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Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Andrew P. Hendry



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Princeton University Press
09 June 2020
An invaluable guide for students and researchers working at the interface of evolution and ecology Scientists are increasingly realizing that evolution can occur on timescales much shorter than the long lapse of ages that was emphasized by Darwin. In fact, evolutionary change is occurring all around us all the time. This book provides an autho
By:   Andrew P. Hendry
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
ISBN:   9780691204178
ISBN 10:   0691204179
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   09 June 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew P. Hendry is professor in the Department of Biology and the Redpath Museum at McGill University. He is the coeditor of Microevolution: Rate, Pattern, Process and Evolution Illuminated: Salmon and Their Relatives.

Reviews for Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

[A] thought-provoking book. ---Anna Kuparinen, Trends in Ecology and Evolution This book provides a conceptually broad overview of the major themes in this rapidly emerging field of study. . . . [It is] a useful reference for ecologists and evolutionary biologists at diverse career stages. ---Eric P. Palkovacs, Ecology This is an outstanding research textbook, which should also be useful in teaching the highest level undergraduate courses. . . . An excellent, and timely, synthesis of the growing body of work on interactions between ecology and evolution. ---Andrew MacColl, Quarterly Review of Biology An excellent overview. ---Fanie Pelletier, Nature Ecology & Evolution This is a remarkable synthesis of an enormous amount of information on a fundamental topic. --Frederick R. Adler, University of Utah Hendry has written an extraordinary exposition of the foundations of the developing field of eco-evolutionary dynamics. He provides a strong conceptual framework, poses illuminating questions, and gives clear examples of the supporting data. It is a pioneering textbook in this field and a sourcebook for professionals in the art of teaching basic principles. --Harold Mooney, senior fellow, emeritus, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment As pressures on the natural world from human activities continue to increase, what will be the response of species and ecological communities? Is evolution significant for contemporary timescales, and, if so, when and how? How do evolution and ecology interact in today's world? The emerging field of eco-evolutionary dynamics is now unlocking the answers to these important questions. In this book, Andrew Hendry, one of the world's leading experts in the field, develops the conceptual basis, theory, and evidence in this fascinating area of science. --Georgina Mace, University College London This book provides an excellent teaching guide to the interplay of ecological and evolutionary processes in nature. Clearly written, well-organized, and nicely illustrated, it combines an exceptionally broad coverage of the literature with numerous questions for students to address. --Peter Grant, professor emeritus, Princeton University A masterful, comprehensive synthesis treating most of today's hot topics in ecology and evolution from the perspective of how ecology affects evolution and, especially, how evolution affects ecology, often remarkably quickly. Hendry depicts myriad impacts at the population, community, and ecosystem levels with well-chosen examples and elegant models that elucidate even complicated and indirect pathways. Eco-evolutionary Dynamics is the last word on a subject at the leading edge of exciting research in both fields. --Daniel Simberloff, University of Tennessee In the strict sense, 'eco-evolutionary dynamics' refers to feedback between genetic changes in populations and their ecological features such as abundance. Andrew Hendry treats this and much more in an authoritative introduction to a wide range of topics at the interface of evolutionary genetics and population ecology. Everyone interested in evolutionary ecology will find his book highly rewarding. --Douglas J. Futuyma, Stony Brook University, State University of New York This book will be a very influential introduction to the topic of eco-evolutionary dynamics. The coverage is expansive without straying outside the bounds of the field. The writing is clear and the discussion scholarly and impressively well informed. --Nelson Hairston, Jr., Cornell University

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