speciation in the tropics. Many of the in-between chapters suffered from serious issues in their organization and quality of writing, a couple to the extent that I am amazed that the editors decided to include them in the book. After chapter 12, the remaining chapters were okay, with none standing out one way or the ether.

Overall, I recommend reading chapters 1-5 and 12, and merely skimming the rest if they interest you.